Dealwatch: Transactional teams move into gear in strong spring showing

Dealwatch: Transactional teams move into gear in strong spring showing

Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) (pictured) has secured a key corporate role for engineering company and long-term client The Weir Group on the $1.3bn acquisition of US mining equipment manufacturer ESCO Corporation. London corporate partner Mike Flockhart is heading the HSF team, alongside City competition partner Kim Dietzel. Sullivan & Cromwell is advising Weir on US …

Euro elite: focus Nordics – Power, soft and hard

Euro elite: focus Nordics – Power, soft and hard

The Euro Elite is dominated by independents from the Nordics – large, high-quality and able to resist the advance of international firms. The Nordic countries – Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland and Iceland – are diverse legal markets that are home to a strong array of independent domestic firms, including Mannheimer Swartling and Vinge in Sweden, …

Deal Watch: Slaughters advises on £3.6bn ICI pension annuity buy-in and £390m Ignis buyout; Travers leads on $3.1bn Nets sale

Deal Watch: Slaughters advises on £3.6bn ICI pension annuity buy-in and £390m Ignis buyout; Travers leads on $3.1bn Nets sale

Standout corporate mandates over the past few days have included a high profile run by Slaughter and May on deals including a £3.6bn bulk annuity buy-in over the ICI Pension Fund and Standard Life’s £390m acquisition of Ignis Asset Management, as Travers Smith and Kirkland & Ellis led on the $3.1bn acquisition of Nordic card-payment business Nets Holding.