The firm opens two new offices, one in Tokyo and one in Jersey City, NJ.
Hughes Hubbard & Reed wins a unanimous defense verdict on behalf of longtime client Merck & Co., Inc., in the first Vioxx product liability trial held in plaintiff-friendly Madison County, III. Merck announced a ground-breaking resolution of about 60,000 claims, capping a six-year effort widely seen as a major victory for the pharmaceutical company.
The firm represents the Trustee in the $123 billion liquidation of Lehman Brothers, the largest bankruptcy in history.
The firm represents the Trustee in $40 billion failure of MFGlobal Inc., the largest bankruptcy of a commodities brokerage and the eighth largest bankruptcy in history.
The firm opens a new office in Kansas City.
Hughes Hubbard argues successfully in the U.S. Supreme Court in what is reported to be the first treaty arbitration case considered there.
The firm wins consecutive complete victories regarding softwood lumber for the Government of Canada in two state-to-state LCIA arbitrations concerning a dispute referred to by The Economist as “the biggest trade battle on the planet.”
The firm wins the first Legal 500 United States Award for “International Arbitration – Team of the Year.”
Hughes Hubbard represents Merck in its $9.5 billion public acquisition of Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and its $3.85 billion public acquisition of Idenix Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
The firm obtains favorable judgments from courts in both Delaware and Toronto in a first of its kind, simultaneous cross-border trial involving $7.3 billion in proceeds.
Hughes Hubbard represents Fibria in its $900 million financing and the deal is named 2015 Trade Finance Deal of the Year by Latin Finance.
The firms wins a landmark decision before the World Bank Sanctions Board.