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Telefonica Deutschland turns to longstanding advisor CMS for share issue

CMS, Latham & Watkins and McDermott Will & Emery have taken the top roles advising on Telefoncia Deutschland's €3.6bn (£2.9bn) share issue.

12 Sep 2014 | 09:07 | secure


inner image Wilson Sonsini, Davis Polk act on Twitter's $1.3bn debut debt market play

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati and Davis Polk & Wardwell have taken the lead advisory roles on Twitter's $1.3bn convertible bond fundraising.

12 Sep 2014 | 09:01 | secure

inner image Davis Polk and Sidley Austin lead as Electrolux buys GE's appliance arm for $3.3bn

Davis Polk & Wardwell and Sidley Austin have landed the leading roles advising Swedish manufacturer Electrolux on its $3.3bn (£2bn) purchase of US-based General Electric’s (GE’s) appliances business.

10 Sep 2014 | 00:33 | secure

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Slaughter and May, local trio advise as Standard Life sells Canadian operation for £2.2bn

A trio of local heavyweights secured the mandates alongside Slaughter and May advising Standard Life on the £2.2bn sale of its Canadian business to Toronto headquartered insurer Manulife.

05 Sep 2014 | 00:10 | secure

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Hogan Lovells, Linklaters and MoFo lead on Balfour Beatty US sell off

Hogan Lovells, Linklaters and Morrison & Foerster have secured roles advising on the acquisition of construction giant Balfour Beatty's US professional services division by Canadian company WSP Global Inc.

05 Sep 2014 | 00:09 | secure

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Mills & Reeve, Laffer Abogados and Brabners advise as Man United complete £60m Di Maria signing

Mills & Reeve, Spanish firm Laffer Abogados and Liverpool outfit Brabners Chaffe Street have taken the advisory roles on Argentinian footballer Angel Di Maria's transfer to Manchester United from Real Madrid for a British record fee of £59.7m.

28 Aug 2014 | 15:59 | secure

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Debevoise, Latham advise as Amazon buys gaming site for $970m

Debevoise & Plimpton and Latham & Watkins have won the leading roles advising Amazon.com on its agreement to buy online gaming network Twitch Interactive for $970m (£585m).

27 Aug 2014 | 00:05 | secure

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Anatomy of a deal: Why it's no surprise there was so little UK involvement in Boots sale

To some observers, the absence of two of the UK's biggest law firms from a place around the deal table at one of the standout takeovers of the year so far will have raised eyebrows.

18 Aug 2014 | 13:31 | secure

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Allen & Overy tops capital market rankings for H1 2014 as total deal value grows

Allen & Overy (A&O) topped both the bank and issuer rankings for debt capital market transactions in the first six months of 2014, according to Thomson Reuters' latest global league tables.

15 Aug 2014 | 10:47 | secure

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Skadden and Cravath secure advisory roles on $600m banana bid

Cravath Swaine & Moore and Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom have won roles on an unsolicited bid for US fruit giant Chiquita Brands International by Cutrale Group and the Safra Group.

13 Aug 2014 | 18:16 | secure

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CC and Latham advise as Siemens sells health data unit to Cerner for $1.3bn

Clifford Chance (CC) and Latham & Watkins have bagged the mandates on the $1.3bn (£770m) cash sale of German engineering group Siemens' hospital IT business to US provider Cerner.

07 Aug 2014 | 15:28 | secure

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Allen & Overy joins US heavyweights on historic £5.6bn Boots buy out

Allen & Overy (A&O), Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz and Gibson Dunn & Crutcher have snared the key advisory roles on the £5.6bn takeover of UK pharmacy chain Alliance Boots by US drugs giant Walgreens.

07 Aug 2014 | 00:00 | secure

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Baker & McKenzie instructed on landmark Gherkin sale

Baker & Mckenzie is advising on the sale of London's landmark Gherkin building, which is expected to attract bids of around £650m after falling into receivership in April.

30 Jul 2014 | 11:27 | secure

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Ex-Travers partner signs first deals for clients since Reed Smith move

Reed Smith's London office has completed its first deals for new clients BlueBay Asset Management and Intermediate Capital Group (ICG), following the hire of leveraged finance partner Ben Davis from Travers Smith.

29 Jul 2014 | 00:51 | secure

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Raft of firms tune in for BSkyB's acquisition of Sky Italia and Sky Deutschland

Allen & Overy (A&O), Herbert Smith Freehills, Linklaters and Clifford Chance (CC) are among the firms taking roles on BSkyB's acquisition of Sky Italia and a 57% stake in Sky Deutschland from 21st Century Fox.

28 Jul 2014 | 00:24 | secure