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Full Story A law firm is appealing an order allocating an estimated $550 million in attorney fees in the transvaginal mesh litigation, asserting that the eight firms in charge of doling out the funds enriched themselves at the expense of other people.
Full Story Twenty-two states which includes Pennsylvania, California and New York on Tuesday sued to block a Trump administration plan to roll back carbon pollution limits on fossil fuel-dependent power plants.
Full Story Two recent issued decisions of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit provide continued guidance to employers and their counsel on issues that frequently arise in the workplace.
Full Story A judge has ruled that the Philadelphia School District is immune from a lawsuit stemming from an incident where a student was allegedly choked by his special education teacher. The judge, however, determined that the plaintiffs should still be able to seek punitive damages against the teacher over the conduct.
Full Story When Dechert revealed a new parental leave policy in 2018, expanding its allowance for both men and women while knocking down distinctions between attorneys and business service professionals, leaders wanted to make sure that managers within the firm took the right message.
Full Story In TKC Aerospace v. Muhs (In re Muhs), 923 F.3d 377 (4th Cir. 2019), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit held that a debt incurred as a result of a willful and malicious injury may be dischargeable notwithstanding the provisions of 11 U.S.C. Section 523(a)(6).
Full Story The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has agreed to weigh-in on whether a public official who was found to have violated the Public Official and Employee Ethics Act can be ordered to pay restitution despite the fact that the financial benefit of his actions went to his son, not to him.
Full Story The Pennsylvania Supreme Court is going to determine whether state agencies should be afforded deference in interpreting penal statutes that are found to be ambiguous.
Full Story Paying a contractor for its work might appear straightforward, but it can be complex. While this issue is sometimes overlooked during contract negotiations, early attention and thoughtful drafting can help mitigate the risk of payment disputes that can derail a construction project.
Full Story One day in August of 2015, plaintiff Blake Gordon, 6, was bitten in the face by a German shepherd mix at a residence in Carnegie. The residence was owned by Robert Malcolm IV and Marla Malcolm. Lauren Ellis, who was Blake's caretaker for the summer, had taken the child to the Malcolms' home to visit their son, Cian Malcolm, who was Ellis' boyfriend.
Full Story A second federal judge has rejected Tucker Arensberg’s additional attempt to escape a lawsuit accusing the firm and one of its attorneys of engaging in fraudulent conduct in the sale of a $3 million Pennsylvania property to an oil-and-gas company.
Full Story Global law firm Proskauer has advised Lucht Probst Associates and Motive Partners in connection with the entry into an agreement to acquire Modelity Technologies.
Full Story The parent company of WeWork, which leases work spaces in shared offices, officially filed to go public this week on Wednesday with an S-1 revealing its chief legal officer’s 2018 compensation.
Full Story The German Justice Ministry officially confirmed last week that Germany will wait on the United Kingdom’s decision on leaving the European Union before proceeding with implementation of the Convention on a Unified Patent Court (UPC).
Full Story It was okay while it lasted. But it’s probably safe to say the high profile dispute between U.K.-listed Burford Capital and U.S. investment firm Muddy Waters Research over the last week has tempered the hype that the litigation funding market has enjoyed in recent years.
Full Story Morrison & Foerster, a leading global law firm, is proud to announce that Bonnie Lau has joined the firm as a partner in San Francisco in its Global Antitrust Law Practice and Investigations + White Collar Defense Group. Ms. Lau’s practice focuses on civil and criminal antitrust litigation in federal and state courts, as well as enforcement proceedings before agencies in the U.S. and other countries. She further strengthens the firm’s criminal antitrust and cartel offerings following several rec
Full Story Littler, the world’s largest employment and labor law practice representing management, has appointed Jeffrey B. Jones as office managing shareholder (OMS) of the firm’s Miami location, effective as of August 1. He will serve in a dual OMS capacity as he continues to lead the firm’s Orlando office.
Full Story S&C advises EssilorLuxottica, the world's largest eyewear company, in its agreement to acquire Hal Investments' interest in GrandVision for approximately €5.5 billion. The agreement will give French-Italian EssilorLuxottica an almost 77 percent ownership interest in the Dutch company GrandVision, a leader in optical retail.
Full Story Natalie A. Fortenberry has joined the Dallas location of Am Law 100 firm Polsinelli as a shareholder in its national Corporate and Transactional practice. Fortenberry brings extensive knowledge of complex transactional matters and has represented both public and private companies, as well as private equity firms.
Full Story Debevoise is representing Syncora Holdings Ltd. in its sale of Syncora Guarantee Inc., its wholly owned financial guarantee insurance subsidiary, to Star Insurance Holdings LLC for $392.5 million in cash, subject to adjustments. The closing of the transaction remains subject to customary conditions and is expected to complete by the first quarter of 2020.
Full Story Robert Keane Jr., a former vice chair of Paul Hastings’ real estate group, has joined Kirkland & Ellis' Los Angeles office.
Full Story Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough partner Mark Stafford has been appointed as vice chair of the Commercial Litigation Practice of the North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys (NCADA). Stafford will serve a one-year term as vice chair for the division of NCADA that provides educational and networking opportunities for members whose practices include business torts, class actions, antitrust and trade regulation, plus many other complex litigation cases.
Full Story Jonathan Grosser said the move came out of "serendipity" after he met a client who uses Conshohocken-based Royer Cooper.
Full Story Vedder Price is proud to announce that its Global Transportation Finance team, led by Shareholders Mark Ditto and Marc Klyman, represented Stonebriar Commercial Finance (Stonebriar) in extending and amending certain terms of its existing $1.0 billion revolving credit facility (the Facility).
Full Story The Florida Supreme Court Thursday suspended ex-Tallahassee commissioner Scott Maddox’s law license after the attorney-politician pleaded guilty to taking bribes from companies, including ridesharing app Uber, in exchange for his influence at City Hall.
Full Story Willkie client Clovis Oncology, Inc. announced the closing of its offering of $250 million aggregate principal amount of its 4.50% convertible senior notes due 2024 in a Rule 144A offering to qualified institutional buyers. Based in Boulder, CO, Clovis Oncology, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical firm focused on acquiring, developing and commercializing innovative anti-cancer agents in the U.S., Europe and additional international markets.
Full Story A Drinker Biddle Team led by James Fischer, chair of the firm’s Corporate and Securities practice, is advising financial technology client LiquidityEdge LLC in its sale to MarketAxess Holdings Inc., the operator of a leading electronic trading platform for fixed-income securities, and the provider of market data and post-trade services for the global fixed-income markets. The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2019, subject to customary closing conditions, including receip
Full Story As lawyers depart for Clark Hill, Lewis Brisbois and elsewhere, LeClairRyan has said it doesn’t have to provide Cobra benefits for health insurance coverage. “A lot of people are not very happy about it," said one lawyer leaving the firm.
Full Story Cahill advised the lead arrangers in connection with Perrigo Finance Unlimited Company’s new $600,000,000 term A credit facility and amendment to its $1,000,000,000 revolving credit facility. Proceeds from the new facility were used to refinance existing indebtedness and for general corporate purposes.
Full Story Steven Donziger, the suspended attorney who was ordered to pay an $800,000 judgment for allegedly rigging an Ecuadorian lawsuit against Chevron Corp., is being prosecuted for criminal contempt by court-appointed attorneys at Seward & Kissel.
Full Story Survey results released by Fish & Richardson found that while a majority of law firms are using the cloud for document and email storage, they're undecided on whether it's better to ask for permission or forgiveness when storing client data.
Full Story Whitney Fay, an associate in the Kansas City office of Littler, the world’s biggest employment and labor law practice representing management, has been selected for the Missouri Bar Association’s Leadership Academy class of 2019-2020.
Full Story Addleshaw Goddard and Burges Salmon are apart of the firms advising on the new deal for train operator West Coast Mainline.
Full Story The law collective has had about a week to digest the accusations ping-ponging between Burford Capital and San Francisco-based investment firm Muddy Waters, and legal experts remain divided about the facts and impacts of the exchange. However, some argue the litigation funding industry might not look the same in the aftermath.
Full Story DLA Piper represented Big Bolt Corporation, a manufacturer and supplier of industrial fasteners, in its sale to private equity firm Tenex Capital Management, L.P. The transaction closed on recently, on August 9, 2019.
Full Story Jones Day doesn’t just allegedly discriminate against women, according to a new gender bias lawsuit filed against the firm this week. A married couple who worked as associates in the firm’s prestigious issues and appeals practice after clerking on the U.S. Supreme Court say the firm’s parental leave policy is not fair to men.
Full Story The We Company, WeWork’s parent company, took the IPO plunge Wednesday, in the process reporting 2016 to 2018 revenue of $1.82 billion and losses of $1.62 billion. The company would be traded under the symbol “We.”
Full Story International law firm White & Case LLP has advised a syndicate banks on the €800 million multi-tranche refinancing for a consortium led by Jin Jiang International Holdings Co.
Full Story International law firm White & Case LLP will retain 89 percent of its London trainees who are due to qualify in September 2019, after 16 of 18 trainees were offered and accepted positions at the Firm.
Full Story Leading international law firm Baker McKenzie has advised Investis in the sale of its subsidiary Régie du Rhône SA, Lancy, to Immoparticipation SA, Fribourg. In 2018, Régie du Rhône generated revenue of around CHF 20 million and employed 155 people. With this sale Investis is focusing its property management activities on the national brand Privera. The parties have agreed not to disclose the sale price.
Full Story David Leahy, John Chilton, Bill Curry and David Mahaffey were referenced in the article, "Kirkland, Dechert Assist Crescent's $142M Alcentra Buy," which was published by Law360 [sub. req.] on August 13, 2019.
Full Story Led by John Chilton and David Leahy, a Sullivan team advised the Independent Directors of Alcentra Capital Corp. in connection with its $142 million acquisition by Crescent Capital BDC.
Full Story Shearman & Sterling advised Equistone Partners Europe on the acquisition financing of a majority stake in Omnicare, a pharmaceutical wholesaler operating throughout Germany that primarily distributes finished medicinal products to compounding pharmacies for the patient-specific production of cancer drugs.
Full Story Dickinson Wright PLLC is happy to announce that Timothy Overton has been appointed to the Arizona Commission of African American Affairs by Arizona Governor Doug Ducey.
Full Story Shearman & Sterling has represented Zhongtai International Securities Limited, AMTD Global Markets Limited, Admiralty Harbour Capital Limited and ABCI Capital Limited as initial purchasers in connection with Meilun (BVI) Limited’s offering of $163 million 9% senior notes due 2022. Shandong Chenming Paper Holdings Ltd. has guaranteed the offering unconditionally and irrevocably.
Full Story Simpson Thacher represented the initial purchasers in connection with an offering by Panasonic Corporation of $1 billion of 2.536% Senior Notes due 2022, $1 billion of 2.679% Senior Notes due 2024 and $500 million of 3.113% Senior Notes due 2029.
Full Story Simpson Thacher represented the underwriters, who were represented by Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC and MUFG Securities Americas Inc., in connection with the offering by Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc. of $2.25 billion of 2.623% Senior Notes due 2022, $1 billion of 2.801% Senior Notes due 2024, $1.75 billion of 3.195% Senior Notes due 2029 and $1.5 billion of 3.751% Senior Notes due 2039.
Full Story Lewis Brisbois added 11 new attorneys to its nationwide Products Liability Practice, and they will focus primarily on automotive warranty matters.
Full Story Kirkland & Ellis represented funds advised by BC Partners LLP on its agreement to invest in Advanced, a UK business software solution provider.
Full Story A Q&A with lawyer Leslie Zigel of Greenspoon Marder in the entertainment industry, which recently launched a practice area focused on blockchain.
Full Story Kirkland & Ellis advised affiliates of BC Partners on its acquisition of Presidio, Inc. in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $2.1 billion. It is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2019.
