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Full Story Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has brought on Matthew O’Callaghan as a partner in Hong Kong from Goldman Sachs, where he was an in-house legal counsel.
Full Story Cecilia Ziniti, previously of Amazon and Cruise, was named general counsel of San Francisco-based Lambda School.
Full Story Mary Clare Bonaccorsi, the managing partner of Polsinelli's Chicago location, will try to balance the merits of generalization and specialization as the firm's new cross-departmental litigation chair.
Full Story Clark Hill announced today that the law firm has moved into new offices at Two Commerce Square with approximately 34,000 square feet of space on the 26th and 27th floors, in a lease executed with Brandywine Realty Trust. Located across the courtyard from their former location at One Commerce Square, where the firm leased approximately 21,000 square feet, Clark Hill’s new offices have been re-designed to meet the company’s specifications.
Full Story Baker McKenzie recently advised on the sale of 400 George Street, Brisbane, to Cromwell Property Group for a total sale price in excess of $520 million. The Firm's client, HSBC Trinkaus, sold its 50% interest in the property which it has held since it originally acquired the site in 2007, working with its then Co-Owner Grosvenor on the development of the iconic office building which finished construction in 2009.
Full Story Global firm K&L Gates is advising Sydney Fish Market on its major redevelopment, for which the New South Wales government recently announced that AUD750 million in funding has been secured.
Full Story Ashurst, Slaughter and May and Latham & Watkins are representing on Thomas Cook’s restructuring after rescue talks to save the company failed last night (September 22).
Full Story A Norton Rose Fulbright attorney has joined a London boutique private equity real estate firm as its new general counsel.
Full Story Akin Gump is pleased to announce that two energy-focused transactional corporate and private equity partners, Shaun Lascelles and Simon Rootsey, are to join the firm in its London office from Vinson & Elkins. Mr. Lascelles and Mr. Rootsey are expected to join Akin Gump in October.
Full Story Dentons' Real Estate group in Warsaw advises Skanska on a preliminary agreement for the sale of two buildings in the High5ive office complex in Kraków and the Nowy Targ office building in Wroclaw to the fund managed by Credit Suisse Asset Management Global Real Estate. The joint value of the investment amounts to approx. €214 million.
Full Story Parley Pro, a Los Altos-based business that provides a contract collaboration and management platform, announced Monday that the former general counsel of Clearslide would be joining the company as chief executive officer and chairperson of the board of directors.
Full Story Foley & Lardner is proud to announce that Jen Cafferty Patton has joined the firm as its first Chief Legal Talent Officer (CLTO). As CLTO, Patton is responsible for overseeing the firm’s legal talent development structure and leading all attorney recruitment, development and retention efforts, as well as all coaching and diversity and inclusion initiatives.
Full Story Arnold & Porter announced today that Allon Kedem, former Assistant to the US Solicitor General at the US Department of Justice, has joined the law firm as a partner in the Appellate and Supreme Court practice. Mr. Kedem, resident in the firm's Washington, DC office, joins veteran Supreme Court lawyer John Elwood, who came in June to lead the practice. The pair previously worked together at the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel more than a decade ago.
Full Story Winston & Strawn has hired former Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe partner Pamela Davis, a Foreign Corrupt Practices Act attorney, to bolster its white-collar practice in San Francisco.
Full Story DLA Piper announced today the launch of its LIBOR Transition practice, which will focus on assisting busnisses with impact assessment and advising on benchmark reform implementation across multiple jurisdictions and products. The practice will be led by partners Claire Hall (Los Angeles), Richard Hans (New York), Marc Horwitz (Chicago) and Isabelle Ord (Los Angeles).
Full Story Allon Kedem, arriving from the U.S. Justice Department solicitor general's office, said John Elwood’s role at Arnold & Porter was a significant factor in deciding to join the law firm.
Full Story Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton announced today the addition of Jessica Truelove as an associate in the firm’s Atlanta location. She joins the rapidly growing internationally-recognized Trademark and Copyright Team in the firm’s Intellectual Property Department.
Full Story With the addition of Glenn Brown from LexisNexis Risk Solutions, Squire Patton Boggs now has 14 attorneys in its Atlanta office, which it launched at the beginning of 2018.
Full Story Kirkland & Ellis advised GPI Capital in a $225 million convertible preferred equity investment round in Postmates Inc., a leader in the food delivery space, at a pre-IPO valuation of $2.4 billion.
Full Story Kirkland & Ellis announced Wednesday that former Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is joining its Chicago and Washington, D.C., locations as an equity partner.
Full Story Bentham IMF, the U.S. division of Australian litigation funder IMF Bentham Ltd., on Wednesday announced its third round of new hires since the December 2018 launch of a $500 million fund directed to domestic investments.
Full Story Cristine Pirro Schwarzman, daughter of Fox News TV host Jeanine Pirro, has also practiced at Weil Gotshal & Manges.
Full Story Latham & Watkins is advising Energy Transfer LP in the Dallas master limited partnership’s pending $5 billion acquisition of Tulsa-based energy transport company SemGroup Corp., which turned to Kirkland & Ellis for the transaction.
Full Story Founder Michael Hausfeld says he's still not ready to relinquish his chairmanship, but the litigation boutique is preparing for the road ahead.
Full Story Morgan, Lewis & Bockius is offering voluntary buyouts to its legal secretaries in the U.S., the law firm confirmed Monday, though it made clear that the program is not planned as a precursor to layoffs.
Full Story Greenberg Traurig has added partner Carol Barnhart and of counsel Arnaldo Rego Jr. to its corporate and Latin America practice groups in Miami.
Full Story Suzanne Filippi joins Hogan Lovells after time at TripAdvisor and two Boston-based pharmaceutical companies.
Full Story Loeb & Loeb LLP advised unscripted television producer Blackfin in its sale to Entertainment One. As part of the deal, Blackfin’s founder and CEO Geno McDermott will serve as eOne’s president of U.S. alternative programming, unscripted television. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Full Story Shearman & Sterling represented Dick’s Sporting Goods, Inc., as borrower, on an amendment to its existing $1.25 billion secured revolving credit facility agented by Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, increasing aggregate commitments to $1.6 billion, increasing incremental capacity to $500 million and extending the maturity date. The facility was used to finance general corporate purposes.
Full Story Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani welcomes Talia Delanoy as a partner in the Employment Law and Product & General Liability practices in the firm's Sacramento office. Delanoy was previously with LeClairRyan LLP in the firm's Sacramento office.
Full Story Dechert LLP continues to grow its leading global funds practice group with the addition of partner Ciara O’Leary to its Dublin office. The firm’s second partner hire to Dublin this year following managing partner Carol Widger’s arrival in January, Ms. O’Leary advises clients on a wide range of legal and regulatory matters, and has extensive experience establishing and operating European retail regulated funds (UCITS), exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and alternative investment funds (AIFs).
Full Story Patrick “Rick” Cox, a lawyer focusing on various tax aspects facing domestic and international companies, has joined Nixon Peabody’s New York office as a partner in the firm’s M&A and Corporate Transactions practice.
Full Story Rittenhouse Law opened in Center City last week, as other Pennsylvania law firms grew their ranks outside the state.
Full Story Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. (NYSE: PAA) and Plains GP Holdings, L.P. (NYSE: PAGP) announced on September 18, 2019 the pricing of concurrent secondary public offerings (the “Offerings”) by Oxy Holdings Company (Pipeline), Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: OXY), of (i) 14,977,890 common units of PAA at a price to the public of $21.46 per unit and (ii) 15,000,000 Class A shares of PAGP at a cost to the public of $22.05 per share.
Full Story Davis Polk is representing Charles Taylor plc in connection with a recommended cash offer for its entire share capital by a bidco formed on behalf of funds advised by Lovell Minnick Partners LLC and its affiliates. The recommended cash offer values the entire share capital of Charles Taylor at approximately £261 million. The offer is being financed by equity financing from Lovell Minnick funds and debt financing arranged and underwritten by RBC. Pantheon will subscribe a minority indirect intere
Full Story Fenwick & West advised Ironclad, a leading digital contracting platform for legal teams, in its $50 million Series C funding round. The round was led by Y Combinator Continuity with participation from Emergence Capital, and returning investors, including Accel and Sequoia Capital, also participated in the round.
Full Story Fenwick & West advised Navigating Cancer (NC), a leader in oncology patient relationship management, in raising $26 million in Series D growth equity funding. The over-subscribed round was led by the Merck Global Health Innovation Fund (GHIF) and TT Capital Partners (TTCP). Other investors in the round include BrightEdge, the American Cancer Society’s newly formed philanthropic venture fund; LabCorp®; ORIX Growth Capital; and Rustic Canyon Partners.
Full Story Ince has brought in Hill Dickinson’s head of global shipping Julian Clark as its new senior partner.
Full Story Milbank LLP has represented the H.C. Starck group on the sale of the tungsten business of H.C. Starck Group GmbH to Masan Tungsten Limited Liability Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Masan Resources Corporation. The H.C. Starck group is part of the portfolio of the private equity investors Advent International and The Carlyle Group. Previously, Milbank advised H.C. Starck group on the sale of H.C. Starck Ceramics GmbH, the Tantalum & Niobium division, as well as the Surface Technology & Cera
Full Story InDex Pharmaceuticals Holding AB (InDex) has finished a directed share issue of approximately SEK 140 million. The net proceeds of the directed share issue are intended to be used to advance the company’s lead drug candidate, cobitolimod, towards phase III as well as for general corporate purposes and financial flexibility.
Full Story Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright announced today the promotion of aviation, insurance and regulatory attorney Claudia Jackson to director in its Johannesburg office.
Full Story Cravath advised the underwriters, led by Barclays, Citigroup, Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC and RBC Capital Markets, in connection with the $900 million registered notes offering of Phillips 66 Partners LP, a growth‑oriented master limited partnership formed by Phillips 66 to own, operate, develop and acquire primarily fee‑based crude oil, refined petroleum products and natural gas liquids pipelines, terminals and other midstream assets.
Full Story Cravath advised The Walt Disney Company in connection with its $7 billion registered fixed and floating rate notes offering.
Full Story Jones Day advised High Road Capital Partners in connection with the acquisition and related financing by portfolio company U-C Coatings of Seattle, Washington-based Eco Chemical, a leading manufacturer of water-based stains and coatings used on pressure treated wood and in the manufacturing of wood products such as fencing, decks, and exteriors.
Full Story Burr Forman McNair announces the addition of associate Jennifer Leaphart, who joins the firm’s Corporate and Tax practice group where she will provide tax representation to individuals, corporations, limited liability companies, and general and limited partnerships. With experience in commercial real estate and family businesses, Leaphart counsels clients on federal, state and local tax issues as part of business planning.
Full Story Sidley Austin LLP is proud to announce that Meng Ding has joined the firm in Hong Kong as a partner in its China Corporate and Finance group. Mr. Ding joins from Kirkland & Ellis LLP, where he was a partner in the firm’s Capital Markets practice group.
Full Story Alston & Bird has opened a London location centered around its established finance and payments practices with seven lawyers from K&L Gates and Constantine Cannon.
Full Story A legal battle stemming from the $71 million sale of litigation funder Oasis Financial three years ago has ensnared two major law firms and a pair of Chicago lawyers.
Full Story Blank Rome LLP is proud to announce that Anna K. Milunas has joined the Firm’s Los Angeles office as an associate in the Insurance Recovery group, which welcomed partner Natasha Romagnoli and associate João P. Santa-Rita to the New York office last month. Anna, Natasha, and João all join Blank Rome from McKool Smith.
Full Story Cravath advised the European Investment Bank in connection with its $3 billion registered notes offering. The European Investment Bank, which functions as the bank of the European Union, supports projects that make a significant contribution to growth, employment, economic and social cohesion and environmental sustainability, both in the EU and beyond. The notes were listed on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange.
Full Story Cleary Gottlieb advised long-standing client Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. (Petrobras) in an abbreviated five-day exchange offer and a related tender offer targeting seven series of outstanding notes in an aggregate principal amount of approximately $7 billion.
Full Story Orrick announced today that structured finance attorney Richard Hanson has joined the firm as a partner based in London. He joins from Ropes & Gray.
Full Story Debevoise & Plimpton LLP has represented Providence Equity Partners in the formation of its eighth flagship fund, Providence Equity Partners VIII, a $6 billion global buyout fund, which closed in excess of its $5 billion target. Providence’s previous flagship fund, Providence Equity Partners VII, closed with $5 billion in June 2013.
Full Story Chapman and Cutler LLP mourns the death of our partner, colleague and friend, William F. Tueting, who passed away on September 15, 2019 in Salt Lake City. He was 77.
Full Story Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP is expanding its global Restructuring & Bankruptcy Practice group with the addition of Alison Elko Franklin as a shareholder in the firm's Atlanta office. Franklin, who joins from Dentons, will advise clients on a broad range of restructuring matters, including corporate reorganizations, municipal reform, creditors’ rights litigation, and distressed acquisitions.
