The firm served as lead counsel in representing a major multinational corporation headquartered in Switzerland in two related international arbitration proceedings against a consortium of Swiss and German insurance companies for coverage in connection with several nationwide consumer class-actions and lawsuits brought by the client’s competitors alleging false designation of origin, false advertising and unfair and deceptive trade practices. Our client sought coverage under the “advertising injury” provisions of worldwide excess/umbrella policies issued by the consortium. Both arbitrations were ad hoc proceedings before well-known international arbitrators. The first proceeding settled favorably before the hearings. In the second proceeding, hearings were conducted in Zurich, Switzerland, after which the Panel issued a substantial monetary award to our client.

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Pennington Seed, Inc. & Pennington Seed of Nebraska, Inc. v. United Industries Corp., d/b/a Spectrum Brands
Represented United Industries Corporation (d/b/a Spectrum Brands) in trademark litigation against a competitor and successfully settled the matter more
Initial public offering for Interland Inc.
Represented Interland Inc., a web hosting company, in its $60 million initial public offering. more
Establishment of real estate fund and acquisition of seven billion kronor portfolio
Represented the largest private equity company in northern Europe in the establishment of an opportunistic fund with investors consisting of more
Acquisition of marine cargo handling company
Represented a global market-leading company in its acquisition of Swedish group (bulk handling systems for terminal and self-unloading ship more