Simpson Thacher Represents the Dealers in Connection with the Update of Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation’s $50 Billion Medium Term Notes Program and Senior Notes Offering Thereunder

Simpson Thacher recently represented the dealers in connection with Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation’s (“SMBC”) update of its US$50 billion Global Medium Term Notes Program (the “Program”) and the offering of US$2.25 billion of senior notes thereunder. The senior notes were guaranteed by SMBC’s New York branch and offered and sold in reliance on the exemption from SEC registration provided in Section 3(a)(2) of the Securities Act. SMBC Nikko Capital Markets Limited, Barclays Bank PLC, Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., Goldman, Sachs & Co., J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, Merrill Lynch International and SMBC Nikko Securities America, Inc. are dealers under the Program. Goldman, Sachs & Co., SMBC Nikko Securities America, Inc., Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Barclays Capital Inc. and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC acted as the representatives for the offering of the senior notes.

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Home > News > Paul Hastings Represents JPMorgan in connection with $5 Billion Financing for Anadarko Petroleum Corporation Paul Hastings Represents JPMorgan 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.

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Energy and Natural Resources Attorney Ben L. Pfefferle III Joins McDonald Hopkins

Ben Pfefferle III, a prominent attorney who has been at the forefront of the natural resources, environmental, and energy sectors throughout his career, has joined the Columbus office of McDonald Hopkins in the firm’s Business Department as Co-Chair of the Natural Resources Practice Group.

A former partner at Baker & Hostetler LLP, Pfefferle was the national chair of the firm’s environmental and energy team. His experience includes: energy extraction, refining and production, environmental compliance, hazardous and toxic waste issues, Superfund litigation and private cost recovery, environmental permitting, and redevelopment, acquisition and divestiture of environmentally impaired commercial and industrial property.

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Rite Aid’s $3.7 Billion Credit Facility

Cravath represented the joint lead arranger and the joint bookrunning manager, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., and the agent, Citicorp North America, Inc., in connection with the arrangement of a $3.7 billion asset‑based revolving credit facility made available to Rite Aid Corporation to refinance existing indebtedness and for general corporate purposes. Rite Aid is one of the nation’s leading drugstore chains and is the largest drugstore chain on the East Coast. The transaction closed on January 13, 2015.

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Baker Donelson Adds Seven Attorneys to New Orleans Office

Baker Donelson announces the addition of seven attorneys to the Firm’s New Orleans office.

“We are pleased to welcome this outstanding group of practitioners to our New Orleans office,” said Roy C. Cheatwood, managing shareholder of Baker Donelson’s Louisiana offices. “The addition of these highly qualified attorneys is a tremendous asset to our clients with business interests located in Louisiana, across the Gulf Coast and throughout the Southeast.”

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K&L Gates Continues Growth of Labor and Employment Practice with Portland Partner Addition

Global law firm K&L Gates LLP continues to expand its Labor, Employment and Workplace Safety practice area with the arrival of Portland partner Román D. Hernández. Hernández joins K&L Gates from Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt.

With a focus on employment law, labor law, and business litigation, Hernández represents employers in the defense of such areas as discrimination, unfair labor practices, harassment, and wage abuse allegations, and on international matters involving multinational contracts. He also acts as lead counsel in class action disputes at the state and federal level, in addition to arguing before the National Labor Relations Board.

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Manatt Adds Former FCC Enforcement Bureau Chief Of Staff In Washington, D.C.

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, announced that Katherine Winfree has joined the Washington, D.C. office as a partner in the State Attorneys General practice group. Winfree previously served as chief of staff for the Federal Communications Commission’s Enforcement Bureau.

With more than 30 years of government experience, Winfree has served in multiple high-level roles in state and federal government. As chief of staff in the Enforcement Bureau of the FCC, she was a key policy advisor to the bureau chief and provided oversight and guidance on a broad array of projects relating to communications and technology law and regulation. She previously served as the chief deputy attorney general for the state of Maryland, the second-highest law enforcement officer in the state, where she was responsible for the supervision of 32 divisions, including antitrust, consumer protection, criminal, environment, public safety and transportation. Winfree also served as a federal and state prosecutor, including 19 years as an assistant United States attorney in the District of Columbia, where she tried several high-profile cases.

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