Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is combining with Arbis LLP, a boutique law firm with offices in London and Geneva that features a strong energy practice, to give the U.S. firm its first international offices.
Chevron Corp. won a U.S. judge’s ruling that a multibillion-dollar pollution judgment issued in Ecuador was procured by fraud, making it less likely that plaintiffs will collect the $9.5 billion award.
A U.S. judge handed Chevron Corp. a key victory in the energy company’s long-fought battle against a multibillion-dollar pollution lawsuit in Ecuador, ruling the American lawyer leading the case resorted to bribery and fraud.
DLA Piper UK partners Debra Erni and Graham Tyler, who headed the asset finance practice, will join Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP’s transportation finance team in London at the beginning of May with three associates.
Chevron Corp. said it won’t seek money damages against two Ecuadorians it sued in a New York racketeering case claiming the pair committed fraud to win a $19 billion verdict in a pollution case in their country.
Dentons LLP advised Molex Inc., a maker of electronic components for products such as Apple Inc.’s iPhone, which agreed to a $7.2 billion acquisition by Koch Industries Inc., the holding company controlled by the billionaire Koch brothers. Latham & Watkins LLP represented Wichita, Kansas-based Koch.