Jones Day said it added two new partners, Alejandro Chico and Antonio Gonzalez, to its Mexico City office, marking the fifth new hire for the office this year and bringing the total number of lawyers there to 37.
The arrest of a former BlackRock Inc. fund manager may move the U.K. markets regulator from small-fry insider-trading cases to its first big fish after years of criticism for pursuing dentists and print-room workers.
Vietnam’s ruling Communist Party for the first time chose a U.S.-educated government official to join its highest decision-making body, tapping a face familiar to Western investors as it seeks to revive the economy.
Dow Chemical Co., the largest U.S. chemical maker by sales, said it received $2.19 billion in cash from Petrochemical Industries Co. of Kuwait as compensation for the cancellation of a joint venture more than four years ago.
Baker & McKenzie LLP will merge with United Arab Emirates 40-lawyer law firm Habib Al Mulla on July 1, to create Baker & McKenzie Habib Al Mulla. The firm will advise clients on local and international law in its Dubai offices and, with regulatory approval, in Abu Dhabi.
Kirkland & Ellis LLP advised Baxter International Inc., the world’s second-largest maker of dialysis products, on an agreement to buy Swedish competitor Gambro AB for 18.3 billion kronor ($2.8 billion) to expand its kidney- equipment business.
Baker & McKenzie LLP’s latest outpost will open on Aug. 1 in Casablanca, Morocco, a city of 4 million people where the firm’s new lawyers will focus on corporate deals and disputes in North Africa. It will be the Baker & McKenzie’s third office in Africa and 71st globally.
A founding member of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board and former general counsel of the Securities and Exchange Commission, Daniel Goelzer, is rejoining Baker & McKenzie LLP as a partner in Washington.