Slaughters, Freshfields and Maclays to share £15m in fees from Standard Life Aberdeen merger

Scheme of arrangement details legal fees for firms advising on fund managers' tie-up

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Slaughter and May, Freshfields Bruckhas Deringer and Maclay Murray & Spens are set to share £15.6m in legal fees for their work on the merger of fund managers Aberdeen Asset Management and Standard Life.

The combination of the fund managers, announced this March, will create a company known as Standard Life Aberdeen, overseeing total assets worth £660bn. Freshfields and Maclays are advising Aberdeen on the tie-up, while Slaughters is acting for Standard Life.

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