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Full Story David I. Miller has joined the New York office of Greenberg Traurig, LLP as a shareholder in its Litigation Practice. He joins from Morgan Lewis.
Full Story New York bankruptcy judge Robert Drain dismissed a bid to disqualify Shumaker Loop from representing a group of former 21st Century Oncology doctors in antitrust dispute.
Full Story Saba Ashraf, former co-leader of Ballard Spahr’s tax group, joined Pepper Hamilton in Philadelphia.
Full Story Tim Ryan leaves CEO position at Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott to join First Solar as in-house.
Full Story Doug Gramiak to join Drinker Biddle as a senior government relations director on Nov 1.
Full Story Skadden hires partner Allison Brown in its Mass Torts, Insurance and Consumer Litigation Group in New York.
Full Story Davis Polk advised TD Bank on its SEC-registered offering of $1.15 billion aggregate principal amount of its 1.900% senior notes due 2022 and $350 million aggregate principal amount of its floating-rate senior notes due 2022, under its medium-term notes program.
Full Story Akin Gump hires Jon Chatalian as senior counsel in its labor and employment practice in Washington. Mr. Chatalian was previously Deputy Assistant General Counsel for the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation.
Full Story Litigation partner Martha Conlin has joined Troutman Sanders’ Insurance and Reinsurance practice in Chicago. Conlin was previously a partner at Kennedys and at Cozen O’Connor.
Full Story Kirkland & Ellis advised Nordic Capital and Novo Holdings A/S in the partial sale of their stakes in eResearchTechnology Inc. to Astorg, and Nordic’s re-investment in ERT alongside Astorg and Novo through Nordic’s Fund IX. Kirkland previously represented Nordic in its initial investment in ERT alongside Novo in 2016.
Full Story Greenberg hires product liability partner Rebecca Ocariz from Akerman. She will be based in the firm's New York Office.
Full Story Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP adds partner Jason R. Ertel to its Executive Compensation & ERISA Department. He will be based in its New York office.
Full Story On behalf of The Constitution Project at the Project On Government Oversight, Wiley Rein asks the U.S. Supreme Court to to adopt a timely notification requirement to protect defendants’ Sixth Amendment confrontation right.
Full Story Goodwin has advised Celtics Development, LLC on its acquisition of all of the assets of Maine Basketball LLC, the Maine Red Claws.
Full Story Husch Blackwell has sucessfully represented CSC Sugar LLC in its dispute before the U.S. Court of International Trade concerning the U.S. Department of Commerce’s determination in 2017 to amend an agreement concerning imported sugar from Mexico.
Full Story Kirkland & Ellis LLP adds intellectual property partner Ellisen Turner to its Los Angeles office.
Full Story Carlton Fields adds associate James S. Czodli in its Miami office. He is a member of the Business Litigation Section of the firm’s National Trial Practice.
Full Story Morgan Lewis to sponsor three full-time public service fellows, Samantha Farish, Eliana Green, and Alison Heinen, who will dedicate two years of service to nonprofit organizations throughout the United States.
Full Story Morgan Lewis has represented Hamilton Lane in the company’s lease agreement for 130,000 square feet at the to-be-constructed Seven Tower Bridge in Philadelphia.
Full Story Simpson Thacher has represented Vivara Participações S.A. and its controlling shareholders in connection with the IPO of 85,025,979 common shares of Vivara (excluding common shares to be sold pursuant to the underwriters’ option to purchase additional common shares) on the São Paulo Stock Exchange (B3) at a public offering price of R$24 per share.
Full Story Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton has added Lori Hunt to its Real Estate Finance & Capital Markets Team in its Washington, D.C. office. Ms. Hunt was previously Vice President & Deputy General Counsel at one of the largest publicly traded REITs in the country.
Full Story Ropes & Gray adds private equity partner Scott A. Abramowitz in its New York office.
Full Story Milbank LLP will participate in Uncovering Prospects (UP), an annual event for high-potential students of black or Afro-Caribbean heritage, to be held on October 30 in London.
Full Story Kirkland & Ellis represents Danaher Corporation in an agreement to sell its label-free biomolecular characterization, chromatography hardware and resins, microcarriers and particle validation standards businesses to Sartorius AG for approximately $750 million.
Full Story Orrick adds Energy & Infrastructure partner John Donaleski to its New York office. He joins Orrick from White & Case.
Full Story Willkie advised Sterling Group and its portfolio company Construction Supply Group in transaction to acquire Construction Materials.
Full Story Seton Hall Law is the latest law school to offer students the opportunity to opt out of the LSAT in favor of the GRE.
Full Story Akin Gump has advised Helios Investment Partners as one of the major selling shareholders in Helios Towers’ $1.45 billion IPO on the London Stock Exchange. Helios Towers is an Africa-focused telecom tower infrastructure company.
Full Story Innophos Holdings, Inc has entered into a definitive agreement with an affiliate of One Rock Capital Partners, LLC whereby One Rock will acquire all of Innophos’ outstanding shares for $32.00 per share in cash in a transaction valued at approximately $932 million, including the assumption of debt.
Full Story Loeb & Loeb LLP represented business management firm Savitsky Satin Bacon & Bucci in its sale to NFP, a leading insurance broker and consultant.
Full Story Morrison & Foerster hires antitrust litigation partner Eliot Adelson from Kirkland & Ellis.
Full Story Hilary Hageman joins Cubic as senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary after having held in-house leadership roles for two other federal government contractors in the information technology and defense sectors.
Full Story Norton Rose Fulbright has added real estate and private equity partner Edwin Collins in its Los Angeles office.
Full Story Thomas Shoesmith leaves Pillsbury's Shanghai office to join King & Wood Mallesons as a corporate partner in Silicon Valley.
Full Story Fenwick & West hires corporate partners Einat Meisel and Joshua Geffon in Silicon Valley and Silicon Beach. They come from O’Melveny & Myers and Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth respectively.
Full Story Fenwick & West hires corporate partners Einat Meisel and Joshua Geffon in Silicon Valley and Silicon Beach. They come from O’Melveny & Myers and Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth respectively.
Full Story White & Case has hired longtime Cooley corporate partner Tali Sealman in Silicon Valley.
Full Story KMPG is expanding its legal operations in Eastern Europe by absorbing Romanian law firm Fernbach & Partners.
Full Story Baker McKenzie is acting as counsel to YCIH Green High-Performance Concrete Company Limited on its global offering and its Hong Kong offering.
Full Story Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom Hong Kong of counsel Antony Dapiran, also a former Davis Polk partner, has left firm to write a book about the ongoing anti-government protest in Hong Kong early next year.
Full Story Gibson Dunn and Macfarlanes represent Marriott International in deal to buy 7 properties in Barbados owned by ELegant Hotel Group.
Full Story Foley Hoag LLP partner Constantinos Salonidis has recently been invited to teach an eight-hour module on “Treaty Interpretation” at the LL.M. Programme in International Law at the prestigious Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva.
Full Story Hogan Lovells litigation partner Julianne Hughes-Jennett has left the firm to join Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan in London. She currently leads the firm’s business and human rights group and is a member of the class action and litigation group
Full Story KPMG has absorbed Fernbach & Partners in a move to create "the leading technology, IP and privacy practice in Romania".
Full Story Global firm Norton Rose Fulbright announced today that tax lawyer Florent Trouiller has joined its Luxembourg office as a partner.
Full Story Jones Day represented Tikehau Capital in connection with a US$552 million bond offering on Euronext Paris.
Full Story Jones Day represented Idinvest Partners in connection with the formation of Idinvest Entrepreneurs Club, a fund that will co-invest with Eurazeo Growth III, dedicated to managers who have sold their company and wish to benefit from the tax regime provided for by article 150-0 B ter of the French Tax code.
Full Story DLA Piper represented Plexium, a San Diego-based emerging biotechnology company whose proprietary platform, DELPhe, enables cell-based phenotypic screening of DNA-encoded libraries in nanoliter volumes, in its US$28 million Series A financing.
Full Story Pillsbury has counseled the city of Orlando in implementing new intergrated computer-aided dispatch system for critical 911 services. The new platform was developed by Texas-based Tyler Technologies.
Full Story Foley achieves favorable ruling for Tulare Pediatric Health Care Center against California's Medicaid agency. The California Court of Appeal, Second District, ruled Oct. 16 that federal law requires the state’s health department to pay the clinic's full rate under Medicaid’s prospective payment system.
Full Story Davis Polk advised the dealer manager in connection with a cash tender offer by Genesis Purchaser, LLC for any and all of Genesis Solar 2011 Pass-Through Trust's 3.875% Series A trust certificates due 2038 and 5.125% Series B trust certificates due 2038.
Full Story Davis Polk advised Cornell Capital in connection with its investment in Lorom Holding Co., Ltd., a cable manufacturing and assembly provider.
Full Story IP Partner Nadya Davishas returns to Holland & Hart's Boulder, Colo. office. She is experienced as an in-house counsel and has deep knowledge of the food and beverage, pet food and product, and software product and service industries.
Full Story Debt finance Partner Andrew Sagor has moved from Kirkland & Ellis to Baker McKenzie in New York, becoming co-chair of its North American leveraged finance practice.
Full Story O’Melveny represented Progenics Pharmaceuticals Inc. in its sale to Lantheus Holdings, Inc.
Full Story O’Melveny is representing Jia Yueting, a Chinese tech tycoon, against SLC, a Shanghai-based company, seeking to enforce a US$11 million arbitral award against him.
Full Story Greenberg Traurig, LLP represented Win Systems, a leading technology supplier for the gaming, lottery, and entertainment industry, in a $125 million credit facility with Fortress Credit Corp. and Goldman Sachs Specialty Lending Group, L.P.
Full Story Paul Weiss team led by Kannon Shanmugam convinced the U.S. Supreme Court justices to hear a constitutional challenge to the single-director power scheme at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Full Story Lisa M. Ledbetter, a partner of Jones Day's Financial Institutions Litigation & Regulation practice, has been appointed to the Executive Council of the Federal Bar Association Banking Law Section for a three-year term.
Full Story Kirkland & Ellis represented The Marshall Retail Group, LLC, a portfolio company of Brentwood Associates, in its sale to WH Smith PLC. The deal is valued at $400 million.
Full Story Cravath represented the underwriters, led by BofA Merrill Lynch, Citigroup, Wells Fargo Securities, Barclays, J.P. Morgan, Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC and Morgan Stanley, in connection with the $3 billion senior notes offering of Kraft Heinz Foods Company.
Full Story Holland & Knight advised Fibra Inn on its recent MXN$1.2 billion debt offer.
Full Story Kirkland & Ellis counseled Indigo Natural Resources on the sale of its interest in a gathering system and gathering pipeline in the Haynesville shale formation of Louisiana to DTE Midstream for $2.25 billion in cash, plus a $400 million milestone payment upon completion of the gathering pipeline in 2020.
Full Story Morgan Lewis represented Telecommunications Services of Trinidad and Tobago (TSTT) on a $400 million international bond offering on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange.
Full Story Weil is advising EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants in its acquisition of Prime Risk Partners Inc. from Thomas H. Lee Partners.
Full Story White & Case LLP has advised private equity investor Ardian on the acquisition of a majority stake in Saal Digital. The parties have agreed not to disclose the volume of the transaction.
Full Story Goodwin advised Normandy Real Estate Management, LLC, on its sale to Columbia Property Trust, Inc. in a transaction valued at approximately $100 million. The transaction is expected to close before the end of the year.
Full Story White & Case LLP has advised Sempra Energy on an agreement to sell its equity interests in its Chilean businesses, including its 100 percent stake in Chilquinta Energía S.A., to State Grid International Development Limited (SGID) for US$2.23 billion in cash, subject to adjustments. The sale is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2020, subject to customary closing conditions.
Full Story White & Case LLP has advised Nordic Capital Fund IX on the acquisition of iLOQ from Sievi Capital and other shareholders.
Full Story White & Case LLP has advised Energean Oil & Gas plc on its conditional agreement to sell Edison E&P's UK and Norwegian subsidiaries to Neptune Energy Group Holdings Limited for US$250 million cash, with additional cash contingent consideration of up to US$30 million.
Full Story White & Case LLP has advised a syndicate of banks on Polish energy company's Energa's PLN 2 billion ESG-linked revolving credit facility.
Full Story White & Case LLP has advised EP Infrastructure, on the issuance of its €500 million 2.045% notes due 2028 and their admission to trading on the Regulated Market of the Irish Stock Exchange (trading as Euronext Dublin).
Full Story White & Case LLP adds partner Tali Sealman to its Silicon Valley and Los Angeles offices. She joins the Firm's Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice and will work closely with the Global Technology and Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare Industry Groups.
Full Story White & Case LLP has advised MineHub Technologies Inc on its new technology platform designed to improve efficiency in trading operations and environmental and social governance compliance in the mining and metals supply chains.
Full Story White & Case LLP has advised Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc on its cash acquisition of Eland Oil & Gas PLC for approximately £382 million.
Full Story White & Case advised Sacyr Concesiones S.L. and Ocho A S.A., as sponsors, Rutas del Este S.A., as borrower, and Rutas 2 and 7 Finance Limited, as issuer, in the financing for the national routes 2 and 7 road project in Paraguay, the largest private investment in the history of Paraguay.
Full Story White & Case LLP has advised institutional investors and Deutsche Bank Luxembourg S.A. on the financing of the Guillena-Salteras solar park to the north of Sevilla in Andalucia, southern Spain and the structuring of the project financing.
Full Story DLA Piper advised UK retailer WH Smith in its US$400 million acquisition of Marshall Retail Group. The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of 2020.
Full Story Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison and Baker McKenzie have taken the lead roles on the $2.1 billion acquisition of the Chinese business of Germany's Metro by Wumart supermarket chain operator Wumei.
Full Story Weil represents Bank Pekao S.A. in the integration of its brokerage business within the capital group of Bank Pekao S.A.
Full Story Partner Mark Powell and Associate Charles W. Daff have joined Snell & Wilmer’s Orange County office, expanding the private client services group. Both come to the firm from Dorsey & Whitney.
Full Story Kirkland & Ellis advised Livingbridge in the closing of its fund Livingbridge Enterprise 3.
Full Story O’Melveny represents Orkus, Inc. on its acquisition by SailPoint Technologies Holdings, Inc.
Full Story Simpson Thacher client, KKR Global Infrastructure Investors Fund III, is acquiring Hyperoptic Limited from funds managed by Newlight Partners LP and Mubadala Investment Company.
Full Story Brazilian financial technology firm PagSeguro Digital Ltd. has turned to Paul Hastings in a $653 million follow-on public offering.
