Freshfields advises Paddy Power Betfair on FanDuel merger talks after US sports betting ruling

Wilson Sonsini and Shepherd & Wedderburn among other advisers on merger talks

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is advising Paddy Power Betfair on its proposed merger with US fantasy sports website FanDuel.

City corporate Oliver Lazenby is leading the Freshfields team advising the FTSE 100 gambling company, with the news of the proposed merger coming after a landmark ruling from the US Supreme Court which could legalise sports betting across the country.

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