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In the News
Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : October 08, 2015
Shenzhen-based information technology company Unisplendour is acquiring a 15 percent stake in Western Digital for $3.8 billion.
Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : October 08, 2015
Anheuser-Busch InBev has sidled up with Sullivan & Cromwell in its ongoing effort to merge with alcoholic beverage industry rival SABMiller.
Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : October 04, 2015
U.S. firms have adopted ambitious growth strategies in Germany, shaking up that country's lateral market.
David Ruiz : The Recorder : October 01, 2015
A round-up of transactions involving Bay Area lawyers and companies.
Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : October 01, 2015
As 2015's third quarter comes to a close, bank-breaking, billion-dollar deals seem to be the gifts that keep on giving for M&A lawyers at Am Law 100 firms.
Marlisse Silver Sweeney : The American Lawyer : September 28, 2015
Bell / NFL v. CRTC; Re Nortel Networks Corp.; Dunkin' Brands Canada Ltd. v. Bertico
Patience Haggin, Jennifer Henderson and David Ruiz : The American Lawyer : September 28, 2015
Google Reorganization; Berkshire Hathaway / Precision Castparts Fidelity National / SunGard General Electric Asset Sale Symantec Asset Sale Sumitomo Life / Symetra Financial Terex / Konecranes CF Industries / OCI NV Nokia Asset Sale Allergan Asset Sale Solvay / Cytec Industries Honeywell /Melrose Industries/ Elster Group Industrial Income Trust Asset Sale Anthem / Cigna Nikkei / FT Group Sikorsky Aircraft Asset Sale Pinnacle Entertainment Asset Sale Blackstone / Corsair / First Eagle St. Jude Medical / Thoratec
Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : September 28, 2015
Merging the world's two largest cement companies, Holcim and Lafarge, required drastic steps, creative thinking and a lot of stamina.
: The Am Law Daily : September 24, 2015
The American Lawyer Global M&A Deals of the Year recognize transactions that redrew the corporate map in every corner of the globe.
Rick Kopstein, Photographer : New York Law Journal : September 23, 2015
Members of New York's legal, civic and anti-gender-violence communities gathered Monday night to recognize Eastern District Judge Pamela Chen, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton pro bono director Jennifer Kroman and U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch at Sanctuary for Families' 19th Annual Abely Awards.
: The American Lawyer : September 22, 2015
The American Lawyer's Global Legal Awards in finance recognize the 10 deals that best exemplify the challenges of transnational finance practice, from capital markets offerings to capital restructurings to infrastructure projects.
Katherine Jo : The Asian Lawyer : September 21, 2015
On Sept. 17, nearly 200 leading legal professionals attended the 9th annual China Law & Practice Awards at the JW Marriott Hotel in Beijing—our first awards since joining the ALM Media network in August.
Larry Neumeister : The Associated Press : September 17, 2015
A federal appeals court handed Argentina a victory Wednesday in its quest to relieve itself of the pressures of debt owed to American hedge funds and others, saying a judge went too far by letting some bondholders demand payment without proving how much they are entitled to be paid.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 13, 2015
More than a year after Mark Hayes' name arose in an insider trading investigation, the Greenberg Traurig partner has started his own practice; Greenspoon Marder merges into Miami; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 11, 2015
As football season begins, a look at the fees accrued by lawyers litigating for the NCAA and NFL; Jones Day's ICANN-related fees; Cleary Gottlieb grabs $25 million for its Puerto Rican restructuring work; and other notable disbursements from throughout Big Law.
Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : September 10, 2015
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom advised Canadian utility Emera on its acquisition of New England power assets two years ago, but this week the firm took the lead for Tampa-based Teco Energy on the Florida power generator's $10.4 billion sale to Emera.
Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : September 07, 2015
The U.K. retailer is unloading its largest overseas operations in a bid to strengthen balance sheet.
Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : September 07, 2015
We spoke to twenty veteran lawyers in Beijing, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Singapore about their secrets for keeping Asian clients happy. What they told us will surprise you.
Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : September 03, 2015
Amid a slow week for billion-dollar transactional announcements, one big-money deal remains on the table, likely keeping more than a few Am Law 100 lawyers busy before the holiday weekend.
Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : September 02, 2015
Cofounding partner Michael Kim will lead the U.S. litigation boutique's practice in the Korean capital.
: The Litigation Daily : August 31, 2015
David Ruiz : The Recorder : August 27, 2015
In a blog post, GC Kent Walker said Google searches have increased customer choice and resulted in billions of free clicks to European companies.
: The American Lawyer : August 24, 2015
Franklin California v. Commonwealth of Puerto Rico; Smartflash v. Apple; Jang v. Boston Scientific; Amphastar v. Sanofi
Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : August 24, 2015
Twas the weekend to read meaty profiles of attorneys, from David Kendall of Williams & Connolly, to Tonja Carter of Alabama, to the corporate team at Cleary Gottlieb that works with Alphabet née Google: This is a round-up of legal news from ALM and around the country.
David Ruiz : The Recorder : August 21, 2015
Ethan Klingsberg, who helped put together the new Alphabet structure, was brought in to a failed Google-Yahoo ad deal in 2008, and has since become a key adviser.
Andrew Denney : New York Law Journal : August 20, 2015
Melanie Leslie, the new dean of Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, didn't move to New York City more than 30 years ago to become a lawyer—unless she was playing one on TV. But after several years of trying to make it in show business, Leslie realized she wanted devote her time to something that was more intellectually stimulating.
Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : August 20, 2015
Citing client conflicts, Clay Long, one of the founders of McKenna Long & Aldridge, has started a solo practice rather than join Dentons, which swallowed his former firm last month.
Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : August 13, 2015
Google turns to its longtime M&A counsel at Cleary Gottlieb to create a new holding company for the search giant, plus a rundown of this week's other megadeals and the law firms scrambling to keep them on track.
Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : August 12, 2015
The company recently sent letters to users of its AdSense, DoubleClick for Publishers and DoubleClick Ad Exchange programs, reminding them of their duty to comply with the EU's cookie law.
David Ruiz and Patience Haggin : The Recorder : August 11, 2015
A favored firm for recent deals, it drew the assignment to create Alphabet and smooth the way for the search business to operate independently of its other units.