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Full Story Baker McKenzie takes DLA Piper’s Perrie Weiner and Edward Totino to increase its practice in Los Angeles.
Full Story A Ropes & Gray team advised Gauge Capital in its recapitalization of Schlesinger Global in partnership with the company’s existing ownership and management. Founded in 1996, Schlesinger provides qualitative and quantitative market research solutions to customers in North America and Europe. Through these solutions, Schlesinger is a critical partner to brands, market research providers, and agencies to enable market intelligence and interpretation of consumer insights.
Full Story Ropes & Gray advised Prospect Medical Holdings, Inc. in signing a sale-leaseback / financing transaction with Medical Properties Trust, Inc., a public REIT, related to Prospect’s real estate assets located in California, Pennsylvania and Connecticut. The transaction was structured using corporate level unsecured debt, property-level mortgage financing, and both operating and failed sale leasebacks, providing approximately $1.55 billion in proceeds to Prospect. Closing is anticipated in the third
Full Story Kirkland & Ellis represented TDR Capital and its portfolio company, Stonegate Pub Company, on the £1.27 billion recommended cash offer for Ei Group plc. Stonegate’s offer implies an enterprise value for Ei Group of just under £3 billion.
Full Story Nixon Peabody advised Chicago-based investment firm L3 Capital in its recent $40 million purchase of a parking lot in the heart of Boston’s Back Bay.
Full Story Paul Hastings LLP, a leading global law firm, has announced that it represented Citigroup, Barclays, BNP PARIBAS, Crédit Agricole CIB, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank Securities, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, RBC Capital Markets, Scotiabank, TD Securities and Wells Fargo Securities in connection with the $1.0 billion senior bond issued by CSC Holdings, LLC, a subsidiary of Altice USA, one of the largest broadband communications and video services providers in the United States.
Full Story Kirkland & Ellis represented Starr Investment Holdings, LLC, a multi-billion dollar New York and Nashville-based investment adviser, on its investment in Radiology Partners, the largest radiology practice in the U.S., for approximately $700 million. The investment will help to support the continued growth of Radiology Partners, including future practice and hospital system partnerships, as well as investments in clinically-focused technology and innovation.
Full Story Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin has boosted its Philadelphia Casualty Department with the additions of Tara Gill Nalencz, shareholder, and Kimberly House, associate. Both attorneys previously practiced at Rawle & Henderson.
Full Story Gibbons P.C. is proud to announce that James T. Corcoran has joined the firm as an associate in the Intellectual Property Department, resident in the Newark office.
Full Story Nguyen Thi Lang joins from Frasers Law Co., where she practiced for more than six years. Duane Morris is one of a handful of international law firms with offices in Vietnam.
Full Story Blank Rome obtained a win in the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia, representing the owners of 300 commercial properties, in a two-week trial against the City of Philadelphia for the city’s unconstitutional commercial real estate tax assessment practices for tax year 2018 in Duffield House v. City of Philadelphia. Blank Rome’s case, captioned under Liberty Place Retail Assoc., et al. v. City of Philadelphia, et al., was consolidated under the Duffield House caption. This was a matter of firs
Full Story O’Melveny advised InCountry, the first Data-Residency-as-a-Service platform, as it successfully raised US$15 million in Series A funding. This new round brings its total capital raised to US$21 million.
Full Story Timoney Knox added Tyler J. Dunphy as an associate lawyer and member of the firm’s students’ rights team.
Full Story Hogan Lovells’ Hong Kong location has made six of its support staff redundant in an effort to improve the efficiency of its business operations.
Full Story Though law firms have been downsizing their office footprints of late, the Chicago location of Benesch will more than double in size when the firm moves into 71 S. Wacker Drive this month. The 64,000-square-foot space will be large enough to accommodate approximately 90 attorneys.
Full Story Fenwick & West represented Turo, Inc., a peer-to-peer car sharing market-place, in its $250 million Series E financing.
Full Story Manatt’s Brandon Reilly, counsel in the firm’s privacy and data security group, spoke with Healthcare Innovation about the potential impact of the California Consumer Privacy Act.
Full Story Manatt’s John Libby, lead of the firm’s investigations and white collar group, spoke with CNBC about President Donald Trump’s decision to drop his administration’s fight to put a citizenship question on the 2020 Census.
Full Story Manatt’s Ian Spatz, a senior advisor with Manatt Health, spoke with FierceHealthcare on the Trump administration’s removal of its plan to eliminate legal protections for drug rebates in Medicare Part D.
Full Story "I don't want to do anything or preside over any trial where any party to the trial, on either side, has any concern about my impartiality or my appearance of impartiality," US District Judge Amy Berman Jackson stated at a hearing in Washington this week.
Full Story Davis Polk advised the joint book-runners on an SEC-registered offering by Westlake Chemical Corporation of €700 million aggregate principal amount of its 1.625% senior notes due 2029.
Full Story Law firm, Cooley, reboots white-collar practice with new City hire
Full Story Under the NIS Directive, a public or private aviation entity of a certain type, for example, air carriers, airport managing bodies or traffic management control operators, should be an OES if...
Full Story The South African arm of Anglo-Australian firm Herbert Smith Freehills has hired three senior lawyers and their teams from other international firms in Johannesburg to bolster its corporate, competition and technology & telecoms practices.
Full Story LexisNexis Legal & Professional has not been timid about investing in analytics technologies in recent years, with Lex Machina and Ravel Law among the acquisitions they’ve made to bolster their data suite.
Full Story Domestic & General, the leading appliance care specialist, has announced that certain funds (CVC Funds) advised by CVC Capital Partners (CVC) have reached an agreement with Luxinva S.A., an entity ultimately wholly-owned by the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), for ADIA to acquire a circa 30% stake in D&G.
Full Story International law firm Baker McKenzie advised Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) on its acquisition of Payworks GmbH, a Munich-based provider of next-generation Point of Sale (POS) payment technology.
Full Story Clydes has suspended two lawyers over alleged accounts breaches
Full Story Baker McKenzie in Johannesburg has reported the appointment of leading trade and commodity finance lawyer Lodewyk Meyer as a Partner in the Banking & Finance Practice Group.
Full Story Blackstone has held the final close of its inaugural fundraising for Blackstone Infrastructure Partners.
Full Story King joins the firm as a shareholder with a national practice representing health care providers in complex payor and patient disputes, which includes national class actions.
Full Story Taft’s M&A and Corporate Finance teams are happy to have acted as legal counsel to Fresh Direct Produce, a portfolio company of private equity funds sponsored by Hammond, Kennedy, Whitney & Company, Inc. (HKW), in connection with its acquisition of Emperor Specialty Foods (Emperor).
Full Story A spokesperson for the Discover Financial Services confirmed Wanji Walcott will be the chief legal officer and general counsel on July 22 and become a member of the company's executive committee.
Full Story McCarter & English is happy to announce that Timothy Ferges has been accepted into the inaugural class of the Mid-Atlantic Fellows Institute of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC).
Full Story Mayoral candidate Tony Buzbee says Houston's Terry & Thweatt went after his client for a cut of contingency fees although it was never hired to represent him. Terry & Thweatt counters that Buzbee is ignoring the law.
Full Story The partners of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP have elected Zelica M. Quigley to the partnership effective June 1, 2019. Quigley joined the Firm's Boca Raton office in April.
Full Story Thomson Reuters reported today that it has acquired HighQ, a London-based enterprise collaboration and file-sharing platform for the legal industry.
Full Story The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit unanimously denied Disney’s Petition for rehearing and review of the $320 million jury verdict and judgment in favor of Celador International, Ltd.
Full Story The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has revived a $1 million compensatory damages verdict in an orthopedic surgeon's defamation case that has been going on for more than two decades—but the case is not over yet.
Full Story Ropes & Gray served as legal counsel to Kohlberg & Company in its agreement to acquire a majority stake in EN Engineering from General Atlantic. The transaction was announced on July 18.
Full Story Over the last few months, media reports on the next set of emerging contaminants, per- and polyfluoroalkyl PFAS/PFOA have exploded. But what does this latest environmental concern have to do with your business? This short E-Alert serves to answer that question.
Full Story David A. Bartz has joined Butler Snow’s Nashville location. Bartz will practice with the firm’s business services group.
Full Story Fox Rothschild LLP welcomes Deanna L. Forbush to its Las Vegas location as a partner in the Labor & Employment Department.
Full Story Husch Blackwell secured a high-profile win before the Wisconsin Supreme Court for Enbridge Energy Co. in connection with a dispute over the grant of a conditional use permit (CUP) made by Dane County, Wisconsin allowing for the upgrade of Enbridge’s pipeline facilities.
Full Story Akin Gump announced today that Lucas Charleston has joined the firm as a partner in its corporate group in New York. Mr. Charleston is a debt finance lawyer with extensive experience in private credit, special situations and distressed financings and restructurings. He comes to Akin Gump from the law firm Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, where he was a partner in the firm’s corporate and restructuring practices.
Full Story Bradley is proud to announce the launch of its Cannabis Industry team, a multi-disciplinary group of attorneys dedicated to meeting the specific needs of cannabis industry clients, including hemp companies.
Full Story Greenberg Traurig advised private equity fund Innova/6 in the acquisition of two companies: Drukarnia Embe Press S. Bezdek M. Mamczarz sp. z o.o. (“Embe Press”) and „CHEMES M. SZPERLIŃSKI” sp. z o.o. (“CheMes”).
Full Story Global law firm K&L Gates LLP has added Tim Webb and Emma Maher as real estate partners in its London location. They join K&L Gates from Greenberg Traurig, LLP.
Full Story DLA Piper announced today the addition of a six-partner group whose members will be part of the firm's Corporate, Intellectual Property and Technology, and Litigation practices. The attorneys will be based in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Silicon Valley and New York.
Full Story Kirkland & Ellis represented Desert Royalty Company, LLC in a transaction with Kimmeridge Energy Management Company, LLC to combine their respective Delaware Basin oil and gas royalty assets. The combined assets will be owned by Desert Peak Minerals, creating the largest pure-play mineral and royalty company in the Delaware Basin by net royalty acres. Consummation of the combination transaction is subject to certain conditions agreed upon by the parties.
Full Story Dentons is proud to announce that Angela Shaffer has joined its Toronto office as Counsel in the Firm’s Banking and Finance group.
Full Story Continuing its aggressive growth after a series of high-profile hires, Benesch has announced it will move its Chicago office to 71 S. Wacker Dr., taking on a 64,000 sq. foot space, ready to house approximately 90 attorneys.
Full Story Global law firm White & Case LLP has represented Banca IMI as arranger and dealer on the update of the €1 billion Euro Medium Term Note Programme of Banca Sella.
Full Story A California jury on Wednesday gave Viasat Inc. every dollar of the $49 million it was seeking in contract claims against Acacia Communications Inc.
Full Story With a tradition of providing public service and giving back to its communities, Milbank LLP recently initiated a volunteer project with neighboring Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen, the largest soup kitchen in New York, located near the firm’s new Hudson Yards headquarters. Every third Tuesday of the month, a team of Milbank lawyers and staff help serve lunch to the homeless and hungry.
Full Story International professional services company Accenture has significantly expanded operations at 500 West Madison here, thus becoming the anchor tenant at the 40-story office tower.
Full Story Financed under the Fannie Mae MBS as Tax-Exempt Bond (M.TEB) program, the borrower received tax-exempt financing from the Illinois Housing Development Authority in the form of long-term bonds.
Full Story Mill Valley, CA-based Glassdoor says it plans to maintain its offices at 1330 West Fulton once it takes over its new space at the 300,000-square-foot, 14-story 1375 West Fulton in the summer of 2020.
Full Story The company signed its original lease for 18,368 square feet at the property this past December and due to successful acquisitions and growth globally, the company increased its footprint in Chicago to continue its rapid growth.
Full Story The firm will be re-locating from its current space at 71 S. Wacker Drive in early 2020 to 30,405 square feet of space, which will encompass the entire 84th floor of the 110-story tower.
Full Story Cushman & Wakefield names Greg Schementi as president, Americas Tenant Representation. The commercial real estate industry veteran has been appointed to the newly created position, to work along-side the firm’s brokerage team and ensure clients receive platform benefits, such as insights, tools and expertise.
Full Story Paul Hastings, a leading international law firm, announced today that it has advised Jinshang Bank on its US$422 million global offering and listing of its H shares on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
Full Story Dentons assisted MTS telecommunications company with the creation and the implementation of a unique system for identifying and assessing legal risks in relation to intellectual property.
Full Story Pernell Choren recently convinced the Superior Court of the District of Columbia to grant a Motion for Judgment on behalf of a property management company in a property damages case.
Full Story Just a few days after the Second Circuit held that New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art could keep in its collection the monumental work by Pablo Picasso titled The Actor, New York’s Appellate Division, First Department, upheld the return to the heirs of the original owners of art allegedly looted by the Nazis during World War II.
Full Story International professional services firm Aon has appointed a new general counsel, Darren Zeidel, following the departure of long-standing predecessor Peter Lieb.
Full Story Dentons has extended its insurance practice with the hire of a new Corporate Insurance partner in London, Adriana Cotter. Adriana joins after spending over 11 years at Sidley Austin.
