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Full Story John K. McDonald returns to Cozen O’Connor after serving as the general counsel, corporate secretary, and chief compliance officer of home builder Toll Brothers, Inc for ten years.
Full Story Bracewell LLP represented Crédit Agricole as agent to the revolving debtor-in-posession lenders in the prepackaged Chapter 11 restructuring for McDermott International, Inc.
Full Story Winston & Strawn hires the now former co-chairs of Locke Lord‘s global capital markets practice, Eric Johnson and Michael Blankenship.
Full Story Shearman & Sterling signs a 20-year lease for its longtime Manhattan address and plans to renovate the space over the next three years.
Full Story Blank Rome LLP adds Jose A. Manalo Jr.to the firm’s Los Angeles office as an associate in the Corporate, M&A, and Securities group.
Full Story Jones Day represents Signal Pharmaceuticals, LLC in establishing a patent portfolio related to small molecules for the treatment of cancer.
Full Story Greenberg Traurig has advised Madison International Realty, a real estate private equity firm, on the preliminary agreement regarding the acquisition of a 46.5% stake in European Logistics Investment from majority owner Redefine Properties Limited.
Full Story Hogan Lovells successfully represents U.S. Grains Council, as well as leading agriculture industry companies, in their challenge to a claim that Peruvian corn producers were being injured by U.S. corn exports to Peru.
Full Story Proskauer advised G Square Healthcare Private Equity, an investor focused on European mid-cap healthcare companies, on its G Square Capital Partners III €500m fundraise.
Full Story Jones Day represents Infinity Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in establishing a global patent portfolio related to IPI-549, a small molecule selective inhibitor of phosphoinositide-3-kinase gamma (PI3K-gamma) for the treatment of cancer.
Full Story Jones Day represents Hope Pharmaceuticals in establishing a global patent portfolio related to highly purified forms of sodium nitrite and sodium thiosulfate relating to its FDA-approved cyanide antidote NITHIODOTE®.
Full Story Vinson & Elkins is advising Ellington Financial Inc. in an underwritten public offering of 4,600,000 shares of common stock at $18.29 per share.
Full Story Jones Day represents PTC Therapeutics, Inc. in the establishment of a global patent portfolio related to nonsense mutation suppressor TRANSLARNA® for the treatment of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and alternative splicing compounds for the treatment of Spinal Muscular Atrophy.
Full Story Hogan Lovells advises a consortium of of WTE Wassertechnik GmbH and International Financial Advisors Holding K.P.S.C on the Umm Al-Hayman wastewater project in Kuwait.
Full Story Blank Rome LLP welcomes Real Estate Lawyer Christopher P. Miskolczi as an associate in their New York Office.
Full Story Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP welcomes Cornelia Thaler to their Real Estate Practice.
Full Story Michael Best welcomes back Amy Kiiskila as a partner in the firm's Waukesha
Full Story Business Litigator Aaron Brogdon joins the Columbus Office of Frost Brown Todd
Full Story Thompson Hine LLP announces nine new partners across four of the firm's offices in practice areas including Business Litigation, Business Restructuring, Creditors’ Rights & Bankruptcy, Commercial & Public Finance, Corporate Transactions & Securities, Government Contracts, Privacy & Cybersecurity and Real Estate.
Full Story Debevoise & Plimpton LLP welcomes Marc Ponchione to their Washington, D.C. office as a partner in the Investment Management Group.
Full Story Matthew A. Tenerowicz has succeeded Hewitt B. Shaw as the Cleveland office managing partner at BakerHostetler.
Full Story Environmental attorney Corinne Snow has returned to Vinson & Elkins after serving as Counsel and Chief of Staff for the U.S. Department of Justice’s Environment and Natural Resources Division.
Full Story Crowell & Moring LLP filed an amicus brief on behalf of the American Bar Association in the U.S. Supreme Court in Louis Taylor v. County of Pima; City of Tucson (No. 19-756). The brief supports the ABA’s promotion of measures to avoid or redress wrongful convictions.
Full Story Hogan Lovells advises Personio on a USD 75 million Series-C financing round led by international venture capital investor Accel.
Full Story Stinson LLP welcomes partners Tessa Trelz and David Jennings to its St. Louis Corporate Finance division. In Kansas City, Stinson welcomes partner David J. Kim and attorney Michael Grigsby.
Full Story Vinson & Elkins represented Credit Suisse Securities (Europe) Limited, J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, J.P. Morgan Securities plc, Barclays Bank PLC, Barclays Capital Inc., BNP Paribas, Citigroup Global Markets Limited, Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, Deutsche Bank AG, London Branch, Goldman Sachs International, ING Bank N.V., London Branch, Morgan Stanley & Co. International plc, Nomura International plc, RBC Capital Markets, LLC, RBC Europe Limited, and Société Générale, as joint bo
Full Story Cleary Gottlieb represented the underwriters, led by Citigroup Global Markets Inc., in Citigroup Inc.'s registered offering of $2.25 billion of 2.666% fixed-rate/floating-rate callable senior notes due 2031.
Full Story Simpson Thacher is representing a global investor consortium led by funds managed by Stone Point Capital and Further Global in the proposed acquisition of Duff & Phelps for $4.2 billion.
Full Story Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton promotes Byron Chin, Nesli Doran-Civan, and Kenneth Shurtz to counsel, effective January 1, 2020.
Full Story White & Case LLP advises Zadig & Voltaire and its majority shareholder Thierry Gillier on the sale of a stake to Peninsula Holding, a European Private Equity investment management firm.
Full Story Latham & Watkins hires Meghan Cocci as a partner in the Corporate Department and member of the Real Estate Practice, resident in the New York office. She will serve as a Global Co-Chair of the firm’s Hospitality, Gaming & Leisure Industry Group.
Full Story In Atlanta, the firms Alston & Bird; Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton; Boyd Collar Nolen Tuggle & Roddenbery; and Merchant & Gould have announced a total of 13 new partners.
Full Story Craig S. Hudson has been promoted to the position of Assistant Director of the Professional Liability Department at Marshall Dennehey.
Full Story K&L Gates LLP announces that Yasho Lahiri is joining them as an asset management and investment funds partner in the New York office.
Full Story Baker Botts L.L.P. has relocated its Washington, DC office and is now the anchor tenant at 700 K Street at Anthem Row.
Full Story Williams & Connolly LLP welcomes partners David I. Berl, Jessamyn S. Berniker, and Kevin Hardy as Co-Chairs of the firm’s Patent Litigation practice.
Full Story Real estate attorney Catherine L. Sjoberg has joined the office of Stoel Rives LLP in Minneapolis as a partner.
Full Story Debevoise & Plimpton LLP welcomes Avi Gesser to the firm’s New York office as a partner in the Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Group and the White Collar & Regulatory Defense Group.
Full Story Veteran Tax Lobbyist Tim Urban has joined the Policy Resolution Group (PRG) at the Washington, DC office of Bracewell LLP.
Full Story Faegre Baker Daniels has announced that Bianca Eddy will be joining their nationally ranked product liability group as an associate in the firm's downtown Indianapolis office.
Full Story K&L Gates LLP has announced that Steven M. Olenick will join their New York office as a corporate partner.
Full Story Dana Anagnostou has been elected co-managing partner of the Paris office of Kramer Levin. Anagnostou is a solicitor in England and Wales and a member of the New York and Paris bars.
Full Story K&L Gates LLP has announced that Steven M. Olenick will be joining their New York office as a corporate partner.
Full Story Dickinson Wright has named John Desmond and Scott Knapp as Co-Division Directors for the firm's Litigation practice.
Full Story Thompson Coburn has announced that labor and employment attorney David Deterding has joined their St. Louis office as a partner.
Full Story Ropes & Gray welcomes Rachel Y. Meagher to its private client group in the firm's Boston office.
Full Story Barclay Damon has announced that associates Andrew Carroll and Mary Connolly have joined the law firm in their Buffalo and Albany offices, respectively.
Full Story Milbank LLP advised the initial purchasers in the $350 million offering of 5.500% senior notes due 2027 by GeoPark Limited and guaranteed by GeoPark Chile SpA and GeoPark Colombia S.L.U.
Full Story Goldberg Segalla adds partner Brian J. Kromke to the firm’s Workers’ Compensation group in Raleigh.
Full Story Kirkland & Ellis advised Duff & Phelps on its agreement to be acquired by a global investor consortium led by funds managed by Stone Point Capital and Further Global for $4.2 billion.
Full Story Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan hires Dennis Hranitzky from Dechert as head of its newly launched Sovereign Disputes Group.
Full Story Simpson Thacher recently represented Weigao Holding Company Limited, in its capacity as guarantor, and Sure First Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Weigao Holding, on the issue of US$150 million 2% Secured Guaranteed Exchangeable Bonds due 2025.
Full Story Hogan Lovells has advised Vexcel Imaging, Inc. in an agreement to acquire assets from data analytics provider Verisk.
Full Story Baker McKenzie advised UBS in all legal, regulatory and competition law aspects of its sale of a 51.2% stake in UBS Fondcenter, , its B2B fund distribution platform, to Clearstream.
Full Story Foley Hoag LLP represents Energetic Insurance in its $2.7M seed investment led by Congruent Ventures, with participation from Clocktower Ventures and Powerhouse Ventures.
Full Story Kirkland & Ellis advised Ares Management Corporation in its acquisition of a controlling interest in SSG Capital Management.
Full Story Paul, Weiss secured the dismissal of a putative securities class action brought against Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson and various Ericsson executives relating to Ericsson’s accounting for various long-term service contracts.
Full Story Baker McKenzie and Esin Attorney Partnership advised IC İÇTAŞ İnşaat Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş. on the sale of 51% of its interest in ICA IC İÇTAŞ ASTALDI Üçüncü Boğaz Köprüsü ve Kuzey Marmara Otoyolu Yatırım ve İşletme A.Ş. to a consortium of Chinese investors. The consortium is composed of China Merchants Expressway Network & Technology Holdings Co., Limited; China Merchants Union (BVI) Limited; Jiangsu Expressway Company Limited; Zhejiang Expressway Co. Limited; Anhui Expressway Company Limited;
Full Story Baker McKenzie advises Carnegie in connection with Speqta's approximately SEK 125.0 million directed new share issue of 17,605,633 shares.
Full Story Dentons advised Erste Group Bank AG and mBank S.A. on a PLN multimillion refinancing of the acquisition of Polish solar projects with a capacity of 46 MW granted to a project company controlled by a fund managed by Aberdeen Standard Investments.
Full Story Reed Smith partner Daniel Winterfeldt has been named Honorary Queen’s Counsel (QC Honoris Causa or Honorary QC).
Full Story Sidley represents private equity firm TPG Capital in its investment in Kelsey-Seybold.
Full Story Baker McKenzie has participated on a pro bono basis on the Open Solar Contracts Initiative, a project initiated by the Terrawatt Initiative (TWI) and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in 2016 to accelerate the deployment of solar power worldwide.
Full Story Baker McKenzie advises Carnegie, Nordea and Swedbank in connection with online games developer Stillfront AB's SEK 1,3 billion directed new share issues.
Full Story Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) advised Astra Group, Inc. (Astra), a leading provider of general contracting and related construction services throughout the Southeast, in its sale to Equix, Inc. (Equix), a provider of professional, technical and construction services across North America.
