Goodwin, MoFo, Slaughters guide $478 mln bio-pharma acquisition
U.S. law firm Morrison Foerster has advised Japan’s Kyowa Kirin on its $477.6 million acquisition of British biopharmaceutical company Orchard Therapeutics, which was represented by Goodwin Procter. Slaughter & May was Orchard’s UK legal advisor.
Shearman, Kirkland, MoFo advise on Softbank’s sale of U.S. fund to Mubadala
Shearman & Sterling has advised Abu Dhabi's sovereign weal fund Mubadala Investment on its acquisition of a majority stake in U.S. asset manager Fortress Investment Group from Japan's SoftBank Group, which turned to Morrison Foerster for counsel. Kirkland & Ellis represented Fortress.
Sticking It Out
In February, Adrian Tan, the new president of the Law Society of Singapore, called on the legal industry to modernize in order to staunch the flow of lawyers leaving the profession, saying it was “tougher to be a young lawyer now, than at any time in history.” While firms are adjusting policies to be more accommodating, senior practitioners advise junior lawyers to enter the profession with a game plan and make finding their passion a priority.