Prominent Denver Attorneys Join Polsinelli Shughart

Citing the firm’s extensive national resources and complementary practices, a group of Denver attorneys will join Polsinelli Shughart effective November 1. The attorneys include some of Denver’s most highly respected corporate, intellectual property, real estate, and construction and business litigation attorneys from Hensley Kim, LLC. The attorneys join Polsinelli Shughart’s Denver office and will serve clients locally, regionally and nationally.
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McGlinchey Stafford Opens New Office in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

National law firm McGlinchey Stafford PLLC is pleased to announce that it has opened a new office in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Paul H. Minoff has joined the firm as Of Counsel and will lead operations in Fort Lauderdale. The firm’s expansion into South Florida follows its initial move into the state in August of 2010, with the opening of an office in Jacksonville.
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Leading Media Team Joins Bird & Bird in Hamburg

Bird & Bird is delighted to announce the appointment of a new team to strengthen our recently opened Hamburg office. The arrival of this team doubles the number of partners in Hamburg and brings key expertise to a city with a strong media market.
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Former Partner Rejoins Fulbright From El Paso Corporation

An El Paso Corporation lawyer has rejoined Fulbright’s Pennsylvania office, which serves companies working within the Marcellus Shale. Janet McQuaid returns to Fulbright as an environmental law partner focusing on energy clients. She previously was a partner  in the firm’s Austin office for seven years before going in-house at El Paso in 2008. McQuaid spent 15 years at Fulbright, where she represented energy, chemical, and waste disposal companies in waste, water, toxic substance control, and remediation matters.
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Covington Advises Joy Global in Sale of Drilling Products Business

Joy Global Inc. (NASDAQ: JOYG), a worldwide leader in high-productivity mining solutions, reported today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell the drilling products business of its recently acquired LeTourneau Technologies, Inc. to Cameron International Corporation (NYSE: CAM) for $375 million in cash, subject to certain post-closing adjustments. Covington & Burling LLP advised Joy Global on the deal.
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Dewey & LeBoeuf Advises IUSA on the Successful Conclusion of the U.S. Portion of its Cross-Border Debt Restructuring

On August 25, 2011, Industrias Unidas, S.A. de C.V. (“IUSA”) received a confirmation order from the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware that marked the successful conclusion of the U.S. portion of its multinational debt restructuring, scheduled to close in September. IUSA is one of Mexico’s largest diversified industrial groups, manufacturing copper-based and electrical products for the housing and electrical power markets primarily in the U.S and Mexico.
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Jones Walker Expands Into Mississippi with Watkins Ludlam Merger

William H. Hines, Managing Partner of the law firm of Jones, Walker, Waechter, Poitevent, Carrère & Denègre L.L.P, and Dennis W. Miller, Chief Executive Officer of the law firm of Watkins Ludlam Winter & Stennis, P.A., today announced plans to combine firms. The combination, approved by the shareholders of Watkins Ludlam and the Jones Walker partnership this month, is to be effective on or before January 1, 2012. The combined firm will have more than 375 attorneys. The transaction adds 67 new attorneys, one government relations specialist, and three Mississippi offices in Jackson, Gulfport, and Olive Branch to the Jones Walker firm.
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Clifford Chance Advises Nakheel on Landmark Restructuring

Clifford Chance has advised Nakheel PJSC on the successful restructuring of liabilities in a total amount in excess of US$16bn, which closed last week. The amount and the nature of the liabilities involved and the large number of creditors made this one of the most complex restructurings in the region to date requiring the assistance of a large multi-disciplinary team. The restructuring also included the legal separation of the Nakheel PJSC group from the rest of the Dubai World group.
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Chadbourne & Parke Represents Mexican Government Mortgage Lender Fovissste In Large Cross-Border Securitization

Chadbourne & Parke LLP represented Mexican government mortgage FOVISSSTE in two recent large deals. The first deal, completed on August 8, was a private cross-border mortgage backed securitization worth approximately US$450 million. The second deal, completed on August 22, was an approximately $US325 million issuance of its TFOVI program in the Mexican Stock Exchange.
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Davis Polk Advises PepsiCo, Inc. on Its $1.25 Billion Notes Offering

Davis Polk advised PepsiCo, Inc. on its registered offering of $500 million aggregate principal amount of 0.8% senior notes due 2014 and $750 million aggregate principal amount of 3.0% senior notes due 2021. BNP Paribas Securities Corp., Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. and Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC acted as joint book-running managers for the offering.
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