US food giant Kraft Foods said yesterday that it will pursue a takeover of Cadbury PLC even after the British maker of Trident gum and Dairy Milk chocolate rejected Kraft's first $16.7 billion bid. Clifford Chance is
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Just one month after hiring eBay's longtime advisers from Cooley Godward Kronish, Dewey & LeBoeuf has won a mandate to represent the acution site on its $1.9bn deal to sell a controlling interest in Skype to
US law firms Dewey & LeBoeuf and Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker have won lead roles on Walt Disney's $4 billion acquisition of Marvel Entertainment. The deal means Disney will take over ownership of 5,000 Marvel
Beijing-based law firms Commerce & Finance and Deheng took the top two spots of the Asia-Pacific M&A league table by value in the first half of 2009 --- the first time that PRC firms top a legal advisory league
Magic circle firms Clifford Chance and Linklaters have won lead roles on China Construction Bank's acquisition of AIG Finance, the consumer finance operations of the AIG group in Hong Kong. China Construction Bank
Herbert Smith, Linklaters, Slaughter and May have won key advisory roles as buyout firm Resolution completes its £1.86 billion ($3.1 billion) takeover of British insurance company Friends Provident.
In the first half of 2009, Indian firms advised on project finance deals valued at $31.9 billion, a rise of more than 150 per cent, according to data compiled by Dealogic. Indian firms took the top three spots in
Paul Weiss, and Japanese law firms Mori Hamada & Matsumoto and Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu are advising on one of the largest Japanese M&A deals in 2009, Sumitomo Trust and Banking Co's acquisition of Citigroup's stake
The proposed acquisition of the Hummer brand from GM by Chinese company Sichuan Tengzhong is still unapproved. Shearman & Sterling, which is acting as international legal counsel to Sichuan Tengzhong, confirmed
Cravath, Swaine & Moore is advising longstanding client IBM on its acquisition of analytics software maker SPSS for $1.2 billion, with a team led by Cravath's M&A partner Scott Barshay. Mayer Brown M&A partners
Clifford Chance, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Germany's corporate powerhouse Hengeler Mueller have won key roles on the merger of German carmakers Volkswagen AG (VW) and Porsche SE. Clifford Chance is advising
Dewey & LeBoeuf has hired three partners from Cooley Godward Kronish, including Richard Climan, one of the Silicon Valley firm’s top rainmakers and head of Cooley’s mergers practice. Richard Climan will be joining
Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, the most-profitable US law firm, took the top spot on the Bloomberg list of M&A advisers for the first half of 2009, ousting UK-based Linklaters. Wachtell was doubling its merger work
Linklaters and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer have won lead roles on the proposed merger of mining giants Anglo American and Xstrata, a deal that would create a company with a combined market value of about $68 billion.
Cologne-based Freshfields partners Ludwig Leyendecker and Kirsten Floss are leading a large team of lawyers advising Chrysler on European aspects of the Chrysler/Fiat alliance.