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Skadden is advising NXP Semiconductors N.V. on its $47 billion acquisition by Qualcomm Incorporated — the largest semiconductor deal and second-largest technology deal in history.
Skadden is acting as international counsel for China-based ZTO Express in its $1.4 billion initial public offering.
Skadden is advising Coty Inc. on its approximately £420 million acquisition of ghd (Good Hair Day) from Lion Capital LLP.
Skadden is advising Rockwell Collins in its $8.3 billion acquisition of B/E Aerospace.
Skadden represented Watson Laboratories, Inc. in securing severance of antitrust claims brought by the Federal Trade Commission relating to the pharmaceutical products Lidoderm and Opana ER.
Skadden is advising J.W. Childs in the $333 million sale of Esselte Group Holdings AB to ACCO Brands Corporation.
Skadden secured an affirmance in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit of lower court orders dismissing a putative class action against JP Morgan Chase & Co. and three other financial institutions. The plaintiffs —Visa and MasterCard cardholders —alleged that these financial institutions violated state and federal antitrust laws by colluding to fix the interchange fees charged in connection with Visa and MasterCard transactions. In 2013, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York dismissed the federal claims and declined to assert jurisdiction over the state law claims. The parties cross-moved for reconsideration. On Feb. 24, 2015, the court declined the plaintiffs' motion to reconsider and reaffirmed dismissal of their federal claims. But the court granted the defendants' motion to reconsider by asserting jurisdiction over the plaintiffs' state law claims and dismissing them on the merits.
Skadden is advising Duke Energy on two transactions totaling $2.4 billion: the $1.2 billion sale of its holdings in Brazil to China Three Gorges Corporation and the $1.2 billion sale of its holdings in Peru, Chile, Ecuador, Guatemala, El Salvador and Argentina to I Squared Capital Advisors.
Skadden is representing London-based private equity group Doughty Hanson in connection with its $1.65 billion disposal of LM Wind Power to General Electric.
Skadden is advising Pfizer Inc. on its $1 billion sale of its global infusion therapy business, Hospira Infusion Systems, to ICU Medical, Inc.