Full Story U.K. market research and data analytics company YouGov is on the hunt for a for a new group head of legal after its former head left a couple months ago, according to LinkedIn updates.
Full Story O’Melveny recently represented Joy Bright Investments Limited in completing the acquisition of 658,116,228 shares of Central China Real Estate Limited (0832.HK) from Singapore’s Temasek owned CapitaLand LF (Cayman) Holdings Co., Ltd.. The all-cash consideration of US$363 million at a price of HK$4.30 per share brings Joy Bright’s shareholding in Central China Real Estate to 74.84%.
Full Story The Department of Justice's Antitrust Division’s re-write of the Department’s compliance guidance for antitrust compliance programs last week (July 11, 2019) is a welcomed development.
Full Story The file-sharing, project management and social platform ranks Allen & Overy, Clifford Chance and Dentons among its client list.
Full Story Simmons & Simmons has bucked the trend of law firms exiting the country by beefing up its dispute resolution team in Doha.
Full Story Faegre Baker Daniels is flying high after the arrival of associate Luke Westerman. The United States Air Force veteran-turned-attorney recently joined FaegreBD’s product liability practice in Minneapolis.
Full Story University of Miami Business School (MBS) is happy to announce that Carlton Fields has agreed to a three-year Exclusive Legal Services Sponsorship agreement. The agreement goes into effect August 1, 2019 and covers the professional legal services and prize money for the School’s annual Business Plan Competition
Full Story Charged by Frankfurt-based partner Prof. Dr. Michael Schlitt Hogan Lovells International advised ABN AMRO Bank N.V. and COMMERZBANK Aktiengesellschaft on the capital increase of SFC Energy AG, a leading international supplier of stationary and mobile hybrid power energy solutions based on the direct methanol fuel cell.
Full Story Dentons has represented Burgan Bank K.P.S.C. on its tender offer in respect of its outstanding US$500 million perpetual Tier 1 capital securities and a new debt issuance of US$500 million perpetual Tier 1 capital securities, both of which completed on 9 July 2019. The amount of existing Tier 1 capital securities tendered and redeemed was US$230,185,000.
Full Story Kirkland & Ellis advised private equity firm Oaktree Capital Management in its equity investment in WHP Global, a new brand management platform. Oaktree has made an aggregate $200 million capital commitment to WHP. WHP’s first acquisition was global fashion brand Anne Klein. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
Full Story Benjamin Aguilera, shareholder of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP’s Phoenix office’s Corporate Practice group, has been elected chair of the executive council of the Business Law Section of the Arizona State Bar for fiscal year 2019-2020.
Full Story Arnold & Porter represented Piermont Bank and its sponsor entity, Ivy Financial Development, LLC, in the formation and initial capitalization of Piermont Bank as a New York State-chartered, FDIC-insured, commercial bank.
Full Story Real estate attorney Vanessa Morris has joined Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough as a partner, arriving from Morris Manning & Martin. Morris handles multifamily real estate projects, representing developers, lenders and servicers on Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae financing, low-income housing tax credits, tax-exempt bonds and other matters.
Full Story Sidley advises GE in its solar energy joint venture with BlackRock, a global investment management company and the world’s largest asset manager.
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 $1 billion aggregate principal amount of 2.721% senior fixed-to-floating-rate notes due 2023, $500 million aggregate principal amount of 2.839% senior fixed-to-floating-rate notes due 2025, $750 million aggregate principal amount of 3.153% senior fixed-to-floating-rate notes due 2030 and $500 million aggregate principal amount of se
Full Story Davis Polk represented Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc. on its SEC-registered takedown offering of senior TLAC notes, which consisted of $2 billion aggregate principal amount of 2.696% senior notes due 2024 and $2.5 billion aggregate principal amount of 3.040% senior notes due 2029. The notes are structured to count as total loss-absorbing capacity (“TLAC”) under the Japanese TLAC regulations.
Full Story 100 Thieves, the leading lifestyle brand and esports organization, today announced it has completed its Series B funding round. Artist Capital Management, the New York-based growth investment firm, led the $35M round and its Chief Investment Officer, Josh Dienstag, will join 100 Thieves’ Board of Directors. Additionally, the company today announced the development of its 15,000 sq ft headquarters in Los Angeles. The company has raised $60 million in funding since its start in November 2017 from
Full Story Reed Smith's Dallas office, which opened in early May, has grown to 26 attorneys.
Full Story DLA Piper advised Vungle, Inc., a mobile video advertising company, in the negotiation of an agreement to be acquired by private equity firm Blackstone.
Full Story Foley Hoag LLP represented specialty chemicals company Entegris, Inc. (NASDAQ: ENTG) in the acquisition of MPD Chemicals for approximately $165 million. The acquisition will expand Entegris’ capabilities in the development and production of new organosilane and organometallic materials, which are critical to innovation in the specialty chemical and semiconductor industries.
Full Story A team of Ballard Spahr attorneys is advising the Housing Authority of Baltimore City (HABC) on a nine-phase $1 billion real estate development plan that will redevelop two sites—Somerset and Perkins Homes—in Baltimore's Oldtown neighborhood.
Full Story Eric Rusnak and Ranjini Acharya have joined the New York-based firm’s technology practice group as partners in its Washington, D.C., and Palo Alto offices, respectively.
Full Story A trio of Foley & Lardner IP partners will launch the new Eversheds outpost. Meanwhile, Eversheds is considering additional offices in California.
Full Story Paul Hastings LLP, a leading global law firm, announced today that a three-partner transatlantic private equity group will join the firm in London and Washington D.C. from Hogan Lovells. Ed Harris, who currently leads Hogan Lovell’s Private Equity practice in London, and Leanne Moezi will join as partners in London. Adam Brown, currently a partner in Northern Virginia, will join Paul Hastings’ Private Equity practice in the Washington D.C. office.
Full Story International law firm Akin Gump has represented Kuveyt Turk Katilim Bankasi A.S. (Kuveyt Turk), one of the leading Turkish participation banks majority-owned by Kuwait Finance House, in the debut issuance of $200 million perpetual Tier 1 Capital Certificates, listed on the regulated market of the Irish Stock Exchange plc, trading as Euronext Dublin.
Full Story Justice John Paul Stevens, whose decisions during almost 35 years on the U.S. Supreme Court triggered a revolution in criminal sentencing and curbed government overreach in the war on terror, passed away on Tuesday evening at Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He was 99.
Full Story Haynes and Boone has added power to its energy practice group, hiring Edmund “Eddy” Daniels as a partner in Dallas and Houston.
Full Story Kirkland & Ellis advised BCE-Mach II LLC on its agreement to purchase producing properties in Beckham, Custer, Dewey, Roger Mills and Washita counties in Oklahoma and Hemphill and Roberts counties in Texas from an undisclosed seller. Closing is subject to customary conditions and is expected to occur in September 2019.
Full Story The Firm recently advised Japan’s Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. (“MHFG”), in connection with its offering of US$1 billion of 2.721% Senior Fixed-to-Floating Rate Notes due 2023, US$500 million of 2.839% Senior Fixed-to-Floating Rate Notes due 2025, US$750 million of 3.153% Senior Fixed-to-Floating Rate Notes due 2030 and US$500 million of Senior Floating Rate Notes due 2023. The offering was made pursuant to MHFG’s shelf registration statement on Form F-3 under the Securities Act. Mizuho Securiti
Full Story Led by Munich partner Peter Huber international law firm Hogan Lovells represented the American medical technology company Intuitive Surgical Inc. on the acquisition of the robotic endoscope business of German Schölly Fiberoptic GmbH.
Full Story John F. Quill, a prominent business immigration lawyer, has joined the Immigration Practice of Mintz. He will be based in the firm’s Boston office.
Full Story John Quill has joined Mintz’s office in Boston, where he will focus on business immigration matters and improving immigration data reporting. The firm’s Immigration Practice lawyers serve as trusted business advisors for top-tier companies with offices throughout the world.
Full Story Kirkland & Ellis has represented FNZ Group on the successful acquisition of European Bank for Financial Services GmbH (ebase) from comdirect bank AG. The transaction was closed on July 16 after the approval of the supervisory authorities.
Full Story Baker Botts advised American Industrial Partners (AIP) and its portfolio company, AHF Products, in their agreement to acquire LM Flooring, a global manufacturer and marketer of hardwood flooring products. The transaction included a complex restructuring and acquisition with operations and subsidiaries in Cambodia, China and the United States.
Full Story Shearman & Sterling represented American Mortgage Consultants (AMC), a portfolio company of Stone Point Capital, in connection with its acquisition of MBMS Inc.
Full Story The firm has been in the midst of growing its private equity presence over the past year.
Full Story Cleary Gottlieb advised long-time client Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex), the Mexican state oil company, in connection with its entry into a $5.5 billion revolving credit facility and a $2.5 billion term loan facility.
Full Story DLA Piper announced today that the firm has relocated into its newly renovated Phoenix office space, located at 2525 East Camelback Road.
Full Story Polsinelli has added a few professionals to its top-ranked Global Franchise and Supply Network practice, which has experienced significant growth since its creation at the firm last year.
Full Story Cullen Drescher Speckhart has joined Cooley in DC, as a partner in the firm’s business restructuring & reorganization group.
Full Story This couldn’t be further from the truth, and you might know by now that the legal tech is on the verge of a complete tech do-over, and AI is said to be the leader of the movement.
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Full Story Baker McKenzie acted as lead counsel to Galapagos NV on its 10 year international research and development collaboration with Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Full Story A pair of international law firms are signaling their commitment to bolstering their pricing and business operations by elevating two professionals brought on board from the client side in the last few years.
Full Story ‘New law’ firm Cubism Law has begun conversations with administrators as it battles to avoid collapse, in what would be one of the first major failures in the rapidly expanding industry.
Full Story Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Addleshaw Goddard are advising as the European arm of Australia’s Macquarie Group buys British telecoms company KCOM in a £627 million cash deal.
Full Story The Magic Circle firm has increased its U.S. financial restructuring practice with the hire of Davis Polk counsel Michelle McGreal.
Full Story The firm has significantly hiked its NQ base pay from £77,000.
Full Story Baker McKenzie's Kyiv, Frankfurt, Berlin, Amsterdam and Zurich Offices assisted Bayerische Landesbank, in regards with a EUR 180 mln loan facility purporting to finance the construction of the two stages of a 200 MW wind power plant in Zaporizhzha region of Ukraine, with Primorskaya-1 and Primorskaya-2 Wind Electric Plants (members of the DTEK Renewables group) as borrowers.
Full Story Our European tax team recently delivered a breakfast seminar exploring the tax issues and challenges posed by the result of the European Union Referendum.
Full Story As one of the founding members of the D.C.-based Pro Bono Institute, Armstrong Teasdale has demonstrated a long-term commitment to help those in need.
Full Story Equistone Partners Europe Limited, one of Europe’s leading mid-market private equity investors, announced its agreement to acquire Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services (Knowledge Services), a leading provider of bespoke research, analytics and automation technology to the financial services sector, from Moody’s Corporation (NYSE: MCO).
Full Story A business claiming negligence by Addleshaws has alleged it was under 'informal control' by Barclays.
Full Story Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP announced Stephen Richer joined the firm as Of Counsel in the firm's Business Transactions practice.
Full Story Jackson Lewis grew its San Francisco office by hiring partners Gina Roccanova from Meyers Nave Riback Silver & Wilson and Donald Sullivan from Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker.
Full Story Winston & Strawn LLP is proud to announce that Laura M. Kidd Cordova has joined its Washington, D.C. office as a partner in the firm’s White Collar, Regulatory Defense & Investigations group. An experienced trial lawyer representing individuals and companies in criminal and civil enforcement actions and related complex civil litigation, Laura also conducts internal investigations for clients facing government investigations involving the False Claims Act (FCA), the Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS), h
Full Story International law firm Proskauer represented client AnaCap Financial Partners, a leading specialist European financial services private equity firm and active investor across Europe, in the sale of Ellisphere to Andera Partners and Tikehau Capital.
Full Story Dickinson Wright LLP, Canada’s leading full-service business law firm specializing in cross-border counsel, is happy to announce that Geoffrey G. Farr has joined the firm’s Toronto office as a Partner.
Full Story Edmund “Eddy” Daniels, who has served in a senior leadership capacity at major energy companies and financial firms, has joined Haynes and Boone, LLP as a partner in the Energy Practice.
Full Story Haynes and Boone, LLP represented Texas Capital Bank, N.A., as sole lead arranger and administrative agent in the closing on July 1, 2019 of a $129,000,000 senior secured term loan credit facility, to SED Houston Real Estate, LLC, to finance, in part, the acquisition by certain affiliates of Redwood Capital Investments of the Houston-area territory assets and operations of Silver Eagle Distributors, L.P., one of the nation’s largest wholesale distributors of Anheuser-Busch and Grupo Modelo produ
Full Story A Haynes and Boone, LLP team led by Partner Russ Emerson and Associate Stephanie Sivinski won a rare defense win in an intellectual-property trial in the Eastern District of Texas.
Full Story Schneider National Inc., the biggest truckload carrier in North America, has hired Thom Jackson as general counsel.
Full Story Thomas Ferrigno is joining a big stable of SEC alums at Murphy & McGonigle after a brief stay at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough.
