Large Trans-Atlantic Firm Merger

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Posted on June 2, 2010 at 9:06 PM



US firm Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal and British firm Denton Wilde Sapte announced on Wednesday that after discussions over several months, they will merge to create a massive 1,400-lawyer firm. If both firms’ partners approve the union on June 9th, the combined firm will be called SNR Denton and have a presence in...

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Deal Watch - 12/06/09

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Posted on December 6, 2009 at 7:12 PM



Clifford Chance has assisted on two Hong Kong IPOs, led by partner Amy Lo assisted by Rupert Li:· China Minsheng Bank did an IPO that raised US$3.9 billion and became listed on the HKSE. The firm advised on Hong Kong and US law aspects of the global offering.· Chiina Longyuan Power’s IPO was worth about US$...

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UK Firms Decide to Persevere in Moscow Market

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Posted on November 25, 2009 at 1:11 AM



Russia is continuing to be a challenging market for law firms trying to keep an office there with an M&A market that has had deal volumes almost halve over the past year.Simmons & Simmons became the first major international firm to pull out of Russia last month, and partners at other firms have also admitted ...

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Deal Watch - 1/30/09

by: Aleena Khan

Posted on January 30, 2009 at 5:01 PM



Skadden’s Hong Kong Finance and Investment Funds practice represented Merrill Lynch in Galaxy Entertainment’s offer to purchase for cash US$250m in its notes due 2010 and US$100mn for notes due 2012. Slaughter & May and White & Case secured roles in advising Philips Electronics and TPV Technology Limited as Tech...

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Partner Moves & Promotions - 1/27/09

by: Aleena Khan

Posted on January 27, 2009 at 6:01 PM



A former director at private equity investor Actis joins O’Melveny & Myers LLP Asia practice as partner. Dean Collins will be a member of the firm’s securitization practice group and the firm’s investment funds. He has been as a tenured funds formation lawyer at an international law firm, advising customers on corpo...

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