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Covington’s Capital Markets and Securities Practice Group comprises leading transactional securities lawyers as well as former senior SEC staff and other lawyers proficient in disclosure, compliance, and other securities regulatory matters.
We advise issuers, underwriters, investors and other market participants in a full range of capital markets transactions. We also advise companies, boards and board committees, investors, investment banks, and independent auditors on regulatory and corporate governance issues arising in securities transactional and non-transactional settings.
Transactions on which we frequently advise include:
Our lawyers are experienced in securities offerings involving the major exchanges, including the New York Stock Exchange, Nasdaq, the London Stock Exchange, and Euronext markets, as well as other securities marketplaces.
We were involved in many of the earliest JOBS Act IPOs and helped formulate industry practices with respect to “testing the waters” and other IPO “on-ramp” procedures.
We have extensive experience advising European and other non-domestic companies seeking to access the U.S. capital markets, including client representations on 13 IPOs by European issuers in the last 24 months. We prepare foreign private issuers for redomestications and other pre-IPO restructurings, guide them through the IPO process, and advise on the securities regulatory requirements of non-domestic public companies.
We employ a multi-disciplinary approach to capital markets transactions, calling on the experience and skills of practitioners in specialized regulatory areas and industry segments. We are particularly strong in the life sciences, financial institutions, energy, technology, telecommunications, media, and sports sectors.
We count among our lawyers former high-ranking officials in the Food and Drug Administration (including a former Chief Counsel, Assistant Chief Counsel and Special Assistant to the Chief Counsel, in the Department of Health and Human Services (including a former Deputy General Counsel), in the Federal Trade Commission and the International Trade Commission (including a former Commissioner and chairman, Acting General Counsel and Assistant to the Director), in The Department of Justice (including a former Attorney General, Assistant Attorney General (Antitrust), Assistant Attorney General (Criminal), and numerous other lawyers with extensive experience in the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial branches of the federal government. Our clients rely on the experience and insights of these lawyers to advise in a capital markets context on issues ranging from substantive due diligence to prospective legislative or rulemaking actions governmental enforcement priorities.
The firm’s securities practice includes among its members a former Director of the SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance, former members of the Office of Chief Counsel in the Division of Corporation Finance, as well as former members of the SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance and the SEC’s Division of Enforcement, former in-house counsel, and other practitioners with specialized legal and industry perspectives. We advise public companies and investors with respect to a wide range of securities advisory matters, addressing both routine and novel legal issues arising in the context of:
We regularly engage with the SEC staff on behalf of our clients regarding a wide variety of regulatory matters, including interpretive questions, no-action letters, and consultations regarding discrete disclosure or transactional issues.
We also assist clients in evaluating rulemaking and regulatory developments that affect listed companies and investors. We frequently interface with senior staff at the SEC, the New York Stock Exchange, Nasdaq, FINRA, and other regulatory bodies in the United States and other jurisdictions on behalf of clients.
Represented Eli Lilly and Company in its €2.1 billion notes offering consisting of €600 million 1.000% Notes Due 2022, €750 million 1.625% Notes Due 2026, €750 million 2.125% Notes Due 2030.
Represent Fortune 100 companies in the consumer goods, health insurance, and technology industries with respect to sensitive, ongoing securities disclosure, and compliance matters.
Represented Cenkos Securities plc as sole coordinator and bookrunner in the £1.385 billion initial public offering by Automobile Association on the London Main Market.
In 2014 and 2015 to date, we have represented issuers or underwriters in 22 initial public offerings, including IPOs for UniQure, Horizon Discovery Group, Bankwell Financial Group, Bellicum Pharmaceuticals, Kite Pharma, Indivior plc and Automobile Association.
Represent numerous Fortune 500 companies in the pharmaceuticals, consumer goods, health insurance, home equipment, advertising, motor vehicles, network communications, and technology industries with respect to the resolution of shareholder proposals concerning executive compensation, majority voting, proxy access, the right to call special meetings, political spending and lobbying disclosures, and a host of other topics.
Represented Pepco Holdings, Inc. and its subsidiaries as corporate and securities counsel for over 25 years, including representation in over $6.6 billion of securities offerings since 2002.
Represent Prosper Marketplace in a variety of securities advisory and transactional matters, including in a first-of-its-kind registration of $500 million of borrower dependent notes and restructuring into a bankruptcy remote vehicle, several rounds of venture financings, as well as ongoing disclosure, SEC reporting and SEC regulatory matters.
Represented Qualcomm in the first lawsuit ever brought under Delaware corporate law to attempt to compel disclosure of corporate political expenditures. We negotiated a rapid resolution and the Common Retirement Fund withdrew its lawsuit.
We represented a coalition of Foreign Exchange Intermediaries in obtaining and implementing CFTC relief under Dodd-Frank provisions relating to derivatives, permitting continuation of their business operations.
Represented Procter & Gamble in the $3.1 billion sale of its global pharmaceuticals business to Warner Chilcott.
Represented Johnson & Johnson in a $2 billion registered public offering of its investment grade debt securities.
Represented Jefferies as sole book running manager to Jefferies Group, Inc. in an aggregate of $1 billion of senior notes, comprised of two tranches of notes, $600 million of 5.125% Senior Notes due 2023 and $400 million of 6.5% Senior Notes due 2043.
Represented Jefferies, Credit Suisse and Cowen and Company, as underwriters, in a $127.5 million initial public offering by Kite Pharma, Inc. on Nasdaq and a $188 million follow-on public offering of common stock.
Represented Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, as underwriters, in the $38.12 million initial public offering by National Commerce Corporation on Nasdaq.
Represented Lombard Medical in its $55 million initial public offering on Nasdaq and re-domiciliation.
Represented Synchrony Financial as bank regulatory counsel in its $2.875 billion initial public offering on NYSE.
Represented The Hut Group Limited on an equity fundraising.
We represented UBS in the SEC registration of $21 billion of Auction Rate Securities Rights offered to clients of UBS as part of its entry into a settlement agreement with the SEC and other securities regulators relating to auction-rate securities.
Served as communications regulatory counsel to Univision in filing for an initial public offering of Class A common stock in the United States on July 2, 2015.
Represented Rightster Group plc. in the listing of its shares to the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange.
Represented Salix Pharmaceuticals Ltd. in its $2.6 billion tender offer acquisition of Santarus Inc.
Represented a global life sciences company with respect to selected securities disclosure and governance matters, including obtaining no-action relief allowing the exclusion of several shareholder proposals from its proxy materials. We also successfully defended and achieved favorable outcomes for this client in related litigation.
Represented Hanesbrands Inc. in its $2.4 billion spin-off from Sara Lee, Inc. and listing on the NYSE.
We routinely represented Fortune 500 companies in the pharmaceuticals, consumer goods, and health insurance industries with respect to multibillion dollar share repurchase programs.
Represented Salix Pharmaceuticals, Ltd. in its $750 million offering of 6.00% senior notes due 2021.
Representing clients on a wide range of matters under the SEC’s conflict mineral rule and resource extraction issuer disclosure rule, including reviewing supply chain policies and advising clients on due diligence in connection with products containing conflict minerals.
