Morton A. Pierce, co-chairman of Dewey's mergers and acquisitions group and a member of the firm's executive committee, is headed to rival firm White & Case, according to two people with knowledge of his decision.
For the team of veteran investment bankers and Bay Street lawyers involved, the takeover of Canada’s main stock exchange company TMX Group Ltd. by a consortium of banks and pension funds under the Maple Group banner was unique in magnitude and detail.
“There were 100 things that we needed to do right and if any of them went wrong, that one could have caused the deal to crater,” says veteran securities lawyer Vince Mercier, a partner at law firm Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP who worked with the banks in the Maple consortium.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Embattled law firm Dewey & LeBoeuf said on Sunday it removed its former chairman from various leadership positions amid a probe by the Manhattan district attorney and said that talks with rival firm Greenberg Traurig about a potential transaction ended with no deal. According to an internal firm memo obtained by Reuters, Dewey's executive committee voted to oust Steven Davis from its ranks and remove him from a five-member management team put in place during a leadership shakeup last month. The firm's management also disclosed that talks with Greenberg Traurig had ended.
The forthcoming IPO of the Chinese online retail giant, Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., continues to draw interest from investors in the US market. From a startup, as China’s first online retail business, Alibaba has transformed into a mammoth global company in just under fifteen years. And now it is spreading its wings to the US for what has been called the largest-ever IPO in the tech space.
This article is by Mark , the chief executive of Axiom, a 900-person new-model legal services firm that serves nearly half of America?s 100 biggest corporations across 10 offices and four delivery centers globally. Dewey & LeBoeuf, a white-shoe law firm with famous bloodlines and nearly 1,000 lawyers, is a card-carrying member of the industry ...
Editor’s Note: The following post comes to us from Bill Michael, partner, and co-chair of Mayer Brown LLP’s White Collar Defense & Compliance practice group, and Bill Kucera, partner in Mayer Brown’s Mergers & Acquisitions practice group.
Cross-border mergers and acquisitions can provide tremendous business opportunities for compani