Full Story Faegre Baker Daniels has announced that Bianca Eddy will be joining their nationally ranked product liability group as an associate in the firm's downtown Indianapolis office.
Full Story Duane Morris LLP welcomes Phillip M. Hudson III as a partner in their Miami office's Trial Practice Group.
Full Story Duane Morris LLP has added N. Gordon Knox as a partner in the firm’s Real Estate Practice Group in its Baltimore office.
Full Story Schiff Hardin has brought in Susan Welsh as a partner in the leveraged finance group in Chicago and Steven Wilamowsky in the firm's restructuring group in New York City.
Full Story Financial services lawyer Donald Waack has left Mayer Brown and joined Morgan Lewis as a partner resident in Washington DC.
Full Story Kirkland & Ellis represented Ares Capital Corporation in its underwritten public offering of $750 million in aggregate principal amount of 3.250% notes due 2025.
Full Story Alicia Caridi-Smith, shareholder in the Tampa office of Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin will join the Board of Directors of the International Amusement & Leisure Defense Association (IALDA). She will also serve as chairperson of finance for the organization.
Full Story Latham & Watkins LLP adds Adam Perlman to the firm’s Washington, D.C. office as a partner in the Litigation & Trial Department and Intellectual Property Litigation Practice.
Full Story Dentons promotes Ezra Makori and Peter Okaalet Jr. to partner.
Full Story Sidley represented Ambrx, a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company, in its collaboration with Sino Biopharma to develop two products enabled by Ambrx’s proprietary non-natural amino acid incorporation technology platforms.
Full Story Husch Blackwell expands its health care practice with the hiring of eight lawyers from Godfrey & Kahn and four from Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren.
Full Story Hogan Lovells has partnered with mental health and wellbeing platform, Unmind, to support its workers in the workplace and prevent poor mental health.
Full Story Dentons recruits Risteard de Paor and Ignacio Corujo as partners in Madrid.
Full Story O'Melveny represents Guotai Junan Capital Limited as sole sponsor, Guotai Junan Securities Limited as main underwriter, and other underwriters in the approximately US$65 million initial public offering and H share listing of Zhongguancun Science-Tech Leasing Co., Ltd. on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. In addition, should the over-allotment option in this listing be exercised in full, the total projected offering size is expected to be approximately US$75 million.
Full Story Latham & Watkins LLP adds Adam Perlman to the firm’s Washington, D.C. office as a partner in the Litigation & Trial Department and Intellectual Property Litigation Practice.
Full Story Martin D. Werner a partner in the Toledo, Ohio office of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP has joined the firm's national Management Committee.
Full Story Attorney Stephen M. Cramarosso has joined Taft's Chicago office. Cramarosso's background is in business and finance.
Full Story Marshall Dennehey has relocated its Westchester, NY office to 287 Bowman Avenue, Suite 404, Purchase, NY, 10577. All fax and telephone numbers remain the same.
Full Story Wayne Risoli is the new chairman emeritus of Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Aughtry and Larry Campagna has become the new Managing Shareholder of the midsize firm.
Full Story Mary Koks is the new Houston managing shareholder for Munsch Hardt Kopf & Karr. John Goodgame took over as the partner-in-charge of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld‘s Houston office.
Full Story Duane Morris and Satterlee Stephens, a 65-attorney NY Law firm will merge by February 1, 2020.
Full Story After losing his battle with ALS, popular Houston-area criminal defense attorney Steven Rocket Rosen has died at 64.
Full Story Rimon has brought on partners from Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, Herbert Smith Freehills, and Baker McKenzie to open up shop in Dubai, Berlin and Sydney.
Full Story Global law firm White & Case LLP has advised GSO Capital Partners and its affiliates on Advent International's £4 billion acquisition of leading global technology
Full Story Kirkland & Ellis represented FTV Capital, a sector-focused growth equity investment firm, in its growth equity investment in Security Compass, an enterprise DevSecOps software solutions provider.
Full Story Kirkland & Ellis represented Kayne Anderson Real Estate, an investment firm focused on alternative real estate asset classes, on the sale of a passive minority interest in its business to Goldman Sachs Asset Management’s AIMS Petershill program.
Full Story Lathrop Gage welcomes Justin W. Whitney to the firm’s Overland Park, Kansas, office as an Associate. Whitney previously worked with Lathrop Gage, July 2016 – Jan. 2019, and rejoins the firm’s Wealth Strategies team.
Full Story Kirkland & Ellis advised American Securities LLC, a leading U.S. private equity firm, on its acquisition of United PF Holdings, LLC from JLM Financial and Eagle Merchant Partners.
Full Story Kirkland & Ellis LLP relocates its Los Angeles offices to two new locations this month.
Full Story Kirkland & Ellis LLP advises Accenture on its acquisition of Symantec’s Cyber Security Services business from Broadcom, Inc.
Full Story Hogan Lovells teams with Elevate to open a new center in Phoenix focused on document review services.
Full Story Duane Morris and Satterlee Stephens, a 65-attorney New York firm, will merge on February 1.
Full Story Crowell & Moring establishes a state attorneys general practice group, pushing back against states that have become more aggressive in using their oversight, investigative and enforcement powers.
Full Story Kirkland & Ellis advises New Mountain Capital, a growth-oriented investment firm, on its partnership with Classic Collision, Inc., an Atlanta-based leading multi-site operator of 34 collision repair facilities in the Southeastern US.
Full Story Lathrop Gage promotes three attorneys to partner: Ally Cunningham, Gizie D. Hirsh and Judith Stone-Hulslander, Ph.D.
Full Story Simpson Thacher represented Lincoln Financing Holdings Pte. Limited (“Lincoln”) and its affiliates in connection with a €500 million offering of additional 3.625% Senior Secured Notes by Lincoln Financing S.à r.l. (“Issuer”).
Full Story Davis Polk is advising Clarivate Analytics plc in its $950 million acquisition of Decision Resources Group from Piramal Enterprises Limited.
Full Story Holland & Knight advises a consortium of equity investors including APG, MEAG, and Clal Insurance Company, along with other U.S. institutional investors, in its acquisition of 100 percent of Astoria Energy I and a 55 percent interest in Astoria Energy II.
Full Story K&L Gates has advised Acciona, a sustainable infrastructure and renewable energy projects solutions provider, on the development of the AUD511 million East Rockingham Resource Recovery Facility.
Full Story White & Case LLP has advised GSO Capital Partners and its affiliates on a three-tier financing package to support Advent International's approximately £4 billion acquisition of leading global technology and services innovator Cobham plc.
Full Story Simpson Thacher represents Mr. Cooper Group Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiary Nationstar Mortgage Holdings Inc. in connection with the Rule 144A / Regulation S offering by the Issuer of $600 million aggregate principal amount of its 6% Senior Notes due 2027.
Full Story O’Melveny represents Kayne Partners, the growth equity group of Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors, L.P., in a Series A investment in Spatial Networks, the creator of geospatial data collection and analysis too Fulcrum.
Full Story Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP successfully represents AmEx in an antitrust suit brought by two putative classes of merchant plaintiffs.
Full Story Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck's Denver office adds shareholders Jason Moore and Janae Magee to the firm's Energy & Natural Resources Department and its Real Estate Department, respectively. The office also adds associate Justin Bubenik.
Full Story Fenwick & West is representing Autolist, a car shopping platform, in its sale to CarGurus, a global automotive marketplace.
Full Story Greenberg Traurig advises private equity investor Commodus on the purchase of an office complex on the former AEG site near Brunnenstraße in the centre of Berlin.
Full Story Jones Day advises Global Oryx Company Limited, a subsidiary of the Abdul Latif Jameel Companies, in Joby Aviation's Series C funding round. Joby Aviation is a California-based electric aircraft manufacturer.
Full Story Foley Hoag LLP announced associates Mark Finsterwald, Zachary Gerson and Diana Tsutieva have been promoted to counsel, all effective January 1, 2020.
Full Story Perkins Coie announced Sarah E. Flotte has joined the firm’s Chicago office as a partner in the Labor & Employment practice.
Full Story Akin Gump announced John Goodgame has been named partner in charge of the firm’s Houston office.
Full Story Baker Donelson has added 19 new associates across the Firm.
Full Story Wilson Elser has promoted 25 of counsel and associates to partner, effective January 1, 2020.
Full Story Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP announced Brian Gilchrist and Elaine Chen will join the firm’s Hong Kong office.
Full Story Baker & Hostetler creates a new Digital Assets and Data Management group.
Full Story Sidley represented Ambrx Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, in its collaboration with Sino Biopharma, to develop two products enabled by Ambrx’s unique non-natural amino acid incorporation technology platforms.
Full Story Greenberg Traurig, P.A. shareholder Lauren R. Whetstone has been appointed to the Palm Beach County Criminal Justice Commission (CJC).
Full Story Reed Smith opens an office in Brussels with five corporate partners, one EU regulatory counsel and two international trade associates from five international law firms. The five partners include Christian Filippitsch, Geert Goeteyn, A, Yves Melin, and Isabelle Rahman.
Full Story Irell & Manella LLP obtains an addition $102 million in damages for United Services Automobile Association (USAA) against Wells Fargo relating to two patents for mobile remote deposit capture technology.
Full Story Fenwick & West represented SCI Solutions, Inc., a SaaS-based scheduling and patient access solutions provider, in its acquisition by R1 RCM Inc. (NASDAQ: RCM) for $190 million plus a $10 million earnout.
Full Story DLA Piper advises Visa on its US$5.3 billion acquisition of San Francisco-based fintech company Plaid.
Full Story Crowell & Moring launches its State Attorneys General Enforcement and Investigations practice with the addition of Clayton Friedman and Michael Yaghi as partners and members.
Full Story Latham & Watkins LLP advises Teladoc Health, Inc., a virtual care provider, in its definitive agreement to acquire InTouch Health.
Full Story Kristin Hughes has joined Miller Canfield in the law firm's Personal Services Group in its office in Troy, Michigan.
Full Story Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP announced W. Collins Brown to the firm’s Atlanta office. Mr. Brown is a partner in SGR’s Tax Practice with a focus in wealth and estate planning for businesses and individuals.
Full Story Irell & Manella LLP has selected Kyle Kawakami as the new managing partner of the firm’s Newport Beach office.
Full Story Foley & Lardner LLP announces Justin Uhlemann has joined the firm as a partner and member of its Litigation Department and Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice Group. He will be based in the firm’s Miami office.
Full Story Polsinelli announced today the addition of four new attorneys in its Los Angeles office.
Full Story Michele R. Punturi has been named Director of the Workers’ Compensation Department and has been elected to the firm’s Board of Directors, effective January 1, 2020.
Full Story Ropes & Gray announced today the promotion of six attorneys to counsel. Their experience spans private equity, finance, asset management, real estate, tax and estate planning.
Full Story Baker Botts has hired a corporate partner from CMS to its London office.
Full Story Greenberg Traurig, P.A. has expanded its Miami office Litigation Practice and Corporate Practice with the addition of attorneys Humberto H. Ocariz and Jennifer D. Newton.
Full Story Two former prosecutors who held senior U.S. Justice Department roles have moved to Kaplan, Hecker & Fink, the latest hires by a boutique founded by veteran Big Law litigators.
