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Full Story L&E partner Geri Haight rejoins Mintz in Boston.
Full Story Kirkland & Ellis advised Ares Management L.P. on its joint venture partner California Resources Corp.'s emergence from chapter 11.
Full Story Law firms are seeing higher lobbying revenue amid uncertainty due to the upcoming presidential election.
Full Story Phelps Dunbar adds Sarah Beth Wilson as a partner in its bankruptcy practice in Jackson.
Full Story Greenberg Traurig advised dMY Technology Group, Inc. II on its business combination with Genius Sports Group Limited.
Full Story Davis Polk advised Track & Field Co S.A. on its IPO.
Full Story Davis Polk advises Raytheon Technologies in its sale of Forcepoint to Francisco Partners.
Full Story Latham & Watkins LLP is happy to announce that 33 associates have been elected to the partnership and another 33 associates have been promoted to the role of counsel, effective January 1, 2021.
Full Story Simpson Thacher advised Munich-based EMH Partners in connection with the establishment of EMH Growth Fund II. The fund closed at its hard cap of €650m and will continue EMH Partners’ strategy of supporting the growth of Mittelstand companies in Germany, Switzerland and Austria with capital, digitalization and expansion expertise.
Full Story The Life Sciences team at Goodwin represented insitro on its five-year, discovery collaboration with Bristol Myers Squibb (NYSE: BMY) focused on the discovery and development of novel therapies for the treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and frontotemporal dementia (FTD).
Full Story Ropes & Gray announced today that 16 lawyers have been named partners of the firm, effective November 1.
Full Story Kirkland & Ellis advises leading private equity firm GTCR, which announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Consumer Cellular, Inc.
Full Story Goodwin's London Technology team represented Psykhe Ltd on the completion of its £1.7m seed financing.
Full Story The Technology team at Goodwin represented Streetbees on its US$40m Series B round to accelerate the development of the world’s first human intelligence platform.
Full Story White & Case LLP represented dMY Technology Group, Inc. II in agreement to combine with Genius Sports Group Limited (GSG)
Full Story Proskauer advised underwriters on public Offering for Casella Waste Systems valued at US$151M.
Full Story Holland & Knight to advise Dutch fintech companies through OrangeXchangeUSA.
Full Story Dentons was successful in advising Amazon on trademark infringement claims.
Full Story HSBC welcomes Bob Hoyt as its chief legal officer, after leaving Barclays group as general counsel.
Full Story Cleary Gottlieb advises Goldman Sachs and BofA Securities on public offering of MINISO Group Holding Limited.
Full Story Baker McKenzie reports lower than average revenue growth and profits per partner in the financial year 2019-20, one factor may be the Coronavirus pandemic.
Full Story Vorys announces the opening of their California office.
Full Story Cravath advised initial purchasers US$200M senior notes offering of J.B. Poindexter & Co., Inc.
Full Story Cravath represented the underwriters in Replimune Group, Inc.'s $287.5m equity offering.
Full Story White & Case advised the joint global coordinators and joint bookrunners on Offentliga Hus i Norden AB's IPO.
Full Story Goodwin advised Cerevel Therapeutics on its business combination with ARYA Sciences Acquisition Corp II.
Full Story Paul Hastings represented Francisco Partners in its agreement to acquire Forcepoint.
Full Story Latham & Watkins represents American Superconductor Corporation in its stock offering.
Full Story Shearman & Sterling represented Tereos SCA in its €300m high-yield bond offering.
Full Story Shearman & Sterling advised Caris Life Sciences on its $310m growth capital financing.
Full Story Proskauer advised Eucrates Biomedical Acquisition Corp. on its IPO.
Full Story Akerman adds Russell Marcus to its corporate practice and Fort Lauderdale office.
Full Story Vinson & Elkins represented Jefferson Energy Companies in a dispute against a landowner over its pipeline's route.
Full Story Kirkland & Ellis advised EQT Corp. on its acquisition of Chevron's upstream and midstream assets in the Appalachian Basin.
Full Story Shearman & Sterling advised Florac on its acquisition of a minority stake in Salto Systems S.L.
Full Story Hughes Hubbard successfully defended American University of Antigua and Manipal Education Americas in a disability discrimination suit brought by a medical student.
Full Story Kirkland & Ellis advised Lexitas on its acquisition of Registered Agent Solutions Inc.
Full Story Jones Day advised Twin River Worldwide Holdings, Inc. in its $624m acquisition of the Tropicana Evansville casino operations from Caesars Entertainment, Inc.
Full Story Withers is paying the UK parliament member Geoffrey Cox QC nearly half a million pounds for his new role as consultant global counsel at the firm.
Full Story Recruiters say quiet staff layoffs are occurring across Big Law.
Full Story Dentons advised Commercial Bank of Dubai on its $600m issuance of perpetual Additional Tier 1 capital securities.
Full Story Baker McKenzie adds Florian Gimmler as a partner in Frankfurt.
Full Story Morrison & Foerster adds M&A partner Jeremy White from Baker McKenzie.
Full Story Clifford Chance and Linklaters advised on a £3bn mining deal.
Full Story Milbank adds two finance partners from Clifford Chance.
Full Story Baker McKenzie announced $2.9bn in global revenues.
Full Story Baker McKenzie advised private equity firm Egeria on its investment into APOC Aviation.
Full Story Baker McKenzie reported lower revenue growth and profit per partner amid the Coronavirus pandemic.
Full Story Paul Hasting advised China Everbright Limited on its $300m offering of senior perpetual capital securities.
Full Story White & Case advised Alisarda S.p.A. on the sale of Geasar S.p.A.
Full Story Davis Polk advised the sole book-runner on Yellowstone Acquistion Company's $125m IPO.
Full Story Davis Polk advised on Bank of America Corporation's 5-tranche $8.5bn notes offering.
Full Story Davis Polk advised the representatives of the underwriters in Abcam plc's $180m IPO.
Full Story Latham & Watkins represented Advanced Micro Devices Inc. in its $35bn all-stock acquisition Xilinx.
Full Story Paul Hastings represented Teleperformance SE in its $690m acquisition of West Health Advocate Solutions, Inc.
Full Story Law firm website design changes and flaws can impact how clients, partner firms and internal stakeholders perceive the firm.
Full Story Simpson Thacher is representing New Mountain Capital in its acquisition of Natrol LLC from Aurobindo Pharma Limited.
Full Story Cole Schotz advised Procida Funding on a $52m construction loan for a residential complex in North Bergen.
Full Story Morgan Lewis advised Replimune Group Inc. on its $287.5m offering of common stock and warrants.
Full Story Baker Botts represents Hyphen Solutions in an investment from GreyLion Capital and Stone Point Capital LLC.
Full Story Goodwin advised Thrive Earlier Detection Corp. on its $2.15bn acquisition by Exact Sciences Corp.
Full Story WilmerHale advised DriveWealth, LLC on its $56.7m Series C funding round.
Full Story Dinsmore & Shohl adds Rebecca Trump Russell as an associate in its West Virginia office.
Full Story Latham & Watkins advised AMD on its $35bn acquisition of Xilinx.
Full Story Manatt advised Central Pacific Financial Corp. on its $55m subordinated notes offering.
Full Story The divestiture of the Crisco® business aligns with The J.M. Smucker Co.’s previously stated intent to exit the U.S. baking category and focus more of its resources on its core growth platforms.
Full Story Schiff Hardin LLP represented Paramit Corporation, which designs and manufactures electronics based medical devices and life science instruments, in its agreement to acquire S.I.E SOLUTIONS, which designs, manufactures and provides embedded technology solutions to customers across the healthcare and security technology industries.
Full Story Jones Day advises The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition by portfolio company SureWerx of Geroline Inc., a virtual manufacturer of footwear traction aids serving diverse industrial end-markets in Canada and the U.S.
Full Story Michael Best is excited to announce that Leigh Jeter has moved to the firm’s Labor and Employment Relations Practice as senior counsel in Chicago.
Full Story DLA Piper has represented US venture capital investor Space Capital on its investments in German technology start-up, bliq.
Full Story Sidley is advising Symplr in the acquisition of TractManager, an Arsenal Capital Partners portfolio company.
Full Story WilmerHale represents EQRx, Inc.,in a global strategic partnership with CStone Pharmaceuticals, a China-based based biopharmaceutical company.
Full Story Shearman & Sterling represents Morgan Stanley in connection with Xilinx, Inc.’s merger with AMD in an all-stock transaction valued at $35B
Full Story Dechert is representing B&G Foods, Inc. in its agreement to acquire the Crisco® brand of oils and shortening from The J.M. Smucker Co. As part of the acquisition, B&G Foods is also acquiring a manufacturing facility and warehouse in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Full Story Tucker Arensberg announced that Erin Beckner Conlin was named as the law firm’s chief compliance officer.
Full Story Vinson & Elkins represented Rice Acquisition Corp. in connection with its initial public offering (“IPO”) of 21,500,000 units at a price of $10.00 per unit.
Full Story Burr and Forman partner Marty Burke has been named the Chair of the Federal Torts Committee in the Federal Litigation Section of the Federal Bar Association (FBA).
