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Clifford Chance corporate partner Joachim Fleury has been instructed as Nokia offers to buy the 52 per cent of UK-based Symbian it does not already own.
The Finnish mobile phone maker has previously used Shearman & Sterling in London and prior to this deal Clifford Chance had only acted for Nokia in Europe.
Fleury said: “We’ve done substantial work for Nokia in other countries and it has been a client for over 20 years. Still, this is a major development.”
The directors of Symbian, which creates operating systems ;for ;advanced mobile phones, called on regular corporate adviser Slaughter and May, led by partner Richard de Carle.
Symbian is majority-owned by a consortium of mobile phone companies: Sony Ericsson, represented by Eversheds partner Paul Pugh; Siemens, represented by Norton Rose partner Chris Pearson; and Samsung and Panasonic, which both relied on in-house counsel.
Slaughters also advised Ericsson’s shareholders through a Chinese wall.