Full Story Three veteran labor relations attorneys have joined Perkins Coie in the firm’s Dallas and Washington, D.C., offices, the firm said Tuesday.
Full Story Skadden advised New Oriental Education & Technology Group, China’s largest provider of private education services, in securing the complete dismissal of a putative federal securities class action alleging the company’s college admission consulting business was ghostwriting applications for students.
Full Story Skadden advised Cemex, S.A.B. de C.V. in securing the complete dismissal of a federal securities lawsuit alleging failure to disclose a purported bribery scheme that occurred within one of its Colombian subsidiaries, as well as alleged misrepresentations relating to causes of the company’s success, its compliance with its Code of Ethics and anti-bribery policies, and the effectiveness of its internal controls.
Full Story Blaine “Fin” Fogg, an early mergers and acquisitions lawyer at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom who helped the firm launch its Paris office, passed away Sunday at age 79.
Full Story Venable LLP is proud to announce that Paul C. Levin has joined the firm as a partner in the Real Estate Practice in the Baltimore and San Francisco offices. Mr. Levin focuses his practice on all aspects of real estate transactions, including purchase and sale, leasing, construction, and land use entitlements.
Full Story Lawyers from the Greenberg Traurig Warsaw advised Benson Elliot, a leading, pan-European private equity real-estate fund manager, on the acquisition of Diamentum Office in Wroclaw.
Full Story Simpson Thacher is representing People's United Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: PBCT), the holding company for People's United Bank, N.A., in regards to its agreement to acquire United Financial Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: UBNK), the holding company for United Bank, in an all-stock transaction valued at approximately $759 million. Completion of the transaction is subject to customary closing conditions, including receipt of regulatory approvals and the approval of United Financial shareholders.
Full Story Ice Miller LLP welcomes attorney Dann Bruno to the Firm's Business department.
Full Story A federal appeals court has sent back to a lower court a First Amendment lawsuit regarding the rules the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has put in place governing billboards at highway interchanges.
Full Story Law firm, Weil is advising Cornell Capital LLC and its portfolio company, Knowlton Development Corporation (KDC/ONE), a leading value-added partner to beauty, health and personal care brands, in KDC/ONE’s acquisition of the manufacturing business and associated assets of Swallowfield plc
Full Story Perkins Coie is happy to announce that prominent labor management relations attorneys Richard B. Hankins, Seth H. Borden and Brennan W. Bolt have joined the firm’s Labor & Employment practice as partners. Richard and Brennan will be based in Dallas, and Seth will be based in Washington, D.C.
Full Story Solowsky’s practice focuses mainly on corporate trustees and other financial intermediaries, with extensive experience representing issuers, underwriters, and borrowers.
Full Story A group of Big Law attorneys are back in NY after a weeklong trip to Texas to represent men in asylum cases in an immigration detention center.
Full Story A recent article in Hospitality Technology discussed the effects of the California Consumer Privacy Act on the hospitality industry. The topic was examined in-depth during an educational session at the Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC) in Minneapolis, MN, which was co-hosted by Katten New York partner, Doron Goldstein, co-head of the firm's Privacy, Data and Cybersecurity practice.
Full Story Internatioanl law firm White & Case LLP has advised the bank syndicate on the refinancing of Befesa S.A.'s credit facilities.
Full Story Dentons advised Starwood Capital Group on the acqusition of a portfolio of office buildings in Spain from U.S. firm Oaktree Capital Management and German real estate management company Freo.
Full Story International law firm White & Case LLP has advised Caixa Econômica Federal, UBS Securities LLC, Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC and BofA Securities, Inc., as global coordinators and joint bookrunners, and XP Securities, LLC, as joint bookrunner, in Caixa Econômica Federal’s secondary global offering of its 3.24 percent stake in Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. (Petrobras).
Full Story Cleary Gottlieb represented Pampa Energía S.A. in its international offering of Rule 144A/Regulation S Series 3 $300 million 9.125% notes due 2029.
Full Story Top contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination, including U.S. Sens. Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren, have turned to Perkins Coie for legal counsel in recent months as they ramped up their bids to take on President Donald Trump in next year’s election, according to new campaign finance disclosures.
Full Story Baker McKenzie assisted Mediobanca Banca di credito Finanziario S.p.A. in regards to the issuance of a fixed-rate bond for a complex value of EUR 500 million.
Full Story Shook, Hardy & Bacon Partner Sharon Israel will lead The Honorable Nancy F. Atlas IP American Inn of Court for a one-year term effective July 1, 2019.
Full Story Willkie Farr & Gallagher and German law firm Gleiss Lutz Hootz Hirsch are advising on the sale of Bosch’s packaging machinery business to EU private equity firm CVC Capital Partners.
Full Story Reed Smith is set to defend Santander in a prospectively groundbreaking interest rate hedging product (IRHP) claim.
Full Story Anthony Pieti and John Eads recently obtained summary disposition in a complex legal malpractice action with an underlying medical malpractice and general negligence claim arising out of pediatric neurosurgery and the post-surgical follow-up care.
Full Story Over the last three years, the Parliament Street research claimed that a total of 2,602,528 reports of phishing and scam emails were created by customers using HMRC services.
Full Story Below Karen Holden, Founder of A City Law Firm, is going to break down exactly what you know about the new drone laws.
Full Story Dentons' Real Estate Team advised Cavatina Holding, an investor and general contractor of the Diamentum Office in Wrocław, in the property divestment to Benson Elliot, a commercial property investment business.
Full Story A few years ago, Julie Sweet left her role as general counsel at Accenture to put her business judgment to use as the global consulting firm’s chief executive for North America. More than four years later, that move paid off: On Thursday, Sweet was named Accenture’s new chief executive.
Full Story While trade tensions among various countries continue to cast dark moments over the global economy, the Chinese government has been demonstrating to the world its firm resolution to accelerate the opening-up of its economy to foreign investment.
Full Story Herbert Smith Freehills has strengthened its Milan energy and infrastructure practice with the addition of two partners and four associates from Paul Hastings’ Milan office.
Full Story U.S. firms Milbank and Latham & Watkins, alongside Greek firm Karatzas, are leading on the €3 billion sale of Greece’s biggest gaming company.
Full Story The Venable Foundation Inc., the philanthropic arm of Venable LLP, reported it has donated $50,000 benefiting the DC-based community service organization SOME (So Others Might Eat) in the name of former Venable attorney and U.S. Senator Birch Bayh of Indiana, who passed away earlier this year. The Venable Foundation chose SOME because its mission aligns with Senator Bayh's legacy of helping people.
Full Story Baker McKenzie is happy to announce the appointment of David Cambria as Chief Services Officer to reflect the continuing expansion and development of the Firm's Services function.
Full Story Recently, a Florida jury found in favor of Zimmer Inc. and its allegedly defective Kinectiv dual modular hip implant in a lawsuit alleging that it sold a defective prosthetic hip implant device and neglected to warn doctors about risks associated with metal corrosion that left a Florida woman, Diane Noto, injured.
Full Story Michael Best is happy to announce that Rebecca Gerard has joined the firm’s Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice Group as an associate in Chicago.
Full Story The partners, attorneys and professional staff of Skadden mourn the death of our friend and longtime partner Fin Fogg. Fin joined Skadden in 1966 and worked alongside Joe Flom to develop our M&A practice. During his nearly five decades at Skadden, Fin earned repeated recognition as a leading corporate attorney who was appreciated by clients and colleagues for his humor and the staunch moral compass he brought to his insightful, business-minded legal advice. Over the years, Fin was extensively in
Full Story Chen & Co. has merged with four-partner Allied Law Firm in Shenzhen, a technology hub in China and a key location for the Chinese government's Greater Bay Area economic project.
Full Story Wang Xiaojun launched JNJ Partners with a pair of former partners from local law firm Benny Pang & Co.
Full Story Longtime Morrison & Foerster Hong Kong partner Ma Xiaohu has left the law firm and joined Beijing-based Hui Zhong Law Firm.
Full Story Kutak Rock is proud to announce that public finance partner John L. Petr has been selected to succeed David L. Amsden as Vice Chair of the firm, effective July 1, 2019.
Full Story Shearman & Sterling represented Ardagh Group in connection with its agreement to combine its Food & Specialty Metal Packaging business with Exal Corporation, a producer of aluminum containers, to create a global packaging company with pro forma revenues and adjusted EBITDA in the 12 months ended March 31, 2019 of $2.7 billion and $469 million, respectively.
Full Story Willkie represented CVC on the acquisition of Bosch's packaging technology business, one of the leading suppliers of process and packaging technology, headquartered in Waiblingen near Stuttgart, Germany.
Full Story Pillsbury has recruited seasoned IP practitioners Eric Rusnak and Ranjini Acharya to join its leading Technology practice group as partners. The move reunites Rusnak and Acharya with long-time colleague Mike Zeliger, who himself joined Pillsbury in early June.
Full Story Davis Polk represented RoundTable Healthcare Partners in connection with the formation of, and the sale of limited partner interests in, its fifth private equity fund complex, consisting of RoundTable Healthcare Partners V, L.P. and RoundTable Healthcare Investors V, L.P. (together, “Equity Fund V”), which held their first and final closing on July 1, 2019, and raised an aggregate of $700 million in capital commitments. Equity Fund V will make equity investments in leveraged buyout transactions
Full Story Davis Polk is representing a Ferrero Affiliated Company on its acquisition of Kelsen Group A.S. from Campbell Soup Company. Kelsen Group A.S. generated sales of approximately $157 million in the latest 12 months. The closing of the transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals.
Full Story Akerman LLP, a top 100 U.S. law firm serving clients across the US, represented WM Partners in its acquisition by HPH II Investments Master Fund, LP (“HPH II”), a private equity fund managed by WM Partners, of Ultima Health Products, Inc. (“Ultima”).
Full Story Winston rerpresented Rent-A-Center, Inc. (NASDAQ: RCII) (“Rent-A-Center”), a rent-to-own industry leader, in the execution of a definitive agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets of C/C Financial Corp. dba Merchants Preferred (“Merchants Preferred”), a nationwide provider of virtual rent-to-own services. The acquisition is valued at approximately $47.5 million.
Full Story Mark Schnapp joins a team led by Joe Whitley in Atlanta. The group now has 14 attorneys who served as U.S. attorneys or assistant U.S. attorneys.
Full Story Fenwick & West advised TrustArc, a leading global provider of privacy management solutions in its $70 million Series D financing led by Bregal Sagemount.
Full Story Stoel Rives LLP is continuing its growth in the Seattle area with the recent acquisition of two new bankruptcy attorneys, Bryan Glover and Andrew Morton. They join the firm as partners in the financial restructuring and insolvency practice, which assists a wide range of business clients with debt restructurings, receiverships and bankruptcy cases.
Full Story The Firm is advising J.P. Morgan Securities LLC as financial advisor to Tower International, Inc. (NYSE: TOWR) in connection with its announced acquisition by Autokiniton Global Group (“AGG”), a portfolio company of KPS Capital Partners, for $31 per share in cash in a transaction valued at approximately $900 million. The transaction is expected to close in September or October of 2019, subject to customary closing conditions.
Full Story Marta joins Hogan Lovells from JPMorgan Chase & Co., where he served as the bank's global head of Cybersecurity and Global Security and Investigations Legal. In this position, he provided cybersecurity legal support to the bank’s senior leadership and helped JPMorgan Chase establish an industry leading cybersecurity program. He served as the primary point of contact for interactions with law enforcement and the intelligence community on all matters related to cybersecurity and cybercrime.
Full Story Dykema, a leading national law firm, today announced the addition of Robert D. Leavitt its Financial Industry Group and Business Services Department as a Senior Counsel in the firm’s Chicago location. He has experience practicing in-house, including time with Citibank, as well as with private firms, most recently Johnson and Colmar in Bannockburn, Ill.
Full Story Allen & Overy has expanded its New York finance group with the hire of a counsel from U.S. firm Cahill Gordon & Reindel.
Full Story International law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP today announced that Paul Stewart will join the Firm as a Banking & Finance partner in the London location.
Full Story Jerome Borden has joined Faegre Baker Daniels as part of the corporate group in the firm’s Minneapolis location.
Full Story Eckert Seamans is proud to welcome Gretchen Panchik as an associate in the firm’s Pittsburgh office and Litigation Division. She has experience in general commercial litigation matters, including commercial contract issues and representing defendants in actions involving wrongful death and serious injuries.
Full Story Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP announced today that Vanessa G. Morris has joined the firm as a partner in Atlanta. She joins the Real Estate Investment, Finance, and Restructuring Practice Group, bringing the total number of team members to 40. She joins from Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP, where she was a partner.
Full Story Veteran litigator Michael N. Kreitzer has joined Greenberg Traurig, P.A.’s Miami location as a shareholder in the global law firm’s Litigation Practice. Kreitzer, who is the former chair of Bilzin Sumberg’s Litigation Group, has a broad practice representing many national and international businesses and prominent individuals in their most crucial disputes. For more than a decade, Kreitzer had oversight of Bilzin’s team of approximately 25 litigators.