Full Story The Life Sciences team at Goodwin represented SpringWorks Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: SWTX) on its asset purchase and exclusive license agreement under which Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc (Nasdaq: JAZZ) Jazz has acquired SpringWorks’ fatty acid amide hydrolase inhibitor program including PF-04457845, which represents an innovative approach to treating PTSD.
Full Story The Firm advised BTG Pactual US Capital LLC, BofA Securities, InReatilc., Itau BBA USA Securities, Inc. and Santander Investment Securities Inc., as placement agents, in connection with the initial public offering of 49,166,000 preferred shares of Track & Field Co S.A. (“Track & Field”) on the São Paulo Stock Exchange (“B3”).
Full Story Simpson Thacher advised BRF S.A. (“BRF”) in an offering of US$300m aggregate principal amount of additional 5.75% Senior Notes due 2050.
Full Story The U.S. Senate on Monday night confirmed Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court. The Senate approved Barrett by a vote of 52 to 48.
Full Story Dechert represented Cerberus Capital Management, L.P. in the acquisition of National Dentex Labs.
Full Story Fisher Phillips adds Raeann Burgo as of counsel and Erica Wilson as an associate in its Pittsburgh office.
Full Story Cleary Gottlieb represented the underwriters in The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation's $582.2m stock offering.
Full Story Kirkland & Ellis lays off staff.
Full Story Latham & Watkins advised Lux Health Tech Acquisition Corp. in its $300m IPO.
Full Story Davis Polk advised the representatives of the initial purchasers in Ligado Networks LLC's $2.85bn senior notes offering.
Full Story Davis Polk advised the representative of the initial purchasers in Chobani's $425m notes offering and $550m notes refinancing.
Full Story Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills adds Jillian Gardner as a partner in Sydney.
Full Story Baker McKenzie advised Hexicon AB on its SEK 122m private placement of shares.
Full Story Paul Weiss represented iStar Inc. in its appeal for attorney and expert fees in connection with a dispute over failed real estate developments in 2008.
Full Story Cravath advises DTE Energy on the spin off of its Midstream business.
Full Story Paul, Weiss is advising Cenovus Energy in its combination with Husky Energy.
Full Story Kirkland & Ellis advised Appfire on its acquisition of six BI apps from Navarambh Software.
Full Story Latham & Watkins advised Sobi in its licensing and collaboration agreement with Apellis Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Full Story Barnes & Thornburg adds IP partner Matthew S. Gibson in Dallas.
Full Story O’Melveny advised Simcere Pharmaceutical Group Limited on its Hong Kong IPO.
Full Story Weil advises GI Partners on its acquisition of Vast Broadband.
Full Story Dentons advised GEODIS on its agreement to acquire PEKAES.
Full Story Dentons adds Michael Drobac and Gregory Walden to its Public Policy practice in DC.
Full Story Bake McKenzie bolsters its Germany tax offerings with the addition of a PwC economist.
Full Story Goodwin advised AbSci in its $65m Series E equity financing.
Full Story Skadden represented Carbonite, Inc. in a putative securities fraud class action.
Full Story Willkie represented Simplicity Group Holdings in its acquisition by Lee Equity Partners.
Full Story Pillsbury represented Micronic Technologies in closing its Series Seed funding round.
Full Story Ropes & Gray advised Asklepois BioPharmaceutical on its sale to Bayer AG.
Full Story King & Spalding gained former U.S. Department of Justice Acting Assistant Attorney General Ethan Davis who is returning to the firm as a partner in its San Francisco office.
Full Story Foghorn Therapeutics Inc., who pioneers in the discovery and development of a new class of medicines targeting genetically determined dependencies within the chromatin.
Full Story North Branch Capital announces the final close of its inaugural fund, North Branch Capital Fund I, L.P. (the Fund).
Full Story Ms. Kline represents clients on bankruptcy and corporate restructuring matters and related litigation. She represents debtors, trustees, official committees, investors and creditors in bankruptcy proceedings and out-of-court workouts.
Full Story Kirkland & Ellis advises Thoma Bravo in the announcement of the completion of fundraising for three funds totaling more than $22.8B in capital
Full Story Norton Rose Fulbright has represented d.i.i. Group, on the acquisition of a residential complex in Villingen-Schwenningen.
Full Story Sidley advises Haystack Sciences in its acquisition by insitro, Haystack Sciences is a private company focused on advancing proprietary methods to drive machine learning-enabled drug discovery.
Full Story Shearman & Sterling represented Nordic Paper Holding AB (publ) in connection with its initial public offering and listing on Nasdaq Stockholm.
Full Story Mintz is continuing their expansion of its national Litigation Practice with the addition of Douglas P. Baumstein as Member in the firm’s New York office.
Full Story Paul Hastings LLP advised Francisco Partners and SmartBear, a leading provider of software development and quality tools, in securing an investment from Vista Equity Partners. Francisco Partners, which acquired SmartBear in 2017, will be equal co-owners of SmartBear with Vista Equity Partners.
Full Story Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP happily announced today that Bernard “Barry” A. Nigro Jr. will rejoin the Firm from the US Department of Justice's Antitrust Division, where he served as Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General (2019-2020) and as Deputy Assistant Attorney General (2017-2019).
Full Story Kutak Rock is happy to announce that attorney Marie Wadler has joined its national tax credits practice group as of counsel and will be resident in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office.
Full Story Even for a law firm with more than 1,000 partners, Kirkland has lost an unusually high number of them in 2020. On top of that, the firm was the first to refuse to offer special fall bonuses to associates, leading some to question why K&E was unwilling to share the wealth during a reportedly banner year.
Full Story Cozen O’Connor today announced Jeffrey T. Gendzwill and Keith D. Fredlake will be joining the firm’s Washington, D.C., Intellectual Property practice group. Both Gendzwill and Fredlake join from Kilpatrick Townsend and will become members of the firm’s growing Intellectual Property team that comprises nearly 50 attorneys advising national and international corporate clients from startups to multinational companies.
Full Story White & Case LLP has represented Neoen on the development and project financing of the 460MWDC Western Downs Green Power Hub in south east Queensland, Australia which, when completed, will be Australia's largest solar farm with the capacity to power 235,000 homes.
Full Story White & Case LLP has represented ALD AutoLeasing D GmbH on a securitization of leasing receivables with a volume of more than €400m.
Full Story White & Case LLP has represented BofA Securities, Inc., Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, and other bookrunners on an approximately US$1b global offering of an aggregate of 121,400,000 common shares of Natura &Co Holding S.A.
Full Story White & Case LLP has represented Joint Stock Company Kaspi.kz (Kaspi.kz), the largest payments, marketplace and fintech ecosystem in Kazakhstan, on its initial public offering of global depositary receipts on the London Stock Exchange (LSE).
Full Story White & Case LLP has represented Davidson Kempner and Triton Partners as shareholders on the sale of VIA Location Group, a provider of fleet management solutions for industrial vehicles, to FRAIKIN Group, a leader in long term leasing of commercial and industrial vehicles in Europe.
Full Story White & Case LLP has acted as the sole international legal counsel on the more than US$1b equity fundraise by PJSC Aeroflot, Russia's largest airline group.
Full Story Partner Felicia Ellsworth has been assigned to the Boston Bar Association’s (BBA) Amicus Committee. The Amicus Committee works with the BBA’s Government Relations Department and Leadership to evaluate and make recommendations concerning requests for submission of amicus briefs.
Full Story Thompson Hine is happy to announce that leading national tax-credit attorney Alan L. Kennard has joined the firm’s Tax and Real Estate practices in Chicago as senior counsel.
Full Story Cole Schotz represented Invictus Real Estate Partners LLC in obtaining $31.5m in financing for their NYC mixed-use project.
Full Story Baker McKenzie advised ExpreS2ion Biotech Holding AB on its rights issue.
Full Story Hogan Lovells lays off 43 business service staff members.
Full Story Simpson Thacher represented The Blackstone Group Inc. in establishing Blackstone Core Equity Partners II.
Full Story Latham & Watkins adds Frank Saviano as a partner.
Full Story Dentons adds trust and estates partner Blair L. Botsford in Toronto.
Full Story Hogan Lovells advised Shaftesbury on its £300m equity capital raising.
Full Story Lowenstein Sandler acts as counsel to Official Committee of Tort Claimant Creditors in Diocese of Camden's chapter 11 case.
Full Story Hogan Lovells represented Berlin Packaging in an ITC dispute.
Full Story Cleary Gottlieb represented Petróleos Mexicanos in its $1.5bn notes offering.
Full Story Akin Gump represented Alliance Data Systems Corporation in its $500m senior notes offering.
Full Story Davis Polk advised the initial purchasers in the $120m notes offering by Promigas S.A. E.S.P. and its subsidiary Gases del Pacífico S.A.C.
Full Story Davis Polk advised the initial purchasers of Primo Water Holdings Inc.'s €450m senior notes offering.
Full Story Morrison & Foerster adds cross-border corporate partner Jeremy White in Japan.
Full Story Davis Polk advised Banco Votorantim S.A. on its $100m notes offering.
Full Story DLA Piper advised RVshare on its transaction with KKR.
