Linklaters trumps Clifford Chance to advise Carlyle on RAC sale

29-Sep-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Linklaters and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer took the key roles on Singaporean sovereign wealth fund GIC’s acquisition of a stake in RAC.

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'Russia's Facebook' $1.5bn deal ends long-running litigation

26-Sep-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Four firms have played lead roles in a $1.47bn (£900m) transaction between two Russian online giants which brought to an end years of complex litigation.


Stephenson Harwood advises Govia on clearance for tripartite rail franchise

25-Sep-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Stephenson Harwood has advised transport company Govia on a phase one merger clearance from the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) for the Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern (TSGN) rail franchise.


Slaughters and Hogan Lovells lead on Mothercare rights issue

24-Sep-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Slaughter and May and Hogan Lovells were key advisers on Mothercare’s £100m rights issue which was announced yesterday (23 September). 

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.


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.

Deals Round-up


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


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


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


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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Heuking grows while GSK refocuses on strategy


German firm Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek has been one of the fastest growers in Europe in the past few years, adding lawyers and increasing turnover steadily between 2009 and 2013.

Tesco sends its legal team to shop checkouts


Shoppers on the run up to Christmas may find Tesco’s legal team stocking shelves and manning checkouts as part of a new campaign to put them in touch with what is going on inside the supermarket’s shops.

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