Firm Announces Plans to Open in Luxembourg

International law firm Simmons & Simmons has announced its intention to open a new office in Luxembourg.

This will service the requirements of clients in the Asset Management & Investment Funds and Financial Institutions sectors, particularly in relation to private funds formation, corporate structuring, UCITS, hedge funds, capital markets, banking, and tax matters.

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Simpson Thacher Represents Underwriters in KfW Debt Offerings Totaling Approximately $47 Billion (Equivalent) in 2014 YTD

The Firm has represented underwriters in 12 public offerings of debt securities by KfW to date in 2014:
◦$5,000,000,000 of 2.500% Global Notes due 2024 (which closed in November 2014)
◦C$1,000,000,000 of 1.750% Global Notes due 2019 (which closed in October 2014);
◦$3,000,000,000 of 0.875% Global Notes due 2017 (which closed in October 2014);
◦€3,000,000,000 of 0.050% Global Bonds due 2017 (which closed in October 2014);

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Ropes & Gray Advises Cressey & Co. and EHHI Holdings in $750 Million Sale of Encompass Home Health and Hospice to HealthSouth Corp.

Ropes & Gray represented Cressey & Co. LP and its portfolio company, EHHI Holdings, Inc., in the sale EHHI to HealthSouth Corp. for approximately $750 million. EHHI Holdings is the owner of Dallas, Texas-based Encompass Home Health and Hospice, a leading provider of Medicare-focused, skilled home health services in the United States. The transaction was announced Nov. 24 and is expected to close before the end of 2014.

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Morgan Lewis Welcomes More Than 750 Lawyers, Legal Professionals and Staff from Bingham McCutchen

Positioning itself to better serve its corporate clients, Morgan Lewis today welcomed 226 partners and more than 525 other lawyers, legal professionals, and staff from Bingham McCutchen.

With almost 2,000 lawyers in 28 offices in the United States, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, Morgan Lewis offers clients global access to broad capabilities across a comprehensive spectrum of services and industries addressing virtually every aspect of corporate, financial, and asset management operations. With the addition of its new lawyers, the firm has a dominant presence along the East and West coasts of the United States and opens new offices in Santa Monica, California, and Hartford, Connecticut.

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Holland & Knight Advises Corvias in $517 Million Student Housing Deal with University System of Georgia

Holland & Knight represented Corvias Group and its student housing division, Corvias Campus Living, in connection with the company’s recent award as private concessionaire for a $517 million project to develop and manage student housing for nine campuses within the University System of Georgia (USG) for 65 years. The innovative public-private-partnership (P3) deal marks the first time that a state system has initiated the privatization of student housing through a portfolio of campuses.

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Goodwin Advises GreenOak in $143 Million Joint Venture with Synergy Investments to Acquire Historic Boston Office Building

Goodwin Procter attorneys recently advised GreenOak Real Estate Advisors in connection with a joint venture with Synergy Investments to acquire 10 Post Office Square, a historic 13-story office building in Boston’s financial district, for $143 million. The building has 445,000 square feet of office space. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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Oceaneering’s Registered Senior Debt Offering

Cravath represented the underwriters, led by Credit Suisse, J.P. Morgan Securities and Wells Fargo Securities, in connection with the US$500 million registered senior debt offering of Oceaneering International, Inc., a global oilfield provider of engineered services and products, primarily to the offshore oil and gas industry. The transaction closed on November 21, 2014.

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Cahill Represents Underwriters in $700 Million Public Offering by Omnicare

Cahill represented the joint book-running managers and co-managers in connection with the public offering of $700,000,000 Senior Notes, comprised of $400,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 4.75% Senior Notes due 2022, and $300,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 5.00% Senior Notes due 2024 by Omnicare, Inc., a leading healthcare services company that specializes in the management of complex pharmaceutical care. Proceeds from the offering will be used for general corporate purposes and to refinance existing indebtedness.