Full Story Greenberg Traurig, LLP has launched a Warsaw office for its alternative legal services venture, "Recurve."
Full Story Kramer Levin litigator Michael S. Oberman has passed away.
Full Story Sidley litigators successfully advised Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights against a new Trump Administration rule.
Full Story Recent lateral moves: Sarah Taylor to Clarion Solicitors, Bridget Prosser to Browne Jacobson, Jeremy Grant to Stephenson Harwood, Slava Kiryushin and Abdalla Eisa to DWF, Catherine Bamford to Deloitte Legal, Drew Stevenson to PwC UK, Elliot Lewis to Fladgate, Adam Lambert to Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, and Mavnick nerwal to Kirkland & Ellis.
Full Story Davis Polk represented the advisers of several underwriters in connection with the $132.8 million initial public offering of 8,300,000 shares of common stock of HBT Financial, Inc. HBT Financial, Inc. is listed on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol “HBT.”
Full Story When Diaz Briscoe Medina started contemplating a move, the six-lawyer Miami firm focused on insurance defense work was concentrating on available office space.
Full Story Bird's chief legal and policy officer David Estrada is moving to Nuro’s headquarters in Mountain View to be closer to his family, according to a spokeswoman for Bird. At the moment, e-scooter companies Lime, Revel Mopeds and Lyft Inc. are all looking for in-house lawyers.
Full Story Debevoise & Plimpton LLP has secured a substantial win for Perenco Ecuador Ltd in an ICSID arbitration against Ecuador arising out of Ecuador’s imposition of Law 42, which unilaterally increased the State’s participation in Perenco’s participation contracts. Perenco is now entitled to approximately $435 million, net of cost recovery and other factors, which is the largest compensation amount that any investment tribunal has awarded against Ecuador for its imposition of Law 42.
Full Story Ropes & Gray advised TPG Capital portfolio company WellSky Corporation in an agreement to acquire ClearCare, Inc., a leading software-as-a-service provider used by home care companies. The transaction was announced on Oct. 8. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Full Story Six partners have left Pierce Bainbridge since August, including Robert Allen, an intellectual property attorney in Los Angeles, who left for Glaser Weil Fink Howard Avchen & Shapiro.
Full Story Lowenstein client Sonnet BioTherapeutics, Inc., a privately held clinical stage biopharmaceutical company developing innovative targeted biologic drugs, has entered into a definitive merger agreement with Chanticleer Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: BURG), under which Sonnet’s shareholders will become the majority owners of Chanticleer’s outstanding common stock. Subject to shareholder approval by both Chanticleer and Sonnet and approval of the Nasdaq Stock Market, the proposed merger will result in a pu
Full Story Lowenstein Sandler is advising investment bank B. Riley Financial and its affiliate, Great American Group, which specializes in retail asset disposition, in the Chapter 11 bankruptcy of Barney’s, the upscale luxury department store chain. At the outset of the case, B. Riley affiliates provided a $40 million inventory consignment facility and part of a $217 million loan that enabled Barney’s to continue its operations in Chapter 11.
Full Story McDermott Will & Emery is taking talent from a pair of global juggernauts to break further into international employment law, bringing on five attorneys from Dentons and one from Baker McKenzie to build up that practice group.
Full Story Kirkland & Ellis advised Heritage Foodservice Group, a leading distributor of foodservice equipment parts, in its combination with Parts Town. The combination of Heritage and Parts Town will strengthen the companies’ OEM (original equipment manufacturer) parts distribution capabilities. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Full Story Baker McKenzie continues to grow the securities litigation and enforcement team with the additions of five standout lawyers. Of Counsel Aaron Goodman and Ben Turner join the Firm from DLA Piper along with associates Thomas Tysowsky, a recent Vanderbilt University Law School graduate and Sara Pitt from Pepper Hamilton LLP. The group will be joined by another associate coming later in the month in Los Angeles.
Full Story Hogan Lovells has represented ACWA Power (ACWA) on the project financing of the Taweelah desalination Independent Water Project (IWP) in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Full Story Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright has represented BOCI Asia Limited as the sole sponsor and global coordinator on the HK$595 million (US$75 million) listing of EuroEyes International Eye Clinic Limited (EuroEyes) on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
Full Story Morgan Lewis advised Lovell Minnick Partners in its acquisition of Billhighway, advising the company on the acquisition and financing for the transaction.
Full Story N. Scott Pierce has joined Foley Hoag LLP as a partner in the Intellectual Property Department and member of the Patent Prosecution, Strategy and Management practice group. He is resident in the firm’s Boston office.
Full Story Debevoise & Plimpton LLP has secured a substantial victory for Perenco Ecuador Ltd in an ICSID arbitration against Ecuador arising out of Ecuador’s imposition of Law 42, which unilaterally increased the State’s participation in Perenco’s participation contracts. Perenco is now entitled to approximately $435 million, net of cost recovery and other factors, which is the largest compensation amount that any investment tribunal has awarded against Ecuador for its imposition of Law 42.
Full Story Holland & Knight has recently advised Fibra Inn on its recent MXN$1.2 billion debt offer, early voluntary MXN$1 billion payment (plus MXN$4.4 million in interest), which included the restructuring of its remaining debt.
Full Story O’Melveny advised Orkus, Inc., an innovative startup company who is focused on delivering continuous access governance in the hybrid cloud, on its acquisition by SailPoint Technologies Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SAIL), a leader in enterprise identity governance.
Full Story Kirkland & Ellis advised Livingbridge, who is a leading growth-focused private equity firm, which recently closed its third small-cap fund, Livingbridge Enterprise 3. The fund was closed with aggregate capital commitments of £334 million. The fund, which will make investments in fast growth SMEs primarily in the UK, accepted commitments from a broad mix of global institutional investors, including pension plans, endowments and foundations, fund of funds and family offices.
Full Story Dentons has advised Bank of Sharjah on its tender offer in respect of its outstanding US$500 million Notes and a new debt issuance of US$600 million Notes under its US$1.5 billion Medium Term Note (MTN) Programme, which had been completed on 19 September 2019 and 18 September 2019 respectively.
Full Story Diaz Briscoe Medina started contemplating a move, the six-attorney Miami law firm focused on insurance defense work was concentrating on available…
Full Story Lowenstein Sandler represents investment bank B. Riley Financial and its affiliate Great American Group, who specializes in retail asset disposition, in the chapter 11 bankruptcy of Barney’s, the upscale luxury department store chain. At the outset of the case, B. Riley affiliates provided a $40 million inventory consignment facility and part of a $217 million loan that enabled Barney’s to continue its operations in Chapter 11.
Full Story Wiley Rein senior regulatory analyst George A. Kerchner, a member of the law firm’s Environment & Product Regulation Practice who also serves as Executive Director of PRBA – The Rechargeable Battery Association, has been named to serve in two key roles advising federal and state agencies on legislative and regulatory matters impacting the safe transport of lithium ion batteries and the recycling of automotive lithium ion batteries.
Full Story Williams Mullen is excited to announce that Tyson Leonhardt has joined the firm as an associate in the Business & Corporate section. Mr. Leonhardt joins Williams Mullen from Waldrep LLP in North Carolina. Previously, he served as a law clerk for the Honorable Cheri L. Beasley at the North Carolina Supreme Court. He will assist clients in general corporate matters, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, entity formation, corporate governance and other commercial transactions. He has
Full Story One of WBD's energy's team's have advised long term client The Crown Estate on the UK's first ever sandscaping project, the Bacton to Walcott Coastal Management Scheme. The scheme has taken a pioneering approach designed to counter coastal erosion and protect the local communities of Bacton and Walcott and critical infrastructure at the Bacton Gas Terminal site, which handles a third of the country's gas supply.
Full Story Dane Holmes knows a lot of people don’t like Wall Street. Not regulators, not the stock market, not the college graduates flocking to Silicon Valley. For the past decade, Holmes has been the contrarian voice, who was tasked with presenting a humbler, friendlier face of Goldman Sachs.
Full Story Tracey Dovaston, the Managing Director and Head of Litigation Investigations and Enforcement for the EME region at Barclays, is joining the partnership of Boies Schiller Flexner (UK) LLP. Dovaston will join the firm in January 2020 to work alongside UK Managing Partner Natasha Harrison and investigations partner Matt Getz to further build the regulatory, investigations and litigation practice serving the firm’s U.S., UK and European client base.
Full Story Milbank LLP recently advised WIND Hellas in connection with the high yield bond offering of €525 million 4.250% senior secured notes due 2024. WIND Hellas will use the new bond to pay back its €275 million senior secured notes due 2021 and keep €210 million on its balance sheet. It will also sign a new €75 million revolving credit facility.
Full Story Total, one of the world's largest LNG player, has recently agreed to expand its partnership with Adani Group, the largest energy and infrastructure conglomerate in India, and to contribute to the development of the Indian natural gas market by acquiring a 37.4% interest in Adani Gas Limited. Adani Gas Limited aims to expand its distribution of gas in the next 10 years through its 38 concessions covering 7.5% of the Indian population and market natural gas to industrial, commercial and domestic c
Full Story Hinckley Allen is pleased to welcome Janelle P. Murnane, Liz Nagle, and Kat B. Savage as Associates in the Firm’s Litigation group.
Full Story In the course of this transformation a new property insurer, Dialog Versicherung AG, was founded to which the independent distribution partners (e.g. brokers or multiple agents) and the insurance portfolios of Generali Versicherung AG distributed by these partners were transferred by spin-off. Subsequently, Generali Versicherung AG was merged into AachenMünchener Versicherung AG which was then renamed Generali Deutschland Versicherung AG.
Full Story Baker McKenzie has advised METRO AG on the establishment of a strategic partnership with Wumei Technology Group (Wumei), a leading retailer in China. In the course of the transaction, METRO sells its entire stake in METRO China to an investment vehicle of Wumei against cash and a 20% stake in the resulting joint venture. The transaction will be based on a total enterprise value of EUR 1.9 billion and is subject to customary government and regulatory approvals in China.
Full Story Acino and Takeda Pharmaceuticals have just signed an agreement for Acino to acquire parts of Takeda’s primary care portfolio in selected countries in the Middle East and Africa, and in Ukraine, for a total value in excess of US$200 million.
Full Story McGuireWoods represented New York-based private equity firm ASGARD Partners & Co. in acquiring the eyewear business of Revision Military Limited. ASGARD acquired the company in partnership with Merit Capital Partners of Chicago. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Full Story Holland & Knight has recently represented Castle Brands Inc. (previously NYSE American: ROX) in its $223 million sale to a subsidiary of Pernod Ricard, the global French wines and spirits producer (Euronext: RI), through a cash tender offer followed by a short-form cash merger. As a result of the tender offer and merger, Castle Brands became an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Pernod Ricard and the common stock of Castle Brands ceased trading on the NYSE American. The transactions involving
Full Story DLA Piper recently represented real estate investor and Treasure Island owner Phil Ruffin in the US$825 million acquisition of MGM Resorts International's Circus Circus hotel and casino property located on the Las Vegas Strip. The US$825 million purchase price will comprise $662.5 million paid in cash and a $162.5 million note due 2024.
Full Story Peter Chen and Danny Lau, former partners at Chinese firm Zhong Lun, join J. E. Jamison & Co.—its first partner hires since it recently launch in January.
Full Story Global firm White & Case LLP today announces the addition of new partner Tali Sealman to its Silicon Valley office. Sealman will divide her time between Silicon Valley and Los Angeles. She joins the Firm's Global Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) Practice and will work closely with the Global Technology and Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare Industry Groups.
Full Story “The middle sometimes gets forgotten when people talk about growth," said Simon Malko, the law firm's managing partner. That includes senior associates and new partners, he said.
Full Story Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati has hired longtime O’Melveny & Myers partner Kenneth O’Rourke to expand its antitrust practice in Washington, D.C.
Full Story Daniel Terrell, who has been the GC for three different companies withinin the energy industry, will build a corporate practice in Baker Botts' Dallas office.
Full Story Weil has recently advised Polski Standard Płatności sp. z o.o., the operator of the BLIK system, in connection with the accession of Mastercard to PSP as an investor and the start of commercial collaboration between Mastercard and PSP. Once all of the regulatory requirements have been fulfilled, it will become possible for BLIK payments to be used globally at terminals that accept contactless payments with Mastercard.
Full Story Richard Giller, who is a skilled insurance recovery litigator with over three decades of experience, has joined Pillsbury’s market leading Insurance Recovery & Advisory team in Los Angeles. Giller was formerly a partner at Reed Smith LLP.
Full Story Lowenstein represented W2O,one of the leading independent provider of analytics-driven, digital-first marketing communications to the health care sector, in the acquisition of Arcus Medica, a recognized leader in medical and scientific communications.
Full Story Kirkland & Ellis recently counseled KPS Capital Partners, LP on its first and final closings of KPS Special Situations Fund V and KPS Mid-Cap Fund. KPS Fund V and KPS Mid-Cap, with $7 billion in total investor capital commitments, will both focus on control investments in highly complex corporate carve-outs, turnarounds, restructurings, bankruptcies and other special situations. KPS Fund V, with a $5 billion target and a $6 billion self-imposed hard cap, And KPS Mid-Cap, with a $750 million tar
Full Story Baker McKenzie has been advising Proparco, a subsidiary of the Agence Française de Développement (AFD) dedicated to the private sector, in the context of the signature of a $10m loan granted to Africure Pharmaceuticals.
Full Story Day Pitney LLP has recently represented USPF Chatham LP, a partnership including Stolar Capital, Vertical Realty and EverWest Real Estate Investors (EverWest), in its acquisition of Chatham Village Apartments from Madison Hill Properties for $35.25 million. The 118-unit garden-style complex includes 40 one-bedroom and 78 two-bedroom layouts and is located in the Short Hills, New Jersey area multifamily market.
Full Story Bradley is pleased to announce that Stephanie C. Gaston has joined the firm’s Houston office as a partner in the Labor and Employment Practice Group. “Stephanie is a great addition to our labor and employment team in Houston,” said Bradley Houston Office Managing Partner Ian P. Faria. “Her diverse experience with policy and regulation matters, as well as litigation, for both private and public employers will enhance the services we can offer to our clients in Texas and nationwide.”
Full Story Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Robert (Bob) Cooper has been appointed by Nashville Mayor John Cooper to serve as Director of the Metro Department of Law. In this position, Bob will supervise Metro Government’s legal work and advise the Office of the Mayor and Metro Council on a variety of issues facing the city.
Full Story Bradley is very pleased to announce that Stephanie C. Gaston has joined the firm’s Houston office as a partner in the Labor and Employment Practice Group.
