Trio lands roles on best buy’s EU adventure

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Osborne Clarke and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett scooped lead roles on Carphone Warehouse’s $1.1bn (£564.47m) alliance with US electronics retailer Best Buy, which will see the latter launch operations in Europe for the first time.

Longstanding Carphone Warehouse advisers Osborne Clarke, led by relationship partner Adrian Bott, worked closely with the retailer’s in-house legal team, led by general counsel Tim Morris.

Osborne Clarke will advise Carphone Warehouse shareholders on related arrangements to the joint venture. Freshfields and Simpson Thacher advised Best Buy.