Gibson Dunn & Crutcher and Weil Gotshal & Manges have won top roles on the merger of advisory and broking companies Towers Watson and Willis Group for $18bn (£11.45bn).
Blake Cassels & Graydon, Cravath Swaine & Moore and Weil Gotshal & Manges have all won top roles as General Electric (GE) sells its fleet businesses in the US, Mexico, Australia and New Zealand to Element Financial Corporation for $6.9bn (£4.4bn).
Darrois Villey Maillot Brochier, Cabinet Bompoint and Gianni Origoni Grippo Cappelli & Partners have taken lead roles as multinational media company Vivendi spends around €1bn to increase its stake in Telecom Italia to 14.9 per cent.
DLA Piper has added a corporate team led by three partners from Australian boutique Hardy Bowen in Perth.
Dechert partners have re-elected chairman Andrew Levander for a further four-year term, while CEO Daniel O’Donnell has had a one-year extension as partners voted for Henry Nassau to take on his role in July 2016.
Cravath Swaine & Moore, Linklaters, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and Sullivan & Cromwell have advised retailers Ahold and Delhaize, as they merge to create a business with net sales of €54.1bn (£38.5bn).
Kirkland & Ellis’ London office is losing banking partner Philip Crump to Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, just a day after announcing the hire of Weil’s tax head Jonathan Kandel.
Weil Gotshal & Manges’ London tax head Jonathan Kandel is leaving the firm for Kirkland & Ellis, following in the wake of Weil’s former finance head Stephen Lucas.
State-owned Qatar Petroleum will launch its first formal legal panel, with Simmons & Simmons and Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) understood to have already submitted tender proposals.
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