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Full Story Spencer Fane adds 9 attorneys in Dallas, effective Jan 1, 2020: Scott Seifert, William Hayward, Laurie Patton, Thomas Slover, Chris Summers, Robert Van Amburgh, Macy Matthews, Scott Seifert, and James Drakeley.
Full Story Cleary Gottlieb is representing Saint-Gobain, in its agreement to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Continental Building Products for $37.00 per share, in cash, for a total of approximately $1.4 billion.
Full Story Davis Polk advised the representatives of the several underwriters in Silvergate Capital Corporation's $40 million initial public offering of Class A common stock listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “SI.”
Full Story Holland & Hart adds three attorneys to its real estate development and finance practice: partner Terry Gorrell, of counsel Ned Giles, and associate Kevin Giles. Gorrell and Ned Giles join the firm’s Denver office, while Kevin Giles joins the Aspen office.
Full Story Sidley represents Twin Eagle Pipeline Company, LLC in its sale of Twin Eagle Gardendale Pipeline, LLC to Ironwood Midstream Energy Partners II, LLC.
Full Story Davis Polk advises the placement agents on Applied Therapeutics, Inc.'s $20 million non-public offering of shares of common stock.
Full Story Davis Polk advises Centogene N.V. on its $56 million IPO of common shares listed on the Nasdaq Global Market under the symbol “CNTG.”
Full Story Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP adds Katelyn (Katie) R. Dwyer to its Toledo office as an associate in the Litigation practice group.
Full Story Taft adds former summer associates Allison N. Smith and David Haba as full-time associates in its Cleveland office.
Full Story Ice Miller adds new attorneys Vincent Mora and Kishala Srivastava as associates in its Columbus office. Mora joins the Business Services Group while Srivastava joins the Litigation Group.
Full Story Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP adds real estate attorney Anitra D. Androh as a partner in the Washington, DC office. She was previously a principal at Miles & Stockbridge.
Full Story Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP advises Citigroup Global Markets Inc. as financial advisor to Aircastle Limited in its US$7.4 billion sale to Marubeni Corporation and Mizuho Leasing Company, Limited.
Full Story Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP advises Citigroup Global Markets Inc. as financial advisor in Taylor Morrison Home Corporation's US$2.4 billion acquisition of William Lyon Homes.
Full Story Lowenstein represents ACV Auctions, an online dealer-to-dealer automotive marketplace, in its $150 million late-stage venture capital financing.
Full Story Shearman & Sterling advised Salini Impregilo S.p.A. on its €600 million global offering of new ordinary shares.
Full Story Sidley is representing LifePoint Health, Inc. in its sale and leaseback transaction of 10 acute care hospitals in six markets for $700 million with Medical Properties Trust, Inc.
Full Story GrayRobinson helps obtain $3.9 million Job Growth Grant Fund from the government for Orlando Melbourne International Airport.
Full Story Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP advised Seadrill Limited on its Chapter 11 restructuring transaction.
Full Story Shearman & Sterling represented EnCap Flatrock Midstream Fund IV, L.P. (EFM) in its $400 million equity commitment to Ironwood Midstream Energy Partners II, LLC (Ironwood II). Shearman also represented EFM on IronwoodII's acquisition of Twin Eagle Gardendale Pipeline, LLC.
Full Story Toi Hutchinson, the Director of Community Relations and Social Responsibility at Chapman and Cutler LLP, leaves the firm for new a appointment by Governor J.B. Pritzker to oversee implementation of the new marijuana legalization law in Illinois.
Full Story Ropes & Gray advises Access Information Management, a portfolio company of Berkshire Partners and GI Partners, in its acquisition of EDM Americas' US records and information management business.
Full Story Cleary Gottlieb is representing Tech Data Corp. in its $5.4 billion sale to funds managed by Apollo Global Management Inc.
Full Story Akin Gump advises Longroad Energy Partners, LLC in its acquisition by Fengate Asset Management.
Full Story Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP is advising Revelation Partners LLC on its acquisition of up to 16 health care venture capital investments from GE Ventures.
Full Story Loeb & Loeb represents international television production and distribution company Fremantle Media in its investment in The Immigrant, a scripted production company focused on Latina American content.
Full Story Simpson Thacher represents affiliates of Cerberus Capital Management, L.P. in their acquisition of Kellermeyer Bergensons Services, LLC from GI Partners and its affiliated funds.
Full Story Dentons advised Eastern European real estate investor CPI Property Group on the acquisition of the Equator IV office building in Warsaw from Karimpol Polska, a developer acting in CEE.
Full Story Eckert Seamans adds Benjamin A. Beliles as an associate in the firm’s Richmond office and White Collar Defense & Internal Investigations Group. Beliles is a former Air Force Judge Advocate and spent the past several years practicing private defense.
Full Story ​Fenwick & West represents Enlightened Hospitality Investments in leading a $20 million growth investment in pasta company Banza.
Full Story Fenwick & West represents eSilicon in its sale to Inphi Corporation and the sale of its embedded memory and interface IP assets to Synopsys, Inc.
Full Story Jones Day is defending Conagra Brands, Inc. and its officers and directors in a securities class action and several shareholder derivative actions after its merger with Pinnacle Foods resulted in disappointing quarterly earnings.
Full Story Simpson Thacher represents the underwriters in the public offering by Boston Scientific Corporation of €900 million of its 0.625% Senior Notes due 2027. Boston Scientific used the net proceeds from the offering, together with cash on hand, to fund a related cash tender offer.
Full Story Hogan Lovells representes nine investors in BAC International Bank, Inc.'s large-scale securitization.
Full Story Hogan Lovells advises the lead investor Santander InnoVentures in a financing round for German Fintech company CrossLend. The financing volume amounts to EUR 35 million.
Full Story Hogan Lovells advises Ruby GmbH on the Otto family's acquisition of a 25% stake in the firm.
Full Story Debevoise & Plimpton is advising FWD Group (“FWD”) in an exclusive bancassurance arrangement with with Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Foreign Trade of Vietnam (“Vietcombank”) in which FWD will purchase Vietcombank-Cardif Life Insurance (“VCLI”), a life insurance joint venture between Vietcombank and BNP Paribas Cardif while Vietcombank will distribute FWD life insurance.
Full Story Jones Day adds Thomas M. Devaney to New York Office as a partner in the Firm's Private Equity Practice.
Full Story Dickinson Wright LLP adds Matthew D. Powell as a Senior Patent Agent in its Toronto office.
Full Story Davis Polk and Norton Rose Fulbright represent Dean Foods Co., America's largest milk producer, in Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
Full Story Kevin Morris of Kirkland & Ellis passes away.
Full Story Kutak Rock represents Boulder Housing Partners in the issuance of the Housing Authority of the City of Boulder, Colorado (DBA Boulder Housing Partners) of its Multifamily Housing Revenue Bond (30Pearl Apartments Project) Series 2019 in the original aggregate principal amount of $26,659,208
Full Story Banking attorney John M. Willis joins Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP as of counsel in its Atlanta office and Financial Services Corporate and Regulatory practice group. Willis was previously at Cadence Bank, N.A., where he was senior vice president and senior corporate counsel.
Full Story Holland & Knight represents Silvergate Capital Corporation (NYSE: SI) in its IPO of 3.3 million shares of its Class A common stock at a price $12 per share.
Full Story Michael D. Caples of Butler Snow passes away.
Full Story Morgan Lewis represents Bunker Hill Capital and its portfolio company, the ASPEQ Heating Group companies, in the sale of ASPEQ to Industrial Growth Partners.
Full Story Jones Day adds Rebecca Martin as a partner in the Firm's Health Care & Life Sciences Practice and New York Office. Martin has extensive experience in investigation and litigation matters relating to the healthcare industry.
Full Story Kirkland & Ellis advises Advisor Group on financing for its acquisition of Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc.
Full Story Norton Rose Fulbright relocates its Toronto office to 222 Bay Street in the TD Centre.
Full Story Cleary Gottlieb is advising TPG, PAG Asia Capital, and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board, as selling shareholders, in Cushman & Wakefield’s underwritten public offering of 10 million ordinary shares at a price to the public of $18.35 per share.
Full Story Jones Day represents Well Fargo Bank, National Association as administrative agent and syndication agent in a $325 million construction loan for a Los Angeles, California, mixed-use development project.
Full Story Jenner & Block represents Silgan in its offering of new 4 1/8% senior unsecured notes with an aggregrate principal amount of $400 million.
Full Story Honigman LLP launches new client service initiative Honigman FOCUS which includes services such as flexible staffing solutions, technology tools, creative pricing, value-added services, and legal project management.
Full Story Day Pitney LLP served as U.S. counsel to Planet Fitness, Inc. in its international expansion to Australia. Planet Fitness' first locations are in Tuggerah and Gosford. An additional location in Casula is expected in 2020.
Full Story Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani adds Matthew P. Dixon as a partner in the Insurance practice group and Chicago office. Dixon was previously with Querrey & Harrow, Ltd. in Chicago.
Full Story Burr & Forman LLP represented private equity firm Brentwood Associates in acquiring a majority stake in the Chicken Salad Chick franchise.
Full Story Quarles & Brady LLP adds Christine Hansen as Partner in its Intellectual Property practice group and its Indianapolis office.
Full Story Kirkland & Ellis represents Industrial Growth Partners on its purchase of ASPEQ Heating Group LLC.
Full Story Perkins Coie adds Gary Gansle as a senior counsel in its Labor & Employment practice resident in the Palo Alto office.
Full Story Shumaker Advisors Florida, a subsidiary of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP, opens new Tallahassee office at 113 East College Street.
Full Story Goldberg Segalla successfully represents Agree Rochester NY, LLC in a dispute with Beacon Estates, LLC before the New York State Supreme Court Appellate Division.
Full Story Dentons advises minority shareholders in Russian outdoor advertising operator Russ Outdoor LLC on the sale of their combined 48.57% stake in the Dutch parent company, Russ Out of Home BV, to the owners of Vera-Olymp for over RUB 4 billion.
Full Story Simpson Thatcher is representing Yageo Corporation in its $1.8 billion acquisition of KEMET Corporation.
Full Story Simpson Thacher represents the underwriters in the IPO of LOTTE REIT Co., Ltd. on the KRX KOSPI Market.
Full Story Jorge Jiménez, a partner in Dentons' Mexico office, has been appointed as a member of Dentons' Global Board.
Full Story Morrison & Foerster advises Visa Inc. on its acquisition of a minority equity interest in African fintech company Interswitch Limited.
Full Story Goodwin advises Royalty Pharma on its agreements to make an equity investment in Epizyme, Inc. and to purchase royalties on future worldwide sales of tazemetostat, Epizyme’s lead product candidate, from Epizyme and Eisai Co. Ltd.
Full Story Shearman & Sterling advised the underwriters on Y-mAbs Therapeutics, Inc.’s follow-on public offering of 5.1 million shares of common stock at a public offering price of $28.00 per share.
Full Story Arent Fox LLP adds Oliver Spurgeon III as Senior Government Relations Director in its Government Relations group.
Full Story Reed Smith advised EW Healthcare Partners in its role as a financial sponsor to Cognate BioServices, Inc.
Full Story Bond, Schoeneck & King adds Joshua M.C. O’Neill as an associate in its litigation department resident in its Rochester office.
Full Story Simpson Thacher is representing Arsenal Resources in its second prepackaged chapter 11 restructuring.
Full Story Ropes & Gray advised American Well on its acquisition of Aligned Telehealth.