Full Story Law firm Fenwick & West strengthened its corporate practice with the addition of two partners in Silicon Valley and Silicon Beach, who come from O'Melveny & Myers and Stradling Yocca.
Full Story Williams & Connolly is very pleased to confirm the return to the firm of partner Emmet T. Flood. He will be resuming his practice in the areas of white collar defense, complex civil litigation, internal investigations, Congressional investigations and crisis management situations. “Emmet is an exceptional lawyer and colleague, and we could not be more delighted that he has returned to the firm,” said Joe Petrosinelli, chair of the firm’s Executive Committee.
Full Story Acino and Takeda Pharmaceuticals have recently signed an agreement for Acino to acquire parts of Takeda’s primary care portfolio in selected countries in the Middle East and Africa, and in Ukraine, for a total value in excess of US$200 million.
Full Story Cleary Gottlieb is currently advising SK Global Chemical in its proposed acquisition of Arkema’s functional polyolefin business, comprising ethylene copolymers and terpo lymers for the food packaging, cable, electronics, and coatings markets and brands such as Evatane, Lotryl, Lotader, and Overac.
Full Story Kirkland & Ellis recently advised Lincolnshire Management Inc., a private equity firm focused on investing in and acquiring growing middle market companies across an array of industries, on its investment in Powerhouse Retail Services, LLC as well as in two complementary, outsourced business services companies, creating a leading national platform company providing refresh, remodel and facilities maintenance services to a roster of blue-chip customers nationwide.
Full Story Carlton Fields is excited to announce that Katelyn M. Sandoval has joined its New York office as an associate. She is a member of the firm’s Securities and Derivative Litigation Practice.
Full Story The market for experienced attorneys who can advise clients will be undergoing reviews by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States has been hot as new changes are proposed to the review process.
Full Story Kirkland & Ellis recently advised Surf Buyer Limited, a newly formed company owned by funds managed by Thoma Bravo, on the £3.1 billion recommended cash acquisition of Sophos Group PLC.
Full Story Burr & Forman announced the addition of Michele Reddick to the firm’s Atlanta office. Reddick is joining as counsel on the firm’s Food and Beverage team as part of the Corporate and Tax practice group. She represents individuals and entities, including corporations, limited liability companies, general and limited partnerships, trusts and estates, and various nonprofit organizations. Michele’s practice will also include working with family-owned businesses, including beverage wholesalers.
Full Story Shearman & Sterling has announced today the hire of Alan Rockwell and Michael Chernick in New York. The hires reflect the firm’s continuing commitment to strengthen its position as one of the preeminent firms in leveraged finance with talent across both New York and London.
Full Story Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is excited to announce that Kristen Limarzi has joined the firm as a partner in its Washington, D.C. office. She previously served as the Chief of the Appellate Section of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division. At Gibson Dunn, Limarzi will focus on investigations, litigation and counseling on antitrust merger and conduct matters, as well as appellate and civil litigation.
Full Story Baker Botts L.L.P., who is a leading international technology and energy law firm, announced today the addition of Jonathan Patchen, a commercial and business trial lawyer who focuses on trade secrets and technology disputes, as a partner in the firm’s San Francisco office.
Full Story Baker McKenzie, one of the world's leading law firms, announced the integration of Daniel Esteban Sánchez Morales as Partner of the Banking, Finance and Projects Practice Group to strengthen the Energy, Mining and Infrastructure industry group in Mexico, a position he took as of last October 10 of this year.
Full Story enwick & West announced that Joshua Geffon has joined the firm as a corporate partner in its Santa Monica office.
Full Story Fenwick & West announced that Einat Meisel will be joining the firm as a corporate partner in its Mountain View office. “The technology sector remains robust, and we’re seeing strong demand for our services,” Fenwick corporate practice chair Alan Smith said. “The firm is expanding the reach of our startup and venture capital ecosystem, and Einat is a key addition who adds depth to and will thrive on our platform.”
Full Story Bradley is pleased to announce that Carol R. Van Cleef, an internationally recognized authority on and pioneer in legal issues involving cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology, has joined the Washington office to lead the firm’s virtual currencies and blockchain work to help clients navigate the complex, dynamic and rapidly evolving issues in these areas.
Full Story Charles “Chuck” Loughlin was an antitrust partner at the firm Howery and Baker Botts before joining the FTC in 2015.
Full Story One of the teams from Williams & Connolly will be advocating for Dentons, which sued Guinea in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia in 2014. A trial judge recently denied Guinea's motion for summary judgment.
Full Story Brown Rudnick LLP has added Michael Winograd as a partner in the firm’s New York office. He joins as a member of the firm’s Commercial Litigation Practice Group.
Full Story Patrick Traylor recently joined Vinson & Elkins' Washington, D.C., office Tuesday, after a stint at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency handling civil environmental litigation and compliance investigations.
Full Story Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP has announced today that Mark A. Carter has joined the firm as a partner in the Commercial Transactions Practice in the Chicago office. With almost three decades of experience, Carter adds depth to Hinshaw’s corporate governance, transactional and bankruptcy teams, bringing a specific focus on advising companies with regard to insolvency preparedness.
Full Story The law firm sees Washington and New York as key targets for expansion, and its eyeing more D.C. hires in its corporate, employment and regulatory practices.
Full Story Eckert Seamans is very pleased to welcome Grant A. Berry, Sean Donoghue, and Stephenie Anderson Scialabba as associates in the firm’s Pittsburgh office.
Full Story The former intelligence chief of the U.S. is King & Spalding’s fifth senior hire this year from the Trump administration for its government matters practice.
Full Story Holland & Knight has recently added Gerald A. Morrissey as a partner in the law firm’s Maritime and Trade Regulation groups residing in the Washington, D.C., office. Mr. Morrissey's primary focus is his practice on the development, financing and operation of maritime and international trade-related companies and projects. He previously was a partner at Winston & Strawn.
Full Story Faegre Baker Daniels is very proud to welcome Hans-Christian Mehrens and Christina Mouktari to the firm as part of the 2019 Fall Associate class.
Full Story Abdullah Azkalany and Stephen Welling have joined Faegre Baker Daniels as associates in the law firm’s Des Moines office. Azkalany is a commercial litigator with a focus on clients in the agribusiness space. He also defends product claims during all phases of litigation and collaborates with FaegreBD’s nationally recognized product liability team to establish and execute compelling defenses.
Full Story Faegre Baker Daniels is very pleased to announce nine new associates joining the firm across its Indiana offices.
Full Story Cadwalader advised HealthCare Royalty Partners in connection with a revenue interest financing transaction with Karyopharm Therapeutics for approximately $150 million to support the ongoing development and commercialization of XPOVIOTM (selinexor), Karyopharm’s oral SINE compound that is currently marketed in the Uited States for the treatment of patients with heavily pretreated multiple myeloma.
Full Story Suh has led some of the largest patent cases within the pharmaceuticals and biotechnology sectors. A seasoned intellectual property litigator, he coordinates appellate litigation before the Federal Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court, and his patent litigation representations extend to a variety of other fields, from medical devices to materials science.
Full Story Milbank LLP advised lenders in the €240 million second lien facility in respect to the refinancing of the existing debt of Wittur, a worldwide leading producer and supplier of elevator components and a portfolio company of Bain capital.
Full Story Kirkland & Ellis advised Surf Buyer Limited, a newly formed company owned by funds managed by Thoma Bravo, on £3.1 billion recommended cash acquisition of Sophos Group PLC.
Full Story Burr & Forman announced the addition of Michele Reddick to the firm’s Atlanta office. Reddick joins as counsel on the firm’s Food and Beverage team as part of the Corporate and Tax practice group. She represents individuals and entities, including corporations, limited liability companies, general and limited partnerships, trusts and estates, and various nonprofit organizations. Michele’s practice will also include working with family-owned businesses, including beverage wholesalers.
Full Story McCarter & English has recently appointed Maria Laccotripe Zacharakis, PhD, to the post of managing partner for the firm’s Boston office, effective today. In addition to focusing on her intellectual property clients, Dr. Laccotripe Zacharakis will oversee the operations of the office as well as coordinate business and practice development efforts.
Full Story Mayer Brown has recently advised Eland Oil & Gas PLC on its sale to Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc, the West African oil operator, for approximately £382 million. The London-listed oil and gas company reached agreement with Seplat Petroleum on a recommended cash acquisition for its entire share capital. The transaction will give the combined business greater scale in oil production and reserves in Nigeria.
Full Story Schulte recently represented Veritas Capital and Guidehouse in the acquisition of Navigant Consulting Inc. in a transaction valued at approximately $1.1 billion. Navigant is a specialized professional services firm with clients primarily in the healthcare, energy and financial services industries. Guidehouse, a Veritas portfolio company, is a leading provider of management consulting and strategic advisory services to government clients.
Full Story Hilary Hageman, who is a former Defense Department attorney, joins Cubic after having held in-house leadership roles for two other federal government contractors in the information technology and defense sectors.
Full Story Cozen O’Connor patent attorneys Jeff Townes and Hongling Zou represent, pro bono, three partner nonprofits established by parents of children with the ultrarare, and potentially fatal, alternating hemiplegia of childhood (AHC). The three partner nonprofits, Cure AHC, Hope for Annabel, and Alternating Hemiplegia of Childhood Foundation, they needed help to secure patents for its gene-therapy project.
Full Story Alston & Bird has been ranked in the pool of America’s top companies with the best adoption assistance programs, marking 13 years in a row that the firm has been recognized nationally as a leader in employee adoption benefits.
Full Story Baker McKenzie has successfully acted for one of its client, Orora Limited (ASX: ORA), in entering into a binding agreement to sell its Australasian Fiber Business to a wholly owned subsidiary of Nippon Paper Industries Co., Limited (Nippon Paper) for an enterprise value of AUD 1,720 million.
Full Story Law firm White & Case LLP has advised Alcentra and Belfius Bank on a strategic unitranche financing for Intracto, a portfolio company of Waterland. White & Case local partner Hadrien Servais, who led the Firm's deal team, said: "This transaction is one of the largest unitranche financings on the Belgian market to date and is a perfect illustration of the strength of our direct lending expertise."
Full Story White & Case LLP has promoted 45 lawyers around the world to its partnership, the Firm's largest class ever. The promotions will be effective on January 1, 2020 and represent 13 of the Firm's global practices in 21 locations. "Our new partners have distinguished themselves by their dedication to our Firm and our clients," said White & Case Chairman Hugh Verrier. "This is the second year in a row that we have promoted the largest class in our history, reflecting our commitment to our 2020 str
Full Story Due to its quick expansion and plans for continued growth, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP’s Chicago branch has recently moved into its new office at 222 W Adams St., on the top floor of the Franklin Center’s USG Tower.
Full Story Saba Ashraf, who handles several tax matters related to complex transactions, joined Pepper Hamilton in Philadelphia.
Full Story Austin's Parsley Energy has recently agreed to acquire Denver-based Jagged Peak Energy in a stock and debt transaction expected to close in early 2020.
Full Story Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton has announced today that Betsy Bengtson joined the firm’s Denver office as an associate on the rapidly growing Trademark and Copyright Team in the firm’s Intellectual Property Department.
Full Story Jay had earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Mississippi, magna cum laude, and his Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from the University of Mississippi School of Law, where he served as Editor in Chief of the Mississippi Law Journal. Upon graduation, Jay served in the U.S. Army until 1968 when he returned to Mississippi. Shortly after his return, he joined Butler, Snow, O’Mara, Stevens & Cannada where he practiced estate planning, fiduciary litigation and estate administration law fo
Full Story Butler Snow recently snagged Warner Robins' longtime city attorney for its Georgia bond practice, while several other firms have also added attorneys in Georgia.
Full Story Law firm Norton Rose Fulbright today announced that real estate and private equity lawyer Edwin "Eddie" Collins has joined its Los Angeles office as a partner. Collins will focus on real estate private equity (REPE) firms, real estate investment and development clients, joint venture formation, acquisitions and dispositions, as well as financing matters on behalf of both private equity firms and real estate operating companies.
Full Story Brown Rudnick LLP recently advised Queensgate Investments, a London-based investment firm, in the $400 million purchase of micro-hotel operator Freehand Hotels, a New York-based lodging company, from Alliance Bernstein, Yucaipa and hotel operator Sydell Group.
Full Story O’Melveny is adding strength to its top-ranked Aviation Industry Group, O’Melveny announced today the arrival of Jason Kaplan as a partner in its Corporate Finance Practice in New York.
Full Story Blank Rome LLP is excited to announce that Alina Levi has joined the Firm’s New York office as an associate in the Consumer Financial Services group, which also welcomed partner Scott D. Samlin and associate Avinoam D. Erdfarb to the same office this past summer.
Full Story Akin Gump is excited to announce that private equity partner Weyinmi Popo will join the firm's London office from Orrick later in October, 2019. Mr. Popo advises U.K. and international clients on private equity, M&A, infrastructure and energy transactions with an emphasis on Africa. His experience includes advising Africa-focused private equity sponsors, strategic investors and family offices on complex cross-border investments.
Full Story Marie Ragias is an attorney in Ice Miller’s Real Estate Practice Group. She regularly handles real estate transactions, such as foreclosure, bankruptcy and probate filings. Before joining Ice Miller, Marie had served as underwriting counsel for Title First Agency in the residential real estate department. She was responsible for underwriting title searches for multiple branch locations throughout Ohio, which included files for a major central Ohio homebuilder and lender client. In addition to
Full Story Kirkland & Ellis had previously counseled Parsley Energy, Inc. (NYSE: PE) on its decision to merge with Jagged Peak Energy Inc. (NYSE: JAG) under which Parsley will acquire Jagged Peak in an all-stock transaction valued at approximately $2.27 billion, including Jagged Peak’s net debt of approximately $625 million as of June 30, 2019.
Full Story Davis Polk is advising Hudson Group in connection with its acquisition of assets that is related to the operation of Brookstone stores in U.S. airports from Apex Digital, Inc. Hudson has also obtained the right to be the exclusive airport retailer to operate Brookstone stores through a license agreement with Bluestar Alliance, LLC, owner of the Brookstone brand and trademarks.
Full Story Cahill represented the lead arrangers in connection with a $200,000,000 first lien term loan B credit facility for Fossil Group, Inc. Profits from the credit facility were used to refinancing existing indebtedness.
