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.
Allen & Overy (Giancarlo Castorino) advised Merrill Lynch on the first collateral bond obligation transaction in Italy, which involved the securitisation of e889m (£544m) bonds issued by 117 different banks. Deutsche Bank and Société Générale also advised by A&O in Italy.
Ashurst Morris Crisp (Simon Thrower) advised Crédit Industriel et Commercial on the leveraged buyout of the pharmaceutical activities of Risdon Pharma from US parent Crown Cork & Seal for e97m (£59.4m). Investors advised by Linklaters on structuring and finance, Ginestié Paley-Vincent & Associés on French assets and Görg on German assets. US investors advised by Golenbock Eisman Assor & Bell.
Debevoise & Plimpton (Geoffrey Burgess) advised Crossair (now SWISS) on the lease financing of 54 aircraft. Lessors advised by Vedder Price Kaufman & Kammholz on US law and Denton Wilde Sapte on UK law.