Full Story Davis Polk advised the underwriters in Decarbonization Plus Acquisition Corporation's $200m IPO.
Full Story Ropes & Gray advised Noerr LLP on its sale of North Lane Technologies.
Full Story Baker McKenzie advised Bayer AG on its acquisition of Asklepios BioPharmaceutical, Inc.
Full Story Cleary Gottlieb represented the underwriters in Citigroup Inc.'s $2.5bn housing bond offering.
Full Story Slaughter and May is advising Coca-Cola European Partners on its acquisition of a stake in its Australian bottler.
Full Story Latham & Watkins advised KKR on its investment in RVshare.
Full Story HFW hires 4 construction lawyers in Sydney.
Full Story Law.com research shows two thirds of law firms reduced partnership promotions this year.
Full Story Goldberg Segalla adds Emma L. Freedenberg as an associate in its and Hospitality group in Buffalo.
Full Story Cahill hires Joydeep Choudhuri from Allen & Overy in London.
Full Story Kirkland & Ellis advised Vista Equity Partners and its portfolio company Lone Wolf Real Estate Technologies on the sale of Lone Wolf to Stone Point Capital.
Full Story Morgan Lewis advises TractManager on its sale to symplr.
Full Story Fisher Phillips fully repays Coronavirus pay cuts.
Full Story Pillsbury advised The Focus Fund GP LLC on the launch of The Cancer Focus Fund LP.
Full Story While IP, government and cybersecurity lawyers continue to be in demand amid the Coronavirus pandemic, real estate may be staging a recovery.
Full Story Baker Donelson hires Melissa A. Campbell as a member in its restructuring practice and Orlando office.
Full Story Loeb & Loeb reverses its Coronavirus pay cuts.
Full Story Blank Rome represents Linkmedia 360, LLC in its sale to GlynnDevins.
Full Story Goodwin advised GTT Communications while Linklaters advised I Squared Capital on GTT's sale of its infrastructure business to I Squared Capital for $2.15bn.
Full Story Hogan Lovells eliminates 43 staff positions as part of its business services restructuring.
Full Story Debevoise & Plimpton LLP is advising Stone Point Capital LLC on its investment in Lone Wolf Technologies.
Full Story CONSOL Coal Resources LP (NYSE: CCR) and CONSOL Energy Inc. (NYSE: CEIX) today announced the execution of a definitive merger agreement pursuant to which CEIX will acquire all of the publicly held CCR common units in an all-stock transaction valued at approximately US$34.4m, based on the most recent closing price of shares of CEIX common stock. Baker Botts advised on the deal.
Full Story April Abele Isaacson rejoins Kilpatrick Townsend in San Francisco as part of a five-attorney national life science patent litigation group from DLA Piper.
Full Story Clayton H. Farnham, a founding partner of Drew, Eckl & Farnham whose big personality matched his legal prowess, died on Oct. 17.
Full Story Fisher Phillips, a labor and employment law firm representing employers, gained the addition of Benjamin Morrell and Kyle Watson as associates in the firm’s Charlotte office.
Full Story Phreesia, Inc has announced the pricing of its previously announced underwritten public offering of 5M shares of its common stock at a price to the public of US$32 per share
Full Story Buchalter represented the majority owner in the sale of Able Freight Services to Equity Group Investments.
Full Story Buchalter advises Gas Transmission Services in its sale to The Kleinfelder Group, Inc. Gas Transmission Services provides engineering and consulting services to gas utilities and pipeline operators across the United States.
Full Story DLA Piper radvises private equity investment firm Abry Partners in its strategic investment in Benefit Recovery Group (BRG), a leading provider of healthcare subrogation services.
Full Story Bratislava Banking & Finance team represented several banks led by Všeobecná úverová banka teamed up with UniCredit Bank on one of the largest-ever residential financings in Slovakia.
Full Story Reed Smith has represented dmg media Ltd (DMG) acquisition of the printing plant business of JPIMedia, comprising printing sites in Portsmouth, Dinnington and Carn.
Full Story Liquidnet Holdings Inc. decided to be acquired by TP ICAP plc for up to $700M. The bulk of the consideration, $575M, will be paid up front
Full Story Jones Day is representing USI Insurance Services, in its acquisition of the stock of Findley, Inc., a leading independent human resources and employee benefits consulting firm, providing actuarial, benefits and administrative consulting services to private and publicly held companies, the public sector, and non-profit organizations.
Full Story White & Case advised Goldman Sachs Saudi Arabia and J.P. Morgan Saudi Arabia Company, GIB Capital and NCB Capital Company on BinDawood Holding Company's Saudi IPO.
Full Story White & Case advsied FEFA on its three-tranche bond offering.
Full Story Several Big Law firms are launching dedicated state attorney general practices as officials continue to tackle hot-button policy issues.
Full Story Kirkland & Ellis advised on its acquisition of a majority stake in Syncapay, Inc.
Full Story Goodwin advised Slate Asset Management on its acquisition of two real estate portfolios in Germany.
Full Story Simpson Thacher advised on Mondelēz International, Inc.'s $1.25bn notes offering and $1bn tender offers.
Full Story Norton Rose Fulbright advised La Française Real Estate Managers on its acquisition of an office building on the RWE campus in Essen.
Full Story Clifford Chance appoints a new Hong Kong managing partner.
Full Story Polsinelli adds Michelle McMullen to its IP practice in Chicago and Raleigh.
Full Story Paul Hastings advised Abry Partners II, LLC and Link Mobility Group on Link Mobility's OSE listing.
Full Story Dechert adds two privacy partners from Goodwin.
Full Story Dentons advised Sev.ev Energy on its acquisition of the Počerady power plant.
Full Story Reed Smith rolls back Coronavirus pay cuts.
Full Story Hogan Lovells advised the Government of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas on its $600m bond offering.
Full Story Sullivan & Cromwell represents Softbank Corp. in its $12bn international stock offering.
Full Story ALM reports an uptick in insurance, retail and banking court cases this past week.
Full Story DLA Piper adds Sofía O’Ryan as a counsel in its Antitrust practice in Chile.
Full Story Covington promotes Ichiro Morinaga to Senior Of Counsel.
Full Story Latham & Watkins represented Golub Capital in two $2bn unitranche debt facilities to MRI Software and Risk Strategies.
Full Story Skadden advised Meituan in its $2bn notes offerings.
Full Story Skadden represents Starwood Capital in its investment in AmeriHome, Inc.
Full Story Reed Smith reverses Coronavirus-related pay cuts.
Full Story Simpson Thacher represented BMO Capital Markets, as underwriter, in BRP, Inc.'s offering of subordinated voting shares.
Full Story Jones Day represents DataBank on strategic investment(US$30M) in EdgePresence.
Full Story Debevoise & Plimpton's partner Judge John Gleeson has become a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.
Full Story Holland & Knight represents Laureate Education, Inc. on agreement to transfer control of Fundaempresa, with Fundación Nasser para el Desarrollo Educativo de Centroamerica
Full Story Schiff Hardin represented Good Works Acquisition Corp. in connection with public offering.
Full Story Kirkland & Ellis represents TIBCO Software Inc. on possible acquisition of Information Builders, Inc.
Full Story Jones Day's partner Lanier Saperstein selected to the Legal Counsel Committee at the China General Chamber of Commerce.
Full Story Debevoise & Plimpton LLP represents Easy Solar on closing of a US$5M round of funding.
Full Story Simpson Thacher advises United Natural Foods on debut high yield bond offering.
Full Story Shearman & Sterling represented Bank of Ireland, Crédit Agricole, ING Bank N.V., National Westminster Bank, Rabobank, Goldman Sachs and MV Credit on acquisition by the Barentz group of the Maroon Group.
Full Story Shearman & Sterling advised RBC Capital Markets in acquisition of Front Yard Residential Corporation.
Full Story Simpson Thacher advised Acamar Partners Acquisition Corp.in combination with CarLotz, Inc.
Full Story Cravath acted as international advisor in association with the INR 21.6 billion 144A/Reg. S initial public offering of UTI Asset Management Company Limited.
Full Story Dinsmore & Shohl LLP is happy to welcome attorney Terri Stallard, who has joined the firm’s Lexington office as a partner in its leading Private Client & Family Wealth Planning group.
Full Story Stuart Alford QC, partner in Latham & Watkins' London Litigation and Trial Group, has been elected to the General Council of the Bar as of January 2021, for a three-year term.
Full Story Abcam plc (Abcam), a global leader in the supply of life science research tools, has announced the pricing of its offering of 8,945,218 American Depositary Shares (ADSs), representing an aggregate of 8,945,218 ordinary shares, at a price of US$17.50 per ADS, for aggregate proceeds of approximately US$156.5m, before deducting underwriting discounts and commissions. Latham & Watkins LLP advised Abcam in the offering.
Full Story Choate advised Summit Partners in its US$45m Series A investment into Output, a leading developer of innovative software and gear for musicians, composers, producers, and sound designers across multiple genres.
Full Story Gunster has hired Joe Jacquot, former general counsel to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, as the firm sees continued demand for counseling services related to the state’s pandemic regulations.
Full Story Mintz named Member Narges Kakalia as the law firm’s first Director of Diversity, Inclusion and Equity, effective November 2.
