Fenwick & West LLP represented Facebook Inc. in its $2 billion bid for Oculus VR Inc., the maker of a ski-goggle-like device called Rift, now used for playing games, that eventually could immerse people in experiences including classes and sporting events.
Proskauer Rose LLP is advising American Realty Capital Properties Inc. on the company’s plans to spin off most of its multitenant shopping-center business into a publicly traded real estate investment trust valued at more than $2.2 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.
When Facebook Inc. sought to acquire messaging startup WhatsApp Inc. for as much as $19 billion in cash and stock, the social networking site turned to Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP for the deal. WhatsApp relied on Fenwick & West LLP, the firm that acted as Facebook’s outside counsel in its 2012 initial public offering.
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.