Full Story Jones Day represented Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ:WDC) in its acquisition of Kazan Networks Corp., a provider of industry leading NVMe™-over-Fabric (NVMe-oF) ASIC and adapter products for next-generation data center architectures.
Full Story Corporate bankruptcy lawyer Jordi Guso has been elected managing partner of the Berger Singerman effective Jan. 1 as the midsize law firm makes its first generational change at the top.
Full Story After leading a team that won the biggest civil single-plaintiff human trafficking award in American history, McGuireWoods Washington, D.C., litigator Betsy Hutson will join the U.S. Department of Justice as a trial attorney with the Human Trafficking Prosecution Unit in the Civil Rights Division, Criminal Section. Her last day with McGuireWoods is Sept. 25.
Full Story Fenwick & West represented GitLab, a complete DevOps platform, in its $268 million Series E round of financing.This round was led by existing investors Goldman Sachs and ICONIQ, and also included participation from nine new-to-GitLab investors.
Full Story A team from Akin Gump achieved a multi-million dollar win in a patent case in federal court in Wisconsin on behalf of Inguran, LLC., also known as Sexing Technologies (ST).
Full Story Shearman & Sterling advised the underwriters led by Citigroup Global Markets Inc., J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC and UBS Securities LLC in connection with CSX Corporation’s public offering of $400 million of its 2.400 percent notes due 2030 and $600 million of its 3.350 percent notes due 2049.
Full Story Members of the Society of Actuaries are defending themselves against the rise of data scientists by having the SOA shift to a new, more market-oriented structure.
Full Story Jess Askew, a partner in the firm’s Little Rock office, is set to speak on September 19 at the Craighead County Bar Association in Jonesboro, Arkansas.
Full Story Two key renewable energy markets, Victoria and South Australia are tightening their guidelines and planning policies for renewable energy facilities against a backdrop of increasing development of renewable electricity generation and storage projects in the states.
Full Story Fenwick & West represented Nextdoor, Inc., the world’s largest social network for the neighborhood, in its $170 million growth round. The financing – which includes the $123 million raised in May of 2019...
Full Story Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe has bolstered its London ranks with the hire of a Ropes & Gray finance lawyer, its second new addition for the base this week.
Full Story Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Macfarlanes are advising on the merger between wealth management Tilney and professional services group Smith & Williamson, with the potential value of the new combined business to hit around £1.8 billion, according to the companies.
Full Story King & Spalding has boosted its combined U.K. and France profits by half in the year ending December 2018, the U.S.-headquartered firm’s international LLP accounts reveal.
Full Story Slaughters’ Cooke among four senior lawyers on Luminance’s new board.
Full Story Commercial Court upholds jurisdiction challenge and strikes out claims in respect of the collapse of Russian bank, Promsvyazbank.
Full Story Macfarlanes and Freshfields win top roles on £1.8bn wealth management merger.
Full Story Linklaters, Weil Gotshal & Manges and Herbert Smith Freehills are apart of the top companies to have been recognised for their charitable giving and pro bono work by ranking organisation GivX.
Full Story DLA Piper and Trowers & Hamlins have been selected to advise on the acquisition of a Grade II-listed Holborn building for £300 million.
Full Story Former RBS in-houser leaves White & Case after a year.
Full Story The lead player in the battle for mobile payments in India isn’t either of China’s pioneers, Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. or Tencent Holdings Ltd. It isn’t Apple Inc., Visa Inc. or even PayPal Holdings Inc. It’s Google.
Full Story Vinson & Elkins continues to extend its nationally recognized Government Investigations and White Collar Criminal Defense practice with the addition of New York-based partner Palmina M. Fava, who brings to the firm more than two decades of experience handling a wide range of internal and government investigations and compliance matters.
Full Story Today the Illinois Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Dew-Becker v Wu, a test case working to apply the Illinois Gambling Loss Recovery Act (LRA) to daily fantasy sports (DFS) sites. A Dentons litigation team led by Bill Gantz represents Andrew Wu in the case, which could have a wide impact on the application of bygone era gambling laws.
Full Story Atlanta-born King & Spalding made a significant move in Texas this week, hiring litigator Edward Fernandes, managing partner of Hunton Andrews Kurth‘s Austin location, as a partner.
Full Story Fisher Phillips, a national labor and employment firm representing employers, announces the addition of David Crockett as an associate in its Irvine office.
Full Story Akerman LLP, a top 100 U.S. law firm serving clients across the Americas, today announced that litigators Robin Johnson, Joseph Silver, and Philip Touitou have joined, expanding the national litigation bench in two key markets: Atlanta and New York. Johnson joins Akerman’s growing location in Atlanta from Dentons LLP bringing extensive experience in commercial litigation, while Silver and Touitou join in New York from Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP with specialized skills in professional liability.
Full Story Cleary Gottlieb is advising Goldman Sachs as financial advisor to Winnebago Industries (Winnebago) in its acquisition of Newmar Corp. (Newmar).
Full Story Simpson Thacher advised the underwriters in the recent public offering of $675 million aggregate principal amount of 4.75% Senior Notes Due 2024 issued by iStar Inc.
Full Story Willkie advised Genstar Capital and Mercer Advisors in the transaction, which will offer significant additional capital to support investments in the expanding client offering and Mercer’s momentum as a leading RIA platform.
Full Story The national labor and employment law firm is adding immigration law partners in Raleigh and Boston to capitalize on high demand in a quickly-evolving practice area.
Full Story Jones Day represented Inotrem S.A., a French biotech company specialized in immunotherapy for acute and chronic inflammatory syndromes, in connection with its €39 million (US$43 million) Series B round of financing led by Morningside Ventures and joined by Invus as well as historical investors including Andera Partners, Sofinnova Partners, and BiomedInvest.
Full Story Atlanta-based Alston & Bird recruited partners from K&L Gates and Constantine Cannon to open the U.K. office.
Full Story Adding a four-partner group from Bowman and Brooke, LA-based Lewis Brisbois joins a long list of out-of-town firms that have established offices in Minneapolis.
Full Story Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton is advising Brazilian state oil company Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. (Petrobras) through a $20 billion abbreviated five-day debt exchange and related tender—the New York-based law firm’s second gargantuan deal this month in Latin America.
Full Story Adding a four-partner group from Bowman and Brooke, LA-based Lewis Brisbois joins a long list of out-of-town law firms that have established roots in Minneapolis.
Full Story Simpson Thacher advised Sponda in the refinancing of two office buildings and a shopping mall, located in Finland. The loans were arranged by Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
Full Story Corey Lewandowski, former campaign manager for Donald Trump, listens to a question during a House Judiciary Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019.
Full Story Decree No. 228 of 2019 (Decree 228/2019) came into effect August 2019, which simplifies and revokes previous decrees of the Ministry of Employment (MoE) to widen the type of job titles allowed for foreign professionals to work in Indonesia.
Full Story Today's lawyers—both those entering the profession and those who are experts in it—face new obstacles.
Full Story After a jury came out with a defense verdict in a NJ talcum powder case last year, Middlesex County Superior Court Judge Ana Viscomi found herself preparing for a second trial involving the same attorney for Johnson & Johnson, Diane Sullivan.
Full Story Vaporizer company Pax Labs Inc. has confirmed media reports on Tuesday that CEO Bharat Vasan has been pushed out as the company’s CEO and the newly hired general counsel Lisa “LD” Sergi Trager will serve as the interim CEO.
Full Story Orrick increases team in London with Cooley hire.
Full Story The Nottingham-based company says workers in the gig economy, estimated by the TUC to number 4.7 million, risk having no pension and is continuing to call on the Government to extend the automatic enrolment for workplace pensions to include those working in the gig economy.
Full Story Simmons favours performance over hours in new associate bonus scheme.
Full Story Kingsley Napley has taken on a ten lawyer team including three partners to boost its employment practice.
Full Story Dentons international law firm and Vademecum business magazine held a private meeting of representatives of the private healthcare business on September 9.
Full Story The Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act (BPCIA) was enacted to maintain incentives for biologic innovation while increasing competition to stem soaring healthcare costs...
Full Story Singaporean court’s decision in relation to cryptocurrency trading has implications for cryptocurrency trading mistakes, smart contracts, artificial intelligence and if cryptocurrency is property.
Full Story Kingsley Napley seals first acquisition in two decades.
Full Story Dentons partner Judith Aron, Co-head of the Europe Compliance Group, has been appointed as Secretary of the German Chapter of the Women’s White Collar Defense Association (WWCDA). She is also a founding member of the German Chapter, which launched on September 12, 2019.
Full Story Educational non-profit Empire Mock Trial said 350 high school students from three countries and 11 states will be in Atlanta to take part in the competition.
Full Story Worker classification is not a new issue for the California courts, but a landmark decision more than a year ago, left a thriving legal industry—the freelance attorney marketplace—questioning its survival. Now, with the California Legislature’s passage of Assembly Bill 5, law firms and freelance attorneys can breathe a sigh of relief.
Full Story Since the U.S. Supreme Court’s venue-limiting decision in TC Heartland v. Kraft Foods Group Brands, it is clear that there is a great shift in where patent cases are being filed, with many more cases in Delaware, some in Northern and Central District of California, and a growing number of cases filed in Waco, Texas.
Full Story A cross-border team from international law firm Norton Rose Fulbright is advising China Mengniu Dairy Company Limited on its AU$1.5 billion acquisition of Bellamy’s Australia Limited by way of a recommended scheme of arrangement.
Full Story Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman has hired global arbitration partner June Yeum from Clyde & Co—the latest in a string of partner departures globally from the U.K. firm.
Full Story Fenwick & West represented HackerOne, a hacker-powered pentest and bug bounty platform, in its $36.4 million Series D financing led by Valor Equity Partners.
Full Story Extending a relationship that started with Blackstone Group’s founding back in the mid-1980s, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett is taking yet another turn advising the private equity and financial services behemoth in a multibillion-dollar transaction.
Full Story Morgan, Lewis & Bockius is offering voluntary buyouts to its legal secretaries in the U.S., the firm confirmed Monday, though it made evident that the program is not planned as a precursor to layoffs.
Full Story Greenspoon Marder partner Katya Fisher will be a moderator at HODL’s Seminar: The Path Forward for ETFs and Digital Assets on September 17th, 2019 at the Yale Club of New York City. She will be moderating the panel entitled “New Investment Products and Regulation.” Over the course of the afternoon, attendees will hear...
Full Story PayPal’s United Kingdom GC moves to payments rival Worldpay.
Full Story The new joiner becomes the co-chair of the firm's Americas infrastructure group.
Full Story China leads the world in facial-recognition and other new surveillance technologies, with its own government using the tools at home and Huawei Technologies Co. exporting them internationally, according to a new report by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
Full Story Armstrong Teasdale proudly reports the addition of four attorneys – Partner Francisco A. Villegas, Of Counsel Donald D. Raymond Jr., and Associates Christopher R. Johnson and Rhys J. Williams – to various practice groups nationwide.
Full Story Latham & Watkins is proud to announce that Chris Horton will join the London office as a partner in the Corporate Department. Horton’s practice focuses on advising listed companies, investment banks, and asset managers on a variety of complex ECM, M&A, and regulatory matters.
Full Story International law firm Goodwin announced today that Robert Young has joined the firm’s Tax practice as a partner in the London office.
Full Story Freshfields hires Linklaters finance guru in Paris push.
Full Story Baker Botts L.L.P., a international technology and energy law firm, announced today that George Fibbe has joined the firm as a partner in the Litigation Department. Mr. Fibbe previously served as Deputy General Counsel for Litigation, Regulation and Enforcement at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).
Full Story Baker Botts L.L.P., a leading global technology and energy law firm, is pleased to announce that Brendan Quigley, a former Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, has joined the firm’s White Collar Defense and Corporate Investigations practice as a partner in New York.
Full Story Latham & Watkins LLP advises Energy Transfer LP on the transaction with a Houston-based corporate deal team led by partners Bill Finnegan and Debbie Yee with associates Kevin Richardson, Dan Harrist, Madeleine Neet, Caroline Ellerbe and Ashlyn Royall. Advice was also provided on tax matters by Houston partners Tim Fenn and Bryant Lee with associates Jared Grimley and Michael Rowe; on benefits and compensation matters by Washington, D.C. partner Adam Kestenbaum with associate Stephanie Jeane; on
Full Story Jones Day is representing The Timken Company in its $165 million acquisition of BEKA Lubrication (BEKA), a leading global supplier of automatic lubrication systems.
Full Story Cravath advised the underwriters, led by BofA Merrill Lynch, Citigroup, J.P. Morgan Securities and Wells Fargo Securities, in connection with the $1.35 billion registered debt offering of The Sherwin-Williams Company, a developer, manufacturer and distributor of paint, coatings and related products to professional, industrial, commercial and retail customers primarily in North and South America.
