125 Old Broad Street

Clifford Chance leads £320m sale of 125 Old Broad St to Blackstone

31-Jul-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Clifford Chance has led on property investment company Blackstone’s £320m acquisition of 125 Old Broad Street from Brookfield Property Partners.

Bangkok

Ashurst and MoFo win roles on CPG-Itochu alliance

30-Jul-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Ashurst and Morrison & Foerster (MoFo) have taken the leading roles on a $1.8bn (£1.1bn) strategic alliance between Thai conglomerate Charoen Pokphand Group (CPG) and Japanese trading house Itochu.

City

Baker & McKenzie advises as Gherkin goes up for sale

29-Jul-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Baker & McKenzie is advising on the sale of the City’s landmark Gherkin building months after handling its collapse into receivership earlier in the year.

Burma Myanmar

Linklaters, Allens and Squire Sanders lead on Myanmar telecoms investment

29-Jul-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

Linklaters, its Asia alliance partner Allens and US firm Squire Sanders have all advised on a deal that will see nationwide fixed and mobile telephone networks developed across Myanmar.

Catalunya Banc

Bakers and Garrigues advise on Catalunya Banc’s €1.2bn sale to BBVA

28-Jul-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Baker & McKenzie has advised state-owned Spanish lender Catalunya Banc on its sale to Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA) for €1.2bn.

Herbert Smith

HSF and A&O among firms involved in BSkyB’s £4.9bn Sky Europe deal

28-Jul-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Herbert Smith Freehills and Allen & Overy are among the firms to advise on BSkyB’s £4.9bn takeover of Rupert Murdoch’s pay TV companies in Germany and Italy.

Deals Round-up

telecoms

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

London

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

Schneider

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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Hong Kong

OC set to launch in Asia following raid on Bird & Bird’s Hong Kong base

1-Aug-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Osborne Clarke is set to extend its presence into Hong Kong, with the hire of a prominent team from Bird & Bird.

johannesburg south africa

Simmons enters South Africa with Fasken Martineau alliance

1-Aug-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Simmons & Simmons has gained a South African presence by allying with Canadian firm Fasken Martineau’s recently-acquired Johannesburg operation.

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