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Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (Jean Grayson, Thomas Lebbig, Ulrike Rein) advised E.On Ruhrgas International on its €772m (£540.9m) acquisition of a majority and controlling stake in the midstream gas business of MOL Hungarian Oil and Gas. MOL advised by Baker & McKenzie.
Allen & Overy (Peter Beinenstock, Marc Fieder, Pierre-Olivier Mahieu) advised Australian private equity fund Macquarie Airports Group on its bid to acquire a 70 per cent controlling stake in Brussels International Airport Company for €735m (£515m). Brussels International Airport was advised by Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton.
Latham & Watkins (William Cernius) and Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft (Linda Swartz) advised US-based Infonet Services Corporation on BT’s agreement to acquire all the outstanding shares of the company for €583.93m (£409.2m). BT advised by Allen & Overy and Jones Day.
Slaughter and May (Graham Earles, Jonathan Fenn, Stephen Cooke) advised Cazenove on its €72m (£50.5m) joint venture with JPMorgan. JPMorgan advised by Linklaters. The new joint venture company will be called JPMorgan Cazenove.
Eversheds (Robin Johnson, Kate Irvine, Paul Johnson) advised Trefick, a UK-based property company, on its acquisition of a 70.02 per cent stake in Headway, a managed workspace provider. Headway advised by DLA Group.
Cooley Godward (Keith Flaum, Kathryn Walker Hall) advised eBay International on its acquisition of Marktplaats, a Dutch internet trading firm. Loyens & Loeff advised Marktplaats.