Chambers-ranked Asset Finance Partner Joins WFW’s Madrid Office

Widely acknowledged as a global leader in asset finance, particularly in the maritime sector, Watson Farley & Williams (“WFW”) has added further strength to its already formidable asset finance practice with the addition of Chamber and Partners­-ranked lawyer Alfredo Cabellos as a partner in the Madrid office

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Reed Smith Expands in Germany with New Office in Frankfurt

Global law firm Reed Smith has today announced a significant investment in its European platform with the opening of an office in Frankfurt. The opening is in response to growing client demand in the German market and builds on the success of the firm’s Munich office, which celebrates its 10-year anniversary this year

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Davis Polk – BHP Billiton Announces End of U.S. FCPA Investigations

Davis Polk advised BHP Billiton on investigations conducted by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) and the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) into potential breaches of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) related to previously terminated minerals exploration and development efforts as well as hospitality provided by the Company to foreign government officials at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. The DOJ completed its investigation without taking any action. Today, the SEC announced a settled administrative proceeding related to BHP Billiton’s hospitality program hosted by BHP Billiton in connection with its sponsorship of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games

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Cravath – Qualcomm’s $10 Billion Debut Registered Debt Offering

Cravath represented Qualcomm Incorporated in connection with its US$10 billion debut registered debt offering. Qualcomm develops and commercializes digital communication technologies called Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA), Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiple Access (OFDMA) and several other key technologies used in handsets and tablets that contribute to end‑user demand. The transaction closed on May 20, 2015

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Burr & Forman Furthers South Florida Growth with Two Commercial Banking and Financial Services Attorneys

Burr & Forman LLP announces the continued expansion of its Fort Lauderdale office with the addition of Drew Demers as a partner in the firm’s Banking and Real Estate group and Frank Zincone as an associate in the Commercial Litigation practice. Both attorneys counsel national and regional banks in matters related to commercial real estate transactions and related litigation. Their arrival follows the addition of Mario Iglesias last month, and Laurence Litow earlier this year, furthering Burr & Forman’s commitment to bolstering its South Florida presence

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Bird & Bird Applies to Launch in Luxembourg

International law firm Bird & Bird has applied to the Luxembourg Bar for approval to the opening of an office in Luxembourg, which would bring the number of Bird & Bird offices around the world to 28

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Ogletree Deakins Welcomes Shareholders to Firm’s Dallas, Minneapolis Offices

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. (Ogletree Deakins), one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management, welcomes Andy Tanick and Adam Dougherty to the firm as shareholders. Both join Ogletree Deakins from FordHarrison LLP and are resident in the firm’s Minneapolis and Dallas offices, respectively. Since January, 13 shareholders have joined Ogletree Deakins across the firm’s network of 47 offices.

“We continue to be the beneficiary of talented lawyers who are attracted to our model, which is known for client service, value, and depth of experience,” said Kim Ebert, Ogletree Deakins’ managing shareholder. “Both Andy and Adam are highly-regarded for these attributes and will assimilate well with the local and national culture of Ogletree Deakins.”

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