Hunton Andrews Kurth counseled Hospitality Properties Trust in a $2.Four billion real estate investment trust deal in which HPT acquired a net hire portfolio from Spirit MTA REIT. The portfolio includes 774 carrier-orientated retail houses internet leased to tenants in 22 unique industries. Morrison & Foerster stated it represented Bank of America Merrill Lynch in its function as economic advisor to HPT inside the deal.
Legal tech corporations that gather and put up statistical information on judges’ selections could withstand 5 years in jail underneath a new French justice reform regulation, a report says. The measure, doubtlessly the primary of its type, objectives to prevent groups targeted on litigation prediction and analytics from publishing analytical records on unique judges’ court docket decisions. The record cites prison tech experts in France who stated the measure grew out of judges’ preference to live anonymous and fears approximately what synthetic intelligence-powered analysis ought to screen about their choices. (Artificial Lawyer)
Former Williams & Connolly litigation associate and Pfizer top legal professional Allen Waxman has taken a job as CEO and president of the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution, a worldwide nonprofit that promotes dispute prevention and determination services and practices, the New York-based totally enterprise said. Waxman, most lately at Roivant Sciences, a begin-up constructing biotech and healthcare technology corporations, became also associate and existence sciences organization chair at Kaye Scholer, now a part of Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer. He begins the brand new job Aug. 15, replacing Noah J. Hanft, who’s a former Mastercard GC
Crowell & Moring turns 40, it’s eying boom a ways past its Washington base. (BLAW through BLB)
McDermott Will & Emery grabbed Mayer Brown Supreme Court and appellate companions Paul W. Hughes and Michael B. Kimberly, who between them have argued 10 cases earlier than the high court docket. (BLAW via BLB)
Mayer Brown and a Stanford Law School project won the discharge of a nonviolent perpetrator who’d served 23 years of a lifestyles sentence below California’s three moves regulation, for a conviction for “joyriding.”
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler brought former Sotheby’s Inc. Senior vp and associate trendy recommend Anne-Laure Alléhaut as New York-based totally recommend in its art & museum exercise
Hughes Hubbard brought two lawyers to its Latin American practice. International disputes litigator Diego Durán de la Vega joined as partner in Washington, coming back from Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan. Project finance attorney James K. Alford joins as counsel from Stinson and could cut up his time between Washington and Miami.
BakerHostetler’s federal coverage team in Washington introduced a former leader suggest of the House Financial Services Committee, Kevin Edgar, who joined as counsel.
King & Spalding grabbed financial restructuring companions from Latham & Watkins, with Roger Schwartz joining in New York, and Matthew Warren making the flow in Chicago.