Search all news


Skadden Once Again Named a ‘Fearsome Foursome’ Litigation Firm

For the fourth time in a row, Skadden was named a member of the "Fearsome Foursome" — the four elite law firm litigation practices that "clients would least like to see on the other side of the table" — in a survey of 300 corporate counsel at the world’s largest companies published by BTI Consulting in September 2014. Skadden is one of only two firms to be named to this list in all four editions of the report.


News Corporation to Acquire Move, Inc.

Skadden is representing News Corporation in its $950 million acquisition of Move, Inc., an online provider of real estate services.


Sixth Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Fee Suit Against BlackRock

Skadden won the affirmance of a district court's dismissal of excessive fee claims asserted by investors in exchange-traded funds (ETFs) managed by Skadden client BlackRock, Inc.


Merrill Lynch Secures Dismissal in CDO Suit

Skadden secured a dismissal with prejudice in favor of Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated in a lawsuit brought by Town North Bank.


Bluestem Brands to Be Acquired by Capmark Financial Group

Skadden is advising online retail company Bluestem Brands, Inc. on its $565 million acquisition by Capmark Financial Group Inc.


Skadden Mourns the Passing of Special Counsel Steve Kolleeny

The partners, attorneys and staff of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP mourn the loss of Steven J. Kolleeny, an accomplished litigator whose career was marked by a singular dedication to public service. Steve was 58.


Merck to Acquire Sigma-Aldrich

Skadden is representing Merck KGaA in its acquisition of Sigma-Aldrich Corporation for $17 billion.


CAR Inc. Lists in Hong Kong

Skadden is representing Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse, China International Capital Corp. and China Renaissance as joint bookrunners in the $538 million initial public offering and listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange of CAR Inc., China's largest car rental company.


United Capital Partners Sells Stake in VK.Com to Mail.Ru

Skadden is representing United Capital Partners Group in the $1.47 billion sale of a 48.01 percent stake in VK.Com Limited to Mail.Ru Group Limited.


SMBC to Acquire Nearly 20 Percent Stake in The Bank of East Asia

Skadden is representing Japan's Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, a subsidiary of Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc., in its proposed acquisition of a 9.5 percent stake in The Bank of East Asia, Limited.