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TOP NEWS

Big Deals

  1. Bauer Media's $40 Million Acquisition of Pacific Magazines - Global Legal Chronicle, (Jenner & Block), March 31, 2020
  2. SIX Group's Offer To Acquire BME - Global Legal Chronicle, (Davis Polk), March 31, 2020
  3. Quantum Corporation's Acquisition of ActiveScale - Global Legal Chronicle, (Davis Polk; Jenner & Block), March 31, 2020
  4. Berjaya Corporation' JPY49 Billion Sale Of Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto & Hotel Residences Kyoto - Global Legal Chronicle, (Clifford Chance), March 31, 2020
  5. MagnaChip to Sell Foundry, Manufacturing Units for $435 Million - BloombergQuint, (Paul Weiss), March 31, 2020
  6. Orrick Advises Lilium on Internal $240 Million Financing Round with Tencent, Atomico, Freigeist and LGT, Orrick, March 30, 2020
  7. Culligan Completes Acquisition of AquaVenture, Goodwin Procter, March 30, 2020
Attorney Moves

  1. Hogan Lovells adds former top White House trade and economic adviser Kelly Ann Shaw as partner, Hogan Lovells, March 30, 2020
  2. Paul Keller rejoins Allen & Overy as partner in intellectual property litigation practice, Allen & Overy, March 30, 2020
  3. Kevin DeHart Joins Dickinson Wright’s Nashville Office, Dickinson Wright, March 30, 2020
  4. Asst. U.S. Attorney Barbara Martinez Brings Human Trafficking Prosecution Experience to Holland & Knight, Holland & Knight, March 30, 2020
  5. Holland & Knight Expands Corporate Practice in New York with Addition of Tax Attorney Alan Schwartz, Holland & Knight, March 30, 2020
  6. Stroock Adds Distressed Transactions and Special Situations Partner Allison Miller to Nationally Ranked Financial Restructuring Practice, Stroock & Stroock, March 30, 2020
  7. US DOJ Veteran Craig Minerva Joins Axinn’s Antitrust Group in Washington, D.C., Axinn Veltrop, March 30, 2020
  8. Thompson Hine Continues Washington Office Growth, Thompson Hine: Press Releases, March 30, 2020
  9. Clifford Chance adds Private Funds partner David Goldstein, Clifford Chance, March 30, 2020
  10. Cooley Brings On Wachtell M&A Associate as Partner | New York Law Journal - Law.com, (Wachtell Lipton; Cleary Gottlieb), March 31, 2020
  11. Hogan Lovells hires former White House aide - Politico, (Husch Blackwell; Akin Gump; Holland & Knight; Hogan Lovells), March 30, 2020
  12. Dentons lures 2 from DLA Piper - Lawyers Weekly - Lawyers Weekly, (Dentons; DLA Piper), March 30, 2020
  13. DLA Piper Lures US and Latin America Finance Partner From Akin Gump - Law.com, (Akin Gump; DLA Piper), March 30, 2020
  14. Clifford Chance Boosts New York With DLA Piper Investment Funds Co-Head Hire - Law.com, (White & Case; DLA Piper), March 30, 2020
Technology

  1. The Big Four's Legal Services Will Emerge Stronger in a Post-Pandemic World, PwC Leader Says - Law.com, March 30, 2020
Coronavirus: Law Firm News