Full Story Debevoise & Plimpton LLP is advising Guggenheim Securities, LLC as financial advisor to Menlo Therapeutics in its merger with Foamix Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
Full Story Weil is advising Antin Infrastructure Partners on the sale of Kellas Midstream to BlackRock, an institutional investor, and GIC, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund.
Full Story Paul Hastings advised Hong Kong biopharmaceutical company SinoMab BioScience Limited on its US$176.5 million global offering and IPO on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
Full Story Littler Mendelson P.C. opens Singapore office to service clients in Asia.
Full Story Dickinson Wright PLLC adds IP attorney Shauna L. Norton as Of Counsel in the firm’s Las Vegas office.
Full Story Milbank LLP advises lenders on financing for Zentiva’s acquisition of Alvogen’s Central and Eastern European generics business.
Full Story Hogan Lovells advises pharmaceutical company Vifor Pharma on forming a joint venture with Evotec focusing on the research and development of novel therapies in nephrology.
Full Story Bracewell LLP represents Sandler O’Neill + Partners, L.P. and Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc. in a $75 million offering by Veritex Holdings, Inc.
Full Story Milbank LLP advises Piraeus Bank S.A. on a transaction involving the spin-off and sale of a majority stake in its non-performing exposures servicing unit to Intrum Holdings Spain SAU. The newly formed company would be Greece's largest independent debt servicing company.
Full Story Morrison & Foerster represented Ascendent Capital Partners in its US$150 million investment in Best Assistant Education Online Limited,a subsidiary of NetDragon Websoft Holdings Limited.
Full Story Baker Donelson adds health care attorney Michelle Williams as a shareholder of its Baker Ober Health Law Group and in the Firm's Atlanta office.
Full Story Morrison & Foerster advises private equity firm Main Post Partners on its investment in luxury tanning salon SUGARED + BRONZED.
Full Story Goodwin adds Alexis Coll-Very as partner in its Securities + Shareholder Litigation and Government Investigations + Enforcement practices in the Silicon Valley office.
Full Story Ropes & Gray represents six individuals in a lawsuit against the District of Columbia and the D.C. Child and Family Services Agency for allegedly violating federal laws concerning the placement of abused children in need of foster care.
Full Story Kirkland advises Le Tote, Inc. on its acquisition of Lord + Taylor from Hudson’s Bay Company.
Full Story Milbank advised eir on its €350 million offering which will be used to prepay an existing loan.
Full Story Davis Polk advised the joint book-running managers on the $200 million offering by Flex Ltd.
Full Story Sidley served as co-counsel for Oryx Midstream Services LLC in its US$135 million acquisition of the Outrigger Crude Oil Gathering System in the Permian Basin from a subsidiary of Targa Resources Corp.
Full Story Paul Hastings LLP advises DXC Technology Company on its acquisition of additional shares of Virtual Clarity.
Full Story Covington & Burling LLP successfully represents Ukraine before the International Court of Justice regarding Russia's violations of international laws prohibiting racial discrimination and financing of terrorism in Crimea.
Full Story Gibson Dunn represented Pacific Investments Management Co. on its $155 million loan to Prime Group Holdings. Cole Schotz counseled Prime Group on the transaction.
Full Story Davis Polk advises Baker Hughes, a GE company, LLC and Baker Hughes Co-Obligor, Inc. on their $525 million SEC-registered debt offering.
Full Story Shearman & Sterling is advising Canada Pension Plan Investment Board on its acquisition of Pattern Energy Group Inc. in an all-cash transaction for $26.75 per share.
Full Story Weil is advising Chinese silicon wafer supplier Tianjin Zhonghuan Semiconductor on its $298 million investment in Maxeon Solar Technologies as sponsor of Maxeon's spin-off from SunPower.
Full Story Sidley Austin is working with the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the Justice Action Center and the Innovation Law Lab to stop Presidential Proclamation No. 9945 which would ban immigrants based on their ability to obtain health insurance within 30 days of entry.
Full Story Fish & Richardson hires administrative attorney Rachel Merrick Maggs as Chief Marketing and Business Development Officer. Maggs will be building and implementing the firm’s global business development and marketing strategy.
Full Story Latham & Watkins advises real estate data and analytics firm Reonomy on its US$60 million in Series D funding led by Georgian Partners. Reonomy has raised $128 million to date.
Full Story Shane O’Connor joins Snell & Wilmer as an associate in its Denver office and Commercial Litigation group. O'Connor was previously an extern for the Honorable Thomas Mulvahill of the 20th Judicial District.
Full Story Davis Polk advises the distribution agent on Otter Tail Corporation's $75 million offering of common shares.
Full Story Litigation attorney Sulema Medrano joins Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP as a partner in its Chicago office and Insurance practice. Medrano was previously at SmithAmundsen LLC.
Full Story Cadwalader advises Ashford Inc. on its merger with Remington Holdings, LP.
Full Story Faegre Baker Daniels is advising Digi International on its acquisition of Opengear, Inc. for approximately $140 million plus up to an additional $15 million based on revenue performance through 2020.
Full Story Experienced corporate tax attorney Jonathan Flora joins Ballard Spahr as a partner in its Tax Group. Flora was previously a partner at Schnader.
Full Story Kirkland & Ellis is investors led by Mr. Bizuo Liu, the CEO of Cellular Biomedicine Group Inc., certain other senior management members of Cellular Biomedicine, Hillhouse Bio Holdings, L.P. and TF Capital Ranok Ltd. and also included Dangdai International Group Co., Limited and Mission Right Limited in a proposed take private of Cellular Biomedicine for US$19.50 per share.
Full Story Morgan Lewis advise Lincoln Peak Capital on its monority investment in RWC Partners, an international asset manager.
Full Story John Gore rejoins Jones Day as partner in Firm’s Government Regulation Practice after serving as Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Civil Rights Division for the U.S. Department of Justice.
Full Story Ropes & Gray advises TGIF Holdings on an agreement to combine its subsidiary company TGI Fridays with Allegro Merger Corp. The combination will result in TGI Fridays becoming a publicly-listed company.
Full Story Latham & Watkins advises Haier Electronics Group Co., Ltd. and Ozner Water International Holding Limited on their subscription agreement in which Haier will invest HK$1.65 billion in Ozner through subscribing 1,599,248,963 new Ozner Shares at a price of HK$1.03 per share.
Full Story Simpson Thacher represents the initial purchasers, led by Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC and Barclays Capital Inc., in connection with United States Steel Corporation's $350 million offering.
Full Story Dentons advises S-Kreditpartner GmbH, a credit institution in Berlin, on the refinancing of a consumer loan portfolio worth over €500 million via Societas Aurifex UG (haftungsbeschränkt), a special purpose entity incorporated for the purposes of this transaction.
Full Story Dewi Negara Fachri & Partners in association with Hogan Lovells advises the lead investor PT Asuransi Jiwa Sequis Life in a US$33 million Series C funding for PT Sumo Teknologi Solusi. The funding will be used to further develop the firm's healthcare app Alodokter.
Full Story Baker Botts adds Michael Torosian as a member in its Emerging Companies and Venture Capital Practice of its Corporate Department. Torosian will be based in the firm's San Francisco and Palo Alto offices.
Full Story Norton Rose Fulbright advises the Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth fund Mubadala Investment Company PJSC on the sale of its stake in internet provider Hyperoptic, to global investment firm KKR.
Full Story Foley Hoag represents Gambia in a lawsuit against Myanmar before the International Court of Justice in The Hague to hold the country accountable for the genocide of the Rohingya.
Full Story Latham & Watkins is advising Total S.A., SunPower's majority shareholder, in SunPower's plan to separate into two separate companies: SunPower and Maxeon Solar Technologies.
Full Story Baker McKenzie advises pre_IPO investors Stichting Depositary Real Estate Pool and SK Holdings, Ltd. on ESR Cayman Limited's initial public offering and listing on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
Full Story Davis Polk advised MSCI Inc. on its 144A/Regulation S offering of $500 million aggregate principal amount of its 4.000% senior notes due 2029. The notes are guaranteed by certain subsidiaries of MSCI.
Full Story Davis Polk advised the joint book-running managers on Flex Ltd.'s offering of $200 million aggregate principal amount of its 4.875% notes due 2029. The notes will form a single series with the $450 million aggregate principal amount of 4.875% notes due 2029 Flex issued on June 6, 2019.
Full Story Davis Polk advised Baker Hughes, a GE company, LLC and Baker Hughes Co-Obligor, Inc. on their $525 million SEC-registered debt offering of 3.138% notes due 2029.
Full Story Davis Polk is advising Bumble's founder and CEO Whitney Wolfe Herd on Blackstone's acquisition of a majority stake in Bumble's parent company MagicLab. As part of the transaction, Herd will be become the new CEO of MagicLab.
Full Story Ropes & Gray has provided pro bono advice to the Caribbean Biodiversity Fund on establishing and implementing an Ecosystem-based Adaptation Facility.
Full Story Covington & Burling has successfully represented Ukraine in its dispute with the Russian Federation before the International Court of Justice concerning Russia's violations of the International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism and the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination.
Full Story Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP is advising BeiGene on its collaboration with Amgen. As part of their collaboration, Beigene will sell a &2.7 billion interest in itself to Amgen.
Full Story Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP is advising Stryker Corporation on its acquisition of Wright Medical Group N.V.
Full Story Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP is representing Aircastle Limited in its $7.4 billion sale to an entity controlled by affiliates of Marubeni Corporation and Mizuho Leasing Company, Limited.
Full Story Bracewell LLP advised the general partner of DCP Midstream, LP in the sale of all economic interest and incentive distribution rights in DCP for 65 million newly issued DCP common units valued at approximately $1.53 billion. DCP’s general partner is equally owned by Enbridge Inc. and Phillips 66.
Full Story Holland & Hart LLP advises customer communication platform Weave in raising $70 million in a funding.
Full Story King & Spalding advised Songy Highroads, LLC on its $66 financing to fund the development of a Margaritaville hotel and resort by Lake Conroe, Texas.
Full Story Toi Hutchinson leaves role as Director of Community Relations and Social Responsibility at Chapman and Cutler LLP to work with Governor J.B. Pritzker to oversee a new marijuana legalization law in Illinois.
Full Story Fox Rothschild hires Maureen R. Monaghan as a partner in its tax ans wealth planning group in New York. Monaghan was previously at Wuersch & Gering LLP.
Full Story Dentons advises commercial real estate developer Cavatina Holding on its agreement to sell two office buildings, Chmielna 89 in Warsaw and Tischnera Office in Kraków, to Globalworth.
Full Story Butler Snow advised singer Caroline Watkins on her exclusive publishing deal with Warner/Chappell Music and she has released her debut song titled "Drunk Girls in Bathrooms."
Full Story Baker McKenzie, is advising the majority shareholders of MagicLab on the sale of a majority stake in MagicLab to funds managed by Blackstone. MagicLab, which operates the popular dating and social networking apps Badoo, Bumble, Chappy, and Lumen, is valued at approximately $3 billion.
Full Story Baker McKenzie advises Indonesian game payment services provider Achiko Limited on the listing of its shares on SIX Swiss Exchange.
Full Story O’Melveny & Myers LLP represents five children and their parents in lawsuit against Department of Health Secretary Rebekah Gee and the Louisiana Department of Health for failing to provide mental health services to Medicaid-eligible children.
Full Story Kirkland & Ellis advises food sector private equity firm Butterfly Equity acquisition of a majority interest in organic food producer Orgain, Inc.
