Here’s your recap of what happened in the worlds of business and law over the weekend of December 9-11, 2011; as brought to you by Attorneys Corporation Service Inc.; your source for 24 hour incorporation services at low prices:

The estate of Lehman Brothers Holdings is planning to make a cash offer for a stake of Archstone it doesn’t already own.

Florida law firm Ruden McClosky used the bankruptcy process to sell itself for $7.8 million.

The China Petrochemical Corporation struck a deal with ConocoPhillips and Origin Energy to buy 3.3 million metric tons of natural gas a year from a $20 billion venture.

Commercial and industrial lending rose at an average annual rate of nearly 10 percent in the third quarter, the highest since 2008.

Venture capitalist Marc Andreessen clarified on his blog on Friday that neither he nor his partner Jeff Jordan would take an operational role at Yahoo, despite rumors to the contrary.

Lufthansa confirmed today that it had received a rival bid from Virgin Atlantic Airways for British Midland.

Today, the London Stock Exchange Group agreed to buy the remaining 50% stake it doesn’t already own in financial index business FTSE International for 450 million, or $701 million, from publishing house Pearson.

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