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Linklaters and Simpson Thacher lead on £480m acquisition of House of Fraser

15-Apr-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Linklaters, Simpson Thacher, King & Wood Mallesons SJ Berwin and Dickson Minto landed roles on the acquisition of a majority stake in House of Fraser by Chinese conglomerate Sanpower.

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A&O, Latham and Walkers advise on Saudi Electricity Company’s $2.5bn international sukuk

15-Apr-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Allen & Overy (A&O) and Latham & Watkins have taken lead roles on the issuance of an international sukuk by Saudi Electricity Company (SEC), worth $2.5bn.


A&O, Ropes and Latham advise on Altice’s €17bn acquisition of SFR

9-Apr-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Allen & Overy, Ropes & Gray and Latham & Watkins have scored instructions on Altice’s acquisition of France’s second-biggest telecom operator SFR.


Cleary, Linklaters, Freshfields advise on €40bn Lafarge Holcim merger

8-Apr-2014 | By Kate Beioley

A mammoth team of advisors including Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Linklaters has turned out to advise Lafarge and Swiss giant Holcim in their €40bn merger.


Covington & Burling advises life sciences company Horizon on AIM IPO

7-Apr-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Covington & Burling has advised new client Horizon Discovery on its admission to the Aim market, as the biotech market continues to pick up in the UK.

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Vinson & Elkins loses China co-head to Latham & Watkins

1-Apr-2014 | By Yun Kriegler

Vinson & Elkins’ (V&E) former China co-head and energy partner David Blumental has left the firm to join Latham & Watkins six months after the Huston-based energy firm closed its Shanghai office.

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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


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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London’s Nine Elms: who’s getting a piece of the action

25-Nov-2013 | By Kate Beioley

Lawyer exits and entrances have made for a complex cast list of firms benefitting from the redevelopment of the Battersea Power Station area

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Revamping at the top


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