The Lawyer Africa Elite 2014 features an in-depth look at 46 leading independent firms’ strategies in 15 key sub-Saharan jurisdictions, as well as the views of in-house counsel from some of Africa’s largest companies... Read more
This year, The Lawyer’s annual ranking of the largest UK law firms by turnover is available as an interactive, digital benchmarking tool. For the first time this will allow you to manipulate each data set against the metrics of your choice.
Weil Gotshal & Manges and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer advised in Premier Foods' £460m acquisition of the UK and Irish businesses of Campbell Soup. Premier proposes to fund it primarily through an underwritten rights issue to raise around £450m. The acquisition and rights issue are conditional on shareholder approval. The sale is expected to occur before the rights issue closes and Premier has arranged a bridge finance facility of £450m for this purpose. Weil advised Premier, led by corporate partners Mike Francies and Ian Hamilton. Arthur Cox advised Premier on Irish law issues. Freshfields advised Campbell Soup, led by corporate partner Martin Taylor. Slaughter and May advised the sponsor and underwriters.