Legal Business

Magic Circle take the lead as Glencore sells $2.5bn stake in agricultural arm

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Linklaters advised on Glencore’s $2.5bn sale last month of a 40% stake in Glencore Agricultural Products to Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB).

Glencore instructed a Linklaters team led by corporate heavyweights David Avery-Gee and Charlie Jacobs, while Freshfields corporate partners David Higgins and Richard Thexton advised CPPIB. Freshfields’ Amsterdam managing partner Winfred Knibbeler also advised on the antitrust aspects of the deal.