- Latham & Watkins advised Global Infrastructure Partners on the €1.94bn buyout of Italian railway operator Italo-Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori. London partner David Walker (pictured), Italy managing partner Antonio Coletti and Milan partners Stefano Sciolla and Giovanni Sandicchi all advised the US investor as it acquired 100% of the group. Slaughter and May’s Italian ally BonelliErede advised the seller, under the leadership of partners Carlo Montagna and Elena Busson.
- Further north, Baker McKenzie, Clifford Chance (CC) and Allen & Overy (A&O) have all advised on the $6.6bn acquisition of Danish phone carrier TDC by a consortium that includes Australian infrastructure giant Macquarie, as well as three local pension funds. Bakers
London corporate partners Tim Sheddick and James Thompson advised long-term client Macquarie. CC advised the consortium on debt financing. A&O London partner Jonathan Brownson spearheaded the team acting on behalf of the lenders, alongside partners Matt Moore and Jake Keaveny.