Full Story Cahill who is representing the underwriters in connection with a public offering of common stock by VEREIT, Inc., resulting in net proceeds of approximately $887.2 million. The offering made available 94,300,000 shares of common stock, which included the full exercise of the underwriters’ over-allotment option. VEREIT, Inc. is a full-service real estate operating company which owns and manages one of the largest portfolios of single-tenant commercial properties in the United States. Proceeds fro
Full Story Global firm Norton Rose Fulbright announced today that Rajaee Rouhani and Kai Luck have joined its growing, multi-disciplinary risk advisory offering in Australia.
Full Story Leading law firm Baker McKenzie advised Spanish tour operator Wamos Group on its purchase of two thirds of all Thomas Cook travel agent shops in Belgium. The travel agencies will become part of Wamos Benelux and will employ almost 200 of the 500 people that worked for Thomas Cook in Belgium. The takeover comes about two weeks after the Belgian Thomas Cook companies were declared bankrupt.
Full Story Mike McCann, who is a veteran transactional attorney known for his expertise in mergers and acquisitions and joint venture arrangements, has joined the Corporate practice of Troutman Sanders LLP in Richmond. McCann was previously a partner at Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP. McCann represents public and private companies in connection with mergers and acquisitions, joint venture arrangements, public and private securities offerings, corporate governance issues and general commercial matters. His cli
Full Story One of Blank Rome's corporate team's represented Propeller Airports (“Propeller”), which has privatized the airport at Paine Field in Everett, WA, and services the Seattle area, in a sale to Global Infrastructure Partners (“GIP”), a leading, independent global infrastructure investment firm. The transaction is anticipated to close in mid-October and represents the first privatization of a U.S. domestic airport passenger terminal operation.
Full Story The U.S. firm's profits for the division among members shot up 258.7% in the year ended in December 2018.
Full Story The Goodwin team is led by partners Chris Nugent, Jared Spitalnick and Michael Miller, and associate Matthew Cognetti (corporate, Private Equity), and included partners Jennifer Bralower and Nick Caro (Debt Finance) and Roger Cohen (Healthcare Regulatory).
Full Story UCB and Ra Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: RARX, Ra Pharma) have recently announced their entry into a merger agreement pursuant to which UCB will acquire Ra Pharma. Under the terms of the agreement, Ra Pharma shareholders will receive US$48 in cash for each Ra Pharma share at closing, with a total transaction value of approximately US$2.1 billion.
Full Story Low costs, a very strong talent pool and Fortune 500 companies have firms crowding into the City of Lakes.
Full Story Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP today announced that William Bogdan has joined the firm as a partner and Michael McConathy has joined as of counsel in the Personal Injury/Property Damage Defense Litigation practice in San Francisco.
Full Story Ropes & Gray recently advised New Mountain Capital, a leading growth-oriented investment firm with over $20 billion in assets under management, in an investment in emids, a Nashville-based leader in digital engineering and transformation solutions to the healthcare industry.
Full Story Akerman LLP, one of the top 100 U.S. law firms serving clients across the Americas, today announced the growth of the firm’s Consumer Financial Services Practice Group with the following associates: Kimberly De La Cruz joined our Miami team in June. She received her J.D. from Florida International University College of Law and previously served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Jose Rodriguez, Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court of Florida. Kimberly is admitted to practice in Florida.
Full Story Winston's newest additions of four partners to its transactions department in the Paris office was featured in The Deal's "Euro Movers" column. The group brings significant experience in the areas of cross-border M&A, private equity, banking, leveraged and project finance, tax, and restructuring to the firm.
Full Story Holland & Knight was recently recognized by LatinFinance magazine for its advisory role in the US$8.7 billion financing of Engie's acquisition of TAG, Brazil's largest gas pipeline company. The transaction was named the Oil & Gas Financing of the Year at LatinFinance's 2019 Project and Infrastructure Awards, held in New York on October 3. Winners were also announced in the magazine's Fall 2019 issue.
Full Story China Yangtze Power, who is headquartered in Beijing, is the largest hydropower company in the world, with a market capitalization of approximately $58 billion.
Full Story "She is beloved by her neighbors and peers, highly regarded and respected in the legal profession, and ready to take on this new adventure," Gov. Brian Kemp has said of Solicitor General Tasha Mosley.
Full Story The brand new structure for the investment management platform will strengthens Hines’ ability to develop, acquire and operate real estate assets globally in partnership with institutional and retail investors.
Full Story JLL has recently agreed to acquire Peloton Commercial Real Estate, a leasing and property management firm based in Texas, bringing more than 130 Peloton professionals to JLL.
Full Story It’s promotion time and White & Case has welcomed 45 new partners to the firm effective in 2020. This breaks the firm’s previous record for largest class, set just last year. Another sign that White & Case is committed to its global expansion plan. Altogether, the new partners represent 13 practice areas in 21 offices.
Full Story Alston & Bird has recently expanded its federal and international tax capabilities with the addition of veteran tax attorney Richard Slowinski as a partner in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. Slowinski joins from Baker McKenzie, where he practiced for more than 25 years and served in key leadership roles, including chair of the Washington Office Tax Practice and member of the firm’s North American Transfer Pricing Steering Committee.
Full Story The Firm represented Citigroup and J.P. Morgan (i) as initial purchasers in connection with the offering by Banco Internacional del Perú S.A.A. (“Interbank”) of an aggregate principal amount of around US$400 million 3.25% Senior Notes due 2026, which was conducted in reliance upon Rule 144A and Regulation S under the Securities Act, and (ii) as placement agents in the offering of an aggregate principal amount of S/312 million 5% Senior Notes due 2026, which was conducted in reliance upon Regulat
Full Story BlueWhite focuses on financing commercial litigation, and seeks to provide business solutions that give law firms a competitive advantage and enhance corporate litigation management efficiency and profitability. The law firm is led by a team that includes founding principals Jules Kroll, Aaron Rubinstein, Earl Doppelt and Jack Blackburn. Arnold & Porter structured, negotiated and documented BlueWhite's inaugural investment fund and related arrangements with Magnetar Capital, the fund's anchor in
Full Story After a decade and a half at Kirkland & Ellis, Eliot Adelson has joined Morrison & Foerster.
Full Story Global firm Dentons advised Raiffeisen Bank International AG and Raiffeisen Bank SA in connection with a €34 million facility agreement granted to VGP Park Timisoara SRL to refinance an industrial project, including four prime logistic buildings in Timis, Romania.
Full Story Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP advised Worthington Industries, Inc. in connection with its acquisition of Heidtman Steel Products, Inc.’s pickling and slitting facility located in Cleveland. The acquisition was completed on October 7, 2019.
Full Story Morrison & Foerster, a leading global firm, is pleased to announce that Eliot Adelson has joined the firm as a partner in San Francisco in its Global Antitrust Law Practice and Investigations + White Collar Defense Group. Mr. Adelson’s practice includes civil and criminal antitrust litigation and internal and governmental investigations. He has significant experience representing U.S. and Japanese companies. Mr. Adelson is the fifth lateral partner to join the firm’s Global Antitrust Law Practic
Full Story One of the teams of transactional attorneys led by corporate and finance partner Scott Schwartz represented Hain Celestial Group (Nasdaq: HAIN) in the divestitures of its Arrowhead Mills and SunSpire brands to Chicago-based Hometown Food Company for $15 million. The sale includes Arrowhead Mills’ Texas manufacturing facility and its 50 employees.
Full Story Baker Botts L.L.P., who is a leading international energy and technology law firm, announced today that the firm ranked first in Utilities M&A for the third quarter of 2019, according to S&P Global Market Intelligence. Baker Botts remains the top legal advisor in both dollar volume and number of transactions, with five deals totaling nearly $11 billion during the third quarter, including El Paso Electric Company's buyout, which was announced in June.
Full Story Following four long months of negotiations, Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani Partner Richard Bogue and Of Counsel Thomas Moylan negociated, structured and closed a $22,250,000.00 sale of the assets of a successful multi-state childcare business including the sale of multiple locations in Rhode Island and Massachusetts as like-kind exchanges of the real estate held by seller and related parties.
Full Story Baker McKenzie has advised Waard Leven on the acquisition of a life insurance portfolio from Monuta, consisting of ca. 5,000 life insurance policies. The acquisition fits the strategy of Waard Leven who are focused on efficiently administering run-off insurance portfolios.
Full Story One of the leading global law firms, Baker McKenzie has brought on board Kristóf Kovács, a prominent energy expert, as a consultant to join its Energy Mining and Infrastructure industry group. With over 20 years’ experience, he will join the Firm’s Budapest office as a Consultant. Kristóf joins the Firm having spent the past 15 years at the European Commission. This included six years in the Directorate-General for Competition advising on complex antitrust, merger control and state aid matter
Full Story The brand new filing will allow the firm to continue applying for trademarks and designs within the EU in the event of a no-deal.
Full Story The U.S. class of 16-attorneys is one of the firm's most diverse. It features nine women partners, one LGBTQ partner, one black partner and three Asian American partners.
Full Story one of the teams transactional attorneys led by corporate and finance partner Scott Schwartz represented Hain Celestial Group (Nasdaq: HAIN) in the divestitures of its Arrowhead Mills and SunSpire brands to Chicago-based Hometown Food Company for $15 million. The sale includes Arrowhead Mills’ Texas manufacturing facility and its 50 employees.
Full Story Milbank has been advising the shareholders of Saal Digital Group around Nordwind Capital on the sale of Saal Digital Group to Ardian and in connection with a substantial reinvestment by certain sellers. The sale took place as part of an auction process and is subject to antitrust approval.
Full Story Michael Best is excited to announce the additions of Marianne S. Dwight and Sharmila “Shar” Kassam to the firm’s Transactions Practice Group, both of whom will hold the position of counsel in the Austin office. “The volume of deals in the Austin tech and venture markets are booming,” said Hamang Patel, Chair of Michael Best’s Corporate Practice Group. “Having local talent like Marianne and Shar is critical to providing legal counsel and business solutions to our clients’ corporate, venture ca
Full Story AT&T has announced today that it plans to sell its wireless and wireline operations in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands to Liberty Latin America. The transaction includes network assets, including spectrum; real estate and leases; customers, including 1.1 million wireless subscribers; and contracts. At close, approximately 1,300 current AT&T employees will move to Liberty Latin America. To ensure a smooth transition for its customers, AT&T will provide certain transition support functions
Full Story Global firm Norton Rose Fulbright advised Aquilini GameCo Inc. on the acquisition of Luminosity Gaming Inc. and Luminosity Gaming (USA), LLC, the subsequent amalgamation with J55 Capital Corp. and the arrangement with Enthusiast Gaming Holdings Inc. The merged entity, Enthusiast Gaming Holdings Inc., also acquired a non-controlling interest in the Vancouver Titans professional Overwatch esports team.
Full Story Expanding the law firm’s services in Raleigh, Fox Rothschild is pleased to welcome Michelle D. Connell and Wesley P. Gelb as partners in the Family Law Practice Group.
Full Story U.S. District Chief Judge Freda Wolfson of the District of New Jersey had dismissed a shareholder derivative lawsuit against our client, the Board of Directors of a Fortune 50 pharmaceutical company. The lawsuit alleged that eleven members of the company’s Board of Directors had violated their fiduciary duties to the organization.
Full Story One of teams from Williams & Connolly is advocating for Dentons, which sued Guinea in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia in 2014. A trial judge recently denied Guinea's motion for summary judgment.
Full Story The firm has paid out 5% more to its highest-paid partner during the most recent financial year, its LLP accounts show.
Full Story The firm made a jaw-dropping number of partners this year—141 to be exact. But here's the flip side: Only three black lawyers appeared among that sea of faces.
Full Story White & Case LLP has advised SEB, a leading Nordic financial services group, on the provision of a €1 billion financing for the steel and technology group voestalpine with headquarters in Linz, Austria. SEB acted as documentation agent and, together with Bayerische Landesbank and ING Bank, as coordinator, bookrunner and mandated lead arranger. Other mandated lead arrangers and bookrunners were Banco Santander, BNP Paribas, Commerzbank, Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, Deuts
Full Story White & Case LLP has advised Worldline, the European market leader in payment and transaction services, on its issue of bonds convertible into new shares and/or exchangeable for existing shares (OCEANE) for an amount of approximately €600 million, zero-coupon, due July 30, 2026.
Full Story Law firm president Lewis “Mike” Eidson and his partner Curtis B. Miner are representing Fort Lauderdale resident James B. Riley in a negligence suit against the California-based car company.
Full Story Eckert Seamans is pleased to announce the appointment of Christopher L. Bennett as its first chief diversity, equality, & inclusion officer. In this role, Bennett will lead the firm’s inclusion strategy and will work closely with the firm’s Diversity, Equality & Inclusion Committee to advance the firm’s hiring, retention, and promotion of diverse professionals.
Full Story Holland & Knight guided Hometown Food Company, a wholly-owned portfolio company of Brynwood Partners VII L.P. and Brynwood Partners VIII L.P., in its $15 million acquisition of the Arrowhead Mills and SunSpire brands from The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. The transaction includes a manufacturing facility in Hereford, Texas, and its employees. The deal was announced on October 8.
Full Story “We are excited to welcome Jim to Butler Snow,” said Donald Clark, Jr., chairman of Butler Snow. “His knowledge and expertise in local government law and public service experience in Georgia. He will help us leverage our Macon office to better serve our clients.” Elliott is a member of the State Bar of Georgia. He received his bachelor’s degree from Georgia Institute of Technology and his Juris Doctor from Mercer University’s Walter F. George School of Law.
Full Story Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is excited to announce that Courtney Haseley has joined the firm as of counsel in its Washington, D.C. office as a member of the Securities Regulation and Corporate Governance Practice Group. Haseley focuses her practice on securities regulatory issues and governance matters.
Full Story The LSAT may be changing its ways by eliminating or significantly changing the logic games portion of the exam, but that doesn’t mean that law schools are going to stop deciding to accept the GRE for admissions purposes. It is likely it could only be a matter of time before the majority of law schools embrace the GRE. Which law school has decided to accept the alternative entrance exam now?
Full Story Reed Smith has won another victory within a week before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for Miami International Holdings, Miami International Securities Exchange, MIAX PEARL, and Miami International Technologies (“MIAX”). In a final written decision released October 9, the PTAB ruled all claims of Nasdaq’s U.S. Patent No. 7,747,506 titled “Recipient Status Indicator System and Method” are unpatentable under 35 U.S.C. Section 101.
