Deals summary

Norton Rose (Andrew Bamber) advised TXU on the £13.bn sale of Eastern Electricity and 24seven to London Electricity. London Electricity advised by Denton Wilde Sapte and Linklaters & Alliance. Arrangers for the debt facility advised by Allen & Overy.

Linklaters & Alliance (Fiona Hobbs) advised Equate Petrochemical on the $900m (£637.7m) refinancing of its polyethylene and ethylene glycol plant in Kuwait. Citibank, National Bank of Kuwait and Kuwait Finance House advised by Clifford Chance.

Lovells (Tim Lester) advised lead manager BNP Paribas on the largest ever collateralised debt obligation in Japan. Walkers advised issuer Serena Finance.

Taylor Joynson Garrett (Joe Coffey) advised on the establishment of two hedge funds, which have been listed on the Irish stock exchange. Alektor Fund was set up in the Cayman Islands and listed in October and Jacobson Global Hedge Fund was set up in Bermuda and listed in July. Alektor advised by Walkers. Jacobson advised by Mello Jones & Martin.