BT

Clifford Chance, Freshfields and Norton Rose Fulbright on call for £12.5bn BT EE acquisition

16-Dec-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is leading negotiations for BT on a £12.5bn deal to acquire telecoms operator EE, whose joint owners Orange and Deutsche Telekom are being represented by Norton Rose Fulbright and Clifford Chance.

scotland

CMS and Pinsent Masons win key slots on £224m acquisition of Scottish shopping centre

10-Dec-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

CMS and Pinsent Masons have taken key roles on the £224.1m acquisition of Scotland’s second-largest covered shopping centre, The Centre in Livingston, by HSBC Alternative Investments.

London

White & Case wins first-time mandate from HM Treasury to advise on UK tax changes

9-Dec-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

White & Case has advised HM Treasury on its proposal for new tax legislation, which would help to provide new finance for business and infrastructure projects.

bet

HSF and Freshfields advise on Sky Bet £800m deal with CVC Capital Partners

4-Dec-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) has advised Sky on the sale of its betting business to private equity firm CVC Capital Partners in a deal valued up to £800m.

HSF and Macfarlanes advise Stagecoach and Virgin on East Coast mainline franchise

28-Nov-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) and Macfarlanes have taken the lead roles for Stagecoach and Virgin on their joint-venture company’s deal with the Department of Transport (DfT) to secure the franchise for the re-privatised East Coast mainline.

Clifford Chance 317 Big

Carlyle and Cinven return to Clifford Chance for €337.5m Altice share sale

25-Nov-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Carlyle and Cinven have returned to longstanding adviser Clifford Chance to sell 7.5m shares in European cable and telecoms company Altice in a deal valued at €337.5m. 

Deals Insider

White & Case pockets first mandate from HM Treasury

15-Dec-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

In the past, HM Treasury has tended to turn to the likes of Clifford Chance, Linklaters and Slaughter and May for its legal advice.

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telecoms

Deals round-up January 2014: Battle of the broadbands

10-Feb-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Lawyers used up their minutes on the latest instalment of the Vodafone/Liberty telecoms struggle in January, while football deals also featured strongly

City Analysis

London

Offshore: Get the London look

28-Apr-2014 | By Joanne Harris

The City’s halfway-house location and diverse market is drawing new offshore players – including litigators

Schneider

All clear on M&A deals front

3-Feb-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Two years after the Takeover Code transparency rejig, we ask if firms are feeling the benefit, and comb through recent M&A fees

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