The deal that helped one of the poorest nations raise $850 million and bond investors lock in rates three times higher than U.S. Treasuries is also spurring concern some of the money isn’t going where the buyers -- and one of the underwriters -- expected.
Scott Hammond, the former head of criminal enforcement in the U.S. Justice Department’s antitrust division, will join Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP as a partner in Washington focusing on criminal antitrust and international cartel matters.
Inez Tenenbaum, the chairman of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission since 2009, is joining Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP on Dec. 1. She will work with the law firm’s product safety, risk prevention and regulatory practice group.
Law firms Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP and Bingham McCutchen LLP are arranging separate meetings with bondholders of billionaire Eike Batista’s OGX Petroleo & Gas Participacoes SA and OSX Brasil SA to discuss Brazilian insolvency law.
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, which advised United Co. Rusal on its $2.24 billion Hong Kong initial share sale this year, hired Norton Rose’s Freeman Chan to start a local law practice in the Chinese city.
A Washington lawyer with experience in major antitrust cases has been named head of litigation for the U.S. Justice Department’s antitrust division after the government sued to block the merger of AMR Corp.’s American Airlines and US Airways Group Inc.
Robert W. Cook, former director of the division of trading and markets of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, will return to Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP as a partner. He will be based in the firm’s Washington office and will focus on securities, derivatives, and market regulation, the firm said.