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Debevoise and Davis Polk win roles on Warner Music’s IPO

Debevoise & Plimpton and Davis Polk & Wardwell will be advising on the return to the public markets of the recording label Warner Group. The Lawyer understands that Debevoise’s chief financial officer and capital markets partner Matthew Kaplan is advising Warner on the NYSE listing together with corporate partner Eric Juergens, while Davis Polk’s team […]

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US and French firms lead on billion-dollar payments deal

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, Latham & Watkins and Bredin Prat have led on the latest acquisition in the payments sector, which is also the biggest takeover in Europe so far this year. Cleary and Latham joined forces acting as legal advisers to French financial services company Worldline on its acquisition of payments rival Ingenico […]

DLA acts on sale of Square Mile police station

DLA Piper has acted on the £40m sale of the City’s Grade II* listed Wood Street police station as it is set to be transformed into a five-star hotel. Real estate partner Jo Owen has acted for Wood Street Hotel, a subsidiary of Hong Kong-based Magnificent Hotels on its £40m purchase of the police station […]

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Macfarlanes joins magic circle duo on Aston Martin’s £500m rescue

Slaughter and May, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Macfarlanes have all landed roles on the rescue of Aston Martin by Canadian billionaire Lawrence Stroll. The luxury carmaker was advised by a Freshfields team led by corporate partner Mark Austin, which also included partners David Ludwick, Giles Pratt and Adam Gallagher. Aston Martin’s Italian shareholders sought counsel […]

City firms land roles on new Farringdon development

A host of firms have helped secure tenants for London’s One Bartholomew Square, within twelve months of the building’s completion and launch. One Bartholomew is the centrepiece of the Barts Square master plan, a 3.2 acre mixed-use quarter between Farringdon and St Paul’s station. Clifford Chance has acted for the developers of the site, Helical […]

Talk

CMS, DLA and Osborne Clarke lead on CityFibre’s £200m acquisition

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang, DLA Piper and Osborne Clarke have all bagged roles in CityFibre’s latest acquisition in the network infrastructure sector. CMS advised the buyer on the acquisition of FibreNation from telecoms and network provider TalkTalk Group, which was in turn counselled by teams from DLA and Osborne Clarke. Corporate partner Katie Nagy […]

DLA Piper leads on restructuring of department store Beales

DLA Piper has taken a lead role in the administration of the latest retail company in the UK to fall into administration. Partner Barney Smedley from the firm’s Leeds office is leading a team acting for KPMG, which was appointed as administrators for Beales following a court hearing yesterday. The Bournemouth-based department store started facing […]

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Slaughters clears first hurdle for Premier Oil’s North Sea expansion

Slaughter and May represented Premier Oil as the Scottish company cleared the first hurdle on a scheme of arrangement related to its expansion in the North Sea. Premier Oil, advised by Slaughters restructuring partner Tom Vickers, faced opposition from its largest creditor Asia Research & Capital Management (ARCM) on the implementation of the company’s scheme […]

Linklaters takes the lead on Anglo American bid for Sirius

Linklaters has taken the lead role on the potential takeover and rescue of Yorkshire-based fertiliser development company Sirius Minerals. Corporate partners Aisling Zarraga and Nick Rees are taking the lead for the FTSE 100 multinational Anglo American on its £386m bid to buy Sirius, while Allen & Overy is acting for the ailing Sirius. Norton […]

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