Full Story Kutak Rock served as bond and disclosure advisors for US $68,670,000 of the State of Colorado National Western Center Lease Purchase Financing Program Certificates of Participation, Series 2020A (Tax-Exempt) and US $44,255,000 of the State of Colorado National Western Center Lease Purchase Financing Program Certificates of Participation, Series 2020B (Federally Taxable).
Full Story Paul Hastings collaborates with Snap Inc. to promote legal diversity.
Full Story Ropes & Gray advised H.I.G. Capital on its acquisition of Capstone Logistics L.L.C.
Full Story Smith, Gambrell & Russell advised WIKA Group on its majority investment into Phase IV Engineering, Inc.
Full Story Polsinelli adds Melissa M. Harwood as a shareholder in its life science IP practice.
Full Story Troutman Pepper advised PNM Resources on its $8.3bn merger with AVANGRID.
Full Story Dechert adds Brenda Sharton and Karen Neuman to its privacy and cyber security practice.
Full Story Frankfurt advised d.i.i. Group on its acquisition of real estate in Nuremberg.
Full Story Kirkland & Ellis advised Oakley Capital on its acquisition of WindStar Medical.
Full Story Dentons advised Immunic on its financing agreement for a Coronavirus treatment.
Full Story Linklaters sets ethnic diversity targets for 2025.
Full Story Morgan Lewis represents Kofu Hong Kong Holdings Ltd. in its acquisition of the outstanding shares of Pioneer Micro Technology Corp.
Full Story Armstrong Teasdale adds Constantino (Tino) Ochoa, Jr. to its real estate practice in St. Louis.
Full Story Clifford Chance revamps its distribution system.
Full Story DLA Piper updates its remote work policy to allow employees to work from home twice a week post-Coronavirus.
Full Story Clyde & Co adds four arbitration lawyers in Paris.
Full Story Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan adds three attorneys from Weil Gotshal and Manges in France.
Full Story Womble Bond Dickinson advised Augean plc on its acquisition of the EcoCentre in Peterhead from US oil services firm Halliburton.
Full Story Hogan Lovells advised Open Trustees on its £2bn pension insurance buy-in with Pension Insurance Corporation plc.
Full Story White & Case advised Global Compute Infrastructure LP on its acquisition of ATM S.A.
Full Story Norton Rose Fulbright forms an informal partnership with Shanghai Pacific Legal.
Full Story Baker McKenzie advised Home Consortium on its IPO of a new REIT.
Full Story Slaughter and May and Skadden advised on Alibaba's acquisition of an additional $3.6bn stake in Sun Art Retail Group.
Full Story Fenwick represented Nava in its $20m financing round.
Full Story Davis Polk advised Morgan Stanley on its $1bn social bonds offering.
Full Story Fenwick represented Future in its $24m Series B financing.
Full Story Fenwick represented Anyscale in its $40m Series B financing.
Full Story Fenwick represented Intellimize in its $12m Series A-1 funding round.
Full Story O’Melveny advised Windy City Wire Cable & Technology Products, LL on its sale to Diploma PLC.
Full Story Kirkland & Ellis advised Advent International in Tekion's $150m Series C financing round.
Full Story Barnes & Thornburg adds IP partners John A. Cullis, Lawrence E. “Lee” James, and Robert E. Browne in Chicago.
Full Story Fenwick represented Tekion in its $150m Series C financing.
Full Story Davis Polk advised Royalty Pharma plc on its $728m secondary offering.
Full Story Skadden advises SK hynix on its acquisition of Intel's NAND memory business.
Full Story Davis Polk advised the representatives of the underwriters in Aligos Therapeutics, Inc.'s $150m IPO.
Full Story Davis Polk advised the representatives of the underwriters in H.B. Fuller Company's $300m notes offering.
Full Story Davis Polk advises Lightyear Capital and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board on their acquisition of Allworth Financial.
Full Story Davis Polk advised the representatives of the underwriters in Eargo, Inc.'s IPO.
Full Story Davis Polk advised the joint book-running managers in Turmeric Acquisition Corp.'s IPO.
Full Story 98point6, an on-demand digital primary care service that delivers personalized consultation, diagnosis and treatment to patients across the country, has announced a US$118 million Series E fundraising round to further support its growth and success. Latham & Watkins LLP advised on the deal.
Full Story On October 15, 2020, GCI, LLC (the “Borrower”), a wholly owned subsidiary of GCI Liberty, Inc., entered into an Amendment Agreement that amended and restated the Sixth Amended and Restated Credit Agreement of the Borrower dated as of December 27, 2018, to, among other things, (i) extend the maturity date of the borrowings and commitments under the revolving credit facility and the Term Loan B and (ii) increase the aggregate principal amount of the Term Loan B (the “Amended Credit Facilities”). B
Full Story Shearman & Sterling advised BofA Securities, Inc., Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, Mizuho Securities USA LLC and SMBC Nikko Securities America, Inc. as joint bookrunners for Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) in connection with its offering of US$1.5b of 6.875 percent notes due 2025, guaranteed by Pemex’s wholly-owned subsidiaries Pemex Exploración y Producción, Pemex Transformación Industrial and Pemex Logística.
Full Story Supernova Partners Acquisition Company, Inc. has announced the pricing of its upsized initial public offering of 35,000,000 units at a price of US$10.00 per unit. Latham & Watkins LLP advises Supernova Partners Acquisition Company, Inc. in the offering with a capital markets team led by Washington, D.C. partners Patrick Shannon and Jason Licht and Houston partner Ryan Maierson, with Houston associates Om Pandya, Paul Robe, and Evann Hall.
Full Story McGuireWoods is happy to announce that Elizabeth Hogan, former senior vice president of market regulation enforcement at the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), has joined the firm’s nationally recognized Government Investigations & White Collar Litigation Department in Washington, D.C.
Full Story Kirkland & Ellis represented Thoma Bravo, a leading private equity investment firm focused on the software and technology-enabled services sectors, on its acquisition of a controlling interest in AxiomSL, a leading provider of cloud-enabled risk management and regulatory solutions for banking, investment management, broker dealers and commodity trading institutions.
Full Story Rebecca Levinson, counsel in McGuireWoods’ IP Litigation & Transactions Practice Group in Washington, D.C., will join client Arm Inc. as senior IP counsel on Oct. 26, 2020.
Full Story Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom advised South Korean semiconductor supplier SK hynix in its US$9b acquisition of Intel’s NAND component and wafer business while Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher represented Dallas-based energy company Pioneer Natural Resources in its US$7.6b acquisition of Austin, Texas, based Parsley Energy in two early-week deals that are helping shape a resurgent Q4 for mergers and acquisitions work.
Full Story Simpson Thacher advised J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and the other initial purchasers in connection with a Rule 144A/Regulation S offering by XHR LP, a wholly owned subsidiary of Xenia Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: XHR) (“Xenia”), of US$200m aggregate principal amount of 6.375% Senior Secured Notes due 2025 (the “Additional Notes”).
Full Story Simpson Thacher recently advised the initial purchasers in connection with the offering by Freedom Mortgage Corporation (“Freedom Mortgage”) of US$600m aggregate principal amount of 7.625% Senior Notes due 2026 pursuant to Rule 144A and Regulation S. The offering was upsized from US $500m to US$600m.
Full Story Baker McKenzie had a key guiding role in the establishment of the Stoneport Pension Scheme, a new consolidation vehicle developed by Punter Southall for defined benefit pension schemes in the UK market.
Full Story Holland & Knight has gained Alexis Alonzo as a partner in their West Coast Real Estate Practice Group residing in the firm's LA office.
Full Story Acacia terminated GC Meredith Simmons after she settled her case with the SEC. She had been with Acacia for approximately five months.
Full Story Kirkland & Ellis guided Naviga Inc., a Vista Equity Partners portfolio company, on its sale of its Acquire Media business to Moody’s Corp.
Full Story Willkie advises Franklin Resources, operating as Franklin Templeton, in its public offering of 1.600% Notes due 2030.
Full Story Eli Lilly and Company released a definitive agreement to acquire Disarm Therapeutics, a privately-held biotechnology company creating a new class of disease-modifying therapeutics for patients with axonal degeneration.
Full Story Proskauer released today that it is representing Hermitage Offshore in their Chapter 11 cases in addition to the auction sale of its crew boat fleet to VGT Ships Ltd.
Full Story Kirkland & Ellis represented Open Road Capital and Bain Capital Credit on the new conglomeration partnership to make long-term equity investments in several vehicle industries.
Full Story Greenberg Traurig represented Innova/6 in its acquisition of a majority stake in STX Next sp. z o.o.
Full Story Latham & Watkins advised Fluence on its acquisition of AMS.
Full Story Paul, Weiss advised AMN Healthcare, Inc. on its senior notes offering.
Full Story Steptoe & Johnson launches its Financial Services University video series.
Full Story Jones Day represented Millicom International Cellular S.A. in its first ESG-linked credit facility.
Full Story Paul Hastings advised COSCO SHIPPING Development Co., Ltd. on its sale of shares of China International Marine Containers (Group) Co., Ltd.
Full Story Allen & Overy reveals its ethnicity and disability pay gaps.