Represented Avnet, Inc. in a registered offering of $350 million of 4.875% Notes due 2022.
Represented Bristol-Myers Squibb in its €1.15 billion registered public offering of investment grade debt securities, and a cash “waterfall” tender offer for $500 million aggregate principal amount of certain of its outstanding debt securities.
Represented a leading global provider of investor communications and technology solutions in connection with its pursuit of specific changes to NYSE rules regarding the distribution of proxy materials on behalf of banks and brokers. Covington interacted with the SEC and NYSE staff and successfully persuaded the bodies to include the provisions advocated by our client.
Represented Sandler O'Neill & Partners and Keefe Bruyette & Woods, as underwriters, in the $48.6 million initial public offering by Bankwell Financial Group on Nasdaq.
Represented Jefferies, Citi and Piper Jaffray, in the $140 million initial public offering by Bellicum Pharmaceuticals, Inc. on Nasdaq and a $[TBD] million follow-on public offering of common stock.
Represented boards in the pharmaceuticals, consumer goods, health insurance, home equipment, advertising, motor vehicles, network communications, and technology industries as well as hedge funds, public pension funds, and other investors with respect to corporate governance developments regarding board and committee composition, crisis management, cybersecurity, internal controls, shareholder proposals, proxy access, political spending, and other sensitive disclosures and similar matters.
Represented Keefe, Bruyette & Woods with FIG Partners LLC, as co-placement agent, in the $75 million offering of subordinated debt by Fidelity Bank.
Represented Indivior plc in its $1.6 billion demerger transaction from Reckitt Benckiser Group plc and listing on the LSE.
Representation of a foreign satellite manufacturer on general corporate and securities law issues regarding its activities with a U.S. company developing a new satellite-based communications service.
Advise Indian Energy Limited relating to a wind energy project in India on its initial public offering on AIM and other capital raises pre- and post-IPO.
SandRidge Energy, Inc. in its initial public offerings of three royalty trusts sponsored by SandRidge, with aggregate proceeds of $1.5 billion.
Represented HealthSouth Corporation in its public offering of $300 million of its 5.125% senior notes due 2023.
On behalf of major fortune 500 clients, we have negotiated increased CPA-Zicklin scores, which improves their corporate governance profile, reducing the risk that those clients would be targets of litigation, shareholder proposals, and other initiatives.
Represented Horizon Discovery Group plc in its £68.6 million initial public offering on AIM.
We routinely advise corporations and trade associations in connection with corporate political disclosure policies and practices.
Represented Eli Lilly and Company in a $1 billion registered offering of notes, consisting of $600 million of 1.950% notes due 2019 and $400 million of 4.650% notes due 2044.
Smith Electric Vehicles Corp. in its $35 million Series C preferred stock financing; in its $40 million Series D preferred stock financing; and in a private placement of convertible senior notes.
Representation of Salix Pharmaceuticals, Ltd. in its acquisition of Santarus, Inc. for a total value of approximately $2.6 billion. The transaction closed on January 2, 2014. According to Carolyn Logan, Salix President and Chief Executive Officer, “The acquisition of Santarus is a transformational event for Salix and an important milestone in our growth as the leading gastroenterology-focused specialty pharmaceutical company in the United States.”
Represented Tencent Holdings Limited in its $8.6 billion acquisition of a majority stake in Supercell Oy, developer of Clash of Clans, Clash Royale, Boom Beach and Hay Day, from SoftBank.
March 28, 2017, Covington Alert
On March 16, 2017, following a lengthy legislative process, the European Parliament approved a final regulation implementing a new due diligence and reporting regime for “conflict minerals” (i.e., tin, tantalum and tungsten, their ores, and gold) imported in the EU. The regulation will enter into force 20 days after formal approval by the Council of Ministers ...
March 15, 2017, Biotech & Money
February 28, 2017
NEW YORK—Tom Kuhn has joined Covington’s Mergers and Acquisitions practice, and will focus on media and technology transactions. He will be based in the firm’s New York office.
Mr. Kuhn is a seasoned M&A deal maker, with experience both as a lawyer and as a banker. He also advises on corporate governance matters and provides strategic counseling. He has ...
February 24, 2017, Law360
Donald Murray is quoted in a Law360 article regarding SNAP Inc.’s expected $3 billion initial public offering. According to Murray, “There are so many unusual aspects to this offering that it’s going to be hard to draw any conclusions from it.” Commenting on the effect of the deal on future IPO candidates, Murray says, “I think it’s far more important not to ...
February 22, 2017, Reuters
Keir Gumbs is quoted in a Reuters article regarding the effect Jay Clayton will have on the Securities and Exchange Commission once confirmed as head of the agency. Commenting on ways in which the SEC is looking to make disclosures more useful to investors, Gumbs says an improvement that would be welcome by businesses would be to focus reporting rules to a ...
February 7, 2017, The National Law Journal
Keir Gumbs is featured by The National Law Journal in an article about the role of outside counsel in keeping clients abreast of the changing financial regulatory landscape under President Trump. “To be honest, I think what I find myself doing and other regulatory lawyers doing is not that dissimilar to what [reporters] do,” says Gumbs. This includes setting up ...
January 6, 2017, Law360
Eric Blanchard is quoted in a Law360 article providing a roundup of top-of-mind questions at this year’s JPMorgan health care conference. According to Blanchard, “I think the real question is: Are people going to buy this year?” He adds, “Is there going to be investor demand?”
Commenting on mergers and acquisitions, Blanchard says, “By and large, if there is a ...
January 4, 2017, Covington Alert
One piece of the ongoing debate over the Securities and Exchange Commission’s use of Administrative Law Judges to adjudicate enforcement actions may be heading to the U.S. Supreme Court. On December 27, 2016, in Bandimere v. SEC, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit invalidated SEC sanctions against an individual on the ground that the ALJ who ...
December 23, 2016, MarketWatch
Keir Gumbs is quoted in a MarketWatch article regarding Donald Trump’s opportunity to reshape the agenda of the Securities and Exchange Commission. According to Gumbs, disclosure reform moves to the top of the list in the new administration. However, Dodd-Frank rules related to executive compensation such as the clawback rule and incentive bonus controls for ...
December 22, 2016, Law360
Donald Murray is quoted in a Law360 article providing an overview of trends that shaped the IPO landscape in 2016. Commenting on health care deal flow and the effect of financial struggles in the specialty pharma area, Murray says, “That had at least a psychological, depressing effect on investors’ appetite during the course of the year.”
December 6, 2016, Covington Alert
In late October, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) proposed long-awaited changes to the proxy rules that would require parties in a contested election of directors to distribute universal proxy cards, i.e., a proxy card that includes director candidates nominated by a company’s management as well as those nominated by a shareholder. Under current ...
December 1, 2016, Covington Alert
The Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) recently adopted rules to update and enhance registration exemptions for intrastate and regional securities offerings. The final rules amend Rule 147, a safe harbor for exempt intrastate offerings under the Securities Act of 1933 (the “Securities Act”). In addition, the final rules establish a new offering ...
November 7, 2016, Agenda Week
Keir Gumbs is quoted in an Agenda Week article regarding the new wave of shareholder proposals on proxy access. According to Gumbs, “the million-dollar question right now” is whether companies can omit shareholder proposals if they have implemented some of the provisions proponents have asked for, but not all of them.
