Greenberg Traurig LLP, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC and Kirkland & Ellis LLP acted as legal counsel on a transaction between Consol Energy Inc. and Murray Energy Corp.
Michael Winner, who died today, was a successful movie director before he started writing about restaurants for the Sunday Times, where his self-professed ignorance about food never inhibited him from trenchant views.
Butamax Advanced Biofuels LLC asked the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to reexamine a disputed patent owned by Gevo Inc., the U.S. biotechnology company backed by the oil refiner Total SA and the specialty chemicals maker Lanxess AG.
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP is representing Nielsen Holdings NV, the biggest tracker of U.S. television ratings, which agreed to buy Arbitron Inc. for about $1.26 billion in cash to gain access to the largest source of data on the country’s radio listeners. Morrison & Foerster LLP served as legal adviser to Arbitron.
In the 1930s, Fortune magazine called weddings a “depression-proof” business; these days, the term is “recession resistant.” That isn’t exactly true, but there’s no denying that the U.S. wedding industry is big business today: Even in a sluggish economy, the average cost of a wedding in 2011 was $26,501, according to a Brides magazine survey.