City Latest Deals
DLA Piper and Fasken Martineau have advised Nigerian oil company Oando Energy Resources on its $1.65bn (£980m) acquisition of ConocoPhillips’ Nigerian upstream oil and gas business.
Clifford Chance has led on property investment company Blackstone’s £320m acquisition of 125 Old Broad Street from Brookfield Property Partners.
Ashurst and Morrison & Foerster (MoFo) have taken the leading roles on a $1.8bn (£1.1bn) strategic alliance between Thai conglomerate Charoen Pokphand Group (CPG) and Japanese trading house Itochu.
Baker & McKenzie is advising on the sale of the City’s landmark Gherkin building months after handling its collapse into receivership earlier in the year.
Linklaters, its Asia alliance partner Allens and US firm Squire Sanders have all advised on a deal that will see nationwide fixed and mobile telephone networks developed across Myanmar.
Baker & McKenzie has advised state-owned Spanish lender Catalunya Banc on its sale to Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA) for €1.2bn.
Lawyers used up their minutes on the latest instalment of the Vodafone/Liberty telecoms struggle in January, while football deals also featured strongly
Partner of the month
Beggs led Dentons’ advice for French energy giant Total on its $1.6m acquisition of a 40 per cent interest in two shale gas exploration licenses in the UK’s Gainsborough Trough
The City’s halfway-house location and diverse market is drawing new offshore players – including litigators
Two years after the Takeover Code transparency rejig, we ask if firms are feeling the benefit, and comb through recent M&A fees
Mark Brandon’s forthright opinion article on the future shape of the legal market continues to have the market talking and commentators commenting.
When it was reported in The Lawyer on Wednesday that marketing heads in top 60 law firms are paid up to £477,000, the comment boards lit up with fee-earners slamming such an apparent waste of money.