29 Top Firms Drawn Into Sprint-Clearwire-SoftBank Saga

Law360, New York (January 31, 2013, 7:16 PM EST) -- There's nothing like a contested mergers and acquisitions battle with a regulatory sideshow to perk up the annual January deals drought. The telecom takeover drama involving Sprint Nextel Corp., Clearwire Corp., SoftBank Corp. and Dish Network Corp. has looped in lawyers from 29 firms in Delaware; Washington, D.C.; New York; California; Kansas; and Tokyo.

It's not uncommon for big deals to pull in a half-dozen law firms between transactional, regulatory and litigation counsel, plus work for financial advisers or major shareholders.

But the two transactions at...
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