Three former top executives at Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP, once the No. 3 legal adviser to banks handling merger deals, were charged with a “cook the books” fraud scheme that led to the largest law firm bankruptcy in history.
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP advised Intrawest Resorts Holdings Inc., a North American mountain resort and adventure company, in its initial public offering. The company raised about $188 million selling the 15.6 million shares for $12 each, after offering them for $15 to $17 apiece. The shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol SNOW.
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.
Baker Botts LLP, the fourth-biggest adviser on North American oil and natural gas deals this year, is expanding to Brazil as Petroleo Brasileiro SA and rivals prepare for the 15 billion-reais ($6.5 billion) auction of an offshore lease.