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The American Lawyer Names 'Global Legal Award' Winners

The American Lawyer announced the winners of its third annual "Global Legal Awards" (July 23) and Skadden was cited as among the most successful firms, earning four awards.


Prisoner's Civil Rights Action Survives Dismissal Motion

Skadden secured a decision denying the defendants' motion to dismiss pro bono client Dormouth C.'s claim that 10 Green Haven Correctional Facility officers and guards had coordinated to harass and intimidate him in retaliation for his filing an earlier lawsuit accusing certain Green Haven corrections officers of physically assaulting him.


Nikkei to Acquire FT Group From Pearson

Skadden is advising Nikkei Inc. on its acquisition of FT Group, which includes the Financial Times newspaper, from Pearson PLC for £844 million.


Blackstone and Corsair Capital to Invest in First Eagle

Skadden is representing First Eagle Investment Management, LLC in its $4 billion majority long-term investment by private equity funds managed by the Blackstone Group L.P. and Corsair Capital LLC as well as clients of the two firms.


Pinnacle Sells Real Estate Assets to Gaming and Leisure

Skadden is representing Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. in the sale of substantially all of its real estate assets to Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc. in a stock-for-stock merger.


Valeant Pharmaceuticals to Acquire Amoun Pharmaceutical

Skadden is advising Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. and Valeant Europe B.V. on the acquisition of Mercury (Cayman) Holdings, the holding company of Egypt's Amoun Pharmaceutical Company S.A.E.


Indian Workers Reach Settlement in Labor Trafficking Cases

On behalf of more than 200 Indian welders and pipefitters, Skadden — in a historic collaboration with nearly a dozen of the nation's top law firms and civil rights organizations — brokered a settlement with Signal International, Inc. on July 12 as part of its filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.


TORM A/S Completes Innovative Restructuring

Skadden advised TORM A/S on its financial restructuring. To effect the restructuring, the firm applied an English law scheme of arrangement to a non-U.K. company with very few U.K. connections.


Infigen Energy to Sell US Wind Business

Skadden is advising Infigen Energy on the sale of its U.S. wind business to Primary Wind Power, LLC, a newly formed portfolio company affiliated with ArcLight Capital Partners, LLC, for approximately $272.5 million.


Citigroup Sells Certain Latin American Operations

Skadden is representing Citigroup in the sale of its consumer and commercial banking businesses in Panama and Costa Rica to Scotiabank.