Full Story Davis Polk is advising Lazard & Co., Limited as joint advisor and sole bookrunner to Bovis Homes Group PLC on its acquisition of the Linden Homes and Partnerships and Regeneration divisions of Galliford Try plc.
Full Story Dentons has advised Tongchuangjiuding Investment Management Group Co., Ltd on its HK$21.5 billion (US$2.74 billion) sale of FTLife Insurance Company Limited to NWS Holdings Limited.
Full Story Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck advises ClubCorp in its acquisition of seven golf and country clubs: Belmont Country Club in Ashburn, Dominion Valley Country Club in Haymarket, Regency at Dominion Valley Country Club in Haymarket, Brier Creek Country Club in Raleigh, Hasentree in Wake Forest, Jupiter Country Club in Jupiter, and Oak Creek Golf Club in Upper Marlboro.
Full Story Slaughter and May represents British American Tobacco after it is accused of using forced and child labor in Malawi.
Full Story Reed Smith adds Chauncey M. Lane as a partner in its Global Corporate Group and Dallas office.
Full Story Lowenstein represents MKG, Pink Sparrow, and their founder Maneesh K. Goyal in their sale to Acceleration Community of Companies.
Full Story Dentons successfully represented an insurance carrier in a dispute with former actor Johnny Depp.
Full Story Blank Rome LLP adds Jill Lipman Beck as an associate in the General Litigation group and Pittsburgh office.
Full Story Blank Rome LLP adds Zachary Cain as an associate in the Maritime group in its Houston office.
Full Story Cooley advised Munich Re on its $250 million equity financing in Next Insurance, a digital insurance provider for small businesses.
Full Story Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP appoints Jennifer S. Recine as head of its Real Estate Litigation practice. Recine joined Stroock in March 2019 after 14 years with a litigation boutique.
Full Story Cleary Gottlieb represented Chinese sports apparel retailer Topsports International Holdings Limited in its approximately $1.15 billion IPO and listing in Hong Kong.
Full Story Boies Schiller Flexner relocates Oakland office to San Francisco.
Full Story Simpson & Thatcher represents the underwriters in connection with global manufacturer Dover Corporation's public offering of €500 million aggregate principal amount of 0.75% Notes due 2027 and $300 million aggregate principal amount of 2.95% Notes due 2029.
Full Story Cleary Gottlieb represented Axreal in connection with its subsidiary Boortmalt's acquisition and financing of Cargill's malt business.
Full Story Wilkie Farr & Gallangher LLP represents venture capital and private equity firm Insight Partners in its $145 million investment in commerce software provider commercetools.
Full Story Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney moves its headquarters to the Union Trust Building in Pittsburg.
Full Story Jones Day advised Crédit Immobilier de France Développement on its first public securitization of residential loans.
Full Story Fried Frank advised a private fund controlled by Brookfield Asset Management on the $1.2 billion sale of a portfolio of residential real estate in New York City to a joint venture between L + M Development Partners and Invesco Real Estate.
Full Story Fried Frank advised private equity firm Yellow Wood Partners on its $300 million financing for its acquisition of foot care brand Dr. Scholl's.
Full Story Kirkland & Ellis advises Buildium, LLC in connection with its acquisition by RealPage, Inc.
Full Story Nexsen Pruet launches its new contract review service NPcontracts360 which relies on a combination of attorneys, trained nonattorneys, and technology.
Full Story Dentons adds Mary Ellen Bench as Counsel in the firm's Real Estate group. Bench previously led the legal team of the City of Mississauga as City Solicitor.
Full Story Butler Snow adds 15 attoneys: Miriam Biffle Santo and Jorge A. Solis in the Birmingham office; James H. Maners, Jianne D. McDonald, Wilson Roe Moore and Alexandra M. Ortiz in the Nashville; Katelyn R. Ashton, Brande L. Boyd, Dawn M. Campbell and Andrew B. Schrack in the Memphis office; Caroline C. Loveless, Samuel J. Noblin and M. Elizabeth Roper in the Ridgeland office; John P. Brown in the Richmond office; and Dalton L. Kelley in the Denver office.
Full Story Weil is representing Gores Holdings III, Inc. in its agreement to merge with Platinum Equity portfolio company PAE, a leading provider of mission-critical services to the U.S. government, armed forces and international customers.
Full Story Greenberg Traurig, LLP adds litigation attorney Steven J. Rosenwasser as a shareholder in the firm’s Atlanta office. Rosenwasser joins from Bondurant, Mixson & Elmore.
Full Story Debevoise & Plimpton LLP has advised global investment firm KKR in the formation of European Fund V, a €5.8 billion fund focused on private equity-related transactions in Western Europe.
Full Story Simpson Thacher represented homebuilder Hovnanian Enterprises, Inc. in its recent financing transactions with certain investors.
Full Story Holland & Knight advised book publisher Penguin Random House in its acquisition of Eric Carle LLC which owns the rights to Eric Carle's childrens' books including "The Very Hungry Caterpillar."
Full Story DLA Piper successfully represented Maryland Reclamation Associates, Inc. against Harford County, Maryland in the Maryland Court of Appeals. The case was in connection with MRA's right to use its land as landfill.
Full Story DLA Piper represented Vindex in its launch, its acquisition of Next Generation Esports, as well as its launch of Esports Engine.
Full Story Ropes & Gray advised alternative investment manager Audax Private Equity on its sale of automotive technology manufacturer AAMP Global to The Halifax Group.
Full Story Davis Polk advised the forward purchaser in the execution of forward sale agreements on 11.8 million shares of Xcel Energy Inc.’s common stock in connection with an SEC-registered offering of an equal number of shares.
Full Story Ropes & Gray represented Hariri Interests, Inc. on the sale of fee and ground lease interests in 600 and 601 Travis Street, Houston, Texas, to the subsidiaries of a joint venture between Cerberus Real Estate Capital Management LLC and Hines Interests Limited Partnership.
Full Story Kirkland & Ellis advised Funds advised by Apax Partners in connection with its acquisition of Lexitas from Trinity Hunt Partners and other investors.
Full Story Clifford Chance hires Sophie Schwass as its new U.K. chief operating officer. Schwass was previously head of legal operations at Lloyds Banking Group.
Full Story Norton Rose Fulbright advised EOLFI, French group on the sale of all of its shares to Société des Pétroles Shell, the French subsidiary of the Anglo-Dutch group Shell.
Full Story Paul Weiss advised a fund sponsored and managed by CIM Group, L.P. in the sale of One Tehama to Bell Sound USA LLC.
Full Story White & Case LLP advised Landesbank Baden-Württemberg on its first issue of Additional Tier 1 bonds with a total principal amount of €750 Million.
Full Story White & Case LLP advised Takeda on its agreement to sell a portfolio of select products to STADA Arzneimittel AG for a total value of US$660 million.
Full Story Cooley represented Fangdd in it $78 million initial public offering.
Full Story Covington & Burling elects sports partner Douglas Gibson for a four-year term as the firm's next chairperson effective Jan 1,2020.
Full Story First Court of Appeals Justice Laura Carter Higley has stepped down after being diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.
Full Story Carmen Castellano, who was previously the head of Allen & Overy’s Italian intellectual property practice, will lead IP Boutique Acuminis' new Milan location.
Full Story Latham & Watkins successfully represented the Eurona Group in connection with the refinancing of its debt before the Spanish Commercial Court, which upheld the homologation of the Eurona Group’s restructuring.
Full Story Norton Rose Fulbright elects Jeff Cody as US Managing Parner and Chair of the US Management Committee effective Jan 1, 2020.
Full Story Miles & Stockbridge adds real estate and land use lawyer Erin E. Girard as a principal in its Rockville office.
Full Story Miles & Stockbridge adds José Bahamonde-González Joins as its first Chief Diversity, Inclusion & Professional Development Officer.
Full Story Milbank LLP advised United States Steel Corporation in its acquisition of a 49.9% ownership interest in Big River Steel for approximately $700 million.
Full Story Kirkland represents J.P. Morgan in closing its Lynstone Special Situations Fund which raised $1.06 billion in capital. The fund will invest in distressed situations in North American and European credit markets.
Full Story Haynes and Boone LLP adds patent litigation attorney Eugene Goryunov as a partner in its Chicago office.
Full Story Kirkland & Ellis advised QL Capital Partners, LP on its partnership with Devon Energy Corporation to fund selected gas gathering and compression assets owned by Devon in Devon’s highly productive “Cotton Draw” development area within the Delaware Basin.
Full Story Fenwick & West represented Percolate in its acquisition by Seismic.
Full Story Greenberg Traurig adds litigation partner Steven Rosenwasser from Bondurant Mixson & Elmore. Rosenwasser will be focusing his litigation practice on Atlanta's fintech and payments industry.
Full Story Sean Royall of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP will be joining Kirland & Ellis as a partner as soon as he finishes his current obligations to his firm. Royall will be joining partners Olivia Adendorff and Richard Cunningham who have already moved to Kirkland.
Full Story Kirkland & Ellis adds litigation partner Jeremy Fieldings in its Dallas office.
Full Story Fox Rothschild LLP adds partner Maureen Monaghan to its Tax & Wealth Planning Department in New York.
Full Story Cleary Gottlieb is representing Verizon Communications Inc. in its A$1.25 billion offering.
Full Story K&L Gates LLP adds partner Jacqueline B. Hoffman and of counsel Lindsey Rogers-Seitz in its health care practice. Hoffman is based in the Dallas office while Rogers-Seitz, in the Research Triange office.
Full Story Ropes & Gray advises the Special Committee of Vince Holding Corp in its acquisition of Rebecca Taylor and Parker.
Full Story Troutman & Sanders obtains summary judgement for Anthem, Inc. in which The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio decided that managed care providers can send prerecorded messages to a member's landline, even if the number has been reassigned to a non-member, without prior consent.
Full Story Kirkland & Ellis hires Olivia Adendorff, the co-chair of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher's antitrust and competition practice, as a partner in the Dallas office. Richard Cummingham also joined recently join Kirkland in its Washington D.C. office from Gibson.
Full Story Cahill represented the initial purchasers in the Rule 144A offering of €550,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 0.750% senior notes due 2023 for Crown European Holdings S.A. Proceeds from the offering were used to refinancing existing indebtedness.
Full Story King & Wood Mallesons is one of the law firms advising on Postal Savings Bank of China Co. Ltd.’s Shanghai listing, which could be the largest listing in China in four years.
Full Story Baker McKenzie appoints new managing team in Italy: Francesco Pisciotta, Massimiliano Biolchini, Alberto Fornari and Lorenzo de Martinis. Piscoitta is the new managing partner of the Milan and Rome offices.
Full Story O'Melveny & Myers rehires corporate finance partner Jeffery Norton from Dechert.
Full Story DLA Piper adds Michael Sitzman to its Intellectual Property and Technology practice as a partner in the San Francisco office. He will serve as US chair of the firm's Life Sciences Patent Litigation practice.
Full Story Baker McKenzie advised private equity funds Red River West and Blisce in connection with their US$40 million investment in French digital media company Brut SAS.
Full Story Baker McKenzie advised Claranova on buying out the managers and minority shareholders of Avanquest Canada, Inc., a subsidiary of Avanquest Software SAS which owns the Upclick, SodaPDF and Adaware activities, with the aim of acquiring their remaining preferred shares.
