Simpson Thacher's Conflict Is Kirkland's Gain In Dell Saga

Law360, New York (March 25, 2013, 6:31 PM EDT) -- Kirkland & Ellis LLP surfaced Monday as the law firm behind The Blackstone Group LP's bid for Dell Inc., a big coup for the busy firm and one likely aided by the fact that Blackstone's go-to counsel, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, is already working for a rival buyer.

Kirkland partners Daniel Wolf and David Fox are advising Blackstone on its preliminary proposal, which would give shareholders the option of taking a cash payout of at least $14.25 per share or receiving listed shares in a...
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