Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP hired a former SJ Berwin LLP mergers and acquisitions pro for its Paris office, beefing up its private equity practice group, the firm said Tuesday.
Wiley Rein LLP has enlisted a former WilmerHale partner to bolster its corporate practice in Washington, D.C., and advise clients on mergers and acquisitions, venture capital, and private equity matters, the firm said Monday.
Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP’s Dallas office on Monday rehired a partner specializing in complex financing transactions for private equity firms and other investors after a nearly seven-year stint at Norton Rose Fulbright LLP.
Warburg Pincus LLC has tapped Timothy Geithner, former secretary of the U.S. Department of the Treasury, to serve as president and managing director of the global private equity firm, according to a Saturday statement.
Cantey Hanger LLP on Friday announced the addition of a former Shackelford Melton & McKinley LLP tax attorney and active member of the state bar associations to bolster the firm’s business transactions and tax planning practice areas.
Reed Smith LLP has bolstered its U.S. corporate and securities group in its Houston office with the addition of two former Thompson & Knight LLP partners with experience in energy, health care, mergers and acquisitions, and private equity, the firm announced Thursday.
Ice Miller LLP has plucked a veteran Goodwin Procter transactional attorney out of the Big Apple, sweetening the firm's Columbus, Ohio, practice with the new hire, Ice Miller said last week.
Rimon PC has bolstered its new South Florida office with the addition of a former Hicks Motto & Ehrlich LLP early-stage venture capital partner who also previously worked with startups in North Carolina’s Research Triangle, the firm said Wednesday.
Chicago-based Freeborn & Peters LLP bulked up its private equity and venture capital industry team with the addition of a former Mayer Brown LLP partner, according to an announcement Wednesday.
Sidley Austin LLP has hired the former chairman of Kaye Scholer LLP’s investment funds group to join its global investment funds, advisers and derivatives practice in Los Angeles, the firm said Monday.
Brown Rudnick LLP has enlisted a K&L Gates LLP attorney with expertise advising clients on cross-border transactions, including mergers and acquisitions and private equity matters, to chair its new Latin American practice from the firm’s Boston and New York offices, it announced Tuesday.
With rumors circulating about a potential merger, Patton Boggs LLP on Tuesday announced the launch of a new public finance practice and additions to its investment and transactions capabilities with four lateral hires from Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP.
A team of 19 attorneys, including nine partners, has defected from Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP to join the French firm Gide Loyrette Nouel, leaving Morgan Lewis with just three partners in its Paris office.
Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP's latest departing partner, a Boston transactions specialist, was officially welcomed Wednesday to Proskauer Rose LLP.
Private equity and mergers and acquisitions specialist Uri Doron left Reed Smith LLP on Monday for Jenner & Block LLP, where he'll take a position in the corporate department, the firm announced.
Golenbock Eiseman Assor Bell & Peskoe LLP has added a former Zukerman Gore Brandeis & Crossman LLP attorney with expertise representing banks, private equity funds and corporate clients as a partner in its Manhattan office, the firm said Tuesday.
Former Washington, D.C., Mayor Adrian Fenty has joined Perkins Coie LLP's business development department, where he will help the firm expand its representation of emerging companies and venture capital outfits, the firm announced Tuesday.
Patton Boggs LLP said Wednesday it has added the former chairman of Locke Lord LLP’s private equity practice to its corporate finance group in Dallas, adding depth to the firm’s internationally renowned transactional bench.
Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP announced Friday that a specialist in representing private equity and hedge funds in various industry sectors has joined the firm as a partner in New York, continuing the expansion of its private equity practice.
A former Amazon.com Inc. attorney has joined Goodwin Procter LLP as a technology-focused private equity partner in its San Francisco office, returning to private practice after roughly 18 months at Amazon, Goodwin Procter announced Thursday.
Although treatment of the attorney-client privilege has not traditionally been a focus of merger negotiations, such consideration should now be given in light of the Delaware Court of Chancery ruling in Great Hill Equity Partners IV v. SIG Growth Equity Fund I, say attorneys with Paul Hastings LLP.
In light of the proposed e-discovery amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, businesses need to set themselves up to efficiently respond to discovery and requests for information from their counsel by implementing and following document-control policies as part of normal business practices. The failure to do so will eventually consume vast amounts of employee time, say Steven Cvitanovic and Colin Murphy of Haight Brown & Bonesteel LLP.
While capital call facilities for true open-end funds have been relatively rare, the opportunity is ripe for new market entrants. A traditional facility would not be feasible for an open-end fund, but a few structural tweaks should do the trick, say attorneys with Mayer Brown LLP.
Because Latin American countries differ substantially from one another, there is no effective one-size-fits-all approach to anti-corruption compliance in the region. That said, companies doing business in the region should be aware of a number of recurring compliance concerns that may lead to an increased risk of violating the FCPA or other applicable anti-bribery laws, say attorneys with Debevoise & Plimpton LLP.
Even if the European economic recovery remains constrained, the global real asset rotation and navigation of the commercial real estate debt gap should continue to propel real estate investment up the risk curve in 2014. The growing participation of larger institutional players also signals larger deals in core markets, says Eric Rosedale, co-chairman of Dentons real estate group in Europe.
A new law in Mongolia dramatically alters the investment landscape in the country, eliminating the broad restrictions on private foreign investment in the minerals, communication and financial sectors that previously existed, removing the parliament from the approval process, and ending the distinction between foreign and domestic investors, says Stewart Diana of DLA Piper LLP.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission recently announced sanctions against six investment advisory firms that, taken as a whole, highlight two continued areas of focus for the SEC: compliance program deficiencies and violations of the “custody rule," say Hoyt Stastney and Peter Kaiser of Quarles & Brady LLP.
While the Delaware Chancery Court’s approach to Orchard Enterprises Inc. was limited to the facts of the case, there are at least two other options that can be considered in valuing preferred stock. In particular, the option pricing methodology has become a well-recognized approach to allocate enterprise value among security holders, say Louisa Galbo and Jaime d'Almeida of Duff & Phelps Corp.
Picture this: A seller of goods is losing tens of millions of dollars per year on a requirements contract containing price caps that the parties have operated under for years. Given the Uniform Commercial Code and relevant case law, it would be natural — and completely logical — to accept the cogent authority establishing that rising costs are generally insufficient to invalidate a contract. I am betting that, in this case, the law will trick you, says Andrew Jarzyna of Ulmer & Berne LLP.
The principles behind the passive activity loss limitations rules under Section 469 of the Internal Revenue Code and the net investment income Medicare tax under Section 1411 are similar. Congress could have merely made the existing rules apply to the new tax, but instead they added more complication and possible holes, say Chester Grudzinski and Jacob Birnbaum of Kelly Hart & Hallman LLP.