The Lawyer Africa Elite 2014 features an in-depth look at 46 leading independent firms’ strategies in 15 key sub-Saharan jurisdictions, as well as the views of in-house counsel from some of Africa’s largest companies... Read more
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.
Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy (Kevin Muzilla) is advising ING Barings as lead manager and Morgan Stanley and Barclays Capital as co-managers on a $200m (£142.2m) high-yield bond issue by Dutch energy service Bluewater. Bluewater advised by Linklaters (Cecil Quillen) and De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek on Dutch law.
Sidley Austin Brown & Wood (Elizabeth Uwaifo, Paul Matthews) advised KBC Bank as arranger and joint lead manager on the g2bn (£1.22bn) synthetic collateralised debt obligation of a portfolio of bonds and loans. Joint lead manager Credit Suisse First Boston was advised by Linklaters (James Dickson).
Mayer Brown & Platt (Douglas Doetsche) and Brazilian firm Pinheiro Neto advised Banco do Brasil on a $450m (£319.94m) securitisation backed by remittance rights originated abroad. Lead underwriter Merrill Lynch advised by Dewey Ballantine (Emil Arca).
Rowe & Maw (Stephen Walsh, Iain Thomas) advised Nationwide Building Society on a £22m loan facility to special purpose vehicle Heatherfield to refinance 2 Puddle Dock. Heatherfield advised by Dechert (Bill Fryzer, Alethea Siow).