Seyfarth Shaw LLP hired Steven R. Meier for its corporate department in Chicago. Meier joins Seyfarth from Jenner & Block LLP, where he was the co-chairman of the real-estate securities practice and a member of its tax department, the firm said in a statement.
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.
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP opened a Houston office led by former Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP partner Mark Farley, who is one of eight lawyers hired to expand its environmental and workplace safety practices.
White & Case LLP opened an office in Madrid with the addition of partner Juan Manuel De Remedios, the former chairman of Latham & Watkins LLP’s corporate department in Spain. De Remedios, who will be joined by a local partner and a team of associates, will be the Madrid office executive partner.
Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz and Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr LLP acted as legal advisers to Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the second-biggest maker of life-sciences equipment by market value, which agreed to buy Life Technologies Corp. for $13.6 billion in cash in a deal that expands its reach in medical testing.