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Jim Learner Returns to Kirkland & Ellis in London

Kirkland & Ellis International LLP is pleased to announce that James L. Learner will rejoin the Firm as a partner in its Corporate Practice Group in the London office, effective 1 February 2015. “Jim was instrumental to helping our London office grow from 14 lawyers to more than 115 lawyers during his 12 years there,…

Allen & Overy at 2015 Antitrust Law Leaders Forum

Global co-head of antitrust, Antonio Bavasso, will be a speaker at the GCR Live 4th Annual Antitrust Law Leaders Forum on 6th-7th February in Miami, held in association with Charles River Associates and the University of Florida. Antonio will speak about how agencies should approach the task of merger review when industries go through rapid…

PFI MAGAZINE NAMES LATHAM 2014 “GLOBAL LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR”

Latham & Watkins was recognized by Project Finance International (PFI) magazine as the recipient of its 2014 “Global Law Firm of the Year” award for excellence in project finance. According to PFI, “Latham & Watkins has been one of the stalwarts of the global project finance market over the decades.” PFI added that Latham “has…

CLIFFORD CHANCE ADVISED AEW EUROPE ON €820MN CAPITAL RAISING FOR LOGISTIS, BRINGING TOTAL EQUITY TO MORE THAN €1.3BN

Leading international law firm Clifford Chance advised AEW Europe on a €820mn capital raising for LOGISTIS. This represents the largest equity raising to date for AEW Europe and brings the total equity of LOGISTIS to more than €1.3bn. The new equity has been raised from a number of leading institutional investors from Europe and Asia,…

Ashurst advises the founding shareholders of Greentown China on their HK$6 billion sale of shares to China Communications Constructions Group

Ashurst acted for the founding shareholders of Greentown China Holdings Limited (Greentown China), a Hong Kong-listed property developer based in Hangzhou, China, on their conditional sale of 24.3% stake in Greentown China to China Construction Communications Group (CCCG) at a total consideration of approximately HK$6 billion. Upon completion, the founding shareholders (Mr Song Weiping, the…

Catlin - £2.5bn possible offer received from XL

Slaughter and May is advising Catlin, a Bermuda-based insurer, in relation to the approach from XL Group Plc regarding a possible combination of the companies. The possible offer of 410 pence in cash and 0.130 shares for each Catlin share values the company at £2.53 billion pounds ($3.98 billion).

Macquarie Radio Network and Fairfax Radio Network merger of equals

Macquarie Radio Network Limited [ASX:MRN] and Fairfax Media Limited [ASX:FXJ] announced today that they will merge their respective radio businesses in a deal worth approximately A$200 million. Minter Ellison acted as legal adviser to Macquarie Radio Network, with a team led by Daniel Scotti, with partners Martin Bennett and Ben Smith, senior associate Tom Shon,…

Clyde & Co advises on Kingspan acquisition of PAL Middle East

Clyde & Co has advised Kingspan Group on the acquisition of PAL Middle East. Kingspan Group, a global leader in high performance building materials and a publicly listed company, adds to its existing operations in the Middle East. As the largest international full service law firm in the UAE, Clyde & Co were ideally placed…

Morrison & Foerster Expands Real Estate Team in Germany

Morrison & Foerster is expanding its global real estate practice with the addition of Christoph Flügel, who has joined the Berlin office as counsel. His practice is focused on real estate, investment law, regulatory affairs, and compliance. “Christoph’s experience and personality are an excellent fit with Morrison & Foerster’s team in Germany,” said Jens-Uwe Hinder,…

Withers takes on Aussie private client market with local alliance

Withers is proud to be the first international law firm focused on successful people to offer on-the-ground legal services tailored to individuals, their families and business and philanthropic interests in Australia. Withers has established an alliance with leading Australian firms BLW LLP in Sydney and SBL Shmith in Melbourne which, together with Withers’ Sydney-based immigration…