A&O and Macfarlanes among big-name adviser line-up on Disney's $52.4bn 21st Century Fox deal

Skadden, Cravath, Simpson Thacher and Hogan Lovells also working on media mega-deal

Allen & Overy (A&O) and Macfarlanes are advising alongside a line-up of top US law firms on Disney’s acquisition of most of 21st Century Fox’s assets, in a deal valued at about $52.4bn.

The mega-deal, which combines two of the world’s largest entertainment companies, has generated work for nearly a dozen Am Law 100 and Global 100 firms.

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