Full Story California Attorney General (AG) Xavier Becerra has started the hiring process for three lawyers who will help "implement and enforce" the California Consumer Privacy Act.
Full Story The general counsel of publishing platform Medium has moved to Neuralink, a company creating tools to connect the human brain and computers founded by Tesla Inc. CEO Elon Musk.
Full Story Simpson Thacher represented the underwriters connection with the registered public offering by AerCap Ireland Capital DAC and AerCap Global Aviation Trust, subsidiaries of AerCap Holdings N.V., of $750 million aggregate principal amount of 2.875% Senior Notes due 2024.
Full Story A court in California has granted summary judgment in favor of an insurer who was sued by its insureds after their car was repossessed while the insurer handled their insurance claim.
Full Story several states including California and New York on Tuesday sued to block a Trump administration plan to roll back carbon pollution limits on fossil fuel-dependent power plants.
Full Story Lawyers for Winston & Strawn pressed their argument at the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday that a former partner should be forced to make her discrimination and retaliation claims through a confidential arbitration proceeding and not in court.
Full Story Steptoe & Johnson LLP has added Nate Kritzer as partner to its Complex Commercial Disputes Group in New York.
Full Story Law360 has issued “Athenex Ruling Helps Clarify FDA Drug Compounding Policy,” an article by Akin Gump health care and life sciences partners Nathan Brown and Howard Sklamberg, counsel Eli Tomar and associate Sudhana Bajracharya.
Full Story Jacey Skinner, who is Of Counsel at Ballard Spahr, has been named General Counsel and Vice President of Public Policy for the Salt Lake Chamber.
Full Story On August 9, the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey ruled in favor of Sidley clients Amgen and Immunex on the validity of two patents that describe and claim its blockbuster rheumatoid arthritis drug Enbrel® and procedures for making it.
Full Story Kirkland & Ellis advised the ad hoc group of bondholders of Vieo B.V., the Dutch holding company of Lebara, on a contested, coercive share pledge enforcement.
Full Story The Internal Revenue Service has claimed its third consecutive victory in a case involving micro-captive insurance, an abusive insurance arrangement. The IRS has more than 500 micro-captive cases at the Tax Court and there is speculation that there will be a global settlement initiative due to the large number of cases.
Full Story Rimon adds a five-attorney group to its cannabis and hemp practice from Frontera Law Group.
Full Story Sidley's clients Amgen and Immunex recieved a favorable ruling from the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey on the validity of two patents that describe and claim its blockbuster rheumatoid arthritis drug Enbrel® and methods for making it.
Full Story Taylor English hiring remote attorneys throughout the US.
Full Story Debevoise & Plimpton LLP has advised N-Mining Limited in a sale of its entire stake in LLC “Third Mining Exploration Company” to Kinross Gold Corporation.
Full Story Kirkland & Ellis is representing TPV Technology Limited in its proposed privatization by China Electronics Corporation.
Full Story Lewis Brisbois’ San Francisco office has hired two partners in its Insurance Coverage practice and three associates in its General Liability practice.
Full Story Kirkland & Ellis advised Crescent Capital BDC, Inc. on its acquisition of Alcentra Capital Corporation for a combination of cash and stock. The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2019.
Full Story Labor & Employment firm Fisher Phillips adds Mark Trocinski as an associate to its Memphis office.
Full Story Dentons plans to expand to New Zealand by merging with local firm Kensington Swan.
Full Story Spencer Fane LLP adds associate Tom Dolphin to its Denver office. He will be part of the Financial Services practice group.
Full Story Kirkland & Ellis is representing Centerview Partners LLC and Lazard Frères & Co. as financial advisors to the Special Committee of CBS Corp’s. Board of Directors on CBS Corp’s. merger agreement Viacom.
Full Story DLA Piper represented the board of directors of Members Mutual Holding Company and its subsidiary Fidelity Life Association in connection with transactions to convert Members Mutual from a mutual company to a stock form company.
Full Story Cravath is representing the Board Committee of Viacom in connection with a definite all-stock merger between Viacom and CBS Corp.
Full Story Cooley advised Automattic, the parent company of WordPress, on its agreement to acquire Tumblr from Verizon.
Full Story Covington is representing Communications & Power Industries LLC in a deal to acquire SATCOM Technologies, the antenna systems business of General Dynamics Mission Systems, Inc..
Full Story DLA Piper is collaborating with StartOut, the nation's largest nonprofit organization supporting LGBTQ entrepreneurs. It will host StartOut's startup accelerator, The StartOut Growth Lab, in its San Francisco location.
Full Story Harriet P. Wallace has joined Fox Rothschild LLP's Greenville, South Carolina office as a partner in the Financial Restructuring and Bankruptcy Department.
Full Story Womble Bond Dickinson recently advised on the sale of Lewmar Marine.
Full Story Womble Bond Dickinson advised AIT Worldwide Logistics on the acquisition of ConneXion Holdings Ltd
Full Story Debevoise & Plimpton represented Resolution Life in its AUS$3.0 billion acquisition of AMP Limited.
Full Story Mayer Brown advised Steadfast Capital Fund IV SCS, SICAV-RAIV on the acquisition of Koop Group and Ko-Mats Group.
Full Story Aaron Appel, Keith Kurland, Jonathan Schwartz and Adam Schwartz left JLL to jointly launched a new firm, AKS Capital Partners LLC.
Full Story Rite Aid Corp. has named healthcare industry veteran Heyward Donigan as its new chief executive officer, replacing John Standley.
Full Story Goldberg Segalla added associate Samantha S. Rhayem to its Global Insurance Services practice group in Miami.
Full Story Sidley Austin LLP has registered to lobby for Huawei Technologies Co. as the company faces federal regulatory and enforcement scrutiny.
Full Story Goldberg Segalla added partner Jacqueline K. Siegel to its Employment and Labor practice group in Garden City.
Full Story Hogan Lovells has moved its Boston office to 125 High Street and offers services in white collar criminal litigation, civil litigation, employment, corporate and intellectual property.
Full Story John P. Smolen has joined Ballard Spahr's P3/Infrastructure Group as Of Counsel in its Baltimore office.
Full Story Jones Day represented Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation in connection with a $1.5 billion secondary public offering of common stock.
Full Story Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan's British lawyers in its Brussels office to obtain Belgian citizenship amid fears the U.K. will leave the European Union without a deal.
Full Story Shearman & Sterling represented Ardagh in connection with its offering of $1.8 billion of notes.
Full Story DLA Piper's nonprofit affiliate New Perimeter partnered with the East African Development Bank (EADB) to deliver training on negotiating international agreements for permanent secretaries, senior government officials, and mid-level government lawyers from Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda.
Full Story White & Case LLP adds new partner Mark Holmes to Global Banking Practice in Houston.
Full Story Davis Polk advised the administrative agent, joint lead arranger and joint bookrunner in connection with a first-lien term loan facility and an asset-based revolving facility provided to the parent of Option Care Enterprises, Inc., in connection with Option Care’s combination with BioScrip, Inc.
Full Story Davis Polk advised General Electric Company on the SEC-registered secondary offering of 20,485,156 shares of common stock of Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation.
Full Story Davis Polk advised the joint book-running managers and representatives of the underwriters on the follow-on offering of 5,227,272 shares of common stock of Allakos Inc., a clinical stage biotechnology company, for approximately $402 million.
Full Story Lauren King has joined Goodwin's Private Investment Funds practice as a partner in the New York office.
Full Story Chandra Westergaard, a healthcare regulatory and enforcement lawyer, has joined Norton Rose Fulbright's Denver office as a partner.
Full Story David Whitfield has joined Honigman LLP’s Environmental practice group as a partner in the Grand Rapids office. Whitfield joins the firm from Warner, Norcross & Judd LLP.
Full Story Simpson Thacher advised Allakos Inc. in its $402.5 million underwritten public offering.
Full Story Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani has hired three partners from Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin in Philadelphia and New York, meanwhile losing a partner to Holland & Knight in Philadelphia.
Full Story Goodwin's Technology team advised Dynatrace on its $620 million IPO.
Full Story Hogan Lovells advised Banca Progetto on the €300 million securitisation of a portfolio of loans.
Full Story Colliers International | Chicago merging with Podolsky Circle effective Sept. 1.
Full Story Virtual law on the rise with more law schools offering online courses.
Full Story Young lawyers opting for boutique firms instead of Big Law where "the quality of the work, training and personal attention to their development is unparalleled."
Full Story Irwin Mitchell saw its profits grow 76% in the last financial year.
Full Story Ali Ramadan has joined Goodwin Procter from U.S. rival Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe, boosting the firm's London technology and life sciences group.
Full Story Hogan Lovells advised Findomestic Banca S.p.A. on a public securitisation of loans of €950 million.
Full Story McGuireWoods represented Revelstoke Capital Partners in a new partnership with Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine to launch a national medical management services organization (MSO).
Full Story Alex Koskey earned Certified Information Privacy Professional credential from the International Association of Privacy Professionals.
Full Story Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani secured defense verdicts on behalf of Hennessy Industries, LLC and Colgate-Palmolive in unrelated product liability trials.
Full Story Sullivan & Cromwell LLP represented Amgen in its acquisition of Nuevolution.
Full Story Fenwick & West represented Symantec Corporation in the pending sale of its Enterprise Security assets to Broadcom Inc., for $10.7 billion.
Full Story Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP advised Chemed Corporation in connection with its subsidiary Roto‑Rooter Services Company's acquisition of HSW RR, Inc.’s (“HSW”) franchise operations and Western Drain Supply.
Full Story Pepper Hamilton advised Shields Health Solutions in connection with Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe's and Walgreen Co's equity investments in Shields Health Solutions.
Full Story Latham Watkins advises Wesco Aircraft Holdings Inc. in merger agreement to be acquired by an affiliate of Platinum Equity in a transaction valued at approximately US$1.9 billion.
Full Story Thompson & Knight LLP has secured financing agreements to support the development of a shopping center in Tijuana, Baja California.
Full Story Simpson Thacher represents Immigration-Rights Groups in lawsuit to block new federal rule to expedite deportation of migrants who entered the U.S. illegally and have resided in the U.S. for fewer than two years.
Full Story Fisher Phillips adds associate Micah Dickie to its Workplace Safety and Catastrophe Management Practice in its Atlanta office.
Full Story Bracewell LLP represented COG Operating LLC in its contribution of 13 salt water disposal wells and approximately 40 miles of large-diameter produced water gathering pipelines to Solaris Water Midstream, LLC (Solaris) in exchange for cash and equity in Solaris's parent Solaris Midstream Holdings, LLC.
Full Story Akin Gump to relocate Hartford office to 65 Memorial Road, Suite C340, West Hartford, CT on August 12, 2019.
Full Story DLA Piper represented PHI, Inc. and various affiliates voluntary chapter 11 cases in the United States Bankruptcy Court.
Full Story White & Case LLP advised Advert Finance B.V. on the restructuring and acquisition of Fyber N.V.
Full Story Cleary Gottlieb represented Tech Data Corp. (Tech Data) in the refinancing of its $300 million term loan credit facility.
Full Story Jackson Lewis launches a new San Jose office, led by Neda Dal Cielo who joins from Littler Mendelson.
Full Story Katten represented Highlander Partners and Benestar Brands in the acquisition of Evans Food Group from Wind Point Partners.
Full Story Miami-based Genuine Health Group has hired Marc Auerbach as its first general counsel. He joins from Cozen O’Connor, where he was a shareholder specializing in health care.
Full Story Shook, Hardy & Bacon launches a new Boston location and expands its current Philadelphia presence.
Full Story Dorsey & Whitney absorbs three-lawyer boutique, the Webber Law Firm, based in a Minneapolis suburb, to boost its immigration practice. Robert Webber, has joined as a partner and co-chair of Dorsey’s immigration practice group, along with senior attorneys Candelario Arredondo and Penni Frank with a team of six paralegals and an administrative specialist.
