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. 

London

Allen & Overy and Linklaters win key roles on Aviva’s £5.6bn merger with Friends Life

24-Nov-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Allen & Overy and Linklaters have been instructed to advise insurance giants Aviva and Friends Life on their proposed £5.6bn merger.

London

Nabarro and Goodwin Procter advises on acquisition of Telegraph Media HQ

19-Nov-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Nabarro and Goodwin Procter were key advisers on the £204.3m purchase of assets including Telegraph Media Group’s London headquarters by Kennedy Wilson Europe Real Estate from Kish Holdings. 

Oil well

Baker Botts and Davis Polk among US giants to advise on Halliburton’s $34.6bn merger with Baker Hughes

18-Nov-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

A raft of US firms has lined up to advise on Halliburton’s $34.6bn stock and cash takeover of key competitor Baker Hughes.

City

Baker & McKenzie, CMS and Taylor Wessing line up for Gherkin sale

10-Nov-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Baker & McKenzie, CMS Cameron McKenna and Taylor Wessing have all advised on the £700m sale of the landmark Gherkin building to the Safra Group controlled by Brazilian billionaire Joseph Safra.

Virgin America

Davis Polk and Latham buckle up for $1bn Virgin America IPO

7-Nov-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Davis Polk & Wardwell and Latham & Watkins are advising on the IPO of Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin America. 

Deals Insider

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Magic circle firms scoop roles on mega £5.6bn insurance merger

24-Nov-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

In what is likely to be one of the biggest public M&A deals of the year, insurance giants Aviva and Friends Life look set to seal a £5.6bn tie-up

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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

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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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