Full Story Richard Ovelmen of the firm Carlton Fields passed away. He was an outstanding appellate attorney and a trusted advocate for clients.
Full Story ovington represented Elanco Animal Health in connection with an agreement with Dechra Pharmaceuticals to divest Osurnia® for $135 million in an all-cash deal. Covington also represented Elanco in an agreement to divest the U.S. rights and related assets for Capstar® to PetIQ, Inc., for $95 million in an all-cash deal.
Full Story Cadwalader has expanded its transatlantic white collar defense and investigations practice with the addition of two market-leading London partners, Mark Beardsworth and Kevin Roberts.
Full Story Ballard Spahr represented Greystone in the acquisition fo Dallas-based C-III Asset Management LLC.
Full Story Bass, Berry & Sims is pleased to welcome three new associates in the firm’s Nashville office – Brett Good, James R. Litzow and Briana Sprick Schuster.
Full Story Barclay Damon announces business trial attorney Lauren Wachtler to the firm’s New York office. She joins the firm as a partner and member of the Commercial Litigation Practice Area.
Full Story Porter Wright welcomed Yuanyou (Sunny) Yang to the firm's Pittsburgh office.
Full Story Judy Selby has joined the U.S law firm of Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP as a partner in the Global Insurance Services Practice Group in the New York office.
Full Story Bond, Schoeneck & King announced effective January 1, 2020, nine attorneys have been elected as partners of the firm.
Full Story Ropes & Gray advised Siguler Guff on Small Buyout Opportunities Fund IV, which close on Jan. 14 at $1.575 billion.
Full Story Hogan Lovells has advised Gilead Sciences, Inc. in its technology license agreement with Xencor, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing engineered monoclonal antibodies for the treatment of cancer, autoimmune disease, asthma and allergic diseases.
Full Story Willkie promotes corporate insurance lawyer Kirsty Maclean and antitrust and competition lawyer Rahul Saha, both based in the firm’s London office, to partners, effective January 1, 2020.
Full Story Baker McKenzie has elected 34 new partners and 4 counsel in North America, effective January 1, 2020
Full Story Fenwick & West is representing Packet, a bare metal automation platform, in its definitive agreement to be acquired by Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), a global interconnection and data center company.
Full Story Fenwick & West represented DrChrono Inc., a medical practice management software company, in its $20 million growth capital round from ORIX Growth Capital.
Full Story Dentons adds Dr. Thomas Nebelin to its Litigation and Disputes practice in its Dusseldorf office as a partner.
Full Story Norton Rose Fulbright advised the lenders, DBS Bank Ltd, Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited Jakarta Branch, Lembaga Pembiayaan Ekspor Indonesia (Indoexim), Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Limited, PT Bank OCBC NISP Tbk, BNP Paribas and The Export-Import Bank of China (CEXIM), on US$565 million in term and working capital facilities for PT Well Harvest Winning Refinery.
Full Story Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP elects 13 new partners, effective Feb. 1, 2020.
Full Story Goldberg Segalla added associate Giuseppe A. Finelli to the firm’s Workers’ Compensation group in Garden City. Giuseppe was previously an attorney awaiting admission at Goldberg Segalla.
Full Story Mexico City and New York offices of Hogan Lovells advised Banco Santander on a US$110m master receivables factoring agreement with Vitro, SAB de CV and certain subsidiaries.
Full Story Snell & Wilmer announced Christina LaBarge, Justin F. Mello and David Rao have joined the firm’s California offices as associates.
Full Story Cushman & Wakefield worked with a Colliers International duo to close the $12.35 million sale of a West Palm Beach office park.
Full Story Reed Smith announced that its Entertainment & Media and Global Corporate teams advised Concord Music Group, in connection with its purchase of a majority ownership interest in Pulse Music Group.
Full Story Deborah Ruffins is the latest executive hire in a corner of the industry that has seen plenty of churn in recent years.
Full Story Steptoe & Johnson LLP announced Ashwin J. Ram has joined the firm's White-Collar Criminal Defense practice as a partner.
Full Story Barclay Damon announces, effective January 1, 2020, Melissa Bennett, Liz Cominolli, Carolyn Marcotte Crowley, Zach Forward, Danielle Mettler-LaFeir, Colm Ryan, and Ekin Senlet, all previous counsel, have been elected to the law firm’s partnership.
Full Story Cravath represented JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as administrative agent and lead arranger, in connection with Thomson Reuters Corporation's $1.8 billion revolving credit facility.
Full Story Lewis Brisbois welcomes Allen Sattler to its Orange County office as a partner in the Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice. Sattler joins from Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP.
Full Story Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP is representing Brookfield Renewable Partners L.P. on its non‑binding, all‑share proposal to acquire the outstanding Class A common shares of TerraForm Power, Inc., other than the 62% owned by Brookfield Renewable and its affiliates.
Full Story Pillsbury has advised the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers and the Association of Global Automakers on their merger to combine and re-launch as the newly formed Alliance for Automotive Innovation.
Full Story Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP obtains a dismissal of class action securities fraud claims against three former Anadarko Petroleum Corporation executives and the company itself before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
Full Story Cleary Gottlieb represents Global Healthcare Exchange in its acquisition of Lumere.
Full Story Simpson Thacher is representing funds affiliated with Goldman Sachs’ Merchant Banking Division in the committed debt financing for their proposed acquisition of Aptos, Inc. from Apax Partners.
Full Story Sidley Austin LLP helps obtain a US$141.7 million arbitration award for Kemper Corporate Services, Inc. against Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC).
Full Story Hogan Lovells successfully protects Espíritu Santo Holdings, LP.'s multibillion-dollar interests in Mexican taxi meter business before the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit Court.
Full Story Barnes & Thornburg LLP has elected its new Management Committee for 2019-2020. The committee officers will be firm managing partner and chair Robert T. Grand, vice chair Mark E. Rust and secretary Connie A. Lahn.
Full Story Barnes & Thornburg has added Patrick Gallagher as a partner in the Intellectual Property Department in Minneapolis.
Full Story Brown Rudnick LLP adds Ravi Nayer as a partner in the firm’s litigation and arbitration practice in London from Pinsent Masons.
Full Story Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP is pleased to announce that the following lawyers have been named Partners of the firm, effective January 1, 2020.
Full Story K&L Gates LLP has added Robert M. Smith as a partner in its environment, land and natural resources practice. He joins the firm from Plauché & Carr LLP.
Full Story Ogletree Deakins announced that the firm has named Lisa Ellis-James as its Chief Operating Officer. Ellis-James, who will be based in Ogletree Deakins’ Greenville administrative office.
Full Story Armstrong Teasdale announced it was adding five lawyers and five professional staffers across four of its offices, including a pair of partners who ran their own Las Vegas boutique together and a small firm partner in New York.
Full Story Blank Rome LLP announced Sophia Lee will serve as Blank Rome’s Firm-wide Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer and Christopher A. Lewis will transition to an emeritus role, effective January 1, 2020.
Full Story The chief legal officer of Google’s parent company, Alphabet, announced Friday that he will retire at the end of the month.
Full Story Sheppard Mullin’s Corporate practice has been busy closing a variety of deals and transactions representing Samsung Venture Investment Corp, Santa Monica Fertility Center, Youngevity, Inc, and OncoCyte Corporation.
Full Story Paul Mezzina has rejoined King & Spalding after clerking for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch.
Full Story Atrium is letting go of the lawyers and staff who provide direct services to clients and shutting down that part of its operation.
Full Story elson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP announced today that two attorneys have joined the technology, outsourcing, procurement, and privacy team in Nashville. Leslie Green joins as of counsel, and Wesley McCulloch joins as an associate.
Full Story Perkins Coie announced Deborah Ruffins has joined the firm as chief marketing officer, responsible for leading all marketing and business development functions and initiatives.
Full Story arlton Fields announced that nationally renowned labor and employment lawyer Rae T. Vann has joined the firm as a shareholder in Washington, D.C.
Full Story Renee Cipriano has joined Thompson Coburn as a partner. Renee is the former director of the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency.
Full Story Dinsmore & Shohl LLP announced George H. Vincent has been reelected to a fifth term as chairman and managing partner.
Full Story CVR Energy, Inc. announced the pricing of its private placement of $1.0 billion in aggregate principal amount of senior unsecured notes.
Full Story Fisher Phillips is excited to announce its launch of an office in Nashville, Tennessee.
Full Story Fisher Phillips announced the addition of Alex Desrosiers as an associate in the firm’s Orlando office.
Full Story Jessica Mickelsen Simon has joined Ballard Spahr in the firm’s Los Angeles office. She has 15 years of experience working with clients on litigation and bankruptcy matters.
Full Story Hogan Lovells advised Synopsys, Inc. on the acquisition of IP assets from eSilicon Corporation, a provider of FinFET ASICs, market-specific IP platforms and advanced 2.5D packaging solutions. The transaction closed today.
Full Story Kirkland & Ellis LLP advised by Apax Partners on the sale of Aptos, Inc. to funds affiliated with the Merchant Banking Division of Goldman Sachs.
Full Story Global law firm Goodwin today announced Christina Lewis will join the firm’s Employment practice as a partner in the Boston office.
Full Story Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner represented Royal Bank of Canada in a new $60 million credit facility for CBAM Holdings LLC and CBAM Partners LLC.
Full Story DLA Piper announces several recent changes to the firm's US Corporate practice sub-group and regional leadership. They include: naming Drew Baldinger as vice-chair of Mergers and Acqusitions, Itai Nevo as chair of Corporate and Securities in Boston, Joseph Silver as co-chair of Private Equity, Jenifer Smith as co-chair of Emerging Growth and Venture Capital, and Gerry Williams as chair of Corporate and Securities in Georgia.
Full Story Paul Hastings LLP adds Shaun Wu to the firm's Investigations and White Collar Defense practice as a partner in Asia.
Full Story Milbank advises the existing majority shareholder of SHL Medical ("SHL") on its agreement with EQT VIII Fund ("EQT") to sell a minority stake in itself to EQT.
Full Story Antonia Croke, a London partner of Hogan Lovells, has relocated to join the firm's Litigation, Arbitration, and Employment (LAE) practice group in Hong Kong.
Full Story Norton Rose Fulbright adds Sarah Fitzpatrick to the firm’s London office as head of planning. She will also be a partner in its real estate team, pending S.R.A. approval.
Full Story Dentons and Simpson Thacher advised Round Hill Capital and Blackstone Tactical Opportunities on the sale of a €1.3 billion residential real estate portfolio in the Czech Republic to Swedish real estate company Heimstaden Bostad AB.
Full Story Hogan Lovells advises MorphoSys on its collaboration and licensing agreement with Incyte Corporation to develop and commercialize the blood cancer drug Tafasitamab.
Full Story Baker McKenzie advised steel group SCHMOLZ+BICKENBACH on its recapitalization through a CHF 325 million equity capital raise against the issuance of 1,083,333,333 new registered shares.
Full Story Porter Wright welcomes Garrett R. Marshall as a staff attorney in the firm's Columbus office. Garrett works in the Litigation Department and focuses his practice on e-discovery.