Full Story Holland & Hart is advising Legacy Ventures Hawaii, LLC in its strategic joint venture with Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. for the purpose of growing, extracting, and selling superior sun-grown hemp.
Full Story Baker McKenzie acted as legal counsel for Ultima Capital SA on the completion of its listing on BX Swiss.
Full Story Clifford Chance has bolstered its trainee pay rates by 3%, topping Magic Circle rival Allen & Overy.
Full Story Hogan Lovells advised Banca Valsabbina with Banca Finint in a €860 million euro securitisation.
Full Story Boosting its immigration practice group, Dorsey & Whitney said Thursday that it has absorbed a three-lawyer boutique, the Webber Law Firm, based in a Minneapolis suburb.
Full Story As client demand for expertise in immigration continues to grow, international law firm Dorsey & Whitney has boosted its immigration practice with a group of 10 attorneys and legal professionals from the Edina, Minnesota office of Webber Law Firm, LLC. With the Trump Administration’s focus on enhanced immigration compliance and tougher standards for work visas and green cards, the merger of Webber’s and Dorsey’s immigration capabilities will allow Dorsey to provide employers a full-service law f
Full Story Davis Polk is representing Roper Technologies, Inc. on its $1.625 billion acquisition of iPipeline Holdings, Inc. The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter of this year, subject to regulatory approval and customary closing conditions.
Full Story Kirkland & Ellis advised Huntsman Corporation (NYSE: HUN), which announced today it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its chemical intermediates business, which includes PO/MTBE, and its surfactants business to Indorama Ventures in a transaction valued at $2.076 billion, comprising a cash purchase price of $2.0 billion plus the transfer of up to approximately $76 million in net underfunded pension and other post-employment benefit liabilities. Under the terms of the agreement, Indo
Full Story Leading global law firm Baker McKenzie has represented Barings and Ardian Private Debt as unitranche lenders on the financing package put in place to fund Macquarie Principal Finance's public-to-private acquisition of Premier Technical Services Group Plc ("PTSG"), a market leading B2B provider of safety-critical specialist testing, inspection, compliance and installation services. Rothschild acted as financial adviser to the bidder.
Full Story Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD) is proud to announce its latest recruit, Lynn Shearing, who will join as the Newcastle corporate team's Client Relationship Director.
Full Story Led by Munich-based partner Peter Huber, international law firm Hogan Lovells also represented the global mobility platform FlixMobility on the 2nd closing of its latest financing round.
Full Story Dentons, the world’s largest law firm, represented Czech real estate developer Sebre on the sale of the DRN building to KGAL Investment Management, a German investment and asset management company. This is KGAL’s first investment in the Czech Republic. The sale represents one of the highest yield real estate deals in the prime office segment in Central and Eastern Europe.
Full Story Dentons has advised Bosch Sicherheitssysteme GmbH on the acquisition of GFR − Gesellschaft für Regelungstechnik und Energieeinsparung mbH from the Wiedemann group of companies.
Full Story Litigator Neda N. Dal Cielo has joined Jackson Lewis’ new office in San Jose, California.
Full Story Cadwalader advised Corindus Vascular Robotics in its definitive $1.1 billion merger agreement to be acquired by Siemens Healthineers AG.
Full Story Bracewell's energy team represented SPE Guinea Bissau AB, a subsidiary of Svenska Petroleum Exploration AB, on its agreement to sell interests in two oil and gas assets offshore Guinea Bissau to CNOOC.
Full Story LeClairRyan will continue operating for a short time before dissolution.
Full Story Willkie advised Grillo-Werke in the sale of its intellectual property regarding the production of Methanesulfonic Acid (MSA) from methane to an international chemical company.
Full Story Akin Gump advised Diamondback Energy in an agreement to sell certain mineral and royalty interests belonging to its subsidiaries to Viper Energy.
Full Story Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner Russiahas advised Orion LLC on the sale of all its shares in the fiscal data operator 1 OFD (ESK JSC) to VTB Group.
Full Story Shearman & Sterling represented Trivium Packaging in connection with its offering of $2.85 billion of notes.
Full Story White & Case LLP has advised Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) on its acquisition of a significant stake in Oryx Midstream Services (Oryx) from an affiliate of Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners (Stonepeak).
Full Story White & Case LLP advised Intesa Sanpaolo on its participation in Project Italy.
Full Story White & Case LLP has advised Avon Rubber p.l.c.on its acquisition of 3M's ballistic-protection business in the United States and the rights to the Ceradyne brand.
Full Story Kirkland & Ellis represented Vitamin Shoppe, Inc. (VSI) in agreement under which Liberty Tax, Inc. will acquire The Vitamin Shoppe in an all cash transaction valued at approximately $208 million.
Full Story Dentons has advised PowerChina Guizhou on financing and engineering procurement and construction for a solar power plant in the Mykolaiv region of Ukraine.
Full Story Dentons advised US-based BCP Securities, in connection with the launch of commercial activity in Ukraine
Full Story Herbert Smith Freehills forms an association with Shanghai-based Kewei Law Firm.
Full Story KKR acquires Australia’s Arnott’s Biscuits and other Campbell’s international operations from Campbell Soup Company for $2.2 billion. King & Wood Mallesons and Weil, Gotshal & Manges advised Campbell, while Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and Linklaters-aligned Allens advised KKR.
Full Story Proskauer Rose boosted its London office with the hire of funds partner Leith Moghli from U.S. rival Reed Smith.
Full Story Herbert Smith Freehills represented Commonwealth Bank of Australia on the sale sale of its global asset management business to Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corp. for AUD4.2 billion. Baker McKenzie advised Mitsubishi in the deal.
Full Story California State Bar officials launching an investigation over essay topics disclosure.
Full Story Top-paid California general counsel are earning more than their peers nationwide.
Full Story 89% of 2018 law grads saw the strongest job market in a decade with 71% requiring law degrees.
Full Story Allen & Overy boosts salaries for trainee solicitors.
Full Story Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited, longtime client of Lowenstein Sandler, acquires the specialty chemicals portfolio of Huntsman Corporation USA for $2.1 billion.
Full Story Accelerated Digital Ventures invest £3.5 million in Womble Bond Dickinson client Nonlinear Technologies Ltd.
Full Story Independent Australian law firm Corrs Chambers Westgarth has hired a partner from Linklaters-aligned Allens for the firm’s property and real estate group.
Full Story Baker Botts L.L.P., a leading energy and technology law firm, today announced that it is advising Indorama Ventures Ltd. for antitrust clearances globally in its planned acquisition of the integrated oxides and derivatives businesses of Huntsman. The two companies today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Indorama would acquire these assets for $ 2.0 billion plus assumption of certain obligations.
Full Story Tad Laws has left Newmark Knight Frank to sign on with Cresa as its Chicago Market Leader and shepherd the brokerage firm’s expansion in the Windy City.
Full Story Matthew McGuire is the latest attorney to sign on with Hunton Andrews Kurth from the Virginia attorney general's office.
Full Story Baker McKenzie assisted Wyndham Vacation Clubs Asia Pacific with its recent purchase of privately held Resort Frontier Co. Ltd., the management company for Sundance Resort Club, a point-based vacation club with over 11,000 members and 16 resort destinations in Japan. The acquisition also sees Wyndham Vacation Clubs Asia Pacific purchase the balance of Sundance Resort Club’s unsold inventory.
Full Story The California Institute of Technology is promoting its next general counsel from within—a deputy who was as a federal prosecutor and member of the federal judiciary before going in-house at the Pasadena, California, university.
Full Story Nixon Peabody helped connect Longford Capital with UC Santa Barbara to finance a patent dispute with Amazon, Walmart and other retailers over LED lightbulb technology.
Full Story After Eversheds Sutherland announced two weeks ago that it was opening a San Diego location with three intellectual property partners from Foley, they have arrived—along with two additional lawyers.
Full Story Employer review site Glassdoor's second-in-command attorney is taking the legal reins at cloud computing company Vlocity. He is Vlocity's second general counsel hire in the past year.
Full Story Shook, Hardy & Bacon is opening a Boston location, its third new location this year, and bolstering its Philadelphia presence, as it takes a nine-lawyer group from Philadelphia-based White and Williams.
Full Story Carlton Fields construction lawyers Michael Rune and Dana Chaaban were featured in a Law360 article about their recent decision to join the firm.
Full Story Allen & Overy has boosted pay for its trainees, after it upped its newly qualified (NQ) associate pay packages earlier this summer.
Full Story Dentons and Colliers International have successfully represented the Owners Corporation of 252 Sussex Street Sydney to receive a landmark court judgment for a Strata Collective Sale in New South Wales, Australia.
Full Story Dentons has started a risk consulting business to provide advisory, assurance and remediation services across the regulatory, operational, conduct and enterprise risk agendas in a cost effective and client-focussed way. 'Dentons Risk Consulting' is led by Managing Directors John Davison and Christian Blackwell who bring deep industry knowledge and consulting experience to the business.
Full Story Linklaters is mulling the future of its iconic One Silk Street location, ahead of its lease ending in 2026.
Full Story Milbank LLP advised on investment into SonKim Land Corporation, a developer of luxury real estate properties in Vietnam.
Full Story Dentons plans to merge with Lee International, a leading law firm in South Korea.
Full Story Eversheds to move its Hong Kong office to district of Quarry Bay.
Full Story Mendy Piekarski has joined Thompson Hine LLP as senior counsel. She will in the Business Litigation practice group in New York.
Full Story Greenberg has adds Oscar Stephens as corporate shareholder to its Latin America practice in New York. Stephens was previously a partner at Hogan Lovells.
Full Story ​​Fenwick & West represented Karem Aircraft, Inc., a Vertical Takeoff and Landing (VTOL) vehicle developer, in its $25 million Series A financing led by Hanwha Systems.
Full Story Herbert Smith Freehills advised Commonwealth Bank of Australia on $2.8 billion sale of global asset management business to Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corp. Bake McKenzie advised buyer.
Full Story Norton Rose Fulbright's cross-border team advises investment banks Goldman Sachs and J.P. Morgan in underwriting bonds that will help finance the expansion of the subway system in Lima, Peru.
Full Story Matthew McGuirejoins Hunton Andrews Kurth from the Virginia attorney general's office.
Full Story A five-lawyer IP team from Foley, partners Nick Pisano, Joe Patino and Chris Bolten and counsels Scott Penner and Justin Gray joined Eversheds Sutherland's new San Diego office.
Full Story DLA Piper adds Partner Adam Tope to Finance Practice in New York Office.
Full Story Robinson+Cole adds Kenneth A. Sherman and Virginia K. Trunkes as counsel to its Construction practice in Boston and NYC respectively.
Full Story Fisher Phillips, a labor and employment law firm, adds Associate Kathryn Evans to its San Diego office. Katie earned her J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of San Diego School of Law in 2018.
Full Story Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP adds Beth Copeland and Abaigeal Musser to Indianapolis office in its Litigation practice group.
Full Story Fox Rothschild LLP adds Harriet P. Wallace to Greenville, South Carolina office as a partner in Financial Restructuring and Bankruptcy Department. She joins from Turner Padget.
Full Story Orrick adds M&A and Private Equity partner Bryan Gadol to Orange County office
Full Story Kirkland & Ellis advised Cambrex Corporation on its pending $2.4 billion acquisition by an affiliate of the Permira funds.
Full Story Holland & Knight has added Richard Smith to the New York office as a partner in the firm's Corporate, M&A and Securities Practice Group. He joins the firm from Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough.
Full Story Cravath represented PNC Capital Markets LLC, Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, J.P. Morgan Securities and Morgan Stanley in PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.'s $1 billion registered senior notes offering.
