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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.
Rio Tinto has picked McCarthy Tétrault as its leading Canadian counsel, with Alcan opting for Ogilvy Renault.
Rio Tinto's bid for Alcan comes weeks after mining competitor Alcoa made a hostile $33bn (£16.25bn) approach for the same target. Alcoa's advisers are Stikeman Elliot in Canada and Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom in the US.
Clifford Chance's global head of banking Mark Campbell is advising banks Deutsche Bank, RBS, Credit Suisse and Societe Generale.
The new group, Rio Tinto Alcan, will have its headquarters in Montreal.