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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.
Simmons & Simmons (Nick Norris, Sean Bulmer) advised Pacific Century CyberWorks (PCCW) on its $450m (£314m) bond issue with the option to issue a further $67.5m (£47m) of bonds, convertible into PCCW shares.
Allen & Overy (Francis Bridgeman) advised a committee of Kvaerner senior creditors, including ABN Amro, Barclays Bank, Den Norske Bank, Norddeutsche Landesbank and Nordea, on the NKr20bn (£1.6bn) debt restructuring of Kvaerner. Wiersholm Mellbye & Bech advised on local law. Kvaerner advised by Clifford Chance (Roderick McGillivray).
Linklaters (Marc Loesch) and Clifford Chance advised IMO Car Wash Group on the financing of its £80m takeover of Toman Group. The acquisition means that IMO has a potential value of up to £300m. Linklaters advised IMO on Luxembourg law. Clifford Chance advised IMO internationally. BNP Paribas, which provided the financing, was advised by Ashurst Morris Crisp in the UK and by Allen & Overy in Luxembourg.