Full Story Hogan Lovells advised Alinta Energy in the financing of the A$200 million Chichester Solar Gas Hybrid project in Western Australia.
Full Story Hogan Lovells adds Laurence Davidson as a partner in the Corporate practice and Hong Kong office. Davidson previously worked at HNA Group, a Chinese investment conglomerate.
Full Story Hogan Lovells advised Société Générale Corporate and Investment Banking, Ingepar, Agence Française de Développement, Crédit Industriel et Commercial and several other financial institutions as senior lenders and tax investors on a complex AFIC-supported French Overseas LODEOM Tax Leases of two 787-9s for Air Tahiti Nui.
Full Story Seyfarth Shaw LLP successfully defends Phillips 66 Company against a former employee who failed a drug test.
Full Story Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck adds Airina Rodrigues to its Brand Management, Trademark & Copyright Protection practice as a shareholder in its Denver office.
Full Story Goodwin opens a new office in Cambridge, United Kingdom. The office will focus oon life science and technology.
Full Story Kirkland & Ellis successfully represented Pizza Express and Mothercare in restructuring.
Full Story Kutak Rock successfully defended Transwestern Commercial Services Arizona, LLC/Zurich and Star Roofing in an insurance coverage action against Starr Surplus before the Arizona Court of Appeals.
Full Story Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan will start accepting cryptocurrencies as payment for services.
Full Story Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP advised Brookfield Asset Management Inc. in closing its flagship global private equity fund, Brookfield Capital Partners V. The closing of BCP V included $9 billion in total equity commitments, exceeding the original $7 billion fundraising target.
Full Story Norton Rose Fulbright partners with Asia Securities Industry & Financial Markets Association on its new industry white paper, “Tokenised Securities – A Roadmap for Market Participants and Regulators.”
Full Story Covington & Burling appoints corporate partner Douglas Gibson chairman.
Full Story Morgan Lewis adds two corporate partners: Chadi Salloum from Akin Gump and Jennifer Josefson from King & Spalding. Salloum will be based in the Dubai and Abu Dhabi offices and Josefson, in the Moscow and London offices.
Full Story Morgan Lewis represented OMERS Ventures in the $30 million Series C financing of Crunchbase.
Full Story Kutak Rock counseled University of Northern Colorado in connection with the issuance of $32,855,000 of the Board of Trustees for the University of Northern Colorado Institutional Enterprise Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2019A.
Full Story Morgan Lewis represented Pathlight Capital LP in connection with its inaugural funds, Pathlight Capital Fund I LP and Pathlight Capital Offshore Fund I LP, with $540 million of capital commitments.
Full Story Fenwick & West represented Curated in its Series A financing of $27.5 million led by Forerunner Ventures.
Full Story Norton Rose Fulbright elects Dallas partner Jeff Cody to lead the firm’s U.S. operations as U.S. managing partner and chair of the U.S. management committee effective Jan. 1.
Full Story Davis Polk advised Clarivate Analytics plc on the refinancing of its existing credit facility and unsecured senior notes pursuant to which its subsidiary Camelot Finance S.A. issued $700 million in aggregate principal amount of 4.50% senior secured notes due 2026 in a Rule 144A/Regulation S offering and Camelot Finance and certain of its other subsidiaries entered into a $1.15 billion senior secured credit facility consisting of a $900 million term loan and a $250 million revolving credit facili
Full Story Ropes & Gray advised BV Investment Partners in the purchase of EDCO Health Information Solutions Inc., a leading provider of automated unstructured data indexing solutions for healthcare providers.
Full Story Davis Polk advised the underwriters on a $38.4 million initial public offering of common stock of RAPT Therapeutics, Inc.
Full Story Davis Polk advised The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc on its SEC-registered shelf takedown of $750 million aggregate principal amount of fixed-to-fixed reset rate subordinated tier 2 notes due 2029.
Full Story Davis Polk advised the underwriter in the secondary offering of 6,864,545 shares of common stock of Crocs, Inc. by selling stockholders affiliated with The Blackstone Group Inc.
Full Story Jenner & Block obtains a $6 million settlement for The Morganti Group, Inc. and Hassan Allam Construction (the JV) in its joint-venture dispute against the US Army Corps of Engineers.
Full Story DLA Piper appoints corporate partner Nicole Brennig as co-managing partner of the Austin office.
Full Story King & Spalding counsels Wiggy Wash in its acquisition by Mammoth Holdings LLC.
Full Story Frost Brown Todd LLC adds Thomas Allen as a Member in its Dallas office and litigation team.
Full Story Arent Fox LLP adds Partner John J. Sarchio in its Insurance & Reinsurance practice and New York office.
Full Story Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr adds Javier J. Rodriguez as a partner in the Litigation Practice, resident in the Miami office.
Full Story Jones Day is advising Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Co., Ltd. on its acquisition of an 11% interest, including five biopharmaceutical companies, in Roivant Sciences for $3 billion.
Full Story K&S advises InstarAGF Asset Management on its acquisition of Oilfield Water Logistics from NGP Energy Capital Management and NGP Energy Technology Partners and other private shareholders.
Full Story King & Spalding defends BASF in IP dispute with Ingevity Corp. Judge allows BASF to bring antitrust counterclaim.
Full Story King & Spalding hires life science litigation partner Adam Spicer from Butler Snow LLP.
Full Story Jones Day advised Natixis and BofA Merrill Lynch, joint lead managers, and Natixis, interest rate swap counterparty, in the securitization of French residential loans originated by the Banques Populaires and the Caisses d'Epargne through the French fonds commun de titrisation “BPCE Home Loans FCT 2019”.
Full Story Burr & Forman adds Ross Johnson to the General Commercial Litigation practice group and Nashville office. Johnson focuses on assisting clients in general business litigation matters and commercial disputes.
Full Story Hogan Lovells adds real estate finance partner Ana Lazo Tenzer in the Corporate practice in Denver. Tenzer will be a member of the firm’s national real estate team.
Full Story Simpson Thacher represented selling stockholders affiliated with The Blackstone Group Inc. in connection with a public offering of the common stock of Crocs, Inc.
Full Story Kirkland & Ellis represented Apax Partners in connection with its acquisition of a majority interest in ADCO Group.
Full Story Proskauer represented Race Roster, a leading provider of running event technology, in its sale to an affiliate of ASICS Corporation.
Full Story Hogan Lovells has advised Mexico-based venture capital fund ALLVP as it took a lead role in the Series B funding of Colombian food tech company MUY Tech Inc. The second round of funding raised a total of US$15 million.
Full Story Husch Blackwelladds Michael J. Kelly to the firm as a litigation senior counsel in its Real Estate, Development & Construction group.
Full Story Baker Botts L.L.P. advised Portugese energy conglomerate Galp Energia SGPS S.A. (Galp) on a long-term framework agreement with Spanish solar deeloper and operator X-Elio to enter into several synthetic power purchase agreements.
Full Story Kirkland & Ellis advised international pharmaceutical company STADA Arzneimittel AG, a portfolio company of Bain Capital Private Equity and Cinven, on the US$660 million acquisition of a portfolio of over-the-counter and prescription pharmaceutical assets in Russia, Georgia and the CIS from Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited.
Full Story Jones Day is advising Marathon Petroleum Corporation on the spin-off of Speedway LLC into an independent, publicly traded company. Speedway will consist of MPC's company-owned retail store operations, with an expected 2019 EBITDA of approximately $1.5 billion. MPC will retain its direct-dealer business.
Full Story DLA Piper represented London-based technology consulting firm Contino on its sale to Cognizant.
Full Story Baker McKenzie advised one of the leading Middle East healthcare providers American Hospital Dubai, part of Mohamed & Obaid Al Mulla Group, on its joint venture agreement with Swedish in vitro fertilization pioneer Livio AB.
Full Story Wilson Elser teams up with Brokerslink, a Swiss-based global insurance brokerage network, to launch a global legal service for Brokerlink's independent partners.
Full Story Norton Rose Fulbright advised Santander Bank Polska S.A. and Bank BNP Paribas Bank Polska S.A. on its loans to several companies in Poland: DUKA (kitchen equipment retailer), DLH (wood products producer), Miloo Home (home equipment retailer) and Incood (stationery and school materials producer).
Full Story Latham & Watkins advised ESR Cayman Limited on its global offering and listing of shares on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited. Dealings in the shares of ESR commenced on 1 November. Gross proceeds from the global offering were approximately US$1.6 billion.
Full Story Nixon Peabody appoints Kathleen Ceglarski Burns and Christopher Froeb as co-managing partners of its Boston office.
Full Story Baker McKenzie advised private equity investor FSN Capital V on its acquistion of a majority interest in each of Fellowmind, eCraft and Orango, to create a leading European Group specialized in Microsoft Business Applications and Digital Workplace.
Full Story Dentons acted as English law and Luxembourg counsel to CPI Property Group, which owns income-generating real estate in Eastern Europe, on the issue of Regulation S €750 million 1.625% green bonds due 2027. This transaction represents CPI's debut green bond issuance, making CPI the first real estate group to issue green bonds in its region. The joint lead managers were Barclays, Deutsche Bank, HSBC, Raiffeisen Bank and Société Générale.
Full Story Dentons advised the Spanish company COMSA S.A.U. on its debt restructuring and issuing of new shares in Trakcja PRKiI S.A., a leading Polish infrastructure and energy company listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange.
Full Story Baker McKenzie hires Thomas Gierath in its Munich office as a partner effective January 1, 2020. Thomas Gierath was previously headed the German tax practice at Reed Smith in Munich. Associate Viktoria Ritter will also be joining from Reed Smith.
Full Story White & Case LLP advised Goldman Sachs on funding Twiga Foods, the Kenya-based food logistics startup.
Full Story White & Case LLP advised Icade Santé on its inaugural bond for an aggregate amount of €500 million with a maturity of ten years and a coupon of 0.875%.
Full Story White & Case LLP advised the senior lenders on the AUD$366 million limited recourse project financing of the Yandin Wind Farm in Western Australia, a partnership between Alinta Energy and RATCH-Australia.
Full Story Pillsbury advised Bal Seal Engineering, Inc., a global provider of custom-engineered sealing, connecting, conducting, and shielding solutions for original equipment manufacturers, on its pending sale to Kaman Corporation for approximately $330 million under a securities and asset purchase.
Full Story Goodwin relocates its Washington, DC office from 901 New York Avenue to a built-to-suit space at 1900 N Street in Washington's Dupont Circle Historic District.
Full Story Reed Smith adds Sarah L. Bruno as a partner in its global IP, Tech & Data Group and San Francisco office.
Full Story Reed Smith hires Stephanie Chan as partner in its litigation practice in its Hong Kong office. she was previously at Ashurst.
Full Story Spencer Fane LLP adds Erica Montague as an associate in the firm’s Denver office and Special Districts practice group. She was previously a summer associate.
Full Story Eckert Seamans adds IP associate Michael T. Regan to the firm’s Philadelphia office and Business Division.
Full Story Fenwick & West represented Smart Ag, a farming tecnology company, in its acquisition by Raven Industries, Inc.
Full Story Hogan Lovells has added Michael Kuh as a partner in the Corporate practice in New York.
Full Story Peckar & Abramson, P.C. adds corporate attorneys Timothy A. Rothberg as partner and and Jonathan Scott Miles as Senior Counsel to its Houston Construction & Infrastructure Practice.