Full Story Robert R. McLeod has joined Butler Snow’s Nashville office, he will practice with the firm’s pharmaceutical, medical device and healthcare litigation group. Prior to joining Butler Snow, McLeod clerked for The Honorable Judge Thomas W. Brothers. “Robert’s courtroom experience will be an asset to our firm and strengthen our service to clients,” said Donald Clark, Jr., chairman of Butler Snow. “We look forward to his expertise at Butler Snow and are happy to have him join our team.” McLeo
Full Story One of the teams from international law firm Hogan Lovells Denver office has advised Major League Soccer franchise Seattle Sounders FC on a series of transactions resulting in a reorganization of its ownership structure. New investors in the team include Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and his Grammy-winning wife Ciara, and Seattle-born rapper Macklemore.
Full Story A team from Williams & Connolly is advocating for Dentons, which has sued Guinea in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia in 2014. A trial judge recently denied Guinea's motion for summary judgment.
Full Story Morrison & Foerster, a leading law firm, is pleased to announce that Nicholas Sheets has joined the firm in the Hong Kong office as a partner in its global Private Funds Group. Mr. Sheets is an accomplished corporate lawyer who brings nearly a decade of experience advising Asia, U.S., and Latin America sponsors and investors in the structuring, formation, and offering of private equity funds as well as co-investment activities and secondary transactions.
Full Story Wurdack joins the St. Louis office and focuses his practice primarily on mergers and acquisitions and general commercial matters. Wurdack has a diverse background handling matters from litigation and disputes to real estate and energy transactions, he brings a wealth of corporate experience to the firm. He has extensive experience drafting, negotiating and analyzing business contracts and conducting due diligence for multimillion-dollar deals. As former in-house counsel, Wurdack is skilled in he
Full Story Law firm Norton Rose Fulbright has advised Hamburg Commercial Bank on the financing of the Lyngsasa wind farm in southern Sweden. The investor is the Swiss fund manager SUSI Partners, who specializes in sustainable energy infrastructure. The wind farm has a production capacity of 94.6 MW and was developed as a greenfield project.
Full Story In its pursuit to build upon its market–leading funds finance practice, Reed Smith has announced that Colin Baker will join the firm as a partner in its Financial Industry Group, based in London. Baker, who joins the firm from Goodwin Procter, brings a practice steeped in funds finance experience acting for fund borrowers and lenders.
Full Story Thompson & Knight is pleased to announce Elissa M. McClure was elected to serve on the Board of Directors for Dallas Children’s Theater, a nonprofit organization that endeavors to inspire young people to creative and productive lives through the art of theater. Her term will begin in January 2020.
Full Story The firm sees Washington and New York as key targets for expansion, and its got its eye on more D.C. hires in its corporate, employment and regulatory practices.
Full Story Mr. Ernest joins the firm’s Boston office after serving as General Counsel of Americas at The Panalpina Group (now DSV Panalpina A/S), one of the world’s leading providers of international transportation, logistics, and supply chain solutions. He will be advising clients on issues relating to their international and domestic supply chains.
Full Story Lewis Brisbois has grown its Toxic Tort & Environmental Litigation Practice in Atlanta, bringing on accomplished environmental law attorney Martin A. Shelton as a partner. Mr. Shelton brings almost a quarter century of experience counseling clients on the environmental issues involved in real estate transactions, Brownfield remediation and redevelopment, regulatory compliance, and litigation.
Full Story Gibbons P.C. is very pleased to announce the arrival of Sylvia-Rebecca (Becky) Gutiérrez, who joins the firm’s Newark office as an associate in the Commercial & Criminal Litigation Department.
Full Story Law firm Reed Smith today announced that it represented Nova Capital Management in its acquisition of Craig Electronics, a leading consumer electronics innovator which offers a complete one-stop consumer technology and electronics solution for national big box, food and drug, club, and mass retail distribution.
Full Story Porter Wright is excited to announce partner Matt Moberg has accepted the position as the leader of the firm’s Real Estate practice group. Matt has been with Porter Wright for 13 years. He is a seasoned real estate attorney who also practices in the areas of commercial lending, title insurance, creditors’ rights and general corporate and business law
Full Story The new Miller Canfield office is headed by two lawyers who have joined from K&L Gates in June, including one who previously opened a Warsaw office for K&L Gates.
Full Story The law firm made a jaw-dropping number of partners this year—141 to be exact. But there's a flip side: Only three black lawyers appeared among that sea of faces.
Full Story Jones Day advised a merchant banking firm in connection with a $200 million senior secured credit facility made up of a $185 million term loan and a $15 million revolving credit facility supporting the acquisition of a multi-discipline design, engineering, and management consulting firm based in Southern California.
Full Story Prague office senior associate Marek Disman was appointed the new head of the Real Estate practice in Prague as of October 2019, to continue to serve our clients and further develop our real estate & construction law related service offering in the Czech Republic.
Full Story Global firm White & Case LLP has advised Intesa Sanpaolo S.p.A. on a US$2 billion issuance of Yankee bonds under its recently updated US$50 billion Medium Term Note Programme.
Full Story Global firm White & Case LLP and GKC Partners have advised Italian gaming and payment services sector group Sisal S.p.A. on its successful bid, in partnership with Demirören Holding affiliate Şans Digital ve Interaktif Hizmetler Teknoloji Yatirim A.S., for a ten-year contract to operate the Turkish National Lottery (Milli Piyango) that was tendered by its licence holder, Turkey's Wealth Fund.
Full Story Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP announced on October 8th that Thomas J. “Tom” Ryan Jr. has joined the firm as of counsel in Atlanta. He joins from Seyfarth Shaw, where he was an associate.
Full Story Former Assistant U.S. Attorney and Branch Chief for the Eastern District of Virginia (Alexandria Division), John P. Rowley, has recently joined Arnall Golden Gregory’s Washington, D.C. office as a partner. John is a member of the firm’s Government Investigations and White-Collar Crime practices. He is the fifth experienced lateral attorney to join the D.C. office this year, which continues to expand the firm’s complex litigation and white-collar defense and investigations capabilities.
Full Story Miller Canfield is pleased to announce the opening of an office in Doha, Qatar, by way of the Qatar Financial Centre, who issued a license to Miller Canfield International, PLLC - QFC Branch to conduct a range of advisory and legal services. The announcement was made by CEO Michael McGee.
Full Story Bradley is pleased to announce that George D. Medlock, Jr. has recently joined the firm as a partner and as the firm’s first Director of Inclusion and Diversity. He is based in the firm’s Birmingham office.
Full Story A Los Angeles team comprising partners Dean Rocco (lead trial counsel) and Scott Tropio (second chair); of counsel Daniel Hurwitz (third chair); and Senior Counsel Pat Kelly, partner Herb Kunowski, and of counsel Craig Hunter, obtained a defense judgment in Los Angeles County Superior Court in favor of clients SRCC Associates, LLC; JNL Management, LLC; and Jon Lasko (SRCC) on all counts. This qui tam “whistleblower” case under the California Insurance Fraud Prevention Act was brought by a former
Full Story Baker McKenzie is guiding Impala Platinum Holdings Limited (“Implats”), one of the world’s foremost producers of platinum and associated platinum group metals, on its proposed acquisition of 100% of the issued and outstanding common shares of North American Palladium (“NAP”), the Canadian-based primary platinum group metals producer listed on the TSX and the US OTC market, for total cash consideration of approximately C$1.0 billion (the “Transaction”).
Full Story This appointment is the second finance partner hire in as many weeks for the firm.
Full Story Mid-sized company Creative Chips based in Bingen am Rhein specializes in the manufacturing of integrated circuits for the German industrial and automotive markets. They are headquartered near London, Dialog Semiconductor is a provider of highly integrated semiconductor solutions for power management, audio and short-range wireless communications. The acquisition will give Dialog Semiconductor access to the growing Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) market.
Full Story Nelson Mullins Broad and Cassel announced today that Michelle F. Tanzer has joined the firm as a partner in Boca Raton. She will chair the firm’s Global Club and Branded Residences group and co-chair the Hospitality, Tourism & Leisure team. Tanzer was formerly a shareholder at Gray Robinson, where she chaired the Residential, Resort & Club Section in the Boca Raton office.
Full Story Holland & Knight represented City Pipe & Supply Corp., a 100 percent employee-owned company, in connection with its sale to Russel Metals Inc. The deal was closed on October 1.
Full Story Kutak Rock served as Disclosure Counsel to The Regents of the University of Colorado in connection with the issuance of $249,885,000 of University Enterprise Refunding Revenue Bonds Taxable Series 2019A and Taxable Series 2019A-2.
Full Story Blank Rome LLP is excited to announce that Taylor K. Lake has joined the Firm’s Philadelphia office as an associate in the General Litigation group, which recently welcomed associates Nicole B. Metral, Jacob W.E. Kearney, and Brandon W. McCune in the Los Angeles, New York, and Wilmington offices, respectively.
Full Story A Los Angeles team comprising partners Dean Rocco (lead trial counsel) and Scott Tropio (second chair); of counsel Daniel Hurwitz (third chair); and Senior Counsel Pat Kelly, partner Herb Kunowski, and of counsel Craig Hunter, has obtained a defense judgment in Los Angeles County Superior Court in favor of clients SRCC Associates, LLC; JNL Management, LLC; and Jon Lasko (SRCC) on all counts.
Full Story Alston & Bird continues its Bay Area growth with the addition of senior litigator Jim McCabe as counsel. McCabe joins from Morrison & Foerster LLP, where he had practiced for more than 30 years, most recently as senior of counsel.
Full Story "All he wanted for his clients was 'a full cup of justice,'" said Aventura lawyer and fraternity brother Jeffrey R. Sonn. "He will be sorely missed." His colleagues and friends are remembering Palm Beach Gardens trial attorney Adam Doner, 61, who died of cancer Sunday evening.
Full Story Ropo Capital who is a leading provider of invoice lifecycle management services in Finland, covering the whole value chain of receivables management. Ropo compete in the markets as a technological forerunner, with an operating model based on the advantages of digitalization and advanced automation. Headquartered in Kuopio, Finland, Ropo employs approximately 200 people and serves more than 8,000 customers in Finland – from SMEs to large corporates. Ropo deliver one in six invoices in Finland and
Full Story Davis Polk guided Toyota Motor Credit Corporation in connection with an SEC-registered offering of $850 million aggregate principal amount of floating-rate medium-term notes, Series B due 2021, $400 million aggregate principal amount of 1.800% medium-term notes, Series B due 2021 and $500 million aggregate principal amount of 2.000% medium-term notes, Series B due 2024.
Full Story Dinsmore & Shohl LLP is pleased to announce that Dawson & Associates LLC, who is a leading workers’ compensation boutique firm in Columbus, has joined Dinsmore here in the capital city.
Full Story John V. Levonick, who is a mortgage banking and financial services attorney who focuses on regulatory compliance and emerging technology, has joined Ballard Spahr in the firm's New York City office.
Full Story Clark Hill announced today that Leslie Katz has joined the firm as a Member in its Government & Public Affairs Practice in the firm’s San Francisco office. Katz was a member of the Board of Supervisors for the City and County of San Francisco and served as both the Commissioner of the Port of San Francisco and President of the San Francisco Port Commission.
Full Story Dentons has announced a first step in a plan to become the nation’s “first truly national law firm” through a dual-partnership model. In the first step, Dentons is adding more than 300 lawyers by merging with regional law firms Bingham Greenebaum Doll and Cohen & Grigsby, according to the press releases here and here. Law.com and Indiana Lawyer have coverage.
Full Story Seyfarth Shaw LLP is excited to announced today the arrival of partner Paul F. Kruger to the Corporate department in New York as global chair of the firm’s Structured Finance group. Kruger joins from Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, where he was a partner in its Structured Finance and Securitization group in New York. For more than 25 years, Kruger’s s
Full Story CBRE capital markets vice chairman Christian Lee and executive vice president Jose Lobon in Miami represented by seller Crocker Partners.
Full Story Crowell & Moring chair Philip Inglima said Michelle Gitlitz has 'a genuine client following' when it comes to blockchains and other digital assets.
Full Story Shearman & Sterling advised Deutsche Bank, J.P. Morgan and Halyk Finance as joint global coordinators and joint bookrunners and Renaissance Capital as a joint bookrunner in connection with a $344.5 million fully marketed offering by ALMEX Holding Group, the majority shareholder of Halyk Bank, of 29.3 million Global Depositary Receipts (GDRs), each representing 40 shares in the share capital of Halyk Bank. The various number of GDRs sold in the offering represents 10 percent of Halyk Bank’s outst
Full Story Shearman & Sterling represented Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, Barclays Capital Inc., BofA Securities, Inc., Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, Mizuho Securities USA LLC and RBC Capital Markets, LLC, as initial purchasers, in connection with a $450 million issuance of 4.375 percent senior notes due 2030 by Sensata Technologies, Inc., an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of Sensata Technologies Holding plc. They issue the net proceeds from the offering of the notes to partially repay the term loans outstandin
Full Story Iris Barsan is a specialist in banking and financial regulation as well as derivatives, she will assist the firm’s clients with banking and financial regulation matters (banking monopoly, payment services, investment funds and services) or questions linked to new technologies (such as the blockchain), as well as money laundering issues.
Full Story Global firm Reed Smith has announced today that Tadashi Okamoto has joined the firm as a partner in the Global Corporate Group in the New York office. Formerly with Morrison & Foerster LLP, Okamoto has worked extensively with clients on debt and equity securities offerings and other capital markets transactions, including representation of both issuers and underwriters.
Full Story Paul, Weiss has advised Methanex Inc. in its U.S. public offering of $700 million aggregate principal amount of 5.250% senior notes due December 15, 2029. Methanex is the globes largest producer and supplier of methanol to major international markets in Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe and South America. The joint bookrunning managers were HSBC Securities (USA) Inc., J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and RBC Capital Markets, LLC.
Full Story Paul, Weiss has advised Methanex Inc. in its U.S. public offering of $700 million aggregate principal amount of 5.250% senior notes due December 15, 2029. Methanex is the globes largest producer and supplier of methanol to major international markets in Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe and South America. The joint bookrunning managers were HSBC Securities (USA) Inc., J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and RBC Capital Markets, LLC.
Full Story Two co-founders and principals are Earl Doppelt, a former chief legal officer and executive at such companies as Dunn & Bradstreet and the Nielsen Corp., and Jack Blackburn, who previously worked at litigation funder Burford Capital.
Full Story Mr. Pierre-Louis focuses his practice on clients in the medical marijuana and hemp industries, including licensed entities, and those providing capital, equipment devices and other services to the industries. He represents entities and individuals – including cultivators, processors, dispensaries, prospective purchasers and acquisition targets – through every aspect of licensure, operations, regulatory compliance, employment matters and non-routine transactions. Mr. Pierre-Louis’ the practice in
Full Story West Monroe Partners’ employees will move into the new space in the fall of 2020 from its current headquarters which is located at 222 W. Adams St., in The Franklin, where it has been since 2012 and currently leases 104,000 square feet.
