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This year, The Lawyer’s annual ranking of the largest UK law firms by turnover is available as an interactive, digital benchmarking tool. For the first time this will allow you to manipulate each data set against the metrics of your choice.
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom is battling on behalf of DaimlerChrysler against a lawsuit brought by a billionaire investor.
The suit, first filed by billionaire Kirk Kerkorian’s investment vehicle Tracinda in November 2000, is alleging that Daimler-Benz misrepresented its 1998 combination with Chrysler Corp.
It is alleged Daimler-Benz took over Chrysler and did not carry out a “merger of equals”, as the deal had been billed by the German group.
The trial, where Kerkorian is believed to be seeking at least $1bn (£578.9m) in damages, began on 1 December. Tracinda’s lead counsel on the case is Los Angeles firm Christensen Miller Fink Jacobs Glaser Weil & Shapiro.
Morris Nichols Arsht & Tunnell, which filed the original suit, has also retained a role on the case, and New York’s Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson is also involved.