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Magic Circle Guides Permira’s German Chemicals Purchase

Magic Circle firms Clifford Chance and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer are advising on the latest big MA transaction out of Germany—the sale of specialty chemical and manufacturing company CABB International by one London-based private equity firm to another. Announced Tuesday, the … Continue reading

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Half-Dozen Firms Dig Into Big Canadian Mining Deal

Amid talk about a boom in pharmaceutical MA that could be a boon to Am Law 100 firms, the global mining industry could be on the verge of experiencing a consolidation of its own as companies chase mergers in a … Continue reading

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Kirkland Woos Simpson Dealmaker to Open Houston Outpost

Correction, 4/23/14, 9 p.m. EDT: The original version of this story characterized attorney Rhett Van Syoc’s relationship to Simpson Thacher Barlett inaccurately. Van Syoc is a former Simpson associate who left the firm last year. The seventh paragraph of this … Continue reading

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Adding Up What Banks Could Owe in MBS Litigation

Since the details of JPMorgan’s settlement were revealed in December, Wall Street firms have been poring over publicly available data to estimate their clients’ potential exposure from soured residential mortgage–backed securities. The total price tag for the remaining 15 largest … Continue reading

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Amid IPO Wave, Firms Ride Rising Fee Tide

Monday kicked off a slow week for initial public offerings in the U.S., with only four new listings slated to hit the market. Nonetheless, this month will be the most active April for new filings in more than a decade, … Continue reading

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The Careerist: Only Women and Wimps Work Part-Time

Pirvu/iStock I wish I could say that Yale Law Women’s newly released report on family friendly law firms fills me with hope about gender equality in the near future. But I’d be lying. Although almost all major firms have some … Continue reading

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M&A Lawyers Line Up for Major Pharma Deals

Photo by Emre Arican A host of law firms are reaping deal work from a major hostile bid for Botox maker Allergan Inc. as well as a series of transactions involving Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis. Canadian drug company Valeant Pharmaceuticals … Continue reading

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The Churn: Gibson Lands Ropes SF Head, Plus More Lateral Moves

Illustration by Paul Dilakian JOSEPH BORYSHANSKY is headed back to Akin Gump Strauss Hauer Feld after six years as a senior trial counsel in the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s enforcement division. Boryshansky, previously a litigation counsel at Akin Gump, … Continue reading

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Debevoise, Greenberg Handle $1 Billion Chemicals Deal

Specialty chemicals maker Chemtura Corporation has agreed to sell its agrochemicals unit to Platform Specialty Products Corporation in a cash-and-stock deal worth roughly $1 billion. Miami-based Platform is handing over $950 million in cash, along with 2 million of its … Continue reading

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Prosecution Says Dewey Trial Could Last Several Months

Photo by Maggie Soladay The government said it expects the trial of Dewey LeBoeuf’s former leaders to take more than four months, and that one likely witness is John Altorelli, a former Dewey executive committee member who is now a … Continue reading

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