Full Story Hodgson Russ is proud to announce that Peter C. Lutz has joined the firm as a Partner in the Real Estate & Finance Practice.
Full Story Miami litigator Andrew Hall, who took on eclectic cases like battling Sudan for damages in the USS Cole bombing and defending Nixon White House aide John Ehrlichman, passed away Monday on his 75th birthday.
Full Story Simpson Thacher advised the initial purchasers, led by J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, in connection with a 144A/Regulation S offering of US$600 million aggregate principal amount of 4.5% Senior Notes due 2027 by FMG Resources (August 2006) Pty Ltd, an Australian corporation (“FMG”) and a direct wholly owned subsidiary of Fortescue Metals Group Ltd., an Australian corporation (“Fortescue”). The notes are guaranteed by Fortescue. The deal closed on September 16, 2019. Since 2011, Simpson Thacher has
Full Story Davis Polk represented the joint lead managers in connection with Mizuho Financial Group, Inc.’s SEC-registered takedown offering of senior notes, which consisted of $600 million aggregate principal amount of 2.555% senior fixed-to-floating-rate notes due 2025, $500 million aggregate principal amount of 2.869% senior fixed-to-floating-rate notes due 2030 and $500 million aggregate principal amount of senior floating-rate notes due 2023. The notes are structured to count as total loss-absorbing c
Full Story Davis Polk represented the initial purchasers in connection with a Rule 144A offering by Harmonic Inc. of $115.5 million aggregate principal amount of its 2.00% convertible senior notes due 2024, including $10.5 million aggregate principal amount of notes sold pursuant to the initial purchasers’ exercise of their option to purchase additional notes.
Full Story Davis Polk represented Murphy USA Inc. in connection with an SEC-registered offering of $500 million aggregate principal amount of 4.750% senior notes due 2029 and a tender offer for any and all of its 6.000% senior notes due 2023. The 2029 notes were issued by Murphy USA’s wholly owned subsidiary, Murphy Oil USA, Inc., and are guaranteed by Murphy USA and by certain of Murphy USA’s domestic subsidiaries. Murphy USA used the net proceeds from the 2029 notes offering, plus cash on hand, to repurc
Full Story Sumon Dantiki is following an increasingly well-traveled path between the agency and King & Spalding.
Full Story Baker McKenzie, the leading international law firm, is investing significantly in strengthening its Brisbane office, as well as its capital markets and M&A capabilities, with the recruitment of two partners and two associates from Brisbane firm McCullough Robertson and a partner from Ashurst.
Full Story Buoyed by legislative passage of a bill in California, unions in New York are advocating to change state law to extend employment protections for app-based workers.
Full Story New U.S. sanctions against North Korean hackers and revelations about North Korean malware show how Pyongyang’s cyber operations have become a crucial revenue stream and a security threat that soon could rival its weapons program, American and industry officials say.
Full Story International Cloud Xchange filed for bankruptcy protection Sunday after reaching a deal with lenders that will erase $150 million in debt and hands control of the telecommunications company to its senior bondholders.
Full Story The call was short and cordial, but behind it was a stinging rebuke of the telecom veteran’s mission to turn the phone company into a media giant and leave a top lieutenant to finish the job.
Full Story Machines are strewn on the floor. Cranes heave building material through the factory hall.
Full Story With the UK renowned as an international technology leader, we are led to believe that organisations across Britain are digitally advanced. Innovations like artificial intelligence, machine learning and automation are evidently making an impact but the reality is that many businesses are unable to grasp the basics of digital tools like the Cloud.
Full Story McGuireWoods is expanding its tough global banking and finance capabilities with the arrival of London partners Lee Cullinane, who will lead the firm’s Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) finance group, and Marc Naidoo.
Full Story Moscow’s tight-knit elite legal community got a jolt last September when a high-billing team set out from Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld to begin their own boutique.
Full Story Last week, Assembly Bill 5 has been passed in California, with the aim to ensure holiday and sick pay for gig economy laborers. Under state law, workers are to be considered employees if they are integral to a company’s business, or if that company demands that they follow instructions.
Full Story A year after U.S. authorities shutdown Backpage.com, the biggest player in the online sex-for-sale industry, investigators are focused on three websites now dominant in the American market and the Swiss businessman who they believe may control them.
Full Story One recent afternoon, Carl Chow headed into one of the big pro-democracy marches that have convulsed Hong Kong for months. He didn’t plan to break the law, but he took pains to hide his identity behind a surgical mask all the same.
Full Story Mayer Brown is a international services provider comprising associated legal practices that are separate entities, including Mayer Brown LLP (Illinois, USA), Mayer Brown International LLP (England), Mayer Brown (a Hong Kong partnership) and Tauil & Chequer Advogados (a Brazilian law partnership) (collectively the “Mayer Brown Practices”) and non-legal service providers, which provide consultancy services (the “Mayer Brown Consultancies”).
Full Story Allen & Overy and a start-up in its Fuse tech arena have advised on a landmark bond that was issued on the blockchain.
Full Story Allen & Overy and Linklaters are set to receive almost £5 million for their advisory roles on the largest European listing so far this year.
Full Story Debevoise & Plimpton LLP has represented Providence Strategic Growth Capital Partners in the formation of Providence Strategic Growth IV (“PSG Fund IV”), with $2 billion of limited partner commitments. PSG Fund IV, which closed at its hard cap and was oversubscribed, received commitments from existing and new investors, including state pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, family offices and high net worth individuals. The closing of PSG Fund IV increases the amount of PSG’s aggregate capital c
Full Story Weil is representing Shandong Weigao Group Medical Polymer Company Limited (Weigao) and Argon Medical Devices Holdings, Inc. (Argon) on the refinancing of Argon’s existing debt. Argon is a U.S.-based manufacturer of medical devices and was acquired by Weigao, a Chinese developer, manufacturer and seller of single-use medical devices, in 2018. The refinancing comprises a New York law senior secured $375 million Tranche A Term and Revolver Facilities and an English law senior secured $75 million T
Full Story In two separate but equally historic steps, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP has named Stacey Borowicz and Ashley Pack as the new office managing partners in Columbus, Ohio, and Charleston, West Virginia, respectively. Borowicz’s promotion makes Dinsmore the highest-rated female-led law firm in Columbus, and Pack is now the youngest woman leading a Dinsmore location in the entire nation. The moves not only put two highly respected and accomplished attorneys in positions of leadership, but they also reflect
Full Story Lowenstein advised Mill Point Capital, a middle-market private equity firm focused on control-oriented investments in North American IT services, business services, and industrial companies, in its acquisition of The Pythian Group’s services division in a corporate carve-out transaction.
Full Story Fenwick & West advised Simbe Robotics Inc., a company leveraging robotics and AI to provide physical retail with insights into inventory and operations, in its Series A equity financing led by Venrock with participation from Future Shape, Valo Ventures and Activant Capital. Simbe raised $26 million, in the aggregate, in its Series A financing and an inventory financing agreement with SoftBank Robotics.
Full Story Attorneys from the Warsaw Office of Greenberg Traurig represented Credit Suisse Asset Management Global Real Estate on the acquisition of the Astoria Premium Offices located in Warsaw.
Full Story Sidley advised Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets Inc. in its sale of 100% of the membership interests of Leaf River Energy Center LLC, the owner and operator of a salt dome cavern natural gas storage facility in Mississippi, to a subsidiary of New Jersey Resources Corporation for US$367.5 million.
Full Story Sidley advised IDG Capital as the lead investor in HiFiBiO Therapeutics’ US$67 million Series C Financing. HiFiBiO Therapeutics is a global biotech company focused on mobilizing the human immune system to combat disease. IDG Capital led the round with the support of new investors, including Kite Pharma, Delian Capital and Hanne Capital. Existing investors who supported this round included Sequoia Capital China, VI Ventures, Legend Star Capital and LYFE Capital.
Full Story Jones Day advised KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc., as lead-left book-running manager, together with the other underwriters, in KeyCorp's public offering of $750 million of 2.550% Senior Notes due October 2029 under KeyCorp's medium-term notes program.
Full Story Davis Polk represented the joint book-running managers in connection with the $162.4 million SEC-registered follow-on offering of 2,680,089 shares of Class A common stock of Hamilton Lane Incorporated, which included 2,451,633 shares sold by the company and 228,456 shares sold by selling stockholders. The Class A common stock is listed on the Nasdaq Stock Market under the symbol “HLNE.”
Full Story Clark Hill is happy to announce that Justin Marks has joined the firm’s Corporate Business Unit as a Senior Attorney in the firm’s Washington, DC office. Justin will focus his practice on railroad transportation law as well as business and regulatory matters impacting motor carriers.
Full Story Partners Jennifer Terry and Mark Phillips were at Arent Fox for over a decade before the move. They started working at Reed Smith’s Los Angeles location in early September.
Full Story DLA Piper advised Stellex Capital Management, a middle-market private equity firm with offices in New York and London, in its US$352 million sale of Morbank LLC, a leading manufacturer of high-performance equipment and aftermarket parts for forestry, tree maintenance, biomass, land management and recycling markets, to Alamo Group Inc.
Full Story Dentons, the world's biggest law firm, is announcing today proposed combinations with five leading law firms in Angola, Morocco, Mozambique, Uganda and Zambia.
Full Story WeWork’s parent company has decided to list its shares on Nasdaq and plans sweeping changes in its governance as the shared workspace provider speeds up preparations for its hotly anticipated initial public offering in the face of tepid interest from investors.
Full Story The Federal Trade Commission plans to lay out how U.S. antitrust laws apply to big technology companies—an effort intended to guide its own enforcement and highlight potential regulatory gaps.
Full Story Investors are not buying into Groupon Inc.’s plans to reverse its yearslong slump by making a splashy deal.
Full Story A landmark California employment bill that passed Wednesday could have implications for companies and freelance contractors in fields beyond technology and ride-hailing.
Full Story Chief Executive Hock Tan, speaking during a conference call with analysts, said he is assured the bottom of the cycle has been reached but said it is too early to speak of a turnaround.
Full Story Baker McKenzie has joined the raft of firms advising on the re-generation of the iconic Battersea Power Station.
Full Story Reed Smith is to allow two trainees to finish an ‘innovation seat’. The new seats are each associated with a particular practice group, which identified projects in advance for the trainee to work on. There may also be other cross-departmental projects which both trainees will work on.
Full Story Natural Products Insider article “FTC warns more CBD marketers over disease claims.” The article discusses the FTC’s letters to three CBD marketers regarding claims that their products can treat or cure serious diseases and health conditions.
Full Story Clydes hit by further losses as eight US partners leave firm.
Full Story As wireless carriers begin rolling out next-generation 5G network technology and as 5G-enabled smartphones reach consumers, some investors are readying for a boom in new companies.
Full Story A Canadian cannabis company reported Wednesday the hiring of an experienced in-house attorney to lead its legal function.
Full Story Sprinklr, a social media management and marketing firm that counts Amazon, Nike, McDonald’s and Microsoft among its many Fortune 500 clients, has hired Dan Haley to serve as the NY-based company’s first general counsel and corporate secretary.
Full Story An eight-partner team has resigned from Clyde & Co’s San Francisco office, the firm has confirmed, which makes it the second group to resign in a month for the firm following partner departures from the London office.
Full Story Dentons achieved Mansfield Certified Plus status for 2019 after completing the Mansfield Rule 2.0 12-month certification program.
Full Story Allen & Overy has boosted its employment offering with a partner hire from Simmons & Simmons in London—the firm’s first lateral hire following its failed merger talks this month.
Full Story The sudden end to John Bolton’s tenure as national security adviser made headlines for what it means for the Trump Administration and for the country’s foreign policy. But where does it leave Bolton himself?
Full Story Augusta Ventures, the U.K.’s biggest litigation and disputes funder by case volume, has raised $115 million from an unnamed multi-billion-dollar U.S.-based investment manager.
Full Story Hogan Lovells acted for The Courtauld Institute of Art on the re-structuring of their leasehold interest in Somerset House in The Strand.
Full Story Norton Rose Fulbright is proud to host our Disruptive tech Conference 2019 to be held in both Singapore and Hong Kong.
Full Story Clifford Chance leads corporate bench in second 2019 hire
Full Story Square Inc. has granted $5 billion to small businesses and consumers and applied for a banking license.
Full Story Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, which just picked up a veteran intellectual property litigator from Durie Tangri, has added three more partners to its Silicon Valley office.
Full Story Norton Rose Fulbright is proud to host our Disruptive tech Conference 2019 to be held in both Singapore and Hong Kong.
Full Story A group from Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati is representing the Delaware governor’s office pro bono at the U.S. Supreme Court, challenging a federal appeals court ruling that threatens to upend how the state structures its judiciary, contract records show.
