The real estate blog: the growth of Linklaters’ real estate finance practice

1-Dec-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Linklaters’ real estate finance team has undergone tremendous growth over the last five years with the volume of work it carries out increasing by 600 per cent, according to the firm.

Stock exchange

Wragges merger sees gain of 23 listed clients as Slaughters leads rankings

30-Nov-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co has jumped six places in the corporate client rankings following its upcoming merger with Gowlings, while Slaughter and May continues to lead with 114 clients. 

IT technology

Freshfields and Sullivan take the lead on £1.2bn Wincor Nixdorf and Diebold tie-up

26-Nov-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Cross-border teams from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Sullivan & Cromwell are advising on the €1.7bn (£1.2bn) tie-up between banking technology companies Wincor Nixdorf and Diebold in Germany and the US. 

life sciences

Why LivaNova's merger was 2015's most complex life sciences deal

25-Nov-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Pfizer’s $160bn merger with Allergan may well be the largest healthcare transaction in history, but at least the in-house team didn’t have to contend with a merger, injunction attempt, simultaneous de-listing and new listing all in one year.

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US and Irish firms line up on Pfizer and Allergan's $160bn merger

23-Nov-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

A host of US and Irish firms are taking the lead on Pfizer’s $160bn merger with pharmaceutical rival Allergan.


Shearman and Slaughters win roles on £3.5bn Liberty Global and Cable & Wireless deal

17-Nov-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Shearman & Sterling and Slaughter and May have bagged the top M&A roles on the £3.5bn acquisition of Cable & Wireless Communications (CWC) by cable company Liberty Global. 

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Stephenson Harwood make up five partners in the City, including one woman

23-Apr-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Stephenson Harwood has made up five new partners in its latest promotions round, all of which are based in London.