Tech Media

Linklaters and Sweden’s Mannheimer Swartling act on $2.5bn Microsoft-Minecraft takeover deal

22-Sep-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Linklaters’ Swedish office advised Microsoft and Mannheimer Swartling represented Mojang, the creators of hit game Minecraft, in the $2.5bn deal to buy the Swedish game company.

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Allen & Overy, Clifford Chance and CMS get call on Phones 4U administration

16-Sep-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Allen & Overy has scooped a key role in the administration of Phones 4U, having been instructed by the company and its administrator PwC.

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Hogan Lovells advises M&G Real Estate on £140m acquisition of Wragges office

15-Sep-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Hogan Lovells has advised long-term client M&G Real Estate on the £140m acquisition of Two Snowhill, the Birmingham office of Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co.

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Hogan Lovells, Slaughters and Bakers line up on €12bn longevity swap deal

15-Sep-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

A trio of firms including Hogan Lovells has advised on Reinsurance Group of America’s (RGA) €12bn longevity swap with Delta Lloyd Levensverzekering.

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OC, BLP and Shoosmiths advise on Siemens’ new £210m Stagecoach deal

11-Sep-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

A raft of firms including Osborne Clarke, Shoosmiths and Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) have played a role in Stagecoach South West Trains’ new contract to buy 30 new trains from manufacturer Siemens.

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Görg and Noerr advise on Germany's largest shopping centre development

5-Sep-2014 | By Joanne Harris

German firms Görg and Noerr have taken the lead roles on the financing and development of Europe’s largest shopping centre in the heart of Berlin.

Deals Round-up

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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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Danielle Beggs

Partner of the Month: Danielle Beggs

11-Oct-2013

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

City Analysis

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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

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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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Freshfields pulls away from rivals in UK M&A during first three quarters of 2014

22-Sep-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Corporate lawyers will tell you that the global M&A market has been cranking up in recent months. And the latest preliminary figures from Thomson Reuters confirm that it is very much back to business.

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Tesco calls in Freshfields to investigate overstated first-half profits

22-Sep-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Tesco has appointed Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer to scrutinise its first-half profits, which were overstated by £250m.

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