Historically, the SEC has assessed ...
October 26, 2016, Bloomberg BNA
Keir Gumbs is quoted in a Bloomberg BNA article regarding the effect of having one “universal” proxy ballot on activist campaigns. According to Gumbs, “Right now, it’s expensive, you have to hire lawyers and solicitors, and there’s no guarantee that you’ll win.” He adds that “your chances go up dramatically” if companies are required to include an activist’s ...
September 16, 2016, Bloomberg BNA
Keir Gumbs is quoted in a Bloomberg BNA article regarding proxy access, and how it is likely to remain in the spotlight for the 2017 proxy season. According to Gumbs, the SEC staff's H&R Block no-action response hasn't necessarily delineated clear parameters on what constitutes “substantially implemented” for proposals requesting to amend other types of ...
September 13, 2016, ABF Journal
Timothy Hester and Tom DeFilipps are quoted in an ABF Journal article regarding the arrival of DeFilipps to Covington. According to Hester, “Adding Tom to our Silicon Valley office is a major step forward in our plan for continued growth in California.”
DeFilipps says, “I am very pleased to join Covington’s growing California practice.” He continues, “I am ...
September 13, 2016, The Recorder
Tom DeFilipps and Doug Gibson are quoted by The Recorder in an article regarding DeFilipps’ recent move to Covington, where he will serve as chair of the West Coast corporate practice. According to DeFilipps, “Covington presented to me an opportunity to do something that sounded very interesting at this point in my career.” He continues, "I felt as though it was ...
September 13, 2016, Daily Journal
Tom DeFilipps and Doug Gibson are quoted in a Daily Journal article regarding DeFilipps’ move to Covington’s Silicon Valley office. Commenting on the draw to Covington DeFilipps says, “One of the more compelling aspects of the Covington platforms is the way it allows you to meld the strength of its regulatory practice in D.C. and non-U.S. jurisdictions, like ...
September 12, 2016
SILICON VALLEY—Tom DeFilipps has joined Covington as a partner in the Silicon Valley office and will serve as chair of the West Coast Corporate practice.
“Adding Tom to our Silicon Valley office is a major step forward in our plan for continued growth in California,” said Timothy Hester, Covington’s chair. “Tom has built a successful Northern California ...
September 12, 2016, Law360
Timothy Hester and Tom DeFilipps are quoted in a Law360 article regarding DeFilipps’ recent arrival. According to Hester, “Adding Tom to our Silicon Valley office is a major step forward in our plan for continued growth in California.” He continues, “Tom has built a successful Northern California corporate practice over many years and has a demonstrated track ...
August 30, 2016, Covington Alert
As election season enters full swing, with political candidates at all levels actively soliciting campaign donations from individuals and companies, it is an ideal time for all companies to review the policies and procedures in place for political donations. While the SEC’s pay-to-play rules governing registered investment advisers and their “covered associates” ...
June 28, 2016, Covington Alert
The SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance (the “Division”) recently issued updated interpretive guidance on the use of non-GAAP financial measures. This guidance reflects an increasingly assertive position taken by the SEC in recent months regarding public companies’ use of numerical measures of performance, financial position or cash flows that are not ...
June 21, 2016
SILICON VALLEY—Covington advised Tencent Holdings Limited, a leading provider of internet service in China, in connection with its acquisition of a majority stake in Supercell from SoftBank. A consortium established by Tencent will acquire up to 84% of Supercell for $8.6 billion in a transaction valuing Supercell at approximately $10.2 billion.
Supercell is a ...
June 17, 2016
LONDON—Euromoney Legal Media Group has selected four Covington lawyers for its annual “Europe Women in Business Law Awards.” The awards honor women in the legal sector across Europe.
The Covington lawyers recognized are:
Louise Nash, Best in Mergers & Acquisitions. Ms. Nash focuses on M&A and other transactional matters for clients in the consumer brands, ...
June 13, 2016, Covington Alert
The Federal Reserve has recently sent non-compliance notices to U.S. issuers of foreign-currency denominated bonds that are sold abroad (“foreign bonds”), including Euro bonds, for failure to submit Treasury International Capital (TIC) Form SLT. Although the final instructions for Form SLT were promulgated in February 2011, this filing requirement has come as a ...
June 3, 2016
NEW YORK—Covington advised Beltone Financial Holding, a leading Egyptian investment bank, in its acquisition of 51 percent of Auerbach Grayson & Company, a New York brokerage firm specializing in global trade execution and research on developed, frontier, and emerging markets for U.S. institutional investors.
This acquisition marks Beltone Financial’s entry into ...
NEW YORK—Covington advised the underwriters in connection with Repligen’s $115 million debt offering. The senior convertible notes due in 2021 were placed at 2.125 percent.
Repligen is a bioprocessing company focused on the manufacture of Protein A ligands used by life science companies to purify biologic drugs such as monoclonal antibodies, recombinant ...
May 13, 2016, Law360
Keir Gumbs is quoted in a Law360 article providing key takeaways from new equity crowdfunding rules. According to Gumbs, new rules and regulations take time to absorb. “It will be probably years, not months, before we really have a good sense for what exactly these rules hold in terms of opportunities for a new form of capital raising,” he says.
May 6, 2016, Law360
Eric Blanchard is quoted in a Law360 article examining $471 million in initial public offerings from the week of May 9. According to Blanchard, "We're in a position of watchful waiting at the moment." He continues, “If we see these four or five deals go well, hopefully we will see another round of deals and get some momentum going."
April 28, 2016, Bloomberg Brief
Keir Gumbs is quoted in this "Bloomberg Brief" looking at the SEC’s “disclosure effectiveness” project. According to Gumbs, “The project is a lot less about taking things out. It’s evolved to look at the intersection between materiality and sustainability disclosure.”
April 27, 2016, Covington Alert
In late April 2016, federal financial regulators began the process of re-proposing rules (the “Proposal”) to implement restrictions on incentive-based compensation required by Section 956 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the “Dodd-Frank Act”). Section 956 directs a number of federal regulators (the “Agencies”) to jointly issue ...
April 4, 2016, Law360
Keir Gumbs and Donald Murray are quoted in this Law360 article exploring the 506(c) provision and Regulation A-Plus of the JOBS Act. According to Gumbs, 506(c) has had the “biggest impact” to date among the various avenues for private companies the JOBS Act created, and it’s drawing interest from startups and established companies alike.
Murray thinks ...
March 24, 2016
NEW YORK - Covington advised the underwriters in the $45 million initial public offering of common stock of Senseonics Holdings, Inc. The offering closed on March 23, 2016. Shares of Senseonics trade on the NYSE MKT under the ticker “SENS.”
Senseonics develops continuous glucose monitoring systems for patients with diabetes. Its Eversense product consists of ...
March 18, 2016, Law360
Donald Murray is quoted in this Law360 article regarding the SEC’s new streamlined review process. Murray says, “If you pick up a prospectus for an early-stage life sciences company, the piece that would get the bulk of staff comments in other industries, the financials, they’re very basic, not much to comment on.”
