Freshfields, Maclays and Slaughters lead on Standard Life and Aberdeen Asset Management merger

Magic circle duo and Scots firm take top roles on merger of fund managers

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Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Slaughter and and May and Maclay Murray & Spens have taken the lead roles on the merger of Aberdeen Asset Management and Standard Life.

The combination of the fund managers will create a company with around 9,000 employees, overseeing assets worth £660bn.

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