Full Story Goldberg Segalla welcomes Chanya K. Sainvilus to the firm’s Workers’ Compensation group in Garden City as an associate. Chanya was a judicial fellow for the Hon. Doris Ling-Cohan in New York Supreme Court and earned her juris doctor from Hofstra University.
Full Story The Google parent company notified the Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday that Drummond is retiring, effective Jan. 31, 2020.
Full Story Hogan Lovells announces that Jorge Diaz-Silveira has been named Office Managing Partner for the firm's Miami office effective 1 January 2020.
Full Story Hogan Lovells announced that Natalia Gulyaeva has been named Office Managing Partner for the firm's Moscow office effective 1 January 2020.
Full Story Hogan Lovells announces today it has made a series of planned changes to some of its office and practice area leadership positions.
Full Story Hogan Lovells announces that Ivan Zapien has been named the Practice Area Leader for our Government Relations and Public Affairs practice.
Full Story Hogan Lovells announces that Michael DeLarco has been named Office Managing Partner and Lisa Fried has been named Office Administrative Partner for the firm's New York office effective 1 January 2020.
Full Story Hogan Lovells is pleased to announce Dan Norris as the new global Real Estate practice area leader effective 1 January 2020.
Full Story Burr & Forman LLP announces the recent addition of Mobile-based associate Roger Varner, Jr. and Nashville-based attorney Jordan Puryear. Varner joins the Torts, Trial and Insurance group and Puryear joins the Lending practice group.
Full Story Kimbell Royalty Partners announced that it has agreed to acquire the mineral and royalty interests held by Dallas-based Springbok Energy Partners, LLC and Springbok Energy Partners II, LLC at approximately $175 million, subject to purchase price adjustments.
Full Story Bradley is announces Elizabeth M. Boone has joined the firm’s Jackson office as a partner in the Corporate and Securities Practice Group.
Full Story Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner today announced that St. Louis Partner Steve Baumer has formally assumed the duties of co-chair of the firm.
Full Story Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner today announced that Walter Jones Jr. has joined as senior counsel in the Litigation and Internal Investigations Practice Groups. Jones will reside in the Chicago office.
Full Story Sidley advised Nurix Therapeutics, Inc. in its collaboration with Sanofi to discover, develop and commercialize a pipeline of innovative targeted protein degradation drugs for patients with challenging diseases in multiple therapeutic areas.
Full Story Greenberg Traurig, LLP adds corporate attorney John Holland as a shareholder in its Dallas office. Holland joins the firm from Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP.
Full Story Greenberg Traurig, LLP adds shareholder Smith W. Davis, a former counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee and its Crime Subcommittee, to its Government Law & Policy Practice in its D.C. office.
Full Story Munger, Tolles & Olson represented Santa Anita Racetrack in an investigation following several equine fatalities at the venue. The investigation found no evidence of misconduct.
Full Story Phelps Dunbar counsel Bob Nicholas Jr. passed away Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020.
Full Story Akin Gump successfully represented the nonprofit advocacy organization Oceana in a lawsuit against the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)over its continued delay in implementing strict limits on the number of whales, sea turtles and dolphins that can be killed in the California-based swordfish drift gillnet fishery.
Full Story Schiff Hardin won an appeal for Fresenius Kabi USA LLC, in a patent-infringement suit filed by Hospira Inc., showing a formulation patent claim is invalid and helping generics further develop the “inherent obviousness” case law. The victory follows failed efforts of prior litigants and two law firms who had challenged the same claim.
Full Story Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP represented American Paper & Plastics in its acquisition by Imperial Dade.
Full Story Norton Rose Fulbright advised Anglo American Marketing Limited (UK), one of the world’s largest mining companies, and Kimura Capital LLP, a UK based investment manager specialising in the global commodity trade finance, on the US$45 million offtake-linked financing to Chilean mining company Minera Tres Valles SpA.
Full Story Goldberg Segalla adds new associate Thomas R. Grenke to the firm’s Retail and Hospitality group in Buffalo. Thomas joined Goldberg Segalla as a law clerk in January 2018.
Full Story Proskauer advises APG Real Estate, the real estate team of APG Asset Management N.V. on its investment in two joint ventures in the hotel sector: City ID and Harrington Hall Hotel.
Full Story Hogan Lovells names Maria Durant Office Managing Partner and Greg Noonan Office Administrative Partner for the firm's Boston office, effective 1 January 2020.
Full Story K&L Gates LLP has added David C. Owen as of counsel in its asset management and investment funds practice. Owen joins K&L Gates from Allianz Global Investors, where he served as a managing director in various roles, including chief legal officer and global head of compliance and regulatory affairs.
Full Story Richard Perr said his clients will benefit from having a firm with 11 offices across the United States.
Full Story The international law firm Sullivan & Worcester LLP today announced that three associates and one counsel have been promoted to partner.
Full Story Goldberg Segalla added associate Andrew J. Creary to the firm’s Workers’ Compensation group in Rochester.
Full Story Share Baker McKenzie acted as lead legal adviser to private equity firm Rhône Capital and its affiliated portfolio company, Wellbore Integrity Solutions.
Full Story Sunnova Energy International Inc. closed a private placement of $55 million aggregate principal amount of Sunnova’s new 7.75% convertible senior notes.
Full Story After 15 yearss with Schulte Roth, Omoz Osayimwese said he was drawn to Dechert by its global network of attorneys.
Full Story Colin Bumby has moved to Kramer Levin in New York after less than a year at McGuireWoods, attracted to his new firm’s private equity client base and its entrepreneurial drive.
Full Story First elected in 2015, Madeline Singas was sworn in for her second term on January 2, 2020.
Full Story Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz reorganized the office, creating a unit focused on reexamining cases for potential wrongful convictions and another dedicated to community safety. She also made two changes to plea policy.
Full Story Antoine Druetz joins from Koan Law Firm, where he led the non-profit and trade associations group. He brings along two associates.
Full Story Nexsen Pruet announces Kyle Brannon, Justin Hoyle, Melissa Fried Spence and Mike Scott of the firm's Columbia and Charleston offices are Members effective January 1, 2020.
Full Story Frankfurt partner Bianca Engelmann international law firm Hogan Lovells has advised UniCredit and the other involved banks LBBW and OLB on the financing of the acquisition of German flat roof specialist alwitra by French investment company Naxicap Partners.
Full Story Dan Altchek has joined Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr as a partner in the firm’s Labor and Employment Practice. He is resident in both the Baltimore and New York City offices.
Full Story Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney announces that Randy P. Vulakovich, previously the firm’s chief administrative officer, is returning to the government relations group as senior principal.
Full Story Daniel Dehghanian and Jörg Schickert international law firm Hogan Lovells has advised Barcelona-based, global pharmaceutical company ESTEVE on its acquisition of German pharmaceutical company Riemser Pharma GmbH from private investment house Ardian.
Full Story Ropes & Gray advised Veeam Software in its definitive agreement to be acquired by Insight Partners, a deal valued at approximately $5 billion.
Full Story Bass, Berry & Sims PLC announces the election of eight new members in the firm: Taylor J. Ashley, Jaime L. Barwig, John C. Eason, Lauren M. Gaffney, S. Ryan Hoffman, Mary Leigh Pirtle, Brian L. Sims and Julia Tamulis.
Full Story Joe and Kathryn focus on all the law firms we’ve lost over the last decade.
Full Story Stinson LLP announced the election of six new partners, across four offices, effective January 1, 2020.
Full Story Proskauer advised client Bed, Bath & Beyond Inc. on a sale-leaseback transaction with an affiliate of Oak Street Real Estate Capital, generating over $250 million in net proceeds.
Full Story Snell & Wilmer announced 10 attorneys have been elected to join the firm’s partnership and one was elected to counsel.
Full Story White & Case LLP has advised Neoen on the expansion and project financing of the Hornsdale Power Reserve in South Australia.
Full Story Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck elects Nicole Ament as chair of the Real Estate Department and Greg Berger as chair of the Corporate & Business Department.
Full Story Nicolas Borda has joined Reed Smith’s Global Energy & Natural Resources Group and Latin America Business Team as a partner, resident in the Houston office.
Full Story Thompson & Knight LLP adds Anna Wortham to the Firm’s Dallas office as an Associate in the Healthcare Practice Group.
Full Story Holland & Hart LLP elects fifteen attorneys to partnership, effective Jan. 1.
Full Story King & Spalding adds Steven Zager to its Trial and Global Disputes practice as a partner in the Austin office.
Full Story Troutman Sanders and Pepper Hamilton have agreed to merge effective April 1, 2020. The new law firm will be Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP, or “Troutman Pepper.”
Full Story Williams & Connolly successfully represents Google in a patent infringement case before the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Full Story Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney represented S&T Bank, which in conjunction with Live Nation Entertainment Inc., acquired the naming rights to the S&T Bank Music Park. The venue was previously named KeyBank Pavillion.
Full Story Willkie represented Insight in its acquisition of Armis, a private Israeli cybersecurity company, for $1.1 billion.
Full Story Fenwick & West represented Vecna Robotics, a workflow orchestration and self-driving forklift provider, in its $50 million Series B funding.
Full Story Fenwick & West represented Roofstock, an online marketplace for investing in the single-family rental home sector, in its $50 million Series D equity round.
Full Story Yuri Chumak of Chumak & Company LLP has merged his practice with Dickinson Wright LLP’s Toronto office. He joins Dickinson Wright LLP as a Partner.
Full Story Orrick advised European asset manager Azimut in the launch of Azimut Alternative Capital Partners LLC, a new investment platform focused on investing in U.S. private capital fund managers.
Full Story Hughes Hubbard & Reed announces that effective Jan. 1, Alan Kravitz and Dustin Smith have been promoted to the partnership. The firm also elevated Amina Hassan and Tamara Kraljic to counsel.
Full Story Barclay Damon announces, effective January 1, 2020, the following new practice group leadership changes: Rosemary Enright, Labor & Employment Practice Group leader; Heather Sunser, Financial Services Practice Group leader; Brenda Colella, Regulatory Practice Group deputy leader, and Jeff Dove, Business Services Practice Group leader.
Full Story Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton election of Michael Tse to its partnership effective January 1, 2020.
Full Story Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP welcomes seven attorneys to the firm’s New York office. The attorneys joining SGR include partners Alon Harnoy, Alexander (Sasha) Bau, and Moty Ben Yona, counsel Michael D. Friedman, and associates Danielle Comanducci, Hen Feder, and Daniel Goldstein.
Full Story David Reidy has become chief legal officer of PayActiv Inc., a financial technology platform that provides workers with on-demand access to earned but unpaid wages.
Full Story Cahill represented purchasers with concurrent Rule 144A offerings of $1,250,000,000 with principal amount of 5% senior notes due 2028.
Full Story John Socknat has been named Managing Partner for Ballard Spahr’s Washington, D.C., office, firm Chair Mark Stewart announced today.
Full Story Dr. Kenneth H. Sonnenfeld and Dr. Margaret Bolce Brivanlou have joined Ballard Spahr in the firm’s New York office.
Full Story The Columbus Women's Commission, created three years ago to advance women's economic interests, has seated nine new members from a variety of industries.
Full Story Courtney C. Williams joins Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani as senior counsel in the firm’s Nashville, Tennessee office.
Full Story Boutique founders Mark Heise, Luis Suarez and Patricia Melville said they could not pass up the opportunity to create something that is their own.
