Mergers & Acquisitions

471 ABA Journal Mergers & Acquisitions articles.

Dewey & LeBoeuf Gets Partner Approval

The deal is done.

Dewey Ballantine and LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae announced today that their merger won overwhelming approval from partners at the two law firms.

Dewey…

UK Firms Not in a US-Merging Mood

Almost half of U.S. law firms in London would consider merging with a U.K. firm—if they could find a partner willing to get hitched.

A survey by Sep 21, 2007 12:23 PM CDT

Dewey & LeBoeuf Is Born

It’s official: Dewey & LeBoeuf is the new mega law firm created through the merger of two New York powerhouses.

The firms Dewey Ballantine and LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae…

A Bitter Japanese Poison Pill

Japan’s Supreme Court has affirmed a company’s right to mount a poison-pill defense to a corporate takeover.

The court ruled for Bull-Dog Sauce Co. in a suit by a hedge…

Another Fox Rothschild Merger

Fox Rothschild continues to buck the trend, adding practice areas when other firms are eliminating them in an effort to improve lawyer revenue.

As part of…

Dissenter Hits Fat Fees in WSJ Deal

An opponent of Rupert Murdoch’s $5 billion agreement to buy the company that owns the Wall Street Journal is criticizing the sweetener that helped seal the deal: News Corp.’s agreement…

Murdoch Can Thank Lawyers for WSJ Deal

The cost of outside advisers–including some of the biggest names in law–may have persuaded reluctant members of the Bancroft family to approve the sale of Dow Jones and the Wall…

U.S. Firms Make European Inroads

U.S. law firms are merging with European firms or snagging their top lawyers, creating tensions as the overseas firms struggle to adjust.

Spurring the firm merger mania is increasing legal…

Dow Jones Director Faces SEC Action

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that a member of the newspaper’s corporate board has been notified he will likely be sued by the Securities and Exchange Commission.

David Li,…

ALM Plans Post-Buyout Expansion

The CEO of American Lawyer Media, now known as ALM, says the legal publishing company is positioned to expand overseas and on the Internet after its acquisition by London-based Incisive…

London Firms Earn #1 Billing in World

Record profits for the biggest London law firms reportedly make them the dominant players in the world legal market.

Three London firms, headed by Clifford Chance, are at the top…

American Lawyer Media Sold

Updated: American Lawyer Media has been sold to London-based Incisive Media for about $630 million, the Wall Street Journal’s Law Blog reports.

Investment banker and lawyer Bruce…

Sullivan & Cromwell is Top Dealmeister

Edging out London’s Clifford Chance for top honors, New York City’s Sullivan & Cromwell was once again the number one law firm overseeing the world’s biggest corporate deals in the…

Disbanded Firm Sued for Malpractice

A disbanded Dallas law firm is facing a $20 million suit for malpractice and breach of contract filed by a former business client that claims lawyers counseled it to accept…

Legal Publisher’s Offer a ‘Knockout’

Analysts say Thomson Corp.’s offer to purchase Reuters Group PLC is a “knockout.”

The offer made public today values Reuters at $17.7 billion, according to the Associated…

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