Full Story LeClairRyan loses a four-attorney labor and employment team to Clark Hill. The attorneys are Rafael Nendel-Flores, Guillermo Tello,
Full Story Dentons welcomes Wendell Faria as partner in its Capital Markets practice.
Full Story João P. Santa-Rita has joined Blank Rome LLP’s New York office as an associate in the Insurance Recovery group. The firm also hired Natasha Romagnoli as a partner. Both join the firm from McKool Smith.
Full Story Cravath advised Burlington Northern Santa Fe, LLC in its $825 million registered notes offering.
Full Story Tejas Shah has joined Barnes & Thornburg as a partner in the firm’s Labor & Employment Department in the Chicago office.
Full Story Buchalter successfully advised Ross Dress for Less, Inc. in a lease dispute with its landlord, a subsidiary of Triple Five.
Full Story Magnolia Movido has joined Snell & Wilmer’s Denver office as Counsel in the Tax group. She comes from Ernst & Young LLP.
Full Story Blackstone Alternative Asset Management acquires a minority investment in BC Partners, advised by Simpson Thacher.
Full Story Wells Fargo reports no progress on naming a new CEO. General counsel Allen Parker has been named acting CEO in March.
Full Story Fried Frank has taken a role advising as counsel to Goldman Sachs and Centerview Partners on the Campbell Soup Company's $2.2 billion definitive agreement with KKR.
Full Story Fried Frank advised Future plc in its $45 million acquisition of SmartBrief, Inc.
Full Story Tyson & Mendes is expanding to Orange County with the hire of Richard Somes from Koeller, Nebeker, Carlson & Haluck.
Full Story Virginia-based Am Law 200 firm, LeClairRyan, has started its process to dissolve.
Full Story Freshfields retains 38 trainees of its 41 final-seat qualifiers.
Full Story Koch-Glitsch acquires Julius Montz GmbH (Montz) from Shearman & Sterling client, Pfaudler GmbH (Pfaudler).
Full Story Clifford Chance and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer have taken roles advising on Mastercard’s acquisition of Danish rival the Nets Group for €2.85 billion.
Full Story A judge on Tuesday dismissed one of the two charges Greg Craig is facing in connection with his past work for Ukraine, handing the former law firm partner and Obama White House counsel a partial victory as he prepares to stand trial in Washington next week.
Full Story Fenwick & West represented NEXON Co. Ltd., a global leader in online games, in its planned complete acquisition of Embark Studios AB, a Stockholm-based game development studio.
Full Story A team from international law firm Hogan Lovells represented Citigroup and Scotiabank as Joint Bookrunning Managers in the sale of US$1.097 billion of 30-year bonds by The Republic of El Salvador.
Full Story Dentons, the world's biggest law firm, is announcing today a proposed combination with Lee International, a leading law firm in South Korea, which has the 11th largest economy in the world and 3rd largest economy in Asia.
Full Story Laura Jordan (Partner-White Plains), Sean Maraynes (Associate-White Plains) and Zoran Kuljis (Associate-White Plains) represented a family practice physician and sub-acute rehabilitation facility in a case that appears to be medical malpractice, nursing home negligence and public health law violations related to the progression of a decubitus ulcer from Stage II to Stage IV.
Full Story Kathleen Wilkinson (Partner-Philadelphia) secured dismissal of a case before the Court of Common Pleas in Philadelphia County in which the plaintiff was diagnosed with mesothelioma which may be caused by asbestos.
Full Story American Airlines Group Inc. has found its next pinnacle lawyer: Priya Aiyar, an Ivy League-educated Big Law partner and former acting general counsel of the Treasury Department.
Full Story The Tel Aviv Stock Exchange has completed its NIS 225 million IPO, 66 years after its establishment in 1953.
Full Story Hogan Lovells real estate specialists were appointed by The Crown Estate to manage its agreement with the New Zealand Government (NZG), the existing long leaseholder, to carry out a comprehensive refurbishment of New Zealand House.
Full Story Baker McKenzie has advised Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation on its A$4 billion acquisition of the global asset management division (CFSGAM) of Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA), which closed on 2 August.
Full Story The Third Circuit has re-instated a lawsuit previously dismissed in Pennsylvania federal court against an insurance company asserting that it improperly limited the payments to compensate insureds for the cost of replacement transportation when a covered accident deprived them of the use of a covered vehicle.
Full Story Firm, Baker McKenzie advised Bayer on the sale of its stakes in the chemical park operator Currenta. Bayer and LANXESS sold their shares in Currenta to funds managed by Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA). MIRA is the world's largest infrastructure investor. Both companies signed corresponding agreements with MIRA.
Full Story Kirkland & Ellis is advising Barneys New York on its Chapter 11 filing.
Full Story Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan has launched a cannabis litigation practice.
Full Story Cleary Gottlieb advised Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. (Petrobras) in offers to purchase, for cash, 17 series of notes issued its $3 billion acquisition of notes by Petrobras Global Finance B.V.
Full Story Davis Polk represented FedEx Corporation on its €1 billion notes offering.
Full Story Dentons and Orrick are advigin on ArchiMed's acquisition of Diesse Diagnostica Senese SpA.
Full Story Partner Bryna Dahlin, and associates James Ko and Samuel Ruggio has joined Benesch in its Chicago office.
Full Story Veritas Capital and Guidehouse acquire Navigant Consulting Inc. for $1.1 billion. Schulte is advising Veritas Capital and Guidehouse.
Full Story Shearman & Sterling is proud to announce the arrival of Nora Shearer as Chief Marketing Officer.
Full Story Pillsbury is representing Genomic Health, Inc. in connection its $2.8 billion combination with Exact Sciences Corporation. The transaction, which is expected to be completed by the end of 2019, is subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory approvals.
Full Story A former Winston & Strawn attorney who is suing the firm for alleged gender bias urged the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday to uphold a California state court ruling that kept her claims in court and out of arbitration.
Full Story Consumer credit reporting company TransUnion has brought in Eli Peterson to fill the newly created role of deputy general counsel for public policy and privacy.
Full Story Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein is absorbing most of a Washington, D.C.-based law firm to open a new office in the city, establishing its first full-service outpost outside the Southeastern U.S.
Full Story Global law firm DLA Piper has represented ASX-listed US fintech company Credible Labs Inc. (ASX: CRD) on its AUD585 million proposed merger with NASDAQ listed Fox Corporation.
Full Story Do perks and initiatives lure and retain associates?
Full Story New Media Investment Group Inc. (“New Media”) and Gannett Co., Inc. (“Gannett”) announced they have entered into a definitive agreement pursuant to which New Media will acquire Gannett for a combination of cash and stock, which brings together the portfolios of two leading newspaper companies, and includes USA Today, Gannett’s flagship brand, and its more than 160 brands in the U.K. Cravath is advising New Media in connection with the transaction.
Full Story Cooley to launch Singapore office with the hire of corporate partner Ferish Patel from Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian.
Full Story Proskauer Rose has hired funds partner Leith Moghli from U.S. rival Reed Smith, in a boost for its London location.
Full Story Latham & Watkins LLP serves as global antitrust counsel to EssilorLuxottica in its acquisition of a stake in GrandVision N.V. from Hal Optical Investments B.V.
Full Story The Technology team represented Phreesia, Inc. (NYSE: PHR) on the closing of its initial public offering of 10,681,423 shares of common stock, consisting of 7,812,500 shares issued and sold by Phreesia and 2,868,923 shares sold by certain of Phreesia's existing stockholders, which included the full exercise of the underwriters' option to purchase 1,393,229 additional shares from the Selling Stockholders, at a public offering price of $18.00 per share. The total gross proceeds to Phreesia were ap
Full Story The former general counsel of the Co-op Group, Alistair Asher, has died after a short illness, the business has confirmed.
Full Story EssilorLuxottica S.A. (“EssilorLuxottica”), a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of ophthalmic lenses, frames and sunglasses today have announced an agreement with Hal Optical Investments B.V. (“HAL”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of HAL Holding N.V, for the sale of HAL’s 76.72% ownership interest in GrandVision N.V. (“GrandVision” or the “Company”), a global leader in optical retail (the “Block Trade Agreement”). Under the Block Trade Agreement, EssilorLuxottica will buy HAL
Full Story Cooley has hired a partner from Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian, as the law firm plans further Asian expansion with a fourth office in Singapore.
Full Story Cozen O’Connor, a Philadelphia-based Am Law 100 firm, has brought on 13 attorneys in San Francisco and Los Angeles, combining with a local women-owned boutique.
Full Story Norton Rose Fulbright advised the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) in its initiative with SAMI Consulting to improve sharing access to electronic health records.
Full Story Acea S.p.A. turned to White & Case LLP to advise on the Italian and English law aspects of its Euro Medium Term Note Programme update.
Full Story White & Case LLP represented TCP Lux Eurinvest (TCP Lux) on the sale of its stake in Gamenet to G Partecipazioni.
Full Story Ralf Defren from Hengeler Muller have joined Willkie Farr & Gallagher's Frankfurt office as finance partners.
Full Story TOD Partners LLC, represented by Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP acquires 34 parcels of vacant land in Orange County, New York for $12 million.
Full Story Goodwin advised Quanta Dialysis Technologies on the closing of its Series C funding round at £38 million.
Full Story Eversheds moves its Hong Kong office to Quarry Bay district.
Full Story Magic circle firm Allen & Overy has hired a King & Wood Mallesons partner to head its Sydney-based China Desk. David Lam made the move after working almost eight years at KWM.
Full Story Otis Felder (Of Counsel-Los Angeles) represented a jet ski rental company in an alleged wrongful drowning case before the American. District Court for the Eastern District of California (Sacramento Division).
Full Story International law firm White & Case LLP has advised Cassa di Risparmio di Asti S.p.A. and Cassa di Risparmio di Biella e Vercelli – Biverbanca S.p.A., as sellers, on the disposal to an international debt fund of a portfolio of non-performing loans with an aggregate gross book value of approximately €150 million.
Full Story A bankrupt restaurant company alleges the law firm failed to file expert reports and complete discovery in a timely fashion, leading to $157 million in damages.
Full Story On July 2, Gov. Tom Wolf signed into law a bipartisan bill creating the Pennsylvania Health Insurance Exchange Authority to operate and maintain a state based health insurance exchange.
Full Story Baker McKenzie has advised investment firm EQT Partners in connection with the acquisition by its Asia-focused mid-market fund of a majority stake in Australian cloud and managed service provider Nexon Asia Pacific.
Full Story Mark's vast real estate experience includes matters related to construction, permanent, securitized, mezzanine, and cross-border financing; the acquisition, disposition and development of vacant land, office buildings, apartment complexes, hotels, shopping centers, and other commercial, residential, and mixed use properties...
Full Story CMS successfully represented ticket resale company Viagogo (“the company”) in a dispute with the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) in regards to the latter’s claim that the company “failed to comply” with some aspects of an enforcement order.
Full Story You don't know what will hit you, or who will try to turn the law against you because of a mistake made or even just for revenge.
Full Story International law firm Norton Rose Fulbright’s Singapore team has advised Frasers Property Limited on a A$750 million (more than US$500 million) five-year term loan facilities, comprising of a A$500 million green loan and a A$250 million term loan.
Full Story Following the publication of the treasury’s commencement order on mid July, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has published PS19/20 setting out the final rules on the extension of the Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SMCR) to solo-regulated firms.
Full Story The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency has launched a tender process for its legal panel to provide prosecution services and legal support.
Full Story Mayer Brown has advised Aurelius Equity Opportunities, the equity investment entity of Aurelius Group, on the acquisition of top end-to-end commercial fleet management operator, BT Fleet Solutions from BT Group PLC.
Full Story Banca Valsabbina has completed a securitisation transaction on receivables arising from mortgage and unsecured loans granted to Small and Medium Enterprises.
Full Story Ince has appointed Michael Volikas and Nick Goldstone as joint managing partners in London, as the firm expands to reforge its brand following Gordon Dadds’ takeover last year.