Full Story Kirkland & Ellis represented Callon Petroleum Company (NYSE: CPE) in its $3.2 billion acquisition of Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRZO) in an all-stock transaction, including Carrizo’s net debt and preferred securities. The definitive transaction agreement was unanimously approved by each company’s board of directors. The strategic combination will create a leading oil and gas company across a portfolio of core oil-weighted assets in both the Permian Basin and Eagle Ford Shale. Upon closing,
Full Story Groupe Bruxelles Lambert (GBL) has announced that it has entered into exclusive negotiations to purchase a majority stake in the Webhelp group, together with its co-founding shareholders, Olivier Duha and Frédéric Jousset, who would retain their role as founding executive directors, and its management team.
Full Story Debevoise & Plimpton has secured an important win for mining company Tethyan Copper Company Pty Limited (“TCC”), a joint venture between Antofagasta plc and Barrick Gold Corporation, winning an award of $4.087 billion in damages, plus $1.753 billion in pre-award interest, and $61.98 million in costs, against the Islamic Republic of Pakistan following the arbitration of claims before the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (“ICSID”). With a combined total of $5.9 billion, i
Full Story Global law firm DLA Piper has grown its Australian finance and projects practice with the hire of two new partners in Sydney.
Full Story Simpson Thacher is advising Sedgwick in connection with its announced agreement to acquire York Risk Services Group. York is a premier provider of claims administration, managed care, specialized loss adjusting, pool administration and loss control solutions. The closing of the transaction is subject to customary conditions and regulatory approvals. The terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
Full Story Carlton Fields is proud to announce that today it has relocated its New Jersey office to 180 Park Avenue, Suite 106, Florham Park, NJ 07932-1054.
Full Story Konstantin Kroll has joined Dentons’ Moscow office as a partner in the Corporate and merger and acquisition practice. He was previously a partner at Orrick’s London office, where he was the Head of Russia and CIS Desk, and before that he practised with Jones Day and Allen and Overy in Moscow.
Full Story Dentons has advised Integrated Telecommunications Oman (TeO) on the sale of 40% of the share capital in its subsidiary Renna Mobile Telecommunication LLC) to Omantel.
Full Story In the wake of Kirkland & Ellis’ announcement that it is “doubling down” on contingency-fee litigation, you might think lawyers who take on such matters to worry about competing for clients with Big Law’s 600-pound gorilla.
Full Story Leopold Tilley, who also has been named a top Women Leader in Tech Law by The Recorder for five years, advises technology companies, including on their formation, venture capital financings, multibillion-dollar M&As, public offerings, securities transactions and board governance. She represents startups, emerging growth entities, venture capital firms, entrepreneurs and multinational public companies regarding a wide range of corporate matters.
Full Story Dentons has advised Tokenise International limited, the Gilbraltar based company that services both Tokenise and DAXNET businesses, to set-up the world’s first dedicated Self-Regulatory Organisation Exchange for tokenised securities.
Full Story Linklaters and Latham & Watkins have taken up key roles on the €2.4 billion sale of a majority stake in Parisian-based customer service provider, Webhelp.
Full Story Slaughter and May, Latham & Watkins and Clifford Chance are advising on a £750 million deal to keep Thomas Cook afloat, following a major decrease in profits at the travel giant.
Full Story IBAI and Dentons HPRP found it’s true that besides “know-how”, “know who” also matters in the business environment these days.
Full Story Dentons’ Real Estate team in Warsaw has advised the Polnord Group on the sale of two office buildings (Betheone and Befree) in the Wilanów Office Park complex. The purchaser is a subsidiary of Polski Holding Nieruchomości.
Full Story Driven by its Munich partners Lutz Angerer und Christian Herweg the international business law firm Hogan Lovells has advised the drug discovery and development company Evotec on the acquisition of the assets and the business of Ncardia AG from the insolvency administrator of the same.
Full Story HSF recruits veteran in-house attorney from Deutsche Bank
Full Story Weil Gotshal banking team welcomes Ashurst hire.
Full Story This settlement is a capstone on the FTC’s record of failing to police America’s markets as well as privacy abuses.
Full Story Dentons has heightened its Qatar construction team with the addition of Senior Associate Paul Prescott and Associate Gabriel Olufemi from Pinsent Masons in May 2019.
Full Story The Federal Reserve Board issues proposal to clarify and simplify control under the Bank Holding Company Act...
Full Story This year, the Mexican power regulatory entity — Centro Nacional de Control de Energia (“Cenace”) canceled the fourth public bid…
Full Story Touting Kori Carew as a “sought-after authority” on inclusion and diversity, the Am Law 100 firm pointed to Carew’s seven years of experience as director of strategic diversity Initiatives at Shook, Hardy & Bacon...
Full Story Police have seized 19 guns from a lawyer in Stamford, Connecticut, and charged him with an alleged failure to report the theft of six other guns.
Full Story Squire Patton Boggs has hired Cameron Ford as an international arbitration attorney in Singapore.
Full Story Global law firm White & Case LLP has represented FIMER S.p.A., a leader in the inverter market for renewable energy, on an agreement to acquire ABB's solar inverter business.
Full Story McDermott Will & Emery has closed its Seoul location, the firm has confirmed, becoming the second global firm to withdraw from South Korea.
Full Story Dutch attorney Alex van der Zwaan pleaded guilty to a single charge brought by special counsel Robert Mueller and was jailed for 30 days.
Full Story TreeHouse Foods, Inc. (NYSE: THS) announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its Snacks Division to Atlas Holdings LLC. Willkie advised Atlas in the acquisition.
Full Story Simpson Thacher represented Palladium Equity Partners, LLC in connection with the formation and fundraising of Palladium Equity Partners V, L.P. (PEP V). The fund closed with $1.56 billion in commitments, exceeding the size of its predecessor fund, Palladium Equity Partners IV, which closed on $1.14 billion in 2014. PEP V will pursue the same strategy as its predecessor fund by primarily investing in middle market companies, and has already made investments in three companies: Spice World, Kymer
Full Story GBL (Groupe Bruxelles Lambert) announced on Tuesday it had entered into exclusive negotiations to purchase a majority stake in the Webhelp group, one of the world’s leading providers of customer experience and business process outsourcing, together with its co-founding shareholders, Olivier Duha and Frédéric Jousset, who would retain their role as founding executive directors, and its management team.
Full Story Gov. Brian Kemp chose a new solicitor general for Troup County Thursday to succeed newly appointed Coweta Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge Nina Markette Baker.
Full Story Google won a reprieve Friday in a defamation fight with a Sydney businessman in Australia after the New South Wales Supreme Court agreed to temporarily stop an order directing the tech giant be charged with contempt for failing to promptly take down defamatory reviews.
Full Story McDermott Will & Emery will shut down its Seoul office, the firm confirmed, becoming the second global firm to withdraw from South Korea.
Full Story Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner’s Paris team, composed of Partner Antoine Martin, Counsel Mathieu Taupin and Associate Marie-Emilie Codina, represented its long-standing client Quantum Capital Partners in the acquisition of all the shares of Indraéro Siren and its Moroccan subsidiary from the LISI Aerospace group.
Full Story Michael Finn, who set up the life sciences regulatory and litigation practice at Mathesons, is Pinsent Mason's ninth partner hire since it launched its Dublin location in June 2017.
Full Story Four women with injuries from trans-vaginal mesh medical devices alleged in a legal-malpractice lawsuit that their attorneys and law firms botched their cases by missing the statute of limitations.
Full Story Judge John Owens, who won fans in certain corners of the internet last week by calling out the writers of Game of Thrones for leaving behind a seemingly key storyline, has a habit of dropping pop culture references in his opinions.
Full Story In a letter to U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman of the Southern District of New York, Epstein's lawyers proposed the use of surveillance cameras, GPS monitoring, as well as deregistering his private jet and other forms of transportation to ensure that Epstein would appear for trial on sex trafficking and additional charges.
Full Story Civil rights groups have filed a federal lawsuit in New York in an attempt to prevent the presidential administration from deporting thousands of undocumented immigrants as part of a series of nationwide raids expected in the coming weeks.
Full Story Thursday's decision from the California Supreme Court overturns an appellate decision finding that attorney Bruce Schechter and the R. Rex Parris Law Firm hadn't agreed to be bound to confidentiality provisions of a wrongful death settlement signed on behalf of clients.
Full Story Leading international law firm Baker McKenzie has advised SIX Swiss Exchange-listed Swiss luxury goods producer Lalique Group SA on its issue and listing of 1,200,000 registered shares at a price of CHF 40 per share, leading to gross proceeds of CHF 48 million.
Full Story London expansion sees firm, Akin Gump take on all of Paul Hastings’ City space...
Full Story Paul Hastings LLP, a leading international law firm, announced today that it has advised Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Barclays, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, Mizuho, Morgan Stanley, Natwest, Nomura, and RBC as arrangers on a $3 billion financing package for private investment firm Bain Capital’s acquisition of a majority stake in Kantar from British multinational advertising and public relations firm WPP.
Full Story Three partners set to exit Greenberg’s London office
Full Story Paul Hastings’ future in Milan is in doubt after exits.
Full Story The firm will pay out £79K as a base rate, with potential for high-performing NQs to take home over £100K.
Full Story Linklaters managing partner Gideon Moore has expressed his firm’s frustration with the industry’s pay war, which has caused almost every top U.K. firm to increase newly qualified lawyer remuneration packages to £100,000 or possibly more.
Full Story The First District Court of Appeal strikes down a legislative cap of seventeen medical marijuana treatment centers intended to serve the state population of 21.3 million, writes attorney Robert Kline.
Full Story Many leaders questioned why Freshfields would start increasing starting salaries for associates, but others say British firms had to respond in order to compete with U.S. firms in the city.
Full Story DLA Piper has advised digital finance company Jaja Finance Limited on the acquisition of Bank of Ireland's (The Bank) UK credit card portfolio.
Full Story O’Melveny recently advised private equity firm TELEO Capital Management, LLC in acquiring an onboard services and supply chain software solutions business from e-gatematrix LLC.
Full Story Cleary Gottlieb is advising Agilent Technologies Inc. (Agilent) in connection with its $1.165 billion acquisition of privately owned BioTek Instruments (BioTek).
Full Story Dorsey & Whitney (Europe) LLP has represented the shareholders of the law firms O’Neill Patient Solicitors LLP (“OPS”) and Grindeys LLP on their sale to Inflexion Private Equity. OPS is the U.K.’s leading B2B tech-enabled provider of property and remortgage conveyancing services. The investment was made by Inflexion’s Buyout Fund V, dedicated to the mid-market. As part of this investment, Inflexion Private Equity also acquired Grindeys LLP, a Stoke-on-Trent-based law firm and conveyancing busin
Full Story Cravath advised Credit Suisse, as administrative agent and lead arranger, in connection with the arrangement of credit facilities provided to Sirius Computer Solutions, Inc., a provider of integrated technology solutions. The facilities were used to finance Clayton, Dubilier & Rice’s acquisition of Sirius Computer Solutions.
Full Story Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP elevated attorney Deepi K. Miller to of counsel in its Sacramento office and also expanded the office with the addition of Litigation associate Lupe R. Laguna and Labor & Employment associate Yoon-Woo Nam. Laguna joined the firm from O'Melveny & Myers LLP and Nam joined the firm from Dannis Woliver Kelley.
Full Story Holland & Knight advised Radiology Partners, the largest physician-led and physician-owned radiology practice in the United States, in its acquisition of New Jersey-based Radiology Affiliates Imaging, Inc. (RAI). This is Radiology Partners' first partnership in the Northeast.
Full Story Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton announced today the addition of Peter Daines as an associate in the firm’s Washington, D.C., location. He joins the Employee Benefits Team in the firm’s Corporate, Finance and Real Estate Department.
Full Story Davis Polk represented the initial purchasers in connection with a Rule 144A/Regulation S offering by Pampa Energía S.A. of its 9.125% notes due 2029.
Full Story Eckert Seamans is happy to welcome associate Will C. Simmerson to the firm’s Washington, D.C., office and Litigation Division. He concentrates his practice in the areas of litigation, energy, telecommunications, and utilities. Prior to joining Eckert Seamans, Simmerson served as associate counsel at a Washington-based government affairs firm. During law school, he served as a legal intern for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, and as an honors
Full Story Corporate attorney Paul Marston joins the New York-based firm as counsel following the departure of arbitration lawyer Tony Andriotis, who left to join Quinn Emanuel earlier this year.
Full Story O’Melveny recently advised SMART Global Holdings (NASDAQ: SGH) in its acquisitions of Artesyn Embedded Computing and Inforce Computing. The acquisitions mark SMART’s entrance into the embedded computing market.
Full Story Participating in the annual running of the bulls in Pamplona, Spain, is a once in a lifetime experience, but as one public defender recently learned, all of the thrill and excitement can quicky turn into terror — all thanks to a selfie.
Full Story Sidley Austin and Deloitte are among five professional firms agreeing to pay $220 million to settle claims for aiding securities sales by a now-defunct investment firm accused of running as a Ponzi scheme.
Full Story A federal judge in Camden has tossed a $3.5 million jury verdict in an employment case after ruling the plaintiff’s claim for defamation by her employer was barred by a one-year statute of limitations.
Full Story The Wisconsin Supreme Court reprimanded Jeffrey McIntyre after a third DUI and a battery charge that followed a strange barroom altercation.
