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.
When talk-show host Oprah Winfrey handed a $1 million check last September to the principal of New Orleans Charter Science and Math Academy, 200 students watched the broadcast from a church and celebrated with a brass band.
Westfield Group, the world’s biggest shopping center operator by assets, will sell eight malls in the U.S. for $1.15 billion, using the funds to repay debt and invest in businesses offering higher returns.
Lend Lease Group, Australia’s biggest property developer, signed agreements with Westpac Banking Corp. and KPMG LLP to lease 71 percent of space in the first two office towers at its Barangaroo South financial precinct in Sydney.
Banks agreed to pay about $15.5 billion to settle claims by about 720,000 investors outside the U.S. who lost money in Bernard Madoff’s fraud, said the chairman of a group of law firms representing victims.
A Johnson & Johnson unit violated consumer-protection laws by sending South Carolina doctors a misleading letter about the safety and effectiveness of the antipsychotic drug Risperdal, a jury concluded.