Sutherland represented Kimberly-Clark Corporation, as insurance counsel, in agreements with Prudential and Massachusetts Mutual for group annuity contracts that will transfer payment responsibility for retirement pension benefits owed to approximately 21,000 Kimberly-Clark retirees in the United States to the two insurers.
Lino Mendiola III joins Sutherland’s Energy, Environmental and Commodities Practice Group as a partner in the Austin office, expanding the firm’s practice in Texas and its services related to energy regulatory and litigation matters.
Law360 named Sutherland Tax Practice Group of the Year, calling the firm a "tax powerhouse" for its complex audit and litigation work. The award is given annually to firms that have the biggest wins and work on the most important deals over a one-year period.
Captive Review named Sutherland Tax Advisory Firm of the Year for the second consecutive year in its 2014 U.S. Captive Service Awards. Judged by a panel of captive owners and risk managers and presented by the leading trade publication focused on risk management and captive insurance, the awards celebrate innovation, commitment and expertise in the captive insurance field.
Sutherland’s latest blog, the SharpeFundsLaw blog, provides timely discussions of emerging issues for hedge funds, private equity funds, real estate funds and their investors. For more information, please visit www.sharpefundslaw.com.
In the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2015 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP scored 100% for the sixth year in a row in the study benchmarking important employer benefits and protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) employees and their families.
Sutherland represents agribusiness giant Olam International in the acquisition of McCleskey Mills, Inc., the third largest United States peanut sheller, for $176 million.
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