Full Story A Michigan appeals court has ordered a new sentence and a new judge for a pregnant woman whose sentencing judge said he wanted to keep her in jail until she gave birth to make sure her drug use didn’t harm the child.
Full Story The IP powerhouse selected Anand Sharma its next managing partner. His predecessor, Mark Sweet, will be the new firm chair.
Full Story Former Richmond Commonwealth’s Attorney Michael Herring started a new position Monday as a litigation partner at McGuireWoods.
Full Story Stephen Vaughn has returned to King & Spalding as a partner in the Washington, D.C. office, after serving as the general counsel for the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative in the Trump administration.
Full Story Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom London funds attorney Stephen Sims has retired from the firm.
Full Story Linklaters has recorded double-digit increases for both pre-tax profits and profit per equity partner (PEP) in 2018-19, as the firm rebounds from last year’s sluggish results.
Full Story Nixon Peabody has appointed attorney Stephen LaRose as co-leader of the firm’s Complex Commercial Litigation practice joining San Francisco-based co-leader and partner Robert Weikert.
Full Story Willkie advised home medical equipment company AdaptHealth Holdings LLC in the transaction.
Full Story Simpson Thacher is advising Creditas Financial Solutions, Ltd. in its $231 million Series D funding round, which is primarily being led by SoftBank Vision Fund and SoftBank Group Corp. The stake of the latter in Creditas is expected to be transferred to SoftBank’s newly created SoftBank Latin America Fund. Vostok Emerging Finance, Santander InnoVentures and Amadeus Capital, which are already current investors in Creditas, are also participating in the round. The round values Creditas at $750 mil
Full Story Thompson Hine is proud to announce that Tarnetta V. Jones has joined the firm as senior counsel in the Commercial & Public Finance practice in New York. Jones’ practice spans a variety of industries, including financial services, digital media and technology, manufacturing, education, retail and telecommunications.
Full Story Attorneys from the Paris office of global law firm K&L Gates have advised global interconnection and data center company Equinix on the French real estate matters relating to an 80:20 joint venture agreement with Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund GIC to develop six hyperscale data centers in Europe for more than US$1 billion.
Full Story Kirkland & Ellis advised Ares Management Corporation (NYSE: ARES) in the expansion of its existing insurance platform, Ares Insurance Solutions, through the launch of Aspida Financial, an indirect subsidiary of Ares. Aspida has entered into an agreement to acquire Pavonia Life Insurance Company of Michigan and its insurance operations for approximately $75 million.
Full Story Bracewell LLP advised Sol Systems, LLC in a joint venture with Capital Dynamics. The joint venture, Sol Customer Solutions, will provide large pools of institutional capital direct exposure to the US distributed generation market. Sol Customer Solutions brings to bear a premier development platform and significant portfolio of distributed generation projects for its large commercial, municipal and educational customers.
Full Story The Houston office of global law firm K&L Gates LLP has added Jon C. Vicklund as a counsel in the oil, gas and resources practice group. Vicklund arrives at K&L Gates from Winstead PC, reuniting with a team of five energy colleagues who joined K&L Gates from that firm early last year.
Full Story Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD) is representing NHS Property Services Limited on a village green case to be heard in the Supreme Court next week (15 and 16 July). The outcome of this case could have wide implications for land held for statutory purposes. It concerns an area of land at Leach Grove Wood in Leatherhead, which neighbours an NHS hospital and is owned by NHS Property Services.
Full Story Donald Trump’s efforts to block certain critics from following him on Twitter is discriminatory and violates the First Amendment, a U.S. appeals court ruled Tuesday.
Full Story Kirkland & Ellis is not representing accused sexual predator Jeffrey Epstein this time, but the law firm and its alumni’s prints are all over his current criminal case in New York federal court.
Full Story U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman of the Southern District of New York (SDNY) wrote in a three-page decision that he had to deny a motion for nine attorneys to withdraw from the lawsuit because the federal government hadn't given a reason for the change.
Full Story Zainab Ahmad joined the special counsel's team in 2017 from the U.S. attorney's office in Brooklyn, and she would be a lead prosecutor in the case against Michael Flynn. Ahmad starts at Gibson Dunn on July 15 in the New York office.
Full Story The Trump White House counsel’s office has swelled in recent months as the House Democrats press investigations of President Donald Trump and his private businesses, lawmakers seek information about the special counsel’s Russia investigation, and the federal courts confront a series of cases that could force the president to hand over financial records he’s long tried to keep secret.
Full Story The Justice Department was dealt two new setbacks Wednesday in its attempt to replace the government’s legal teams in the litigation confronting the Trump administration’s quest to put a citizenship question on the 2020 U.S. census.
Full Story A Kirkland & Ellis London tax partner is set to exit the U.S. firm to join alternative asset manager Intermediate Capital Group (ICG).
Full Story Stephenson Harwood is set to raise its newly-qualified lawyer pay by about 3% to hit £75,000, in a sign the pay war is also affecting the industry’s mid market.
Full Story Funds partner Stephen Sims joined Skadden in 2011 to start an investment management practice.
Full Story Clients are being urged to focus less on outside counsel rates in the next downturn, and more on who they are giving the work to initially.
Full Story Womble Bond Dickinson has appointed James Borshell as a partner in the firm's London office, joining WBD's national pensions team.
Full Story Trever Neuroth comments on the implications of Cal/OSHA's recently proposed regulations to protect workers from wildfire smoke in CA.
Full Story International law firm K&L Gates has advised a wholly-owned subsidiary of HKSE-listed Greentown Service Group Co. Ltd (Greentown) on its acquisition of a majority interest in Montessori Academy Group Pty Ltd (Montessori Academy) at an enterprise value of AUD120 million.
Full Story International law firm Norton Rose Fulbright has advised Grupa LOTOS S.A. on the refinancing of the loan facilities contracted by the company in connection with the Program 10+ financing.
Full Story Carson Wealth has added an RIA with $566 million on assets...
Full Story Australian independent law firm MinterEllison is mourning the death of a partner who was killed in a cycling accident during a family holiday last week.
Full Story Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP is proud to announce that Timaura E. Barfield has joined the firm’s Charlotte office as an associate in the Health Care practice group.
Full Story Troutman Sanders LLP represented Trustar Bank in Fairfax County, Virginia in connection with its organization, equity offering, and regulatory applications and approvals from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the Virginia Bureau of Financial Institutions as the first de novo bank in Virginia since 2009. Trustar Bank was formed to serve customers in Northern Virginia, the District of Columbia, and Maryland.
Full Story Butler Snow has hired Jones Wilson “J.W.” Luna to join the firm’s regulatory and government practice in Nashville, Tennessee.
Full Story Braes Capital, a boutique advisory and investment firm based in Houston, provides advisory and governance roles for the projects and companies it acquires and with which it partners. Siege Technologies, an advanced research and development business based in Manchester, New Hampshire, provides cybersecurity analysis and capabilities to some of the largest, most security-sensitive organizations in the world.
Full Story Troutman Sanders has recruited a trio of employee benefits partners from K&L Gates in Charlotte, expanding the Atlanta-based law firm’s office there to about 30 lawyers.
Full Story Morrison & Foerster has settled a $35 million legal malpractice lawsuit brought by a unit of the Australian investment bank Macquarie that claimed the firm failed to spot red flags in its work on a Chinese coal company’s stock offering, according to court papers.
Full Story Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP today announced that Jason G. Weiss has joined the firm’s Los Angeles location as counsel in the Information Governance and E-discovery group.
Full Story A Drinker Biddle patent litigation trial group, led by partner Frank DiGiovanni and including partner Geoffrey Zelley and counsels Hui-Ju Wu and M. Curt Lambert, obtained dismissal without prejudice from the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, of a three-year-long patent infringement suit against client Vital Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Full Story Weil represented Guggenheim Securities and Morgan Stanley, as joint-lead bookrunners and representatives of a consortium of initial purchasers, on a $1.3 billion ABS bond offering by Jack in the Box Funding, LLC, a newly-formed special purpose subsidiary established by Jack in the Box Inc. The transaction, which closed on July 8, 2019, was the first-ever whole business securitization of Jack in the Box, which overhauled its consolidated capital structure by securitizing substantially all of its
Full Story Holland & Knight has hired its first Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Yusuf Z. Zakir. He will reside in the firm's Los Angeles location.
Full Story Cozen O’Connor is happy to announce attorney Robert S. Kaplan has joined its fast-growing Labor and Employment Group. Kaplan joins Cozen O’Connor’s Philadelphia office as a member and will be part of the group’s Employee Benefits practice. Kaplan has experience as a former investment and retirement services professional and now advises employers, benefit plan sponsors, and other service providers on employee benefits (ERISA) and executive compensation-related legal and tax issues.
Full Story Lewis Brisbois is proud to welcome Elizabeth D. MacGregor as a partner in its Portland office. Ms. MacGregor joins the firm’s Products Liability and Construction Practices and brings over two decades of experience litigating casualty, products liability, and construction defect cases.
Full Story Kirkland & Ellis represented HotSchedules, a leading provider of state-of-the-art technology, services and user experiences for the restaurant, retail and hospitality verticals, on its sale to Marlin Equity Partners, a global investment firm. As part of the transaction HotSchedules will merge with Fourth to create the industry’s most comprehensive back-of-house software-as-a-service (SaaS) suite delivering a fully integrated inventory management, workforce management, payroll and intelligent cos
Full Story Sheppard Mullin has again won an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)/California Unruh Act website access suit brought by Pacific Trial Attorneys in San Bernardino, CA. The case, Thurston v. OMNI Hotels Management Corporation, centered around whether Omni Hotels’ website was accessible to those with disabilities. The jury found that the plaintiff, Cheryl Thurston, did not even attempt to use Omni’s website for the purposes of making a hotel reservation and all claims were dismissed.
Full Story Simpson Thacher advised Change Healthcare Inc. in connection with its IPO of common stock and its concurrent public offering of 6% tangible equity units, which together raised total gross proceeds of approximately $928 million.
Full Story Milbank LLP is happy to announce that Sarbajeet Nag will join the London office as a partner in the European Leveraged Finance & Capital Markets Group.
Full Story U.S. law firm LeClairRyan is pleased to recognize two attorneys who recently transitioned to partner roles at the firm.
Full Story Financial Services special counsel Cathy Yoon spoke with Law360 regarding the SEC and FINRA's statement on custody and record-keeping of digital asset securities.
Full Story Jason Geller spoke with Commercial Carrier Journal regarding California Assembly Bill 5 (AB 5) and its potential impact on the trucking industry.
Full Story Holland & Knight represented the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China in Petróleos Mexicanos' (PEMEX) recent financing totaling $8 billion, where ICBC acted as part of a syndicated lenders party.
Full Story In its special report targeted to in-house counsel, Missouri Lawyers Weekly interviewed Shook Intellectual Property Partner Keith Bae about the future use of blockchain technology, which links several computers together for a P2P network.
Full Story Milbank LLP advised the lead arrangers on the financing for Energean Oil & Gas S.A.’s US$750 million acquisition of Edison Exploration & Production S.p.A. The initial consideration will be funded through a US$600 million committed loan facility and equity financing. The acquisition will create a full cycle, independent, gas-focused exploration and production company in the Mediterranean region.
Full Story A federal appeals court on Wednesday ordered the dismissal of claims alleging Donald Trump’s continued interest in his private business entities is violating the U.S. Constitution’s check against foreign and domestic influence of the White House.
Full Story Paul, Weiss represented Massage Envy, LLC, a portfolio company owned by funds affiliated with Roark Capital Group, in connection with a whole business securitization transaction.
Full Story In TearLab Corporation v I-MED Pharma Inc., the Federal Court of Appeal, upheld the dismissal of TearLab’s patent infringement action against I-MED. The Federal Court judge committed no palpable and overriding error in concluding that the claims at issue were obvious.
Full Story A mass of law firm moves underlines the need for lawyers to navigate the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States.
Full Story Milbank LLP is advising SAZKA Group on its all cash, offer to acquire Greece’s OPAP.
Full Story As the wave of cannabis legalization proceeds to sweep through the US, the number of law schools offering courses that would prepare students to serve clients in this evolving marketplace remains surprisingly small.
Full Story Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP announced today that leading prosecutor Zainab Ahmad will join the firm as a partner in the New York office.
Full Story Gregg Kahn and John O'Toole represented an attorney who served as conservator for an allegedly incapacitated individual (the plaintiff) who was declared incapacitated by the court.
Full Story DLA Piper has secured its second major Heathrow-related contract for the Department for Transport in the space of two months.
Full Story Gov. JB Pritzker of Illinois has signed what some consider the most “equity-centric” law in the nation to legalize adult-use cannabis.
Full Story The 32-lawyer former Ince branch has offices in Paris, Le Havre and Marseille and will be knownn as Stream.
Full Story Latham & Watkins and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom are advising two companies working to create the first publicly traded human space flight company.
Full Story Attorney, Jeremy Newell has joined Covington's Financial Services Group as a partner in Washington.
Full Story The capital markets partner is starting a firm alongside former senior lawyers at PwC Legal and King & Spalding.
Full Story Macfarlanes PEP has stabilized after last year’s jump to £1.7m
Full Story The CEO Michael Ward will step down from the helm of the listed firm next year.
