Allen & Overy and DLA among advisers on $47bn Qualcomm-NXP mega-deal

Paul Weiss, Cravath and Skadden also take roles on 'largest semiconductor deal in history'


Allen & Overy (A&O), DLA Piper and Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison are among a raft of firms to have picked up roles on mobile phone chipmaker Qualcomm’s proposed $47bn (£38.6bn) acquisition of NXP Semiconductors.

The transaction, which has been described as the largest semiconductor deal in history, is the first major deal that M&A heavyweight Scott Barshay has advised on since leaving Cravath Swaine & Moore in April to join Paul Weiss. Barshay’s role on the deal represents the first time that Paul Weiss has advised Qualcomm, a San Diego-based producer of semiconductors and other equipment used in the telecoms sector.

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