Full Story Crocker Partners, which has been retained as the property management team for the 28-story tower, has kept a 1.9-acre site for a new multifamily project adjacent to the office building.
Full Story With approximately than 300 lawyers between them, Bingham Greenebaum and Cohen & Grigsby are the first to sign on to Dentons' ambitious new U.S. expansion plan.
Full Story Charles “Chuck” Loughlin was previously an antitrust partner at Howery and Baker Botts before joining the FTC in 2015
Full Story The Board of Trustees at The New School today announced that Of Counsel Linda E. Rappaport (New York- Compensation, Governance & ERISA) has been elected as Chair of the Board of Trustees. “I am honored and excited to be elected Chair of The New School’s Board of Trustees,” Ms. Rappaport said in The New School’s press release. “It is a privilege to serve [The New School], with [its] dedicated fellow Trustees, under President Van Zandt’s leadership, and alongside the talented members of [its] fa
Full Story Fenwick & West represented Alteryx (NYSE: AYX), a company revolutionizing business using data science and analytics, in its acquisition of Feature Labs, a data science software company launched out of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology that automates feature engineering for machine learning and artificial intelligence applications.
Full Story Two co-founders and principals are Earl Doppelt, a former chief legal officer and executive at such companies as Dunn & Bradstreet and the Nielsen Corp., and Jack Blackburn, who previously worked at litigation funder Burford Capital.
Full Story Rory Jurman represented American Alternative Insurance Corp., the insurer of the Kopelowitz Ostrow law firm, in negotiations to resolve claims against the firm and two of its attorneys by a bankrupt lending law firm.
Full Story Morgan Lewis represented Nevakar Inc. in a product financing agreement with an affiliate of H.I.G. Capital Partners LP for the continued development of five differentiated, sterile injectable produc
Full Story With nearly three decades of experience, Barrow works on behalf of national employers across a range of industries, as well as nonprofit organizations, health care providers and school districts, to correct tax and fiduciary issues with payroll, executive compensation and employee benefits. She comes to the table with strategic assistance with ERISA matters, compliance programs and corrections of documentation and operational errors.
Full Story Houston partner Michael Dillard, Global Chair of the Mergers & Acquisitions Practice, has been named a 2019 Texas Trailblazer by Texas Lawyer. The award honors attorneys who have made a significant impact on the state’s legal industry.
Full Story Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is excited to announce that Ben Fryer will join the firm as a partner in the London office. Currently a partner with Mayer Brown, Fryer will continue his tax practice at Gibson Dunn.
Full Story Kaia was founded in 2015 by Foodora founder Konstantin Mehl and has developed an innovative musculoskeletal disease therapy app that teaches patients effective pain management exercises as part of an individual training plan. In addition, the paid app is able to analyze the user's exercises via camera and make individual suggestions for improvement. Twelve health insurance companies in Germany have finished selective contracts with the start-up and reimburse patients for the annual fee.
Full Story Global firm Dentons advised CR Investment Management on the establishment of a joint venture with CBRE Global Investors to offer boutique apartments to business travellers. The joint venture will draw on equity from CBRE’s European fund EVP2 to invest in suitable properties, which will be operated as a tenant by STAYERY, a German-based operator of serviced apartments. The first acquisitions of properties for the project are in the planning stage.
Full Story Eckert Seamans has posted the appointment of Sandra R. Mihok to the role of member-in-charge of its Pittsburgh office. Mihok is chair of the firm’s Tax, Estates & Trusts, and Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation practice groups. She acts as outside benefits counsel for plan sponsors and fiduciaries, advising on matters involving the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, Internal Revenue Code, and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. She plays a key role in her clients
Full Story Global law firm Reed Smith today announced that it has advised Moody’s Corporation on its acquisition of ABS SuiteTM, a platform used by issuers and trustees for the administration of asset-backed and mortgage-backed securities programs, from Deloitte & Touche LLP.
Full Story Dykema, a leading national law firm, mentioned today the appointment of Michael Carey and Mark Malven to lead the firm’s Mobility and Advanced Transportation Team. Both members of Dykema’s Automotive Industry Group, each attorney has several years of automotive practice in different disciplines; Carey as a litigator and Malven as a transactional attorney.
Full Story George is part of a two-partner team joining Skadden in London, together with Simon Toms, who is expected to begin in 2020. Prior to joining Skadden, Mr. Knighton and Mr. Toms both spent their careers at another highly regarded global law firm.
Full Story A. William Urquhart – whose vision, bonhomie and flair for recruiting fueled the growth of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP from a firm of 15 into a global litigation juggernaut – has passed away, the firm announced today.
Full Story Munger, Tolles & Olson announced on Oct. 7, 2019 that its chief financial officer Kevin Posterro has been named chief operating officer. Working closely with the firm’s leadership, Mr. Posterro will be overseeing the day-to-day operations and support the firm’s strategic objectives.
Full Story Skadden secured the dismissal of a $660 million derivative claim brought against Spectra Energy Partners (SEP) relating to its 2015 “reverse dropdown” transaction as well as Enbridge Inc.'s purchase of all of SEP’s common units in a roll-up transaction.
Full Story Sidley recently represented Simon Property Group, L.P., the operating partnership of Simon Property Group, Inc. (NYSE: SPG), in its $3.5 billion public offering of 2.000% notes (due 2024), 2.450% notes (due 2029) and 3.250% notes (due 2049). Simon Property Group, Inc. who owns, develops and manages premier shopping, dining, entertainment and mixed-use destinations and is one of the largest real estate investment trust (REIT) in the world. This is the first time that a real estate company issued
Full Story Simpson Thacher represented the underwriters, J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Goldman Sachs & Co LLC and Cowen and Company, LLC, in connection with the initial public offering by Frequency Therapeutics, Inc. (“Frequency”) of 6,000,000 shares of its common stock, which raised approx $84 million in gross proceeds. The initial public offering closed on October 7, 2019.
Full Story King has extensive experience in several types of real estate financing transactions involving domestic and foreign financial institutions, including investment banks, commercial banks, private equity funds and insurance companies. These transactions include the origination of fixed and floating rate loans, mezzanine loans and other financing structures intended for securitization, full or partial syndication and balance sheet. He also has experience in the acquisition, syndication and dispositi
Full Story Goulston & Storrs, an Am Law 200 firm, is excited to announce the addition of two attorneys in its New York office as part of the firm’s ongoing strategic expansion in the region. Insung Kim has joined the firm as an associate in its Tax Group and Zachary Perron has joined as an associate in the firm’s Real Estate Group.
Full Story – Snell & Wilmer is excited to announce that Anna Adams has joined the Denver office as an associate in the Commercial Litigation group.
Full Story Cozen O’Connor has announced today that attorneys Christopher M. Sweeney and Alexandra E. Busch have joined its Washington D.C. Construction Law practice, bringing to four the number of lawyers who have joined the fast-growing practice in just the past two weeks. With substantial industry experience and contacts throughout the mid-Atlantic region, Sweeney and Busch further enhance Cozen O’Connor’s ability to tap Washington D.C.’s lucrative commercial and multifamily construction market, which is
Full Story Bond, Schoeneck & King is pleased to announce that Brian J. Butler has been named managing member of its Syracuse office along with Colin M. Leonard as deputy managing member. Butler and Leonard are the one first to hold these positions in the firm’s founding office. They will work closely with the firm’s management committee, department heads and chief operating officer in their new roles.
Full Story The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP announced that the following attorneys have been named partners, effective October 1, 2019:
Full Story Shearman & Sterling is excited to announce that Thomas Philippe has joined the firm as a Mergers & Acquisitions partner in Paris. Thomas specializes in private equity, advising financial sponsors on all aspects of their investment activities as well as their portfolio companies. He is particularly experienced in leveraged buyout transactions.
Full Story Baker McKenzie has added two new partners focusing on FDA regulatory and biopharmaceutical compliance matters to the Washington, D.C. office. Veleka and Khelin were formerly with McDermott, Will & Emery, where Veleka was co-leader of the FDA practice. Veleka will serve as the Chair of the North America FDA Practice Group at Baker McKenzie.
Full Story Gibbons P.C. is pleased to announce that nine new associates have joined the firm, bringing diverse talent and experience that further enhances the service that Gibbons delivers to clients. Their practices will span three of the firm’s legal departments, as well as the Gibbons Fellowship, and all will be resident in the firm’s Newark office.
Full Story Shields has been a trial attorney for more than 20 years. She focuses her practice in the area of civil litigation defending complex cases in the areas of professional negligence, products liability, premises liability, sexual abuse, and general commercial liability. She has represented physicians and health care providers in nearly every medical specialty and has tried numerous medical malpractice cases to verdict.
Full Story Adam Alexander is an attorney in Ice Miller’s Litigation Practice. He earned his juris doctor from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law. Adam worked with capital defendants in Northwestern’s Bluhm Legal Clinic. He also clerked for the Solicitor General Division of the Indiana Attorney General’s Office, where he reviewed requests to file amicus curiae briefs in the U.S. Supreme Court, participated in moot courts with the Solicitor General and prepped briefs for the Seventh Circuit and Indiana Supr
Full Story Long ago in a galaxy far away, a law school graduate would join a law firm as an associate and, if things progressed as planned,in time would make junior partner, then make senior partner and would hopefully enjoy a long career at the same law firm.
Full Story Porter Wright would like to welcome Andy Weitz to its Pittsburgh office. Andy is an associate in the Corporate Department. He advises clients on matters involving mergers and acquisitions, securities, and tax.In addition Andy also works with our Entrepreneurship & Startups Practice Group to help clients successfully grow and sell their businesses.
Full Story Latham & Watkins LLP advised CVC Capital Partners (CVC) funds on their acquisition of a minority stake in ironSource, a leading mobile Israeli based marketing company which, for more than US$400 million. The investment will strengthen ironSource as it continues to grow in the mobile advertising and mobile gaming technology markets.
Full Story As part of our Minds Over Matters project, Law.com reporter Dylan Jackson focuses on legal professionals, which include marketing directors, business developers and law firm administrators, often feel under-appreciated and misunderstood at work.
Full Story In his third lateral change in seven years, Engle joined Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney on Monday.
Full Story After almost 16 years at McDermott Will & Emery, litigator Charles Weir has left the firm to go join Manatt, Phelps & Phillips.
Full Story Derek Crownover, chair of Dickinson Wright’s entertainment law practice group, is taking a group of attorneys with him to the Loeb & Loeb’s Nashville office.
Full Story Matthew Hurlock has worked with some the biggest players in private equity. He's said that he anticipates many, but perhaps not all, of his existing client base to come with him in the move.
Full Story Morrison & Foerster is preparing to shut its Northern Virginia office and merge it with its Washington, D.C., location when the firm relocates its D.C. office next year.
Full Story The national firm of Quarles & Brady LLP today announced that the following attorneys have been named partners, effective October 1, 2019:
Full Story Rossana Arteaga-Gomez has has been welcomed to AXS Law Group in Miami as a partner. Arteaga-Gomez’s practice focuses on civil litigation and criminal defense. Edgard Cespedes, Levi Glick, Stacy Mateu, Sean Rolland and Alina Yaniz have joined Hinshaw & Culbertson in Coral Gables as associates.
Full Story In a closely-watched contract row arising out of one of the nation’s largest car dealer frauds, a unanimous jury in a federal court in Lubbock, Texas returned a $53,759,450.96 verdict for firm client Ford Motor Credit Company, LLC.
Full Story Simpson Thacher represented the underwriters, led by J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and U.S. Bancorp Investments, Inc., in connection with an offering by Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) of $550 million aggregate principal amount of 2.125% Series DD Notes due 2022. The notes were sold in a registered public offering, which closed on October 3, 2019.
Full Story Cahill represented the underwriters in connection with a public offering of $600,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 4.250% senior notes due 2028 for CDW LLC, a provider of integrated information technology. Proceeds from the offering were used for refinancing existing indebtedness and corporate purposes.
Full Story DLA Piper represented Camden Partners in its investment in RedPoint Global, a top provider of customer data platform (CDP) and customer engagement tech. Camden led the US$13.5 million round which includes participation of existing and new investors. The funds will be used towards fuel continued geographic expansion and deepen strategic partnerships.
Full Story Mintz represented biotechnology company Viela Bio, Inc. in its initial public offering of 7.9 million shares of its common stock, which was priced at $19 per share. On October 3, Viela Bio started trading on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol “VIE.” The offering is looking to close on October 7, 2019, subject to customary closing conditions.
Full Story Lateral Link, along with their sister divisions Cadence Counsel and Bridgeline Solutions, is proud to announce five new hires. Please welcome Jaclyn Genchi, J’lene Mortimer, Susan Agopian, Naomi Kaplan, and Stephanie Ruiter to our team!
Full Story Jones Day guided Portobello Fondo III, FC de Regimen Simplificado in the sale of the total of its shares in Sildoscain Spain, S.L., (Centauro), which represents 80 percent of the share capital, to the Spanish company Mutua Madrileña.
Full Story Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP represented CNS Network and Hassman Research Institute in a strategic merger to combine Apex Innovative Sciences, Inc., an independent operator of clinical trial sites, focused on complex clinical trial studies for central nervous system indications. In the three-company M&A transaction, Apex acquired Clinical Trial Centers Alliance, which coordinates clinical trial site studies for sponsors and clinical research organizations. Bison Capital Partners V, LP,
Full Story The U.S. economy added 136,000 jobs in September, extending gains while still falling below some economists’ expectations. The news was gloomier for the legal industry, which contracted by 0.9% between August and September, losing 900 jobs, the Bureau of Labor Statistics' found.
Full Story Houston's Hess Midstream Partners announced an agreement on Friday to acquire Hess Infrastructure Partners in a deal that is valued at $6.2 billion.
Full Story Lowenstein Sandler LLP represented Food52, the premier kitchen and home brand, in closing an $83 million investment by TCG Capital Management (“TCG”), an affiliate of The Chernin Group, LLC, to finance Food52’s ongoing growth and expansion.
Full Story Jeffrey Ostrager's arrival at Venable as partner in the Corporate Practice in the New York office has been featured in General Counsel News, Attorney at Law Magazine, and New York CityBizList on October 1, 2019.
Full Story Profiles in Diversity Journal has named Robins Kaplan LLP partners Melissa D’Alelio and Denise Rahne to its 2019 Women Worth Watching list, which recognizes women pioneers around the globe who are making a difference in their workplaces and communities.
