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April 23, 2012 4:59 PM

Linklaters, Herbert Smith Advise on $1.7 Billion Vodafone Deal

The British mobile phone service provider will acquire business telecommunications company Cable & Wireless Worldwide.

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04/23/12 Posted by Tom Huddleston Jr.

Mayer Brown Helps Nestle Whip Up $11.9 Billion Baby Formula Deal

Nestle will acquire pharmaceutical giant Pfizer's infant nutrition business to expand its own global presence in the formula market. Mayer Brown, Skadden, Clifford Chance, and DLA Piper all have roles on the transaction.

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04/23/12 Posted by Tom Huddleston Jr.

Covington Takes Lead on Pair of Health Care Deals as Sector Stays Hot

Two transactions announced Monday--Thomson Reuters's $1.25 billion sale of its health care unit to a Veritas Capital affiliate, and AstraZeneca's $1.26 billion acquisition of Ardea Biosciences--generated assignments for Covington & Burling, Sullivan & Cromwell, and Paul Hastings.

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04/23/12 Posted by Sara Randazzo

Fenwick, Covington Advise as Facebook Snags Chunk of AOL Patent Portfolio From Microsoft

The social networking leader and the software giant turn to familiar firms for representation on a $550 million deal involving intellectual property assets.

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04/23/12 Posted by Drew Combs

D.C. Dewey Partner Heads to Allen & Overy

Project finance partner Gregory Smith's departure for Allen & Overy pushes Dewey & LeBoeuf's partner losses so far this year to an even 70.

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04/23/12 Posted by Sara Randazzo

The Careerist: Latham & Watkins's Women Go Back to the Kitchen

Will master classes in canapé making help women in business development? Latham's London office seems to think so.

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04/23/12 Posted by Vivia Chen

April 22, 2012 12:38 PM

Dealmaker of the Week: Iain Wagstaff of Linklaters

Wagstaff and fellow M&A partner Marc Loy, respectively, led the Linklaters teams in London and Paris advising multinational utility GDF Suez on its $10.8 billion acquisition of the stake in Britain’s International Power that GDF does not already own.

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04/22/12 Posted by Tom Huddleston Jr.

April 20, 2012 8:30 PM

Amid Bankruptcy Reports, Dewey Says It’s Eyeing All Options; Greenberg Confirms Possible Interest

The drama swirling around Dewey & LeBoeuf took a new turn Friday when Greenberg Traurig said it has had "preliminary discussions relating to lawyers at Dewey & LeBoeuf," but has "made no commitments" nor "reached agreements." The statement came on the heels of reports that Dewey leaders are considering a prepackaged bankruptcy plan in order to keep intact what remains of the rapidly shrinking firm.

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04/20/12 Posted by Brian Baxter

Incoming Dewey Associates in Limbo As Firm Weighs Restructuring Options

Law students who spent last summer at Dewey & LeBoeuf and expected to begin working there this fall, as well as those who planned to spend the summer of 2012 at Dewey, are among those with a keen interest in the embattled firm's fate.

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04/20/12 Posted by Sara Randazzo

The Churn: Lateral Moves and Promotions in The Am Law 200

A former Labor Department solicitor of labor joins O'Melveny & Myers; Littler Mendelson snags two partners from Seyfarth Shaw; and Sidley Austin hires a tax team from Arnold & Porter. The Churn is constant. Please send all announcements to

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04/20/12 Posted by Irene Plagianos

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