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  • January 23, 2018

    Significant 2017 Decisions Affecting Private M&A: Part 3

    In the concluding part of this series, attorneys with Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP discuss cases that are cautionary tales on drafting charter preferred stock provisions and forming contracts via emails.

  • January 23, 2018

    Ballard Snags SEC Assistant Director As Philly Partner

    Ballard Spahr LLP announced Tuesday that it has snagged U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission assistant director Dietrich King, who helped lead the agency’s review of e-commerce giant Alibaba’s record-shattering $25 billion initial public offering, to serve as a partner in its Philadelphia office.

  • January 23, 2018

    Osborne Clarke Snags Squire Patton PE Partner In London

    Osborne Clarke has picked up an experienced private equity partner for its London team, the second partner it has lured away from Squire Patton Boggs LLP in the last four months. 

  • January 22, 2018

    Covington Guides Bacardi's Patrón Purchase

    Privately owned spirits company Bacardi Ltd. said Monday that it has agreed to purchase Patrón Spirits International AG, in a deal that values the company at $5.1 billion and was guided by Covington & Burling LLP.

  • January 22, 2018

    Deals Rumor Mill: Walmart, Toshiba, Dalian Wanda

    Walmart is reportedly courting interest for a stake in its Brazilian operations, Toshiba is eyeing an initial public offering of its memory chip unit if an $18 billion deal for the business falls through, and Dalian Wanda Group tapped a trio of banks for the rumored IPO of its sports business.

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