Haynes and Boone New York Welcomes Trade and Project Finance Pro Ricardo Martinez, Bolsters Cross-Border Capabilities

Ricardo Martinez, a lawyer with broad experience in a wide range of cross-border finance transactions, has moved his practice to the rapidly expanding Haynes and Boone, LLP New York office as a firm partner.

In the last five years, Martinez has represented parties in more than $2 billion in financings in Latin America alone. He has also worked extensively with major Chinese and Japanese banks investing in Latin American enterprises and entities.

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TE Connectivity to Sell Broadband Network Solutions Business for $3 Billion

The Firm is representing TE Connectivity Ltd. (NYSE: TEL) in connection with its definitive agreement to sell its Broadband Network Solutions business to CommScope, Inc. (NASDAQ: COMM) in a cash transaction valued at $3 billion. The transaction is expected to close by the end of 2015, and is subject to customary closing conditions including required regulatory approvals.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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DLA Piper Adds Prominent Employment Law Practice in New York

DLA Piper announced today that Eric Wallach, Brian Kaplan, Joseph Piesco and Daniel Turinsky have joined the firm’s Employment practice as partners in New York.

The group has broad experience successfully defending litigation in federal and state courts, as well as in arbitration, in addition to counseling and litigation prevention; internal compliance audits and anti-harassment training; and negotiation and drafting of employment, consulting and severance agreements. They also represent employers, corporate boards and special committees in internal investigations of alleged officer, employee and director misconduct, and executive employees to defend their actions before law enforcement and regulatory agencies. They work with a wide range of clients in sectors that include banking, investment management and other financial services; apparel and retail; media and entertainment; advertising and marketing; and manufacturing and industrial.

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Davis Polk Advises PartnerRe on Its Merger with AXIS Capital

Davis Polk is advising PartnerRe Ltd. in connection with its $11 billion merger of equals with AXIS Capital Holdings Limited. PartnerRe shareholders will receive 2.18 shares of the combined company’s common shares for each share of PartnerRe common shares they own and AXIS Capital shareholders will receive one share of the combined company’s common shares for each share of AXIS Capital common shares they own. The transaction, which is expected to close in the second half of 2015, is subject to approval by the shareholders of both companies, regulatory clearance and customary closing conditions.

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RockTenn’s $16 Billion Combination Agreement with MWV

Rock-Tenn Company (“RockTenn”) and MeadWestvaco Corporation (“MWV”) announced that they have entered into a definitive combination agreement to create a leading global provider of consumer and corrugated packaging in a transaction with a combined equity value of $16 billion. Cravath represented RockTenn in connection with this transaction, which is subject to receipt of certain regulatory approvals and other closing conditions and is expected to close during the second calendar quarter of this year. The combined company will be named prior to closing.

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