Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP was counsel to Brookfield Property Partners LP, the commercial real estate company that was spun off by its Canadian parent earlier this year, in its agreement to purchase U.S. industrial-property assets from Japan’s Kajima Corp. for $1.1 billion. Morrison & Foerster LLP is advising Kajima.
Perkins Coie LLP represented Zillow Inc., the operator of the largest U.S. real-estate website, in its $50 million purchase of New York-based StreetEasy. Latham & Watkins LLP represented StreetEasy in the deal.
Credit Suisse Group AG and Citigroup Inc. are among banks grappling with a round of U.S. probes into mortgage-bond sales, as the government uses a 1989 law to extend scrutiny of Wall Street’s role in the credit crisis and seek additional penalties from the industry.
Swiss banks are turning over thousands of employee names to U.S. authorities as they seek leniency for their alleged role in helping American clients evade taxes, according to lawyers representing banking staff.
Four energy lawyers are joining Bracewell & Giuliani LLP in the London office. Ben James, from Linklaters LLP, Darren Spalding, from Allen & Overy LLP, and Martin Stewart-Smithwill, from Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, join as partners, along with a senior counsel from Herbert Smith Freehills LLP.