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A&O, Linklaters and Slaughters win roles on sale of Virgin Active

16-Apr-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Allen & Overy (A&O), Linklaters and Slaughter and May have picked up the leading roles in Virgin Group and CVC Capital Partners’ sale of 80 per cent of its stake in Virgin Active to South Africa’s Brait for £682m. 


Skadden and SullCrom brought in as Nokia agrees €15.6bn Alcatel-Lucent takeover

15-Apr-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom and Sullivan & Cromwell have taken the lead roles on Nokia’s €15.6bn (£11.2bn) acquisition of French telecoms company Alcatel-Lucent, announced this morning.

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Dechert, Hogan Lovells and Simpson Thacher advise on $26.5bn sale of GE Real Estate Capital

13-Apr-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

General Electric (GE) has called on Hogan Lovells to advise on the $26.5bn (£18.07bn) sale of its real estate business GE Capital Real Estate to Blackstone Group, advised by Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, and Wells Fargo, advised by Dechert.

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Freshfields and Slaughters tapped for Shell’s £47bn takeover of BG Group

8-Apr-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Slaughter and May is advising Royal Dutch Shell on its recommended cash and share valued at £47bn to take over natural gas company BG Group, represented by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.


A&O, Bakers and NautaDutilh lead on FedEx’s €4.4bn buyout of rival TNT Express

7-Apr-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Allen & Overy (A&O), Baker & McKenzie and NautaDutilh are advising on FedEx’s €4.4bn (£3.2bn) acquisition of TNT Express to expand its European operations.


Slaughters and Paul Weiss advise challenger bank Shawbrook on £725m IPO

1-Apr-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Slaughter and May and Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison have advised banking start-up Shawbrook Group on its initial public offering (IPO) on the London stock exchange, valued at £725m.

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Freshfields and Slaughters strike oil in Shell BG Group megamerger


Shell’s £47bn swoop on gas group BG Group announced last week is one of the largest takeovers in the oil sector in years, and is largely a consequence of plummeting oil prices globally.Slaughter and May advised Royal ...

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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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