A raft of national firms including Addleshaw Goddard, DWF and Pinsent Masons are both understood to have won roles on Capita’s commercial panel review, which concluded this month.
Cross-border teams from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Sullivan & Cromwell are advising on the €1.7bn (£1.2bn) tie-up between banking technology companies Wincor Nixdorf and Diebold in Germany and the US.
Pfizer’s $160bn merger with Allergan may well be the largest healthcare transaction in history, but at least the in-house team didn’t have to contend with a merger, injunction attempt, simultaneous de-listing and new listing all in one year.
Dechert has announced the hire of former Weil Gotshal & Manges corporate finance heavyweight Laurent Faugérolas as a partner, almost three years after he quit law to set up a corporate advisory boutique.
Herbert Smith Freehills will reopen in Riyadh in 2016 through an exclusive association with local firm Nasser Al-Hamdan and the hire of two partners from DLA Piper and White & Case.
Having spearheaded Goodwin Procter’s London launch four years ago, City chair David Evans is keen to recreate the firm’s success over in Germany.
Winston & Strawn has hired Pinsent Masons partner Paul Amiss and Gide Loyrette Nouel finance partner Rebecca Finn to join its London team in a bid to boost its corporate and finance practice.
Allen & Overy (A&O), Hogan Lovells, Linklaters and Slaughter and May have won top roles on the record-breaking £13bn asset portfolio sale by the UK Government to Cerberus Capital Management.
Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has opened its first office in Myanmar and appointed Baker & McKenzie’s former Yangon managing partner Chris Hughes to head up the expansion.
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So how will deals work in the future?
A host of US and Irish firms have won top mandates in what is believed to be the biggest pharmaceuticals deal in history, between Pfizer and Allergan.
Insurance mergers, chunky financings and several capital markets deals characterised offshore corporate work in the last quarter.
Slaughter and May is the law firm with the closest relationship with the FTSE250, advising 44 constituent companies, research gathered from new relationship management tool The Lawyer Market Intelligence has shown.
Privatised healthcare and the push for energy diversity are likely to be big generators of legal work as Finland slowly recovers after the global crash.
Dechert partner Corinna Mitchell has joined Pemberton Asset Management as its first general counsel.