Deals summary

Travers Smith Braithwaite (Richard Skelton, Margaret Moore) advised Premium TV on a restructuring of its media and sponsorship arrangements with Newcastle United. Newcastle United advised by Pinsent Curtis Biddle (Martin Shaw, Simon Pigden).

Clifford Chance (Thierry Schoen, Dominique Bompoint) advised Cargill on its acquisition of Montedison's 56 per cent share in Cerestar for an undisclosed amount. Cerestar advised by De Pardieu Brocas Maffei & Leygonie (Anne Tolila). Montedison advised by Allen & Overy (Edouard Didier).

Allen & Overy (Edouard Didier, Frédéric Moreau) is advising Sage Overseas on its public takeover bid for Coala. Coala advised by Paris firm UGGC & Associés.

Hammond Suddards Edge (Kamlesh Parmar) advised John Fredericks Plastics on a management buy-in valued at £12m. Management advised by Halliwell Landau.