January 28, 2016, Bloomberg BNA
Keir Gumbs is quoted extensively in this Bloomberg BNA article regarding his participation in “Bloomberg Law: Corporate Transactions” webinar. According to Gumbs, the SEC rule that will play a major role in proxy access, “is going to be an important area for staff guidance this year.”
December 18, 2015, Covington Alert
December 14, 2015, Covington Alert
December 9, 2015, Covington Alert
December 8, 2015
NEW YORK, December 8, 2015 - Covington represented Ascension, the nation’s leading Catholic and non-profit health system, in a $200 million investment transaction with TowerBrook Capital Partners in Accretive Health, a leading provider of revenue cycle management services to healthcare providers. The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of ...
November 23, 2015
LONDON, November 23, 2015 — Covington represented Allergy Therapeutics, the AIM-listed specialty pharmaceutical company specializing in allergy vaccines, in the placement of ordinary shares raising approximately £11.5 million. The placement was conducted through an accelerated bookbuilding process with Panmure Gordon & Co acting as financial adviser, nominated ...
October 27, 2015, Covington Alert
September 30, 2015
NEW YORK - Covington advised the underwriters in the $106.1 million initial public offering by Austrian-based Nabriva Therapeutics AG of 10,350,000 million American Depositary Shares, representing 1,035,000 shares of Nabriva’s common stock. This was the first U.S. initial public offering by an Austrian company. The ADSs are now listed on the NASDAQ Global Market ...
August 10, 2015, Covington Alert
July 6, 2015, Covington Alert
July 2015, Insights
May 1, 2015, Covington E-Alert
April 20, 2015
NEW YORK — Covington advised the underwriters in the $76.8 million initial public offering of common stock of Cidara Therapeutics, Inc. Shares of Cidara trade on the NASDAQ Global Market under the ticker “CDTX.”
Cidara is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of anti-infectives for treatment of diseases ...
March 27, 2015, Covington E-Alert
February 18, 2015
WASHINGTON, DC, February 18, 2015 — The BTI Consulting Group has named Covington & Burling partners David Martin, Keith Noreika, Jeannie Perron, Michael Riella, and Peter Schwartz to its 2015 “Client Service All-Stars” list for demonstrating “superior client focus, innovative thought leadership, unmatched business understanding, and outstanding results.”
BTI is ...
February 12, 2015, Covington E-Alert
January 26, 2015
LONDON, January 26, 2015 — Covington has advised Horizon Discovery Group plc on the acquisition of Haplogen Genomics GmbH for an initial consideration of £6 million in cash and the issue of new ordinary shares, with potential earn-out payments based on future performance to be satisfied by the issue of further new ordinary shares having an aggregate value of up ...
January 20, 2015, Bloomberg BNA
Covington's Keir Gumbs is quoted regarding how the SEC will review a rule that allows companies to omit from their proxy materials resolutions that directly conflict with a management proposal.
"According to Gumbs, companies face two risks in moving forward on the exclusion without staff no-action relief: an SEC enforcement action or shareholder litigation. ...
January 15, 2015
LONDON, January 15, 2015 — Covington & Burling advised Laboratorios Esteve, S.A. (Esteve) in a global multi-programme discovery and development collaboration with Mundipharma Laboratories GmbH and its independent associated company, Purdue Pharmaceuticals LP, to bring to market important next generation products for the management of pain. Under the agreements, ...
January 7, 2015
Beijing, January 7, 2015 — Covington & Burling is pleased to announce that Ruixue Ran, one of Asia’s leading intellectual property lawyers, is joining the firm’s Beijing office as a partner. Ms. Ran is expected to further expand Covington’s ability to assist its multinational clients with their cross-border intellectual property issues involving China.
November 10, 2014, Covington Advisory
September 16, 2014
WASHINGTON, DC, September 15, 2014 — The National Law Journal has named Covington & Burling partner Keir Gumbs a “D.C. Rising Star.” The award honors “40 private, government and public interest advocacy attorneys, each 40 or under, who are leaders in the law.” Mr. Gumbs is vice chair of the firm’s securities and capital markets practice. He advises public and ...
July 10, 2014, Bloomberg
Covington partner David Martin is quoted regarding Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.’s proposal for what could be the largest initial stock offering in U.S. history.
"The SEC’s anticipated approval of the offering documents will follow a staff review and won’t be voted on by the full five-member commission. The process isn’t designed to judge the offering, only to ...
February 26, 2014, Covington E-Alert
January 31, 2014, Covington Advisory
December 18, 2013, Covington Advisory
November 12, 2013
LONDON, 12 November, 2013 — Rightster Group plc., a global provider of cloud-based services that optimise the distribution and monetisation of live and on-demand video, today announced the admission of its shares to the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange. Covington & Burling advised Rightster on the transaction.
Rightster has raised £20.4 million before ...
October 30, 2013, Covington Advisory
September 20, 2013, Law360
September 19, 2013, Covington Advisory
July 29, 2013, Covington Advisory
July 24, 2013, Covington Advisory
July 22, 2013, Law360
July 17, 2013, Covington Advisory
July 3, 2013, Covington Advisory
June 21, 2013
LONDON, 21 June, 2013 — Euromoney LMG awarded Covington partners Lisa Peets and Hilary Prescott the "Best in Copyright" and "Best in Investment Funds" awards at its Europe Women in Business Law Awards 2013 ceremony in London. The awards honour firms that set “the standard in terms of female-friendly work practices, and women leading the field in the legal sector ...
June 20, 2013
LONDON, 20 June, 2013 — Covington & Burling acted for Canaccord Genuity Limited (nominated adviser and joint broker) and WG Partners, a trading name of Charles Stanley & Co. Ltd (joint broker), to AIM-quoted Lombard Medical Technologies plc on its placing and subscription of ordinary shares to raise approximately £22 million before expenses.
Lombard is a ...
May 31, 2013, Covington E-Alert
May 31, 2013, Law360
May 16, 2013, Covington E-Alert
April 3, 2013, Covington E-Alert
3/11/2013, Bloomberg BNA Securities Regulation & Law Report
March 4, 2013, Covington E-Alert
February 26, 2013
LONDON, 26 February, 2013 — Covington & Burling advised The Hut Group Limited, one of Europe’s fastest growing online retailers and brand owners, on an equity fundraising in line with its category expansion strategy.
The London-based Covington team was led by corporate partners Natalie Walter and Kristian Wiggert, with assistance from corporate associates Karen ...
WASHINGTON, DC, February 26, 2013 — The BTI Consulting Group has named Covington & Burling partners David Martin and Henriette Tielemans to its 2013 “Client Service All-Stars” list. The BTI “Client Service All-Stars” were singled out by general counsel and direct reports at large and Fortune 1000 organizations in one-on-one interviews.
Mr. Martin, based in ...
February 13, 2013, Covington E-Alert
February 12, 2013, Covington E-Alert
February 2013, Insights
January 29, 2013, Covington Advisory
January 18, 2013, Covington Advisory
January 7, 2013
NEW YORK, January 7, 2013 — Covington & Burling advised Illumina, Inc. on its announced acquisition of Verinata Health, Inc. for cash consideration of $350 million plus up to $100 million in milestone payments through 2015.
