Wilson Sonsini Expands Finance Practice

PALO ALTO, CA (August 14, 2014) – Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, the premier provider of legal services to technology, life sciences, and growth enterprises worldwide, is pleased to announce that Benjamin Hoch has become a partner at the firm. Formerly the chair of Covington & Burling’s bankruptcy and corporate restructuring practice, Hoch will be based in Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati’s New York office. “Ben is a creative, energetic, and strategic problem-solver, and we are proud to welcome him to the … [Read more...]

Lawyer Limelight: Paul Shim

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It’s a lot more common to see an attorney with a chemical engineering degree practicing in patent law. But Paul Shim, who received both his B.S. and M.S. in chemical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, wound up as one of the nation’s leading dealmakers. He handles a constant stream of multibillion-dollar public and private M&A from the New York headquarters of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton. Shim joined the firm in 1987, the same year he received his law degree from New York University School of … [Read more...]

Latham Advises on Manchester United’s Public Offering

Manchester United, the English Premier League football club, has announced the pricing of the public offering of 12,000,000 Class A Ordinary Shares by Red Football LLC at a price to the public of $17 per share, as detailed below in the press release issued by the club. This is an increase from the previously announced public offering of 8,000,000 Class A Ordinary Shares by Red Football LLC. The offering is expected to close on August 11, 2014, subject to customary closing conditions. Latham & Watkins LLP advised Manchester United on the … [Read more...]

Troutman Sanders Adds Bankruptcy Group

RICHMOND, Va.  – August 4, 2014 – Troutman Sanders LLP announced today that a group of four partners with substantial experience in commercial bankruptcy and litigation, restructuring and creditors’ rights has joined the firm in its New York office. Hugh McDonald, Jonathan Forstot, Patrick Fitzmaurice and Louis Curcio are joining Troutman Sanders from Dentons in New York.  The group, which has been practicing together for a number of years, has extensive experience in representing lenders, distressed debt … [Read more...]

Auto Finance Attorney Joins Ballard Spahr

Ballard Spahr is pleased to announce that Peter N. Cubita has joined its Consumer Financial Services Group in the New York office. Mr. Cubita is one of the leading consumer financial services attorneys in the country, with extensive experience in auto finance and leasing.  Mr. Cubita is a Co-Chair of the Legal Committee of the Association of Consumer Vehicle Lessors (ACVL), a member of the Governing Committee of the Conference on Consumer Finance Law, and a member of the American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers, an … [Read more...]

Former U.S. Treasury GC Joins Sidley Austin

New York — Sidley Austin LLP announced today that George W. Madison, former general counsel of the Department of the Treasury, has joined the firm as a partner in its global Banking and Financial Services practice. He will reside primarily in the firm’s New York office but will maintain an office in the firm’s D.C. location as well. Mr. Madison served as the general counsel of the Department of the Treasury from September 2009 through June 2012. He was appointed to this role by President Obama and confirmed unanimously by the … [Read more...]

Latham & Watkins Advises GIP in $850M Acquisition

Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP), a leading, independent global infrastructure investor, has announced that its second fund, Global Infrastructure Partners II, has agreed to acquire from a consortium of institutional investors managed by Hastings Funds Management (USA), Inc. and Zachry American Infrastructure, LLC an equity interest in Freeport LNG Development, L.P., currently anticipated to be 25% at closing with no further ownership in Freeport LNG by the Sellers. As noted in the company news release, below, the purchase price for the … [Read more...]

Cravath Advises Unilever in Slim-Fast Sale

July 10, 2014 ­ Unilever today announced that it has sold its Slim-Fast brand to Kainos Capital. Unilever will retain a minority stake in the business. Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP represented Unilever in connection with this transaction, which includes the Slim-Fast trademark and the global Slim-Fast business portfolio. Slim-Fast is sold throughout North America and in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Terms of the transaction, which was also completed today, were not disclosed. The Cravath team advising Unilever included partners Mark … [Read more...]

Latham & Watkins Advises Starwood Capital Group

Starwood Capital Group (“Starwood Capital”), a leading global private investment firm, and TMI Hospitality, Inc. has announced that Starwood Capital, through a controlled affiliate of Starwood Global Opportunity Fund X, has entered into an agreement to acquire all of the outstanding stock of TMI Hospitality from the TMI Hospitality Employee Stock Ownership Plan. Latham & Watkins LLP represents Starwood Capital Group in the transaction with a deal team consisting of partners Gary Axelrod in Chicago and Edward Sonnenschein in … [Read more...]

Withers Bergman Bolsters U.S. Litigation Team

New York – June 30, 2014 – The international law firm Withers Bergman announced today that veteran attorney Dean Nicyper has joined the firm’s litigation practice. Mr. Nicyper, who is based in New York, joins from Flemming Zulack Williamson Zauderer LLP. “Dean has an impressive record of successfully representing a wide breadth of clients in and out of the courtroom, bringing matters involving commercial disputes, art fraud, mergers and acquisitions, securities litigation, and intellectual property disputes to a … [Read more...]