A&O, CC, Norton Rose land Barclays roles

Allen & Overy (A&O), Clifford Chance and Norton Rose have scooped lead roles on Barclays’ £4.5bn share issue.

Norton Rose partner Martin Scott led the firm advising the China Development Bank in its purchase of £136m of new shares.

Longstanding Barclays adviser Clifford Chance is leading the bank on the investment, which will see sovereign wealth funds including the Qatar Investment Authority invest £1.7bn.

A&O partner Andrew Ballheimer is acting for Japanese investor investment bank Sumitomo Mitsui.