Full Story Facing mandatory retirement from Weil, Gotshal & Manges, litigator T. Ray Guy jumped to Frost Brown Todd's Dallas office so he can continue to try cases.
Full Story James McGuire has joined the firm of Buckley LLP as a partner and will lead its San Francisco office. Buckley LLP, is a premier national law firm focused on financial services, white collar defense, and complex civil litigation.
Full Story Wayne J. Neveu has joined Butler Snow LLP in its New Orleans office, and will practice with the firm’s public finance, tax incentives and credit markets group.
Full Story Kirkland & Ellis advised Cushman & Wakefield, a leading global real estate services firm, in the formation of a new asset services company with Vanke Service.
Full Story Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton announces the election of Phillip Rosenberg to its partnership effective January 1, 2020.
Full Story Bradley announces that Richard E. Graves will join the firm’s Nashville office as an associate in the Real Estate Practice Group.
Full Story Paul Francis Beatty, former partner at Sullivan, passed away on January 5th, 2020.
Full Story Stoel Rives LLP, an Am Law 200 law firm, is pleased to announce that 11 of its attorneys became new partners of the firm effective Jan. 1, 2020.
Full Story The law firm of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner has announced management changes to its governing Board and other leadership positions, effective January 1, 2020.
Full Story Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton elects Atlanta attorneys Michael Breslin and Brittany Summers to its partnership effective January 1, 2020.
Full Story Goulston & Storrs adds Mark Eagan in its New York office as a director in the firm’s Real Estate Group. Eagan previously headed the firm’s Real Estate Practice for the Americas.
Full Story Dechert LLP appoints Maria Tan Pedersen as a partner in the firm’s Corporate & Securities Practice and Singapore office.
Full Story Kilpatrick Townsend elects patent litigator Dario Machleidt to partner, effective January 1, 2020.
Full Story Dentons adds Marc Lesage as a partner in its Tax group in Montréal.
Full Story Crowell & Moring adds Nicola Phillips to its London office as a partner in its International Dispute Resolution Group.
Full Story Lowenstein Sandler represented independent private equity firm NexPhase Capital, LP, in its strategic partnership with DealerOn, Inc., a website and digital marketing company serving the retail automotive industry.
Full Story James J. Restivo, Jr., former head of Reed Smith’s Litigation Department, passed away on Dec. 28, 2019.
Full Story Reed Smith promotes IP attorney Sophie Goossens to the role of partner in its Entertainment & Media Industry Group. Sophie will split her time between London and Paris.
Full Story Hogan Lovells appointed Real Estate partner Gill McGreevy as Head of its Birmingham office, effective January 1, 2020.
Full Story Goldberg Segalla promotes 24 attorneys to partner and three attorneys to special counsel.
Full Story Hogan Lovells advised Altavant Sciences in its acquisition of Onspira Therapeutics. Both are biotechnology companies similarly focused on therapeutics for rare pulmonary diseases.
Full Story Executive compensation partners are a top hire so far in 2020. Three large firms announced new partners in the field, a key practice for M&A law firms.
Full Story Eileen Brown has been named the managing partner of the Thompson Coburn Firm’s Washington, D.C., office effective January 1, 2020.
Full Story Harold Jones joined the San Francisco Firm of Jackson Lewis, and discusses his decision making.
Full Story Davis Polk advised the lead underwriters on Molecular Data Inc.'s IPO of 11,500,000 American Depositary Shares for gross proceeds of $61.2 million. Each ADS represents three Class A ordinary shares of Molecular Data. Molecular Data has granted the underwriters an option to purchase up to an additional 1,725,000 ADSs to cover over-allotments. The ADSs are listed on Nasdaq under the symbol “MKD.”
Full Story Pillsbury adds Zachary Atkins as special counsel in its State & Local Tax (SALT) practice and Nashville office.
Full Story Morrison & Foerster announced that Alex Yap has rejoined the firm’s Intellectual Property Litigation Group in its Los Angeles office after serving almost four years as an administrative patent judge at U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in San Jose.
Full Story Littler Mendelson promotes 28 attorneys to shareholder status, effective January 1, 2020.
Full Story White & Case LLP adds Megren Al-Shaalan as a partner in its Saudi practice. Al-Shaalan joins from the Saudi Royal Court, where he was a Senior Legal Advisor.
Full Story Cooley launches its 16th office in Singapore. Ferish Patel, partner in charge of the new office, and Matthew Bartus, co-chair of Cooley’s global emerging companies and venture capital practice, who is relocating from Silicon Valley, will serve as the firm’s first resident partners in Singapore.
Full Story Elizabeth Prelogar joins Cooley's DC office as a litigation partner from the Office of the Solicitor General at the US Department of Justice, where she was an assistant to the solicitor general.
Full Story Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP, has elected Deb Boiarsky as Chief Operating Partner. Boiarsky is the firm’s second partner and the first woman to hold this position.
Full Story Reed Smith adds Joe Kohler to the firm’s Financial Industry Group as a partner in London. Kohler joins Reed Smith from Deutsche Bank, where he served as Managing Director, Legal, Corporate & Investment Banking.
Full Story DLA Piper successfully defended Blue Diamond Growers in a putative nationwide class action filed in the Eastern District of New York. The lawsuit was concerning the marketing of their Almond Nut-Thins crackers. After more than a year of litigation, the court granted Blue Diamond's motion to dismiss the plaintiff's amended complaint in its entirety, with prejudice.
Full Story Mayer Brown advised private equity firm CBPE Capital LLP on its investment in financial planning and wealth advisory company Perspective Financial Group Limited, following approval from the Financial Conduct Authority.
Full Story Hogan Lovells advised Africa and Gulf Bank (AGB), a newly licensed bank in Sudan, on its acquisition of First Abu Dhabi Bank's FAB Sudan business.
Full Story K&L Gates Straits Law LLC advised Singapore-based leasing company Avation PLC in obtaining the first-ever aircraft green loan from Deutsche Bank to finance three low-carbon emission ATR 72-600 aircraft.
Full Story A combination with eight-lawyer Assayag Mauss gives Snell & Wilmer a larger presence in Southern California and two new offices in the Pacific Northwest.
Full Story A combination with eight-lawyer Assayag Mauss gives Snell & Wilmer a larger presence in Southern California and two new offices in the Pacific Northwest.
Full Story Mayer Brown announced today that James Schell has joined the firm as a partner in its Corporate & Securities practice in New York. Skadden was previously head of the firm's interdisciplinary private equity funds team.
Full Story Bradley is pleased to announce that 19 firm attorneys have been elevated to partner, effective Jan. 1, 2020.
Full Story Snell & Wilmer announces a merger with West Coast commercial finance and creditors’ rights law firm Assayag Mauss.
Full Story Mario Fontes has joined Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr as a partner in the Corporate Practice, resident in the Miami office.
Full Story Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP announced today that it has elected seven attorneys to the firm’s partnership, effective January 1, 2020.
Full Story Thompson & Knight LLP announced Kelly Morgan has been named Chief Talent Officer for the Firm effective January 2020.
Full Story DLA Piper represented CIRCOR International, Inc., a provider of flow control solutions and other highly engineered products for the industrial, energy, aerospace and defense markets, in the US$172 million sale of its Instrumentation and Sampling business to Crane Co.
Full Story Fisher Phillips, a national workplace law firm representing employers, and The Murray Law Group, a boutique labor, employment, and immigration firm combined practices under the Fisher Phillips banner.
Full Story Schulte Roth & Zabel announces the addition of Christopher O. Bell as a partner in the Finance Group, resident in the New York office.
Full Story Taft announces the election of 12 attorneys to the firm's partnership.
Full Story Akin Gump today announced the election of 15 new partners, effective January 1, 2020. Eight women and seven men.
Full Story Maria Bazakos is an attorney in Ice Miller’s Real Estate Practice, where she guides clients through all aspects of real estate acquisitions and sales, from due diligence to title clearing and commercial leasing.
Full Story Bradley announces that 18 attorneys have joined the firm as associates across the firm’s offices in Birmingham; Charlotte, N.C.; Dallas; Huntsville, Ala; and Nashville, TN.
Full Story Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP announces Heidi Coughlin has joined the firm as a Tax & Benefits Coordinator supporting the Tax & Benefits practice group.
Full Story Cole Schotz has promoted within its offices in New York City, Hackensack, N.J., and Boca Raton, Fla., nine new members.
Full Story Goldberg Segalla added associate Richard J. Halmo to the firm’s General Liability group in Newark.
Full Story Goldberg Segalla added partner Richard A. Galbo, a trial attorney with three decades of experience advising the insurance industry, to the firm’s Global Insurance Services practice in Buffalo.
Full Story Blank Rome LLP announced Paul H. Tzur, former Deputy Chief of the Narcotics and Money Laundering Section at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Illinois, has joined the Firm’s Chicago office as a Partner in the White Collar Defense & Investigations group.
Full Story Day Pitney LLP announced Tasha K. Dickinson has joined the firm as a partner in the Individual Clients department in its West Palm Beach office.
Full Story Honigman LLP announces that the firm’s board of directors has elected nine attorneys as partners, effective January 1, 2020.
Full Story Firm of Goldberg Segella added associate Jin Oh to the firm’s Employment and Labor group in Los Angeles.
Full Story Fenwick elected seven partners and hired six lateral partners.
Full Story Phelps Dunbar elects seven partners and six counsel, effective January 1, 2020.
Full Story White & Case LLP advised France-based Lumibird SA on its A$100 million acquisition of the laser and ultrasound business of Ellex Medical Lasers Limited.
Full Story Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton has named Justin Krieger Managing Partner of the firm’s Denver office. He succeeds Gene Bernard, who served in that role since 2015 and will continue to be an important member of the firm’s Denver team.
Full Story Cravath represented the initial purchasers, led by Barclays, J.P. Morgan Securities, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Wells Fargo Securities and BofA Securities, in connection with the $7 billion 144A/Reg. S. high‑yield senior notes offering of Centene Corporation, a diversified, multinational healthcare enterprise.
Full Story Cahill represented the underwriters and the initial purchasers in connection with the notes offerings of Charter Communications, Inc's subsidiaries.
Full Story Miles & Stockbridge PC hires Christopher Dean as a principal in its health care practice. Dean joins from Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC.
Full Story Reed Smith promotes 64 lawyers across the firm, effective January 1, 2020.
Full Story Baker McKenzie advised Gaw Capital Partners ("Gaw Capital") on the structuring, formation and successful closing of its sixth flagship Asia-Pacific real estate fund, Gateway Real Estate Fund VI ("Gateway Fund VI"), which raised USD 2.2 billion, after obtaining approval to exceed its original hard cap of USD 2 billion. The Firm also assisted Gaw Capital in securing additional sidecar commitments of USD 800 million to be deployed alongside the latest fund.
Full Story Winston & Strawn is closing its Dubai office after Squire Patton Boggs hired seven lawyers from the office.
Full Story Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP successfully represents Johnson & Johnson in a Missouri state court case alleging that Johnson’s Baby Powder causes ovarian cancer.
Full Story Jones Day successfully represented Metz Culinary Management, Inc. before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on an important issue of first impression under ERISA's withdrawal liability regime.