Upon completion of the acquisition, Illumina will have access to the Verinata’s verifi® prenatal test, the broadest non-invasive prenatal ...
January 3, 2013, Covington Advisory
December 19, 2012
WASHINGTON, DC, December 19, 2012 — SandRidge Energy, Inc. today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to sell Permian Basin properties to Sheridan Production, a private operator, for $2.6 billion in cash. Covington & Burling, along with Texas-based Locke Lord, advised SandRidge on the transaction.
SandRidge will use the proceeds to reduce debt ...
November 12, 2012
NEW YORK, November 12, 2012 — Covington & Burling represented UBS Securities LLC, financial advisor to Leucadia National Corporation (NYSE: LUK), in its announced $3.6 billion acquisition of Jefferies Group, Inc. (NYSE: JEF).
Under the terms of the agreement, Leucadia will issue to shareholders holding the 71.4 percent of outstanding common stock of Jefferies ...
WASHINGTON, DC, November 7, 2012 — Covington & Burling received 97 first-tier practice rankings in the 2013 “Best Law Firms” survey by U.S. News-Best Lawyers, placing Covington among the top 10 firms nationwide. Covington was also named “Law Firm of the Year” in both FDA Law and Corporate Compliance Law. The honor is presented to one law firm in each of the ...
October 11, 2012
WASHINGTON, DC, October 11, 2012 — For the second straight year, the National Association of Corporate Directors has named Covington & Burling partner Keir Gumbs to its People to Watch list in recognition of his exemplary leadership.
Mr. Gumbs was singled out for advocating the highest standards of corporate governance. “I am delighted and honored to be ...
October 1, 2012
WASHINGTON, DC, October 1, 2012 — Covington & Burling is pleased to announce that it has elected 15 new lawyers to its partnership.
This group is comprised of diverse and talented individuals from five offices who have made their mark at the firm through exceptional work and the highest standards of client service.
“We’re delighted to welcome these 15 lawyers to ...
September 24, 2012
NEW YORK, September 24, 2012 — New York Super Lawyers selected 27 Covington & Burling lawyers for its 2012 list of top legal talent. Super Lawyers selects only five percent of the total lawyers in the state based upon peer review and the publication’s independent research.
Nineteen Covington lawyers were named New York Super Lawyers:
Jack Bodner, Mergers & ...
September 13, 2012
WASHINGTON, DC, September 13, 2012 — Best Lawyers in America named seven Covington & Burling lawyers today as “2013 Lawyer of the Year” in their respective practice areas and cities. The selected lawyers received strong ratings from their peers for their “abilities, professionalism and integrity,” in the publication’s annual survey. Best Lawyers recognizes only ...
September 10, 2012, Covington Advisory
August 29, 2012, Covington Advisory
August 27, 2012
WASHINGTON, DC, August 27, 2012 — Covington & Burling LLP lawyers received 196 individual mentions in 57 areas of law in the 2013 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. This annual compilation of top U.S. lawyers is based on peer-review surveys and is used as a referral guide in the legal profession.
The Covington lawyers recognized are as ...
August 24, 2012, Covington E-Alert
August 1, 2012, Wall Street Lawyer
August 1, 2012, Covington E-Alert
July 30, 2012, Bloomberg BNA Securities Regulation & Law Report
July 27, 2012, Covington E-Alert
June 25, 2012, Covington Advisory
June 4, 2012
NEW YORK, June 4, 2012 — Covington advised SandRidge Energy, Inc. on the sale of its non-core tertiary recovery business for $130 million to Morgan Stanley Global Private Equity portfolio company Trinity CO2 Investments. The divested properties are located in West Texas and currently produce approximately 1,100 barrels of oil per day.
SandRidge Energy is an oil ...
May 2, 2012
WASHINGTON, DC, May 2, 2012 — D.C. Super Lawyers selected 64 Covington & Burling lawyers for its 2012 list of top legal talent. Super Lawyers selects no more than five percent of the total lawyers who practice in Washington based on peer review and the publication’s independent research.
Deborah Garza and Robert Long have been named among the “Top 100” for ...
May 2012, World Securities Law Report
April 20, 2012, Covington Advisory
April 2, 2012, Covington Advisory
March 19, 2012
SAN FRANCISCO, March 19, 2012 — Covington & Burling LLP is pleased to announce that Nora Gibson, a well-regarded capital markets lawyer, has joined the firm’s corporate practice as a partner. She will be resident in the firm’s San Francisco office.
Ms. Gibson advises companies and underwriters in initial public offerings and other capital market transactions. ...
March 2012, Insights
February 15, 2012
WASHINGTON, DC, February 15, 2012 — BTI Consulting Group named Tim Hester, chair of Covington & Burling’s management committee, as one of its 2012 “Client Service All-Stars.”
The BTI “Client Service All-Stars” are North American and European lawyers who have been identified based on the unprompted, unequivocal recommendations from corporate counsel for ...
January 9, 2012, Covington E-Alert
December 8, 2011
LONDON, 8 December, 2011 — Covington & Burling LLP is pleased to announce that Kristian Wiggert has joined the firm’s European corporate group as a partner in London.
Mr. Wiggert is a US-qualified lawyer with extensive experience in cross-border financings, mergers and acquisitions, private equity and securities. His practice covers a wide range of industries, ...
December 2011, Insights
November 30, 2011
WASHINGTON, DC, November 30, 2011 — Washingtonian magazine has named 34 Covington & Burling attorneys as “Best Lawyers” in its December issue. The biennial list, compiled by the magazine’s editorial staff, identifies leading lawyers in the Washington area.
Of the approximately 800 “Best Lawyers” identified in the issue, Washingtonian included profiles of 31 ...
October 7, 2011
WASHINGTON, DC, October 7, 2011 — The National Association of Corporate Directors has named Covington & Burling partner Keir Gumbs to its People to Watch list, in recognition of his work promoting the highest standards of corporate governance.
Each year, NACD Directorship 100 identifies the most influential people in the boardroom community, including directors ...
September 27, 2011
NEW YORK, September 27, 2011 — Twenty Covington & Burling LLP lawyers are recognized in the 2011 edition of New York Super Lawyers. The annual list by Super Lawyers selects only five percent of the total lawyers in the state based upon peer review and the publication’s independent research.
Sixteen Covington lawyers were named New York Super Lawyers:
September 27, 2011, Covington E-Alert
LONDON, 23 September, 2011 — Covington & Burling LLP advised its long-standing client Indian Energy Limited, an independent power producer operating wind farms in India, on a recommended all-share takeover by Infrastructure India plc. The takeover was implemented by way of a scheme of arrangement approved by the Guernsey courts and valued Indian Energy at ...
September 7, 2011
WASHINGTON, DC, September 7, 2011 — Covington & Burling LLP lawyers received 184 individual mentions in 56 areas of law in the 2012 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. This annual compilation of top US lawyers is based on peer-review surveys and is used as a referral guide in the legal profession.
The Covington lawyers recognized are as follows: ...