Full Story Southern California’s Silicon Beach has been taking shape for years now. The coastal strip that spans the distance between the Los Angeles International Airport and the Santa Monica Mountains is now home to hundreds of entrepreneurs and startups.
Full Story Ropes & Gray has provided bank-side advice on two high yield bond offerings that closed last week, as the firm’s London office continues to expand its market share of underwriter-side representations to complement its award-winning issuer-side practice.
Full Story The global law firm Jones Day announces that Corey Zarse has joined the Firm's Private Equity Practice as a partner in its Chicago location.
Full Story Gizelle Barany has been chosen as the chief legal officer and secretary and Chris Lewis will be the chief risk and compliance officer, both replacing Pia Thompson, who was the general counsel, chief risk officer and secretary from 2018 to 2019.
Full Story Willkie recently represented the Kayne Private Energy Income Funds platform in connection with its equity commitment to WildFire Energy I LLC, an oil and gas exploration and production company headquartered in Houston, Texas. Together with commitments from funds affiliated with Warburg Pincus, Kayne and management, WildFire has secured over $1 billion in equity commitments.
Full Story Partner Andrew Van Noord and an associate left Jones Day to join Kirkland & Ellis' Dallas location.
Full Story Hughes Hubbard is acting as legal representation to Roberta Lipson, the founder and CEO of United Family Healthcare (UFH), in the $1.44 billion sale of the Chinese private hospital operator and healthcare provider to New Frontier Corp. (NYSE: NFC), a Hong Kong-based investment vehicle.
Full Story Dinsmore & Shohl LLP has added Thomas J. (Tommy) Simendinger as an associate to the firm’s Cincinnati location. He will practice out of the corporate department, focusing on commercial finance and banking.
Full Story Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein is absorbing most of Washington, D.C.-based firm to open a new location in the city, establishing its first full-service outpost outside the Southeastern U.S.
Full Story Shearman & Sterling represented Ecopetrol on its joint venture with Occidental Petroleum Corporation to develop 97,000 net acres in the Permian Basin in west Texas. Ecopetrol will pay $750 million in cash plus $750 million of carried capital in exchange for a 49-percent interest in the new venture. Occidental will own a 51-percent interest and operate the joint venture.
Full Story Debevoise & Plimpton LLP has represented Oak HC/FT (Oak) in the formation of Oak HC/FT Fund III, an $800 million fund that supports entrepreneurs in the healthcare and financial technology industries.
Full Story O’Melveny advised Honeywell in a US$25 million Series B investment in Attabotics, the world’s first 3D robotics supply chain system for modern ecommerce. Honeywell was joined in the investment by Coature, Comcast Ventures, Forerunner Ventures, and Werklund Growth Fund.
Full Story Global law firm White & Case LLP has represented Antin Infrastructure Partners, a leading independent private equity fund focused on infrastructure investments, on its acquisition for US$1.25 billion from Veolia Environment SA of its district energy assets in the United States. The portfolio comprises steam, hot and chilled water and electricity production plants, including cogeneration, and 13 networks in 10 US cities.
Full Story Global law firm White & Case LLP has represented I Squared Capital, through its ISQ Global Infrastructure Fund II, on its exclusive strategic partnership with Twenty First Century Utilities (TFC), a privately held development and asset operations firm active in the power and utilities sectors in North America, including the United States, Canada and the West Indies.
Full Story Wilson Elser announced today the addition of two new partners, Emily Aguero and Jane Lucero, to the firm’s Denver location.
Full Story National law firm Wilson Elser announced today that Peter Catalanotti has joined the firm’s San Francisco location as a partner.
Full Story Led by Munich partner Peter Huber, Hogan Lovells represented the global mobility platform FlixMobility on its latest financing round.
Full Story The pending combination with Kensington Swan will add 113 lawyers and offices in Wellington and Auckland to the international legal giant.
Full Story As more capital flows into the coffers of third-party litigation funders, their success is dependent on finding promising areas to direct their resources. A new deal between litigation funder Longford Capital and the University of California, Santa Barbara suggests traditional law firms can play a role in advancing those ambitions.
Full Story Kelley Drye & Warren LLP is prouf to announce that Steven Yovits has been named Chair of the Patent practice group.
Full Story Robin Leone, counsel in the Firm's Litigation Practice resident in Baltimore, was appointed to the Rule 19-502 Local Pro Bono Committee for Baltimore City. The committee is tasked with assessing the needs in the county for pro bono legal services, establishing pro bono legal service goals and priorities and prepping a local pro bono action plan, amongst other things.
Full Story Paul Hastings LLP, a leading international law firm, announced that it advised Shanghai Fosun Pharmaceutical (Group) Co., Ltd. (“Fosun Pharma”), one of the leading Chinese healthcare groups, in its definitive agreement to sell its stake in United Family Healthcare (“UFH”), valued at US$523.15 million, to New Frontier Corporation (“NFC”).
Full Story Mylan N.V. and Pfizer Inc. announced a definitive agreement to combine Mylan with Upjohn, Pfizer's off-patent branded and generic established medicines business, creating a new global pharmaceutical company.
Full Story Dentons has advised Group 1 Automotive UK Limited on its acquisition of a portfolio of Volkswagen car and van dealerships crossing the South East of England in Chelmsford, Colchester, Romford and Southend.
Full Story The Climate Change Authority (Authority) released a consultation paper (available here) to support its work in updating its advice to the Australian Government on climate change policies to meet Australia’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction commitments under the Paris Agreement. The Authority is an independent statutory agency, which was established in 2012 to advise the Government on climate change policy.
Full Story It’s not the first time the police’s use of automatic facial recognition technology has made the headlines; only a couple of months ago it was reported that a man had taken the South Wales Police to court over images that were taken of him without his consent.
Full Story HealthTrust Europe dismisses nine firms from latest legal roster.
Full Story Jana Cohen Barbe argues the industry should revamp the billable hour structure, change the performance metrics it tracks and look at compensation in a different way.
Full Story Clyde & Co and Kingsley Napley partners are among the high profile lawyers to have been instructed by the defendants in the Solicitors Regulation Authority case against Baker McKenzie, its former London head Gary Senior, and others.
Full Story Former senior marketing and business development executive at Dentons has been expelled from the legal industry for fraudulent conduct, an Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) filing has revealed.
Full Story Global law firm Hogan Lovells is pleased to announce that Bianca Engelmann will be joining the firm as a partner in its Banking and Finance practice from 1 September 2019, based in Frankfurt.
Full Story Norton Rose Fulbright is set to lose seven insurance lawyers to DACB
Full Story Houston litigator James Reeder Jr. has joined Jones Day as a partner, he comes from Vinson & Elkins, where he practiced for 30 years.
Full Story Kirkland & Ellis advised TA Associates, a leading international growth private equity firm, on the sale of a majority interest in Aldevron to EQT Partners.
Full Story Baceline adds the Dallas and Indianapolis acquisitions to its 49 property $250 million portfolio.
Full Story Earlier this month, Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated closed its acquisition of HFF, which is now wholly owned by JLL and certain of its subsidiaries, and are set to do business as JLL.
Full Story Compass Data-centers plans to develop up to $3 billion in new data center campuses in the near term. This follows the company receiving additional capital from existing investors, RedBird Capital Partners and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, as well as new investment partner the Azrieli Group, an Israeli real estate development company.
Full Story Lionstone Investments has entered into an agreement with Austin based smart building software company Bractlet to implement the smart building technology at 31 office properties totaling nearly 9 million square feet, about half of its total US portfolio. Of the 31 properties, 14 are located in Texas encompassing about 4 million square feet. Other buildings are located in Atlanta, Denver, Los Angeles, Pittsburgh, Portland, OR, Raleigh, NC and Virginia.
Full Story Three ten year first mortgage loans totaling more than $130 million have been funded by 3650 REIT to refinance properties occupied by major hospitality brands.
Full Story Amazon has announced plans to build a more than 1-million-square-foot fulfillment center that will create more than 800 new full-time jobs in the Pittsburgh suburb of Findlay Township, PA.
Full Story Attorneys Jason Meyer, Todd Konold, and Christine Gracco obtained a dismissal of a plaintiff’s personal injury lawsuit venued in Los Angeles Superior Court in which the plaintiff claimed he suffered permanent and life-threatening lung injuries resulting from his exposure to diacetyl, a flavoring chemical.
Full Story Perkins Coie is happy to announce that Melanie G. Rubocki has been named Office Managing Partner in Boise. She succeeds Kelly Cameron, who served in the position since August 2016.
Full Story The NRA appears to be in utter disarray. They’ve had a failed palace coup, state regulators are closing-in, and the group is openly admitting that they’re running out of money. A key factor in all of these problems may be their lawyer, Bill Brewer.
Full Story Attorney, Michael Newman covers some of the issues facing the wine industry and its clients in North Bay Business Journal interview. When asked about trademark infringement and small wine producers protecting larger wine producers, Mr. Newman suggested to, "1. Develop a trademark that is truly distinctive; 2. Register the trademark with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office; and 3. Use the trademark extensively." '
Full Story Elizabeth Warren recently reported her proposal to change how private equity firms are taxed, a plan that would surely benefit lobbyists and advocates representing the industry and investors.
Full Story Debevoise & Plimpton LLP has advised Glendower Capital (“Glendower”), which today reported the final closing above the initial hard cap at $2.7 billion for Glendower Capital Secondary Opportunities Fund IV, LP (“SOF IV”), its fourth global secondary private equity fund.
Full Story Top 100 firm Polsinelli, and its Diversity and Inclusion Committee Chair, Shareholder Dan Cranshaw, will be honored with the 2019 Diversity and Inclusion Award by Missouri Lawyers Media. Additionally, Polsinelli’s Director of Diversity and Inclusion, J. Danielle Carr, is also a recipient of the award, as the former president of the Mound City Bar Association.
Full Story The Healthcare and Private Equity teams advised Shields Health Solutions on its definitive agreement through which Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe and Walgreen Co. will make equity investments in Shields.
Full Story The awaiting combination with Kensington Swan will add 113 lawyers and offices in Wellington and Auckland to the global legal giant.
Full Story Online casinos, gaming hosts and sports bookmakers alike are attracting more clients than ever, largely due to the ease of access and gameplay offered by mobile technology and wireless internet connections.
Full Story HFW’s profit per equity partner has fallen by double-digits to its lowest level since 2007-8.
Full Story Porter Wright is happy to welcome Brian Dunlay as an associate in the firm's Columbus office. Brian works in the Corporate Department, focusing his practice in securities, mergers and acquisitions, and real estate. Brian was previously a Moritz Corporate Fellow at DSW in Columbus, where he gained valuable insight and experience on a wide range of matters.
Full Story Big Law firms are re-evaluating the pathways in and out of partnership—and reconsidering how they organize their partnership tiers.
Full Story Agents often get a bad reputation. During property booms, there have been cases of real estate agents telling buyers a house is on the market when it is not, so they can make an approach to the owner with a potential offer.
Full Story Addleshaw Goddard has said its London-based night shift cleaners will be paid the London Living Wage from the Autumn, after talks between the firm and its facilities management company.
Full Story Sisal Group, a CVC portfolio company, and Banca 5, a subsidiary of Intesa Sanpaolo, have entered into an agreement to create a new company offering banking products as well as payment and transaction-oriented services in more than 50,000 businesses throughout the Italian region.
Full Story Capital One is facing class action lawsuits over a major data breach said to have exposed sensitive information of more than a hundred million customers and card applicants.
Full Story Three lead plaintiffs attorneys accused in a sanctions motion of disclosing sealed documents in lawsuits over Bair Hugger surgical blankets have brought their own motion for sanctions...
Full Story Three legal veterans on Tuesday backed newly signed state legislation that would require President Donald Trump, and any other presidential candidate, to disclose their income tax returns if they were to appear on California’s 2020 ballot.
