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8point3 Energy Partners Completes IPO

Skadden represented First Solar, Inc. in connection with the formation and initial public offering of 8point3 Energy Partners LP.


Firm Named DC 'Litigation Department of the Year'

Skadden has been named Washington, D.C.'s "Litigation Department of the Year" for Products Liability by The National Law Journal (June 29).


Skadden Italy Practice Receives Additional Accolades

Skadden has received two awards recognizing our European attorneys' representation of Italian clients in major cross-border matters: "Law Firm of the Year/Italy Desk" from Premio Le Fonti (June 25) and "Law Firm of the Year — Italian Commitment" from Legalcommunity (June 30).


Vitol and Helios to Acquire Stake in Oando Downstream Businesses

Skadden is advising the Vitol Group and Helios Investment Partners on their joint venture with Oando plc to acquire its Nigeria-focused downstream businesses for total consideration of approximately $460 million.


Baidu Announces $1.25 Billion Notes Offering

Skadden advised China's Baidu, Inc. on its $1.25 billion public notes offering.


Mascotte Stake to Be Acquired by Evergrande and Tencent

Skadden is representing Mascotte Holdings Limited in the proposed HK$750 million acquisition of 75 percent of its outstanding shares by Evergrande Real Estate Group Limited and Tencent Holdings Limited.


Lone Star Funds to Acquire Home Properties

Skadden is advising Lone Star Funds on the tax aspects of its $7.6 billion acquisition of Home Properties, Inc. in a going-private transaction.


Darden Restaurants to Pursue a REIT Separation

Skadden is representing Darden Restaurants, Inc. in the separation of a portion of its real estate assets into a separate, publicly traded real estate investment trust.


Holiday Retirement to Sell Senior Housing Properties

Skadden is representing Holiday Retirement Corp. in its $640 million sale of a portfolio of 28 private-pay independent living senior housing properties to New Senior Investment Group Inc.


Fidelity to Acquire Remaining Stake in Colt Group

Skadden is advising Lightning Investors Limited, an entity jointly owned by FMR LLC and FIL Limited (together, Fidelity), on its all-cash offer to acquire the remaining stake in Colt Group S.A. it does not already own.