Monier Group Services GmbH, the German tilemaker seized by lenders including Apollo Global Management LLC in 2009, won three years to restructure its business after a U.K. court allowed it to extend about $935 million of debt.
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP counseled Tri Pointe Homes Inc., a developer backed by investor Barry Sternlicht, in its deal to buy Weyerhaeuser Co.’s residential real estate unit in a transaction valued at about $2.7 billion.
Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP opened a Washington office with two new partners, national security lawyer Christopher Griner and Robert E. Plaze, former deputy director of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s division of investment management.
Vinson & Elkins LLP is closing its Shanghai office later this year and will consolidate the China practice in its existing Beijing and Hong Kong offices, according to a firm memo by Chairman Mark Kelly.
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is representing Dole Food Co., which agreed to a higher takeover offer from Chairman and Chief Executive Officer David Murdock in a deal that values the fresh fruit and vegetable producer and marketer at $1.21 billion. Sullivan & Cromwell LLP represents the special committee to Dole. Paul Hastings LLP represents Murdock.
The Kentucky Supreme Court upheld the disbarment of famed class action lawyer Stanley Chesley, a partner at Waite Schneider Bayless & Chesley Co. in Cincinnati, for “unreasonable” fees received in the settlement of a class action. Under Ohio Rules of Professional Responsibility, the disbarment may provide grounds for disbarment in Ohio as well.
Kirkland & Ellis LLP and DLA Piper LLP worked on the deal to take private Active Network Inc., a company that manages online registration for marathons, business conferences and other events. Vista Equity Partners is buying Active for about $1.05 billion in cash.
Paul Hastings LLP said Douglas Flaum has joined the firm as a partner in New York. He was previously at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP, where he was head of the securities and shareholder litigation practice.