Full Story Miller Canfield is extremely pleased to announce that it has been named on Forbes Magazine's inaugural list of America's Top Corporate Law Firms in 2019.
Full Story Global law firm K&L Gates has guided Evoqua Water Technologies (NYSE: AQUA) on an agreement to divest its Memcor® membrane product line to DuPont Safety & Construction.
Full Story Winston & Strawn LLP is excited to announce the addition of four partners to its Transactions Department in the Paris office. The group brings significant experience in the areas of cross-border M&A, private equity, banking, leveraged and project finance, tax, and restructuring to the firm.
Full Story Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton has announced today that partner John Jett has been elected president of the Federal Bar Association’s Atlanta Chapter. The one-year term will be effective October 1, 2019.
Full Story Ropes & Gray has advised BidFair on all the financing-related to certain elements of its $3.7 billion acquisition of Sotheby’s which completed yesterday.
Full Story McDermott Will & Emery, a leading international firm, announced that eight new partners have joined the newly-created Insurance Transactions and Regulation Group.
Full Story Baker McKenzie has been involved in the structuring, financing and acquisition by a professional real estate investment fund (OPPCI) held by leading South-Korean investors, represented by Etoile Properties, of a 49% stake in the company holding the Egho tower. The total of the transaction was EUR 365 million, based on a total asset value of EUR 745 million excluding duties.
Full Story The top 10 European buyouts and top 10 sales had a total value of more than €75 billion, according to newly sourced data.
Full Story Dentons HPRP has successfully assisted PT Industri Kereta Api (Persero) (“INKA”), the Indonesian state-owned integrated rolling stock manufacturer, in its cooperation with the globes leading manufacturer in the rack-and-pinion rail vehicle industry, Stadler Rail AG (“Stadler”). After intensive negotiations, the two companies signed a Joint Venture Agreement (“JVA”) at Stadler’s headquarters in Bussnang, Eastern Switzerland, on 20 September 2019 and agreed to establish a Joint Venture Company in
Full Story In an industry that’s in the middle of a major disruption, law students are demanding that schools prepare them not just for the rapidly changing job market, but for new ways of practicing law.
Full Story A cross-border team from global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright has given Sumitomo Chemical Company Limited advice on its agreement to purchase Nufarm Limited’s crop protection business in Brazil, Argentina, Colombia and Chile.
Full Story Davis Polk is advising Taboola in connection with its merger with Outbrain, Inc. The merger is subject to customary closing conditions. Under the terms of the merger agreement, Outbrain shareholders will receive shares representing 30% of the combined company plus $250 million of cash.
Full Story The litigation focuses on allegations that the defendants failed to properly warn about the dangers of the filter devices, which were built to prevent blood clots, but can allegedly migrate or fracture in patients' bodies, causing perforations.
Full Story Rattler Midstream LP, a subsidiary of Diamondback Energy, Inc., and Oryx Midstream, a portfolio company of Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners, announced today that their newly formed joint venture entity has entered into a definitive acquisition and sale agreement for Reliance Gathering, LLC for $355 million in cash, subject to certain adjustments under the purchase and sale agreement. A team from Akin Gump advised Rattler in the transaction, which is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 20
Full Story Cahill represented the principal purchasers in connection with a Rule 144A offering of $300,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 5.75% senior notes due 2028 for Installed Building Products, Inc., an installation contractor. Proceeds from the offering were used for general corporate purposes and refinancing existing indebtedness.
Full Story Fenwick & West represented Playable Worlds, an online game company made to change the way immersive worlds work, in its $2.7M seed funding.
Full Story Jerry Rios, a products liability and transportation defense lawyer who practiced in Texas for more than 30 years, was attracted to Husch Blackwell's commitment to the state.
Full Story Global law firm White & Case LLP has advised Medicover Holding S.A. and Medicover AB on its debut Schuldschein transaction which consists of several tranches with different profiles.
Full Story The Firm represented BTG Pactual US Capital, LLC and Itau BBA USA Securities, Inc. as agents in connection with a follow-on offering of 27,000,000 common shares by EZ TEC Empreendimentos e Participações S.A. (“EZTEC”) in an aggregate amount of R$938.6 million (approximately US$225 million). The common shares were offered to certain institutional investors in Brazil, to qualified institutional buyers in the United States under Rule 144A, and to non-U.S. persons in reliance on Regulation S. The sh
Full Story Michelle Ann Gitlitz has joined Crowell & Moring’s New York office to lead its global Blockchain and Digital Assets practice. Her addition strengthens the firm’s ability to counsel clients, both emerging and established businesses, on the legal and regulatory issues that arise when clients invest in and incorporate blockchain tech and digital assets into their businesses.
Full Story The Law Firm is representing Blackstone in connection with its acquisition of Colony Industrial, the industrial real estate assets and affiliated industrial operating platform of Colony Capital, for an aggregate purchase price of $5.9 billion.
Full Story Hogan Lovells global head of private equity Tom Whelan has resigned from the law firm and is set to join McDermott Will & Emery.
Full Story Fenwick & West represented Knowable—an audio-first learning platform and archives of original audio courses—in its seed financing.
Full Story Barnes & Thornburg has joined forces with sports industry veterans, E.T. “Skip” Prince and Steve Pederson, to unveil a new University and Professional Athletics practice. Joining the firm’s experienced athletics industry attorneys, Prince and Pederson bring decades of experience overseeing, managing, and advising to collegiate athletic departments and conferences, professional teams and leagues, and leading sports-industry service providers.
Full Story Tanya L. Greene has joined McGuireWoods’ Complex Commercial Litigation Department as a partner in downtown Los Angeles, bringing extensive experience leading business litigation is important for Fortune 100 clients in heavily regulated industries, that include finance, technology, aerospace and petroleum.
Full Story Baker McKenzie guided Mithra Pharmaceuticals SA on its license and supply agreement with Mayne Pharma Group Limited for an exclusive license to commercialize Estelle® in the U.S. Estelle® is Mithra’s novel put together oral contraceptive product candidate. Mithra is a Belgium-based company, specialized in women’s health, and listed on Euronext Brussels. Mayne Pharma is specialty pharmaceutical company listed on the Australian Securities Exchange.
Full Story Gibbons P.C. is excited to announce the arrival of Cassandra J. Neugold, who joins the firm’s Newark office as an associate in Employment & Labor Law Department.
Full Story Paul Hastings LLP, a top global law firm, announced today that the firm’s growth in Europe is continuing with the addition to the Paris office of Charles Cardon, a corporate partner with a focus on takeovers, M&A, private equity, and capital markets transactions, from Dechert.
Full Story The globes highest-grossing law firm has promoted what it says is its largest-ever class of new partners: 141 in one go.
Full Story Former Jones Day real estate partner David Roberts has joined Wedlake Bell, several months after he exited the U.S. firm after an investigation into his behavior.
Full Story Leading global law firm Baker McKenzie continues to quickly grow its transactional practice in London with the hire of leading Corporate Finance partner Nick Bryans at the beginning of November. Nick joins from Ashurst and his hire will enhance and build on the Firm's strategy to grow its transactional practices in its key global centers.
Full Story Fenwick & West advised Relativity Space, the company building the world’s first autonomous rocket factory and launch services for satellites, in its $140 million Series C funding round led by Bond and Tribe Capital.
Full Story Barnes & Thornburg has formed a new university and professional athletics practice group led by of counsel Ellis T. “Skip” Prince and sports management adviser Steve Pederson, both new additions to the firm.
Full Story Milbank LLP has earned a significant victory before the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on behalf of Primero Mining Corp. in a putative securities class action brought by investors related to the Canadian company’s disclosures regarding its Mexican subsidiary Primero Empresa Minera, S.A. de C.V. (“PEM”).
Full Story While Katten Muchin Rosenman pares down its presence in the environmental law practice, Baker Botts is doubling down in the space, looking to fill in the intersection between environmental litigation and white-collar matters.
Full Story Austin lawyer Phil Durst, who gave the gift of laughter to countless appellate lawyers and law students with his hilarious legal teaching, died Tuesday after battling health problems in recent months. He was 63.
Full Story Cryptocurrency firm Blockchain has hired former BlackRock Inc. and Goldman Sachs Group Inc. executive and in-house leader Howard Surloff as GC.
Full Story Husch Blackwell is proud to announce that litigators Brian Hembd and Elizabeth Garcia have joined Husch Blackwell’s Phoenix office as associates in the firm’s Financial Services & Capital Markets group.
Full Story Two former New York officials have joined the Government Law & Policy Practice group at global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP. The firm named highly sought-after lobbyist and former New York State Assemblyman Jonathan L. Bing as a shareholder in the New York and Albany offices. India L. Sneed, a former Mayoral Initiative Deputy Executive Director joins as an associate in New York. Sneed is a former Kings County Assistant District Attorney.
Full Story The Firm is advising affiliates of Centerbridge Partners, L.P. (“Centerbridge”), and Great Wolf Resorts, Inc. (“Great Wolf”), a portfolio company affiliated with Centerbridge, in connection with the sale by the current equity holders of a 65% controlling interest in Great Wolf to an affiliate of Blackstone Real Estate Partners IX, L.P. (“Blackstone”). As part of the transaction, Blackstone and Centerbridge will form a new $2.9 billion joint venture to own Great Wolf.
Full Story Fenwick & West advised Percipient.ai, a leading artificial intelligence, machine learning and computer vision firm focused on intelligence and national security missions, in its Series B financing.
Full Story Buchanan shareholder Jennifer Minter, who is part of the Firm’s Corporate section, was recently quoted in a Pittsburgh Business Times piece about the death of Jack Roseman—a Pittsburgh-based tech entrepreneur, inventor, and educator—at 88 years old. In the article, Jennifer discusses Roseman’s dedication to the local start-up community.
Full Story Morgan Lewis represented Proteon Therapeutics Inc. in its reverse merger agreement with ArTara Therapeutics Inc. Under the agreement, a wholly owned subsidiary of Proteon will merge with ArTara in an all-stock transaction.
Full Story CMS consultant and former partner Ashley Smith has joined defined benefits pension business Clara-Pensions as its general counsel.
Full Story Global law firm White & Case LLP has represented Cdiscount on the creation of the International Marketplace Network, the first alliance of European e-commerce platforms.
Full Story Global firm Goodwin announced today the opening of a new office in Luxembourg. Together with Goodwin’s existing London-based Luxembourg desk, the new office will serve as a single solution for the firm’s global clients raising and deploying capital in Europe.
Full Story Paul Hastings LLP, a leading global firm, announced today that it has advised Keensight Capital in connection with the LBO of Geodesial group.
Full Story Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow has represented the arrangers DBS Bank Ltd., Mizuho Bank Ltd., and MUFG Bank Ltd. in Fullerton India Credit Company Limited's ("Fullerton India") first external commercial borrowing (ECB) loan for USD250 million.
Full Story Gapwaves has resolved to carry out a directed new share issue of 2,500,000 class B shares to Swedish and international institutional investors, raising proceeds of around SEK 74 million before transaction costs.
Full Story U.S. firm Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe has recruited two senior arbitration attorneys from rival Jones Day to its Paris base.
Full Story Baker Botts, L.L.P., a leading international energy and technology law firm, mentioned today the addition of a prominent group of environmental, health and safety (EHS) crisis response lawyers. Steve Solow, Nadira Clarke, Lily Chinn, Greg Dillard, Natalia Sorgente, Anne Carpenter, Scott Elliott, Matthew Baker and Danny Worrell have joined the firm as partners in the Litigation Department’s Environmental Section and White Collar Defense and Corporate Investigations practice group, residing in Bak
Full Story Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, a multidisciplinary, integrated professional services firm, announced today that prominent litigator Charles Weir has joined as a partner in its Los Angeles office. They bring almost two decades of healthcare and cross-industry experience to the firm’s nationally recognized litigation and healthcare practices, Weir represents clients on a broad range of complex business litigation and internal investigations.
Full Story Venable LLP is happy to announce that Jeffrey N. Ostrager has joined the firm as a partner in the Corporate Practice Group in New York. Mr. Ostrager is an experienced business attorney who focuses on corporate, securities, and transactional matters.
Full Story Kirkland & Ellis advised HKW, a middle-market private equity firm focused on growth-oriented companies, on the final closing of HKW Capital Partners V with total commitments of $365 million, exceeding its original $350 million target.
Full Story Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney announces the addition of Michael J. Engle, shareholder and Ashley E. Shapiro, counsel, to the firm’s Philadelphia location. Engle is also named the firm’s chair of the White Collar Defense, Compliance & Investigations practice group.
Full Story Shearman & Sterling represented Joh. Berenberg, Gossler & Co. KG (Berenberg) on the financing of the acquisition of Novopress KG by ZHG Zangen Holding GmbH, which represents the family of Wilhelm Zangen, the founder of Novopress. The seller is Deutsche Beteiligungs AG. The financial terms of the transaction are undisclosed.
Full Story Barclay Damon announces Andrew Coughlin, associate, has joined the firm. Coughlin is based in the Syracuse location.
Full Story Spencer Fane LLP is proud to announce Elizabeth O’Brien Felker has joined the firm as a Business Transactions associate in the firm’s St. Louis office.
Full Story Simpson Thacher advised the underwriters, led by BofA Securities, Inc., Citigroup Global Markets Inc., J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, in connection with the registered offering by Broadcom Inc. (NASDAQ: AVGO) of 3,737,500 shares of 8% Mandatory Convertible Preferred Stock (including the underwriters’ full exercise of their over-allotment option) at an initial liquidation preference of $1,000 per share. Broadcom Inc. plans to use the net proceeds to repay a portion of th
Full Story Bracewell LLP advised Evercore, financial advisor to the Conflicts Committee of the Board of Directors of Teekay Offshore GP L.L.C., the general partner of Teekay Offshore Partners L.P. (NYSE: TOO), regarding a definitive agreement and plan of merger with Brookfield Business Partners L.P. and certain of its affiliates and institutional partners (collectively, the Brookfield Consortium). The Brookfield Consortium will acquire by merger all of the outstanding publicly held common units representin
Full Story Littler, the world’s biggest employment and labor law practice representing management, has appointed Craig M. Borowski as office managing shareholder (OMS) of the firm’s Indianapolis office. Borowski succeeds Alan L. McLaughlin, who has stepped down from the role and will continue to serve as OMS of Littler’s Denver office while maintaining his active practice in both regions.
Full Story Haynes and Boone, LLP Partner Eli Columbus is leading a team of attorneys and professionals representing Contango Oil & Gas Company, which has entered into an agreement to acquire the assets of White Star Petroleum LLC and certain affiliates as a part of the White Star Chapter 11 bankruptcy 363 sales process.
