Oil rig

White & Case, CC and Akin Gump advise on long-awaited Afren 'life raft' restructuring

5-May-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

White & Case is advising troubled oil and gas company Afren on a $300m (£196m) recapitalisation plan that could prove a life raft to the business plagued by expenses scandal, falling share prices and its self-report to the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) in March.

Santander

Cleary and Slaughters advise as Santander Asset Management merges with Pioneer

29-Apr-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton and Slaughter and May have taken the lead roles on Santander Asset Management’s multi-billion euro merger with Pioneer Investments. 

property monopoly hotel

Weil Gotshal and McDermott advise on Barclay brothers' Claridges sale

24-Apr-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Weil Gotshal & Manges and McDermott Will & Emery have acted on the Barclay brothers’ sale of Claridges, the Berkeley and the Connaught to Qatar-owned Constellation Hotels, ending years of litigation concerning the ownership of the hotels.

Robert Gibber

Linklaters' client Tate & Lyle breaks tradition and turns to Addleshaws on Slovakian sale

23-Apr-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Addleshaw Goddard has advised longstanding Linklaters’ client Tate & Lyle on a company-wide restructuring including the sale of three corn wet mills in Europe to its partner, US company Archer Daniels Midland.

Cirque du Soleil circus tent

Paul Hastings and Norton Rose Fulbright among five firms to jump on Cirque Du Soleil acquisition

21-Apr-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Paul Hastings, Norton Rose Fulbright and Ropes & Gray are among five firms providing advice on the acquisition of entertainment production company Cirque Du Soleil by a conglomerate of investors.

BLP

BLP and Jones Day take key roles on £600m sale of Nido student accommodation

20-Apr-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has advised Round Hill Capital on the £600m sale of its Nido student accommodation real estate portfolio to Greystar Real Estate Partners, represented by Jones Day.

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Qatar scores prime hotel real estate with Barclay brothers’ Claridges sale

27-Apr-2015

Qatar has added some prime hotel real estate to its London-based portfolio through the acquisition of Barclay brothers’ shares in emblematic London hotel Claridges, the Berkeley and the Connaught.

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London

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.