Goodwin Procter LLP advised Cole Credit Property Trust II Inc. on its agreement to merge with Spirit Realty Capital Inc. in a stock transaction that would create a company with 2,012 properties in 48 U.S. states. Ropes & Gray LLP represented the Special Committee of CCPT II. Latham & Watkins LLP advised Spirit.
A British Airways clerk who was sent home for wearing a cross to work won a judgment at the European Court of Human Rights over her claims that U.K. judges failed to protect her religious freedom when they ruled against her.
Britain’s solar capacity shot up 10-fold last year, defying Energy Secretary Chris Huhne’s effort to roll back subsidies for the industry and prevent the sort of booms experienced in Germany and Italy.
Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing Ltd.’s bid for the London Metal Exchange, the most expensive bourse merger over $1 billion, may succeed in gaining the approval of regulators who’ve scuttled $32 billion of similar cross-border deals.