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Allen & Overy and Linklaters advise as Aviva touts £5.6bn merger with Friends Life

Allen & Overy (A&O) and Linklaters have snared the prize mandates on insurance giant Aviva’s proposed merger with Friends Life.

24 Nov 2014 | 11:38 | secure


US trio lead as oil giants Halliburton and Baker Hughes come together in $34bn deal

Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz, Davis Polk & Wardwell and Sullivan & Cromwell have taken lead roles on the mammoth $34.6bn (£22bn) merger of oil drillers Halliburton and Baker Hughes.

18 Nov 2014 | 14:25 | secure

inner image CMS buys 1,000 Microsoft tablets for London lawyers as firm prepares to move to landline free office

Every London-based fee earner at CMS Cameron McKenna (CMS UK) will be given a Microsoft tablet computer after the firm bought 1,000 of the devices ahead of its move into a new City HQ.

12 Nov 2014 | 00:14 | secure

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Slaughters and Freshfields join US firms on $1.85bn Cable & Wireless deal

Slaughter and May and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer are advising on Cable & Wireless Communications' (CWC) proposed acquisition of Latin American telecoms provider Columbus International for $1.85bn (£1.15bn).

07 Nov 2014 | 00:05 | secure

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Cleary Gottlieb and White & Case scoop top roles as Numericable raises €4.7bn through rights issue

Cleary Gottlieb and White & Case have advised on a €4.7bn (£3.68bn) rights issue by France's sole major cable operator Numericable Group.

04 Nov 2014 | 00:24 | secure

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Baker & Mckenzie and Norton Rose Fulbright act on £1.35bn Battersea Power Station financing

Baker & Mckenzie and Norton Rose Fulbright scored the advisory mandates on a £1.35bn financing deal for London's iconic Battersea Power Station.

29 Oct 2014 | 12:07 | secure

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Macfarlanes, Travers Smith and Latham lead sale of Gorkana to US rival

Macfarlanes, Travers Smith and Latham & Watkins have scooped the lead roles on the sale of media intelligence website Gorkana to the owner of rival PR software provider Cision in a deal valued at up to £200m.

23 Oct 2014 | 11:19 | secure

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Clifford Chance and Allen & Overy advise on government's £2.7bn 'bad bank' mortgage sale

Clifford Chance (CC) and Allen & Overy (A&O) have won the leading roles on the UK government’s disposal of £2.7bn of ‘bad bank’ mortgages to a consortium led by JP Morgan.

23 Oct 2014 | 00:23 | secure

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Pinsent Masons and Kennedys scrum down on Wasps' Coventry stadium deal

Pinsent Masons and Kennedys have advised on the sale of Coventry's Ricoh Arena to Wasps in a deal that will see the Premiership rugby club play their home matches 80 miles north of their current ground as of December.

21 Oct 2014 | 00:06 | secure

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Slaughters, Clifford Chance among firms sealing £2.3bn debt restructuring for Punch Taverns

Slaughter and May, Clifford Chance (CC) and Hogan Lovells are among the lead advisers on pubs giant Punch Taverns’ £2.3bn debt refinancing.

15 Oct 2014 | 10:53 | secure

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SullCrom, Freshfields and Cleary called up for €1bn Euro Disney bailout

Sullivan & Cromwell, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton have landed key roles advising on the €1bn (£790m) emergency rescue package for Euro Disney.

15 Oct 2014 | 00:10 | secure

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Freshfields set to lead on UK government sale of Eurostar stake as bidding begins

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is advising the UK government on the sale of its 40% stake in high-speed train operator Eurostar.

14 Oct 2014 | 10:11 | secure

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Hogan Lovells, Latham, Morgan Lewis snare starring roles on film studio deal

Hogan Lovells, Latham & Watkins and Morgan Lewis & Bockius have advised on the creation of a $1bn (£623m) Hollywood studio to be run by the former head of Warner Brothers Motion Picture Group, Jeff Robinov.

13 Oct 2014 | 00:05 | secure

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Two Birds flown in as Virgin's Dreamliners prepare for takeoff

Bird & Bird, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Dentons have all won roles on Virgin Atlantic's sale and leaseback of 11 new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft, valued at over $100m (£62m) each.

09 Oct 2014 | 00:05 | secure

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Linklaters and Freshfields top tables for UK and Europe M&A as total deal value soars

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Linklaters have topped the UK and European M&A rankings by deal volume and value for the first three quarters of 2014.

08 Oct 2014 | 00:26 | secure