Full Story Hogan Lovells has advised FS Italiane in the issue of the second green bond for a nominal amount of €700 million and a maturity of 7 years...
Full Story Fenwick’s capital markets and public companies group closed multiple IPO's in the last month for life sciences companies Stoke Therapeutics, Adaptive Biotechnologies and Morphic Holding.
Full Story Fenwick & West represented Cisco Systems, Inc., in its pending $2.6 billion acquisition of Acacia Communications, which designs and manufactures high-speed, optical interconnect technologies that allow webscale companies, service providers, and data center operators to meet the fast-growing consumer demands for data.
Full Story The global law firm Milbank LLP advised the private equity investor Ardian on the sale of the Schleich Group.
Full Story Dickinson Wright PLLC is happy to launch its Distressed Health Care Restructuring Group formed to address the critical business and legal issues facing the ever-changing health care industry.
Full Story International law firm Reed Smith today announced that it has advised Vista Outdoor, a global designer, manufacturer and marketer of consumer products in the outdoor sports and recreation markets on the sale of the Savage Arms and Stevens firearms brands to a financial buyer for a total purchase price of $170 million.
Full Story As part of its continuing strategic growth in its Texas markets, Bradley is happy to announce that Gene R. Besen has joined the firm’s Dallas office as a partner in the Government Enforcement and Investigations Practice Group. Mr. Besen joins the firm as its 14th lawyer in Dallas, which opened earlier this year, and its 35th lawyer resident in its Texas offices.
Full Story Hogan Lovells has represented Ares in relation to the unitranche facilities provided to BC Partners for the acquisition of a majority stake in Synthon International Holding B.V., a global market leader in the development of complex Generics, from its parent company Synthon Holding B.V.
Full Story Pepper Hamilton LLP announced today that James A. Saling has joined the firm as of counsel in the Health Sciences Department, resident in the New York location. Saling is the latest member of the firm’s multidisciplinary team serving clients across the health sciences ecosystem, following the addition of 12 health sciences attorneys in February.
Full Story Frost Brown Todd (FBT) welcomes Senior Associate William (Will) Swann who will join the business litigation group and serve as a Vice President of CivicPoint, LLC. A graduate of both the West Virginia University College of Law and WVU College of Business and Economics, Swann has successfully advised a variety of clients before the West Virginia legislature. Whether representing a national cell service provider seeking streamlined 5G small cell deployment or a managed health care organization ass
Full Story Morgan Lewis has represented US investor Alpha Energy on the acquisition of Third Energy’s onshore gas exploration and production assets.
Full Story Kirkland & Ellis attorney Patrick King has jumped to Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan in Houston.
Full Story Great Hill Partners, a leading growth-oriented private equity company, has announced the first and final closing of Great Hill Equity Partners VII, L.P., reaching its hard cap of US$2.5 billion of limited partner commitments. Launched in February, the Fund was oversubscribed and surpassed its US$2.0 billion target after five months in the market.
Full Story Debevoise & Plimpton LLP is representing One Rock Capital Partners in its acquisition of the Engineered Components & Systems (“EC&S”) segment of Actuant Corporation (NYSE: ATU).
Full Story Shearman & Sterling advised the underwriters, led by Deutsche Bank AG, London Branch, J.P. Morgan Securities plc, Barclays Bank PLC and BNP Paribas, in connection with Omnicom Finance Holdings plc’s €1 billion offering of senior notes.
Full Story Shearman & Sterling represented China Investment Securities International Brokerage Limited, Dongxing Securities (Hong Kong) Company Limited, China Everbright Securities (HK) Limited, Future Land Resources Securities Limited, Wilson Securities Limited, CM Securities (Hongkong) Company Limited and Morton Securities Limited as initial purchasers in connection with Skyfame Realty (Holdings) Limited’s offering of $105 million aggregate principal amount of 13% senior notes due 2022.
Full Story Carlton Fields is proud to announce that Micah J. Vitale has joined the firm’s Hartford office as an associate in its nationally recognized Labor and Employment practice.
Full Story Liberty Oilfield Services Inc. (NYSE: LBRT) (“Liberty”) announced that it priced an underwritten public secondary offering (the “Offering”) of 8,000,000 shares of its Class A common stock by certain selling stockholders. Liberty will not receive any of the proceeds from the Offering. The deal is expected to close on July 11, 2019, subject to customary closing conditions.
Full Story CBRE has recruited a team of five real estate pros from Colliers International. Joseph A. Cabrera is joining CBRE as vice chairman in the advisory & transactions group in the New York City office. His four partners, David Glassman, Michael Gordon, Timothy Kuhn and Brendan Cavender, are joining him in the move.
Full Story Eckert Seamans is proud to welcome member John V. Shivickas to the firm’s Pittsburgh office. He focuses his practice on real estate matters, including advising clients in connection with the acquisition, disposition, leasing, development, and financing of multifamily projects, office buildings, hotels and resorts, restaurants, retail centers, and industrial facilities. Shivickas has also represented sponsors, developers, and investors with respect to formation and investment in real estate joint
Full Story Fried Frank acted as counsel to York Risk Services Group in connection with its agreement to be purchased by Sedgwick. York Risk Services Group is a provider of claims administration, managed care, specialized loss adjusting, pool administration, and loss control solutions. Sedgwick is a global provider of technology-enabled risk, benefits, and integrated business solutions. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Full Story Reed Smith has reshuffled its senior management group, naming Pittsburgh-based Douglas Cameron, previously global chairman of the firm’s litigation department, to serve as its managing partner for the Americas.
Full Story Damara Chambers, an internationally-recognized lawyer who advises corporate clients on the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), export controls and international trade matters, has joined Vinson & Elkins as a partner and will co-lead the firm’s National Security practice, adding further depth to the practice group.
Full Story Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright has represented KfW IPEX-Bank on financing 490 Daimler buses for the public transport system in the Chilean capital Santiago de Chile, in a transaction worth approximately US$100.5 million.
Full Story Faegre Baker Daniels’ real estate group is paving the way for a new addition: associate Carla Martin. She will practice from the firm’s Denver office.
Full Story Littler, the world’s biggest employment and labor law practice representing management, has appointed Whitney Ferrer as office managing shareholder (OMS) of the firm’s Atlanta office. Ferrer succeeds Traywick Duffie, who has stepped down from the role and will continue to focus on his active practice.
Full Story Nixon Peabody continues to strengthen its Government Investigations & White Collar Defense practice group, adding partner Adam Tarosky, who joins the firm’s Washington DC office from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ).
Full Story The Firm recently advised Goldman Sachs (Asia) L.L.C. as the representative of the underwriters in connection with the offering of US$800 million 3.5% Notes due 2024 (the “Notes”) by Weibo Corporation (“Weibo”). The Notes are listed on the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited.
Full Story Claude Eugene (Gene) McRoberts, Jr. – a visionary lawyer who was foundational in the early years of Butler Snow – passed away on July 4, 2019 at the age of 86. Services were held July 8 at First Presbyterian Church of Jackson. Gene was a key partner at Butler Snow for many years and was part of a second wave of critically important partners that not only were outstanding practitioners but also embraced and built upon the principles we now call our culture. He was a man of impeccable integrity an
Full Story Seyfarth Shaw LLP announced today the opening of an office in Charlotte, the firm’s first in the region, which has grown into an increasingly important hub for its clients. Serving clients around the globe, this marks Seyfarth’s 16th location.
Full Story Ballard Spahr will deepen its powerhouse media and entertainment practice group with the addition of six attorneys from Leopold, Petrich & Smith, the preeminent Century City firm for leading studios, television networks, producers, writers, and insurance companies
Full Story Stoel Rives LLP is happy to announce that the law firm has moved its San Diego office to 501 West Broadway, Suite 2000, a centralized and convenient location in the Embarcadero. The firm’s new office will occupy 7,100 square feet in the LEED® Gold building. Stoel Rives also has expanded its focus on Energy & National Resources, while enhancing its leadership team throughout California.
Full Story Genstar Capital announced on July 9 that it has completed the acquisition of Advarra, a provider of institutional review board, institutional biosafety committee, and research quality and compliance services. Genstar, which Ropes & Gray represented in the transaction, is a leading private equity firm focused on investments in targeted segments of the healthcare, software, industrial technology, and financial services industries.
Full Story Bond, Schoeneck & King is proud to announce that Stuart F. Klein has been named managing member of its Albany office. Klein succeeds longtime managing member Gregory Champion.
Full Story Cleary Gottlieb advised Central Puerto S.A. (Central Puerto), a publicly listed Argentine company, in its unsecured term loan for an aggregate principal amount of $180 million to fund the acquisition of the Brigadier López Power Plant.
Full Story Global law firm White & Case LLP is representing Metso Corporation on the combination of Metso Minerals and Outotec Oyj under the name Metso Outotec, with the remainder of Metso, Metso Flow Control, becoming an independent separately listed company under the name Neles.
Full Story International law firm Norton Rose Fulbright will launch a legal operations consulting practice led by Stéphanie Hamon, formerly of Barclays. The practice will provide management and operational advice to in-house legal teams at major financial institutions and corporations.
Full Story Anaheim Resort Transportation and technology company Routematch have launched RideART, a mobile and entertainment app that aims to streamline transportation needs for tourists.
Full Story Excel Group has acquired the Courtyard by Marriott Springfield in Springfield, VA. The newly renovated hotel consists of 191 rooms and is located 13 miles away from downtown Washington DC.
Full Story JoyceLynn Lagula has joined firm Wilson Associates as design director. Based in the Las Vegas team, Lagula will focus on the hospitality, gaming an entertainment sectors.
Full Story Patrick Barrett III, a Cambridge, MA developer and attorney, and partners T.O. and Timothy Johnson have secured $37.75 million in financing for The 907 Main Hotel, a 67-room hotel to be built here.
Full Story A former survey revealed that 80% of respondents are planning to invest in value-add real estate as part of wealth-management strategies. RealCrowd recently completed the online survey of high net-worth investors.
Full Story The plan was passed with significant bipartisan supermajorities and will investments in roads, bridges, railways, universities, early childhood centers and state facilities like the crime lab and veterans' homes over the next six years.
Full Story Bird & Bird has posted profit per equity partner growth of 4.4% to £575,000 for the 2018-19 financial year.
Full Story Dentons' Real Estate and Banking and Finance teams in Warsaw advised on the acquisition by Hines Polska on behalf of IGIS Asset Management (IGIS)...
Full Story International law firm Hogan Lovells announced today that Krista Schwartz and Patrick Michael have joined the San Francisco office as partners in the firm’s Intellectual Property, Media, and Technology (IPMT) practice. They both joined the firm from Jones Day.
Full Story Hogan Lovells LLP is happy to announce that Robert Underwood and Kristin Connarn will join the firm’s Boston office as partners in its Intellectual Property, Media, and Technology (IPMT) practice. They are joining from McDermott Will & Emery.
Full Story Many corporate recruiting leaders are thinking about the future of the workforce. They’re impressed by improvements in AI and wonder where it might lead.
Full Story Recently, The Wall Street Journal reported that the Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is changing how it calculates fines relating to sanctions violations, which could result larger penalties.
Full Story Baker Donelson has selected Samuel T. Bowman to serve as the Firm's upcoming pro bono shareholder.
Full Story Working with an outstanding Omani advocate, Yaqdhan Al Busaidi, we are delighted to announce that a new dedicated litigation practice has been established, licenced with the Ministry of Justice as Yaqdhan Al Busaidi Law Firm under number 2822019.
Full Story Greenberg Traurig real estate attorney Vivek Chavan said he was drawn to DLA Piper's global presence.
Full Story Jones Wilson (J.W.) Luna has joined Butler Snow’s Nashville location. Luna will practice with the firm’s regulatory and government group.
Full Story Brown Rudnick LLP announced today that Peter J. Willsey and Vincent J. Badolato have joined the law firm. Willsey joins as Chair of the global Trademark, Copyright & Advertising Practice Group and as a partner in the Intellectual Property Practice Group. Badolato joins as Counsel in the Trademark, Copyright & Advertising Practice Group. Hailing from Cooley LLP, both Willsey and Badolato will be based out of the firm’s Washington, D.C. office.
Full Story Kirkland & Ellis represented Bain Capital Private Equity and The Carlyle Group on a joint voluntary public takeover offer to the shareholders of OSRAM Licht AG. OSRAM is a leading lighting technology group headquartered in Munich and listed on the Frankfurt and Munich stock exchanges.The offer corresponds to an equity value for OSRAM of approx. €3.4 billion and a total enterprise value of approx. €4 billion.
Full Story Davis Polk represented the respective agents of the Brazilian underwriters in connection with Neoenergia S.A.’s initial public offering of 239,251,040 common shares for an aggregate amount of R$3.7 billion (approximately $977 million). The common shares trade on the B3 S.A. – Brasil, Bolsa, Balcão (São Paulo Stock Exchange). Common shares sold in the international offering were placed under Rule 144A and Regulation S.
Full Story Milbank represented Cencosud Shopping S.A., as issuer, and Cencosud S.A., as selling shareholder, in Cencosud Shopping’s initial public offering of 472 million shares of common stock representing approximately 28% of the outstanding capital stock of Cencosud Shopping. The transaction consisted of an international offering and a concurrent public offering in Chile. The transaction was the largest ever IPO in Chile to date, valued at $1.03 billion.