Full Story Davis Polk advised Morgan Stanley in its SEC-registered offering of $69 million aggregate principal amount of synthetic convertible notes due October 25, 2024. The notes are linked to the common stock of Microsoft Corporation and will pay, at maturity, a cash payment equal to the greater of the stated principal amount and the alternative redemption amount, which is calculated based on the extent to which the price of Microsoft stock has appreciated above the strike price.
Full Story Davis Polk is advising Hudson Group in its acquisition of a controlling interest in of OHM Concession Group LLC.
Full Story Greenberg Traurig adds one shareholder and four associates to its Mexico City office. Rodrigo Orozco Waters joins as a shareholder while Víctor Felipe Callarisa Rivera, Alfonso Malagón Lozano, Edgar Fernando Orozco Ceballos and José Manuel López Castro join as associates.
Full Story Latham & Watkins is representing Wright Medical Group N.V. in its sale to Stryker Corporation for total enterprise value of approximately US$5.4 billion.
Full Story Dentons hires natural resources lawyer Robin Longe as a partner the firm's Corporate group and Vancouver office.
Full Story Foley & Lardner LLP adds Paul Joseph in its Government Solutions Practice Group as of counsel in the Washington, D.C. office. Joseph previously served as Associate Chief Counsel for Enforcement in the Office of the Chief Counsel at the U.S. F.D.A.
Full Story Sullivan & Cromwell advised WinnCompanies in connection with its planned $38.3 million residential construction project in the Hamilton Canal Innovation District.
Full Story McGuireWood adds transactional lawyer Phyllis Young to the firm's debt finance practice as a partner in the firm’s Dallas and Houston offices.
Full Story Shearman & Sterling represented the initial purchasers in connection with Radiance Capital Investments Limited’s offering of $250 million aggregate principal amount of its 11.75% senior notes due 2021.
Full Story Former partner Jeffery Norton rejoins O’Melveny in its Corporate Finance group and New York office.
Full Story Baker McKenzie advises DC Advisory Holdings Limited and Daiwa Sustainable Investments Limited in their acquisition of 50% of the share capital in Green Giraffe Advisory B.V. and Green Tower B.V.
Full Story Fisher Phillips adds new associate Marilyn Higdon in the firm’s Memphis office. Higdon was previously an intern at a global shipping company.
Full Story Hughes Hubbard is representing CBS Corp. in its merger with Viacom Inc. in an all-stock transaction worth $30 billion. The deal is expected to close early December and the new entity will be called ViacomCBS Inc.
Full Story Epstein Becker Green adds labor and employment attorney Garen E. Dodge to the firm's Washington, DC office. Prior to joining EBG, Mr. Dodge practiced at Sheppard Mullin.
Full Story Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP adds former Ashurst labor & employment practice head Nataline Fleury as a partner in the firm's Paris office. She will be accompanied by two associates, Claire-Marie Hincelin and Charline Cosmao.
Full Story Dentons has advised S-Kreditpartner GmbH, a credit institution in Berlin, on the refinancing of a consumer loan portfolio worth over €500 million via Societas Aurifex UG, a special purpose entity incorporated for the purposes of this transaction. Societas Aurifex acquired the portfolio and financed the purchase via an untranched certificated loan arranged by Landesbank Baden-Württemberg. The special purpose entity was established via the TSI platform of True Sale International.
Full Story Stoel Rives LLP adds three associate attorneys in the firm's Alaska office. Shannon Behm-Bleicher joins the office in the firm’s Environment, Land Use and Natural Resources group, Connor Smith in the Litigation group, and Heather Twitchell in the Corporate group.
Full Story Derek Swanson rejoins Dentons as counsel in the Corporate practice and Atlanta office. Swanson was previously vice president, acting general counsel and secretary for a global manufacturer of highly engineered capital equipment.
Full Story White & Case LLP advises alternative investment fund Oaktree Capital Management on the sale of student housing operator Groupe Kley to AXA IM – Real Assets.
Full Story White & Case LLP advises private equity investor Verdane on an agreement to increase its investment to become the new majority owner of recommerce provider momox.
Full Story White & Case LLP advises BNP Paribas, JP Morgan, Natixis and Standard Chartered Bank, as Joint Lead Managers and Bookrunners, on the 144A/Reg S offering by Banque Ouest Africaine de Développement (BOAD) of its €830 million 4.70% notes due 2031.
Full Story White & Case LLP advises BNP Paribas, Citigroup and JP Morgan, as Joint Lead Managers, on the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire's €1.7 billion dual tranche 144A/Reg S bond offering and on the republic's tender offer to purchase several series of existing bonds.
Full Story Baker Botts L.L.P. adds litigation attorney Cheryl A. Cauley as a partner in the firm’s Palo Alto office.
Full Story Latham & Watkins adds Patrick Mitchell to the firm’s London office as a partner in the Entertainment, Sports & Media Practice.
Full Story Former Ashurst counsel Stephanie Chan joins Reed Smith in Hong Kong as a partner. She focuses her practice on litigation.
Full Story Hogan Lovells regulatory partner Yarmela Pavlovic has made a lateral move to Manatt, Phelps & Phillip in San Francisco. Pasvlovic focuses her practice on digital healthcare and will be a part of the digital and technology group.
Full Story Reed Smith has become the first international law firm to convert to an Alternative Business Structure. This change will allow the firm to be managed or owned by nonattorneys, provide more services, and receive outside investments.
Full Story Linklaters and Garrigues are advising International Consolidated Airlines Group on its acquisitoin of Air Europa for €1 billion.
Full Story Bird & Bird has won a mandate on Mothercare’s administration, as the company collapses.
Full Story Dentons has advised Tongchuangjiuding Investment Management Group Co., Ltd on its HK$21.5 billion sale of all of its equity interest in FTLife Insurance Company Limited to NWS Holdings Limited.
Full Story Eckert Seamans adds associate Corey Sullivan Martin in the firm’s Boston office and Litigation Division. She previously worked at a regional law firm and focused on torts, product liabilty, first-party property claims, and insurance matters.
Full Story Fenwick & West represents Fitbit in its acquisition by Google LLC for approximately $2.1 billion.
Full Story Jones Day advised The Timken Company in its acquisition of BEKA Lubrication for $165 million.
Full Story Latham & Watkins LLP represents Platinum Equity and PAE in its merger agreement with Gores Holdings III, Inc.
Full Story Jones Day advised J.F. Lehman & Company in its acquisition by BEI Precision Systems & Space Company, Inc., a portfolio company of Wenzel Associates, Inc.
Full Story Jones Day advised J.F. Lehman & Company in its acquisition by BEI Precision Systems & Space Company, Inc., a portfolio company of Wenzel Associates, Inc.
Full Story Jones Day advised J.F. Lehman & Company in its acquisition by BEI Precision Systems & Space Company, Inc., a portfolio company of Wenzel Associates, Inc.
Full Story Drew & Napier of Singapore hires Tju Liang Chua as energy director. Chua was formerly a partner at Sidley Austin.
Full Story Sidley is representing Athene Holding Ltd., a retirement services and insurance company in Bermuda, in the sale of U.S.$1.55 billion of common shares to Apollo Global Management, Inc.
Full Story Sullivan & Cromwell LLP successfully defends Barclays in a class action lawsuit alleging the bank conspired with 9 others to fix the price of Mexican government bonds.
Full Story U.S. Senate confirms Dinsmore Partner Justin Walker's lifetime appointment as a U.S. district judge for the Western District of Kentucky.
Full Story Dentons advises Smart Finace, new real estate financing company, on setting up a new loan platform for buy-to-let mortgages.
Full Story Kilpatrick Townsend counsels the Snoqualmie Indian Tribe in their acquisition of the Salish Lodge and Spa from Muckleshoot Tribe for $125 million.
Full Story Goodwin advised BeiGene, Ltd. on its sale of $2.7 billion in global strategic oncology shares to Amgen as part of a collaboration for the commercialization and development in China of Amgen’s XGEVA® (denosumab), KYPROLIS® (carfilzomib), and BLINCYTO® (blinatumomab), and the joint global development of 20 oncology assets in Amgen’s pipeline, with BeiGene responsible for development and commercialization in China.
Full Story Baker McKenzie is representing Kraton Corporation in the sale of its Cariflex business unit to South Korea-based conglomerate Daelim Industrial Co., for $530 million. The transaction is expected to close early 2020.
Full Story Davis Polk advised the joint bookrunners in C&A Modas S.A.'s initial public offering of approximately U.S.$406 million on the São Paulo Stock Exchange.
Full Story Baker Botts represents Bristow Group in Chapter 11.
Full Story Cravath is representing Roivant Sciences Ltd. in its merger agreement with Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Co., Ltd.
Full Story Jones Day represented The Riverside Company in the acquisition and related financing of OmniUpdate and subsequent merger with its portfolio company Destiny Solutions.
Full Story White & Case LLP has advised Malakoff Corporation Berhad, a company based in Malaysia, on the sale of its 50 percent interest in the Macarthur Wind Farm, located in Victoria's Western District.
Full Story Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner advised AEW Nox GmbH & Co. Geschlossene Investmentkommanditgesellschaft on the acquisition of the innovative office space complex New Eastside Munich – Factory Loft from Optima-Aegidius Group.
Full Story Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP is advising CMA Terminals, a subsidiary of CMA CGM, in connection with the subconcession from Lekki Port LFTZ Enterprise Limited to a dedicated subsidiary controlled by CMAT of the container terminal operations of the Lekki Deep Sea Port that LPLEL is developing in the Lagos Free Trade Zone, Lagos State, Nigeria.
Full Story Greenberg Traurig, LLP counseled Oppenheimer & Co., Inc. and Republic Bank Limited, the initial purchasers and sole bookrunners, in the US$400 million note offering by Telecommunications Services of Trinidad & Tobago.
Full Story Drinker Biddle successfully defended Newtrend USA Co. Ltd. against transshipment allegations made by its competitor Salvi Chemical Industries Ltd.
Full Story Debevoise & Plimpton LLP is advising Wilsonart, a portfolio company of Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, in the sale of its Wilsonart Asia business to Aica Kogyo Co., Ltd. and the Development Bank of Japan Inc. The transaction is expected to close by the end of of 2019.
Full Story GrayRobinson, P.A. adds five attorneys and three professional staff members from Espinosa Martinez Law. Jorge Espinosa, Elio F. Martinez, Jr., and Francesca Russo will join as shareholders while Pablo Meles and Robert R. Jimenez will join as counsel and associate, respectively. The attorneys join GrayRobinson’s intellectual property and technology practice effective November 1.
Full Story Pepper Hamilton is representing TELA Bio, Inc. in its IPO filing with the SEC. The company plans to raise $60 million and applied to be listed on the Nasdaq under the symbol TELA.
Full Story Unaccredited law school Lady Justice Law School in Bakersfield, CA will be closing. It opened three years ago and had up to ten students attending.
Full Story Simpson Thacher represented The Hershey Company in a $300 million offering. The proceeds will be used to repay a portion of the commercial paper issued to fund the acquisition of ONE Brands, LLC and pay related fees and expenses and for general corporate purposes.
Full Story Sidley represented Anixter International Inc. in its acquisition by an affiliate of Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately US$3.8 billion.
Full Story Proskaur adds regulatory partner Kirsten Lapham to its Global Private Funds Practice in London. The firm also adds Aranpreet Randhawa as special funds counsel. They join from Ropes & Gray and Linklaters respectively.
Full Story Addleshaw Goddard is advising the U.K. Department for Transport on a legal dispute brought by a consortium of railway operators.
