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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.
Steptoe & Johnson (Farzana Rao) has acted for ITW on the purchase of Envopak Holdings Limited from Black & Williams Management. Black & Williams' sale and reorganisation was handled by Ashurst Morris Crisp.
Osborne Clarke (Hassan Sohbi, Bernd Mayer) advised Sykora on the sale of 51 per cent of its shares to TietoEnator, a European IT service supplier. TietoEnator was advised by Baker & McKenzie and Giese & Partner.
Stringer Saul (Nigel Gordon) has advised Jubliee Platinum on its £2.2m placing and admission to AIM. Insinger English Trust was the nominated adviser and Insinger Towns was the broker.
Dewey Ballantine (James Simpson) advised NRG Energy, a Minneapolis-based subsidiary of Xcel Energy, on the sale of its Hungarian and Czech power generation and electricity trading assets to Atel. Atel was advised by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.
SJ Berwin (Jonathan Blake and Josyane Gold) advised private equity house PAI Management on the establishment of new private equity fund PAI Europe III. The new fund totals more than E1.8bn (£1.1bn).
Slaughter and May advised Premier Oil on its $670m (£433.5m) restructuring into a fully independent company. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (Jeffery Roberts) advised stakeholder Petronas International Corporation on the $506.5m (£327.7m) withdrawal of its 25 per cent shareholdings in Premier Oil. Herbert Smith advised the other stakeholder Amerada Hess on the withdrawal of its 25 per cent holding.
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (David Higgins, Graham Nicholson) advised Zurich Financial Services on a $2-2.5bn (£1.26bn-£1.6bn) rights offering to support organic business growth in its core markets.