Jones Day announced that Jeff Dinerstein and Arthur Nathan joined the firm’s Houston office as partners in the mergers and acquisitions practice. They were previously partners at Haynes & Boone LLP, where Dinerstein was co-head of the M&A practice.
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP represented Bayer AG in its agreement to buy Merck & Co.’s consumer unit for $14.2 billion. Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP and Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP acted as legal counsel to Merck.
BP Plc is studying a fourfold expansion of the $5 billion Tangguh liquefied natural-gas plant in Indonesia as the region’s economic growth surges and Japan raises imports following its nuclear disaster.
Every dawn in the early spring of 2011, Matthew Kluger peered out his window, wondering when federal agents would knock at his door. Kluger, a mergers-and- acquisitions lawyer, says he worried that authorities were closing in on him as the source of illegal tips in a three-man insider-trading ring that had eluded detection for 17 years.
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. received legal advice from Kirkland & Ellis LLP on its plan to quit the diabetes-treatment business by selling its stake in a venture to partner AstraZeneca Plc for as much as $4.3 billion.
The U.S. Court of Appeals in New Orleans penned a second important opinion this week in the completed reorganization of Scotia Pacific Co. and affiliate Pacific Lumber Co. , telling purchasers of bankrupt companies that they may end up paying more than they bargained.