Chrysler's planned asset sale to a group led by Italy’s Fiat was delayed by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg who granted a request for a delay sought by state pension funds.
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David Fox and Daniel Wolf, two top mergers and acquisitions partners at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, are joining Kirkland & Ellis. This is the first time any M&A partner at the top New York firm Skadden has
Linklaters and Herbert Smith have advised on a £2.3bn deal that saw British Gas owner Centrica buy a 20 per cent stake in UK energy group British Energy.
Reports exist that bankruptcy-related acquisitions and mergers have reached their highest levels in almost five years. Moreover, numerous experts suggest that such deals have not yet reached their peak.
Beijing's decision to block Coca-Cola's $2.4bn takeover of China's leading juice maker Huiyuan Juice has caused a wave of domestic support. In a poll by a Chinese website, more than 80 per cent of 120,000 respondents
Whole Foods' battle against the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is finally over. In 2007 the FTC lawyers tried to prevent the merger of Whole Foods and Wild Oats by filing suit in the U.S. District Court for the District
Clifford Chance has advised Aluminum Corporation of China ("Chinalco") on its US$19.5 billion strategic partnership with the Rio Tinto group, the largest outbound investment ever undertaken by a Chinese company. The
US law firm Baker & McKenzie is expecting a stronger Asian demand for litigation and advice in areas such as restructuring, despite corporate business slowing in the global economic downturn.
Mannheimer Swartling has advised the Swedish National Debt Office on its sale of Carnegie Investment Bank AB and Max Matthiessen Holding AB to Altor and Bure Equity AB. Carnegie is a leading independent investment
Skadden Arps, White & Case, Shearman & Sterling and other major U.S. law firms have seen a massive growth in their Latin American M&A business. Skadden has doubled the value of its Latin America M&A deals from $7.1bn
The Swedish office of Roschier and local M&A powerhouse Mannheimer Swartling have bagged lead roles on the merger between Sweden's Posten and Post Danmark.
UK firm Linklaters has taken the top spot in a global mergers and acquisitions (M&A) league table for 2008, beating US rival Sullivan & Cromwell, which has held the top spot for four consecutive years. Advisory roles
Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft, Simpson Thacher, and Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz have won lead roles on US drug manufacturer Pfizer's $68bn acquisition of rival Wyeth, the biggest M&A deal in the world for months.
Despite the current drop in deal activity, Slaughter and May, is playing a role in several big transactions. In 2008 the UK firm advised BHP Billiton on its attempted takeover of Rio Tinto, Banco Santander on its
China and South Korea, long ambivalent towards foreign investors, are both set to issue new rules to encourage investment from overseas in 2009 with one simple goal in mind: creating local jobs. With the new rules,