The American Lawyer
The Australian government, Medibank's sole shareholder, plans to sell its entire holding in order to raise money for infrastructure investment.
As the U.S. moves to become the world's largest oil producer, lawyers from Cooley, Latham & Watkins, McGuireWoods, Norton Rose Fulbright, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz are helping QEP Resources unload its natural gas pipeline and processing unit for $2.5 billion in cash to Tesoro Logistics, a refinery operator owned by Tesoro Corp.
The firm, which earlier this month took the top spot on three separate rankings for its M&A work, is representing longtime client Permira Advisers on its $3.5 billion sale of Arysta LifeScience Ltd. to Platform Specialty Products. Skadden is also advising British Columbia Investment Management Corporation as it partners with Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets to purchase electric utility Cleco Power for $3.4 billion.
Washington's ocean of law firm square footage has decreased in size in recent years, but the city has one of the tightest office building markets in the country, according to a new study to be published Tuesday.
D4 boosts its Chicago-land holdings with the purchase of Strategic Document Solutions.
As sanctions have dried up cross-border deal flow in Russia, U.S. firms are feeling the pinch.
Chesapeake Energy announced Thursday that it would sell a large portion of its gas business in Northern West Virginia and Southern Pennsylvania to Houston-based rival Southwestern Energy. The deal allows Chesapeake to pay down a substantial amount of debt accrued from past expansion efforts.
DTI purchased Denver-based Falcon Discovery.
Targa Resources Corp. and Targa Resources Partners to acquire Atlas Energy and Atlas Pipeline Partners.
Wireless technology company Qualcomm tapped Covington & Burling to advise on its proposed $2.5 billion acquisition of CSR, a British chipmaker known for its Bluetooth technology. At the same time, the firm saw two top litigators handling Deepwater Horizon-related oil spill work for BP depart its Beltway base for Kirkland & Ellis.