The US government has hired two law firms with bankruptcy experience - Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal, and Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft - to advise the Treasury Department on the planned restructuring of General Motors
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Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Slaughter and May and Linklaters have secured advisory roles as the UK Government unveils a second package of measures to bail out the banking system. Slaughter and May advises the
Despite the current drop in deal activity, Slaughter and May, is playing a role in several big transactions. In 2008 the UK firm advised BHP Billiton on its attempted takeover of Rio Tinto, Banco Santander on its
Linklaters and Nabarro are advising the financial services company London Scottish Bank, which went into administration today. London Scottish Bank specializes in offering fixed-rate savings accounts and loans to
The US Treasury Department has chosen Simpson Thacher & Bartlett as its lead legal adviser on the $700bn bailout plan from among a group of six law firms.
Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz has scored the lead role on the US government’s seizure of beleaguered mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, with corporate partner Ed Herlihy and restructuring partner Harold