September 7, 2011, Covington E-Alert
August 31, 2011
NEW YORK, August 31, 2011 — Joy Global Inc. (NASDAQ: JOYG), a worldwide leader in high-productivity mining solutions, reported today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell the drilling products business of its recently acquired LeTourneau Technologies, Inc. to Cameron International Corporation (NYSE: CAM) for $375 million in cash, subject to ...
August 23, 2011, The Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation
July 15, 2011
WASHINGTON, DC, July 15, 2011 — Joy Global Inc. (NASDAQ: JOYG), a worldwide leader in high-productivity mining solutions, reported yesterday that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire approximately 41 percent of the outstanding common stock of International Mining Machinery Holdings Ltd. (IMM), a Hong Kong listed designer and manufacturer of ...
June 10, 2011
WASHINGTON, DC, June 10, 2011 — Covington & Burling LLP received 123 individual mentions and 45 practice mentions in Chambers USA 2011. The guidebook, which ranks lawyers by state and national practice area, is designed to identify the most skilled legal practitioners based on the qualities most valued by clients.
Here are the Covington lawyers and practices ...
April 1, 2011, Corporate Accountability Report
January 31, 2011, Covington E-Alert
January/February 2011, The Corporate Governance Advisor
January 26, 2011, Covington Advisory
WASHINGTON, DC, December 20, 2010 — Covington & Burling LLP is pleased to announce that former Comptroller of the Currency John C. Dugan is rejoining the firm as a partner. Mr. Dugan will chair the firm’s Financial Institutions Group, and will advise clients on a range of legal matters affected by significantly increased regulatory requirements resulting from ...
December 7, 2010
WASHINGTON, DC, December 7, 2010 — Covington & Burling LLP is pleased to announce that Edward Yingling, President and CEO of the American Bankers Association (ABA), will be joining the firm as a partner. His practice will focus on advising financial institutions on regulatory, transactional, enforcement, and legislative matters, with particular emphasis on ...
December 2010, first published in Westlaw Business Currents
October 20, 2010, Covington Advisory
October 15, 2010, Covington E-Alert
October 12, 2010
NEW YORK, October 12, 2010 — King Pharmaceuticals and Pfizer announced today that they have entered into an agreement for Pfizer to acquire all of the outstanding stock and stock equivalents of King for $14.25 in cash per share, or aggregate consideration of $3.6 billion. Covington & Burling LLP advised King on the transaction.
King is a vertically integrated ...
October 7, 2010, Covington Advisory
August 25, 2010, Covington Advisory
August 6, 2010
WASHINGTON, DC, August 6, 2010 — Covington & Burling LLP received 138 individual mentions in 40 areas of law in the 2011 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. This annual compilation of top US lawyers is based on peer-review surveys and is used as a referral guide in the legal profession.
The Covington lawyers recognized are as follows:
July 22, 2010, Covington Advisory
July 21, 2010, Covington Advisory
July 20, 2010
NEW YORK, July 20, 2010 — SandRidge Energy, Inc. has completed its acquisition of Arena Resources, Inc., creating a combined company with an enterprise value of approximately $6.2 billion. Covington & Burling LLP advised SandRidge Energy on the transaction.
The merger closed on July 16 following special meetings of the stockholders of each company. The ...
July 2, 2010, Covington E-Alert
June 24, 2010, Covington E-Alert
June 16, 2010
WASHINGTON, DC, June 16, 2010 — Covington & Burling LLP received 112 individual mentions and 44 practice mentions in Chambers USA 2010. The guidebook, which ranks lawyers by state and national practice area, is designed to identify the most skilled legal practitioners based on the qualities most valued by clients.
Here are the Covington lawyers and practices ...
May 27, 2010, Covington E-Alert
May 24, 2010, Covington E-Alert
May 21, 2010, Covington E-Alert
May 2010, Investment Advisor Association Newsletter
April 12, 2010
NEW YORK, April 12, 2010 — Covington & Burling LLP’s Scott Smith has been named “Dealmaker of the Week” by The Am Law Daily. Mr. Smith, chair of the firm’s M&A and private equity practices, was recognized for advising SandRidge Energy in its acquisition of Arena Resources, a deal that was announced April 4.
The other members of the New York and Washington ...
March 16, 2010, Covington Advisory
February 24, 2010
LONDON, February 24, 2010 — Vernalis plc, the London main market listed pharmaceutical company, announced on 11 February the completion of a fully underwritten placing and open offer raising £30 million before expenses. Vernalis proposes to apply most of the proceeds of the fundraising to regain the right to the royalties from Menarini’s sales of frovatriptan by ...
January 28, 2010, Covington Advisory
January 5, 2010, Covington Advisory
WASHINGTON, DC, November 23, 2009 — Twenty-five Covington & Burling LLP attorneys are recognized as “Top Lawyers” in the December issue of Washingtonian magazine. The list, compiled by the magazine’s editorial staff, identifies leading lawyers in the Washington area.
Of the “Top Lawyers,” Washingtonian identified 30 as “stars of the bar.” Among them is Michael ...
November 9, 2009, Covington Advisory
October 29, 2009, Covington E-Alert
LONDON, September 2, 2009 — Indian Energy, an independent power producer operating wind farms in India, today announced its admission to AIM, raising £9.75 million before expenses through a placing of ordinary shares. Covington & Burling LLP advised Indian Energy on the transaction.
Indian Energy is focused on building a portfolio of wind power generating ...
August 12, 2009, Covington Advisory
August 7, 2009
WASHINGTON, DC, August 7, 2009 — Covington & Burling LLP received 131 individual mentions in 38 areas of law in the 2010 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. This annual compilation of top US lawyers is based on peer-review surveys and is used as a referral guide in the legal profession.
The Covington lawyers recognized are as follows:
August 5, 2009, Covington E-Alert
WASHINGTON, DC, July 22, 2009 — Energy Conversion Devices, Inc. (ECD), a NASDAQ-listed leading global manufacturer of thin-film flexible solar laminate products for the building integrated and commercial rooftop markets, and Solar Integrated Technologies, Inc. (SIT), an AIM-listed leading provider of building integrated photovoltaic roofing systems, today ...
July 20, 2009, Covington E-Alert
July 6, 2009, Covington E-Alert
July 1, 2009, Covington Advisory
June 17, 2009, Covington E-Alert
June 12, 2009
WASHINGTON, DC, June 12, 2009 — Covington & Burling LLP received 100 individual mentions and 40 practice mentions in Chambers USA 2009. The guidebook, which ranks lawyers by state and national practice area, is designed to identify the most skilled legal practitioners based on the qualities most valued by clients.
Here are the Covington lawyers and practices ...
June 10, 2009, Covington E-Alert
May 21, 2009, Covington Advisory
March 27, 2009, Covington E-Alert
February 3, 2009, Covington Advisory
December 17, 2008, Covington E-Alert
November 21, 2008, Covington E-Alert
NEW YORK, NY, October 9, 2008 — Covington & Burling LLP advised UBS AG in connection with its recently filed registration statement with the SEC covering $21.5 billion in novel Auction Rate Securities Rights. These Rights were issued by UBS in connection with its settlements with various securities regulators regarding UBS's participation in the auction rate ...