Full Story A Manhattan federal appeals court has wiped out more than $15 million in damages awarded to American Airlines, as the successor-in-interest to US Airways, in an antitrust case against the provider of the country’s largest network for booking airline flights.
Full Story In federal court, a judge in San Francisco on Wednesday ordered StarKist Co. to pay a $100 million criminal fine to settle charges that the company conspired with other companies to fix the price of canned tuna sold in the United States.
Full Story The U.S. Supreme Court boosted the Trump administration’s efforts to limit immigration by allowing a rule to take effect that requires asylum seekers to first seek refuge in countries they pass through before coming to the United States.
Full Story Bottles of Purdue Pharma L.P. OxyContin sit on a pharmacy shelf in Provo, Utah, U.S., on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016.
Full Story A group of lawyers from Wiley Rein LLP’s Privacy, Cyber & Data Governance, Telecom, Media & Technology, National Security, and White Collar Defense & Government Investigations practices authored a chapter on cyber risk management for a new book on corporate social responsibility, published by the American Bar Association (ABA). The chapter is “Cybersecurity Risk Management Is a Corporate Responsibility.” It was co-authored by Wiley Rein partners Megan L. Brown and Matthew J. Gardner and associat
Full Story Winston & Strawn advised May River Capital (May River), a Chicago-based private equity firm focused on lower middle-market industrial growth companies, in the establishment of Advanced Material Processing (AMP), a new platform company focused on material processing equipment for such sectors as food and beverage, pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, and chemical. Concurrently, Winston represented May River in the completion of its acquisition of Kason Corporation, which will be a part of AMP along wit
Full Story Reed Smith today announced the addition of two partners to its Labor & Employment practice group in the firm’s Los Angeles office. Jennifer Terry and Mark Phillips join the firm from Arent Fox where they were both partners.
Full Story International law firm Dorsey & Whitney LLP is proud to announce that Matthew (Matt) Bromberg has joined the Firm as a Partner in the Corporate Group in its New York office.
Full Story Sistema PJSFC, a publicly traded diversified Russian holding company, has announced that is has completed the acquisition, together with a financial partner, of a 46.5% equity stake in Sintez Kurganskoe Medical Products Company (Sintez) and a 75.1% equity stake in Biocom, through holding firm Sinocom Investments Limited (Sinocom), from investment firm Marathon Group for a consideration of RUB11.8 billion.
Full Story DLA Piper announced today that Peter Ekberg has joined the firm's Corporate practice group as a partner in Minneapolis.
Full Story Global firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP announced it is deepening its corporate capabilities locally by growing its Investment Management Practice in the Philadelphia office with the addition of Nathan Iacovino and Ryan Helmrich, both from Pepper Hamilton.
Full Story Glenda E. Martinez has joined Fox Rothschild LLP in the Los Angeles location as assistant general counsel.
Full Story Amanda Kramer, former Assistant U.S. Attorney for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, has joined Covington’s White Collar Defense and Investigations Practice group in New York as a partner.
Full Story Former chief U.S. District Judge Rueben Castillo is joining Akerman just five years after the Florida-based law firm planted a flag in Chicago and a year after it tapped a Chicago partner as its new chairman.
Full Story Jones Day advised MPLX LP in connection with a public offering of $2.0 billion of Senior Notes, consisting of (i) $1.0 billion aggregate principal amount of Floating Rate Senior Notes due 2021 and (ii) $1.0 billion aggregate principal amount of Floating Rate Senior Notes due 2022.
Full Story Kirkland & Ellis represented lenders on an approximately $1.27 billion refinancing for Train 2 of the Freeport LNG facility, including an approximately $180 million debt service reserve facility and an approximately $50 million working capital facility. The financing closed on September 11, 2019. The Joint Lead Arrangers were BBVA USA, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, New York Branch, Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, ING Capital LLC, Intesa Sanpaolo S.p.A., New York Branch, HSB
Full Story Husch Blackwell is proud to announce that Purvi Shah has joined the firm as senior counsel in its Kansas City office.
Full Story January 2019, the Decree-Law no. 19/2019 was enacted, approving the Portuguese REITs regime, which comprised some inconsistencies that were then identified by the market.
Full Story More than half of women working in law have seen or experienced sexual harassment during their career, this, according to a Legal Week survey that lays bare the shocking state of the problem in the industry.
Full Story Difficult working hours have long been accepted as part of the legal profession. But in Australia, a growing number of professionals are pushing back, with one senior lawyer warning that firms will need to hire more lawyers at the expense of partner salaries.
Full Story Earlier this month, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released its final rule with comment period adding program integrity enhancements to the provider enrollment process.
Full Story William Riina (Of Counsel-New Jersey) and Robert Neff (Of Counsel-New Jersey) have prevailed in a premises security/fraudulent concealment dispute on behalf of an NBA basketball team after 12 years of litigation in two separate lawsuits and a successful appeal.
Full Story International law firm Norton Rose Fulbright has advised Nordic Trustee, as bond trustee, in relation to €350m Norwegian-registered bonds issued by a Dutch group entity of telecommunications company Lebara (Vieo B.V.).
Full Story Dentons has elected Amsterdam-based partner Wendela Raas as a member of its International Board.
Full Story Tour de Law ! Lawyers and barristers will race on static bikes in their offices, following their competitors on a live leader board.
Full Story Morrison & Foerster, a leading international law firm, is pleased to announce the launch of its newest resource, the MoFo NDCal IP Resource Center.
Full Story DAC Beachcroft is contemplating making plans to launch a ‘flexi-lawyer’ service, in what would be the latest such move by a top 50 law firm.
Full Story International law firm White & Case LLP has advised Deutsche Lufthansa Aktiengesellschaft on the issuance of bonds with an aggregate principal amount of €500 Million.
Full Story On January 2019, the Decree-Law no. 19/2019 was enacted, approving the Portuguese REITs regime, which comprised some inconsistencies that were then identified by the market. Law no. 97/2019, enacted on September 4, 2019...
Full Story Norton Rose Fulbright’s London office sees senior corporate partner Chris Pearson leave to New York.
Full Story Due to former developments, it appears that a California Consumer Privacy Act (which I wrote about on ERE) amendment exempting employee and job applicant data will not be as robust as once envisioned.
Full Story Baker McKenzie has started a Latin America practice based in Miami, kicking off its growth with the hire of counsel Federico Cuadra Del Carmen, who returns to the firm after a year with Hughes Hubbard & Reed.
Full Story General James Mattis will join The Cohen Group as a Senior Counselor in October, the law firm announced today.
Full Story Blank Rome LLP is proud to announce that Jonathan Scott Goldman has rejoined the Firm as a Partner in the Commercial Litigation group in the Philadelphia office. A former partner and 10-year veteran of the Firm, Jonathan will draw on his recent experience as Executive Deputy Attorney General at the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General—where he served as a top executive officer to Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro and ran the Civil Law Division—to counsel clients on key regulatory shi
Full Story Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is proud to announce that Joshua Lerner has joined the firm as a partner in its San Francisco office. Lerner, formerly a partner at Durie Tangri, will continue to focus on litigating major complex commercial matters.
Full Story Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. (NYSE: PAA) commenced and priced a public offering of senior notes (the “Notes”) recently. PAA intends to use the net proceeds from the offering to partially repay the principal amounts of its $500 million 2.60% senior notes due 2019 and $500 million 5.75% senior notes due 2020 at their respective maturity dates in December 2019 and January 2020, and, pending such repayment, for general partnership purposes, which may include, among other things, repayment of i
Full Story Kirkland & Ellis advised North Hudson Resource Partners LP and its affiliates in their partnership with Split Rock Resources, LLC, a company focused on the acquisition of well interests in the DJ Basin. To date Split Rock has obtained $140 million in aggregate capital commitments from North Hudson and has acquired interests or participated in the drilling of over 190 horizontal wells. Kirkland also worked on investment fund-related matters related to this announcement.
Full Story The firm is proud to announce the additions of associate Jason W. Griffith and Of Counsel Matthew J. Langley to its Chicago office. Griffith joins the firm’s Corporate & Securities Practice Group, while Langley joins the firm’s Litigation Practice.
Full Story Davis Polk represented Tailwind Capital on its acquisition of Ventiv Enterprises Ltd. and a term loan credit facility and revolving credit facility provided to Ventiv Holdco, Inc. in connection with the acquisition. Antares Capital LP is acting as administrative agent in relation to the facilities.
Full Story Davis Polk is representing Tokyo Century Corporation in connection with its acquisition of the remaining 75.5% interest it does not own in Aviation Capital Group LLC from Pacific Life Insurance Company. The transaction values Aviation Capital Group at approximately $11 billion including assumed debt. The transaction, which is subject to obtaining necessary regulatory approvals and permissions, is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2019.
Full Story New York-based securities law firm Sichenzia Ross Ference is expanding West after hiring three partners from CKR Law, two of whom will launch a new Los Angeles office for the law firm.
Full Story DLA Piper advised Morgan Stanley Capital Partners (MSCP), the middle market-focused private equity team within Morgan Stanley Investment Management, in its recent investment in Ovation Fertility.
Full Story Morrison & Foerster, a leading international law firm, is pleased to announce that Chiraag Shah has joined the firm’s London office as a partner in its Litigation Department and will build the international arbitration offering in London.
Full Story MoFo ramps up lateral hiring strategy with Kirkland hire.
Full Story In the latter half of 2017, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the “Safely Ensuring Lives Future Deployment and Research In Vehicle Evolution Act” (“SELF DRIVE Act”), H.R. 3388, which sought to improve NHTSA’s “ability to adapt federal safety standards to this emerging technology, and clarif[y] federal and state roles with respect to self-driving cars.”
Full Story Greenspoon Marder will be hosting the Mothers Against Drunk Driving Dash Fort Lauderdale 5k Wrap Party on September 10th, 2019, 5:30pm – 7:30pm, at the firm’s Fort Lauderdale office.
Full Story Towards the end of August it was reported that NASA is said to be investigating the first ever allegation of a crime in space. An astronaut named Anne McClain allegedly was able to access the bank account of her estranged spouse from the International Space Station, but denies any wrongdoing.
Full Story The Big Four look set to continue their expansion into the legal sector as Deloitte Legal have reported it will be offering training contracts to aspiring lawyers for the first time from today.
Full Story An activist investor’s attempt to force a strategy re-vamp at AT&T Inc. spotlights the diverging paths the two largest U.S. wireless carriers have taken in search of growth.
Full Story The revised version of the PRC Drug Administration Law was approved by the Standing Committee of the PRC National People’s Congress on 26 August 2019 and will come into effect on December 1, 2019.
Full Story Dentons advised US private equity firm KSL Capital Partners on the acquisition of French boutique hotel group Les Hôtels d'en Haut from London based developer Perseus Group.
Full Story Amazon.com Inc. has agreed to take space in a first-of-its-kind three-story warehouse, a new type of distribution center that might reduce delivery times in congested cities to hours rather than days.
Full Story The last time Netflix asked me “Are you still watching?” I had to think very hard about it. Was I still watching? Or at least enough to make my $15-a-month payment worth it?
Full Story The Ince Group is going to open a new office in Aberdeen with the hire of a partner from accountant Grant Thornton.
Full Story 6 River Systems is a provider in collaborative warehouse fulfillment solutions. With the acquisition, leading multi-channel commerce platform Shopify will add a team with decades of experience in fulfillment software and robotics, including experienced leaders from Kiva Systems (now Amazon Robotics).
Full Story International law firm White & Case LLP has advised Hayfin, Commerzbank and Siemens Bank, as mandated lead arrangers, on the financing of THI Investments' acquisition of EPCO.
Full Story Dentons, the world’s biggest law firm, announces the launch of the French Desk in the Milan office with the recruitment of Lisa Alice Julien, Counsel in the Corporate M&A practice.
Full Story Global law firm Ropes & Gray announced today that tax partner Benjamin Rogers has moved to the firm’s San Francisco location from Boston to bolster the firm’s service to clients on their transactions. His arrival deepens the firm’s premier transactions offering in California.
Full Story The national law firm Carlton Fields announced today that it has moved its Los Angeles office to the Century Plaza Towers, 2029 Century Park East, Suite 1200, Los Angeles, CA 90067-2913.
Full Story Davis Polk acted as counsel to the underwriter, forward seller and forward purchaser in connection with the execution of a forward sale deal with HL1 17 LP (the “Selling Shareholder”), an affiliate of 3G Capital Partners Ltd relating to the sale of 16,960,717 common shares of Restaurant Brands International Inc. (“RBI”), no par value. In connection with the forward sale agreement, the forward counterparty borrowed an equal number of shares from third parties and will sell these shares to itself,
Full Story Davis Polk represented the underwriters in connection with an SEC-registered offering of $1 billion aggregate principal amount of 2.789% notes due 2024, $1 billion aggregate principal amount of 3.215% notes due 2026, $500 million aggregate principal amount of 3.462% notes due 2029 and $1 billion aggregate principal amount of 4.758% notes due 2049 by B.A.T Capital Corporation and guaranteed by British American Tobacco p.l.c., B.A.T. Netherlands Finance B.V., B.A.T. International Finance p.l.c. an
Full Story Ruth Stringer joins the firm from the Australian Securities and Investments Commission’s superannuation group.
