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This year, The Lawyer’s annual ranking of the largest UK law firms by turnover is available as an interactive, digital benchmarking tool. For the first time this will allow you to manipulate each data set against the metrics of your choice.
Burges Salmon (Alan Barr, William Neville) advised Milk Link on the formation of £33m joint venture Staplemead Dairy Products with Express Dairies. Express Dairies was advised by Ashurst Morris Crisp while financiers Rabobank and Barclays were advised by Allen & Overy.
Wragge & Co (Andrew Harrison) advised five former Enron directors who have bought out Px Limited from the administrators. The company will operate the £100m Teesside Gas Processing Plant and the £800m Teesside Power Station. Enron's administrator PricewaterhouseCoopers was advised by Linklaters.
Davis Polk & Wardwell (John Bick, Paul Kingsley) is advising Marks & Spencer on the $160m (£102m) sale of its subsidiary - US-based Kings Super Markets - to D'Agostino Supermarkets. D'Agostino was advised by Jones Day Reavis & Pogue.
Field Fisher Waterhouse (Charles Whiddington) advised the Bank of Scotland, Société Générale, Banco Santander Central Hispano and Sanpaolo IMI on the competition aspects of establishing Centradia, a London-based joint venture that will provide an electronic business-to-business trading platform.
CMS Cameron McKenna is advising Cape on the sale of its manufacturing division Cape Calsil to Promat Glasgow for approximately £9.2m. Promat advised by Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw.
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton in New York is advising a consortium comprising Texas Pacific Group, Bain Capital Partners and Goldman Sachs Capital Partners on its acquisition of Burger King Corporation from Diageo for $2.26bn (£1.44bn) in cash. Diageo was advised by Sullivan & Cromwell.