Linklaters LLP advised ThyssenKrupp AG, Germany’s largest steelmaker, on its agreement to sell its U.S. plant to ArcelorMittal and Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp. as it seeks to offload operations that are the worst investments in its more than 200-year history.
CVS Caremark Corp., the largest provider of prescription drugs in the U.S., agreed to buy Coram LLC from Apria Healthcare Group Inc. for about $2.1 billion to add specialty infusion services, its biggest deal in five years.
A whistle-blower lawsuit accusing former champion cyclist Lance Armstrong of defrauding the government by using banned substances in violation of his team’s contract with the U.S. Postal Service probably will proceed, a judge said.
Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew warned chief executive officers of top U.S. banks in a private meeting last month that the final Volcker rule ban on proprietary trading would be tougher than Wall Street expects.
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, Morris Manning & Manning LLP, Venable LLP, Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz and Proskauer Rose LLP advised on American Realty Capital Properties Inc.’s agreement to buy Cole Real Estate Investments Inc. for about $6.85 billion as it seeks to become the largest owner of U.S. single-tenant buildings.
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP and Bryan Cave LLP advised AT&T Inc. in an agreement to sell or lease 9,700 wireless towers to Crown Castle International Corp. for $4.85 billion, giving it extra cash as it considers a European expansion.
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP opened a Houston office led by former Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP partner Mark Farley, who is one of eight lawyers hired to expand its environmental and workplace safety practices.
Torys LLP and Borden Ladner Gervais LLP advised Loblaw Cos., which agreed to buy Shoppers Drug Mart Corp. for C$12.4 billion ($11.9 billion) in the biggest takeover of a Canadian retailer. Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP advised Shoppers.