Full Story Koeltl said the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act shielded the Russian Federation from being sued in federal court, and 'second-level participants' were protected under the First Amendment for their roles in sharing information that had been illegally acquired.
Full Story Duncan Litigation Investments alleged in a petition filed on Tuesday that it lost out on millions because of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz's representation in a suit against a plaintiffs firm.
Full Story WBD has advised Bermuda-based company, Arch Reinsurance Ltd on its agreement to purchase Barbican Group Holdings Limited from funds managed by Carlson Capital, a U.S.-based alternative asset management firm.
Full Story A state bar appellate panel took the peculiar step Tuesday of overturning an order that recommended disbarment for a San Francisco attorney
Full Story Jonathan Robbins starts his day rather early. By 6 a.m., he’s on his home computer scanning email, and then he hits the hot sheets — dozens of newsletters from attorneys, advocacy groups, legislators and associations focused on cannabis. And there is a lot to read.
Full Story International law firm White & Case LLP has advised Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV) on the development and project financing of the 67.8 MW Goonumbla Solar Farm in New South Wales.
Full Story Dinsmore & Shohl LLP welcomes Tucker C. Motta as an associate to the firm’s office in Atlanta, adding to the employment group.
Full Story The last couple of months saw a series of drastic changes in U.S. export controls taking aim at information and communication technology providers with a seeming focus on China. These changes have increased exposure to every company involved in the industry-wide supply chain for products, software, and technology...
Full Story A lawyer in Arkansas is taking advantage of a sale at Payless ShoeSource as it liquidated merchandise in bankruptcy bought more than 1,500 pairs of shoes, costing about $21,000.
Full Story Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, just celebrated Pride month through a variety of firm-wide initiatives, including a fundraiser with The Trevor Project, the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning) young people.
Full Story Bracewell LLP was among the top American law firms for banking mergers and acquisitions in the first half of 2019. S&P Global ranked the firm #1 by deal value in Texas, #1 by deal value in the Southwest and #5 by deal value nationwide.
Full Story The Paris Private Equity team advised Groupe GO Sport on its agreement to sell its Polish subsidiary, GO Sport Poland, to Sportmaster. The transaction is subject to regulatory and anti-trust approvals.
Full Story Offit Kurman’s torrid pace of hiring hasn’t stopped yet, as firm leadership aims to strike while the iron is hot. Most recently, the mid-Atlantic midsize firm has brought on a four-attorney intellectual property practice from Philadelphia-based IP boutique Caesar Rivise.
Full Story The plaintiffs stated that, instead of paying a lump sum death befit, MetLife created accounts they could draw on while it pocketed the interest on money it kept in its general account.
Full Story Rapidly extending beyond its Florida base, Akerman wants to make its Atlanta office full service. “What we've been doing in Chicago and Texas, we are now doing in Atlanta, said the firm's managing partner.
Full Story Ms. Murphy joins the Boston office, where she is set to continue to serve as a trusted advisor on mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructurings, and significant strategic projects for health care systems, academic medical centers, and health care service organizations.
Full Story Honigman LLP is proud to announce that partner Steven Weiss has been sworn in as president of the Chicago Bar Foundation.
Full Story Willkie represented Centerview Partners LLC and PJT Partners LP as financial advisors to Mylan in the undertaking.
Full Story A judge has approved the sale of embattled Western State College of Law in Orange County, Calif.
Full Story Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Allen & Overy and Simpson Thacher are apart of the firms advising on the London Stock Exchange (LSE)’s proposed takeover of financial data provider Refinitiv for $27 billion.
Full Story Dentons has advised airBaltic, the leading airline in the Baltic region that is 80% owned by the government of Latvia, on its successful debut Reg S bond issue of €200 million 6.75% bonds due in 2024.
Full Story Across almost every occupation, employers have developed ways to communicate expectations to employees and to subsequently track their contributions.
Full Story The list which showcases Chicago attorneys born between 1964 and 1979 includes 121 lawyers and a few of the top practitioners in town handling intellectual property, corporate restructuring and class-action defense cases.
Full Story Three major contenders are being touted as the most likely winners in the race to take over at the Magic Circle giant.
Full Story Embattled high-street chain Sports Direct has appointed a new head of legal, following the departure of the firm’s stalwart, Cameron Olsen, earlier this July.
Full Story Irwin Mitchell has opened an office in Reading as the firm is expanding its regional footprint.
Full Story New York Senate Bill S769A has failed to move in the New York Assembly despite its passage by the Senate and therefore is unlikely to become law in 2019.
Full Story It’s been almost two years since California legalized recreational marijuana, and despite promises to curtail the illegal market, California’s black market continues to thrive.
Full Story Dickinson Wright PLLC is proud to announce that Attorney Daniel Quick (Member, Troy) has been elected Treasurer of the State Bar of Michigan.
Full Story Like the multi-year boom and low unemployment in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. (where ERE’ll be this fall) eren’t enough, Amazon’s new headquarters adds a whole new wrinkle.
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Full Story Dickinson Wright PLLC is proud to announce that Madeline Fleisher has joined the firm’s Columbus office as Of Counsel.
Full Story International law firm Norton Rose Fulbright has advised BNP Paribas Securities (Asia) Limited as the sole sponsor on the initial public offering (IPO) of Edvantage Group Holdings Limited (Edvantage Group) on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
Full Story Attorney William G. McCormick, shareholder in GrayRobinson’s Fort Lauderdale law firm office, was elected again as vice chair of the Seventeenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission (JNC).
Full Story Steve Calkins is based in Tampa, Florida, and will supervise Ashley’s legal team while leading the company’s various legal efforts and international operations, including business transactions, compliance and regulatory issues.
Full Story SmartBrief is a digital media publisher of targeted business news and information by industry. Future is a worldwide platform business for specialist media.
Full Story The Dallas office of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP continues its strategic growth with the addition of Daniel P. Elms as a shareholder in the firm’s Global Litigation Practice. Elms assists clients with business litigation and arbitration matters, including risk assessment, pre-trial litigation strategy and discovery, as well as trial and post-trial proceedings. He joins Greenberg Traurig from Bell Nunnally & Martin.
Full Story Thompson Hine LLP is proud to announce that Sean A. Gordon has returned to the firm as a partner in the firm’s Business Restructuring, Creditors’ Rights & Bankruptcy practice. He joins from Greenberg Traurig, LLP.
Full Story Hogan Lovells advised the International Finance Corporation (IFC) in a US$35 million loan to support and incentivize the issuance of a green bond by Davivienda Costa Rica, the third largest private bank in Costa Rica. The loan will contribute to fund a pipeline of green projects in Costa Rica including sustainable buildings, energy efficiency and small-scale renewable energy generation under the standards for green lending described in the Green Bond Principles, published by the International Ca
Full Story Fenwick advised Phenomenon, a business transformation agency, in its strategic majority investment from Los Angeles-based Berggruen Holdings and San Francisco-based Sleeping Bear Capital, the first-of-its-kind for both firms.
Full Story Ed Herlihy and Mark Greene snagged large roles as Pfizer moves to merge its off-patent drugs business, Upjohn, with generic drug giant Mylan.
Full Story DLA Piper advised VMware, Inc., a global leader in cloud infrastructure and digital workspace technology, in its proposed acquisition of Bitfusion.io Inc.
Full Story Davis Polk represented the joint book-running managers and representatives of the several underwriters in connection with an $86.25 million public offering of common stock of Forty Seven, including the full exercise by the underwriters of their option to purchase additional shares of common stock. Forty Seven’s common stock is listed on The Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol “FTSV.”
Full Story Davis Polk represented the joint book-running managers and representatives of the underwriters in connection with an SEC-registered offering of common stock by Seattle Genetics, Inc. for gross proceeds of $575 million.
Full Story The Florida Supreme Court changed its mind Monday about reviewing an insurance lawsuit regarding assignment-of-benefit agreements, or AOB, a controversial issue at the center of a legislative revamp.
Full Story Pinsent Masons has hired Bird & Bird lawyer Alexander Shepherd as a technology, media and telecommunications partner in Singapore.
Full Story The former defense attorneys for Michael Flynn at Covington & Burling on Monday defended their effort to transfer case files to the new attorneys representing the indicted former Trump national security adviser and denied clinging to client documents on the condition that an outstanding legal tab be paid.
Full Story Grace Fan-Delatour and Shaohui Jiang sign on with White & Case as partner and local partner, respectively.
Full Story Lewis Brisbois has hired experienced real estate lawyer MaryBeth Heydt as a partner in its Los Angeles office. Ms. Heydt joins both the firm’s Real Estate, Land Use & Environment Practice and its Public Agency & Public Finance Practice. Ms. Heydt has over 25 years of experience in litigation, transactional, and business advisory matters.
Full Story As it continues to advance its global strategy to expand upon a world-class financial services practice group, Reed Smith announced that consumer banking regulatory and litigation lawyer Christina Vitale has joined the firm’s Financial Industry Group as a partner in Houston.
Full Story Husch Blackwell is proud to announce that Tyler C. Hibler has joined Husch Blackwell as senior counsel in its Kansas City office.
Full Story Carlton Fields is happy to announce that Miami Shareholder Jason Kairalla was appointed to serve as chair of The Florida Bar Federal Court Practice Committee for a term ending in June 2020. Kairalla previously served as vice chair of the committee, which is the Bar’s liaison to the federal courts, federal bar organizations in Florida, the Eleventh Circuit Judicial Conference, and others interested in federal practice.
Full Story Milbank has represented the initial purchasers in connection with Victoria PLC’s (“Victoria”) offering of €330 million 5¼% Senior Secured Notes (the “Notes”). Concurrently with the offering, Milbank also advised affiliates of the initial purchasers as lenders under £203 million term loan and revolving credit facilities. Victoria used proceeds from the offering of Notes and borrowings under the term loan facility to refinance existing indebtedness.
Full Story Dentons’ Public Procurement team represented the Warsaw Bus Company (Miejskie Zakłady Autobuse w Warszawie - MZA) in a tender worth approximately €93 million for the supply of 130 low-floor articulated electric buses. The tender marks the largest purchase of sustainable vehicles for public transport in Europe to date. Pursuant to the contract signed on 22 July 2019, the winning supplier, Solaris Bus & Coach S.A., will deliver electric buses for Warsaw as early as next year. The tender forms part
Full Story BakerHostetler has announced that Timothy (“Tim”) Swan has joined the firm as a partner in its Business Practice Group. Swan, who was previously a partner at Sidley Austin LLP and, most recently, at Frost Brown Todd LLC, will be resident in the firm’s Cincinnati office.
Full Story Continuing the strategic growth of Pillsbury’s international M&A capabilities, the firm has announced Augusto Lima as the newest partner to join its flourishing Corporate practice. Lima, who comes to Pillsbury after holding prominent in-house leadership roles at Novartis, Anheuser-Busch InBev and Sealed Air Corporation, will be based in the firm’s New York office.
Full Story The Firm advised BofA Securities, Inc., Barclays Capital Inc., Citigroup Global Markets Inc., U.S. Bancorp Investments, Inc., Wells Fargo Securities, LLC and the other underwriters in connection with a public offering by UnitedHealth Group Incorporated of $5.5 billion aggregate principal amount of its notes, consisting of $750 million aggregate principal amount of 2.375% Notes due 2024, $1 billion aggregate principal amount of 2.875% Notes due 2029, $1.25 billion aggregate principal amount of 3.
Full Story The landscape of legal education is quickly changing, and admissions exams aren’t what they used to be. Not only has the LSAT, the traditional law school entrance exam, moved to an entirely digital format, but more and more law schools are making the decision to accept another standardized test, the GRE, in lieu of the LSAT.
Full Story Sean Gordon has returned to Thompson Hine as a partner in its bankruptcy practice group after a nine-year hiatus at Greenberg Traurig.