Full Story Hogan Lovells hires Jonathan Leitch in the firm's Finance practice as a restructuring and insolvency partner in the Hong Kong office.
Full Story Norton Rose Fulbright hires projects and construction lawyer Nick Kramer to the firm’s Dubai office as partner.
Full Story Williams & Connolly elects Elise M. Baumgarten, Matthew B. Nicholson, Jessica L. Pahl, Carol J. Pruski, and Alexander S. Zolan to its partnership, effective January 1, 2020.
Full Story Steve Nichol has joined as a partner in the firm’s Trial Practice Group in the Duane Morris London office.
Full Story According to Fairfax Associates, there will be at least 10 more law firm mergers to be competed within the first quarter of 2020.
Full Story today BakerHostetler announced that 17 lawyers have been elected to the partnership. The new partners are in nine of the firm’s offices and represent clients in the practice areas of Business, Employment, Intellectual Property and Litigation.
Full Story One of the country's largest law firm, Jackson Lewis PC, announces the elevations of 43 attorneys to Income and Equity Principal status, effective January 1, 2020.
Full Story Ross Alexander, Michael Bonella, Joseph Klinicki and Michael Piscitelli leave Condo Roccia and become part of Flaster's move toward expanding strategic practices.
Full Story Kasowitz Benson Torres announces five new partners and two special partners who have all been promoted.
Full Story Ryan Cave Leighton Paisner has hired 21 lawyers, including seven partners, from French firm Franklin in a major boost for the firm’s Paris office.
Full Story Burr & Forman LLP announces six attorneys to partnership, effective January 1, 2020: Columbia attorney Grayson Lambert; Fort Lauderdale attorney Nick Agnello; Greenville attorney Adam Artigliere; Mobile attorney Robert Shreve; Myrtle Beach attorney Bhumi Patel; and Raleigh attorney Mignon Lunsford.
Full Story Spencer Fane LLP is announces attorneys Derek Ankrom, Mark Cole, Patrick McAndrews, and Heather Morris have been elected partners, effective Jan. 1, 2020. McAndrews and Morris work out of the Kansas City office, while Ankrom is based in Springfield and Cole is in Overland Park, Kansas.
Full Story Simpson Thacher represented Brandywine GLOBAL - Global Income Opportunities Fund Inc. in a private placement of fixed-rate mandatory redeemable preferred stock.
Full Story Cahill represented the lead arrangers in connection with a $445,000,000 Term B credit facility and a $80,000,000 revolving credit facility for Canister International Group Inc.
Full Story Norton Rose Fulbright advised NZIA Limited, a Bahamas-based blockchain technology company, on developing and implementing the world’s first consumer-ready digital fiat currency for the Central Bank of the Bahamas.
Full Story Husch Blackwell adds Fred Jauss as senior counsel in its Washington, D.C. office. Jauss is a former Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) attorney.
Full Story Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP announces 19 new partners and 5 new counsel, effective January, 1.
Full Story Ropes & Gray represented the National Football League in a strategic partnership with Endeavor to operate On Location Experiences, which provides official access for both corporate clients and fans looking for immersive experiences at marquee events.
Full Story Finnegan announces seven new partners: Pier D. DeRoo, Benjamin R. Schlesinger, Jeffrey D. Smyth, Daniel C. Tucker, M. David Weingarten, Ph.D., Cory C. Bell, and Cora R. Holt.
Full Story Holland & Knight obtains a preliminary injunction for Great American Minerals Exploration Inc. (GAME) against Sumitomo Metal Mining and Northern Star Resources in connection with gold mining claims in interior Alaska.
Full Story Dentons advises Charles Ritchie's Testamentary Trust, the majority shareholder of global energy services engineering business Score Group, on Score Group's £120 million sale to private equity firm SCF Partners.
Full Story Rutan & Tucker LLP has elected Michael Hellbusch, Peter Hering, Justine Kastan, Allison LeMoine-Bui and Christina McSparron to the firm’s partnership effective January 1, 2020.
Full Story Perkins Coie is pleased to announce that 29 counsel and senior counsel have been promoted to partner. The new partner class of 2020.
Full Story Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP announces promotions of three attorneys to the firm's partnership: Patricia DeSantis Belton in the Labor & Employment Department, Neill Brower in the Government, Land Use, Environment and Energy Department and Joseph Mellema in the Litigation Department.
Full Story Kramer Levin announces that Nathalia Bernardo will join the firm’s Real Estate practice as a partner in the New York office.
Full Story Choate today announced that Kristen Buteau and Dan Riley have been elected to the Firm partnership, effective January 1, 2020.
Full Story Vorys announces that Cory Catignani, Brent Craft, Blake Finney, Liam Gruzs, Rex Miller II, Sachiyo Peterson and Anthony Spina became partners on January 1, 2020.
Full Story Buckley LLP today announced the promotion of three associates to counsel, effective Jan. 1, 2020.
Full Story Crowell & Moring elected eight lawyers to the firm’s partnership, effective January 1, 2020. The firm also promoted seven attorneys to the position of senior counsel, and 25 associates to the position of counsel.
Full Story Am Law 100 firm Polsinelli announces the addition of Counsel LaTasha (Tasha) Snipes, who joins the firm’s Intellectual Property and Technology Litigation practice.
Full Story Kutak Rock LLP has elected 30 new partners from its attorney ranks in 11 of the firm’s 18 offices—Denver, Fayetteville, Irvine, Kansas City, Minneapolis, Omaha, Philadelphia, Rogers, Scottsdale, Spokane and Springfield. The promotions became effective on January 1, 2020.
Full Story Steptoe & Johnson LLP announces a promotions class consisting of 11 lawyers, including four women partners. Alexandra Baj, Matthew Bathon, Beth Call, Brian Johnson, John Kavanagh, Jamie Lucia, and Jessica Rothschild.
Full Story Ice Miller LLP is pleased to announce six new Firm partners effective Jan. 1, 2020. The new partners are: Nicholas Casto, Jeff Hokanson, Chris Michael, Shawn Peterson, Carolyn Riggs and Stephen Tanner.
Full Story Adams and Reese is proud to announce Edwin C. Laizer, a Partner in the firm’s New Orleans office, and James B. McLaren Jr., a Partner in the firm’s Memphis, Tenn. office, have been named to Adams and Reese’s Executive Committee, effective January 1, 2020.
Full Story Adams and Reese is proud to congratulate its nine attorneys who have been elected to partnership in the firm, effective January 1, 2020.
Full Story Jay Michael Ross has been appointed the Partner in Charge of the firm’s Mobile, Ala. office by Managing Partner Gif Thornton.
Full Story Bradley A. Waters has been appointed the Partner in Charge of the firm’s Houston office by Managing Partner Gif Thornton.
Full Story Blank Rome LLP is pleased to announce that 10 associates and two of counsel have been elected partner, and five associates have been elevated to of counsel, effective January 1, 2020.
Full Story Holland & Knight announces 29 new partners in major cities across the country. Some are associates and Senior counsel who have been elevated to partnerships.
Full Story Attorneys Heather L. Demirjian, Jenny R. Flom, Jacob S. Frumkin, Nicholas C. Guerra, Rachel A. Mongiello, Danielle M. Pasquariello, Robyn A. Pellegrino, Jill B. Richardson and Mark Tsukerman have joined the firm of cole Schotz P.C. in New Jersey, New York and Florida.
Full Story Troutman Sanders has promoted 16 attorneys to the partnership. The new partners practice in the firm’s Atlanta, Charlotte, New York, Orange County, Richmond, San Diego, San Francisco, Washington, D.C. and Virginia Beach offices and span diverse practices.
Full Story The end of the year brought high-level departures for Tesla Inc., Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. and The Coca-Cola Co. as general counsel retired or were hired elsewhere.
Full Story Day Pitney LLP announces five attorneys have been elected as partners of the firm, effective January 1, 2020. The new partners reflect each of the firm's core departments: corporate, Litigation, and Individual Clients, represent clients across practice areas and industries across the U.S. and internationally.
Full Story Spencer Fane announces nine attorneys have joined the firm’s Plano office. Partners James Drakeley, James Patterson and Scott Seifert; of counsel attorneys William Hayward, Laurie Patton, Thomas Slover, Chris Summers, and Robert Van Amburgh; and associate Macy Matthews all started on Jan. 1.
Full Story Milbank LLP announces that highly respected M&A attorney Lisa O’Neill has joined the firm’s London office as a partner, strengthening Milbank’s global corporate capabilities.
Full Story Birmingham partner David Dowd recently passed the IAPP CIPP/US exam to become a certified privacy professional. David is the third partner from Burr & Forman to receive his certification.
Full Story Thompson Coburn is proud to announce that the firm has elected six attorneys to partnership, effective January 1, 2020.Robyn Ast-Gmoser (St. Louis),Simran Bindra (Los Angeles),Garrett Fischer (St. Louis),Bill Metzinger (St. Louis), Shoko Naruo (St. Louis), & Shannan Sheehan (Chicago)
Full Story Hillary N. Ladov, an associate in Goldberg Segalla’s Global Insurance Services practice, has been named chair of the Young Lawyers Division for the Philadelphia Bar Association.
Full Story Snell & Wilmer adds Ellen T. Hoecker in the firm’s Phoenix office as a staff attorney in the commercial litigation practice group.
Full Story Schulte secures victory for former Anham FZCO CEO A. Huda Farouki in a major litigation relating to alleged violations of U.S. sanctions and fraud in connection with an $8-billion contract to supply food to U.S. troops in Afghanistan.
Full Story Barnes & Thornburg LLP elected Michael A. Carrillo as managing partner of the Chicago office.
Full Story Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) adds Michael R. Glanzman, Gregory K. Smith, and Svetlana Zagorina to its partnership effective January 1, 2020.
Full Story Pepper Hamilton elects eight attorneys to the partnership, effective January 1, 2020: Kevin Crisp, Allison DeLaurentis, Justin C. Esposito, James M. Hipolit – Berwyn, Leah Greenberg Katz, Frank D. Liu, Alex C. Nisenbaum, and David Stauber.
Full Story Debevoise & Plimpton LLP promoted Kevin Grondahl, David Iozzi, Anne-Lise Quach, Molly Stockley and Tricia Sherno to counsel.
Full Story Gray Plant Mooty welcomes two associates to the firm, Allison Hintz and Lauren O’Neil Funseth. Both are based in the Minneapolis office.
Full Story Gray Plant Mooty successfully represented First District Association, a dairy cooperative in Litchfield, Minnesota, in closing a lending deal for construction of 80,000+ square feet of dairy manufacturing and intake facilities, as well as for new equipment designed specifically for food processing.
Full Story Gray Plant Mooty recently hired five new attorneys: Abby Swanson Garney, Maria de Sam Lazaro, Meaghan Hunt, Katherine Morrison, and Krista Durrwachter.
Full Story Large and midsize law firms are still seizing on opportunities to expand their West Coast presence, both in Northern and Southern California.
Full Story Chicago-based litigation defense firm Litchfield Cavo got its second-ever managing partner since the firm’s 1998 founding when Lynnfield, Massachusetts, partner John Jarosak took over for Alan Becker at the start of the new year.
Full Story Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough elected eight Atlanta lawyers to partner. Jones Day, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, Eversheds Sutherland and others also made new partners in Atlanta.
