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.
White & Case LLP hired mergers and acquisitions lawyer Daniel Dufner as a partner in the firm’s New York office. Dufner, who joins from Linklaters LLP, was previously a partner at White & Case from 2004 to 2009. Dufner represented WellPoint Inc. in its $4.9 billion acquisition of Amerigroup Corp. He has also represented EchoStar Corp., Dish Network Corp. and Blockbuster Entertainment Corp., the firm said.
Slaughter & May and Latham & Watkins LLP advised Thomas Cook Group Plc, the 172-year-old tour operator that required an emergency loan 18 months ago, on plans to raise 1.6 billion pounds ($2.4 billion) to restructure its borrowings as it cuts jobs and closes stores to pare costs.