Full Story A Ropes & Gray team advised McNally Capital in its investment in Altamira Technologies Corporation. Altamira delivers innovative analytics and engineering solutions to the U.S. national security community. McNally Capital invested in the transaction alongside ClearSky, a venture capital/growth equity firm, and Nio Advisors, LLC. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. A press release announced the deal on July 24.
Full Story Corporate partner Ferish Patel joins Cooley as the U.S. firm plans for fourth office in Asia region.
Full Story "Spencer brings with him a unique perspective of how to navigate complex land use issues when working with public officials, especially in the local jurisdictions throughout and around Los Angeles..."
Full Story Cooley set to launch its third international office of 2019.
Full Story Herbert Smith Freehills has appointed contention heavyweight Justin D’Agostino as the leader of its U.S. arm.
Full Story Chris Davis, former senior trial counsel in the SEC's Fort Worth Regional Office, said he brings understanding of the government's approach to white-collar matters to the firm.
Full Story Magic Circle duo Linklaters and Slaughter and May have taken the lead roles on the suggested £9 billion merger between food delivery companies Just Eat and Takeaway.com.
Full Story Trax, the leading provider of computer vision and analytics solutions for retail, reported the successful closure of a US$100 million investment, becoming Singapore's second unicorn.
Full Story The international impact asset manager, responsibility Investments AG, has closed a US$175 million securitization of loans to micro-finance and SME-finance institutions in emerging markets.
Full Story Cadwalader is ranked again, at the top of the midyear commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) tables published by Commercial Mortgage Alert.
Full Story International law firm White & Case LLP has advised specialty chemical company Clariant AG on the agreement to sell its Healthcare Packaging business to New York-based private equity fund Arsenal Capital Partners.
Full Story International law firm White & Case LLP has advised UniCredit Bank AG, as arranger, and Cassa di Risparmio di Asti S.p.A. and Cassa di Risparmio di Biella e Vercelli – Biverbanca S.p.A., as originator and underwriter, on a multi-originator securitization, with a total value of approximately €1 billion, of residential fondiari mortgage loans and ipotecari mortgage loans granted by Cassa di Risparmio di Asti and Cassa di Risparmio di Biella and Vercelli – Biverbanca.
Full Story The panel will be worth up to £15 million and be divided into eight lots.
Full Story Regulation 2017/1129/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of June 14, 2017 on the prospectus to be issued when securities are offered to the public or admitted to trading on a regulated market (the New Prospectus Regulation) became fully applicable on July 21, 2019 and has repealed and replaced Directive 2003/71/EC.
Full Story Privacy and data security law continues to evolve, and again, new state laws are driving the change. On July 25, 2019, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law the Stop Hacks and Improve Electronic Data Security (SHIELD) Act, which significantly expands the state’s data breach notification law and adds new cybersecurity requirements.
Full Story StashAway, a robo-advisor for both retail and accredited investors, has finished a USD12 million Series B funding round led by Eight Roads Ventures (the proprietary investment arm of Fidelity International), and participated by private equity firm Asia Capital & Advisors. Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow had assisted StashAway with the documentation for the investment.
Full Story Macfarlanes’ hire of Charles Russell Speechlys head of private client property Ian Cooke is no longer moving ahead.
Full Story Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe has hired Jean-Paule Castagno as a partner in Milan. She comes from Clifford Chance, where she was of counsel.
Full Story Clifford Chance’s former Seoul office managing partner, Kim Hyun-suk, is joining a leading Vietnamese law firm’s Singapore office.
Full Story The move follows Simmons & Simmons’ acquisition of legal technology firm, Wavelength.
Full Story Shoosmiths has posted modest revenue and profit upticks of 7% and 6% respectively.
Full Story Norton Rose Fulbright has lost its second partner in Brisbane this year, after Australian law firm Johnson Winter & Slattery poached Christine Small to join its disputes resolution team.
Full Story White & Case has boosted its Milan office with the hire of two partners from U.S. rival Latham & Watkins.
Full Story Mishcon de Reya and RPC have posted revenue increases in their latest financial results.
Full Story Milbank LLP advised Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, Nomura Securities, Antares Capital and Neuberger Berman as joint lead arrangers and Credit Suisse AG, Cayman Islands Branch as administrative agent in connection with the financing of The Jordan Company’s partnership investment in Anchor Packaging LLC.
Full Story Global law firm White & Case LLP has represented the European Investment Bank (EIB) on a strategic financing for the Université de Namur.
Full Story Global law firm White & Case LLP has grown its Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice with the addition of Grace Fan-Delatour as a partner in Beijing, along with local partner Shaohui Jiang.
Full Story Amsterdam based investment business Egeria reached an agreement with the Japanese manufacturing conglomerate Air Water Inc. on the sale of 100% of the issued shares of Hitec Holding B.V. Egeria had been the majority shareholder since July 2012.
Full Story Fisher Phillips, a national labor and employment law firm advising employers, announces the addition of attorneys Amanda N. Buchan, Ryan R. Jones, Radhika V. Mehta, Gulsah Senol and Eryne Walvekar who join as associates in its Seattle office.
Full Story Benesch client, HEXPOL, a world-leading polymers company with strong global market positions in advanced polymer compounds, has acquired Preferred Compounding Corporation from Audax Private Equity.
Full Story Bond, Schoeneck & King is proud to announce that Daniel R. Carosa has joined its Buffalo office as an associate attorney in Bond’s Intellectual Property and Technology practice.
Full Story Alameda County Superior Court Judge Winifred Smith found though the evidence at trial could support a finding that Roundup caused Alva and Alberta Pilliod to contract non-Hodgkins lymphoma that general and specific causation was debated.
Full Story Munger, Tolles & Olson is offering 18 weeks of paid leave for all parents and up to 26 weeks total for mothers.
Full Story With the merger deal, Westward360, which supplies real estate management services for rental property owners and community associations, will now be known as W360 and will employ more than 200 employees in Chicago.
Full Story Stoneleigh Companies LLC of Barrington, IL announces it has acquired a 10-acre development parcel along the Mississippi River here where it will build the 242-unit Waterford Bay Apartments community.
Full Story The City of Rockford has set a deadline of Aug. 16th to submit responses to the casino RFP.
Full Story The hotel investment and management firm has acquired and will operate the Courtyard by Marriott Madison East, the 130-room Fairfield Inn & Suites Madison East and the 115-room Hampton Inn Madison East Towne Mall Area.
Full Story Sixteen offices now sit in one profit pool after two more areas joined the structure this month.
Full Story The founders of New York's Premier Partner Placement have reviewed thousands of biographies. While there are some very well written bios in the marketplace, they still see far too many uninspiring and confusing biographical pieces.
Full Story International law firm White & Case LLP has advised a group of leading financial institutions in connection with a US$95 million revolving credit facility and a US$25 million letter-of-credit facility provided to PSP FL USA.
Full Story The Solicitors Regulation Authority received almost one hundred harassment complaints in the year to October 2018, on the back of #metoo movement.
Full Story Latham's European automotive industry group chair is joining the firm in addition to a another partner.
Full Story Dentons has advised EPP, a company listed on the Johannesburg stock exchange, on the purchase of four M1 shopping malls in Bytom, Częstochowa, Radom and Poznań, in what was the second tranche of a €224 million commercial property acquisition deal.
Full Story The jury awarded more than $20 million in post-apportionment damages to a paralyzed man after a tractor-trailer turned into the pickup he was driving, and awarded $1.8 million to a passenger.
Full Story Epstein Becker Green is proud to announce that Kenneth G. Standard, Of Counsel in the Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practice and General Counsel Emeritus of the Firm, has been inducted into...
Full Story Philips North America is trying to go where only few organizations have gone. Its talent-acquisition and talent-management leaders are working with business leaders to rethink the way talent is brought on.
Full Story The justices will take up an appeal in a case involving the 2013 death of Suyima Torres, who was taken to Doctors Hospital after she fell unconscious following a cosmetic procedure at a clinic.
Full Story An appellate court in Texas affirmed a trial court ruling denying personal injury protection benefits to an insured who claimed he was injured while helping move metal roofing sheets after they were unloaded from a delivery truck.
Full Story Mark Mao, the former head of the privacy, cybersecurity and information governance practice at Troutman Sanders, is set to join Boies Schiller's San Francisco location on Friday to help expand its data privacy practice nationally and internationally.
Full Story Dentons’ Real Estate team in Warsaw has represented Benson Elliot, a commercial property investment firm, on the purchase of the Aktyn Business Centre, office building at ul. Chmielna 132/134 in Warsaw.
Full Story Nixon Peabody advised Regional REIT Limited in the closing of its 4(a)(2) and Regulation S offering valued at $78 million. Regional REIT is a real estate investment trust, which went public in 2015 and is based in the United Kingdom. Nixon Peabody has served as U.S. counsel in its offerings, including its IPO, since inception.
Full Story Corporate partner Michael Taylor and litigator Michael Strauch have joined Greenberg Traurig as partners in Miami, bolstering an office that has seen several partner defections over the last 12 months.
Full Story Snell & Wilmer is happy to announce Fred Breedlove joined the Natural Resources practice group as counsel in the Phoenix office.
Full Story Weil secured a complete win for global insurance broker Willis Ltd. when the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit affirmed a $120 million settlement resolving allegations that Willis fraudulently induced investments in the Stanford Ponzi scheme – the second biggest Ponzi scheme in history after Madoff.
Full Story Two Magic Circle firms—Allen & Overy and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer—are representing Japanese brewer Asahi Group Holdings Ltd.’s $11.3 billion acquisition of the Australia business of Belgian beer giant Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV—part of ABInBev’s effort to reduce the mountain of debt it accumulated when it acquired SABMiller for $107 billion in 2016.
Full Story Davis Polk represented the joint book-running managers and representatives of the several underwriters in connection with a $150 million SEC-registered common stock and pre-funded warrants offering by Atara Biotherapeutics, Inc. Atara’s common stock is listed on the Nasdaq Global Market under the symbol “ATRA.”
Full Story Davis Polk represented FedEx Corporation on its SEC-registered offering of $1 billion principal amount of 3.100% notes due 2029.
Full Story A South Texas immigration lawyer has pleaded not guilty in federal court to criminal charges that he bribed immigration detention employees to obtain “alien detainee roster lists” for cash payments, with the goal of using the information to solicit clients.
Full Story Snell & Wilmer is proud to announce that two associates joined Snell & Wilmer in its Los Cabos office, both joining the Real Estate practice group.
Full Story Third-party litigation funder Burford Capital Ltd. reported record financial growth for the first half of 2018 on Thursday, with income climbing 40% to $287 million and profits rising 36% to $225 million after taxes.
Full Story Philadelphia-based plaintiffs class action and commercial litigation firm Berger Montague has opened an office in San Diego, growing its footprint to the West Coast.
Full Story Perkins Coie is happy to announce that former JCPenney director April Goff has joined the firm as a partner in its Tax, Benefits & Compensation practice. April joins the firm in Dallas after serving as Senior Counsel at J. C. Penney Corporation, Inc. where she oversaw all employee and executive compensation matters as well as cybersecurity and data privacy issues.
Full Story The Firm advised special-purpose subsidiaries of ExteNet Systems, Inc. (“ExteNet Systems”) in connection with an offering of $433 million aggregate principal amount of Series 2019-1 Secured Distributed Network Revenue Notes, consisting of up to $75 million aggregate principal amount of Series 2019-1 Class A-1 Secured Distributed Network Revenue Variable Funding Notes and $263 million aggregate principal amount of Series 2019-1 Class A-2 Secured Distributed Network Revenue Term Notes, $39 million
Full Story Mayer Brown represented a foreign fund and Balzac Real Estate Investment Management in connection with the acquisition, structured as a sale and lease-back, from SIA Partners of a building located 21 rue de Berri, in Paris.
