Fiat Chrysler’s $3 Billion High‑Yield Senior Debt Offering

Cravath represented the initial purchasers, led by J.P. Morgan Securities and BofA Merrill Lynch, in connection with the US$3 billion 144A/Reg. S high‑yield senior debt offering of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V., the seventh largest automaker in the world. The transaction closed on April 14, 2015.

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Craig B. Whitney Joins Frankfurt Kurnit as Litigation and Intellectual Property Partner

Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz, PC has added Craig B. Whitney as a partner in the firm’s Litigation and Intellectual Property Groups. Mr. Whitney joined the firm today.

“Craig Whitney is a rising star in the IP Litigation world and a perfect fit for our IP Litigation team,” said Frankfurt Kurnit Litigation Group Chair Edward H. Rosenthal. “We are thrilled that he is joining us.”

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Stroock Bolsters Litigation Practice Further with Two Partners and Special Counsel in New York and Miami

Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP, a national law firm with offices in New York, Los Angeles, Miami and Washington, DC, announced the addition of two new partners and a special counsel. Joining the firm are Michael C. Keats, a litigation partner in New York, and Laura Besvinick, an insurance litigation partner in Miami. Julie Nevins, who focuses on complex commercial litigation, has joined the firm as special counsel in Miami.

The continued expansion of the firm includes two recent additions in the Los Angeles office, Steven D. Atlee, a financial services/class action partner in the Litigation Practice Group, and Yousuf I. Dhamee, an investment management partner.

“The addition of these talented and experienced lawyers will bolster the firm’s strong national litigation practice in key practice areas – insurance, securities, commercial litigation and commodities,” said Alan M. Klinger, Stroock’s co-managing partner and co-chair of Stroock’s Litigation Practice Group.

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Dechert Advises Wells Fargo on Deal with GE Capital Real Estate

Leading international law firm Dechert LLP advised Wells Fargo in relation to its agreement to purchase commercial real estate loans valued at US$9 billion in the United States, UK and Canada from GE Capital Real Estate as part of an overall transaction valued at approximately US$23 billion. Wells Fargo purchased performing first mortgage loans, and private equity firm Blackstone acquired US and European equity assets as well as first mortgage loans in Mexico, Australia and the US, with Wells Fargo providing financing for certain of Blackstone’s acquisitions.

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Simpson Thacher – Brixmor Property Group Completes $683 Million Secondary Offering

The Firm represented Brixmor Property Group Inc. in connection with a $683 million secondary offering of 25,875,000 shares of common stock (including 3,375,000 shares sold pursuant to the underwriters’ full exercise of their option to purchase additional shares) by certain selling stockholders affiliated with Blackstone Real Estate Partners at a public offering price of $26.38 per share. Citigroup Global Markets Inc., J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated and Wells Fargo Securities, LLC acted as joint bookrunning managers for the offering

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Roger S. Chari Joins LeClairRyan

Roger S. Chari has joined LeClairRyan as a partner on the firm’s Bank Finance and Lending practice area team. He will be resident in the national law firm’s Manhattan office

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Dentons US and McKenna Long to Combine

A merger of Dentons US LLP (“Dentons US”) and McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP (“McKenna Long”) has been approved by the partners of both firms. The news builds on the momentum of the previously announced combination between Dentons and 大成, creating the world’s largest law firm. Clients inside the US will gain unrivaled access to markets around the world, and international clients will enjoy increased strength and reach across the US

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Cravath – Mylan’s $35 Billion Proposed Acquisition of Perrigo

On April 8, 2015, Mylan N.V. announced that it has made a proposal to acquire Perrigo Company plc in a cash‑and‑stock transaction that would create a unique global pharmaceutical leader. Cravath is representing Mylan in connection with this proposed transaction. Under the terms of the non‑binding proposal, Perrigo shareholders would receive $205 in a combination of cash and Mylan stock for each Perrigo share, representing a total enterprise value of approximately $35 billion

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