Full Story Hogan Lovells relaunches Johannesburg office and adds five partners and two counsel. The five new partners are: Wessel Badenhorst, as Office Managing Partner, Vivien Chaplin, Laurie Hammond, Lesley Morphet and Kevin Pietersen. Charles Marais and Rachel Kelly join as counsel.
Full Story Paul Hastings LLP hires Of Counsel Peter B. Axelrod in the firm’s Investigations and White Collar Defense practice based in New York. He was previously at the U.S. Department of Justice, where he served as the Attaché for France and Monaco.
Full Story Jones Day advised Iberdrola Energía Tamazunchale, S.A. de C.V. and Iberdrola Generación México, S.A. de C.V in the acquisition of Tamazunchale Energía, S.A.P.I. de C.V. from PROTAMA, S.A. DE C.V..
Full Story Sheppard Mullin represented esports company Vindex in its $60 million Series A Funding, it acquisition of Next Generation Esports, and its launch of Esports Engine. These moves immediately make Vindex the largest pure-play esports infrastructure platform.
Full Story Williams Mullen hires three first-year associates: Megan Italiano who will practice healthcare law in the Virginia Beach office, Sara Tandy who will practice Labor & Employment law in the Richmond, VA office and Pierce Werner who will practice Environmental law in the Columbia, SC office.
Full Story Taft counsels Hammond, Kennedy, Whitney & Company, Inc. (HKW) in its sale of Gatekeeper Systems, Inc. to Graham Partners, Inc.
Full Story Frost Brown Todd’s Pittsburgh office welcomes Lauren Wylie as Member in the Business and Commercial Litigation and Construction practice groups.
Full Story Davis Polk advises investment funds in connection with Sable Permian Resources, LLC's $2.1 billion debt restructuring.
Full Story Davis Polk advises Arco Platform Limited on its SEC-registered, $331.9 Million follow-on offering of 7,719,503 Class A common shares. The shares are listed on the Nasdaq as "ARCE."
Full Story Simpson Thacher represents Vivo Capital in connection with raising $1.43 billion for Vivo Capital Fund IX, L.P. which focuses on making investments in public and private healthcare and life science companies in the U.S. and China.
Full Story Fox Rothschild LLP adds Mhare O. Mouradian in Los Angeles as a partner in the Litigation Department.
Full Story Vedder Price represents Stonebriar Commercial Finance in its sixth commercial equipment asset-backed securitization.
Full Story Debevoise is advising Mitsui & Co., Inc. in its acquisition of a minority interest in Capitala Group and the formation of a strategic partnership between the two firms.
Full Story Jenner & Block obtains a victory in the UK Supreme Court for Singularis, a company in liquidation. The court found that Daiwa is liable to Singularis in negligence for facilitating the misappropriation of funds out of Singularis’ account in 2009.
Full Story Mayer Brown advises Vitruvian Partners on acquisition of a majority stake in Sykes Holiday Cottages, a UK holiday home provider.
Full Story Holland & Knight represents Dollarama Inc., a Canadian value retailer, in its acquisition of 50.1 percent interest in Dollarcity, its Latin American counterpart.
Full Story Fenwick & West represents Augmedix in raising an additional $19 million in Series B funding that includes investments from Redmile Group, McKesson Ventures, DCM Ventures, Wanxiang Healthcare Investments and others.
Full Story Cadwalader advised Corindus Vascular Robotics, Inc. on its acquisition by a subsidiary of Siemens Healthineers AG in a transaction valued at $1.1 billion.
Full Story Kelley Drye & Warren appoints Dana Rosenfeld managing partner effetive Jan. 1, 2020. Rosenfeld will be the first female managing partner in 183 years.
Full Story Vincent F. Vaccarella P.A. represents Alan Potamkin, executive and heir to Potamkin Auto, in lawsuit against developer Fort Partners LLC over alleged deficient construction work by Fort Partners.
Full Story King & Spalding defends Equifax in class action lawsuit relating to company's mass data breach. Equifax agrees to pay over $1.4 billion.
Full Story Watson Burton to merge with Weightmans.
Full Story Hogan Lovells hires corporate partner Laurence Davidson in it Hong Kong practice. Davidson starts on Nov. 11.
Full Story King & Spalding adds partners Lawrence Yanowitch, Thomas Knox, Charles Katz, and Keremy Schropp to its Corporate, Finance and Investments practice.
Full Story King & Spalding represents GM in class action dispute in Florida over alleged defective driveshafts.
Full Story McGuireWoods Jacksonville associate Courtney McCormick will leave firm on Nov. 6 to join Crowley Maritime Corp. as a senior counsel.
Full Story Fried Frank counsels a private fund controlled by Brookfield Asset Management in connection with its sale of a real estate portfolio worth approximately US$1.2 billion to a joint venture between L+M Developement partners and Invesco Real Estate.
Full Story King & Spalding hires Jonathan Arkins and promotes Ryan McNaughton to partner.
Full Story King & Spalding optains favorable ruling for Health Insurance Inovations
Full Story White & Case LLP advises Karo Pharma AB on its fully underwritten SEK 2 billion rights issue which was fully underwritten by Karo Intressenter AB, which is controlled by EQT, and Venture Holding S.à r.l. SPF.
Full Story White & Case LLP advises FFP on the issuance of its inaugural bond for an aggregate amount of €300 million with a maturity of seven years and a coupon of 1.875%.
Full Story Simpson Thacher represented Chilean forestry company Celulosa Arauco y Constitución S.A. in an offering of US$500 million aggregate principal amount of 4.2% Notes due 2030 and US$500 million aggregate principal amount of 5.15% Notes due 2050. The offering was conducted in reliance upon Rule 144A and Regulation S under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933.
Full Story White & Case LLP advises the European Investment Fund, as the Guarantor of Senior Notes, on a securitisation concluded by Alior Leasing sp. z o.o., the leasing subsidiary within Alior Bank Group.
Full Story White & Case LLP advisess a consortium consisting of Altor Fund V, the Strawberry Group and TDR Capital on the acquisition of the business of Thomas Cook Northern Europe (Vinggruppen).
Full Story King & Spalding adds litigation partner Adam Spicer to the firm’s Trial & Global Disputes practice group in Atlanta. Spicer focuses on complex pharmaceutical and life sciences matters.
Full Story Crowell & Moring wins $3 Million in compensation for client Walter Lomax from the Maryland Board of Public Works. Lomax was wrongfully incarcerated for 39 years.
Full Story Ogletree Deakins adds Kevin Walker to the firm’s Morristown office as shareholder. Walker joins the firm from McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter in Morristown, where he was a partner.
Full Story Jones Day is representing a construction company in arbitration relating to additional work resulting from an unforseen event and changes in the scope of the construction of a petrochemical plant in Saudi Arabia, under the law of England.
Full Story Kirkland is advising Murray Energy while Davis Polk is representing an ad hoc lender group in connection with Murray Energy's Chapter 11 filing.
Full Story Willkie Farr & Gallagher to hire debt finance partner Ashley Young from Kirkland & Ellis in London on November 25.
Full Story Fisher Phillips adds Nate Bailey as Of Counsel and Scott Prange as an associate in its Seattle office.
Full Story K&L Gates LLP advises Coty Inc. on its international collaboration with Hollywood actress Lili Reinhart.
Full Story Sheppard Mullin mournes the passing of IP partner Kelly C. Crabb on October 27, 2019 at his home.
Full Story Fenwick & West represented Faire, an e-commerce company, in its $150 million Series D financing. The financing was co-led by Lightspeed Venture Partners and Founders Fund.
Full Story Fenwick & West adds Josh Geffon as a partner in the firm's new Santa Monica office and corporate practice.
Full Story Dentons adds Robin Longe as a partner in the Vancouver office and the Corporate group.
Full Story Mayer Brown advises Steadfast Capital Fund III L.P. and a private investor on the sale of 100% of shares in the Food & Service Group to private equity investor Finatem.
Full Story Fried Frank opens New York City office.
Full Story Greenberg Traurig advises Commerz Real und Wertgrund Immobilien on the acquisition of the residential building complex “Nockherberg NOC 2.4” from Bayerische Hausbau GmbH & Co. KG. The residential project is in the Haidhausen district in Munich.
Full Story Mayer Brown adds Matthew Mortimer as a partner in London and its Tax Transactions & Consulting practice. Matthew was previously at Milbank.
Full Story Holland & Knight represented Castle Brands Inc. in connection with its acquisition by a subsidiary of Pernod Ricard, the second biggest wine and spirits seller.
Full Story Latham & Watkins advised Caryle Group on financial matters in connection with its acquisition of a 37% stake in Compañía Española de Petróleos, S.A.U (Cepsa) from Mubadala Investment Company. Cespa is Europe's largest privately-owned integrated energy company.
Full Story Sullivan & Cromwell represented Connecticut Water Service on its merger with SJW Group in an all-cash transaction of $1.1 billion.
Full Story Partner Matthew Kulkin rejoined Steptoe Johnson after spending two years at the United States Commodities Futures Trading Commission. Kulkin will co-chair the firm's financial services group.
Full Story Vedder Price represented Stonebriar Commercial Finance in connection with its placement of $150 million aggregrate principal amount of unsecured notes due 2024.
Full Story Davis Polk advised the underwriters on the IPO by Progyny, Inc. for gross proceeds of $149.5 million. Progeny provided fertility solutions to self-insured employers and is listed on the Nasdaq as PGNY.
Full Story McDermott hired Alva Mather to head the firm's alcohol regulatory and distribution group in DC. Mather joined from DLA Piper and led Pepper Hamilton's alcohol practice before that.
Full Story Eckert Seamans adds associate Benjamin J. Dauber to the firm’s Pittsburgh office and Business Division. He focuses his practice on business counseling, financial transactions, hospitality, and mergers and acquisitions practice groups.
Full Story Ahmad Huda has joined Porter Wright in its Columbus office as a senior associate in the Litigation Department. He previously practiced litigation in the Dallas office of Jones Day.
Full Story GrayRobinson has acquired IP firm Espinosa Martinez
Full Story Disputes partner Nicholas Lum will leave Ince Gordon Dadds' Singapore office to join Clyde & Co in December.
Full Story Steven Tran has joined Mayer Brown in Hong Kong.
Full Story Kilpatrick Townsend counseled First Advantage Bancorp in connection with its acquisition by Reliant Bancorp.
Full Story Debevoise & Plimpton LLP has advised PJSC MMC Norilsk Nickel on its $750 million Eurobond offering due 2024 with a coupon rate of 3.375% per annum, the firm's lowest rate so far.
Full Story Davis Polk advised the underwriters on Fifth Third Bancorp's $750 million SEC-registered offering.
Full Story Dentons has advised Chelpipe, a leading Russian metallurgical industry group, on its debut issuance of US$300 million 4.50 percent loan participation notes due 2024 (Rule 144A/Regulation S). Dentons acted as English, United States and Russian counsel to Chelpipe.
Full Story Ropes & Gray advised private equity firm Silver Lake Partners in connection with its $319 million strategic investment round in Vacasa, North America’s largest vacation rental management platform.
Full Story Debevoise & Plimpton LLP is advising Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in its $3.8 billion acquisition of Anixter International Inc. The transaction will result in Anixter becoming a private company and is expected to close by the end of the first quarter of 2020.
Full Story Husch Blackwell adds Malia K. Rogers to its Data Privacy, Cybersecurity & Breach Response and Intellectual Property practices. She will be based in the firms's Denver office.
