Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

Hotel Chocolat

Freshfields and HSF seal £534m Hotel Chocolat deal

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Herbert Smith Freehills have been instructed to wrap up the £534m buy-out of boutique chocolatier Hotel Chocolat by confectionary conglomerate Mars. The magic circle firm is advising Mars, fielded by corporate partners Piers Prichard Jones and Victoria Sigeti, senior associate Angus Scott and associate Nikki Willson. Mars is a longstanding client […]

CMA competition

Freshfields taps CMA for latest City recruit

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has hired a new City partner, hitting up the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) for its latest recruit. Colin Raftery has spent more than seven years at the CMA and has recently spent the last five years as a senior director of mergers. He is also an alumnus of the magic circle […]