Full Story Baker McKenzie advised BinDawood Holding Company on its IPO.
Full Story Baker McKenzie advised the joint bookrunners on Xspray Pharma AB's private placement of shares.
Full Story Fenwick represented Redfin in its $661.25m convertible notes offering.
Full Story Baker McKenzie advised Applus+ on its acquisition of Besikta Bilprovning.
Full Story Akin Gump advised Datasite on its acquisition by CapVest.
Full Story Jones Day advised Invitation Homes L.P. on the acquisition of 283 single family homes in Dallas.
Full Story Fox Rothschild advised MGM Resorts International on its $750m notes offering.
Full Story Jackson Walker offers a podcast on common issues in government procurement and contracts.
Full Story Dechert advised WhiteHorse Finance, Inc. on its $40m notes offering.
Full Story Seyfarth's Hong Kong office will soon be able to fully practice Hong Kong law after its officially registers as a local firm on November 19, 2020.
Full Story Simpson Thacher represented the initial purchasers in Alliant Holdings, L.P.'s $875m high yield debt offering and concurrent consent solicitation.
Full Story Vinson & Elkins represented Parsley Energy, Inc. in its merger with Pioneer Natural Resources Company.
Full Story Jones Day represented Gray Television, Inc. in its $800m senior notes offering.
Full Story Willkie advised ARDIA on the sale of Gantner Electronic Austria Holding GmbH to SALTO Systems.
Full Story King & Spalding advised Scatec Solar ASA on its acquisition of SN Power.
Full Story Norton Rose Fulbright advised the National Commercial Bank on the shariah-compliant financing for the Jeddah airport independent sewage treatment plant.
Full Story Davis Polk advised Toyota Motor Credit Corporation on its $2.75bn notes offering.
Full Story Davis Polk advised on Array Technologies, Inc.'s $1.2bn IPO.
Full Story Davis Polk is advising Bansk Group on its acquisition of Woodstream Corporation.
Full Story Gerry Pecht assumes Global Chief Executive role at Norton Rose Fulbright.
Full Story Norton Rose Fulbright advised Ditting Group on its joint venture with the Projektentwicklungsgesellschaft Hamburg to develop the Ipanema quarter project in Hamburg.
Full Story Norton Rose Fulbright advised Heliot and Cube Infrastructure Fund II on the acquisition of Sigfox Germany.
Full Story Norton Rose Fulbright advised Olympic Commercial & Tourist Enterprises Single Member S.A. on its €186.4m auto lease portfolio securitization.
Full Story Norton Rose Fulbright advised a consortium of banks on the State of North Rhine-Westphalia's EUR 2.4bn sustainability bond offering.
Full Story Norton Rose Fulbright advised ARCUS Capital AG and seo2b's founders in the sale of their stake in detailM GmbH.
Full Story Norton Rose Fulbright advised CLSA Capital Markets Limited and a consortium of underwriters in Neusoft Education's IPO.
Full Story Norton Rose Fulbright advised Textainer Group Holdings Limited and its subsidiary Textainer Marine Containers VII Limited in their $829m asset-back financings.
Full Story Norton Rose Fulbright advised the underwriters and placement agents in Plano & Plano's Brazilian Reais IPO.
Full Story Ropes & Gray advised New Mountain Capital and OneDigital in connection with a majority investment by Onex Corporation and its affiliated funds (Onex Group) in OneDigital. The transaction was announced on Sept. 15.
Full Story Latham's Capital Markets, Finance and Real Estate Practices, along with its REIT and Hospitality, Gaming & Leisure Industry Groups, guided them on the matters
Full Story Kirkland & Ellis advises Array Technologies, Inc., and the parent entity of Array, on the closing of its upsized initial public offering of 54,625,000 shares of common stock.
Full Story Dechert represents Ridgemont Equity Partners in the acquisition of Anne Arundel Dermatology Management.
Full Story Milbank successfully advised an ad hoc group of crossover lenders in the financial restructuring of GNC obtained confirmation of its chapter 11 plan (the “Plan”) on October 14, 2020
Full Story Scatec Solar ASA, advised by King & Spalding, has agreed to buy SN Power for roughly US $1.17B.
Full Story Latham & Watkins represented the underwriters in the successful pricing of Kaspi.kz’s initial public offering (IPO) at US$33.75 per GDR.
Full Story Jackson Walker is happy to announce the addition of Charles E. Harrell as a partner in the Houston office’s Corporate & Securities practice.
Full Story Paul, Weiss represented South Mountain Merger Corporation, a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company (SPAC), in its combination with Billtrust, a leading provider of accounts receivable solutions that simplify and automate B2B commerce.
Full Story Hamburg, Rubin, Mullin, Maxwell & Lupin announced that James R. Craig joined the firm as an associate attorney.
Full Story Latham & Watkins represented the banks in relation to HEMA Group’s restructuring involving a debt for equity swap and a €42m new money facility.
Full Story Simpson Thacher is advising ExteNet Systems, a leading provider of mobility and fiber connectivity solutions, and the largest private owner and operator of DAS and small cell networks in the United States, in its announced sale of an approximately 30% interest in ExteNet to a consortium led by John Hancock Life Insurance Company (U.S.A.).
Full Story White & Case LLP has represented Mid Europa Partners (Mid Europa) on the sale of 24 percent of the issued share capital of Waberer's International Nyrt (Waberer's), a Hungarian-based provider of truckload transportation, to Trevelin Holding Zrt, the Hungarian-based member of Indotek Group.
Full Story The Capital Markets team of Goodwin represented the initial purchasers on the US$200m Rule 144A offering of 0% Convertible Senior Notes due 2025 by Nova Measuring Instruments Inc. Nova’s offering initially launched at US$150m, but was upsized to US$175m, plus the full exercise of the initial purchasers’ option to purchase additional notes.
Full Story The Technology, Fintech, and Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs) teams of Goodwin represented existing investors in Billtrust on the company’s definitive business combination agreement with South Mountain Merger Corp. (Nasdaq: SMMC), a special purpose acquisition company, in a deal valued at approximately US $1.5b.
Full Story Shearman & Sterling represented BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc., RBC Dominion Securities Inc., CIBC World Markets Inc., Scotia Capital Inc. and TD Securities Inc., as joint book-running managers, and Desjardins Securities Inc. and National Bank Financial Inc., as co-managers, in connection with Ontario Teachers’ Finance Trust’s U.S. Rule 144A/Regulation S private placement of C$1.25b aggregate principal amount of 1.10 percent senior notes due 2027.
Full Story Cleary Gottlieb is advising CMA CGM S.A. (CMA CGM) in an offering of €525m 7.5% senior notes due 2026.
Full Story The New Home Company Inc. has announced that it has priced a private offering of US$250m in aggregate principal amount of 7.25% senior notes due 2025 (the “2025 notes”). Latham & Watkins LLP advises the New Home Company Inc. in the transaction.
Full Story Ropes & Gray represented H.I.G. Capital in its acquisition of St. Croix Hospice.
Full Story Simpson Thacher represented Prometheus Group in its acquisition of Utopia.
Full Story Baker McKenzie considers changes to its remuneration systems and profit pools at it annual partner conference.
Full Story Hogan Lovells aims for 15% ethnic minority partners and 4% LGBTQ+ partners by 2025.
Full Story Arent Fox adds James Williams as a partner in its fashion and retail practice.
Full Story CMS ends its Coronavirus hiring freeze in Vienna.
Full Story Latham & Watkins advised Sapiens International Corporation N.V. on its stock offering.
Full Story Baker McKenzie advised Gaw Capital Partners on the formation of its Internet Data Center platform in China.
Full Story Latham & Watkins represented LLR Partners in the formation of LLR Equity Partners VI, L.P. with $1.8bn in committed capital.
Full Story Latham & Watkins advised Fiverr International Ltd. on its $460m convertible notes offering.
Full Story Baker McKenzie represented Equistone Partners Europe in its sale of Roth Group to Patrimonium Private Equity Fund.
Full Story 8 Warsaw lawyers leave White & Case for Deloitte.
Full Story Clifford Chance promotes Singapore partner Kai-Niklas Schneider to its global executive team.
Full Story Dentons advised Praxis on a letting at its 310 Vincent Street property in Glasgow to Wescot Credit Services.
Full Story Latham & Watkins advised Nova on its $200m private offering of convertible notes.
Full Story Sidley Austin represents Pretium Midway Holdco in its acquisition of Front Yard Residential Corporation.
Full Story Latham & Watkins advised Global Infrastructure Partners on its pending sale of Competitive Power Ventures to OPC Energy.
Full Story Sheppard Mullins represents International Creative Management Partners in its acquisition of Stellar Group.
Full Story Kirkland & Ellis represented CapVest Partners LLP in its acquisition of Datasite Global Corporation.
Full Story Kirkland & Ellis advised Montana Capital Partners on its $875m joint investment in Ping An Global Equity Selection Fund and the Ping An Global Equity Fund.
Full Story Sullivan & Cromwell represents Concho Resources in its merger with ConocoPhillips.
Full Story Skadden advises Auchan Retail International S.A. on the $3.6bn sale of its stake in A-RT Retail Holdings.
