Ashurst Morris Crisp is acting for NationsBank Corporation in connection with the waiver of its option rights and rights of pre-emption in relation to the recommended cash offer to be made by National Westminster Bank for the entire issued share capital of Gartmore, valuing Gartmore at £472 million. NatWest was represented by Linklaters & Paines, Slaughter and May acted for Gartmore and Allen & Overy acted for Banque Indosuez, the majority shareholder in Gartmore.