The American Lawyer
As part of the settlement, Johnnie Walker will become a corporate sponsor for the New York-based Explorers Club. The deal ends a feud that pitted the club's lawyers at Boies, Schiller & Flexner against counsel for Diageo at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan.
Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Marc Schumacher destroyed the International Player Championship's hopes of pushing its top challenger off the court to pursue expansion at Crandon Park in Key Biscayne.
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld represents Alliance Data Systems Corp. of Plano in pending acquisition of Conversant Inc., which turned to Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher.
Cognizant, an IT provider in Teaneck, N.J., made a big move last week when it announced it paid $2.7 billion in cash to acquire health-care software company TriZetto Corp.
The state Superior Court has upheld the grant of summary judgment to Morgan, Lewis & Bockius and some of its partners in a legal malpractice case involving a $112.5 million real-estate finance deal.
German software giant SAP has turned to Jones Day and Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison for its $8.3 billion acquisition of enterprise software company Concur Technologies. The deal is one of a handful of major software transactions announced so far this month and third major M&A mandate in a week for Jones Day.
The two Am Law 100 firms are working on the $1.47 billion sale of a 48 percent stake in VKontakte, Russia's answer to Facebook, by United Capital Partners to a company controlled by oligarch Alisher Usmanov. The deal, which raises questions about Russia's commitment to Internet freedom, also comes amid increased tensions between the country and the West and sanctions against some Russian businesses as a result of the ongoing crisis in Ukraine.
Fenwick & West partner Douglas Cogen in San Francisco led the deal team for Concur, a developer of travel and expense management software.
Most private company acquisition agreements provide that certain representations and warranties will survive for a specific period after closing.
*Allen & Overy, Clifford Chance on $916 million Laos hydropower project development and financing*Latham & Watkins advises Chinese private equity firm FountainVest Partners on its first U.S. investment*Cleary leads state-run Korea Development Bank's $750 million note issuance