September 29, 2008
WASHINGTON, DC, September 29, 2008 — Covington & Burling LLP received 124 individual mentions in 40 areas of law in the 2009 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. This annual compilation of top US lawyers is based on peer-review surveys and is used as a referral guide in the legal profession. The Covington lawyers recognized are as follows:
August 22, 2008, Covington Advisory
WASHINGTON, DC, August 7, 2008 — On August 5, Intercell AG completed its acquisition of Iomai Corporation (now known as Intercell USA, Inc.) in a deal that will create a leading traveler’s vaccine portfolio. Covington & Burling LLP advised Intercell on the transaction.
Intercell is a growing biotechnology company which focuses on the design and development of ...
July 30, 2008, Covington Advisory
WASHINGTON, DC, June 5, 2008 — Covington & Burling LLP partner David Martin has been elected 2008-09 President of the Board of Trustees of the Securities and Exchange Commission Historical Society.
The SEC Historical Society is a non-profit institution, independent of and separate from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, which preserves and shares SEC ...
WASHINGTON, DC, April 3, 2008 — Covington & Burling LLP has announced the promotion of four new of counsels and five new special counsels in the firm’s five offices. The new of counsels are as follows:
Christopher Denig (Washington) focuses on representing clients in complex federal civil litigation (including class actions), internal corporate ...
February 2008, Insights
January 9, 2008, Covington Advisory
WASHINGTON, DC, January 8, 2008 — Joy Global Inc., a worldwide leader in high-productivity mining solutions, reported today that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire 100% of the stock of NES Investment, Co., the parent holding company of Continental Global Inc. Continental designs, manufactures, installs and services highly engineered bulk material ...
WASHINGTON, DC, November 30, 2007 — Nineteen Covington & Burling LLP attorneys are recognized as “Top Lawyers” in the December 2007 issue of Washingtonian magazine. The list, compiled by the magazine’s editorial staff based on peer recommendations, identifies leading lawyers in the Greater Washington area. Of the “Top Lawyers,” Washingtonian identified 30 as the ...
October 30, 2007, Covington E-Alert
WASHINGTON, DC, October 1, 2007 — Covington & Burling LLP announced that six of its associates have been elected to the firm’s partnership, effective today. Stuart Stock, chair of the firm’s management committee, commented, “These six outstanding men and women are representative of Covington’s depth and excellence. We are pleased to welcome them to our ...
WASHINGTON, DC, September 28, 2007 — In its inaugural year, The Legal 500 US has recognized Covington & Burling LLP’s practice excellence in 23 fields. Compiled in four volumes published in 2007, the Legal 500 US singles out the following practices:
Broadcasting and Digital
Copyright - regional
Copyright Litigation - regional
September 6, 2007
WASHINGTON, DC, September 6, 2007 — Covington & Burling LLP received 115 individual mentions in 38 areas of law in the 2008 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. This annual compilation of top US lawyers is based on peer-review surveys and is used as a referral guide in the legal profession. The recipients are as follows:
Administrative: E. Edward Bruce and ...
August 15, 2007, Covington Advisory
August 6, 2007, Covington Advisory
August 2007, Insights
July 12, 2007, Covington Advisory
July 2, 2007, Covington Advisory
July 2007, Securities Litigation & Regulation Reporter
June 29, 2007, Covington Advisory
June 18, 2007
WASHINGTON, DC, June 18, 2007 — Covington & Burling LLP received 44 practice mentions and 74 individual mentions in the newly released 2007 Chambers USA guidebook. The 2007 edition of Chambers USA attempts to identify the most skilled legal practitioners throughout the country based on the qualities most valued by clients. Covington attorneys have been ...
June 8, 2007
May 31, 2007, Covington E-Alert
April 2007, Washington Legal Foundation
April 6, 2007, Covington Advisory
March 26, 2007, Covington E-Alert
March 19, 2007, Covington Advisory
February 2007, Insights
December 28, 2006, Covington Advisory
December 19, 2006, Covington Advisory
WASHINGTON, D.C., October 16, 2006 — The board of directors of JLG Industries, Inc. (NYSE: JLG) has approved an all cash offer of $28.00 per common share to merge with, and become, a subsidiary of Oshkosh Truck Corporation (NYSE: OSK). According to JLG’s press release, the $3.2 billion merger is dependent on the approval of JLG shareholders. The transaction is ...
WASHINGTON, D.C., September 29, 2006 — Covington represented Hanesbrands Inc. in its recent spin-off from the Sara Lee Corporation. Hanesbrands began trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol HBI on September 6. ...
August 23, 2006, Covington Advisory
July 27, 2006, Covington Advisory
July 2006, PLC Magazine
June 27, 2006, Covington Advisory
June 23, 2006
NEW YORK, June 23, 2006 - The board of directors of Kerr-McGee Corp. (NYSE: KMG) has approved an all cash offer of $70.50 per common share to merge into Anadarko Petroleum Corp. (NYSE: APC). According to Kerr-McGee's press release , the $18 billion merger is dependent on the approval of Kerr-McGee stockholders. It is expected to be finalized by the end of ...
June 5, 2006
WASHINGTON, DC, June 5, 2006 - Fifty Covington & Burling lawyers practicing in 27 fields and in each of the firm's US offices were recognized as "leaders in their field" in this year's edition of Chambers USA - America's Leading Business Lawyers. The 2006 edition of Chambers USA, which was released June 2, 2006, attempts to identify the most skilled legal ...
June 2006, Focus Europe AIM Supplement, Corporate Counsel
May 26, 2006, Covington Advisory
May 8, 2006, Covington E-Alert
April 20, 2006
LONDON, April 20, 2006 - Covington & Burling has advised Baltic Oil Terminals (Baltic) on its £31.4 million placing and listing on the London Stock Exchange's AIM market. Baltic, a London-based company, has been established to invest in oil infrastructure projects and upstream activities in Russia and other countries in the former Soviet Union.Baltic will raise ...
April 2006, Capital Aberto
March 2006, Insights
January 18, 2006, BNA Corporate Counsel Weekly
January 9, 2006, Covington Advisory
January 7, 2006, Covington Advisory
December 9, 2005
WASHINGTON, D.C., December 9, 2005 - Covington & Burling represented Tronox Inc. in the completion of its initial public offering and related debt financings valued at approximately $800 million. Tronox's IPO involved 17,480,000 shares of its Class A common stock and approximate gross proceeds of $245 million.
Covington also advised on related debt ...
October 3, 2005
WASHINGTON, D.C., October 3, 2005 - Covington & Burling announced the election of ten new partners, effective October 1. Stuart Stock, chair of the firm's management committee, commented: "These exceptional lawyers reflect the strength, excellence and diversity of the firm, and the continuing growth of our practices across the firm." Covington's newest partners ...
October 2005, Insights: The Corporate & Securities Law Advisor
September 15, 2005
WASHINGTON, D.C., September 15, 2005 - Covington & Burling represented the Board of Directors of Certegy, Inc. in its merger agreement with Fidelity National Information Services (FIS), a subsidiary of Fidelity National Financial, Inc. The transaction will combine operations to form a single publicly traded entity.
According to the terms of the agreement, ...
