Dechert has hired M&A and private equity partner Robert Darwin from Hogan Lovells in London. The hire is seen as a move on the Philadelphia-based firm’s part to strengthen its corporate life sciences group. Prior
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Bates Wells Braithwaite (BWB) has recruited real estate partner Malcolm Headley from Gowling WLG in London. Headley has worked in legacy Lawrence Graham’s real estate practice for the last decade. Prior to that he
Indianapolis-based firm Baker & Daniels has confirmed that a merger agreement has been reached between itself and Minneapolis firm Faegre & Benson. The agreement concludes negotiations that began in August, and the
Baker & Daniels and Faegre & Benson have confirmed that they are in formal discussions regarding a potential merger between the two firms. If the tie-up proceeds, the combined firm would have between 750 and 800 lawyers.
Target Corporation has made its first move to expand outside the US with a $1.85 billion deal to buy leases on up to 220 stores in Canada. Stikeman Elliott represented Zellers on the transfer of the leasehold