City Latest Deals
A quartet of US and offshore firms have taken the lead roles on the dual listing of Russian hypermarket giant Lenta on the London and Moscow Stock Exchanges, creating the world’s largest publicly listed British Virgin Islands (BVI) company.
Davis Polk & Wardwell and Chinese firm Han Kun have advised Chinese internet giant Tencent on its strategic partnership with online retailer JD.com.
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.
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
Two years after the Takeover Code transparency rejig, we ask if firms are feeling the benefit, and comb through recent M&A fees
Lawyer exits and entrances have made for a complex cast list of firms benefitting from the redevelopment of the Battersea Power Station area
There’s a new generation at Slaughter and May, which has two new practice heads in Andy Ryde and Andrew McLean, who are replacing Frances Murphy and Paul Stacey. The elite firm is quietly reshaping itself
The flood of arbitration exits from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has continued with the exit of three German arbitrators to launch a boutique, with conflicts of interest cited as the driving force behind the departures.