Full Story Dentons is proud to welcome our new partner Matthew Diskin, our new associate Meredith Bacal and their legal assistant Nekeisha Mitchell to our national Litigation and Dispute Resolution group.
Full Story Winston & Strawn LLP is proud to announce the addition of Sandra A. Edwards as a partner in the firm’s San Francisco office. As a civil trial attorney and former Assistant District Attorney for the City and County of San Francisco, Sandra brings to the firm extensive trial experience in federal and state court, particularly in the areas of product liability, toxic torts, and environmental litigation.
Full Story As part of its plan to expand in the Pacific Northwest, Los Angeles-based Buchalter announced Monday that it will merge with Portland-based Ater Wynne, adding 22 lawyers.
Full Story Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is proud to announce that David C. Lee will join the firm as a partner in the Orange County office. Lee, formerly with Latham & Watkins, will continue his mergers and acquisitions, capital markets and venture capital practice at Gibson Dunn.
Full Story Stroock & Stroock & Lavan announced a new leader for its patent litigation practice group Monday, tapping longtime Kirkland & Ellis partner Timothy Gilman for the role. Gilman will be based out of Stroock’s New York office.
Full Story Zack Harmon is returning to King & Spalding from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, where he served as chief of staff until another partner at the law firm, Paul Murphy, replaced him in the position in May.
Full Story Cleary Gottlieb advised the underwriters in The Bank of New York Mellon Corp.’s registered offering of $1 billion senior medium-term notes Series J due 2022.
Full Story Addleshaws real estate partner re-surfaces in new private practice role.
Full Story Wachtell and Simpson Thacher bring back roles on Motorola’s tech investment.
Full Story Under current EU law, the question of liability focuses on the application of the ‘take down’ rules under the Electronic Commerce Directive of 2000 (the equivalent of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act in the US).
Full Story A cross-party group of MPs - which includes some former Conservatives recently expelled from the party - say they are willing to go to court to stop Boris Johnson breaking the law by refusing to delay Brexit.
Full Story Winston & Strawn has hired the chairwoman of Farella Braun + Martel’s environmental and product law department, bolstering its San Francisco litigation team.
Full Story Hogan Lovells has picked up a role advising British Land on its legal challenge against the company voluntary agreement of Monsoon Accessorize.
Full Story Stewarts partner joins raft of new judge appointments...
Full Story Dentons has strengthened its Energy offering in Hungary and the CEE/SEE region...
Full Story In a move advancing Mexico’s slow march toward decriminalising cannabis, the nation’s Supreme Court has ordered the Health Ministry to draft regulations for medicinal cannabis use by mid-February.
Full Story Rosenblatt hires from Big Four for its white collar launch.
Full Story The new addition was a was panel counsel for the SFO, the Attorney General's Office and the Crown Prosecution Service.
Full Story The High Court is allowing U.K. insurance group Watchstone, formerly known as Quindell, to bring a counterclaim against Slater & Gordon, in a long-standing dispute over the law firm’s £637 million acquisition of the group’s professional services division.
Full Story Clydes marine team hit by partner defections to boutique.
Full Story Recently this year, a team from Debevoise & Plimpton LLP acted as co-counsel on four individual communications that were submitted to the UN Human Rights Committee (HRC).
Full Story Six partners in London have resigned from Clyde & Co with the intention of launching a boutique legal firm, Legal Week can reveal.
Full Story James P. “Jim” Moran, Jr. has joined Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP’s Washington, D.C. location, the firm announced today. He joins from McDermott Will & Emery, where he was a senior legislative advisor after serving more than two decades as a U.S. Congressman.
Full Story Fenwick & West advised Cloudera (NYSE: CLDR), an enterprise data cloud company, in its acquisition of Arcadia Data, Inc., a provider of cloud-native AI-powered business intelligence and real-time analytics.
Full Story DLA Piper advised Raven Capital Management and Sculptor Media in the financing and production of The Minuteman, a feature film starring Liam Neeson that is set to begin production on September 9.
Full Story Davis Polk represented Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A. on its SEC-registered offering of $1 billion liquidation preference of series 9 non-step-up non-cumulative contingent convertible perpetual preferred tier 1 securities. The preferred securities will be listed on the Global Exchange Market of Euronext Dublin.
Full Story Fenwick & West advised Rhyme Softworks, an online platform for hands-on projects, in its acquisition by Coursera, an online education platform.
Full Story Milbank has successfully advised the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of PHI, Inc., et al. (the “Official Committee”). PHI, Inc. (the “Company”) is a global helicopter transportation provider, headquartered in Lafayette, Louisiana and founded in 1949. The Company operates in two segments, oil and gas and air medical, with approximately 238 aircrafts worldwide.
Full Story Fenwick & West advised Accel Entertainment, Inc., a leading gaming-as-a-service provider, in its acquisition of Grand River Jackpot LLC, one of the first licensed video gaming terminal operators in Illinois, for approximately $100 million in cash.
Full Story OptimizeRx bridges the communication gap between pharma and providers with its digital health messaging platform delivered through its nationwide network of electronic health record and ePrescribing providers. The inclusion of RMDY Health, a digital health software as a service (SaaS) platform, expands the reach of OptimizeRx’s network by using patient apps and web access as an additional channel for digital heath messaging.
Full Story Cleary Gottlieb advised BBVA, Citigroup, J.P. Morgan, Morgan Stanley, MUFG, and ING, as initial purchasers, in a global bond offering by Grupo Bimbo S.A.B de C.V. (Grupo Bimbo) of its $600 million 4% senior notes.
Full Story Buchalter’s Corporate Practice advised New York-based Araca Group, in the sale of its music merchandise division to Sony Music Entertainment’s The Thread Shop. Buchalter’s team was led by Shareholder Jeremy Weitz and Senior Counsel Sarin Tavlin.
Full Story Davis Polk represented TPG Capital, the private equity platform of global alternative asset firm TPG, on its acquisition of Convey Health Solutions from New Mountain Capital and related acquisition financing. As part of the transaction, Convey management and other select stakeholders will remain invested in the company. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Full Story Scott D. Samlin has joined Blank Rome LLP as a partner in the Consumer Financial Services practice group in the New York office.
Full Story Cahill advised the lead arranger in connection with a $415,000,000 term loan B credit facility, a $50,000,000 revolving credit facility, and a $135,000,000 delayed draw term loan credit facility for PaySimple, Inc., an IT service management company. Proceeds from the credit facilities were used to refinance existing indebtedness.
Full Story Cahill advised the initial purchasers in connection with Rule 144A offerings of $600,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 4.625% Senior Secured First Lien Notes due 2024, $2,100,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 4.875% Senior Secured First Lien Notes due 2026, and $1,500,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 5.125% Senior Secured First Lien Notes due 2027 of Tenet Healthcare Corporation, a multinational healthcare services company. Proceeds from the offerings were used for refinancing exist
Full Story We are saddened by the sudden death of our friend and Partner, Mark Poker. Mark suffered a heart attack on Saturday and never regained consciousness after that. Today would have been his 56th birthday. Mark joins his wife Mary Catherine who passed 10 years ago.
Full Story Baker McKenzie Switzerland has advised Henglin Home Furnishings Co. , Ltd.(formerly Zhejiang Henglin Chair industry Co., Ltd.), a Chinese listed group based in Anji, China, in the completion of their cross-border financing and acquisition of Lista Office Goup, a Swiss group with 330 employees and presence all over Switzerland.
Full Story Jody Rudman, a former federal prosecutor who is now a litigator for health care clients, has signed on with Husch Blackwell as a partner in Austin, coming from Nossaman.
Full Story The Firm advised KKR in its acquisition of a majority stake in leading Indian education services provider EuroKids International Pvt. Ltd. from the existing investor consortium led by Gaja Capital, one of India’s leading independent private equity funds. KKR made its investment from its Asian Fund III.
Full Story Davis Polk represented the book-running manager on an SEC-registered offering by Mohawk Capital Finance S.A. of floating-rate notes due 2021. The notes are fully and unconditionally guaranteed by the issuer’s parent company, Mohawk Industries, Inc.
Full Story Davis Polk represented Texas Instruments Incorporated on its SEC-registered debt offering of $750 million aggregate principal amount of 2.250% notes due 2029.
Full Story Simpson Thacher advised Blackstone in the SEK 3 billion refinancing of a Swedish urban logistics portfolio. The portfolio consists of 30 properties, made up mainly of warehouse and logistics facilities, located across Sweden with a total lettable area of approximately 500,000 square meters. The financing consisted of both senior and mezzanine loan facilities.
Full Story McCarter & English is proud to announce that Joseph Lubertazzi, Jr. has been named chair of the firm’s Executive Committee, effective October 1, 2019. Joe has been with McCarter for almost 35 years and is a partner in the firm’s Bankruptcy & Commercial Litigation practice. He has served on the Executive Committee since 2015. He will succeed Michael P. Kelly, who decided to step down after a decade as chair and will devote himself to doing what he loves: Trying cases.
Full Story Nasdaq Inc. announced Thursday that its executive vice president and global chief legal and policy officer will take over the role of vice chairman Oct. 1 and its general counsel for North America has been named chief legal officer.
Full Story Dentons is set to merge with two new South American firms in a bid to further strengthen its Central and South American footprint following a series of tie-ups on the continent.
Full Story Ropes & Gray represented TPG Capital in its definitive agreement to acquire CollabNet VersionOne, a leading software delivery platform provider for Agile planning, DevOps, and Value Stream Management, from Vector Capital. The transaction was announced on September 4. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
Full Story Sara Tucker, who joined Womble Thursday, said she was ready to spread her wings after nine years at Greenberg on Lori Cohen's pharma and medical device litigation group.
Full Story Simpson Thacher advised the underwriters in connection with the recent public offering by Texas Instruments Incorporated of an aggregate of $750 million in investment grade notes.
Full Story Morgan Lewis advised Caithness Energy and Apex Power Group in connection with the development and project financing of the Guernsey Power Station, an approximately 1,850 megawatt combined-cycle, natural gas-fired power generation project in southeastern Ohio. The $1.6 billion in financing includes a $950 million construction-plus-five-year senior term loan, a $125 million revolving credit facility, and more than $600 million of equity, comprised of mezzanine debt.
Full Story Andrea Scheder is the latest recruit to join the corporate practice at Faegre Baker Daniels. The associate will practice from the firm’s Minneapolis office.
Full Story Baker McKenzie continues to grow in Sydney with the appointment of two new partners.
Full Story Chapman served as special counsel to an Illinois county in its first transaction under a commercial property assessed clean energy (PACE) financing program, which allows property owners to obtain upfront financing from private capital providers for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects in new and existing buildings. Funding is secured by a special assessment lien on the property and is repaid as a line item on the owners’ property tax bill.
Full Story Alvin So, a solicitor and investment adviser in Hong Kong specialising in IPOs, M&A, regulatory compliance, corporate finance, and direct investment transactions, has joined Nixon Peabody CWL as a partner in Hong Kong.
Full Story Planned Parenthood will expand a telemedicine program to connect patients with birth-control and other services via smartphone, part of the organization’s effort to extend the reach of its health-care offerings that Republican policy makers have sought to weaken or destroy.
Full Story Samsung Electronics Co. is releasing a variant of its latest flagship phone meant to boost adoption of blockchain, according to people familiar with the matter—a tall task for a next-era technology that still puzzles many consumers.
Full Story Office-space startup WeWork is adding its first female board member and un-winding a transaction between the company and its chief executive, after criticism ahead of a planned initial public offering of stock.
Full Story Apple Inc. on Wednesday joined U.S. companies including Deere & Co. and Walt Disney Co. in a recent sprint to issue new bonds, taking advantage of the steep decline in benchmark interest rates and a surplus in investor demand.
Full Story New Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s “do or die’’ stance to taking Britain out of the European Union by October 31 has been much discussed. But there is one detail of his post-Brexit approach that requires as much, if not more, scrutiny if the UK is not to become a magnet for more economic crime.
Full Story Dentons has built up its Intellectual Property and Technology practice with the recruitment of Alexander Odle.
Full Story Two Silicon Valley stalwarts, Fenwick & West and Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, have added partners to their Silicon Beach offices in Santa Monica this week...
Full Story Dentons, the world’s biggest law firm, has strengthened its Bratislava office with the recruitment of Juraj Gyarfáš as a partner.
