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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.


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.


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.


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.


Archer Daniels Midland to Acquire Wild Flavors

Skadden is advising Illinois-based Archer Daniels Midland Company on its €2.3 billion acquisition of Switzerland's Wild Flavors GmbH.


District Court Dismisses Claims in Madoff Suit

On behalf of UniCredit S.p.A., Skadden secured the dismissal of claims by Irving Picard, the trustee for the Securities Investor Protection Act liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC, seeking to recover funds transferred from Madoff Securities to certain foreign customers and in turn transferred to the defendants.