DLA Piper Appoints New Head of Kuwait

DLA Piper has appointed Terry O’Regan as the Head of its Kuwait office. Terry joins the firm as a Legal Director. He has over 20 years of experience, gained in private practice and in-house roles in the United Kingdom and Middle East.

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Kirkland Advises GeoSouthern in its Joint Venture with GSO to Acquire $850M of Haynesville Shale Assets from Encana

Kirkland & Ellis LLP advised GEP Haynesville, LLC in its $850 million acquisition of Haynesville Shale assets from indirect, wholly-owned subsidiaries of Canada-based Encana Corporation (TSX: ECA, NYSE: ECA). The properties, which are located primarily in DeSoto and Red River Parishes, Louisiana, contain approximately 112,000 net acres and 300 operated wells in the most prolific area of the Haynesville Shale.

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Corporate and M&A Lawyer Joins O’Melveny’s Newport Beach Office

O’Melveny & Myers LLP welcomes Tony Wang as a partner in the Newport Beach office. Wang’s practice focuses on corporate and securities law, with an emphasis on private equity, venture capital, merger and acquisition, and Asia-related media and entertainment transactions. Having spent his legal career in Silicon Valley and Shanghai, Wang is experienced in transactions with US and Chinese companies, an invaluable asset in today’s global economy.

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Milbank Acts on Two Philippine Perpetual Capital Securities Offerings

The international law firm Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP recently advised on two significant international capital markets transactions in the Philippines involving International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) and SMC Global Power Holdings Corp. (SMC Global Power). The two transactions, both completed in August, raised a total of US$750 million, signifying the country’s continuing strong position in the global capital markets despite recent challenging market conditions.

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James Mackler Joins Frost Brown Todd

Frost Brown Todd is pleased to announce the addition of member James E. Mackler. Mackler joins the firm’s growing Nashville office and regulated business practice, where he will specialize in advising businesses on the use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), more commonly known as “drones.” He will work with clients on various regulatory and compliance elements of drone usage across a spectrum of industries, including agriculture, real estate, construction, video production, entertainment and surveying.

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