Full Story As part of its goal to create Corporate Social Responsibility and specifically in terms of diversity and inclusion, the Firm inaugurated its first lactation rooms in their Mexico City office.
Full Story The Government in the U.K. has unveiled plans for a new legal panel which will provide services to all central government departments as well as other public sector bodies.
Full Story Ropes & Gray has become the latest firm to boost salaries for trainees in London.
Full Story Orrick announced that private equity M&A partner Justin Yi has joined the firm’s rapidly growing Santa Monica office. His addition follows the ...
Full Story Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck is happy to announce that for the second consecutive year it has achieved Mansfield Certification from the Diversity Lab, which recognizes the firm’s commitment to leading the charge toward greater diversity and inclusion in the legal industry.
Full Story A source said lawyers found out about the end of talks with Allen & Overy by voicemail shortly before the news became public. Will other merger hopefuls be spooked by the deal's collapse?
Full Story Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr (SEA&L) is happy to announce that it has achieved Mansfield Plus Certification for 2019 following the firm's successful implementation of Mansfield Rule 2.0.
Full Story We are proud to announce the appointment of Cecilia Lopez Santiesteban as the latest “Fragomen Fellow,” effective September 3, 2019.
Full Story Hinshaw attorney Joanna Storey recently wrote a blog post titled "Beware of web beacons that can secretly monitor your email." Published by the Bar Association of San Francisco's (BASF) Legal by the Bay blog, the post discusses the ethical issues for lawyers in connection with the use of web beacons—a tracking software embedded in a logo or other image—in emails.
Full Story Dentons Risk Consulting Managing Directors John Davison and Christian Blackwell are in Australia for a couple weeks for a series of events and roundtables focusing on the practical steps financial services firms and organisations operating in other high risk industries need to consider following the Final Report on the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry.
Full Story Tom Epps has joined Cooley as a partner in its London office, marking the latest key addition to the firm’s white collar group. He arrives from Brown Rudnick, where he was a partner for six years.
Full Story On 2 September 2019, the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (“CERD Committee”) published its decisions on its jurisdiction and the admissibility of two inter-State communications submitted to it by the State of Qatar (“Qatar”).
Full Story Clark Hill announced that the firm has combined with Las Vegas litigation boutique Gentile Cristalli Miller Armeni Savarese (GCMAS), well known in Nevada for its lawyers’ exceptional trial and litigation skills. Dominic Gentile, Michael Cristalli, Ross Miller and Paola Armeni have joined as Members, and Vincent Savarese and Mark Dzarnoski have joined as Senior Counsel. They will reside in Clark Hill’s office in Las Vegas.
Full Story The recent hires come after DLA hired another four partners to staff their new office in January.
Full Story Even though the Equator Principles have been applicable to certain asset finance transactions for some time now, the increased focus on sustainability measures within banks and financial institutions, the establishment of the Poseidon Principles, as well as the introduction of the LMA Green Loan Principles and the Sustainability Linked Loan Principles, are all leading to a change in focus.
Full Story Compensation and benefits partner Alessandra Murata is exiting Goodwin Procter to join Cooley.
Full Story Continuing the growth of Orrick’s Boston office, the firm announced that Life Sciences and Technology advisor Gregg Griner has joined the firm ...
Full Story Kelly Fermoyle has re-joined Faegre Baker Daniels as an associate in the intellectual property group. He practices from the firm’s Minneapolis office.
Full Story The London Life Sciences team advised Achilles Therapeutics on the completion of its £100 million Series B crossover financing which is one of the biggest growth stage venture rounds for a UK life sciences company this year.
Full Story In its non-precedential decision in INO Therapeutics LLC v. Praxair Distribution Inc., the Federal Circuit agreed with the district court that method of treatment claims reciting “excluding” certain patients from treatment were ineligible for patenting under 35 USC § 101. Stakeholders in the personalized medicine space likely are hoping that this decision will be cabined to the specific claims at issue, and not herald new scrutiny of more typical personalized medicine claims.
Full Story After stop-and-go discussions, a major part of the LeClairRyan diaspora—a group of 20 lawyers, which includes the collapsing firm’s former president—has found a new home with Northeast regional firm Barclay Damon, spread across New York, New Haven and Boston.
Full Story In the long-winded battle against law firms’ traditional hierarchical structure, some legal professionals in California say there has been progress, albeit slow progress, as firms become more aware that they need business professionals to compete in a constricting legal market.
Full Story American firm Covington & Burling has hired Clifford Chance corporate partner Rupert Harper as part of an extended push to expand in the Middle East.
Full Story Dentons has boosted its intellectual property and technology practice with the hire of partner Alexander Odle, set to join the firm’s Amsterdam office.
Full Story Nordic private equity company EQT has called in elite New York firm Davis Polk & Wardwell for the first time to advise on its planned initial public offering and a listing of its shares on Nasdaq Stockholm.
Full Story O'Melveny Brussels Managing Partner quits for rival firm.
Full Story Regarding the main legal mechanisms applicable in the Czech Republic, works are copyright-protected immediately upon their creation and do not have to be registered for this copyright to take effect. A different procedure applies to industrial property rights (such as trademarks, patents, utility models and industrial designs), which are only protected once registered.
Full Story Clydes partner exits firm for new general counsel role
Full Story Huawei Technologies Co. accused the U.S. of “using every tool at its disposal” to disrupt its business, including launching cyberattacks on its networks and instructing law enforcement to “menace” its employees.
Full Story A long tax dispute is racking up a potentially hefty price tag of nearly $2 billion and counting for dozens of big U.S. companies, including Facebook Inc. and Alphabet Inc.
Full Story It is easy to use the benefit of hindsight to say a deal was never going to happen. But Allen & Overy’s ill-fated merger attempt with O’Melveny & Myers really did come close to achieving the near impossible.
Full Story American Vice President Mike Pence and Polish President Andrzej Duda signed an agreement tightening guidelines on 5G network security, part of a wider push by the Trump administration that has targeted Chinese telecom giant Huawei.
Full Story Endicott Sweden AB, a wholly owned subsidiary of CLS Holdings plc, sold its entire shareholding of Catena AB, listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. The price per share was determined through an accelerated book building process.
Full Story Faegre Baker Daniels earned Mansfield 2.0 Certification and Certification Plus status from Diversity Lab, building on its commitment to diversity in the legal profession. FaegreBD is one of only 24 firms to achieve Mansfield Certification and Certification Plus status for two consecutive years.
Full Story Fenwick & West advised Modis Therapeutics, Inc., a privately held biopharmaceutical company focused on developing novel therapies for rare genetic diseases with high unmet medical need, in its definitive agreement to be acquired by Zogenix, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZGNX).
Full Story Dinsmore & Shohl LLP is proud to welcome Kelvin M. Lawrence as a partner to the firm’s Columbus office, where he will practice in the tax benefits and wealth planning group. Lawrence joins Dinsmore from Baker & Hostetler LLP.
Full Story Midwestern-based Taft Stettinius & Hollister is set to merge with Minneapolis-based Briggs and Morgan to expand the law firm’s presence in the Twin Cities, the latter firm announced Friday.
Full Story Burr & Forman’s Labor Team has successfully advised Mercedes-Benz U.S. International, Inc. (MBUSI) against a complaint filed by Region 10 of the National Labor Relations Board. The complaint alleged that MBUSI violated the National Labor Relations Act by threatening an employee for engaging in protected, concerted activity and for polling employees about particular activities.
Full Story Offshore firm The Maples Group, (previously Maples and Calder), has brought in shipping partner Jonathan Silver and associate Rachel Wong in Hong Kong from Norton Rose Fulbright.
Full Story Lumiance's CEO and its new president of the Americas discuss the virtues of partnering with the Big 4, how law firm investment has helped the AI contract company and why law firms have adopted a open stance regarding the adoption of AI.
Full Story Upholding a trial judge, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit determined that a litigation funding company’s contract provisions barring class actions and mandating that legal actions be filed in Illinois are void and unenforceable because they violate Georgia public policy.
Full Story The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission sued a Tallahassee-based investment adviser firm and its two prior principals Tuesday, alleging they defrauded investors.
Full Story U.S. prosecutors are looking into increased instances of alleged technology theft by Huawei Technologies Co., according to people familiar with the matter, potentially expanding beyond existing criminal cases against the Chinese telecommunications giant.
Full Story Over the years, Amazon has played down its goals. But as consumers flock to its site for everything from toilet paper to TVs, Amazon has quietly blanketed the nation with hundreds of sprawling suburban warehouses and neighborhood package-sorting centers, flooded the streets with tens of thousands of vans and even taken to the airways.
Full Story Blake Morgan revenue falls for third year running in fifth year after merger.
Full Story Hogan Lovells records 90% retention.
Full Story Robert Cooper (Of Counsel-Los Angeles) just obtained a legal victory in a long-running, high-profile appeal that shaped the law for millions of employers and employees in California.
Full Story John Major directs Herbert Smith Freehills as he joins forces with Gina Miller.
Full Story Facebook Inc. executives last year publicly touted their efforts ahead of Brazil’s presidential election as evidence of the company’s progress in mitigating misinformation on its platforms. Inside Facebook, the picture was more complicated.
Full Story Criminals used AI based software to impersonate a chief executive’s voice and demand a fraudulent transfer of €220,000 ($243,000) in March in what cybercrime experts described as an unusual case of artificial intelligence being used in hacking.
Full Story Tesla raised its prices in China ahead of new Chinese tariffs on imported U.S. cars, increasing the pressure on the California electric-vehicle maker to fast-track production at its new Shanghai plant.
Full Story Briggs and Morgan, a 135-attorney Minneapolis/St. Paul firm with roots dating back to 1882, is conflating with the Taft law firm, effective Jan. 1, 2020. Once completed, Taft’s more than 600 lawyers will span 12 U.S. offices, primarily located in the Midwest.
Full Story Cahill represented the agent in connection with a continuous equity offering program in which Gaming & Leisure Properties, Inc. might sell shares of its common stock having an aggregate offering price of up to $600,000,000 of shares from time to time through common stock offering for Gaming & Leisure Properties, Inc., a real estate investment trust, in “at-the-market” offerings.
Full Story When we talk about differences regionally in employment regulations, the uniqueness of the American at-will employment contract often comes up.
Full Story As Benesch continues to add to its roster of top-notch legal talent, the firm is proud to announce that Mariam Keramati has joined the firm.
Full Story George Hinchey has rejoined Haynes and Boone, LLP as a partner in the firm’s San Antonio location.
Full Story Ropes & Gray advised Dallas-based Ambridge Hospitality, North America’s largest independent hotel management firm and a portfolio company of Advent International, in its entry into a definitive merger agreement with Interstate Hotels & Resorts, a leading independent multinational hotel operator. The combined company will create a global leader in third-party hotel management services, and will together manage a portfolio of more than 1,400 branded and independent properties in 49 states and 20 c
Full Story The international law firm Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP) recently represented Northzone on their follow-up investment in the Series B financing round for Berlin games developer Klang Games.
Full Story To accommodate its growth in Colorado, the Denver location of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP has moved to a state-of-the-art new office space, located at 1144 Fifteenth Street in downtown Denver.
Full Story Jones Day’s hiring of Brett Shumate, until April a top political appointee in the U.S. Justice Department’s Civil Division, is further evidence that the pipeline between the firm and the Trump administration remains relevant.
Full Story Willkie advised Kony Inc., the fast growing U.S. #1 digital banking SaaS company, in its acquisition by Switzerland-based banking software company Temenos.
Full Story Stoel Rives LLP is proud to announce that land use attorney Sarah Stauffer Curtiss has been elected chair of the Real Estate and Land Use (RELU) Section of the Oregon State Bar. She will lead the section’s executive committee, which oversees services provided to members. Curtiss’s one-year term will begin in January 2020.
Full Story For the latest insertion to its shareholder activism practice, Sidley Austin has brought on a lawyer from a locally headquartered shareholder relations advising firm that merged into a larger operation last year.
Full Story Judges in three states have divvied up more than $440 million in attorney fees so far in the litigation over Syngenta’s genetically modified corn, but their orders have began multiple appeals and an unusual rebuke from the bench.
Full Story Davis Polk is advising Temenos AG on its $559 million acquisition of company, Kony Inc. and related debt financing arrangements.
Full Story The maritime sector is welcoming new technology at an unprecedented pace, with advancements in automation, system inter-connectivity and data analytics all delivering new efficiencies and innovations across the shipping, ports and logistics industries.
Full Story K&L Gates has entered into a partnership with the Sydney Opera House, Australia's most iconic performing arts centre and tourist destination which is known worldwide as a UNESCO World Heritage-listed site.
Full Story Baker McKenzie has posted modest international revenue and profit per equity partner (PEP) increases for 2018-19—a year in which the firm faced a “challenging” market.