Full Story Debevoise & Plimpton advises Deutsche Bank in Front Yard Residential Corporation's $2.4bn sale to Pretium and Ares Management Corporation.
Full Story Skadden represented Miniso Group Holding Limited in its $608m IPO.
Full Story Robins Kaplan adds healthcare litigator Paul Weller as a partner.
Full Story Shutt & Bowen represents Wilmington Trust as lender in a $846m foreclosure lawsuit against Saks Dadeland Leasehold LLC.
Full Story Cravath represented Knaus Tabbert AG in its €232m IPO.
Full Story Cravath advised Radius Global Infrastructure, Inc. on its domestication and offering of shares and warrants.
Full Story O’Melveny advised SMART Global Holdings on its agreement to acquire Cree, Inc.'s LED product business.
Full Story Holland & Knight advises Flint Group Packaging Inks, in its acquisition of Poteet Printing Systems LLC.
Full Story Fisher Phillips,law firm representing employers, announces the addition of Ronald Pierce as Of Counsel in the firm’s Denver office.
Full Story Kutak Rock is excited to announce that attorney Brian Wagner has joined its national litigation practice group as a transition partner and will be resident in the firm’s Irvine office.
Full Story White & Case LLP has represented Open Fiber S.p.A., on increasing its existing 2018 financing from 3.5B to 4.145B Euro.
Full Story White & Case LLP has represented First Sentier Investors on its acquisition of John Laing's Australian wind farm renewable portfolio, including John Laing's stake in the Cherry Tree and Kiata wind farms in Victoria, Hornsdale wind farm in South Australia and the Granville Harbour wind farm in Tasmania.
Full Story White & Case LLP has represented Sanoma Corporation, on the acquisition of Santillana Spain, a leading Spanish provider of K-12 learning materials, from Promotora de Informaciones S.A.
Full Story Morgan Lewis advised BioSpecifics Technologies Corp. in its definitive agreement to be acquired by global specialty pharmaceutical company Endo International plc.
Full Story Simpson Thacher recently represents Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc., as selling agent, and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, as capital markets advisor, in the mutual-to-stock conversion of Eastern Bankshares, Inc.
Full Story Greenberg Traurig has offered voluntary buyouts to staff members at a majority of its U.S. offices.Greenberg said in a statement it has avoided across-the-board layoffs or pay cuts, notwithstanding the COVID-19 pandemic,
Full Story DLA Piper advised Vivendi Group and Gameloft S.E. in the acquisition of The Other Guys, a mobile and social games studio that develops story-based mobile apps.
Full Story K&L Gates LLP has gained Mitchell Kim as a partner in the litigation and dispute resolution practice. He joins K&L Gates’ Los Angeles office from Fox Rothschild LLP.
Full Story Williams Mullen is excited to announce the arrivals of Kaitlin Cottle, Philip Delano and Elizabeth Ritchie to the firm . Ms. Cottle will be joining the firm’s Corporate Section, Mr. Delano will be joining the firm’s Tax Law Section and Ms. Ritchie will be joining the Finance & Real Estate Section. All three of them will be working out of the Richmond office
Full Story Fried Frank represented Pretium Partners in connection with raising approximately US$400M in commitments for Midway Investments Limited Partners (Midway LP), and also represented Midway LP in the formation of a joint venture with affiliates of Ares Management Corporation
Full Story Dentons Hong Kong LLP is expanding its investment funds practice group with the addition of Simon Wong, as a Counsel. Prior to joining the firm, Simon practiced law at MinterEllison in Sydney and Dechert and K&L Gates in Hong Kong.
Full Story Arnold & Porter represented CuriosityStream Inc. (CuriosityStream), the first streaming media company devoted to factual entertainment, in its combination with Software Acquisition Group, Inc. (Software Acquisition Group), a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC).
Full Story Cooley represented goPuff, the go-to platform for consumers’ everyday needs, on its US $380m round of funding, which values the Philadelphia-based company at US $3.9b. Cooley partners Tom Hopkins and Matt Hallinan led the team advising goPuff on the financing.
Full Story Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is happy to announce that Georg Weidenbach will join the firm’s Frankfurt location. Weidenbach, formerly a partner at Latham & Watkins LLP, will continue his global antitrust practice.
Full Story Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin has moved its Fort Lauderdale office to a new location effective Monday, October 19, 2020. The new address is 2400 East Commercial Boulevard, Suite 1100, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33308.
Full Story The Coronavirus winds have really changed at Pillsbury Winthrop. The firm, which placed 62nd in the most recent Am Law 100 rankings, was early in the trend of rolling back their austerity measures, and now those cuts are completely over. Back in the spring, the firm made series of austerity cuts, designed to avoid layoffs.
Full Story Loeb & Loeb LLP is happy to announce the arrival of Wanda French-Brown as a partner in the Patent Litigation & Counseling department.
Full Story Debevoise & Plimpton LLP announced today that Daniel Sinrod has returned to the firm’s New York office as a counsel and member of the firm’s Investment Management, Real Estate and Private Equity Practice Groups. A former Debevoise associate, Mr. Sinrod rejoins the law firm after almost a decade Tishman Speyer, a leading real estate and investment firm and long-standing client of Debevoise, where he served as Senior Director and Associate Counsel.
Full Story Simpson Thacher, acting as sole international counsel, advised BNP Paribas SA, Taipei Branch, Cathay United Bank Co., Ltd., Capital Securities Corporation, Taishin International Bank Co., Ltd. and SinoPac Securities Corporation, as joint managers, in connection with the offering of US $100m Floating Rate Notes due October 16, 2025 by Woori Card Co., Ltd.
Full Story Latham & Watkins has lost a Germany antitrust partner to Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher less than a month after four corporate partners left the firm’s Düsseldorf office.
Full Story Latham & Watkins increases the number of available 2L diversity scholarships from 18 to 40.
Full Story DLA Piper advised InstarAGF Asset Management Inc. in its agreement to acquire LS Networks.
Full Story Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati adds Daniel Kahn as director of strategy and business development for Europe.
Full Story Clark Hill adds Leslie Bender as Senior Counsel in its DC office.
Full Story Linklaters has set up an offshore subsidiary for its professional indemnity insurance needs.
Full Story Travers Smiths mulls relocating its Farringdon office after its lease expires in 2025.
Full Story Ashurst promotes 15 lawyers to partner after a six month delay due to the Coronavirus.
Full Story Baker McKenzie collaborates with AI solutions provider SparkBeyond.
Full Story Baker McKenzie represented the lenders in the project financing for seven power plants in Thailand.
Full Story Akin Gump represented Sorenson Communications in a multi-front patent dispute with Ultratec Inc.
Full Story Jenner & Block advised Shift Technologies, Inc. on its merger with Insurance Acquisition Corp.
Full Story Sidley is representing Dude Solutions Inc. in its acquisition of Confirm® from Precisely.
Full Story Law firms are relying data for their diversity and inclusion efforts.
Full Story Davis Polk represented Celonis SE in its acquisition of Integromat s.r.o.
Full Story This week, Law.com's podcast is on the challenges associates face during the Coronavirus.
Full Story Law firms are restoring pay as their budgets recover from the Coronavirus.
Full Story Simpson Thacher is representing Blackstone in BioMed Realty's $14.6bn recapitalization.
Full Story Lowenstein represented the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in Maines Paper & Food Service's Chapter 11 plan.
Full Story Vinson & Elkins advised Plains All American Pipeline on the sale of three interconnected terminals to Zenith Energy U.S., L.P.
Full Story Fenwick represented Proterra in its $200m financing.
Full Story Jones Days represented Conagra Brands, Inc. in its $1bn notes offering.
Full Story Davis Polk advised Chaparral Energy, Inc. in its Chapter 11 proceedings.
Full Story Davis Polk advised Cboe Global Markets on its acquisition of BIDS Trading.
Full Story Greenberg Traurig offers staff tenure-based buy-outs.
Full Story Greenberg Traurig advised Innova Capital on the sale of Pekaes sp. z o.o. shares.
Full Story Davis Polk advised Arcos Dorados Holdings Inc. on its $131.5m notes exchange offer.
Full Story Ropes & Gray advised PQ Group Holdings Inc. on the sale of its Performance Materials business to The Jordan Company.
Full Story Davis Polk advised Smith & Nephew plc on its $1bn notes offering.
Full Story The Life Sciences and Special Purpose Acquisition Companies teams represented Gemini Therapeutics on its definitive business combination agreement with FS Development Corp.
Full Story Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin has relocated its Fort Lauderdale on, October 19, 2020. The new address is 2400 East Commercial Boulevard, Suite 1100, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33308.
Full Story Ropes & Gray rerpresented Arcadia Consumer Healthcare, a portfolio company of Avista Capital Partners, in its acquisition of NATURELO®.
Full Story Centric Brands LLC, a leading lifestyle brands collective, recently announced that that it has completed its financial restructuring and emerged from voluntary Chapter 11 proceedings, implementing its Plan of Reorganization that was approved by the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. Akin Gump acted as counsel in the case. Centric Brands is now a private entity with a strategic plan to continue harnessing growth opportunities in its core business segments while
Full Story Ropes & Gray has counseled Averna Capital, the mid-market European private equity firm, on its investment in ClimateCare, a leading profit with purpose environmental and social impact company headquartered in Oxford, UK.