Full Story Kirkland & Ellis advised AVAIO Capital to its acquisition of Mexico Pacific Limited LLC.
Full Story Simpson Thatcher represented C&A Modas S.A., COFRA Investments S.à R.L. and INCAS S.A. in connection with the IPO of common shares of C&A Brazil on the São Paulo Stock Exchange at a public offering price of R$16.50 per share.
Full Story Greenberg Traurig, LLP represented InterXion, a European data center services company, in a combination with Digital Realty. The transaction values InterXion at approximately USD 93.48 per share in an all-stock deal.
Full Story Paul Hastings LLP represented Guggenheim Credit Services as administrative agent and lead arranger in connection with a $105 million loan for Franchise Group, Inc.’s acquisition of Sears Hometown's Outlet business. The transaction, valued at approximately $131 million.
Full Story Covington represented financial advisor Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co. in Parsley Energy, Inc.'s acquisition of Jagged Peak Energy in an all-stock transaction valued at approximately $2.27 billion.
Full Story Faegre Baker Daniels has added Catherine Masters in Chicago as counsel in the firm’s product liability and environmental practice group.
Full Story Mina Kim, general counsel at Atara Biotherapeutics, will leave her current role but plans on remaining at the company as a consultant through April 10, 2020.
Full Story Nelson Mullins Broad and Cassel added cross-border transactional partners Jackson Hwu, Leandro Molina and Caio Prado to its Miami and New York offices. The trio will be part of the firm's Latin American and Emerging Growth/Venture Capital Practices.
Full Story Cahill represented the lead arrangers and administrative agent in connection with an amendment to extend the maturity of Pinnacle Operating Corporation’s existing $396,600,000 asset-based revolving credit facility.
Full Story K&L Gates LLP advised Confluence Technologies, Inc., an investment data management company, on its acquisition of StatPro Group plc., a cloud-based data management company.
Full Story Fenwick & West represented Fortinet, a cybersecurity company, in its acquisition of enSilo, an advanced endpoint security company.
Full Story Davis Polk advised the administrative agent and lead arranger, together with the joint lead arrangers, on a $2 billion senior secured asset-based revolving credit facility for United States Steel Corporation.
Full Story GrayRobinson, P.A. hires Jeffrey Bankowitz as a shareholder in the firm’s Orlando office and Real Estate practice group.
Full Story Ropes & Gray will promote London-based private equity lawyer Elizabeth Todd to partner on Nov 1. todd will be the only newly promoted partner outside of the firm's New York, Boston and Chicago offices this year.
Full Story Hogan Lovells has advised Endemol Shine Group on its sale by private equity firm Apollo Global Management and The Walt Disney Company to Banijay Group, the French TV production group.
Full Story Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton decided to fire four partners after learning of their plan to leave for Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.
Full Story Sherry Skibbe has rejoined Seyfarth as a partner in the firm's Labor & Employment practice and Los Angeles office. Skibbe returned to Seyfarth from Faraday Future, where she served as assistant general counsel.
Full Story Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP added partner Joel Bannister to its Finance and Bankruptcy practice group in its Dallas office. Bannister joined from McGuireWoods.
Full Story Holland & Knight represented Castle Brands in its $223 million sale to Pernod Ricard.
Full Story Dentons adds partners Morgan Camley and Sarah Nelligan, as well as, associate Roark Lewis, to its Litigation and Dispute Resolution group.
Full Story Baker McKenzie hired four new partners to launch new financial regulation and enforcement group: Amy Greer, Jennifer Klass, Peter K.M. Chan, and A. Valerie Mirko. Greer, Klass and Chan previously attorneys at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius while Mirko was previously general counsel at the North American Securities Administrators Association.
Full Story APPROVED, Buckley's licensing service for financial services companies, adds Kristie Battershell as Director and Debbie Stopeck as Senior Program Manager.
Full Story Kirkland & Ellis represented Francisco Partners and its portfolio company Capsilon in the sale of Capsilon Ellie Mae.
Full Story Shearman & Sterling represented J.P. Morgan Securities, BNP Paribas, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs and Scotia Capital as initial purchasers in connection with Liberty Cablevision’s $1.2 billion offering of 6.750% senior secured notes due 2027 by LCPR Senior Secured Financing Designated Activity Company. The offering, which was conducted pursuant to Rule 144A and Regulation S under the U.S. Securities Act, closed on October 25, 2019.
Full Story Dykema adds Stacey L. McGraw to its Insurance Industry Group and Business Litigation Practice as a Member in its Washington, D.C., office. She joins Dykema from Troutman Sanders LLP.
Full Story Squire Patton Boggs has added infrastructure finance partner G. Scott Rafshoon to its Atlanta office. He was previously an attorney at Hunton Andrews Kurth.
Full Story Paul, Weiss has advised Carnival plc on its registered offering of €600 million aggregate principal amount of its 1.000% Senior Notes due 2029. The notes will be listed on the New York Stock Exchange.
Full Story Jung-Kyu McCann McCann joined Druva in September as the firm’s first general counsel. She was previously in-house lawyer for Apple Inc. and associate general counsel for Broadcom Inc.
Full Story Norton Rose Fulbright has advised Development Partners International on its US$54 million investment in Channel VAS Investment Limited. DPI is a private equity firm focused on Africa.
Full Story Heather McArn has joined Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP's New York office and Consumer Financial Services practice. She was previously Chief of Staff and Special Counsel to Superintendent of the New York State Department of Financial Services.
Full Story Susan N. Eccles has joined Adam & Reese’s Construction Team and Baton Rouge office as Special Counsel.
Full Story Sidley advised Thoma Bravo, LLC and Ellie Mae, Inc. in connection with Ellie Mae’s acquisition of Capsilon.
Full Story 30 lawyers leave K&L Gates' Labor and Employmnent practice in Australia.
Full Story Davis Polk advised BRP Group, Inc. on its $229.6 million IPO of 16,400,000 shares of Class A common stock listed on the Nasdaq Global Select Market.
Full Story Wilkie Farr & Gallangher's Paris office advised Mailjet and its shareholders on its acquisition by Mailgun, a U.S. competitor.
Full Story Cole Schotz represented The RJM Fund, as a principle interest holder, in connection with Morgan Properties’ acquisition of nearly 80 apartment communities in eight states.
Full Story Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP advised Arkema on the sale of its Functional Polyolefins business to SK Global Chemical of South Korea.
Full Story Dinsmore & Shohl LLP adds Tim Cahill as partner of counsel in the health care group in its Columbus office. He was previously general counsel at Adena Health System.
Full Story Dentons hired corporate practitioner Imtyaz Sattar and litigator Salman Aloraifi as Counsel and Associate, respectively, in its Jeddah office. Imtyaz and Salman joined from K&A in association with Allen & Overy.
Full Story Clark Hill mourned the passing of Of Counsel Fredrick W. Hoffman on October 26.
Full Story Litigation partner Charles Chejfec returns to Seyfarth Shaw LLP in its Chicago office. He joins from Actuate Law LLC, where he was a founding partner.
Full Story Holland & Hart represented Customer Analytics Technologies, Inc. (dba CloudCherry), a customer experience management company, in connection with its acquisition by Cisco.
Full Story Chris Balch has been elected chair of Holland & Hart as of Jan. 1, 2020. In his new position, Mr. Balch plans to implement strategic changes including using patent agents for IP work.
Full Story Partner David Kovsky and special counsel Erin McQuiggan join Duane Morris in a lateral move from Royer Cooper Cohen Braunfeld. They will practice in the private client services group.
Full Story Four partners from Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton have made a lateral move to Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s New York office. The partners are Ethan Klingsberg, Meredith Kotler, Pamela Marcogliese and Paul Tiger.
Full Story Shearman & Sterling adds John Beahn as partner in its CFIUS practice. Mr. Beahn will be based in the Washington D.C. office.
Full Story White & Case LLP has advised PPF Group N.V. on its acquisition of Central European Media Enterprises Ltd., a television operator in Eastern Europe.
Full Story Ice Miller hired LaTonya Ellis as practice group director for the Firm’s Real Estate and Municipal Finance Practice Groups. She will be based in the Chicago office.
Full Story Kelley Drye & Warren LLP appoints Dana Rosenfeld Managing Partner, effective January 1, 2020. She will succeed current Managing Partner Lew Rose when he retires at the end of 2019.
Full Story Corporate attorney Kyle Gaughan joins Ice Miller’s Business Services Group. Mr. Gaughan was previously corporate counsel at a candy company.
Full Story Kilpatrick Townsend advised Delta Air Lines on its public offering of senior notes.
Full Story Kirkland & Ellis advised the lenders including Blantyre Capital and Bulgarian Development Bank in relation to the financial restructuring of Bulsatcom EAD, a Bulgarian satellite television, internet and mobile operator.
Full Story Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP's Paris office represented Latour Capital on the refinancing and capital reorganization of Syclef.
Full Story Kutak Rock adds 11 associates to its Omaha office. The new associates are Andrew Almodova, Virginia Barden, Eric Connor, Alexander Gansebom, Jordan Hohwieler, Jordan Jacupke, Marcia Kerrigan, Riley McCormick, Andrew Moats, Joe Price, and Kai Slovek.
Full Story Dentons hires natural resources lawyer Robin Longe as a partner in its Corporate group. Mr. Longe will be based in Vancouver.
Full Story Fish & Richardson has obtained a $175 million cash settlement for Power Integrations, Inc. in its 15-year patent litigation battle with Fairchild Semiconductor and ON Semiconductor, which acquired Fairchild in 2016. The companies have agreed to end all litigation between the parties, and neither company granted any licenses to the other.
Full Story O’Melveny represented Aesthetic Medical International Holdings Group Limited (Nasdaq: AIH) in its US$30 million IPO on the Nasdaq.
Full Story Cravath is representing The Walt Disney Company in connection with the definitive agreement for Banijay Group to acquire 100% equity in Endemol Shine Group, which is co-owned by The Walt Disney Company.
Full Story Milbank LLP advised the initial purchasers in connection with the high yield offering of €250 million senior secured notes due 2024 and a new revolving credit facility by Schoeller Packaging B.V.
Full Story Foley & Lardner hires IP litigation partner Stephen Smerek from Winston & Strawn. Mr. Smerek will be based in the Los Angeles office.
Full Story Ashurst has appointed two partners from Frankfurt and London to its global executive board for three-year terms.
Full Story Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer hires four new partners from Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton in its M&A team in New York: Ethan Klingsberg, Meredith Kotler, Pamela Marcogliese and Paul Tiger.
Full Story Paul Hastings is closing its Milan office after two partners, including the office head, leave. SIx attorneys left for Herbert Smith Freehills earlier this year.
Full Story Paul F. Kruger joined Seyfarth Shaw LLP as partner in the Corporate department. He was previously a partner at Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP.
Full Story Amy J. Greer, Jennifer L. Klass, Peter K.M. Chan make lateral move from Morgan Lewis to Baker McKenzie. Valerie Mirko, who also joined Baker McKenzie, was previously general counsel at the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA). The four will be partners in the North America Litigation & Government Enforcement practice.
Full Story Spencer Fane LLP hired 4 former summer associates as full time associates. Patrick Lawhon, Kyle Klucas and Taylor Chase will be based in the firm's Kansas City office while Shannon Bond, in the Overland Park Office.
Full Story Norton Rose Fulbright hires tax lawyer Florent Trouiller as a partner in its Luxembourg office.
