Mining giants call on links, Freshfields

Linklaters and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer are advising Anglo American and Xstrata respectively on the ­proposed merger of the mining giants, which could result in a £41bn business.

The Linklaters team is understood to include senior partner David Cheyne and corporate partner Clodagh Hayes. At Freshfields corporate partner Julian Makin manages the firm’s relationship with Xstrata.