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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


inner image 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

inner image 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

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Allen & Overy, Latham advise on Iceland Foods £950m bond issue

Allen & Overy (A&O) and Latham & Watkins have acted on a £950m high yield bond issue by frozen food retailer Iceland Foods.

25 Jul 2014 | 00:16 | secure

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Herbert Smith and Freshfields advise as Liberty Global buys stake in ITV

Herbert Smith Freehills and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer have advised on US cable giant Liberty Global's £481m purchase of a stake in ITV.

21 Jul 2014 | 00:05 | secure

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Skadden, Cravath and Hogan Lovells advise on Rupert Murdoch's Time Warner play

Skadden, Cravath and Hogan Lovells, have all taken roles on the 21st Century Fox bid to take over Time Warner.

18 Jul 2014 | 00:49 | secure

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Bakers and Clifford Chance take lead roles on Hong Kong Airlines IPO

Baker & McKenzie and Clifford Chance are understood to be advising on the IPO of Hong Kong airlines, estimated to worth approximately $500m.

17 Jul 2014 | 09:26 | secure

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Jones Day, Simpson Thacher light up on mega £16bn US tobacco deal

Jones Day and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett are among a clutch of firms to have landed prize mandates on Reynolds American’s mammoth $27.4bn planned acquisition of rival Lorillard.

16 Jul 2014 | 09:40 | secure

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Skadden and Cravath strike sweet deal as Lindt closes in on US candy rival purchase

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom and Cravath Swaine & Moore have landed leading advisory roles as Swiss chocolate company Lindt & Sprungli has agreed a deal to buy US rival Russell Stover.

15 Jul 2014 | 10:00 | secure

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Cleary Gottlieb advises on Icelandic bank creditor negotiations

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton is advising Iceland's government in its negotiations with the creditors of the country's largest banks to ease capital controls in place six years ago.

15 Jul 2014 | 00:30 | secure

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Freshfields and Linklaters take a slice of the action as PizzaExpress sold to China’s Hony

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Linklaters have won the leading roles advising on the sale of restaurant chain PizzaExpress to Chinese investment group Hony Capital for £900m.

14 Jul 2014 | 11:31 | secure

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A&O and Linklaters advise on $1.3bn Glencore credit deal

Allen and Overy and Linklaters have advised on a $1.3bn credit facility for energy giant Glencore to finance the purchase of crude oil from the Republic of Chad's national oil company Société des Hydrocarbures du Tchad (SHT).

10 Jul 2014 | 12:59 | secure

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Slaughters and Bakers secure roles as Rolls-Royce forms JV with European defence company

The terms of the deal will see each company own 50% of the business, which will be headquartered in France with further operations in the UK and Germany. Both have signed a memorandum of understanding, with definitive agreements expected to be finalis...

09 Jul 2014 | 12:05 | secure

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A round-up of the top M&A deals for H1 2014

A comprehensive look at the biggest UK and global deals from the first half of 2014, featuring mandates for Linklaters, Osborne Clarke and Davis Polk & Wardwell

04 Jul 2014 | 00:00 | secure

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Freshfields, Skadden, Kirkland lead M&A pack at half-year point amid strong deal recovery

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has dominated the European and UK M&A rankings by deal value and volume for the first half of 2014, amid a 56% year-on-year uptick in global deal-making.

03 Jul 2014 | 18:05 | secure




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