IT technology

Freshfields and Sullivan take the lead on £1.2bn Wincor Nixdorf and Diebold tie-up

26-Nov-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Cross-border teams from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Sullivan & Cromwell are advising on the €1.7bn (£1.2bn) tie-up between banking technology companies Wincor Nixdorf and Diebold in Germany and the US. 

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Why LivaNova's merger was 2015's most complex life sciences deal

25-Nov-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Pfizer’s $160bn merger with Allergan may well be the largest healthcare transaction in history, but at least the in-house team didn’t have to contend with a merger, injunction attempt, simultaneous de-listing and new listing all in one year.

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US and Irish firms line up on Pfizer and Allergan's $160bn merger

23-Nov-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

A host of US and Irish firms are taking the lead on Pfizer’s $160bn merger with pharmaceutical rival Allergan.


Shearman and Slaughters win roles on £3.5bn Liberty Global and Cable & Wireless deal

17-Nov-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Shearman & Sterling and Slaughter and May have bagged the top M&A roles on the £3.5bn acquisition of Cable & Wireless Communications (CWC) by cable company Liberty Global. 


The real estate blog: Howes Percival grows in Cambridge

17-Nov-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

At the start of the month Howes Percival boosted its Cambridge office through the hire of a four strong team of real estate partners from Taylor Vinters.


Hogan Lovells joins magic circle trio in £13bn Northern Rock asset sale

13-Nov-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Allen & Overy (A&O), Hogan Lovells, Linklaters and Slaughter and May have won top roles on the record-breaking £13bn asset portfolio sale by the UK Government to Cerberus Capital Management.  

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Pharma sector remains active as Pfizer and Allergan agree $160bn merger


A host of US and Irish firms have won top mandates in what is believed to be the biggest pharmaceuticals deal in history, between Pfizer and Allergan.

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Stephenson Harwood make up five partners in the City, including one woman

23-Apr-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Stephenson Harwood has made up five new partners in its latest promotions round, all of which are based in London.