Securities class-action lawsuits in the U.S. increased 6.8 percent last year, led by claims against companies involved in mergers and acquisitions and Chinese companies listed on U.S. exchanges through reverse mergers, a study found.
Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP and Proskauer Rose LLP represented American Realty Capital Properties Inc., which offered to buy Cole Credit Property Trust III Inc. for at least $5.7 billion, seeking to create one of the largest real-estate investment trusts that leases space to single tenants. Sullivan & Cromwell LLP is advising Cole Holdings as owner of the external manager to Cole Credit Property Trust III.
White & Case LLP hired five Linklaters LLP capital markets lawyers in Paris, all of whom join the firm as partners. Philippe Herbelin, Cenzi Gargaro and Séverin Robillard were partners at Linklaters. Gilles Endréo, formerly a partner at Linklaters, though now a consultant according to White & Case, and Thomas Le Vert, an associate, also join White & Case as partners.