Magic circle firms centre stage as Carillion holds talks with lenders to stave off collapse

Raft of firms advising as embattled government contractor holds crisis meeting at CC's HQ

Clifford Chance (CC), Slaughter and May and Linklaters are among a line-up of law firms advising as Carillion fights for survival, amid a Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) investigation into the company following multiple profit warnings.

The construction services company, which reportedly has debts of as much as £1.5bn, is a major government contractor, and is involved in a number of long-term projects including the HS2 London to Birmingham rail line and the London Crossrail development.

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