Lawyer exits and entrances have made for a complex cast list of firms benefitting from the redevelopment of the Battersea Power Station area
Finance practices’ flickering flame of hope was soon snuffed out in 2012/13, as banks remained hobbled by litigation and the glow of Asian salvation proved a false dawn. By Natalie Stanton
From Coronation Street to Legoland to Serie A football – glamorous transactions were grist for the mill last month, gilding the lily of big energy and infrastructure deals
DLA Piper, HSF and DWF benefit from consolidation, while Freshfields’ global view makes it leader of the RPP pack, with a cool £4.5m. By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart
Good old British household names dominated the deals listings in September, with Ribena and Royal Mail leading the iconic pack. By Natalie Stanton
City Latest Deals
Kuwaiti property company St Martins has bought the More London estate from London Bridge Holdings for an estimated £1.7bn, marking one of the UK’s largest-ever commercial property deals.
The Hogan Lovells team which recently jumped ship to launch a German office for Morrison & Foerster (MoFo) has won its first M&A instruction since moving, advising Axel Springer on the acquisition of 24-hour news station N24 Media.
Davis Polk & Wardwell and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer have secured lead roles in the $2.5bn (£1.5bn) IPO of China Cinda Asset Management, Hong Kong’s biggest global offering so far this year.
Allen & Overy (A&O), Ashurst and Clifford Chance have advised on German drugs and chemicals group Merck’s £1.6bn acquisition of AZ Electronic Materials.
Reed Smith, Allen & Overy and Clifford Chance were among firms advising on the restructuring of a £662m residential mortgaged-backed securitisation (RMBS) by Eurosail-UK ...