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SJ Berwin (Jonathan Djanogly) advised ukbetting on its £13.7m offer for the shares of TEAMtalk Media Group. Ukbetting represented by Beeson Gregory. Linklaters acted for financiers UBS Warburg. Berwin Leighton Paisner (Ian Brent) advised Experian on its £1.8m acquisition of Business Strategies Holdings, an economic and forecasting consultancy. Business Strategies represented by Ronaldsons. Ashurst Morris […]

Gibson Dunn scores Lehman triple

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher has started work on its third European property take-private for Lehman Brothers Real Estate Partners. All three deals have been valued at almost £1bn.Partner Wayne McArdle is advising the bank on a £1.1bn joint public takeover of Dutch property fund Uni-Invest with real estate developer Merwede.McArdle handled Lehman Brothers’ efforts to […]

Eversheds Newcastle head joins UK Land Estates

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