  1. CARES Act Provides Relief for Aviation Industry; Significant Conditions Apply : Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act Offers More than $50 billion in Financial Assistance for Certain Aviation-Related Companies, Subject to Significant Restrictions on Capital Allocation, Employee Retention and Compensation and Other Conditions, Including the Issuance of Warrants or Other Instruments to the U.S. Government., Sullivan & Cromwell, March 31, 2020
  2. M&A During the COVID-19 Crisis —European Commission Encourages Protection of Critical Assets by EU Member States : The European Commission Issues Guidelines Calling for Heightened Scrutiny of Foreign Investments in the EU, Sullivan & Cromwell, March 31, 2020
  3. SEC Issues COVID-19 Disclosure Guidance and Extends Conditional Relief from Reporting Requirements : Staff Provides Guidance for Reporting on the Impact of the COVID-19 Crisis and Issues New Orders Extending Relief for Public Companies, Investment Funds and Investment Advisers, Sullivan & Cromwell, March 31, 2020
  4. Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act—Business Tax Provisions : CARES Act Provides Tax Relief to Businesses, Sullivan & Cromwell, March 31, 2020
  5. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act—Oversight Authorities and Managing New Risks, WilmerHale, March 30, 2020
  6. COVID-19: Immunity Under the Prep Act:  When Does It Apply to Private Sector Efforts to Help Combat COVID-19?, WilmerHale, March 30, 2020
  7. COVID-19 Benchmarking Survey for Trade Associations Survey Results, Crowell & Moring: Alerts and Newsletters, March 30, 2020
  8. COVID-19, Private Investors and the CARES Act: Do Investor Backed Companies Get Left Out in the Cold?, Vorys, Sater, March 30, 2020
  9. Kramer Levin’s COVID-19 Update: CARES Act Webinar Series - Derivatives/Investment Management, Kramer Levin, March 30, 2020
  10. COVID-19 Update: Employers Required to Post Notice Regarding Leave Options, Employer Opportunities Under the CARES Act and New Guidance on Paid COVID-19 Leave, Kramer Levin, March 30, 2020
  11. Assessing the Downside Risk of the Coronavirus for the U.S. Solar Industry, Mintz Levin, March 30, 2020
  12. Coronavirus: Ending Contracts Without Force Majeure, Pillsbury Winthrop, March 30, 2020
  13. COVID-19: Understanding the Paycheck Protection Loan Program and Expansion of the Emergency Economic Injury Disaster Loan Programs Under the CARES Act, WilmerHale, March 30, 2020
  14. Temporary Authority of Director of the USPTO During the COVID-19 Emergency, Dickinson Wright, March 30, 2020
  15. Indian Tribes and Alaska Native Corporations to Receive Billions of Dollars in Coronavirus Assistance - Navigating the Tribal Government Assistance Provisions in the CARES Act, Dorsey & Whitney, March 30, 2020
  16. Considerations Before Taking a CARES Act Loan Due to the Coronavirus, Foley & Lardner, March 30, 2020
  17. Implications for the Cannabis Industry Due to the Coronavirus, Foley & Lardner, March 30, 2020
  18. COVID-19 Update: New York Allows Premium Deferral for One Year; Louisiana Suspends Policy Cancellations, Kramer Levin, March 30, 2020
  19. Benesch COVID-19 Resource Center: Environmental Regulators Acknowledge that COVID-19 May Necessitate Noncompliance, But the Scope of Relief for Businesses Remains Unclear, Benesch, March 30, 2020
  20. Reducing or Suspending Employer Retirement Plan Contributions Due to COVID-19, Ice Miller, March 30, 2020

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PUBLICATIONS

AmLaw Daily (Law.com)

  1. 2 NY Law Firms Cut Staff, Salaries Amid Coronavirus Crisis, March 31, 2020
Legal Week

  1. Allen & Overy Holds Cash Call, Cuts Partner Pay Outs and Freezes Associate Pay, March 31, 2020
  2. DLA Piper Lures US and Latin America Finance Partner From Akin Gump, March 31, 2020
  3. Baker McKenzie, Simmons & Simmons Advise on Chile Copper Mine, March 31, 2020
  4. The Big Four's Legal Services Will Emerge Stronger in a Post-Pandemic World, PwC Leader Says, March 31, 2020
  5. Womble Bond Lays Off Employees, Cuts Lawyer and Staff Pay in US Amid Pandemic, March 31, 2020
  6. Reed Smith Will 'Slow' Partner Pay In Response To COVID-19 Pressures, March 31, 2020
  7. Dentons Hires Melbourne Restructuring Specialist to Meet Client Demand, March 31, 2020
  8. Clifford Chance Boosts New York With DLA Piper Investment Funds Co-Head Hire, March 31, 2020
  9. A&O Grabs Norton Rose Partner For Deeper New York Push, March 31, 2020
  10. Ashurst and Freshfields Take Latest High Street Administration Mandate, March 31, 2020
  11. Remote Working and Mental Health: Law Firms' New Challenge, March 31, 2020
  12. Remote Courts Platform Launches in Response to Pandemic, March 31, 2020
  13. Top Firms Consider Delaying Or Reducing Partner Profit Distributions, March 31, 2020
  14. Pinsents Makes Up Non-Traditional Legal Services Duo In Latest Promo Round, March 31, 2020
  15. Lawyers Fear Billing Delays, Bonus Drops and Job Cuts Amid Virus Panic, March 31, 2020
  16. Clifford Chance Takes Long View On Virus, Postpones June Partner Conference, March 31, 2020
  17. What Law Firms Have Over the Big Four, March 31, 2020
Lawyer News