Full Story Lawyers from the Greenberg Traurig Warsaw office advised Cyfrowy Polsat S.A. and Reddev Investments Limited on the acquisition of almost 22% of shares in Asseco Poland S.A., a WSE listed company.
Full Story Kutak Rock partner-elect Torri Criger and partner Tom Kenny were recently reappointed to leadership roles with the Nebraska State Bar Association’s Health Law Section for the upcoming 2020 membership year.
Full Story O’Melveny represented ViacomCBS in its acquisition of a 49 percent stake in Miramax from BeIN Media Group for US$375 million. ViacomCBS will pay US$150 million in cash up front, plus a commitment to invest US$45 million a year for five years to fund new film and TV projects and working capital. The deal also gives ViacomCBS’s Paramount Pictures worldwide distribution rights to Miramax’s library of 700 movies.
Full Story Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP is representing F5 Networks, Inc. in its $1 billion acquisition of Shape Security, Inc.
Full Story Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP represented Fortis Inc. in its approximately C$690 million public offering of common shares in the United States and Canada. Fortis is a leader in the North American regulated electric and gas utility industry, serving utility consumers in nine U.S. states, five Canadian provinces and three Caribbean countries.
Full Story Cleary Gottlieb served as transaction counsel in The Export-Import Bank of Korea's Reg. S offering of ZAR 600 million 8.43% notes due 2026 under its $25 billion global medium-term note program.
Full Story Baker Botts represents Summit Midstream Partners, LP (“SMLP”) in its agreements with an affiliate TPG Capital, L.P. (“TPG”), a global alternative asset firm, for the purchase of up to $80 million of redeemable, preferred interests in a newly created, unrestricted subsidiary of SMLP that indirectly owns SMLP’s 70% interest in Double E Pipeline, LLC (“Double E”), a joint venture with Exxon Mobil.
Full Story Day Pitney LLP hires April F. Condon as a partner in the Real Estate and Environmental group in its Stamford office. She joins from Robinson & Cole LLP.
Full Story Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP represented CyrusOne LP and CyrusOne Finance Corp. in their $1.2 billion debt tender offer and consent solicitation.
Full Story Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP represented the sales agents in the establishment of a program for at‑the‑market offerings of shares of common stock totaling up to $400 million of Sabra Health Care REIT, Inc., a self‑administered, self‑managed REIT that owns and invests in real estate serving the health care industry.
Full Story Cravath represented the managers, led by J.P. Morgan Securities plc, in the €1.75 billion fixed‑to‑floating rate notes offering of JPMorgan Chase & Co., a leading global financial services firm and one of the largest banking institutions in the United States.
Full Story Latham & Watkins advises IAC, the world's largest online marketplace for finding and managing family care, on their $500 million acquire of care.com.
Full Story Michael Dreeben, former deputy solicitor general on Robert Mueller’s team investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election, has joined O’Melveny.
Full Story Former deputy US solicitor Michael Dreeben is joining O’Melveny’s DC office effective January 2020, as a partner in the firm’s appellate and white-collar practice groups
Full Story Michael Dreeben, former longtime deputy solicitor general, joining the law firm O’Melveny & Myers in January 2020.
Full Story O’Melveny has added former deputy solicitor general Michael Dreeben to its appellate and white collar practices. Dreeben is the former deputy solicitor general.
Full Story O’Melveny has promoted restructuring attorney Matthew Hinker to partner, effective January 1, 2020. Hinker specialises in Chapter 11 bankrupt proceedings.
Full Story Michael Dreeben, former deputy US Solicitor with the Department of Justice, joins the firm of O'Melveny.
Full Story Kirkland & Ellis advised TPG on its preferred equity investment of $140 million in an Affiliate of Summit Midstream Partners LP.
Full Story Lathrop Gage welcomes Justin W. Whitney to their Overland Park, KS office as an Associate with the Wealth Strategies Team.
Full Story Arnold & Porter elects of 12 new partners and two new counsel, effective January 1, 2020. In addition, the firm promotes a managing director in its Legislative and Public Policy practice.
Full Story Cravath represented the managers, led by J.P. Morgan Securities plc, BofA Securities and Wells Fargo Securities, in Albemarle New Holding GmbH's €1 billion Regulation S notes offering.
Full Story Latham & Watkins advised Ardian, a world leading private investment house, in its acquisition of Cérélia from the IK VII Fund.
Full Story Winston & Strawn secured a win for Office Depot at the Ninth Circuit, which affirmed the dismissal of a copyright infringement lawsuit brought by Great Minds, the creator of educational materials used by school districts nationwide pursuant to a Creative Commons Public License.
Full Story Sidley is advising publicly traded Cigna Corporation in the sale of its group life and disability insurance business to New York Life, the largest mutual life insurer in the U.S., for US$6.3 billion.
Full Story Pillsbury represented estate planning platform Trust & Will in its $6 million Series A financing round. The funding round was led by Link Ventures LLC with participation from existing investor.
Full Story Latham & Watkins and the Law Office of Salman M. Al-Sudairi have advised Mawani - the Saudi Port Authority - on two 30-year build-operate-transfer (BOT) concessions with global port operator DP World and regional port operator Red Sea Gateway Terminal Company for the development and operation of container terminals at Jeddah Islamic Port.
Full Story Manatt's financial services group leader, Craig Miller, advised Avidbank Holdings, Inc,in a private placement of $22 million in ten-year, fixed-to-floating notes. Avidbank Holdings is based in San Francisco Bay Area.
Full Story Cadwalader advises Loan Syndication and Trading Association in connection with a new Form of Credit Agreement - Investment Grade Term Loan.
Full Story Fox Rothschild LLP Attorney Edward J. Cyran represented Marquis Dental, LLC the Villanova Dental Group in its acquisition of Joseph R. Greenberg, D.M.D., P.C., in Villanova, PA.
Full Story Fried Frank acted as counsel to Citi as financial advisor to AquaVenture in its US$1.1 billion acquisition by Culligan. AquaVenture is a leading Water-as-a-Service (WAAS) provider in North America, the Caribbean, and Latin America.
Full Story K&L Gates LLP advised software company Limeade on a recent $100 million public offering on the Australian Stock Exchange.
Full Story Husch Blackwell adds Megan J. Bricker to the firm as senior counsel in its St. Louis office.
Full Story Nixon Peabody advises Prism Power Partners in its sale of Electric City Solar, a 19-megawatt, construction-ready solar project in Michigan with a 25-year municipal offtake agreement, to Greenbacker Renewable Energy Corporation.
Full Story Fenwick & West advises Emilio Health, a technology-enabled behavioral health home for children and their families, in its $5 million seed funding round from Oak HC/FT.
Full Story Milbank LLP has advised the lead arrangers in the €980 million financing for Boluda Towage, S.L. consisting of a €890 million term loan B for the acquisition of Kotug Smit Towage and refinancing of a significant portion of the Boluda Towage’s existing debt and a new €90 million revolving credit facility for working capital purposes.
Full Story Cravath represented the dealers, Citigroup, J.P. Morgan Securities plc and PNC Capital Markets LLC, in the $750 million senior floating rate notes offering and the $650 million senior fixed rate/floating rate notes offering of PNC Bank, National Association, a wholly owned subsidiary of PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.
Full Story Fried Frank advised Citi as financial advisor to AquaVenture, a leading Water-as-a-Service (WAAS) provider in North America, in its US$1.1 billion acquisition by Culligan.
Full Story Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP is representing KKR in connection with its proposed acquisition of OverDrive, Inc. (“OverDrive”), the leading digital reading platform for libraries and schools worldwide.
Full Story K&L Gates LLP advised Brooge Holdings Limited and Brooge Petroleum and Gas Investment Company FZE (BPGIC) on its combination with Twelve Seas Investment Company.
Full Story Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP advised Avidbank Holdings, Inc., in $22 million private placement of subordinated notes.
Full Story Pillsbury advised Sinclair Television Group, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc., a diversified television media company with national reach, in connection with the Rule 144A/Reg S offering of $500,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 5.500% Senior Notes due 2030. The net proceeds from the offering, together with cash on hand, were used to redeem in full Sinclair Television Group’s 6.125% Senior Notes due 2022.
Full Story White & Case LLP advised Nautilus Energy Partners LLC, a portfolio company of I Squared Capital, in refinancing a bridge loan obtained by Nautilus Inkia LLC, Nautilus Distributions LLC and Nautilus Isthmus LLC to partially finance the acquisition of 25% of the capital stock of both Samay and Kallpa Generación by the Inkia Energy group.
Full Story Pllsbury represented UBS in connection with obtaining $219.3 million of incremental term loans and $20 million commitments for TRC Companies, Inc.
Full Story White & Case LLP advises Samay ISA on $330 million refinance of its 708 MW cold reserve power plant.
Full Story Bill-BrewerWilliam Brewer. name partner of Brewer, Attorneys & Counselors, says the NRA has troubling new information that underscores the true motives of the State’s actions.
Full Story Snell & Wilmer welcomes Ellen T. Hoecker, a leader in the investigation and development of potential claims, to the Phoenix Office.
Full Story DLA Piper represented Act II Global Acquisition Corp. with Flavors Holdings Inc. subsidiaries Merisant Company, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of zero and low-calorie sugar substitutes.
Full Story Dorsey & Whitney LLP announced Corporate Finance and Public Finance Partner Erin McCrady as head of firm's Missoula office effective January 1, 2020.
Full Story Offices of Simpson Thacher represented BofA Secruities, Inc. in connection of public offering by The Gabelli Multimedia Trust Inc. in a $48 million deal.
Full Story Jones Day advised Global Oryx Company Limited,a subsidiary of the Abdul Latif Jameel Companies, in Rivian Automotive Inc.'s $1.3 billion Series D funding round.
Full Story Skadden successfully represented Lyft, Inc. in a lawsuit seeking to vacate and annul a new "cruising cap" rule recently passed by the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC). The new rule, which was set to go into effect on February 1, 2020, would have imposed severe limitations on the amount of time that for-hire vehicle (FHV) drivers could spend in Manhattan without a passenger.
Full Story Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, The ACLU and the ACLU of Tennessee filed a lawsuit against the city of Mt. Juliet, Tennessee in federal court over a zoning ordinance that bans the provision of surgical abortion care within the city limits.
Full Story Cravath represented the underwriters, led by Wells Fargo Securities and Citigroup, in the $425 million registered junior subordinated notes offering of AXIS Specialty Finance LLC, an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of AXIS Capital Holdings Limited, a provider of a broad range of specialty reinsurance on a worldwide basis.
Full Story A Milbank pro bono team advised Social and Sustainable Capital on a £2.5 million loan facility for Valley House, a Coventry-based charity.
Full Story Cooley advised hair care and styling brand Drybar on its agreement to sell its products division, Drybar Products, to Helen of Troy for approximately $255 million. The transaction is expected to close in 1H 2020.
Full Story DLA Piper successfully defended Blue Diamond Growers (Blue Diamond) against a putative nationwide class action filed in the Eastern District of New York. The named plaintiff made allegations against Blue Diamond related to the marketing of their Almond Nut-Thins crackers.
Full Story Sullivan & Cromwell LLP represented Barclays Bank before the New York State Court of Appeals, which affirmed a lower court decision dismissing residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) repurchase claims brought by Deutsche Bank against Barclays that related to more than $400 million in alleged losses.
