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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

April 19, 2012 7:08 PM

Six Am Law Firms Land Roles on GSK's $2.59 Billion Unsolicited Biotech Bid

Human Genome Sciences has rejected British pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline's takeover bid. Cleary and Wachtell are advising Glaxo, while Skadden and DLA are working with the target company.

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04/19/12 Posted by Tom Huddleston Jr.

Wachtell Helps CVR Energy Make Peace with Carl Icahn

Corporate raider Carl Icahn has reached an agreement with the management of CVR Energy under which the company will drop its poison pill provision, clearing the way for a potential $2.26 billion bid for the Sugar Land, Texas–based oil refiner.

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04/19/12 Posted by Brian Baxter

April 18, 2012 5:54 PM

Tallying Up the TARP-Related Legal Fees Racked Up by Am Law Firms

While a recent report by Troubled Asset Relief Program inspector general Christy Romero didn't single out any specific firms for their work on the massive bailout program, it did serve as a reminder that plenty of Am Law 100 and Second Hundred shops have reaped their share of fees for TARP assignments.

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04/18/12 Posted by Brian Baxter

Cleary, S&C, Davis Polk on Hand as The Hartford Pays Back Allianz for '08 Rescue

Pressed by hedge fund billionaire John Paulson to split itself in two, The Hartford Financial Services Group has finalized a $2.43 billion deal to buy back outstanding warrants and subordinated debt held by German financial services giant Allianz, which rescued the insurer with a $2.5 billion cash infusion in 2008.

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04/18/12 Posted by Brian Baxter

Four Firms Grab Roles on Couche-Tard's $2.8 Billion Statoil Deal

Canadian firm Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg, along with Eversheds and Norwegian firm Haavind, is advising Canadian convenience store giant Alimentation Couche-Tard in connection with its acquisition of  Norway's Statoil Fuel & Retail.

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04/18/12 Posted by Irene Plagianos

Sidley, Milbank Lead on SXC's $4.4 Billion Catalyst Buy

In a deal that means more consolidation for the health care industry, SXC Health Solutions will buy rival pharmacy-benefits manager Catalyst Health Solutions. Fried Frank, along with Canadian firms Stikeman Elliott and Heenan Blaikie, are also advising on the transaction.

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04/18/12 Posted by Tom Huddleston Jr.

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