City Latest Deals
Clifford Chance and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett are among the firms advising on the Carlyle Group’s $1.93bn buyout of Tyco International’s South Korean fire protection and security unit.
Clifford Chance, Skadden Arps Meagher & Flom and Australian firm Gilbert + Tobin have taken lead roles in Shell’s $2.6bn deal to offload its Australia downstream business to Vitol.
DLA Piper, Fenwick & West and William Fry have advised King.com, the company behind Candy Crush Saga, on its proposed $500m IPO on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).
Weil Gotshal & Manges and Fenwick & West advised Facebook on its $19bn (£11.4bn) acquisition of mobile messaging company WhatsApp.
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has won the mandate to advise West Midlands-based retailer Poundland on its long-awaited IPO.
Dentons and Olswang have advised on the acquisition of Readers Digest by Mike Luckwell, the venture capitalist behind Bob the Builder, from Better Capital for the nominal sum of £1.
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
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Lawyer exits and entrances have made for a complex cast list of firms benefitting from the redevelopment of the Battersea Power Station area
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Stephenson Harwood’s non-executive supervisory council has re-appointed Sharon White as chief executive officer (CEO) for a second three-year term.