Full Story Choate advised M/C Partners in its acquisition of AerioConnect, LLC, a leading Internet Service Provider to multi-family and commercial clients in the greater Los Angeles market.
Full Story Taft is proud to have acted as legal counsel for Cincinnati-based RoundTower Technologies, a provider of data center infrastructure, converged platforms, cloud automation and orchestration, DevOps, data analytics, and cyber security, in an acquisition with AHEAD and Kovarus, resulting in a business with over 1,000 employees and US $2.1b in gross revenues.
Full Story Paul, Weiss advises John Hancock Life Insurance Company (U.S.A) as lead investor in a consortium that will acquire approximately 30% of ExteNet Systems, a leading provider of mobility and fiber connectivity solutions, and the largest private owner and operator of DAS and small cell networks in the U.S. Proceeds from the transaction will allow ExteNet to scale for 5G network densification and address advanced connectivity needs.
Full Story Retired Judge Alan G. Perkins of the Sacramento Superior Court is now an arbitrator and mediator in JAMS‘s Sacramento location.
Full Story Kirkland & Ellis represented Apex Fund Management, a Genstar portfolio company, in its planned acquisition of the FundRock Group.
Full Story Vedder Price is happy to announce that it counseled Allegiant Travel Company (Allegiant), an integrated travel company with an airline at its heart, in connection with its Rule 144A/Regulation S offering of US $150m of 8.500% Senior Secured Notes due 2024.
Full Story Wayne C. Buckwalter joined Lamb McErlane in its estate planning and trusts practice group.
Full Story Simpson Thacher advised the underwriters, led by BofA Securities, Inc., J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and Truist Securities, Inc., in connection with the registered offering by Central Garden & Pet Company (“Central”) of US $500m aggregate principal amount of 4.125% Senior Notes due 2030.
Full Story Kirkland & Ellis is representing Advanced, a portfolio company of BC Partners and Vista Equity Partners, on the acquisition of Mitrefinch, a global provider of workforce management solutions, from mid-market private equity investor LDC.
Full Story Dentons is happy to welcome Bonnie Anderson as a partner in its Real Estate group. Based in Calgary, Bonnie will be a key member of the Firm’s Planning and Development team.
Full Story E2open, a network-based provider of 100% cloud-based, end-to-end supply chain management software, announced it has entered into a business combination agreement with CC Neuberger Principal Holdings I (NYSE: PCPL), a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company (SPAC). The transaction values E2open at an enterprise value of US $2.57b. Willkie represented E2open in the transaction.
Full Story Australian firm LegalVision will move into New Zealand next year to tap into demand from small and medium businesses as the Pacific Island nation’s economy recovers from the coronavirus pandemic.
Full Story Kirkland & Ellis represented The Jordan Company, L.P. in its acquisition of the Performance Materials business of PQ Group Holdings Inc.
Full Story Shearman & Sterling elects Jean-Louis Neves Mandelli to the partnership.
Full Story Shearman & Sterling represented the representatives of the initial purchasers in Leidos, Inc.’s $1bn notes offering.
Full Story Shearman & Sterling represented the dealer managers in ArcelorMittal's cash tender offer.
Full Story Latham & Watkins advised Aligos Therapeutics, Inc. on its IPO.
Full Story White & Case advised European Investment Fund and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development on a Greek Auto ABS originated by Olympic Commercial & Tourist Enterprises Single Member S.A.
Full Story Cahill Gordon adds finance partner Jonathan Brownson for an annual $69.m package guaranteed for 3 years.
Full Story Baker McKenzie appoints Shih Yann Loo and Melinda Phelan to its Executive Committee.
Full Story Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati outsources its office services and records management to Epiq.
Full Story Wilson Allen adds to its legal tech training capabilities with the acquisition of Capensys.
Full Story Legal research platform Gavelytics announces expanded offerings.
Full Story 35 of the Am Law 100 have launched captive ALSP's according to a report by Baretz+Brunelle.
Full Story Davis Polk advises DouYu International Holdings Limited in its merger with HUYA Inc.
Full Story Goodwin advised Lead Edge Capital on the formation of Lead Edge Capital V.
Full Story Simpson Thacher represented the dealer managers and solicitation agents in Ascent Resources Utica Holdings, LLC's notes exchange offer and consent solicitation.
Full Story Baker Botts appoints Russell Lewis as managing partner of its Houston office.
Full Story Baker Botts partner Rebeca Huddle is appointed judge of the Texas Supreme Court.
Full Story Simpson Thacher represented BofA Securities, Inc. and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC in Berkshire Hathaway Finance Corporation's $2.5bn debt offering.
Full Story Simpson Thacher represented the placement agents in Grupo Mateus S.A.'s São Paulo IPO.
Full Story Holland & Knight advised Alinda Capital Partners and University Superannuation Scheme Limited on their acquisition of PECO Pallet, Inc.
Full Story Legaltech Hub, a global directory of legal tech tools, launched today.
Full Story Vinson & Elkins advises the lenders in MD America Energy, LLC’s Chapter 11 cases.
Full Story Baker Botts, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, and K&L Gates have added hydrogen practices.
Full Story Dechert advised Precisely on the sale of Confirm to Dude Solutions.
Full Story Per-diem lawyers are out of work due to court closures and videoconferencing amid the Coronavirus.
Full Story GrayRobinson adds Jonathan Blackmore as Of Counsel to its Fort Lauderdale office.
Full Story Baker Botts appoints Russell Lewis as Partner-In-Charge of its Houston office.
Full Story Proskauer announces today that it is advising KB US Holdings in their Chapter 11 cases.
Full Story A Buchanan team advises Carpenter Contractors of America in the sale of its fabricated lumber components and field installation services businesses to Kodiak Building Partners
Full Story Covington advises TriState Capital Holdings, Inc., which entered into a definitive agreement with funds managed by Stone Point Capital LLC to raise $105M in new capital to finance the continued execution of the company’s high-growth strategy.
Full Story Covington advised Uber Technologies in its Rule 144A offering of $500M principal amount of 6.25% senior notes due 2028.
Full Story FIFS Holdings Corp., parent company to announces the acquisition of First Investors by funds affiliated with Gallatin Point Capital.
Full Story Davis Polk represented the representative of the initial purchasers of a Rule 144A/Regulation S offering by Acadia Healthcare Company, Inc. of $475M aggregate principal amount of its 5.000% senior notes due 2029.
Full Story Davis Polk represents Natura &Co Holding S.A. in connection with a global offering of 121,400,000 common shares for about R$5.6B($1B).
Full Story O’Melveny advises Menlo Microsystems, Inc. in its US$44M Series B funding round.
Full Story Weil represents funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, Inc. in its acquisition of a U.S. telecommunications platform.
Full Story Fenwick advises Stripe, a global technology company building economic infrastructure for the internet, in its deal to acquire Paystack,
Full Story Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton has added a 5 lawyer IP litigation team focused on high-stakes biopharma patent disputes.
Full Story White & Case LLP has gained Andrew O'Neill to the Firm's Financial Restructuring and Insolvency (FRI) Practice in Chicago.
Full Story White & Case LLP represented Siemens Financial Services, the financing arm of Siemens, on its acquisition of a 49% stake in Brazil-based solar developer Brasol Participações e Empreendimentos S.A. Brasol is a distributed solar generation company
Full Story DLA Piper represented Crédito Real, S.A.B. de C.V., SOFOM, E.N.R., in obtaining a US$50 million line of credit from Barclays Bank PLC
Full Story Simpson Thacher Advises Hoover Group, Inc. in connection with a new first-lien senior secured term loan credit facility and a new second-lien term loan facility.
Full Story The investment-grade senior notes offering was launched October 14, 2020, and is set to close on October 19, 2020. This will be the first time in more than five years that Franklin Resources tapped the public capital markets.
Full Story Ropes & Gray represents Advent Technologies in its agreement to become a sole owner of subsidiary of AMCI Acquisition Corp.
Full Story The Amsterdam, Fort Lauderdale, London and Washington D.C. offices of Greenberg Traurig, LLP advised APi Group Corporation (NYSE: APG) in its acquisition of the international SK FireSafety Group from funds managed by APAX for a transaction value in excess of EUR 200M.
Full Story Executive Compensation and Employee Benefits Lawyer Maureen O' Brien has joined Holland & Knight in the Chicago office as a partner in the firm's Corporate, M&A and Securities Practice Group. Most recently, she was a partner in the Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Group at McDermott Will & Emery.
Full Story Sidley advised the underwriters in a US $1b SEC-registered offering by Smith & Nephew plc, a leading LSE- and NYSE-listed portfolio medical technology company headquartered in the United Kingdom.
Full Story Kirkland & Ellis is counseling Morgan Stanley Asia Limited as financial advisor to the special committee of the board of directors of Sina Corporation (Nasdaq: SINA), a leading online media company in China, in the potential take-private of Sina. Sina announced it has entered into a definitive merger agreement regarding the potential take-private on September 28, 2020 which valued the company at approximately US $2.59b.