Full Story Stinson LLP's Construction practice has joined Building For Good (B4G), a network of law firms connecting construction attorneys with organizations in need of pro bono construction counsel.
Full Story Greenberg Traurig, P.A. attorneys led by Richard J. Giusto, represented Invesco Real Estate and L+M Development Partners in the acquisition of a Manhattan, New York apartment portfolio valued at more than $1 billion.
Full Story Jones Day represented SITE Centers Corp., a REIT, in connection with its $197.5 million registered public offering of 13,255,000 Common Shares.
Full Story Porter Wright adds 6 associates, Elizabeth Arentz, Brittany Chung, Emily Cunningham, Victoria Hanohano-Hong, William J. Meadows, and Abigail Williams, to the firm. They will be sworn in to practice law on Nov 12, 2019.
Full Story Jones Day represented SITE Centers Corp. in its $197.5 million registered public offering of 13,255,000 Common Shares.
Full Story Cadwalader represented the lenders led by Morgan Stanley in a $350 million mortgage loan in connection with the refinance by subsidiaries of Industrial Logistics Properties Trust of a portfolio of 11 single-tenant industrial properties located in eight states.
Full Story Kirkland & Ellis spinoff Bartlit Beck is committed promoting future partners from its associates rather making lateral hires.
Full Story FisherBroyles is one of the 11 law firms chosen by Amazon to provide fixed-rate trademark services to Amazon’s sellers as part of the firm's new IP accelerator.
Full Story Arnold & Porter advised Flushing Financial Corporation, on its agreement to acquire Empire National Bank in a transaction valued at an estimated $111.6 million.
Full Story Clark Hill Strasburger represented Alamo Group Inc. in the acquisition of Morbark, LLC. The deal included the purchase of all outstanding equity interests of Morbark, LLC for $352M. Clark Hill Strasburger also counseled Alamo Group on expanding its existing credit facility to $650M.
Full Story Dykema added Israel R. Silvas, Mike Toth and Alexis B. Farrell to its Dallas office, and to the firm’s Commercial Litigation Practice Group. The firm also added Charleen Maranto as Practice Group Manager for its Dental Service Organizations Industry Group.
Full Story Kutak Rock served as Disclosure Counsel on the issuance of The Regents of the University of Colorado, University Enterprise Revenue and Refunding Revenue Bonds, Series 2019B and The Regents of the University of Colorado, University Enterprise Revenue and Refunding Revenue Bonds, Series 2019C. The proceeds from the sale of the Series 2019B Bonds will be used for the purposes of financing and refinancing various campus improvements.
Full Story Greenberg Traurig advised Cyfrowy Polsat S.A. on the joint venture agreement with Discovery Communications Europe Limited and TVN S.A. regarding the establishment of a new OTT (Over The Top) streaming platform.
Full Story Stinson counseled Dickinson Financial Corporation on its acquisition of KCB Bank from Bancshares of Missouri, Inc. KCB Bank has been merged into DFC's wholly-owned subsidiary, Academy Bank.
Full Story Paul Hastings LLP represented Brazilian fintech company PagSeguro on its secondary offering, which raised more than $653 million.
Full Story Shearman & Sterling advised Brazilian bank Banco do Brasil on a $1.4 billion secondary share offering, while Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton represented the underwriters.
Full Story Fried Frank counseled Goldman Sachs as financial advisor to First BanCorp. in its acquisition of Banco Santander Puerto Rico for a total of approximately US$1.1 billion.
Full Story Greenberg Traurig, LLP hires Christopher Thorne as Of Counsel in its Energy & Natural Resources, Real Estate, and Environmental practices. Thorne joins from Holland & Hart and will be based in Greenburg's Denver office.
Full Story Latham & Watkins represented Adani Green Energy Limited, through subsidiaries and co-issuers in the US$362.5 million co-issuance of 4.625% senior secured notes due 2039, with a full amortization feature on a semi-annual basis.
Full Story Kirkland & Ellis advised Intervale Capital and its portfolio company, TorcSill Foundations, on the sale of TorcSill to an affiliate of White Deer Energy.
Full Story Simpson Thacher represented The Carlyle Group in forming the Carlyle Europe Partners V, a €6.4 billion fund that will invest in upper middle market companies in Europe.
Full Story Davis Polk advised the term loan lenders in a super-priority credit facility of $1.7 billion for McDermott International, Inc. and some of its affiliated subsidiaries. The super-priority credit facility consists of a $1.3 billion term loan facility and a $400 million letter of credit facility to be funded in four tranches.
Full Story Willkie is acting as financing legal counsel to Platinum Equity in its affiliate's acquisition of Cision Ltd. for $2.74 billion.
Full Story Dentons hires Partner Robin Longe in its Corporate group. She specializes in transactions relating to the mining and forestry industries.
Full Story White & Case LLP has advised Banca Akros, Mediobanca, Morgan Stanley and MPS Capital Services on the €300 million 1.75% fixed rate senior unsecured notes due 2026 issued by Anima Holding S.p.A. listed on listed on the Euronext Dublin.
Full Story Holland & Knight advised Brynwood Partners VII L.P. in its sale of Joseph's Frozen Foods to LaSalle Capital.
Full Story Cushman & Wakefield closed the $8.25 million sale of the Amara Shrine property in Palm Beach Gardens to a developer planning to build senior housing.
Full Story Cahill represented the initial purchasers in connection with a Rule 144A offering of $550,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 6.500% senior notes due 2027 for Telesat Canada and Telesat LLC, a satellite operator.
Full Story Lathrop Gage adds Of Counsel Gene A. Lang to its Boston office in the Intellectual Property Transactions group. Mr. Lang holds PhD in Genes and Development/Cancer Biology.
Full Story Dentons, the world's largest law firm, has voted to combine with five leading law firms in Angola, Morocco, Mozambique, Uganda and Zambia. The firms are LEAD Advogados in Angola, Sayarh & Menjra in Morocco, Fernanda Lopes & Associados Advogados in Mozambique, Kyagaba and Otatiina Advocates in Uganda, and Eric Silwamba, Jalasi and Linyama Legal Practitioners in Zambia.
Full Story Baker McKenzie advises Zur Rose Group AG, a European e-commerce pharmacy, on a 2.50% CHF 180,000,000 public straight bond listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange. The bond matures in 5 years and will be primarily used to finance electronic prescriptions in Germany.
Full Story Dentons hired partner and employment law specialist Purvis Ghani in London. Purvis joins from Stephenson Harwood where he has been a partner since 2015.
Full Story Latham & Watkins represented Asset World Corp Public Company Limited in its ipo of ordinary shares on The Stock Exchange of Thailand. The ipo included a public offering in Thailand and a Rule 144A/Regulation S international offering.
Full Story Simpson Thacher represented Goldman Sachs, KKR Capital Markets and Credit Suisse in connection with Selecta Group B.V.'s offering of additional Notes.
Full Story Lathrop Gage hires IP Partner Wm. Tucker Griffith into its Boston office.
Full Story Akin Gump is advising Mail.ru Group Limited, a Russian Internet and IT company, on the joint venture between its ESforce e-sports business and games producer Modern Pick.
Full Story McGuireWoods Atlanta associate Karyn Heavenrich will join Equifax in November as corporate counsel.
Full Story Davis Polk advised Charles River Laboratories International, Inc. on its Rule 144A/Regulation S offering of $500 million aggregate principal amount of 4.250% senior notes due 2028. The notes are guaranteed by certain of Charles River’s U.S. subsidiaries that are guarantors under its revolving credit facility.
Full Story Buchalter forms new industry group focused on cannabis and hemp industries. Buchalter’s cannabis and hemp legal practice dates back to 2013 when a client, a court appointed receiver, was tasked with operating a medical cannabis collective. Since then, Buchalter’s cannabis and hemp legal practice has expanded to over 100 clients in the industry utilizing over twenty-five lawyers across each of its practice groups.
Full Story ondon-based intellectual property firm Rouse has opened an office in the Chinese technology hub of Shenzhen
Full Story Lewis Brisbois hires experienced trial lawyer Jennine A. Gerrard to its New York Medical Malpractice and General Liability Practices.
Full Story Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati is teaming up with students at Brigham Young University J. Reuben Clark Law School to create a free tool for people applying for asylum.
Full Story Cravath represented AerCap Holdings N.V., a aircraft leasing company, in connection with its $750 million junior subordinated notes offering. The transaction closed on October 10, 2019.
Full Story Buchalter represented Bank of the West as the administrative agent for a group of syndicated lenders in providing financing to Vintage Wine Estates for the acquisition of Owen Roe.
Full Story Goodwin hires partner Kristopher Ring in its Private Equity and Debt Finance practices. He will be based in the firm’s new Santa Monica office.
Full Story Davis Polk advised on the $653 million secondary offering of Class A common shares of PagSeguro Digital Ltd. by Universo Online S.A., as the sole selling shareholder.
Full Story Davis Polk advised the underwriters in connection with the follow-on offering of common stock of Natera, Inc. listed on the Nasdaq Global Select Market.
Full Story Cravath represented Wells Fargo Securities and Citigroup in connection with the $300 million 144A/Reg. S high‑yield senior secured notes offering of Beacon Roofing Supply, Inc. The transaction closed on October 9, 2019.
Full Story Fenwick & West represented Science Exchange in its $20 million financing led by Maverick Ventures and Norwest Venture Partners.
Full Story Greenberg Traurig, LLP hires intellectual property litigators Howard Chen and Harold H. Davis as shareholders in its San Francisco office. They were previously partners at K&L Gates. Chen will also co-chair Greenberg Traurig’s China practice.
Full Story Stinson LLP represented CCB Financial Corporation in the acquisition of Prairie Star Bancshares, Inc. The transaction is expected to be completed in early 2020.
Full Story Allen & Overy, Clifford Chance, Linklaters and Latham & Watkins collaborately founded a new data automation consortium, aimed at addressing legal inefficiencies in financial market transactions.
Full Story Butler Snow attorney Bradish J. Waring has been reappointed to serve an additional three-year term on the South Carolina Supreme Court’s Chief Justice’s Commission on the Profession.
Full Story Pillsbury advised private equity firm HCAP Partners LLC in its investment in Dyper, STYR Labs Inc.'s a bamboo diaper subscription service.
Full Story O’Melveny will provide legal and commercial guidance to the early-stage companies that participate in the M Accelerator program.
Full Story Miller Canfield adds four associate attorneys, Pantelis Danos, Katherine Hopkins, Amanda Rauh-Bieri, and Sean Rucker, to its Michigan and Illinois offices.
Full Story Carlton Fields hires Darnesha K. Carter and Luigi Orengo, Jr. as litigation associates in its Tampa office.
Full Story Jones Day advised UCB S.A., a global biopharmaceutical company, in connection with the set-up of their €3 billion EMTN Programme for issuance of notes.
Full Story Clark Hill hires William Sjoberg as a Member in its International Trade Law Practice at its Washington, DC office.
Full Story Dentons, Bingham Greenebaum and Cohen & Grigsby, have voted to approve the three-firm merger.
Full Story Cleary Gottlieb represented the underwriters and international placement agents in a secondary offering of 132.51 million Banco do Brasil’s common shares held by FI-FGTS and by Banco do Brasil, in treasury.
Full Story Honingman promoted Harris Eisenberg to office managing partner and Alex Plakasand to private equity practice co-leader in its Chicago office. The firm also hired nine additional lawyers in its Chicago location.
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