Full Story Littler, the world’s biggest employment and labor law practice representing management, has added Rebecca L. Loeffler as of counsel in its Indianapolis office. She joins the firm after serving as the government litigation section chief in the Office of the Indiana Attorney General.
Full Story A Stroock team made up of Chris Doyle, Marvin Goldstein, Alexandra Z-Z Cowen, Jennifer De Jesus and Richard Fried advised Castleton Commodities International, a global energy commodity merchant, in closing two credit facilities totaling $2.775 billion.
Full Story Australia managing partner Michael Tooma said the law firm will expand its head count in Australia with more lateral hires and take advantage of an upswing in litigation to increase its revenue.
Full Story Palm Beach Circuit Judge Meenu Sasser, the county’s first Asian-American judge, passed away at 48 on Saturday morning.
Full Story Clark Hill PLC announced the addition of Kevin Morse as a Member of the firm’s Corporate Restructuring & Bankruptcy Law group in its Chicago office. Morse was formerly a Partner at Saul Ewing Arnstein and Lehr in the Chicago office.
Full Story The global law firm Jones Day announces that Darcy White has joined the Firm's M&A Practice group in its Atlanta Office.
Full Story Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright has represented long-time client Parmalat Canada and its parent, the Lactalis Group, on its C$1.62bn acquisition of Kraft Heinz Canada’s natural cheese business, which includes well-known brands such as: Cracker Barrel, P’tit Québec and aMooza!
Full Story Noah S. Robbins—an intellectual property attorney known for his work in copyright and trademark disputes and brand enforcement—has joined Ballard Spahr as of counsel in Philadelphia, firm Chair Mark Stewart announced today.
Full Story Ropes & Gray provided health care regulatory counsel to private equity company Warburg Pincus and urgent care provider, CityMD, in CityMD’s anticipated merger with Summit Medical Group. The transaction combines the New York metropolitan area’s dominant urgent care chain CityMD with one of the nation’s largest independent multi-specialty health care groups.
Full Story Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, a multidisciplinary, integrated professional services firm, announced today that Richard McDerby has joined the firm as a venture capital and emerging companies partner in the firm’s San Francisco location. Accompanied by associate Christopher Dayans, he will work closely with renowned investor and healthcare venture advisor Lisa Suennen, who leads the firm’s digital and technology businesses and its venture capital fund. McDerby’s arrival comes just as Donna L. W
Full Story Perkins Coie announces with sadness the passing of colleague, partner and friend Richard R. Rohde on July 6, 2019.
Full Story Faegre Baker Daniels is proud to announce that Sarah-Lloyd Stevenson has joined the firm’s Health & FDA group in Washington, D.C.
Full Story Shearman & Sterling continues to boost its Litigation practice with the arrival of Adam Schwartz, who joins the firm as a partner in its Washington, D.C. office.
Full Story Simpson Thacher advised Blackstone in the senior and mezzanine financing of the acquisition of a high quality portfolio of urban logistics assets located throughout England and Scotland. The senior and mezzanine loans are in an aggregate amount of £346,785,219.77 and will be subject to a CMBS transaction, arranged by Morgan Stanley Bank N.A.
Full Story Snell & Wilmer is proud to announce that Elizabeth S. Wylie has joined the Denver office as a partner in the firm’s Labor & Employment and Commercial Litigation groups.
Full Story Three leading employee benefits-focused attorneys have joined Troutman Sanders LLP in Charlotte, North Carolina. The partners, Jim Earle, Lynne Wakefield, and Emily Zimmer, are known nationally for their work in the areas of executive compensation and employee benefits. The group previously practiced at K&L Gates.
Full Story Two litigation lawyers have joined Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr's Minneapolis office, partner Alain M. Baudry and associate Matthew R. Veenstra.
Full Story The U.S. Department of Justice announced Sunday that it is replacing its legal group in the court battle over a census citizenship question after President Donald Trump contradicted the lawyers’ in-court assertion that the question would be dropped from the census.
Full Story Dentons is happy to welcome Partner Sean Ralph and Counsel Joe Sebestyen, as the newest additions to the Firm’s Energy group. In addition to the Energy practice, Joe will also support the Firm’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution group.
Full Story Experienced nonprofit and tax law attorney Kelly Hellmuth has joined Holland & Knight as a senior counsel in the Jacksonville office. She is also a member of the firm's nationally recognized Private Wealth Services Group. Ms. Hellmuth was previously counsel with McGuireWoods.
Full Story DLA Piper advised New Enterprise Associates, Inc. (NEA) in connection with its participation in a US$100 million round of Series C preferred stock financing of DivvyPay, Inc., a financial platform for businesses to manage payments and subscriptions, build strategic budgets and eliminate expense reports.
Full Story Reed Smith today announced the election of Douglas E. Cameron, Global Chair of the firm’s Litigation practice and a member of its Senior Management Team, as its next Managing Partner – Americas. Cameron will succeed Michael B. Pollack in the position. Reed Smith has 1,185 lawyers in the Americas.
Full Story The Firm advised Homeland Interactive Technology Ltd. (“Homeland”) in connection with its initial public offering in Hong Kong and Regulation S offering of 314,000,000 shares before exercise of the underwriters’ overallotment option. The total offering size was HK$423.9 million (approximately US$54.3 million). The shares of Homeland are listed on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Everbright Sun Kung Kai acted as the sole sponsor, SBI China Capital acted as the sole global coordinat
Full Story Seyfarth Shaw LLP has brought in Kori S. Carew, Esq. as Chief Inclusion & Diversity Officer, who joins from Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP, where she was the Director of Strategic Diversity Initiatives for the past seven years.
Full Story On April 30 2019, the UAE Cabinet issued Cabinet of Ministers Resolution No. 31 of 2019 Concerning Economic Substance Regulations in the UAE (the Regulations), requiring all in-scope UAE entities which conduct certain activities...
Full Story California Attorney General Xavier Becerra goes up against Johnson & Johnson's Ethicon unit in their first trial involving a state's claims over pelvic mesh products. Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson reached a $9.9 million settlement just before his trial April 22.
Full Story Like any other technological advancement, facial recognition technology has its benefits. Whilst there are clear advantages to such developments that seem almost too futuristic for 2019, there is usually a caveat at hand with an array of TBD answers to much pressing questions prior to it being fully adopted and welcomed into civilisation. Especially, if it is in the hands of authority.
Full Story FFT is set to be acquired from ATON GmbH, a German family-owned private investment company, through the funds managed by the subsidiaries of Fosun International.
Full Story Talanx is expanding its activities in Turkey by acquiring the insurer ERGO Sigorta A.Ş. In conformity with its strategy in the Retail International division, Talanx is again strengthening its presence in one of its five core markets (Poland, Turkey, Brazil, Mexico and Chile) and thereby moving closer to its goal of ranking among the top 5 insurers in Turkey.
Full Story TriMas, announced that it has acquired Taplast S.p.A., a privately-owned designer and manufacturer of dispensers, closures and containers for the beauty and personal care, household and food packaging end markets, serving customers predominantly in Europe and the Americas.
Full Story Nicholas d’Adhemar, Founder & CEO at Apperio, thinks major structural problems, which have remained unaddressed for years, have led to concerns over the ability of in-house legal teams to effectively manage their legal spend to the levels expected by CFOs.
Full Story Bakers' hire of Prabhu Narasimhan makes the fourth departure from White & Case's City office since the beginning of the year.
Full Story UK spouse visa experts, First Migration, talks through the key documents and requirements necessary to apply for this type of visa.
Full Story The firm will guide the government department through the Brexit process during its one year contract.
Full Story Jones Day has made a rare hire in its office with the addition of Eversheds Sutherland partner James Pickavance, two people with knowledge of the situation have told Legal Week.
Full Story Firm, Baker McKenzie acted for the shareholders of Leeroy Group AB in connection with D-Ax’s (a part of the Axel Johnson group) investment in the company. Leeroy Group AB develops software for restaurants with the purpose of creating customer loyalty and operational efficiency.
Full Story Very few in the legal community doubt Florida attorney Bruce Rogow’s prowess and integrity. He cut his teeth as a civil rights lawyer in Mississippi in the 1960s, providing legal assistance to the flood of civil rights workers trying to end segregation in the deep South. He then dedicated himself to helping the poor, becoming assistant director of Greater Miami Legal Services.
Full Story Michael N. Herring, who earned widespread acclaim and public backing for his leadership as Richmond’s top prosecutor for the past 13 years, has joined McGuireWoods’ litigation practice as a partner.
Full Story Regardless of trade and tariff disputes between the United States and Mexico, and ongoing turmoil at the U.S.-Mexico border, U.S. firms in Mexico view the market as a land of opportunity and a vital link in their Latin America practices.
Full Story Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP further boosts its Global Labor & Employment Practice with the strategic addition of Thomas Timmermans as a shareholder in the Amsterdam office. Timmermans will join the firm on August 1, 2019 from Norton Rose Fulbright.
Full Story Gov. Tom Wolf signed a $34 billion compromise budget June 28 after lawmakers voted on hundreds of topics of legislation that in some cases drew angry protests from Democrats.
Full Story A Maryland federal judge wanted to know the Trump administration's plans Friday. Government attorneys say they are still weighing their options to circumnavigate a US Supreme Court ruling that blocked the addition of a citizenship question.
Full Story Our past posts on Gibson Guitar, the famed guitar-maker, have revealed roughly a decade of strict IP enforcement and other business challenges. Between waffling on its support for SOPA and its own failures to properly innovate in a direction that met its customers’ demand, never mind its odd legal trouble over “illegal” wood used in its guitars and the bankruptcy it underwent a few years back, we’re not left with a picture of a well-oiled business. Despite that, arising from bankruptcy, Gibson h
Full Story China East Education Holdings, one of the largest vocational training education providers in China, completed its $625 million initial public offering on June 12, listing its shares on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. The transaction is the biggest-ever initial public offering in the education sector globally.
Full Story Attorneys can look forward to Texas Supreme Court oral arguments in four cases examining when a tolling rule applies to legal malpractice claims, the propriety of pretrial public opinion polling, and the affirmative defense of attorney immunity.
Full Story In a small but potentially important win for defendants facing website accessibility lawsuits, the Fourth Circuit has issued two decisions upholding dismissal of lawsuits for lack of standing with a well-reasoned analysis that can be applied to the defense of other lawsuits.
Full Story Jones Day law firm has secured a 115,000-square-foot lease in the Atlanta office building, Building 500. Cushman & Wakefield on behalf of North American Properties secured the tenant.
Full Story Dentons' Real Estate team represented Kulczyk Silverstein Properties in the divestment of the Ethos office building in downtown Warsaw. The new investor is a fund operated by Credit Suisse Asset Management.
Full Story Reed Smith has represented joint bookrunners, Jefferies International Limited (Jefferies) and Stifel Nicolaus Europe Limited (SNEL), on a secondary fundraising for infrastructure investment company BBGI Sicav (BBGI).
Full Story Baker McKenzie represented 4SC AG ("4SC", www.4sc.com) on its capital increase by way of a rights offering and an international private placement of a total of 4,676,703 new shares. The new shares were admitted to trading on 4 July 2019 on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, the transaction closed today.
Full Story The merger between Tetragon Financial Group Limited’s GreenOak Real Estate and Sun Life Financial Inc.’s North American real estate and property management firm, Bentall Kennedy has closed. The firms are now called BentallGreenOak.
Full Story The one year-old Hollywood Circle apartment-hotel tower received $125 million in fresh financing.
Full Story Leaders in both technology and commercial real estate almost always fit a particular mold and Waypoint’s Diane Vrkic, founder and CEO,, is a pioneer for future females in both industries.
Full Story Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner advised on the completion of a three-figure million mezzanine loan to finance the development of the T1 tower.
Full Story Deloitte Legal raids BCLP for its first-ever chief tech officer
Full Story Freshfields lawyer is the first GC of HSBC-backed fintech startup
Full Story Simmons keeps an eye on £20m revenue stream from blockchain
Full Story Partner Kay Salvair Smith joins to lead the firm's latest non-legal branch as governments report major investment in building roads and railways.
Full Story Baker McKenzie has elected Antonio Russo as chair of its market-leading global tax practice group. He succeeds Simone Musa, whose term as chair recently concluded.
Full Story The Big Four firm has hired Bruce Braude to be its new chief technology officer (CTO).
Full Story Latham & Watkins, Jones Day and Forsters are advising as U.S. streaming giant Netflix sets up its first production hub in the U.K. .
Full Story Formed by the merger of Kraft Foods and Heinz, the food and beverage giant has a international turnover of around $26 billion.
Full Story Dentons HPRP successfully assisted Shandong Xinhai Technology Co. Ltd. (“Shandong”) the largest ferronickel company in China, in its cooperation with PT Aneka Tambang Tbk (“Antam”).
Full Story International law firm White & Case LLP has advised Glennmont Partners, as equity investor, on the securitization of performing project finance loans originated by Banca Popolare di Bari S.C.p.A.
