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Cleary, Skadden and Goodwin chip in for Synopsys’ $35bn Ansys deal

Cleary acts for Synopsys as Skadden and Goodwin counsel Ansys in cash-and-stock deal that could attract regulatory scrutiny

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Wachtell, Skadden called in for Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s $14bn Juniper acquisition

Freshfields and Covington also advise on deal highlighting increased appetite for big ticket deals after slump in 2023

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Kirkland and Wachtell shepherd APA’s $4.5bn acquisition of oil rival Callon

M&A rankings leader Kirkland advises target Callon as energy sector consolidation continues apace

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Kirkland tops global 2023 M&A rankings ahead of Latham as dealmaking hits 10-year low

Deal value fell 17% in 2023 to $2.9trn with volume down 6% to 55,200

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Sidley and Latham sew up Coupang’s $500m Farfetch rescue deal

Sidley advises South Korea’s Coupang on its acquisition of troubled luxury e-commerce platform, advised by Latham

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Ropes & Gray, Milbank and Wachtell lead on $14.9bn US Steel acquisition

Milbank and Wachtell advise US Steel as Ropes & Gray counsels Japan’s Nippon Steel on its biggest acquisistion to date

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Skadden, Linklaters tuck into EG Group’s sale of 218 restaurants to KFC

Deal sees KFC buy all of Skadden-repped EG’s UK and Ireland KFC businesses

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O’Melveny and Wilson Sonsini check in for Alaska Air’s $1.9bn acquisition of Hawaiian

O’Melveny advises Alaska as Wilson Sonsini reps Hawaiian in deal likely to attract regulatory scrutiny

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Freshfields and Skadden shepherd eBay-backed Adevinta’s €14bn take private

Wachtell, Clifford Chance and Cleary also among firms called in for one of Europe’s biggest buyouts this year

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Freshfields, Herbert Smith Freehills steer Mars’ £534m Hotel Chocolat acquisition

Freshfields acts for longtime client Mars as HSF counsels AIM-listed Hotel Chocolat

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Abry Partners to buy legal rankings platform Chambers in deal worth £400m

UK private equity firm Inflexion had owned Chambers since 2018 and secured a 4.7x return on its investment

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Kirkland & Ellis among law firms advising on WeWork bankruptcy case

Flexible office space provider filed for bankruptcy protection in the US on Monday

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Kirkland, Milbank and Covington shepherd Bain’s $5.3bn Guidehouse acquisition

Kirkland advises marquee client Bain as Milbank and Covington counsel Guidehouse and tech investor owner Veritas

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Slaughter and May, Travers Smith shepherd Vodafone’s €5bn sale of Spanish arm to Zegona

Slaughters advises longtime client Vodafone as Travers Smith counsels listed TMT investor Zegona

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Paul Weiss, Wachtell shepherd Chevron’s $53bn Hess Corp mega merger

Deal marks second major transaction in oil industry this month

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Freshfields, Skadden lead on Deutsche Bahn’s Arriva sale to I Squared Capital

Freshfields acts for Deutsche Bahn in deal valuing Arriva at reported €1.6bn

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Weil steers Microsoft through final stage of $69bn Activision Blizzard merger clearance

Global antitrust counsel advised on 17 review processes worldwide to secure largest-ever gaming industry deal

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Davis Polk, Gibson Dunn lead on ExxonMobil $60bn mega merger

Oil giant’s acquisition of Gibson Dunn client Pioneer Natural Resources marks largest transaction so far this year

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Kirkland, Latham act in Birkenstock $1.5bn US IPO

Kirkland counsels German shoemaker on New York Stock Echange listing as Latham acts for underwriters

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Linklaters, Herbert Smith Freehills called in for Metro Bank rescue

Deal sees HSF client Spaldy Investments become embattled high street bank’s majority shareholder

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