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Lead partner: Graham Rowbotham. Advising Korea Asset Management Corporation on its acquisition of $5bn (£3.47bn) of Daewoo Group debt. Nearly 300 creditors, mostly international banks, and one of the largest-ever debt restructurings.
Scandecor trademarks litigation
Lead partners: Robert Rakison and Larry Cohen. A landmark case successfully advising the appellant Scandecor in the first House of Lords case to be heard under the Trade Marks Act 1994.
Principal Hotels acquisition
Lead partner: William Charnley. Acting for the management of Harrogate-based Principal Hotels on its £255m acquisition by Nomura International's Principal Finance Group.
Inflexion listing on Alternative Investment
Lead partner: Charnley. Advising J Henry Schroder as nominated adviser and nominated broker for the £65m listing of Inflexion on AIM.
The Listening Company investment
Lead partner: Charnley. Advising Cazenove Private Equity and Antfactory on their £5.25m investment in the Listening Company.
Qeyton Systems investment
Lead partner: Charnley. Advising Spectrum Equity Investors in its $17m (£11.8m) investment in Qeyton Systems.
One.Tel third generation mobile licence bid
Lead partner: Liston. Advising One.Tel on its bid for a third generation mobile phone licence.
Consolidated Papers merger
Lead partner: Charnley. A referral from the Chicago office, advising Consolidated Papers in its $5.9bn (£4.1bn) merger with Stora Enso Oyj, creating the world's largest producer of paper and board.
Storm Telecommunications management buyout
Lead partners: Liston and Charnley. Liston had worked with client Storm Telecommunications at Baker & McKenzie, but pitched with Charnley for this deal. The pair advised the management team, backed by Soros Private Equity Partners and its affiliates, on its £250m sale by Telenor and others.
QD Group acquisition
Lead partner: Charnley. Without a need to pitch, Charnley was instructed to act for recruitment consultants QD Group in relation to its recommended offer by TMP Worldwide to acquire the entire £45.5m issued share capital of QD Group.