UK-US quartet advise on Barclays deal

Clifford Chance, Linklaters, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom and Sullivan & Cromwell have led on the $13.5bn (£8.20bn) sale of ­Barclays ­Global Investors to BlackRock.

Clifford Chance ­corporate partners Guy Norman and Patrick Sarch ­represented ­Barclays in the UK, alongside Los Angeles-based Sullivan & Cromwell partners Alison Ressler and Eric Krautheimer, and firm chairman Rodgin Cohen. BlackRock turned to Skadden New York partners Richard Prins, Franklin Gittes, Sean Doyle and Barnet Phillips, who worked with ­Linklaters ­corporate partner Olivia ­McKendrick and financial ­markets partner Michael Kent.