Full Story Jessica Adkins, former chair of Bracewell's power projects practice group jumped to Sidley Austin in Houston, while Ron Erlichman joined in New York.
Full Story Orrick announced today that veteran trial attorney Jeff Coopersmith has joined us as a partner in our Seattle office. Jeff joins from Davis Wright Tremaine, along with a team that includes Steve Cazares in Los Angeles and Amanda McDowell in Seattle.
Full Story Dentons has continued its hiring spree in Europe, recruiting Loredana Chitu from Allen & Overy as a partner in its location in Bucharest, Romania.
Full Story Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP continues its expansion with the addition of Craig Y. Lee as a partner in its competition and consumer protection practice group. Based in Washington, Lee will head the firm’s cartel and antitrust investigations team.
Full Story Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP acted as counsel to the remarketing agents in association with the remarketing of $100,500,000 aggregate principal amount of Ohio Air Quality Development Authority – State of Ohio – Air Quality Revenue Bonds (American Electric Power Company Project), Series 2007A and Series 2007B and of $139,450,000 aggregate principal amount of Ohio Air Quality Development Authority – State of Ohio – Air Quality Revenue Refunding Bonds (American Electric Power Company Project), Series 2
Full Story Greenberg Traurig Miami shareholders Drew Altman and Jaret Davis, who have been advising Watsco for over a decade, closed the deal.
Full Story Philadelphia-based litigation law firm Rawle & Henderson has opened three new offices along the East Coast, absorbing New York-based boutique Spiegel Leffler.
Full Story After a major financial boost, McGuireWoods is looking outside the legal industry to further fortify and diversify its management, hiring professional services veteran Richard Davis as its new chief operating officer.
Full Story GrayRobinson, P.A. announced today that the following lawyers have joined the firm as associates: Sydney Feldman and Falyn Skinner.
Full Story Mueller, who left Wilmer to take on the special counsel role, can now return to defending the sort of government investigations he ran for the last several months. Technically, I suppose the Ukraine facts don’t overlap with the Russia investigation — maybe he can represent some of his old DOJ bosses when that hits the fan in a couple of years.
Full Story Reed Smith London restructuring partner Charlotte Moller, who is currently acting on the standout mandate of the collapse of Thomas Cook, has left the firm to join U.S. rival Brown Rudnick.
Full Story Kramer Levin is proud to announce the election of Hannah Lee, Claudia Pak, Rachael Ringer and Josh Winefsky to partner positions in the firm.
Full Story Barnes & Thornburg has added Stanley E. Heyman as a partner in the law firm’s Corporate Department in the Los Angeles office. Heyman concentrates his practice in federal, state and local tax planning, estate planning, tax controversy matters, and probate, estate and trust administration.
Full Story Linklaters has hired public law specialist Pierre Guillot as a partner in its Paris location. Guillot joins from France’s treasury.
Full Story Listed law firm Keystone Law has grown its top line and profits before tax by 15% apiece, its financial results for the six months ended July 2019 show.
Full Story DWF has hired two new partners from international firms to its new Warsaw office, including a local practice head from Eversheds Sutherland.
Full Story Dentons is happy to announce the promotion of Dentons Myanmar Resident Lawyer, Quek Ling Yi, to Partner, with effect from 1 October 2019.
Full Story Debevoise & Plimpton LLP announced that Sidney Levinson has joined the firm’s New York location as a partner in its Restructuring Group.
Full Story Clyde & Co has appointed a new chief executive officer to take over from longstanding incumbant Peter Hasson, who has led the law firm since 2005.
Full Story Global firm Dentons has strengthened its Tax practice with the appointment of Joyce Zijlstra as a partner in the Amsterdam office. She will focus on developing Dentons’ indirect tax offering in the Netherlands.
Full Story Houston-based David Peterman and Ned Crady are taking their transactional and project finance practices to a rival.
Full Story Paul Hastings LLP, a leading global law firm, announced today that energy-focused transactional partners Ned Crady (right) and David Peterman (left) have joined the firm as partners, based in the Houston office. Their arrival adds to the power of the firm’s leading M&A, capital markets, finance and private equity capabilities in Houston and adds to a steady stream of corporate partner additions across the firm’s global platform.
Full Story Global firm Goodwin announced today that 33 lawyers have been elected to the firm’s partnership, effective immediately.
Full Story International firm Sullivan & Worcester LLP announced today that Domenick Pugliese has joined the firm’s Investment Management Group as a partner in the New York City office. Pugliese’s colleague, Rachael L. Schwartz, is joining Sullivan as Counsel.
Full Story Stinson LLP is excited to announce that Heather Esau Zerger has joined the law firm as a partner in our Wichita office.
Full Story Michael Best is proud to announce it has expanded the firm’s Raleigh presence with the acquisition of Felton Banks PLLC and the addition of Bernard Brown, previously a senior associate with Brinks Gilson & Lione. The Felton Banks group includes founding partners Ashley Felton and Adam Banks. All three join as Senior Counsel.
Full Story Peloton's stock opened at $27 on Thursday with a total value of $7.7 billion.
Full Story Katten Muchin Rosenman will close its locations in Austin and the San Francisco Bay Area, with the pending departure of nine environmental and workplace safety partners from four cities.
Full Story Stinson LLP served as legal advisor to Kansas City-based private equity firm Great Range Capital (GRC) in its sale of HeartLand, LLC, a GRC portfolio company and commercial landscape management firm, to Sterling Investment Partners (SIP) based in Connecticut. SIP made a majority equity investment in HeartLand, in agreement with management.
Full Story Stoel Rives LLP is pleased to announce that energy development attorney Bo Harvey has joined the firm in its San Diego office. Harvey brings to the firm eight years of experience in several areas that will strengthen the Energy Development group’s ability to assist its energy and utility clients.
Full Story Milbank LLP announced today that partners Deborah Conrad and Michael Duff have been named the new Managing Partners of the firm’s Los Angeles location. Partner Mark Scarsi, who is a nominee to be a United States Judge of the United States District Court for the Central District of California, and partner Paul Aronzon previously co-managed the office.
Full Story Willkie advised Colony Capital in the transaction, which markets a significant step for Colony as it implements its plan to focus on digital real estate and infrastructure.
Full Story Shearman & Sterling represented Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets on its acquisition of Farnborough Airport via Macquarie European Infrastructure Fund 6. Farnborough Airport is the only dedicated business aviation airport in the United Kingdom. This is the second major European airport transaction on which Shearman & Sterling has advised Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets on in 2019 (in March, Shearman & Sterling advised Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets via Macquarie Europea
Full Story The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia granted a preliminary injunction blocking the federal government’s new rule that sought to expand fast-track deportations without legal process such as a court hearing or access to a lawyer. The expanded expedited removal rule was announced on July 23 and was scheduled to go into effect as soon as September 27. It targeted immigrants nationwide who cannot prove they have been in the U.S. continuously for two years or more. Previously, the expe
Full Story Cravath advised the underwriters, led by J.P. Morgan Securities, Citigroup, Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, Morgan Stanley, BofA Merrill Lynch, BNP PARIBAS and Evercore ISI, in connection with the $2.84 billion secondary offering of class A common stock of Baker Hughes, a GE company. Baker Hughes is a fullstream oilfield technology provider that has a unique mix of integrated oilfield products, services and digital solutions.
Full Story Cravath is advising eight “juvenile lifers”—individuals sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole after committing homicide offenses in New York when under 18 years of age—in a class action suit against the Commissioners of the New York Board of Parole. The suit claims the Parole Board violates the class members’ constitutional rights by making parole determinations that are not based on “demonstrated maturity and rehabilitation,” as is legally required for juvenile lifers.
Full Story Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP is proud to announce that Thomas A. Cotter has rejoined the firm in its Toledo office as part of the Tax & Benefits and Trusts & Estates practice groups, bringing with him more than three decades of experience.
Full Story Debevoise is representing Clayton, Dubilier & Rice (“CD&R”) and Brand Industrial Services (“BrandSafway” or “Company”), which announced a definitive agreement with Brookfield Business Partners L.P. (NYSE:BBU) (TSX:BBU.UN) ("Brookfield"), for Brookfield to acquire half of CD&R’s ownership interest in BrandSafway. As a result of the investment, Brookfield and funds managed by CD&R will each own approximately 45% of the Company. BrandSafway management will continue to own a minority interest in the
Full Story Michael Speaker, who is based in Los Angeles and began his role earlier this month, oversees City National Bank’s corporate and administrative practice group.
Full Story Chicago lawyer Bill Quinlan is expanding his small firm to Silicon Valley, betting on future tech clients and on a burgeoning practice representing online video gamers.
Full Story Davis Polk represented the underwriters in connection with an SEC-registered offering by AbbVie Inc. of €1.4 billion aggregate principal amount of senior notes in two series, consisting of €750 million aggregate principal amount of 0.750% senior notes due 2027 and €650 million aggregate principal amount of 1.250% senior notes due 2031. AbbVie intends to use the net proceeds from the offerings to repay its 0.375% senior notes due 2019 and/or for general corporate purposes.
Full Story Davis Polk representing the underwriters in connection with an SEC-registered offering of $1 billion aggregate principal amount of 2.200% notes due 2022, $1.25 billion aggregate principal amount of 2.400% notes due 2024, $1.25 billion aggregate principal amount of 2.650% notes due 2026 and $1.5 billion aggregate principal amount of 2.850% notes due 2029 by PayPal Holdings, Inc.
Full Story Faegre Baker Daniels is representing Anthem in the company’s acquisition of WellCare’s Missouri and Nebraska Medicaid plans, an outgrowth of the pending Centene-WellCare transaction.
Full Story Cooley represented Axiom, the global leader in specialized on-demand legal talent, on its significant investment from an affiliate of private equity firm Permira. Partners Steve Tonsfeldt, Eric Jensen and David Silverman led the Cooley team advising Axiom.
Full Story HFW has grown its aviation finance practice with the addition of a senior lawyer from a major aircraft leasing company, in its latest hire.
Full Story Global firm Norton Rose Fulbright has advised a consortium of development finance institutions, comprised of Proparco, IFU and Finnfund, on their US$21 million equity investment into African Edu Holdings (AEH).
Full Story Dentons has continued to strengthen its Corporate practice in London with the hire of M&A and private equity specialist Paul Doris. Paul was most recently a partner in Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe's London office.
Full Story The Firm is advising Blackstone in connection with the acquisition of five Greek hotel businesses from the Louis Group, one of the leading hotel groups in the Mediterranean, at an agreed property value of €178.6 million.
Full Story Milbank LLP acted as the sole international counsel for the joint lead managers in connection with two Association of Southeast Asian Nations (“ASEAN”) green bond issuances by Bank of Philippine Islands (“BPI”), with a combined value of around US$405 million.
Full Story Global law firm DLA Piper has represented Vince Group UK Ltd (Vince), a subsidiary of Vince LLC, the New York based global luxury apparel and accessories brand, on the acquisition of leasehold premises in London.
Full Story Husch Blackwell is proud to announce that veteran litigator Jerry L. Rios has joined the firm’s Houston office as a partner. The addition of Rios continues a recent surge of new arrivals for the firm in the Texas legal market and particularly in Houston. Since March 2018, Husch Blackwell has added 14 attorneys in its Houston office.
Full Story Simpson Thacher advised BRF S.A. (“BRF”) in connection with its offering of US$750 million aggregate principal amount of 4.875% Senior Notes due 2030 pursuant to Rule 144A and Regulation S under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended. BRF intends to use substantially all of the net proceeds of the offering to repay outstanding indebtedness, with the remainder for general corporate purposes.
Full Story Cravath advised the initial purchasers, led by Barclays, Citigroup, Crédit Agricole CIB, Danske Bank, HSBC and NatWest Markets, in connection with the €750 million Regulation S senior notes offering of Smurfit Kappa Treasury Unlimited Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Smurfit Kappa Group plc, one of the world’s largest integrated manufacturers of paper-based packaging products. The notes were listed on the Irish Stock Exchange.
Full Story Swedish Orphan Biovitrum AB (publ) (“Sobi”), an international biopharmaceutical company that provides access to innovative therapies for people affected by rare diseases, announced a definitive agreement to acquire Dova Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (“Dova”), maker of Doptelet, used for the treatment of thrombocytopenia. The transaction is valued at up $915 million on a fully diluted basis. Cravath is advising Sobi in connection with the transaction.
Full Story Dentons is proud to announce that Tim Haney, Partner in the Firm’s Mergers and Acquisitions, Securities and Corporate Finance group, has been appointed as the new Managing Partner of the Firm’s Calgary office.
Full Story Hogan Lovells is pleased to announce that the International Bar Association (IBA) has appointed Partner Samaa Haridi as 2020 Senior Vice-Chair of the Arbitration Committee during its Annual Meeting in Seoul. Ms. Haridi will become Co-Chair of the IBA Arbitration Committee in 2021-2022.
Full Story Cravath advised Occidental Petroleum Corporation in connection with its $11.8 billion debt exchange offer. Occidental Petroleum Corporation is an international oil and gas exploration and production company. This exchange offer was made in connection with Occidental Petroleum Corporation’s acquisition of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation.
Full Story Cravath advised the underwriters, led by HSBC, J.P. Morgan Securities and Mizuho Securities, in connection with the $1.5 billion registered floating and fixed rate notes offering of Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company, an industry leading technology company.
Full Story Cravath advised the underwriters, led by J.P. Morgan Securities, RBC Capital Markets and Stephens Inc., in connection with the $500 million registered high‑yield senior notes offering of Murphy Oil USA, Inc., a leading retailer of gasoline and convenience merchandise. The notes will be guaranteed on a senior unsecured basis by Murphy USA Inc. (Murphy USA) and by certain of Murphy USA’s domestic subsidiaries.
Full Story Stinson LLP advised Platte County Bancshares, Inc. and Platte Valley Bank of Missouri in the pending sale to Central Bancompany, Inc. and Central Bank of the Midwest, based in Lee's Summit. The acquisition of Platte County Bancshares was announced on September 25, pending regulatory and shareholder approval, and is expected to close later this year.
Full Story Stinson LLP advised Beartooth Financial Corporation, the holding company for Beartooth Bank, in a purchase transaction where American Bancor Ltd., the holding company for American Bank Center and United Community Bank, has agreed, pending regulatory approvals and other closing conditions, to acquire Beartooth Financial. Headquartered in Billings, Montana, Beartooth is a locally owned community bank with approximately $46 million in assets.
Full Story Erik Belenky, a mergers and acquisitions attorney, has joined King & Spalding as a partner from Jones Day.