Full Story Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP is advising InfraRed Capital Partners in its sale of an 80% equity stake to Sun Life Financial Inc. for approximately $396 million. The transaction is expected to close during the first half of 2020 subject to customary closing conditions. InfraRed’s owners will have a put option to sell their remaining interest to Sun Life four years from the closing, and Sun Life will have the option to call any remaining interest five years from the closing.
Full Story DLA Piper represented real estate investor and Treasure Island owner Phil Ruffin in his US$825 million acquisition of MGM Resorts International’s Circus Circus hotel and casino property located on the Las Vegas Strip.
Full Story Cole Schotz P.C. represented the Mcsam Hotel Group in a $250 million deal for a 1,043-key, hotel near Times Square.
Full Story aw firms are still interested in scaling up through mergers and combinations. But a potential recession could make things more challenging for already-distressed firms.
Full Story Kirkland & ellis advise Brookfield Super-Core Infrastructure Partners, on an issuance by its acquisition vehicle.
Full Story Milbank LLP advised PT Indosat Tbk., a leading digital telecommunications provider in Indonesia, in connection with its sale of 3,100 telecommunications towers.
Full Story Fenwick & West represented the initial purchasers in Impinj’s offering of $75 million.
Full Story Fenwick & West represented Anyscale, a distributed programming platform company, in its $20.6 million Series A funding.
Full Story Fenwick & West represented Neoleukin Therapeutics, In, a biopharmaceutical company, in its public offering of stock.
Full Story Simpson Thacker represented Banco Bradesco and HSBC Securities with the private placement of Andrade Gutierrez International.
Full Story Simpson Thacker represented the lead arrangers and bookrunners in connection with Boston Scientific''s $700 million loan.
Full Story Debevoise & Plimpton LLP is advising Morgan Stanley as financial advisor to Cincinnati Bell in its $2.6 billion acquisition by Brookfield Partners.
Full Story Elizabeth Miceli who served as bond counsel, bank/purchase's counsel and uderwriter's counsel will be joining the team of Ice Miller.
Full Story Simpson Thacher represented Wells Fargo Bank, National Association as joint lead arranger, administrative agent and collateral agent, in the $1.5 billion reserve-based exit credit facility in Legacy Reserves Inc.’s financial restructuring and emergence from bankruptcy.
Full Story Ropes & Gray advised defi SOLUTIONS in its agreement to merge with Sagent Auto LLC. The resulting company, which combines two leaders in auto lending technology and services, will be known as defi SOLUTIONS.
Full Story Fried Frank advised 1-800 Contacts, Inc. in its acquisition of 6over6 Vision Ltd.
Full Story Cravath represented CyrusOne LP and CyrusOne Finance Corp. in both their $1.2 billion registered senior notes offering as well as their $1.2 billion concurrent cash tender offer.
Full Story Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP represented ICM Partners, a talent agency dedicated to representing artists, content creators, broadcasters, authors, journalists and artisans, in the sale of a minority stake in the company to Crestview Partners, a New York-based private equity firm that manages about $9 billion in assets.
Full Story Sidley lawyers represented cybersecurity firm Shape Security, Inc. in its proposed acquisition by F5 Networks, Inc. for US$1 billion in cash.
Full Story Hogan Lovells advised an international syndicate of banks on the US$1 billion debt financing of China Mengniu Dairy Company Limited's acquisition of Bellamy’s Organic, one of Australia’s largest producers of high quality infant milk formula.
Full Story Womble Bond Dickinson advised on the rescue of UK-based vehicle lighting manufacturer, Wipac Limited.
Full Story Latham & Watkins advised private equity investor Hg on the acquisition of Personal und Informatik AG (P&I), a leading provider of cloud-based HR software. The company was sold by funds advised by Permira, the global private equity firm, who remain invested with a substantial minority stake. The enterprise value amounted to EUR 2 billion.
Full Story Reed Smith advised ORIX Capital Partners and portfolio company NTI Connect, on purchase of Vertical Communications, Inc.
Full Story Hogan Lovells advises Africa Finance Corporation on funding of the port in Nouakchott, Maritanio at $390 million.
Full Story Sidley advises Fortitude Re on a $1.8 billion sale of a majority interest in The Carlyle Group, based in New York, and T&D Holding in Tokyo.
Full Story Universal Scientific Industrial is advised by Davis Polk on its acquisition of Asteelflash.
Full Story Baker Botts announces the promotion of Brian Byrne to Counsel and Mark Little and Chris Patrick to Special Counsel.
Full Story Baker McKenzie Advises Cineplex in the acquisition by Cineworld Group.
Full Story O'Melveny represents ViacomCBS in an agreement with biIN Media Group to acquire a 49% stake in Miramax.
Full Story Cahill represented PharmaMar in its agreement to exclusively license lurbinectedin to Jazz Pharmaceuticals.
Full Story Audax Private Equity is advised by Ropes & Gray on their recapitalization of Corrona.
Full Story Milbank LLP advised Eurobank Ergasias S.A. on the subsidiary Eurobank FPS Loans and Credits Claim Management Company.
Full Story Law offices of Jones Day advised Conway MacKenzie, Inc on their sale to Riveron.
Full Story Fisher Phillips,has announced the election of 17 attorneys to partnership.
Full Story K&L Gates LLP has advised Beatty Marketing & Sales LLP on its acquisition by Audax Private Equity-owned Aspen Surgical Products, Inc.
Full Story Kirkland & Ellis represented Bison on its decision to acquire Gulfport Energy Corporation.
Full Story Morgan Lewis represented Vyera Pharmaceuticals LLC in a commercialization and license agreement and a related supply agreement with CytoDyn Inc. that grants an exclusive license to Vyera to market and distribute leronlimab in the United States for the treatment of HIV. Vyera will pay upfront, regulatory and sales-based milestone payments totaling up to $87.5 million, as well as a royalty on net sales of 50%. Additionally, Vyera will purchase $4 million of CytoDyn common stock.
Full Story Baker McKenzie advised Mediobanca Banca di Credito Finanziario as issuer in the context of the update of the Euro Medium Term Note program, of a maximum total amount of 40 billion EUR of Mediobanca and Mediobanca International.
Full Story Paul, Weiss represented CIM Group, L.P. in its acquisition and financing of Skyline Towers, two 26-story high-rise apartment buildings located at 5599 Seminary Road in the Bailey's Crossroads area of Fairfax County, Virginia.
Full Story Dentons has advised Orbis S.A. on the sale of 85.8 percent of its shares by its majority shareholder, Accor S.A. The transaction will be conducted by way a public tender offer announced by AccorInvest in relation to all Orbis S.A. shares.
Full Story Baker McKenzie advised Embracer Group in the acquisition of Tarsier Studios, a Swedish game development studio based in Malmö. The acquisition includes the development studio, all employees and intellectual property rights.
Full Story Jones Day advised Truck-Lite Co., LLC, a leading provider of safety lighting, filtration systems, and telematics services for commercial vehicles, in connection with Genstar Capital's significant investment in Truck-Lite. Truck-Lite was owned by affiliates of BDT Capital Partners, Koch Equity Development and Penske Corporation. As part of its investment in Truck-Lite, Genstar acquired BDT and Koch’s ownership interests.
Full Story Jones Day is advising Hansteen Holdings PLC in the £500 million recommended cash acquisition of Hansteen by Potter UK Bidco Limited, a newly-formed company indirectly owned by investment funds advised by affiliates of The Blackstone Group Inc., to be effected by means of a Scheme of Arrangement.
Full Story Jones Day advised Amadeus FiRe AG, Frankfurt, on the €200 million acquisition of 100 percent of the shares in the retraining specialist COMCAVE Holding GmbH, Dortmund.
Full Story Hogan Lovells advised Deutsche Bank on the financing of three low-carbon emission ATR 72-600 aircraft, built by aircraft manufacturer ATR. The aircraft are being leased to Swedish regional airline Braathens Regional Airlines (BRA) by Singapore-based leasing company Avation.
Full Story Holland & Knight represented Audax Private Equity and its portfolio company Fastener Distribution Holdings (FDH) in the acquisition of BTC Electronic Components, a North Carolina-based specialty distributor of high-performance connectors and accessories for the aerospace, military and industrial markets.
Full Story Litigation Attorneys Brandon J. Williams and Kalpesh Mehta have joined Holland & Knight's South Florida Litigation Practice in Miami as senior counsel and staff attorney, respectively. They were both previously with Foley & Lardner.
Full Story K&L Gates LLP has advised Shoptalk and Groceryshop, the leading United States conferences for the retail, grocery, and consumer packaged goods industries, in their acqusition by Hyve Group plc (LSE: HYVE:LN), a leading organizer of international exhibitions and conferences, for USD $145 million.
Full Story ones Day represented Macy's Inc., in connection with the tender offer by Macy’s Retail Holdings, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Macy’s, Inc., to purchase for cash up to $525 million of outstanding debt securities.
Full Story The Firm recently represented the dealer managers in connection with a tender offer by Roche Holdings, Inc. (“Roche”) to purchase for cash, for a maximum combined aggregate purchase price of $2.873 billion, the 7% Notes due 2039 issued by Roche and guaranteed by Roche Holding Ltd, a Swiss corporation (“Roche Holding”), the 3.35% Notes due 2024 issued by Roche and guaranteed by Roche Holding, the 3.25% Notes due 2023 issued by Roche and guaranteed by Roche Holding, the 3% Notes due 2025 issued by
Full Story Kirkland & Ellis advised Wynn Macau, Limited (1128.HK), a leading developer, owner and operator of two integrated destination resorts in Macau, Wynn Palace and Wynn Macau, in the offering of US$1 billion 5.125% senior notes due 2029 pursuant to Rule 144A and Regulation S.
Full Story Holland & Hart represented Degreed, a workforce upskilling platform for one-in-three Fortune 50 companies, in connection with its acquisition of Adepto, a Total Talent platform that provides visibility and access to the skill-sets of current, past, and potential workers. The combined business will accelerate Degreed’s global expansion, and add enhanced skills inventories, on-the-job development experiences, and career mobility to the company’s learning experience platform. Terms were not disclos
Full Story The incoming leaders are set to start four-year terms in July 2020.
Full Story Hogan Lovells represented European contract logistics group ID Logistics in its acquisition of Tampa, FL-based logistics software group Jagged Peak.
Full Story Jones Day is advising UK-based Inflexion Private Equity Partners LLP on its acquisition of the Aspen Pumps group from 3i Group plc. The Firm is also advising on debt financing aspects of the transaction.
Full Story White & Case LLP has advised EQT Credit on its commitment of senior debt facilities to support Vitruvian Partners' acquisition of Sykes Cottages Holdings Limited (Sykes).
Full Story Simpson Thacher is representing the financing sources in connection with Superior Energy Services, Inc.’s definitive agreement to divest its U.S. service rig, coiled tubing, wireline, pressure control, flowback, fluid management and accommodations service lines and combine them with Forbes Energy Services Ltd.'s complementary service lines to create a new, publicly traded company.
Full Story Norton Rose Fulbright is advising in relation to the HK$5.4 billion (US$692.9 million) listing of Poly Property Development Co (Poly Property) on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
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