Linklaters has taken the lead role for Glencore Xstrata on its first post-merger bond issue, confirming the magic circle firm as the combined group’s primary adviser following the $64bn (£42bn) mining tie-up.
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett has snared a key Clifford Chance funds senior associate with close ties to private equity houses Apax Partners and BC Partners.
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett has taken a lead advisory role alongside Silicon Valley firm Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian on Yahoo!’s acquisition of blogging site Tumblr for $1.1bn in cash.
Ashurst and Slaughter and May have advised on online retail group Ocado’s delivery deal with supermarket chain Wm Morrison Supermarkets.
Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) has appointed Norton Rose’s Frankfurt corporate team leader Nico Abel as its second partner for its new German offices.