Full Story Mayer Brown advised Universal-Investment, managed by GPEP GmbH, on the sale of ten branches of the German discount store, Netto Marken-Discount, to a project developer.
Full Story International law firm Norton Rose Fulbright has been retained by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) to handle the holistic legal elements of the Power Africa East Africa Energy Program, which aims to expand affordable and reliable electricity services in East Africa.
Full Story A one-time trainee legal executive at Burges Salmon has been expelled from the industry for fabricating evidence in an application she submitted.
Full Story A five-lawyer Linklaters private client team is exiting to join Fieldfisher, just three years after the Magic Circle firm started rebuilding the practice.
Full Story Tax and legal adviser Andersen Global has put a pin on the map in the Netherlands as it continues its international expansion push.
Full Story International law firm White & Case LLP has advised ING Belgium SA/NV and KBC Bank NV, as mandated lead arrangers and bookrunners, on the financing of Waterland's acquisition of Ad Ultima Group and Pylades.
Full Story The dog days of summer are a good time as any to look at where we are with AI.
Full Story Attorney at Taft, Erica Spitzig will be a panelist at the seminar “Groundwater and the Clean Water Act: Where Will SCOTUS Draw the Line?”
Full Story Attorneys from shuttering LeClairRyan continue to find new homes, with a group of four attorneys and four intellectual property professionals landing at Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz’s offices in Washington, D.C., and Northern Virginia, and five litigators opening a Richmond, Virginia, office for Baltimore-based Miles & Stockbridge.
Full Story Davis Polk represented JPMorgan Chase & Co. in connection with its cash tender offer to purchase certain of its senior debt securities in an approximate aggregate amount of $2.7 billion.
Full Story Davis Polk represented BBVA USA, a wholly owned subsidiary of BBVA USA Bancshares, Inc., in connection with the offering of $600 million aggregate principal amount of its 2.500% senior notes due 2024. The notes were sold under BBVA USA’s $5 billion global bank note program. The notes were offered pursuant to an exemption from registration provided by Section 3(a)(2) of the Securities Act.
Full Story Manatt began working with Children’s Law Center of California (CLC), along with various statewide allies, to increase funding aimed at reducing extremely high caseloads for attorneys who represent children and parents in California’s dependency courts. That year, the firm helped CLC lobby for an $11 million increase in the state budget allocated for dependency counsel, and successfully lobbied for the approval of a separate line item for funding dependency counsel in future state budgets. Before
Full Story Nelson Mullins Broad and Cassel announced today that healthcare lawyer Heather S. Miller has joined the firm as of counsel in Boca Raton. She joins from the Cancer Treatment Centers of America, where she was associate general counsel.
Full Story Dentons, the world’s largest law firm, announces the addition of Sean Grygiel as a partner in its Venture Technology and Emerging Growth Companies practice group. His joining follows the addition of Rob Condon as counsel and associate Talia Tanielian. All are resident in the Firm’s NY Meatpacking office.
Full Story Fenwick & West has grabbed the lead role in bringing fitness company Peloton to the public market, according to the company’s registration statement filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday.
Full Story A federal prosecutor thought she might have caught Cliff Sloan in a lie Tuesday—and that she had proof .
Full Story BP announced today that it has agreed to sell its entire business in Alaska to Hilcorp Alaska, based in Anchorage, Alaska. Under the terms of the agreement, Hilcorp will purchase all of BP’s interests in the state for a total consideration of $5.6 billion.
Full Story As of recent months, Amazon has asked content suppliers for more exclusive licenses to movies and TV shows for IMDb TV, according to people familiar with the effort.
Full Story Peloton Interactive Inc. is going ahead with an initial public offering, a test of investors’ appetite for the high-end fitness category as the company’s efforts to grow equipment and subscription sales has resulted in steep losses.
Full Story A lawsuit making the argument that one of the biggest social-media platforms should be subject to the First Amendment got a hard look from a federal appeals court in Seattle on Tuesday.
Full Story Kirkland & Ellis, Sullivan & Cromwell and Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer are the firms involved in the latest deal between American pharmaceutical giants, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Celgene and Amgen, valued at $13.4bn.
Full Story Big Four auditing firm KPMG has added an additional recruit from a law firm – this time from Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP).
Full Story It doesn’t occur often, but it can be telling: managing partners or other law firm leaders abruptly jumping ship from their own firm for a competitor.
Full Story Baker Botts‘ Houston team is representing U.K. energy giant BP in the company’s pending $5.6 billion sale of its Alaska operations and assets to Hilcorp Alaska, the Alaska affiliate of a Houston energy company, which turned to Kirkland & Ellis for the transaction.
Full Story A political-action committee that focuses on turning out Asian-American voters recently used Facebook Inc.’s advertising platform in what it expected would be a cost-effective way to boost its list of supporters and donors.
Full Story Last week, President Trump signed into law two new pieces of legislation—the Family Farmer Relief Act of 2019 and the Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019—that will likely lead to an increase in bankruptcy filings from both small businesses and family farm operators.
Full Story Amazon.com Inc. and Indonesian ride-hailing company Gojek Group have held preliminary talks on a partnership, according to people familiar with the matter, which could expand the online retail giant’s services into a populous new market.
Full Story American officials are seeking to block an undersea cable backed by Google, Facebook Inc. and a Chinese partner, in a national security review that could rewrite the rules of internet connectivity between the U.S. and China, according to people involved in the discussions.
Full Story Human resources is a complex department comprised of every function that didn’t fit into another department.
Full Story Kirkland & Ellis represented Hilcorp Alaska on its purchase of BP’s entire business in Alaska. Under the terms of the agreement, Hilcorp will purchase all of BP's interests in the state for a total consideration of $5.6 billion. The sale will include BP's entire upstream and midstream business in the state, including BP Exploration (Alaska) Inc., that owns all of BP's upstream oil and gas interests in Alaska, and BP Pipelines (Alaska) Inc.'s interest in the Trans Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS).
Full Story Williams Mullen is proud to announce that Randal R. Greene, Jr., has joined the firm as an associate in the Corporate Section. Mr. Greene regularly counsels health care providers in mergers and acquisitions and will bring that experience to the firm’s Senior Housing Transactions Industry Service Group. He also has represented clients in corporate and transactional matters, such as corporate governance, entity formation, capital raises, and other general corporate matters.
Full Story Crowell & Moring has chosen Don Smith to serve as the firm’s first Chief Talent & Inclusion Officer to lead the firm’s lawyer recruiting, professional development, and diversity and inclusion efforts.
Full Story O’Melveny advised Honeywell International Inc. in its equity investment in Theatro Labs, an in-store, mobile workforce communication and management solutions company.
Full Story The office building’s lights were turned off, casualties of a government shutdown, when the team from Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom arrived to meet with Justice Department officials in a final-ditch bid to avoid registering as an agent of Ukraine.
Full Story Judge Thad Balkman speaks during Oklahoma’s case faulting consumer products giant Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiaries for the state’s opioid drug crisis, in Norman, Oklahoma, in July.
Full Story Mayer Brown advised China Overseas Land & Investment Limited (COLI), a real estate developer and manager, in the establishment of a US$2.5 billion medium-term note program.
Full Story International law firm Hogan Lovells is pleased to announce the closing of the Van Phong 1 BOT power project financing transaction.
Full Story Shearman & Sterling advised Andlinger & Company GmbH on the acquisition of HEW-Kabel GmbH, SiC Compund GmbH and VEGA Immobilien GmbH from the Flohr Family.
Full Story When it comes to personal injury, there are two kinds of insurance; fault and no-fault. In a no-fault state, a person’s own insurance company pays for their medic bills and damages.
Full Story Looking back, desertion from LeClairRyan over the past two years were a sure sign of the firm’s future, or lack thereof. But the seeds of the firm’s eventual downfall were planted years before that, in the expansion and compensation decisions during its best years.
Full Story Herbert Smith Freehills has advised the Commonwealth Bank of Australia on a $1.6 billion divestment of its Australian life business.
Full Story Hogan Lovells has advised long-standing client Swansea City Council on the procurement land acquisition and the regeneration of the Mariner Street car parks, a gateway site into the City.
Full Story The exit is the second London departure from the Magic Circle firm to unfold this month.
Full Story Leading international law firm Baker McKenzie has hired banking litigation partner Marc Florent to join its Dispute Resolution practice in London at the start of September. Marc was previously at Allen & Overy.
Full Story Florida legislators and Governor Ron DeSantis don't appear eager to legalize recreational marijuana. A bill to do so failed last year, and Governor DeSantis (who supports medical marijuana) has indicated he believes recreational marijuana has a “detrimental effect.” Nevertheless, advocates continue to work to move recreational marijuana forward via ballot initiative, and early returns appear promising.
Full Story Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson has joined Locke Lord’s Dallas office as a Partner in the Firm’s recognized Public Finance Practice Group.
Full Story Baker McKenzie has advised the American company Ingram Micro in its acquisition of the French based company Abbakan.
Full Story Troutman Sanders LLP is advising Loyal Trust Bank (in organization) in connection with its organization, equity offering, and regulatory applications, and, on August 23, 2019, the organization received conditional approvals from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the Georgia Department of Banking and Finance. Loyal Trust Bank is only the second bank charter to be approved in Georgia in the last 10 years.
Full Story International law firm White & Case LLP has advised Swedish steel group SSAB on the acquisition of Abraservice Holding, a subsidiary of Jacquet Metal Service, a European leader in the distribution of specialty steels.
Full Story Adding depth to the firm's public finance practice group, Fox Rothschild LLP is pleased to announce that Katherine S. Thursby has joined the firm as a partner in San Francisco and Los Angeles, effective August 1, 2019. The firm’s public finance practice is now composed of 16 attorneys nationwide, three of which are located in California.
Full Story Bradley is proud to announce that Kenneth J. Milne has joined the firm’s Houston office as a senior attorney and Timothy R. Cook is a new associate in the office, both are in the Construction Practice Group.
Full Story Arent Fox LLP is proud to announce the expansion of its International Trade practice with the addition of Counsel Matthew Tuchband.
Full Story Fenwick & West advised digital parking company SpotHero in its Series D financing led by Macquarie Capital.
Full Story The law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP is proud to announce S. Samuel Young has joined the Firm’s Dallas office as Counsel in the Real Estate and Banking Practice Group.
Full Story Simpson Thacher is advising Syncsort in its announced acquisition of Pitney Bowes’ Software Solutions business for $700 million in cash, subject to certain adjustments. The acquisition, Syncsort’s largest ever, is expected to close by the end of the calendar year, pending regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions. The transaction is backed by affiliates of Centerbridge Partners, L.P. and Clearlake Capital Group, L.P.
Full Story As the dust settles from the implosion of LeClairRyan, a growing number of its lawyers are finding new homes at two firms: Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith and Fox Rothschild.
Full Story Davis Polk represented the initial purchasers in connection with a Rule 144A offering by Proofpoint, Inc. of $920 million aggregate principal amount of its 0.25% convertible senior notes due 2024, including $120 million aggregate principal amount of convertible senior notes pursuant to the exercise of the initial purchasers’ option to purchase additional notes. In addition, Davis Polk advised counterparties to capped call transactions in connection with the offering.
Full Story Davis Polk represented IHS Markit Ltd. in connection with its SEC-registered offering of an additional $350 million aggregate principal amount of its 4.250% senior notes due 2029. The additional notes will form a single series with the $600 million aggregate principal amount of 4.250% senior notes due 2029 that IHS Markit issued on April 8, 2019. The net proceeds from the offering were approximately $380.2 million, which IHS Markit intends to use to repay amounts outstanding under its multi-year
Full Story Davis Polk represented the dealer managers in connection with a cash tender offer by Banc of California, Inc. for its depositary shares, each representing either a 1/40th ownership interest in a share of 7.375% non-cumulative perpetual preferred stock, Series E, or a 1/40th ownership interest in a share of 7.375% non-cumulative perpetual preferred stock, Series D. The aggregate total consideration payable by Banc of California for the securities accepted for purchase was approximately $46 millio
Full Story Littler, the world’s biggest employment and labor law practice representing management, has added Jon C. Yonemitsu as a shareholder in its San Diego office. He joins Littler from Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani, LLP. Yonemitsu’s arrival follows the return of Shareholder Liseanne Kelly, who rejoined Littler earlier this year.
Full Story The Firm recently advised the underwriters, led by Barclays Capital Inc., Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, in connection with the public offering by CVS Health Corporation of $3.5 billion of senior notes, consisting of $1 billion of 2.625% senior notes due 2024, $750 million of 3% senior notes due 2026 and $1.75 billion of 3.25% senior notes due 2029. The offering closed August 15, 2019.
Full Story Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton announced today the addition of Heming Xu as an associate in the firm’s Los Angeles location. He joins the Trademark & Copyright Team in the firm’s internationally-recognized Intellectual Property Department.
