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Windstream to Spin Off Assets Into Publicly Traded REIT

Skadden is representing Windstream in its plans to spin off certain telecommunications network assets into an independent, publicly traded real estate investment trust.


El Pollo Loco Launches IPO

Skadden is representing restaurant chain El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc., a portfolio company of Trimaran Capital Partners, in its $107 million initial public offering of common stock.


Severstal Agrees to Sell Columbus and Dearborn Facilities

Skadden is advising OAO Severstal on its $2.3 billion sale of Severstal Columbus and Severstal Dearborn.


Forbes Media to Sell Majority Stake to International Investor Group

Skadden is representing investor group Integrated Whale Media Investments in its agreement to purchase a majority stake in Forbes Media LLC.


21st Century Fox Makes Offer for Time Warner

Skadden is representing 21st Century Fox in connection with its proposed combination with Time Warner.


Cogobuy Group Commences Trading in Hong Kong

Skadden is representing China's Cogobuy Group in its HK$1.375 billion IPO and listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.


AbbVie and Shire Boards Agree to Recommended Combination

Skadden is representing AbbVie Inc. on corporate finance, banking and tax aspects of its recommended $55 billion combination with London Stock Exchange-listed pharmaceutical group Shire plc.


BTG Pactual to Buy Private Banking Group From Generali

Skadden is representing Banco BTG Pactual S.A. in its approximately US$1.7 billion acquisition of BSI SA, the Switzerland-based private banking group owned by Assicurazioni Generali S.p.A.


Second Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Estée Lauder Advertising Suit

Skadden secured the affirmance of the dismissal of a putative class action alleging consumer fraud violations by Skadden client Estée Lauder.


Underwriters Secure Dismissal of Securities Class Action

On behalf of 16 underwriters of LinnCo, LLC's IPO on October 12, 2010, Skadden secured the dismissal of a putative securities class action claiming the defendants failed to disclose to LinnCo investors that Linn Energy, LLC was allegedly overstating the cash flow available for distribution to Linn Energy unit holders such as LinnCo.