Four firms advised on the acquisition by John Malone’s Liberty Global Inc. of U.K. cable-television provider Virgin Media Inc. for $16 billion in cash and stock to challenge Rupert Murdoch in Europe’s biggest pay-TV market.
On a good day, 27-year-old Bobby Timberlake at CME Group Inc. in Chicago rounds up $2.5 billion from the world’s biggest traders and banks such as JPMorgan Chase & Co. to cover their losses in the $639 trillion derivatives markets.
Ebix Inc., the insurance software company that said it was targeted by short sellers last year, is being investigated by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for its accounting practices, four people with direct knowledge of the probe said.
The world’s biggest Web companies are lining up at the courtroom of a California federal judge whose rulings could further inflame the widening debate over online privacy and how the Internet giants use personal data.
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP was counsel to Brookfield Property Partners LP, the commercial real estate company that was spun off by its Canadian parent earlier this year, in its agreement to purchase U.S. industrial-property assets from Japan’s Kajima Corp. for $1.1 billion. Morrison & Foerster LLP is advising Kajima.
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, as a board member of Staples Inc., voted to set a low price on the stock and create a new class of shares as a “favor” to its co-founder who was involved in a divorce.
The U.S. Senate rejected ratification of a treaty intended to grant equal access for the disabled to employment, health care, education, physical accommodations and legal protection under international law.