Shearman & Sterling Advises Lenders on $600 Million Bridge Financing for Gasoducto Sur Peruano Pipeline Project

Shearman & Sterling acted as designated lenders’ counsel in connection with the $600 million bridge financing for Gasoducto Sur Peruano S.A.’s southern gas pipeline project in Peru. The bridge financing is expected to be taken out by a $3.8 billion project financing. This financing is expected to be one of the largest non-recourse financings in the region.

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Hake Law Attorneys Join National Law Firm Wilson Elser

National law firm Wilson Elser is pleased to announce that Bill Hake, founder of Bay Area–based Hake Law, and 15 members of his team, including attorneys, paralegals and staff, have joined the firm’s San Francisco office effective April 1.

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Paul Hastings Represents BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. in $750 Million Offering of Convertible Notes

Paul Hastings LLP, a leading global law firm, announced today that it represented BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. (Nasdaq:BMRN), a pharmaceutical company that develops and commercializes innovative biopharmaceuticals for serious diseases and medical conditions, in connection with its underwritten offering of $375,000,000 aggregate principal amount of its 0.75% Senior Subordinated Convertible Notes due 2018 and $375,000,000 aggregate principal amount of its 1.50% Senior Subordinated Convertible Notes due 2020.

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Arent Fox Adds Skilled Patent Litigation Partner to Growing San Francisco Office

Arent Fox LLP is pleased to announce the continued expansion of its San Francisco office and nationally recognized Intellectual Property and Complex Litigation practices with the addition of patent litigation partner Imran Khaliq. As a key advisor to leading telecom, tech, and medical device companies, Mr. Khaliq represents top brands in patent disputes involving mobile devices, software, biotechnology and medical devices, GPS technologies, semiconductors, and Internet based technologies.

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Venable Announces Opening of San Francisco Office with Veteran Bay Area Attorneys

Venable LLP, one of the nation’s oldest and most respected law firms, announced today that it has opened a second West Coast office in San Francisco.  Currently, the firm has offices in Washington, DC; Baltimore, MD; New York, NY; Tysons Corner, VA; Wilmington, DE; and Los Angeles, CA.  The San Francisco office will serve the needs of the firm’s Northern California client base and other clients’ needs throughout the Bay Area.

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Greenberg Traurig Adds Prominent Attorney Charles S. Birenbaum as its Chair of Northern California

The international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP announced that preeminent attorney Charles S. Birenbaum has joined the firm as its Chair of Northern California. Birenbaum will be based out of the firm’s San Francisco office and will be a shareholder in the Labor and Employment Practice. Birenbaum joins the firm from Winston & Strawn, LLP, where he was a senior member of the Labor and Employment Practice, former Managing Partner of the San Francisco office, and former member of the firm’s Executive Committee.

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