Magic circle duo and Gibson Dunn check out roles on Asda-Sainsbury's merger

Trio of firms advising as UK's second and third largest supermarkets confirm merger plan

Slaughter and May, Linklaters and Gibson Dunn & Crutcher are all advising on the proposed merger of supermarket giants Asda and Sainsbury’s, a deal that is set to reshape the UK’s grocery industry.

The merger discussions between the UK’s second- and third-largest food retailers were revealed this weekend, with an announcement to the London Stock Exchange this morning (30 April) confirming the details of the proposed deal.

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