Squire Sanders and Patton Boggs LLP are merging to create a law firm that will be among the 25 biggest in the world. The firm, to be called Squire Patton Boggs, will have about 1,600 lawyers in 21 countries.
Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft LLP lost a malpractice claim brought by client Red Zone LLC over an $8 million fee to UBS AG for advice the bank gave the investment firm on its efforts to control theme-park operator Six Flags Inc., a New York state judge ruled.
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP is representing ASML Holding NV, Europe’s largest semiconductor-equipment supplier, which agreed to buy Cymer Inc. for 1.95 billion euros ($2.6 billion), its biggest deal ever, to satisfy customer demand for more advanced chipmaking technology. Sullivan & Cromwell LLP represents Cymer.
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.