A&O, Cleary, Skadden and Slaughters lead on billion-dollar Coca-Cola merger

10-Aug-2015

 The world’s largest independent Coca-Cola bottler was created last week, following the merger of Coca-Cola Enterprises, Coca-Cola Iberian Partners and Coca-Cola Erfrischungsgetränke (CCEAG).

Latham and Sullivan act on Teva's $40.5bn purchase of pharma rival Allergan

3-Aug-2015

Last week saw the conclusion of one of the largest pharma M&A transactions of 2015, as Latham & Watkins and Sullivan & Cromwell worked on Teva Pharmaceutical Industries’s acquisition of Allergan for $40.5bn (£26bn) .

Freshfields and Skadden land roles on Pearson’s £844m FT sale to Nikkei

27-Jul-2015

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom have ...

A&O and Freshfields lead as 888 Holdings wins bwin bidding war

20-Jul-2015

Allen & Overy (A&O) client 888 Holdings has won the bidding war for gaming operator ...

Jones Day and Skadden lead on $12.5bn beauty merger between P&G and Coty

13-Jul-2015

Jones Day and Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom have won top roles advising ...

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Beijing firm Han Kun raids AllBright for Shanghai expansion

2-Sep-2015 | By Yun Kriegler

Beijing-based Han Kun has taken a team of eight partners and around 10 other lawyers from AllBright’s Shanghai head office to expand in China’s financial hub.

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Magic circle falls behind Slaughters in stock market rankings

1-Sep-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Slaughter and May and Pinsent Masons have retained their top positions in the corporate client rankings, but Norton Rose Fulbright has edged Linklaters out of the top five firms ranked by total stock market clients.

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Freshfields and Pinsents team up with Scottish firms for Total’s North Sea sale

28-Aug-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Pinsent Masons has advised energy company Total, as it sold £585m worth of North Sea midstream assets to North Sea Midstream Partners (NSMP), represented by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Shepherd & Wedderburn. 

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Return of the big spenders: fees in public M&A work

6-Jul-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

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Ireland’s lawyers tell a tale of two economies

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