City talk: Slaughters and MoFo cash in on longstanding Arm ties

Lengthy discussions over Arm’s multibillion-dollar listing proved fruitful for its advisers as the legal fees wracked up ahead of its Nasdaq float. Since Arm’s parent company SoftBank announced in February 2022 that plans to sell to NVIDIA had fallen through, all eyes were on Arm to complete its IPO now valued at $54.5bn (£44bn). For the […]

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Yorkshire firm joins Shoosmiths in Wilko deal

Bargain home store B&M has agreed to purchase 51 shops from struggling retailer Wilko, as Shoosmiths leads on rescue bids for the latter. Leeds firm Gordons is advising B&M on the deal, with a team led by real estate partner Joanne Fearnley. Scottish law aspects of the transaction are being handled by Brodies partner Danny […]


Latham and Skadden lead on £4.6bn Abcam acquisition

Advisers from Latham & Watkins and Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom have led on US conglomerate Danaher Corporation’s recent acquisition of Cambridge-based life science innovator Abcam in a $5.7bn transaction. Since Abcam’s AIM delisting in December 2022, Latham is understood to have been working closely with the company’s executive board as it faced calls […]

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DWF’s Inflexion sale: Legal fees exceed £3m

The sale of DWF to private equity house Inflexion has so far racked up a combined legal bill exceeding £3m. According to public documents, DWF estimates that its legal advice fees will total £1.3m. This is far lower than its expected expenses for financial and corporate broking advice of £5.1m. DWF is set to leave […]

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