Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP advised Shire Plc, which agreed to buy ViroPharma Inc. for about $4.2 billion to gain treatments for rare diseases and lessen dependence on its best-selling Vyvanse pill for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP advised ViroPharma.
The European Union’s antitrust probe into credit derivatives trading by 13 of the world’s biggest banks stalled after the lenders’ lawyers won the right to see confidential information compiled by investigators.
White & Case LLP hired five Linklaters LLP capital markets lawyers in Paris, all of whom join the firm as partners. Philippe Herbelin, Cenzi Gargaro and Séverin Robillard were partners at Linklaters. Gilles Endréo, formerly a partner at Linklaters, though now a consultant according to White & Case, and Thomas Le Vert, an associate, also join White & Case as partners.
Inez Tenenbaum, the chairman of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission since 2009, is joining Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP on Dec. 1. She will work with the law firm’s product safety, risk prevention and regulatory practice group.