Full Story DLA Piper announced today that Edward Hanover will join the firm's Litigation practice group as a partner in Northern California based in the Silicon Valley office.
Full Story Pillsbury represented Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (“Sinclair”), one of the largest and most diversified television broadcasting companies in the country, as finance, securities and FCC regulatory counsel in connection with the completion of Sinclair’s acquisition of a regional sports network business from The Walt Disney Company.
Full Story There's no timeline, though, for the twelve major phone companies in the pact to fulfill the promises announced Thursday by attorneys general from all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
Full Story A Houston judge banned Facebook from implementing a new feature for users to clear their web-browsing histories from the site’s data troves, finding it would destroy evidence in a lawsuit by a young woman who claims a sex trafficker targeted her on the social media platform.
Full Story Dentons continues to strengthen its Intellectual Property and Life Sciences offering for clients in Australia with the appointment of Managing Associate James Ellsmore.
Full Story A jury in Columbus, Georgia, returned a $280 million verdict Friday, in minutes, against a trucking company whose driver crossed the center line and killed five members of a family traveling together.
Full Story Looking back, desertions from LeClairRyan over the past two years were a sure sign of the firm’s future, or lack thereof. But the seeds of the firm’s eventual downfall were planted years before that, in the expansion and compensation decisions during the its best years.
Full Story Akerman Chairman and CEO Andrew Smulian will hand over the reins to managing partner Scott Meyers next February, drawing a close to his nine years as head of the Am Law 100 firm and a leadership mis-step.
Full Story The Philadelphia judge who resided over the pelvic mesh trial that resulted in a $41 million win for the plaintiff in January has urged the Pennsylvania Superior Court to uphold the verdict and find that he properly denied defendants’ request that he recuse himself from the case.
Full Story SCL is a 60-lawyer Bangkok-based firm led by IP and M&A specialist Chavalit Uttasart.
Full Story Dentons’ Public Procurement and Government Contracts team members in Warsaw advised Solar Turbines Europe in its successful bid in a tender for the supply and maintenance of a set of compressor units for the Baltic Pipe project. The units will be used in the three gas compressor stations in Goleniów, Gustorzyn and Odolanów, Poland.
Full Story McGuireWoods continues to strengthen its Texas oil and gas industry capabilities with the arrival of partner Patrick Knapp, who has nearly a decade of experience representing domestic and international energy companies in major deals to the firm’s Dallas and Houston offices.
Full Story Armstrong Teasdale is listed in the top 25% of AmLaw 200 firms ranked by percentage of women equity partners by The American Lawyer magazine.
Full Story The Rebuild Illinois initiative, signed into law in June 2019, dedicates $400 million to partnering with Internet service providers to build 21st century infrastructure connecting communities across the state to high-speed Internet.
Full Story Sziklas, set to take on the post on Sept.3 and will be based at LaSalle's corporate headquarters in Chicago, will lead the team of portfolio managers for LaSalle's U.S. Custom Accounts clients and will be responsible for actively managing portfolios of office, retail, multifamily and industrial investments located throughout the U.S.
Full Story In Chicago, almost half (47.9%) of that space is pre-leased. New York ranked as the top market, with 14.6 million square feet (21% pre-leased) followed by Washington, D.C. with 10.9 million square feet (61% pre-leased), and Dallas, with 7.8 million square feet (63.9% pre-leased).
Full Story Seyfarth Shaw has hired a high-profile team of four litigation partners from Polsinelli in Atlanta.
Full Story In February 2018, Richard Gates appeared in a Washington federal courtroom to plead guilty to charges brought by Robert Mueller’s team, beginning his new life as a key cooperator in the special counsel’s Russia probe.
Full Story Jones Day was paid just under $24,000 to lobby in California for the investment funds in its quarter.
Full Story Fenwick & West represented Graybug Vision, a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company creating therapies for ocular diseases, in its $80M Series C financing led by CBC Group (formerly C-Bridge Capital), with participation from existing investors Deerfield Management, OrbiMed Advisors, Hatteras Venture Partners, a fund managed by Blackstone Life Sciences and other new investors.
Full Story A criminal defense attorney for Michael Avenatti said this week, that he planned to subpoena Nike Inc. over claims that the athletic apparel giant had improperly paid college basketball recruits and asked for more time to mount a defense to extortion and related charges.
Full Story Baker McKenzie and its member firms recently advised Gaw Capital on a joint venture with Allianz Real Estate to acquire the DUO Tower and DUO Galleria, a premium grade-A office asset with ancillary retail in Singapore, for SGD 1.6 billion.
Full Story It’s taken longer than expected, but Texas has launched full public access to its own statewide court records system, which is similar to the federal courts’ PACER portal.
Full Story Dentons, the world's biggest law firm, has voted to combine with Lee International, a leading law firm in South Korea, which has the 11th largest economy in the world and 4th largest economy in Asia.
Full Story Covington begins search for new London HQ as lease end gets closer.
Full Story Five members of Clyde & Co’s Edinburgh-based private client team are set to leave the firm for local outfit Gillespie Macandrew.
Full Story Mathew Ross (Partner-White Plains) and Patrick Geraghty (Partner-New York) obtained a unanimous jury verdict in Supreme Court, New York County on behalf of a building owner sued by the plaintiff who claimed an elevator plunged 32 floors, crashing from side to side, and came to an abrupt halt, after which plaintiff had to wait 90 minutes until first responders cut a hole in the wall. Plaintiff claimed that our client and co-defendant elevator company were aware of issues with the cables for at le
Full Story Mayer Brown has advised Entertainment One (eOne) on its sale to Hasbro, Inc for US$4 billion (£3.3 billion) to be implemented by way of a Canadian court approved plan of arrangement.
Full Story Litigation funder Burford Capital is facing a shareholder class action lawsuit after claims of being insolvent and, of doctoring its returns earlier this month.
Full Story Dentons’ Public Procurement and Government Contracts practice in Warsaw advised Stadler Polska on a tender for the purchase of 12 FLIRT electric multiple units with a gross value of over 1 billion PLN (€230 million, approximately).
Full Story Latham & Watkins has advised the lead committee of creditors of Steinhoff Europe AG in the approximately €9 billion cross-border restructuring of the Steinhoff group, a major retailer in South Africa, with operations in Europe, Africa, the United States, and Australia.
Full Story In a whistleblower action against Consolidated Rail Corp., a federal appeals court wrestled with an issue of first impression in rejecting Conrail’s arguments about lack of court jurisdiction in the matter.
Full Story Fisher Phillips, a national labor and employment law firm advising employers, announces the addition of Hollie Reiminger as Of Counsel in the firm’s Houston office.
Full Story Philadelphia-based Ballard Spahr has expanded its media and entertainment practice group on the West Coast by adding seven attorneys from Century City-rooted law firm Leopold, Petrich & Smith.
Full Story Bradley is proud to announce that Leah M. Campbell has joined the firm’s Charlotte office as a senior attorney in the Banking and Financial Services Practice Group.
Full Story Kirkland & Ellis represented The Simply Good Foods Company (Nasdaq: SMPL), a developer, marketer and seller of branded nutritional foods and snacking products, on its acquisition of Quest Nutrition, LLC, a healthy lifestyle food company, for $1.0 billion in cash. The transaction which announced today is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to close by the end of 2019.
Full Story The law firm of Thompson & Knight LLPed represented Stabilis Energy, LLC (“Stabilis”) in connection with a share exchange transaction with American Electric Technologies, Inc. (“AETI”) pursuant to which Stabilis Energy, LLC and its subsidiaries became wholly-owned subsidiaries of AETI and the former owners of Stabilis and its subsidiaries acquired control of AETI. Immediately following the closing of the transaction, AETI changed its name to Stabilis Energy, Inc. Stabilis Energy, Inc. is a verti
Full Story Dentons represented Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego (BGK) on a project to refurbish and expand the Adam Mickiewicz secondary school in Piastów, Poland. This will be a public-private venture and the largest PPP property construction project implemented by the municipal authorities to date. Under the terms of the contract, the private partner, Warbud S.A., will build a new school building, library and gym and will refurbish existing buildings, and it will provide technical maintenance of the school co
Full Story Gibbons P.C. is proud to announce the arrival of Daniel B. Weinstein, who joins the firm’s Newark office as Counsel in the Commercial & Criminal Litigation Department.
Full Story Shearman & Sterling represented dealer managers and solicitation agents Banco Bradesco BBI S.A., Banco BTG Pactual S.A. – Cayman Branch, Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Itau BBA USA Securities, Inc., Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC and Santander Investment Securities Inc., in connection with a notes offering by Cosan Limited of $750 million 5.500 percent notes due 2029 and a concurrent tender offer for its outstanding 5.950 percent notes due 2024.
Full Story Bracewell LLP recently represented Phillips 66 and Phillips 66 Partners LP (PSXP) as the borrowers in connection with the amendment and restatement of their revolving credit facilities totaling $5.75 billion.
Full Story Cahill advised 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLWS), a leading provider of gifts designed to help customers express, connect and celebrate, in its acquisition of certain assets of the gourmet food business of the FTD Companies, Inc. (“FTD”), including the Shari’s Berries brand, which were previously operated by Provide Commerce LLC, a division of FTD. The Company’s bid of $20.5 million was the winning bid at an auction held on July 31, 2019, the transaction was approved by the bankruptcy court
Full Story Pembina Pipeline Corporation ("Pembina" or the "Company") (TSX: PPL; NYSE: PBA) has announced that it has entered into agreements pursuant to which it will acquire Kinder Morgan Canada Limited (TSX: KML) ("Kinder Morgan Canada" or "KML") (the "Corporate Acquisition") and the U.S. portion of the Cochin Pipeline system ("Cochin US") from Kinder Morgan, Inc. ("KMI") (the "Cochin US Acquisition") for a total purchase price of approximately US$4.35 billion (the "Transaction"). The deal values Kinder
Full Story Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is proud to announce Steven M. Phillips has joined the firm’s Minneapolis office as a Principal. Mr. Phillips has over 25 years of trial and arbitration experience in employment and business litigation matters, and deep experience representing clients in the financial services industry.
Full Story Pepper Hamilton LLP provided legal counsel to AtriCure, Inc., a leading innovator in treatments for atrial fibrillation and left atrial appendage management, as it entered into a definitive agreement to purchase SentreHEART, Inc., a privately held developer of percutaneous left atrial appendage management solutions.
Full Story Philadelphia-based midsize law firm Weber, Gallagher, Simpson, Stapleton, Fires & Newby has added to its already formidable workers’ compensation practice by bringing on two partners from comparably sized Philadelphia firm Post & Schell, as well as several other lawyers.
Full Story Barnes & Thornburg LLP has added new corporate and real estate lawyers to its Atlanta, Detroit Metro and Washington, D.C., offices.
Full Story A federal appeals court re-instated a class action alleging the National Football League and DirecTV conspired to monopolize the market for live television broadcasts of professional football games through their “Sunday Ticket” subscription package.
Full Story A federal judge in San Francisco has given final sign-off to a $32.5 million deal Uber Technologies reached with a class of passengers to settle claims related to its “safe rides” payments.
Full Story San Jose-based Velodyne LiDAR and Latham & Watkins are alleging two Chinese companies of copying its sensors that help autonomous vehicles navigate the road.
Full Story A new effort is underway to find the answer to a quandary that has long perplexed the federal judiciary: why so few minorities serve as law clerks.
Full Story YouTube this week encountered a new lawsuit claiming the company systematically discriminates against videos created by lesbian, gay and transgender posters.
Full Story Another billion-dollar credit union is in the works in California.
Full Story The managing partner of Irell & Manella, the previous co-chair of its intellectual property practice and two other seasoned IP litigators from the firm have moved to Milbank in Los Angeles.
Full Story Judge Sandra Ikuta, who authored a controversial In re Hyundai decision last year, said certification of a class of minor league baseball players across the country would have "dire consequences."
Full Story Lawyers for Michael Avenatti early this week, asked a Manhattan federal judge to dismiss a criminal indictment accusing the embattled attorney of waging a multimillion-dollar extortion plot against athletic apparel company Nike Inc., saying their client had been acting in his legitimate capacity as an attorney.
Full Story Sidley partners Virginia Seitz, Carter Phillips and Joseph Guerra have each filed notices of appearance in the case unfurling in California.
Full Story Hackers are studying lawyers' practice areas, social media accounts and their firm's hierarchies to craft subtle but destructive phishing schemes, cybersecurity experts say.
Full Story The California Supreme Court on Wednesday decided to not immediately block a newly enacted state law that would force President Donald Trump to disclose his tax returns to appear on the 2020 primary ballot.
Full Story A Los Angeles Department police officer who mistook an airsoft gun for a lethal weapon and shot into a group of teenagers will have to face Fourth Amendment claims, a federal appellate court has ruled.
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