Full Story Paul Hastings LLP, a leading global law firm, announced today that it is representing Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs and Citibank as arrangers and underwriters in relation to a £2.5 billion 1st/2nd lien financing for U.S. private equity firm Advent International’s public-to-private bid to acquire Cobham plc.
Full Story Am Law 100 firm, Polsinelli, welcomes Andrew L. Wool to its Securities and Corporate Finance Practice Group in Chicago.
Full Story Spencer Fane LLP is proud to announce the hire of Ashley Elmore Drew in the firm’s Tampa office. She will serve as of counsel in the Litigation Practice Group.
Full Story Greenspoon Marder is proud to announce the expansion of the firm’s Corporate & Business practice group with the addition of partner, Michael Smith in New York.
Full Story Moyenda M. Knapp has joined the Chicago location of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP as of counsel in the Labor & Employment Practice. Prior to joining the firm, Knapp was a partner at MWH Law Group LLP.
Full Story Global Partners LP (NYSE: GLP) (“Global”) announced the pricing of an offering of $400 million in aggregate principal amount of 7.00% Senior Notes due 2027 (the “Notes”) in a Rule 144A offering that is exempt from the registration requirements of the Securities Act. The Notes will be co-issued by GLP Finance Corp. and guaranteed by certain other subsidiaries of Global. The offering is expected to be final on July 31, 2019, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions.
Full Story The Natural History Museum is seeking to hire a head of legal in London for the first time.
Full Story Eleanor Lacey, a general counsel with more than 20 years of in-house experience, is moving to teamwork app building company Asana from British software company Sophos Group.
Full Story Day Pitney LLP, along with co-counsel Tova Lutz, Esq., got a favorable decision in a pro bono case of first impression on behalf of client Aish Hatorah New York, Inc.
Full Story Román Hernández, a partner at Troutman Sanders with a national practice focused on employment law and commercial litigation, has been named managing partner of the firm’s Portland location. Hernández succeeds Lara Skidmore, who passed away in July. Skidmore founded the firm’s Portland office more than a decade ago.
Full Story Mayer Brown is representing the Republic of Benin on the development of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) import floating terminal and the supply of up to 0,5 million tonnes per annum of regasified LNG to the country.
Full Story While business increases for independent broker-dealers, potential security and compliance challenges lurk in technology their independent financial advisers use to manage their business.
Full Story Berger Montague, a Philadelphia-based plaintiffs class action and commercial litigation firm, has opened an office in San Diego, strengthening its footprint to the West Coast.
Full Story The U.S. Senate confirmed Brian C. Buescher, a partner in Kutak Rock’s Omaha office, as U.S. District Court Judge for the District of Nebraska yesterday afternoon.
Full Story Less than a year since its office opening in Managua, the Dentons Muñoz Nicaragua is expanding. They hired two seasoned attorneys to join the team.
Full Story Kathryn Grace (Partner-Virginia) and Peter Greco (Associate-Virginia) obtained a unanimous defense verdict from a jury of seven after accepting the handling of the case from another firm, three weeks before trial.
Full Story There are many reasons to feel uncomfortable about negotiating a pay rise. But, perhaps the most important reason is that employees often lack information: we don’t know how much we are worth, how much others are paid and how much employers are willing to pay.
Full Story International law firm White & Case LLP has advised Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, ING Bank N.V. and Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank as initial mandated lead arrangers on the financing of Trident Energy L.P.’s proposed US$1 billion acquisition of the Pampo and Enchova oil fields in Brazil from Petrobras S.A.
Full Story Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP is happy to announce that Jarrett Reed has joined the firm’s Real Estate, Land Use and Environmental practice group as a partner in the firm’s Dallas office. Reed joins from Norton Rose Fulbright.
Full Story International law firm Dentons has advised Competera, a next generation pricing platform for eCommerce and omnichannel retailers, in connection with the establishment of its headquarters in the US to better position the company within the technology market.
Full Story International law firm White & Case LLP has advised GSO Capital Partners and its affiliates on a three-tier financing package to support Advent International's approximately £4 billion offer to acquire leading global technology and services innovator Cobham plc.
Full Story Kirkland & Ellis advised Gazit-Globe Limited on its recommended cash offer for Atrium European Real Estate Limited (“Atrium”), valuing the company at €1.4 billion. Gazit and its affiliates currently own approximately 60.1% of Atrium’s issued share capital; the offer is in respect of the remaining shares not already owned directly or indirectly by Gazit and its affiliates.
Full Story In June, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued a request for information concerning commercial motor vehicle (CMV) driver detention times during loading and unloading.
Full Story Managed by its Munich partner Nikolas Zirngibl, Hogan Lovells has advised on the sale of drom fragrances to Givaudan.
Full Story When employers do the following without doing what is outlined in the rest of this article, they are engaged in faux employer branding...
Full Story A Ropes & Gray team represented Toast, Inc., a fast-growing restaurant management platform in the U.S., in its acquisition of StratEx, a leading provider of HR and payroll software for restaurants. StratEx’s HR software and consulting services help restaurants automate applicant tracking, scheduling, payroll, benefits, and labor law compliance.
Full Story International law firm Dentons advised Switzerland-based software company Contentserv Group on a significant investment by Investcorp Technology Partners, a leading investor in the European mid-market technology sector.
Full Story Ropes & Gray has represented certain selling shareholders of FirstPort, a leading UK residential property management company, to Equistone Partners Europe Limited (“Equistone”), the European mid-market private equity investor. The financial terms of the deal are undisclosed and completion of the transaction remains subject to approval by the Financial Conduct Authority.
Full Story Holland & Knight represented Fibra UNO, Mexico's largest real estate investment trust, in connection with a $1 billion dual tranche (USD and Mexican Pesos) five-year sustainable revolving credit agreement. The unsecured revolving credit facility incorporates a sustainability-linked pricing grid that reduces the borrowing spread if certain benchmarks are achieved each year. The syndicated facility complies with the LSTA's (Loan Syndications and Trading Association) Sustainability Linked Loan Prin
Full Story Clyde & Co has brought on construction partners Jon Howes and Sean Hardy in Singapore from Pinsent Masons, where they were partner and senior associate, respectively.
Full Story S&C represented the insurance group Generali on its €600 million acquisition of the Portuguese insurer Seguradoras Unidas and its associated service company, AdvanceCare. The deal makes Generali the second largest non-life insurance company in Portugal.
Full Story Cryptocurrency lending firm Celsius Network has brought in Jeremie Beaudry as general counsel and chief compliance officer.
Full Story Arnold & Porter represented private equity firm DC Capital Partners on its sale of radio frequency solutions provider QRC Technologies LLC (QRC) to digital solutions provider Parsons Corporation (Parsons). This marks the first acquisition by Parsons since it went public.
Full Story Mike Shaikh has joined Baker McKenzie's North America Tax Practice Group as Partner, bringing to the Firm experience in state and local tax (SALT) controversy and planning. Mike was previously at Reed Smith.
Full Story Davis Polk represented Morgan Stanley in connection with its SEC-registered global offering of $2 billion aggregate principal amount of fixed-to-floating-rate senior notes due 2025. During the floating interest rate period, the notes bear interest by reference to the Secured Overnight Financing Rate (“SOFR”), compounded daily over each quarterly interest payment period. The SOFR compounding mechanics are based on those published by ISDA, while the waterfall of benchmark replacements and related
Full Story Davis Polk represented Afya Limited on its $300.3 million initial public offering of 15,805,841 Class A common shares, which includes the full exercise of the underwriters’ option to purchase additional shares. The Class A common shares are listed on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol “AFYA.”
Full Story Davis Polk is representing an ad hoc group of first- and second-lien lenders to Blackhawk Mining, LLC, consisting of Solus Alternative Asset Management, Knighthead Capital Management and Redwood Capital Management, in connection with the restructuring of Blackhawk and certain of its affiliates. On July 15, 2019, Blackhawk entered into a restructuring support agreement with over 90% of its lenders (including the ad hoc group) and more than 80% of its equity holders and commenced solicitation on a
Full Story Antoine Sarailler represents French and international financial institutions on the structuring, setting-up and marketing of institutional and retail investment funds, as well as on a wide range of regulatory matters.
Full Story International law firm Proskauer advised client Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine in the launch of a national management services organization (MSO) formed with an investment from Revelstoke Capital Partners.
Full Story Fenwick & West advised Tile, Inc., a smart location company that helps people locate lost items, in its $45 million Series C financing with a minority growth investment led by Francisco Partners, a global technology-focused private equity firm.
Full Story Kirkland & Ellis has turned to rival Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison for the latest addition to its M&A and private equity groups, extending a busy spring and summer for lateral activity at both firms.
Full Story South Fulton has chosen a veteran former Fulton County prosecutor as the city’s new chief municipal court judge.
Full Story Jeffrey M. Harris joined the litigation boutique Consovoy McCarthy as a partner in 2018 after working for Donald Trump. Worth mentioning: He also clerked for U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts Jr.
Full Story Ropes & Gray served as fund counsel to Skyknight Capital in the formation and raise of SkyKnight Capital Fund II, L.P. and SkyKnight Capital Fund II Annex, LLC.
Full Story The Patent Trial and Appeal Board found RideApp Inc. and professor Stephen Dickerson's patents indefinite...
Full Story The Trump administration received an early win in the latest fight over it’s asylum policy after a federal judge refused to issue a restraining order against it Wednesday, but a second challenge still looms in California.
Full Story In June, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear Atlantic Richfield v. Christen (No. 17-1498), which is poised to be one of the court’s most important CERCLA (or Superfund) cases in recent years.
Full Story A California court has ruled that an injured plaintiff who received a $1.5 million judgment against an allegedly insolvent driver could proceed with his fraudulent conveyance action against the driver’s insurer.
Full Story International law firm Norton Rose Fulbright has advised responsAbility on the acquisition of a 26% interest in Renewable Energy Holdings (Pty) Ltd (REH). REH is a leading South African based developer, owner and operator of run-of-river hydropower projects in Southern Africa.
Full Story Kirkland & Ellis LLP reported today that David Klein has joined the New York office as a partner in the Corporate Practice Group.
Full Story The Firm represented J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, BofA Securities, Inc., and Itau BBA USA Securities Inc., as underwriters, in regards to the US$468 million initial public offering and NYSE listing of common shares by Intercorp Financial Services Inc. (IFS).
Full Story An additional group of attorneys has departed LeClairRyan, with a 15-member aviation team joining Fox Rothschild in Washington, D.C., New York, Dallas, San Francisco and West Palm Beach, Florida.
Full Story On Wednesday, the Federal Trade Commission reported that Facebook will pay a record $5 billion privacy penalty to settle allegations that the company deceived users about their ability to control disclosure of their personal information. The Washington Post has coverage.
Full Story The chief lawyer for CNEX Labs Inc. was still simmering days after his semi-conductor company went toe-to-toe with Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. in a federal court in Sherman over trade-secret theft allegations.
Full Story Mayer Brown is a international services provider comprising associated legal practices that are separate entities, including Mayer Brown LLP (Illinois, USA), Mayer Brown International LLP (England), Mayer Brown (a Hong Kong partnership) and Tauil & Chequer Advogados (a Brazilian law partnership) (collectively the “Mayer Brown Practices”) and non-legal service providers, which provide consultancy services (the “Mayer Brown Consultancies”).
Full Story The Superior Court's unanimous three-judge panel over-ruled a Philadelphia judge's decision last year that denied Mill's request for a new trial.
Full Story International law firm Norton Rose Fulbright has advised Sonnedix on a non-recourse refinancing of a solar photovoltaic plants in Italy.
Full Story Karl Fritton, who spent 23 years at Reed Smith, said it didn't match the scope of Littler's employment practice.
Full Story In Rector Church Wardens v. Philadelphia, the Pennsylvania C