  1. A timely change of tack at Greenberg Traurig, TheLawyer.com: Latest News, March 31, 2020
  2. Humphries Kerstetter cuts charge-out rates for clients, TheLawyer.com: Latest News, March 31, 2020
  3. Ex-Superdry GC lands new role at betting giant William Hill, TheLawyer.com: Latest News, March 31, 2020
  4. Special report: Italian firms finally have global ambitions, TheLawyer.com: Latest News, March 31, 2020
  5. 3 tips for legal teams shifting to a remote work, TheLawyer.com: Latest News, March 31, 2020
  6. State of Emergency in Ontario: What it means for the workplace, TheLawyer.com: Latest News, March 31, 2020
  7. ARTICLES COVID-19: Directors Need To Avoid Getting Caught Flat-Footed, TheLawyer.com: Latest News, March 31, 2020
  8. Ashurst and Freshfields swoop in on collapse of Carluccio’s and Brighthouse, TheLawyer.com: Latest News, March 30, 2020
  9. Coronavirus: Reed Smith reduces cash distributions for partners, TheLawyer.com: Latest News, March 30, 2020
  10. “We have the lowest earnings, most debt and least savings”: junior barristers raise concerns to Bar Council, TheLawyer.com: Latest News, March 30, 2020
  11. Partner promotions: Pinsents makes up 17 globally, TheLawyer.com: Latest News, March 30, 2020
  12. Macfarlanes and Weil Gotshal lead on Ritz Hotel sale, TheLawyer.com: Latest News, March 30, 2020
  13. 5 tips for spearheading adoption of new legal, TheLawyer.com: Latest News, March 30, 2020
  14. BVI Commercial Court holding virtual hearings amidst Covid-19 pandemic, TheLawyer.com: Latest News, March 30, 2020
  15. Covid-19: what does it mean for pension schemes?, TheLawyer.com: Latest News, March 30, 2020
  16. Covid-19: signatories working remotely – how can you maintain business continuity?, TheLawyer.com: Latest News, March 30, 2020
  17. CEE: EU & Competition Monthly Bulletin – March 2020, TheLawyer.com: Latest News, March 30, 2020
  18. Tools and innovative solutions for increasing access to international arbitration, TheLawyer.com: Latest News, March 30, 2020
  19. Guidelines on shareholders’ meetings under Covid-19, TheLawyer.com: Latest News, March 30, 2020
  20. Serving and receiving legal notices amid coronavirus disruption, TheLawyer.com: Latest News, March 30, 2020
  21. COVID-19 and GDPR, TheLawyer.com: Latest News, March 30, 2020
  22. Legal update: Rusnano Capital AG, TheLawyer.com: Latest News, March 30, 2020
  23. Sentencing for the breach of enforcement notice: R v Bloor, TheLawyer.com: Latest News, March 30, 2020
  24. Czech Republic: Covid-19 legal analysis: employment, data protection, contracts, damages, TheLawyer.com: Latest News, March 30, 2020

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US FIRM NEWS

Chicago

  1. Bauer Media's $40 Million Acquisition of Pacific Magazines - Global Legal Chronicle, (Jenner & Block), March 31, 2020
  2. Quantum Corporation's Acquisition of ActiveScale - Global Legal Chronicle, (Jenner & Block), March 31, 2020
  3. Clifford Chance Hires DLA Piper Investment Funds Co-Leader in NY - Law.com, (DLA Piper), March 30, 2020
  4. DLA Piper Lures US and Latin America Finance Partner From Akin Gump - Law.com, (DLA Piper), March 30, 2020
  5. Dentons lures 2 from DLA Piper - Lawyers Weekly - Lawyers Weekly, (Dentons; DLA Piper), March 30, 2020
  6. Clifford Chance Boosts New York With DLA Piper Investment Funds Co-Head Hire - Law.com, (DLA Piper), March 30, 2020
New York

  1. Humana's $1.1 Billion Senior Notes Offering - Global Legal Chronicle, (Fried Frank), March 31, 2020
  2. SIX Group's Offer To Acquire BME - Global Legal Chronicle, (Davis Polk), March 31, 2020
  3. Quantum Corporation's Acquisition of ActiveScale - Global Legal Chronicle, (Davis Polk), March 31, 2020
  4. Berjaya Corporation' JPY49 Billion Sale Of Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto & Hotel Residences Kyoto - Global Legal Chronicle, (Clifford Chance), March 31, 2020
  5. Cooley Brings On Wachtell M&A Associate as Partner | New York Law Journal - Law.com, (Wachtell Lipton; Cleary Gottlieb), March 31, 2020
  6. MagnaChip to Sell Foundry, Manufacturing Units for $435 Million - BloombergQuint, (Paul Weiss), March 31, 2020
  7. Hogan Lovells hires former White House aide - Politico, (Holland & Knight), March 30, 2020
  8. Clifford Chance Hires DLA Piper Investment Funds Co-Leader in NY - Law.com, (Clifford Chance; White & Case), March 30, 2020
  9. Clifford Chance Boosts New York With DLA Piper Investment Funds Co-Head Hire - Law.com, (White & Case), March 30, 2020
Philadelphia

