Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP and Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP advised Comcast Corp. on its agreement to acquire Time Warner Cable Inc. for $45.2 billion, combining the two largest U.S. cable companies in an all-stock transaction.
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP represented Lenovo Group Ltd. in its purchase of Google Inc.’s Motorola Mobility phone unit for $2.91 billion. Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP advised Google on the deal.
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom held on to the top spot among U.S. legal advisers on global mergers and acquisitions in the first half of this year, as deal-making sputtered after a brief recovery.
A Deutsche Bank AG unit won dismissal of a suit brought by mortgage-bond investors after an appeals court determined the claims were subject to a six-year statute of limitations that began to run when the deal closed -- a ruling that may limit new suits.
Every dawn in the early spring of 2011, Matthew Kluger peered out his window, wondering when federal agents would knock at his door. Kluger, a mergers-and- acquisitions lawyer, says he worried that authorities were closing in on him as the source of illegal tips in a three-man insider-trading ring that had eluded detection for 17 years.