Full Story Les Schwab’s board and shareholders have announced an agreement to sell the tire retailer to family-owned investment firm Meritage Group, which was counseled in the transaction by Akin Gump. David D’Urso and Eli Miller led the group advising Meritage.
Full Story Willkie advises Technip Energies B.V. in its participation in the capital raise for McPhy, a specialist in zero-carbon hydrogen production and distribution equipment.
Full Story Hogan Lovells represented Shop Apotheke Europe N.V. (the "Company"), one of the leading and fastest-growing online pharmacies in Continental Europe, on the incentivized conversion and early redemption of its € 135m 4.5% convertible bonds due 2023.
Full Story Ropes & Gray advised BVI®, a TPG portfolio company, in its acquisition of Benz Research & Development and its customized contact lens subsidiary, SpecialEyes.
Full Story Kirkland represented Appfire, a leading provider of apps for software development teams, on its acquisition of Innovalog, an Atlassian Platinum Marketplace Partner, and the maker of Jira Misc Workflow Extensions, one of the best-selling workflow products for Jira.
Full Story Troutman Pepper represented Piper Sandler & Co. as it served as sole placement agent for FVCBancorp, Inc.’s (NASDAQ:FVCB)US $20m subordinated notes offering. View a company press release about the transaction.
Full Story Attorney Chilton G. Goebel joined Saxton & Stump as a shareholder in the firm’s health care litigation and commercial litigation practice groups in Malvern.
Full Story David J. DePiano joins Fox Rothchild's litigation team as a partner from Shapiro Blasi Wasserman & Hermann PA.
Full Story Attorney Gislar Donnenberg has joined Locke Lord’s Houston office as a Partner in the Firm’s Capital Markets group, bringing vast experience particularly in the energy sector. Donnenberg joins Locke Lord from DLA Piper.
Full Story Hogan Lovells represented International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, in its US $27.5m loan to Jalles Machado, a Brazilian sugarcane processing company and biomass producer. The deal closed on 30 September.
Full Story Dechert has represented Ping An of China Asset Management (Hong Kong) Co., Ltd (“PAAMC HK”), the offshore investment platform for Ping An Insurance (Group) Company of China, Ltd (“Ping An”), on the launch of its first Undertakings for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities (UCITS) umbrella fund.
Full Story Paul, Weiss is representing Maroon Group, a global specialty chemical and ingredients distributor and portfolio company of CI Capital Partners, in its sale to Barentz International, a leading global life science distributor and portfolio company of Cinven.
Full Story Reed Smith announces innovation initiative dedicating three month periods to a single theme.
Full Story Hughes Hubbarb & Reed advised Winpro on its acquisition of Eximius Design.
Full Story Smith, Gambrell & Russell advised Latitude 27 Capital, LLC and JK Acquisition, LLC on the acquisition of JK Jewelry, Inc.
Full Story Allen & Overy will vote on changes to its lockstep pay structure this month.
Full Story Vinson & Elkins advised Apollo Global Management, Inc. on its joint venture with Altius Renewable Royalties.
Full Story Eversheds Sutherland and Norton Rose Fulbright ease Coronavirus austerity measures and take steps to repay the government's furloughing money.
Full Story Shoosmiths' confirms redundancy consultation that affects over 50 roles.
Full Story Kirkland & Ellis saved $2.5m by holding its annual partner conference remotely due to the Coronavirus.
Full Story Latham & Watkins advised a consortium of banks in Covestro AG’s capital increase.
Full Story Over 30 partners have left DWF since May.
Full Story Latham & Watkins advised Novo Holdings A/S on its increased investment in Evotec AG.
Full Story Law firms made tens of millions from election lawsuits throughout the US.
Full Story Hogan Lovells advised Italian luxury apparel producers Giuntini S.p.A., Ciemmeci Fashion S.r.l. and Mely’s Maglieria S.r.l. on their acquisition by VAM Investments and Fondo Italiano d’Investimento.
Full Story Littler announces new practice and industry group leaders.
Full Story Simpson Thacher represented Michigan Electric Transmission Company, LLC in its $150m notes offering.
Full Story Cleary Gottlieb represents Ontario Teachers’ Finance Trust in its C$1.25bn notes offering.
Full Story Baker McKenzie advised North Equity LLC on its acquisition of media brands from Bonnier Corporation.
Full Story Greenberg Traurig partners Christopher L. Bell and John Voorhees published an article on ESG titled, “Using Standards as a Framework for Environmental and Social Governance.”
Full Story Simpson Thacher represents Finance of America Companies in its proposed business combination with Replay Acquisition Corp.
Full Story Fox Rothschild adds David J. DePiano as a partner in its litigation practice and West Palm Beach office.
Full Story A possible trend of in-house lawyers becoming judges could be emerging.
Full Story Latham & Watkins advised Ardian on its investment in Angus Chemical Company.
Full Story Australian lawyers prepare for an uptick in Coronavirus-related insolvencies once government support expires at the end of the year.
Full Story Greenspoon Marder promotes Cynthia Howard to Chief Marketing Officer.
Full Story Greenberg Traurig adds bankruptcy partner Kevin J. Walsh to its Boston office.
Full Story Ropes & Gray adds healthcare partner Margaux J. Hall in DC.
Full Story Sullivan & Cromwell advised the underwriters in the Republic of Panama's three-tranche debt offering.
Full Story WilmerHale advised Cue Health on a $481m DoD award for Coronavirus tests.
Full Story Skadden advised Huya Inc. on its $10bn merger with DouYu International Holdings Limited.
Full Story Pinsent Masons advised Clough and Elecnor on their $1.1bn bid for an Australian electricity project.
Full Story Skadden successfully defended DuPont de Nemours Inc. and Corteva Inc. against ERISA claims.
Full Story ALM reported a rise in retail litigation activity in Georgia this past week.
Full Story Goodwin advised Ladenburg Thalmann & Co. and Chardan Capital Markets LLC as book-running managers in Immunome’s $44.9m IPO.
Full Story Davis Polk represented the representatives of the several underwriters in connection with the US $50m initial public offering of common stock by Aziyo Biologics, Inc.
Full Story Davis Polk represented the joint book-running managers in connection with a US $216.2m public offering of 5,750,000 shares of common stock by NanoString Technologies, Inc., which included 750,000 shares from the full exercise of the underwriters’ option to purchase additional shares.
Full Story Fox Rothschild adds Heidy Vaquerano. Heidy was previously at Wolf, Rifkin, Shapiro & Schulman & Rabkin, LLP in their Entertainment and Tech Group.
Full Story Jenny Goltz has been named co-chair of the American Bar Association (ABA) Labor and Employment Law Section on Technology in the Practice and Workplace Committee. She was previously the programming chair for the ABA’s Annual Symposium on Technology in the Workplace
Full Story Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick’s Corporate practice group continues to grow with the addition of Associate Garra Brown-Bartley
Full Story Simpson Thacher advised the underwriters in connection with the initial public offering and listing on the New York Stock Exchange of iHuman Inc.
Full Story Kirkland represented CC Neuberger Principal Holdings, a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company, on its business combination agreement with E2open.
Full Story Jamie Hamilton mentioned Friday, the London office of Jones Day has experienced an outbreak of the coronavirus.
Full Story Financial litigation lawyers are in high demand as millions of unemployed Americans look to rewrite the terms of their loans, mortgages, and credit card bills.
Full Story Jones Day represents Twin River Worldwide Holdings, Inc. in the acquisition of the iconic Bally's brand previously owned by Caesars Entertainment, Inc.
Full Story Latham & Watkins LLP advises the underwriters in the offering with a capital markets team led by their New York partners
Full Story Cravath advised the initial purchasers, led by J.P. Morgan Securities, Barclays, BofA Securities, Citigroup, HSBC and Wells Fargo Securities, in connection with the $1 billion 144A/Reg. S high‑yield senior notes offering of L Brands, Inc.,
Full Story Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is continuing their U.S. growth push by gaining an antitrust partner to its Washington, D.C. base.
Full Story Goulston & Storrs launched a College Sports Law Practice to help colleges complex legal landscape during the pandemic and beyond.
Full Story Choate advised New Heritage Capital in its recent investment in Carnegie Dartlet, a leading provider of strategic marketing solutions
Full Story Goulston & Storrs launched a College Sports Law Practice to help colleges navigate a complex legal landscape during the pandemic and beyond.
Full Story Munck Wilson Mandala hires sports lawyer Andrew Rhoden and plans to open a Miami office in 2021.
Full Story Fox Rothschild adds entertainment partner Heidy Vaquerano in LA.
Full Story Nelson Mullins merges with Shanahan Law Group on December 1, 2020.
Full Story Kilpatrick Townsend adds 5 life sciences patent litigation attorneys.
Full Story Shearman & Sterling represented Magris Resources Canada Inc. in its acquisition of Imerys' assets.
Full Story Fried Frank advised the joint bookrunners in Athene Holding Ltd.'s $500m notes offering.
Full Story Paul, Weiss advises Churchill Capital Corp II on its acquisition of Software Luxembourg Holding S.A.
Full Story King & Spalding advised Americold Realty Trust on its acquisition of Agro Merchants Group.
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