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.
Skadden is representing 21st Century Fox in connection with its proposed combination with Time Warner.
Skadden is representing China's Cogobuy Group in its HK$1.375 billion IPO and listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
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.
Skadden secured the affirmance of the dismissal of a putative class action alleging consumer fraud violations by Skadden client Estée Lauder.
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.
Skadden is advising Illinois-based Archer Daniels Midland Company on its €2.3 billion acquisition of Switzerland's Wild Flavors GmbH.
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.
Skadden is advising U.S.-based gaming machine provider Video Gaming Technologies, Inc. in its $1.3 billion acquisition by Australia-based gaming product and service provider Aristocrat Leisure Limited.
For the fourth consecutive year, Skadden has received the Women in Law Empowerment Forum's Gold Standard Certification.