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Jones Day, Six Other Firms Advise on ENGIE's $8.7 Billion Acquisition of Brazilian Gas Company

Wed, 06/26/2019 - 22:22
The $8.7 billion acquisition of TAG, Brazil's largest natural gas transmission network, was made by French multinational ENGIE and Canadian equity fund Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec.

Eversheds Sutherland Sets $127M Revenue Target for New Law Venture, Konexo

Wed, 06/26/2019 - 20:44
"This is in response to what we’re seeing as a clear client demand," said Eversheds Sutherland co-CEO Lee Ranson.

US Businesses Testing Trump’s Trade Restrictions

Wed, 06/26/2019 - 20:15
So far this week, FedEx has announced it followed in Huawei’s footsteps and sued the Commerce Department, and The New York Times reported that major U.S. semiconductor companies, including Intel and Micron Technology, had resumed business with Huawei.

Scott+Scott Expands in Amsterdam

Wed, 06/26/2019 - 19:04
The addition of the three attorneys—Damiën Berkhout, Stefan Tuinenga and Marianne Meijssen—will boost the firm's litigation and competition law practice.

EU Opens Antitrust Probe of Broadcom, Imposes Interim Measures to Halt Noncompetitive Practices

Wed, 06/26/2019 - 17:50
The Commission said its interim action would halt activity that could cause irreparable harm to Broadcom's competition.

Former Ashurst Managing Partner Joins Squire Patton Boggs

Wed, 06/26/2019 - 12:03
The U.S. firm is rebuilding its London outpost following several exits.

An A&O Partner's Pride Story - 'Coming Out Allowed Me To Bring So Much More To Life'

Wed, 06/26/2019 - 11:50
The Magic Circle partner speaks out about coming out and dealing with questions about a wife and kids.

Shearman & Sterling Rebuilds Hong Kong Capital Markets Practice With Haiwen Hire

Wed, 06/26/2019 - 09:19
Max Hua will join as the U.S. firm tries to recover from major losses in its Hong Kong listing team.

Cravath Defectors at Kirkland Advise AbbVie On $63B Deal with Allergan

Tue, 06/25/2019 - 17:21
Kirkland and Wachtell are shepherding one of the largest deals of 2019.

Baker McKenzie Tapped as FedEx Sues Commerce Department Over Huawei Blacklist

Tue, 06/25/2019 - 17:05
FedEx is facing government investigations in China after it failed to carry out two deliveries involving Huawei products.

Fifth Taylor Wessing Partner to Join Goodwin Procter

Tue, 06/25/2019 - 16:59
The hire is the fifth to emerge this week.

Baker McKenzie Cuts 46 London Staff Positions

Tue, 06/25/2019 - 15:50
More positions are still at risk while the firm also appoints Savills to seek out smaller London office space.

NY Regulator Reaches $33 Million Settlement With MUFG Bank Over Alleged State Violations

Mon, 06/24/2019 - 23:36
The agreement settles a lawsuit brought against DFS by MUFG two years ago when the agency sought to enforce the state’s regulations against the bank, which had swiftly converted its New York branch to a federal charter months earlier.

Survey: Most Companies Will Reduce Legal Spend in the Next 2 Years

Mon, 06/24/2019 - 22:01
The rising salaries of lawyers, according to the survey, are one reason legal departments have to find areas to cut costs.

Dentons Launches Sustainable Investment Practice

Mon, 06/24/2019 - 20:36
The practice will advise corporations, investment funds, asset managers and financial institutions on developing and executing sustainable investment strategies.

Burford Sells $100M Stake in Argentine Oil Case After SCOTUS Nixes Appeal

Mon, 06/24/2019 - 20:19
The emergence of a secondary market for funded claims speaks to the "continuing maturity" of litigation finance, said Burford CEO Christopher Bogart.

Sidley Austin Represents Huawei in Lawsuit Against Commerce Department

Mon, 06/24/2019 - 16:20
The Chinese company is suing over a 2017 equipment seizure that remains unresolved in the latest action between the telecom giant and the U.S. government.

Fangda Adds Funds Partner in Hong Kong From Kirkland & Ellis

Mon, 06/24/2019 - 16:03
Yue Zhang is yet another global firm partner lured away by the Chinese firm.

Baker McKenzie Sets Six-Year Target For Gender Diversity

Mon, 06/24/2019 - 15:45
The firm eyes a 40:40:20 split between men, women and ‘flexible’, which includes men, women or non-binary persons.

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner Elects New Chair, Ends Female-Led Run

Mon, 06/24/2019 - 15:16
The firm has elected incumbent Lisa Mayhew but replaced her co-chair.

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