Henderson Law to Join Greenberg Traurig

Henderson Law LLP is pleased to announce that it will move its financial services practice to Greenberg Traurig, LLP effective February 1, 2015. Greenberg Traurig has offices throughout the United States and in various overseas locations, including London, Shanghai and Tel Aviv. We will lead Greenberg Traurig’s futures and derivatives practice and will be actively involved in its securities practice. We are excited about the opportunities this will provide. Clients can expect the same high-quality, experienced, focused, and efficient representation that they have received over the past twenty-five years.

More >>

Chadbourne Opens Johannesburg Office

Chadbourne & Parke LLP announced today that the firm has opened an office in Johannesburg, South Africa. The firm has also hired Lido Fontana as an International Partner in its Project Finance practice and as the Managing Partner of the Johannesburg office. Mr. Fontana will join the firm on 2 February from Bowman Gilfillan, one of South Africa’s leading corporate law firms.

More >>

Alston & Bird Expands Finance Practice with Four New Partners in Dallas

Alston & Bird today announced a significant expansion of its Finance Practice with the hiring of four new partners and four additional attorneys in Dallas. The group brings with it considerable real estate and structured finance experience and in-depth capabilities in domestic and cross-border public and private securitization transactions, floating and fixed-rate portfolio financing, mortgage- and asset-backed securities and loan servicing.

More >>

Roetzel’s Orlando Office Adds Two Additional Attorneys

The Orlando office of Roetzel & Andress, LPA, recently expanded with the addition of two prominent attorneys. The firm is pleased to announce that Gary M. Berkson and Raymond L. Schumann have joined the firm as partners.

“We are very excited to have both Gary and Ray here with us in Orlando,” said, Thomas Wert, Partner-in-Charge of Roetzel’s Orlando office. “Their respective areas of legal expertise enable us to continue to expand the already strong foundation of our Orlando office and grow the firm as well.”

More >>

Sidley Austin LLP Expands in Houston with Addition of New Global Finance and Energy Partner

Sidley Austin LLP announced today that Robert G. Stephens has joined the firm’s Houston office as a partner in the Global Finance and Energy practices. He will have a leadership role in the Finance practice in Houston. Mr. Stephens is a highly regarded finance and energy lawyer whose practice is principally focused on structured energy transactions, including secured financings and derivatives transactions and energy asset acquisitions.

More >>

Shearman & Sterling Advises on Petróleos Mexicanos’ Sale of US$6 Billion in Debt Securities the First 2015 Latin American Sale

Shearman & Sterling represented BBVA Securities Inc., Citigroup Global Markets Inc., HSBC Securities (USA) Inc., and Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC as managers in connection with the offering of US$6.0 billion of securities issued in three separate tranches (collectively, the “Securities”), the first offering by a Latin American issuer in 2015.

More >>

Paul Hastings Represents JP Morgan in Connection with $5 Billion Financing For Anadarko Petroleum Corporation

Paul Hastings LLP, a leading global law firm, announced today that the firm represented J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, Citigroup Global Markets, Inc., RBS Securities Inc. and The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd., as joint lead arrangers and joint bookrunners, and JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as the administrative agent, in connection with a $3 billion revolving credit facility and a $2 billion 364-Day revolving credit facility for Anadarko Petroleum Corporation.

More >>

Orrick Adds Premier White Collar and Cybersecurity Lawyers in Seattle

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP announced today that the team of John W. Wolfe and Aravind Swaminathan have joined the firm’s White Collar & Corporate Investigations Group as partners in its Seattle office. Mr. Wolfe is one of the preeminent criminal defense lawyers on the West Coast. Mr. Swaminathan, a former Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) in the Western District of Washington, is a leading cybersecurity authority.

More >>