September 13, 2005
WASHINGTON, D.C., September 13, 2005 - Forty-six Covington & Burling lawyers practicing in 27 fields were recognized in the 2006 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. The number of Covington lawyers listed increased by over 40% from the last edition. This biennial compilation of top U.S. lawyers is based on peer-review surveys and is used as a referral guide ...
September 1, 2005
WASHINGTON, D.C., September 1, 2005 - Covington & Burling advised Perseus LLC, a merchant bank and private equity fund management company, in the acquisition of Dallas-based clothing maker Haggar Corp. Perseus, along with Infinity Associates LLC and Symphony Holdings Limited, acquired Haggar in a transaction valued at approximately $212 million.
According to ...
July 26, 2005, Covington Advisory
July 8, 2005, BNA Corporate Accountability Report
June 29, 2005, Drug Information Association Annual Conference, Washington, DC
June 16, 2005, Covington Advisory
May 11, 2005
WASHINGTON, D.C., May 11, 2005 - Covington & Burling advised Mobile Satellite Ventures and TerreStar Networks Inc. in connection with a recently announced private equity deal. According to the terms of the transaction, Motient Corp., an owner of MSV, purchased $200 million of TerreStar's common stock. After the deal, Motient Corp. will own approximately 61% ...
May 10, 2005
NEW YORK, NY, May 10, 2005 - Covington & Burling represented UBS as financial advisor to Duke Energy Corp. in its recently announced merger agreement with Cinergy Corp. The all stock transaction is valued at about $9 billion, with each common share of Cinergy converting to 1.56 shares of Duke Energy. The newly formed company, called Duke Energy Corporation, ...
April 14, 2005
NEW YORK, NY, April 14, 2005 - Kerr-McGee Corporation announced today its intention to repurchase up to $4 billion of common stock through a modified "Dutch Auction" tender offer. Covington advised Kerr-McGee on this matter.Kerr-McGee has also obtained commitments from JP Morgan and Lehman Brothers, Inc., which will be used to finance the tender offer and ...
March 31, 2005
LONDON, UK, March 31, 2005 - International law firm Covington & Burling has advised Pantheon International Participations PLC ("PIP"), an investment trust company and the longest-established private equity fund of funds traded on the London Stock Exchange, on its £87.5 million placing of new redeemable shares by Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein Securities with ...
March 17, 2005
WASHINGTON, D.C., March 17, 2005 - Covington & Burling represented JLG Industries, Inc. (NYSE: JLG) in its underwritten offering of 5,750,000 shares of common stock at a price to the public of $21.97 per share. JLG will use a portion of the approximately $120 million in net proceeds to redeem $61.25 million in principal amount of the Company's 8-3/8% Senior ...
March 9, 2005, Covington Report
March 7, 2005, Covington Advisory
March 2005, Journal of Investment Compliance
November 1, 2004, Covington Advisory
October 29, 2004, Covington Advisory
October 2004, Wall Street Lawyer
September 6, 2004, BNA Securities Regulation & Law
August 13, 2004, BNA Corporate Accountability
August 5, 2004, Covington Advisory
August 2004, Benefits Practice Center, Executive Compensation Library, Journal Reports: Law and Policy (BNA)
July 2, 2004, Covington Report
April 6, 2004, Covington Advisory
March 26, 2004, Covington Advisory
February 23, 2004, Covington Report
February 18, 2004, Covington Advisory
February 12, 2004, Covington Report
February 12, 2004, Covington Advisory
January 12, 2004, Covington Advisory
January 2004, PLC Global Counsel Handbook on Corporate Governance and Directors' Duties
December 17, 2003
WASHINGTON, D.C., December 17, 2003 - Covington & Burling represented Cysive, Inc. ("Cysive"), a provider of interaction server technology, in its going private transaction that was consummated on December 1, 2003. Cysive was acquired by Snowbird Holdings, Inc. ("Snowbird"), a newly formed entity owned by Nelson A. Carbonell, Jr., Chairman of the Board of ...
December 2, 2003, Covington Advisory
December 2003/January 2004, European Lawyer
November/December 2003, The M & A Lawyer
October 2, 2003
October 2, 2003 - WASHINGTON, D.C. - Covington & Burling announced the election of five new partners, effective October 1, 2003. "These fine individuals and lawyers, who very much represent the future of our firm, reflect the firm's strengths and diversity, coming as they do from four of the firm's five offices and ranging across our corporate, life sciences, ...
October 2003, European Lawyer
September 2003, Insights
August 14, 2003
July 24, 2003, Covington Advisory
June 27, 2003, Reproduced with permission from BNA's Corporate Accountability, Vol. 1, No. 23. Copyright 2002 by The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc.
June 26, 2003, Covington Advisory
June 13, 2003, Covington Advisory
May 28, 2003, Covington Advisory
May 12, 2003
May 7, 2003, Covington Advisory
May 2003, European Lawyer
April 17, 2003, Covington Advisory
February 24, 2003, Covington Advisory
February 24, 2003
2003, Covington Advisory
January 7, 2003, Covington Advisory
December 2002, Corporate Counsel
November 27, 2002, Covington Advisory
October 17, 2002
October 17, 2002 - SAN FRANCISCO, CA - The international law firm Covington & Burling has added four associates to its growing San Francisco office. Darren D. Cooke, Vince G. Chhabria, Cameron Alston and John R. Tighe will support the firm's increasingly busy West Coast litigation practice. Together with two more associates, due to start work before year's end, ...
October 3, 2002
October 3, 2002 - WASHINGTON, D.C. - Covington & Burling announced that eight attorneys have been elected to the partnership, effective October 1, 2002. New partners in Covington's Litigation Practice include Georgia Kazakis and Edward H. Rippey. Michael S. Labson is a new partner in the firm's Food and Drug and Life Sciences Practices. Erin M. Egan and Jennifer ...
September 17, 2002, Covington Advisory
September 16, 2002, Covington Advisory
August 30, 2002
July/August 2002, European Lawyer
July 31, 2002, Covington Alert
July 26, 2002, Covington Advisory
July 19, 2002, Covington Advisory
May 8, 2002
May 8, 2002 - WASHINGTON, NEW YORK, LONDON & SAN FRANCISCO - Covington & Burling has promoted seven attorneys to counsel positions effective April 1, 2002. The new counsel are Dennis B. Auerbach, Wendy L. Feng, Marie A. Lavalleye, John B. Maclay, Lucinda Osborne, Lisa Peets and Elaine W. Stone.
Mr. Auerbach is Of Counsel in the Washington office. His ...
April 29, 2002
April 29, 2002 - WASHINGTON, D.C. and NEW YORK - International law firm Covington & Burling announced today that David B. H. Martin has joined as a partner. Mr. Martin is the immediate past Director of the Division of Corporation Finance at the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. In that role, he had responsibility for overseeing public company ...
October 1, 1999, Public Company Advocate
March 16, 1999, on behalf of the Association of Publicly Trade Companies and the National Venture Capital Association
February 1, 1999, Public Company Advocate
December 31, 1998, Public Company Advocate
August 22, 1998, ALI-ABA Postgraduate Course in Federal Securities Law
June 1, 1998, Public Company Advocate: Notes from Counsel
April 28, 1998, Lawmoney
April 20, 1998, Public Company Advocate: Notes from Counsel
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