Author: | Published: 1 Jun 2005

Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz and Sullivan & Cromwell advised the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on its headline-grabbing acquisition of electronic trading system Archipelago. When completed, the deal will enable the NYSE to become a public company and might spell the end of its 200-year old floor-based auction trading system. O'Melveny & Myers also advised the NYSE with Sullivan & Cromwell representing Archipelago.

Following closely the announcement of the NYSE-Archipelago merger, the NYSE's main rival, Nasdaq, released details of an...