Delaware Supreme Court Justice Jack B. Jacobs is joining Sidley Austin LLP’s Wilmington office as senior counsel on Oct. 1. He will be a member of the mergers and acquisitions transactional and litigation practices, as well as the corporate governance practice.
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.
Latham & Watkins LLP advised Darden Restaurants Inc., which agreed to sell the Red Lobster seafood- restaurant chain to Golden Gate Capital for $2.1 billion. Kirkland & Ellis LLP represented Golden Gate. Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz is legal adviser to Darden directors.
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.
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.