Full Story CBRE’s offer values the entire issued and to be issued ordinary share capital of Telford Homes at approximately £267.4 million on a diluted basis.
Full Story WBD is to be the first occupier at GSS Development’s 2 Semple Street Grade A office in Edinburgh’s Exchange District, agreeing to take the first floor (7357 sq ft) of the 39,347 sq ft building as it ramps up its presence in the capital.
Full Story It seems that everyone knows that some attorneys overbill their clients. Indeed, it is almost cliché that lawyers “run the clock” at times and bill their clients for legal work that might not be necessary.
Full Story Following Delaware’s lead in Trulia, an Illinois District Court judge did not approve a mootness fee settlement as “worthless to the shareholders.” The judge noted that such settlements amounted to a plaintiffs’ bar “racket” with the goal of obtaining fees in cases that should be “dismissed out of hand.”
Full Story In anticipation of a wave of immigration raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Law360 asked Davis Bae, co-chair of the immigration practice group, how employers should prepare and respond.
Full Story The Department of Labor issued an opinion letter regarding whether an organization's rounding practices are permissible under the Service Contract Act (SCA), “which requires government contractors and subcontractors to pay prevailing wages and benefits and apply FLSA principles to calculate hours worked,” according to SHRM. Marty Heller, an attorney in Atlanta, spoke to SHRM about the import of the opinion for employers.
Full Story Essex Court hires Erskine barrister to expand their commercial team.
Full Story On Wednesday July 2, 2019, Arnold & Porter, the American Civil Liberties Union, and the New York Civil Liberties Union secured a groundbreaking victory on behalf of immigration advocacy groups that challenged the United States government's attempt to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census.
Full Story Eldorado Resorts, Inc. (NASDAQ: ERI) (“Eldorado”) and Caesars Entertainment Corporation (NASDAQ: CZR) (“Caesars”) have reported that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement to create the largest US gaming company.
Full Story The Supreme Court in Pennsylvania is set to consider whether the catchall provision of the Pennsylvania Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law requires plaintiffs to prove negligent or fraudulent misrepresentation.
Full Story Member David Brandon has been re-appointed to the Los Angeles County Bar Association [LACBA] Professional Responsibility and Ethics Committee for the 2019-2020 year.
Full Story No one says, “Hulu and chill.” There’s a reason for that. Say what you will about the amount of utter garbage available on Netflix, but overall, it’s still the virtually undisputed streaming leader in terms of both quality and quantity of content (and at a price point within reach for just about anyone).
Full Story Milbank represented an ad hoc group (the “Crossholder Ad Hoc Group”) of certain holders of various tranches of secured and/or unsecured notes of Hexion Inc. (together with certain of its affiliates and subsidiaries, “Hexion”) in Hexion’s chapter 11 cases.
Full Story With nearly a year and a half still to go before the 2020 Presidential election, the money race is already well underway.
Full Story Mohawk Group Holdings, Inc., a increasingly growing technology-enabled consumer products company, launched its IPO on the Nasdaq Capital Market. Paul Hastings represented Mohawk in the offering, which consisted of 3.6 million shares.
Full Story Simpson Thacher represented the underwriters, led by Citigroup Global Markets Inc., HSBC Securities (USA) Inc., TD Securities (USA) LLC and Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, in connection with the registered public offering by Apache Corporation of $600 million aggregate principal amount of its 4.25% Senior Notes due 2030 and $400 million aggregate principal amount of its 5.35% Senior Notes this is due 2049.
Full Story The appeals panel said U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant had no authority to hold the firms Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll; Outten & Golden; and New Jersey's Green Savits in contempt in a labor case.
Full Story The decision puts to rest more than a year of litigation brought against the Trump administration by civil rights groups and several states, including New York, which led one the lawsuits against the federal government over the question.
Full Story Sidley Austin client does not throw out pharmaceuticals case
Full Story Exigent starts ‘evergreen’ fund for legal tech
Full Story In a recent case, where the contractual agreement itself was valid, the Dubai Court of Cassation held that the separate agreement to arbitrate contained in that agreement was invalid on the basis that the signatory, although authorised to enter into the agreement, was not specifically authorised to bind the entity to arbitration.
Full Story Addleshaw Goddard and Macfarlanes have lined up alongside a great deal of U.S. heavyweights to advise on the sale of American railway operator Genesee & Wyoming (G&W) in a deal worth $8.4 billion.
Full Story After its December 2018 consultation, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has published its final rules restricting how contracts for difference (CFDs) and CFD-like options are sold, marketed, and distributed to retail consumers. The FCA's policy statement summarises the consultation feedback that it received and outlines its final policy and Handbook rules.
Full Story Leading international law firm Baker McKenzie has named Claudia Benavides, based in Bogota, Colombia, as Global Chair for the Firm’s Dispute Resolution group, the first woman to lead this practice at Baker McKenzie.
Full Story Simmons & Simmons has posted their revenue growth of 6% for 2018-19, with profit per equity partner (PEP) rising by 4% to reach £710,000.
Full Story Firm, Baker McKenzie has advised Claranova on the the completion of its first Euro PP bond issue with European institutional investors, comprising 19.655 bonds with a nominal value of 1.000 euros each.
Full Story Firm, Baker McKenzie has advised Navya on its €20 million bond issue to be subscribed by ESMO Corporation and the conclusion of a strategic partnership to address the North East Asia market, inclueint South Korea, Japan and China.
Full Story International law firm Norton Rose Fulbright has advised Allianz Africa on the sale of its shares in five subsidiaries in Benin, Burkina Faso (Life/P&C), Mali and Togo to SUNU Group. These entities are now part of SUNU Group and will become SUNU Assurance upon receipt of regulatory approvals for the name change.
Full Story International law firm Norton Rose Fulbright has advised Chinese automobile and project development group Lei Shing Hong Group on the expansion of its German real estate portfolio and alignment of the German group structure.
Full Story Fall, this year, firms authorized under Payment Systems Directive 2 (PSD2) will be subject to the requirements for Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) as set out in the European Banking Authority’s (EBA) regulatory technical standard (RTS).
Full Story Robert K. Malone, a popular and respected bankruptcy and insolvency law practitioner, has joined Gibbons P.C. as Chair of the firm’s highly regarded Financial Restructuring & Creditors’ Rights Department.
Full Story Texas Monthly LLC, an affiliate of Enterprise Products Company, acquired 100% of the interests in GP TM Acquisition LLC, which owns the Texas Monthly magazine, from Genesis Park II LP (“Genesis Park”). The law firm represented Genesis Park in the sale.
Full Story The Firm advised the initial purchasers, led by Morgan Stanley and US Bancorp, in connection with the Section 3(a)(2) exempt offering of $150 million aggregate principal amount of 4.125% Fixed-to-Floating Rate Subordinated Bank Notes due 2029 by TCF National Bank.
Full Story Global law firm White & Case LLP has represented MEAG, the central asset manager of insurers Munich Re and ERGO, on the approximately €290 million structured portfolio financing of Axione Infrastructures’ digital infrastructure projects through senior secured project bonds and commercial bank loans.
Full Story Global law firm White & Case LLP has represented Linx S.A., a Brazilian retail software company, in connection with its initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).
Full Story Global law firm White & Case LLP has represented a consortium comprised of Brookfield Infrastructure and its institutional partners and GIC on the US$8.4 billion acquisition of Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (NYSE:GWR) (G&W). G&W owns or leases 120 freight railroads organized in eight locally managed operating regions with approximately 8,000 employees serving 3,000 customers.
Full Story U.S. prosecutors are investigating an international network of traders accused of infiltrating banks and companies to glean confidential information on mega-deals, according to people familiar with the matter.
Full Story Marien Glerum will be responsible for the management and financial oversight of the Amsterdam, Brussels and Luxembourg locations.
Full Story Linklaters-aligned Australian law firm Allens has hired a new disputes partner to join its office in Perth.
Full Story The Firm is advising KKR in connection with the sale of Kokusai Electric Corporation to Applied Materials, Inc. The transaction values Kokusai Electric at approximately US$2.2 billion. The transaction is subject to regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions. The Firm also represented KKR in its acquisition of Kokusai Electric in 2017.
Full Story McDermott International, Inc. (NYSE: MDR) completed the sale of Alloy Piping Products (APP), the distribution and manufacturing arm of its U.S. pipe fabrication company to an undisclosed buyer. APP maintains, distributes and manufactures an extensive inventory of commodity fittings and specialty piping components.
Full Story Cleary Gottlieb advised the Republic of Chile (Chile) in a SEC-registered offering of €861 million 0.83% notes due 2031.
Full Story Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is proud to announce Adam B. Cantor has joined the firm’s expanding Employee Benefits practice. Mr. Cantor joins the firm’s White Plains office from Brown Rudnick, where he focused his practice on a variety of employee benefits, ERISA, employment and executive compensation matters. He is the second new benefits practitioner to join the firm within the last month, following Miriam R. Schindel.
Full Story The Firm recently advised the initial purchasers, led by Barclays Capital Inc., on certain matters in the offering of $345 million aggregate principal amount of 4% Exchangeable Senior Notes due 2024 by Uniti Fiber Holdings Inc. (“Uniti Fiber”), which includes the full exercise of the initial purchasers’ option to purchase additional notes. The notes are exchangeable into cash, shares of common stock of Uniti Group Inc. ("Uniti"), an indirect parent of Uniti Fiber, or a combination thereof. The n
Full Story Baker McKenzie marked the start of its new fiscal year by appointing new managing partners to its locations in Miami, Texas and Washington, D.C.
Full Story Australian top-tier law firm Gilbert + Tobin has poached banking and finance partner Peter Doyle, who spent 38 years at King & Wood Mallesons.
Full Story Barclay Damon announces Ben Wilkinson, counsel, has joined the firm. He works out of the Albany location.
Full Story Willkie Farr & Gallagher corporate partner Jon Lyman has joined Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, where he will help grow the firm’s office in Miami—a city that has become a center for private equity firms and financial institutions in recent years.
Full Story Baker McKenzie acted as international counsel for Brunswick Corporation in the previously announced sale of its Fitness business to KPS Capital Partners, LP, a private investment firm, in an all-cash deal for approximately $490 million.
Full Story Baker McKenzie represented Jackson Generation, LLC., a subsidiary of J-POWER USA Investment Co., Ltd., on the development and project financing of the 1,200 MW natural-gas-fired combined cycle facility to be located in Will County, Illinois.
Full Story Bass, Berry & Sims is proud to announce the formation of a Higher Education Practice Group with the addition of former Vanderbilt University General Counsel Audrey Anderson. As chair of the group, Anderson will lead a multidisciplinary team of attorneys in a range of legal matters needed by academic institutions. Anderson will practice in the firm’s Nashville and Washington, D.C. offices. Prior to joining the firm, she served as Vice Chancellor, General Counsel and University Secretary for Vande
Full Story Leading trademark attorney Jeffrey Greene has joined Cooley in New York as a partner in the litigation department. He arrives from Fenwick & West.
Full Story Kirkland & Ellis represented Alight Solutions, a leader in technology-enabled health, wealth and human capital management and financial solutions, on its agreement to acquire Hodges-Mace, a leading provider of employee benefits technology, voluntary benefits and custom enrollment services. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed and the transaction is subject to customary closing conditions.
Full Story The global law firm Jones Day announces that Paul Van Hooghten has joined the Firm's Mergers & Acquisitions Practice group as a counsel. Mr. Van Hooghten is based in Jones Day's Brussels Office.
Full Story Dentons HPRP successfully assisted Shandong Xinhai Technology Co. Ltd. (“Shandong”) the biggest ferronickel company in China, in its cooperation with PT Aneka Tambang Tbk (“Antam”). The two companies will collaborate to build a nickel smelter in Gag Island, Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia. As reported by national publications, the project is worth USD 1.2 billion or around IDR 17.36 trillion and is projected to produce 400,000 tons of ferronickel annually with 10% - 12% nickel content and 600,
Full Story Fox Rothschild is happy to welcome Ronald P. Kalyan Jr. to the firm’s Exton office as a partner in the Real Estate Department.
Full Story Cravath advised the underwriters, led by Bank of America Merrill Lynch, J.P. Morgan Securities, Wells Fargo Securities, BBVA, SMBC Nikko and Stifel, in connection with the $300 million registered notes offering of Sabra Health Care Limited Partnership and Sabra Capital Corporation, wholly owned subsidiaries of Sabra Health Care REIT, Inc., a self-administered, self-managed REIT that, through its subsidiaries, owns and invests in real estate serving the health care industry.
Full Story Cravath advised the underwriters, led by Citigroup, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, HSBC and J.P. Morgan Securities, in connection with the $500 million registered senior notes offering of L Brands, Inc., a specialty retailer of women's apparel, personal care and beauty and home fragrance products. Cravath also represented the dealer managers in connection with L Brands, Inc.'s concurrent cash tender offers.
Full Story DLA Piper advised Seattle-based Adaptive Biotechnologies Corporation in its US$345 million initial public offering. Adaptive is a commercial-stage biotech company focused on harnessing the inherent biology of the adaptive immune system to transform the diagnosis and treatment of disease. Its proprietary immune medicine platform reveals and translates the massive genetics of the adaptive immune system with scale, precision and speed to develop products in life sciences research, clinical diagnost
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