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Herrick is significantly strengthening its Corporate Practice with the arrival of counsel Barbaros Karaahmet
November 2011 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP
Barbaros Karaahmet, a prominent Turkish-American attorney based in New York, has joined the firm, bringing with him a dynamic and well-established practice. Mr. Karaahmet has significant experience in advising domestic and international clients on U.S-Turkey business ventures and will work with his Herrick colleagues to provide a full range of counsel and assistance on mergers and acquisitions, real estate, tax, private equity, corporate and project finance, and all types of cross-border litigation and transactions.
Regulators Eye Chinese Wall for Reverse Mergers
September 13, 2011 -- Compliance Week
Irwin Kishner notes that the major stock exchanges' regulations regarding companies that want to go public in the U.S. via a reverse merger are attributable to some highly publicized frauds and collapses of share prices among Chinese companies that employed reverse mergers. The major exchanges now require companies that want to go public via reverse mergers to to file annual reports with the SEC, list for at least a year on a regulated exchange and maintain a minimum share price.
Colgate Buys Unilever Business for $940 Million
March 29, 2011 -- The New York Times DealBook
This online version of DealBook -- the section of The New York Times that covers mergers, acquisitions and capital raises -- notes that Herrick represented Unilever in its $215 million acquisition of Colgate-Palmolive's Colombian laundry detergent business.
Colgate (CL) To Acquire Sanex from Unilever (UL) in $940M Deal; To Sell Colombia Unit to Unilever for $215M
March 28, 2011 -- Streetinsider.com
This story notes Herrick's representation -- in the persons of Edward B. Stevenson and Johanna L. Ferraro -- of Unilever in that company's acquisition of Colgate-Palmolive's Colombian laundry detergent business. The $215 million deal was part of a deal that saw Unilever sell its Sanex division to Colgate-Palmolive, and the coverage notes that Unilever's associate general counsel, David A. Schwartz, was instrumental in the acquisition.
Slaughters and Wachtell take lead on Colgate-Unilever double deal
March 28, 2011 -- Legalweek.com
The work of Edward B. Stevenson and Johanna L. Ferraro on behalf of Unilever, in its $215 million acquisition of Colgate-Palmolive's Colombian laundry detergent business, is noted. So too is the role played by Unilever's assistant general counsel, David A. Schwartz. The acquisition was part of a two-pronged transaction that also saw Unilever sell its Sanex division to Colgate-Palmolive.
Think Global, Stay Local: Working From Home
October 2008 -- American Lawyer
This feature includes Herrick as one of the most prominent American law firms doing significant international legal work without having offices overseas. It mentions our insurance and reinsurance work in the U.K., France and Germany; Japanese corporate practice; and international art practice.
Symposium shows what Israeli markets have to offer
September 26, 2008 -- The Jewish State
Ronald Levine is mentioned in this story about a Herrick, Feinstein-sponsored symposium on business opportunities in this region for Israeli companies. Ron, a member of the New Jersey-Israel Commission, notes that New Jersey is a significant exporter to Israel and that 70 Israeli companies have operations in New Jersey.