  1. Bayer Challenges 'Novel Theory' Behind $265M Dicamba Verdict | Litigation Daily | The American Lawyer - Law.com, (Drinker Biddle), March 31, 2020
Texas

  1. DLA Piper Lures US and Latin America Finance Partner From Akin Gump - Law.com, (Akin Gump), March 30, 2020
  2. Hogan Lovells hires former White House aide - Politico, (Akin Gump), March 30, 2020
Washington DC

  1. Hogan Lovells Taps White House Trade Adviser for DC Office | National Law Journal - Law.com, (Hogan Lovells), March 31, 2020
  2. DLA Piper Lures US and Latin America Finance Partner From Akin Gump - Law.com, (Akin Gump), March 30, 2020
  3. Hogan Lovells hires former White House aide - Politico, (Akin Gump; Hogan Lovells), March 30, 2020
Other - Central US

  1. Bayer Challenges 'Novel Theory' Behind $265M Dicamba Verdict | Litigation Daily | The American Lawyer - Law.com, (Faegre Drinker), March 31, 2020
  2. Hogan Lovells hires former White House aide - Politico, (Husch Blackwell), March 30, 2020
  3. BakerHostetler grows southern litigation presence - ICLG.com, (Baker Hostetler), March 30, 2020

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INTERNATIONAL FIRM NEWS

Canada

  1. SNC-Lavalin asking workers to take pay cut for next three months - The Globe and Mail, (Fasken Martineau), March 30, 2020
  2. Great Bear Mails Management Information Circular in Connection with Special Meeting to Approve Spin-Out of Great Bear Royalties - Yahoo Finance, (Blake Cassels), March 30, 2020
  3. Argonaut Gold and Alio Gold Announce Friendly At-Market Merger - Canada NewsWire, (Blake Cassels), March 30, 2020
United Kingdom

  1. Hogan Lovells Taps White House Trade Adviser for DC Office | National Law Journal - Law.com, (Hogan Lovells), March 31, 2020
  2. Berjaya Corporation' JPY49 Billion Sale Of Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto & Hotel Residences Kyoto - Global Legal Chronicle, (Clifford Chance), March 31, 2020
  3. SIX Group's Offer To Acquire BME - Global Legal Chronicle, (Linklaters), March 31, 2020
  4. People's Bank of China's RMB 10 Billion Six-month Bills Offering In Hong Kong SAR - Global Legal Chronicle, (Linklaters), March 31, 2020
  5. UK litigation funder secures $162M war chest for Aussie class actions - Lawyerly, (Herbert Smith; Freshfields), March 31, 2020
  6. Law and accountancy firms weigh coronavirus profit distribution delay - City A.M., (Slaughter and May; Linklaters), March 30, 2020
  7. NHS trust mulls legal action over Carillion's Liverpool hospital faults - Building, (Addleshaw Goddard), March 30, 2020
  8. A&O Grabs Norton Rose Partner For Deeper New York Push - Law.com, (Allen & Overy; Norton Rose), March 30, 2020
  9. Hogan Lovells hires former White House aide - Politico, (Hogan Lovells), March 30, 2020
  10. Dentons lures 2 from DLA Piper - Lawyers Weekly - Lawyers Weekly, (Dentons), March 30, 2020
  11. Clifford Chance Hires DLA Piper Investment Funds Co-Leader in NY - Law.com, (Clifford Chance), March 30, 2020
  12. Top Firms Consider Delaying Or Reducing Partner Profit Distributions - Law.com, (Linklaters), March 30, 2020
Australia

  1. Technip's Acquisition of Ocyan's 50% Interest in Petrobras Pipe Laying Support Vessels, PLSV - Global Legal Chronicle, (Freehills), March 31, 2020
  2. Group members to get policy cancellation info in NAB insurance class action settlement - Lawyerly, (King & Wood Mallesons), March 30, 2020
  3. New FIRB rule ‘risks $11bn of private equity’ - The Australian, (Minter Ellison), March 30, 2020

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  1. Tech-Enabled A2J: Meeting Clients Where They’re At Because the Future of ATJ Tech is Consumer, Legal Executive Institute: Blog, March 30, 2020
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  4. Focused Firms: Expenditures & the Bottom Line, Legal Executive Institute: Blog, March 30, 2020
  5. What To Do When Your Key Evidence Is Also Working from Home, Nuix, March 30, 2020
  6. The Importance of Visibility and Control Within Compliance Functions, Mitratech: Press Releases, March 30, 2020
  7. PinHawk Launches COVID-19 Daily Alert Newsletter, PinHawk: Press Releases, March 30, 2020

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