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February 2012

February 29, 2012 7:53 PM

Holland & Knight Bound for Bogotá

The firm adds its twenty-first location by opening an office in Colombia's capital, where it plans to focus on both outbound and in-bound deal work in the hospitality, energy, retail, and commodities industries

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02/29/12 Posted by Claire Zillman

Sidley, Chadbourne Claim Crown as Tribune Bankruptcy's Biggest Billers

Sidley Austin and Chadbourne & Parke, in their respective roles as lead debtor's and creditors' committee counsel, have been paid a total of more than $111 million in fees and expenses since the start of the Tribune Company's Chapter 11 case in December 2008.

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02/29/12 Posted by Brian Baxter

The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: White & Case Posts Modest Revenue Gain in a "Year of Investment"

Amid a rebuilding of its equity partner ranks, the international firm with New York roots also saw its profits dip in 2011, according to reporting by The American Lawyer.

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02/29/12 Posted by Michael D. Goldhaber

The Careerist: Maybe It's Not Just Dinner

The problem isn't just perception. There's also the reality that illicit relationships often form between male bosses and the women who work for them.

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02/29/12 Posted by Vivia Chen

The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: As Merger Loomed, Luce Forward Revenue Hit Ten-Year Low

In the year leading up to its impending merger with McKenna Long & Aldridge, San Diego–based Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps saw its gross revenue fall nearly 18 percent to $83.5 million and its profits per partner drop almost 21 percent to $535,000, according to reporting by The American Lawyer.

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02/29/12 Posted by Sara Randazzo

Freshfields, K&E Advise on CVC Capital's $2.4 Billion Swedish Tool Company Purchase

U.K. private equity investor CVC Capital Partners has agreed to acquire Swedish tool distributor Ahlsell for $2.4 billion from Cinven and Goldman Sachs Capital Partners, Freshfields advising CVC and Kirkland & Ellis providing legal counsel to the private equity sellers.

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02/29/12 Posted by Tom Huddleston Jr.

Wilmer Partner Enters Ryan Braun Drug-Testing Drama

Boyd Johnson III, a former deputy U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York who joined Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr last fall, is now representing an embattled drug tester on the defensive over his handling of a controversial urine sample taken from Milwaukee Brewers star Ryan Braun.

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02/29/12 Posted by Brian Baxter

Milbank Boosts London Corporate Practice with Senior Linklaters Hire

The firm's hiring of senior corporate partner Mark Stamp was approved following a partnership vote last Wednesday, The Am Law Daily has learned.

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02/29/12 Posted by Chris Johnson

February 28, 2012 7:30 PM

Five Firms Grab Roles on SBA's $1.1 Billion Cell Tower Purchase

In the latest big telecom sector deal since the December collapse of AT&T's bid for T-Mobile USA, Goodwin Procter, Greenberg Traurig, Paul Weiss, Simpson Thacher, and Snell & Wilmer are advising on SBA Communications' $1.09 billion cash-and-stock acquisition of 2,300 cell towers in the United States and Central America from private equity–owned Mobilitie.

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02/28/12 Posted by Brian Baxter

Bank Takeovers Keep Am Law 100 Firms Busy

Allen & Overy, Bracewell & Giuliani, DLA Piper, Hunton & Williams, and Simpson Thacher took lead roles on a pair of proposed bank acquisitions this week, while Quinn Emanuel helped an investor halt BankAtlantic's proposed sale of its consumer business to BB&T.

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02/28/12 Posted by Brian Baxter

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