Slaughter and May

London Office

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Senior Partner: Steve Cooke
Number of partners worldwide: 115
Number of lawyers worldwide: 536
International Offices: Hong Kong, Beijing, Brussels
Languages: 43 languages

Firm Overview:
Slaughter and May is a leading international law firm with a worldwide corporate, commercial and financing practice. The firm provides its clients with a professional service of the highest calibre, combining technical excellence with commercial awareness and a practical, constructive approach to legal issues. Every client receives a personal service tailored to their requirements; special emphasis is placed on partner involvement, approachability and continuity of client service. International work is central to the firm’s practice. The firm has close working relationships with leading independent law firms around the world which enables it to provide clients with a first class and seamless legal service worldwide.

Main Areas of Practice:

■ on the multijurisdictional investigations into online hotel bookings
■ VocaLink on its proposed acquisition by MasterCard
■ Google in relation to the EC investigations into search and advertising
Contact: Philippe Chappatte

Corporate & M&A:
■ Standard Life on the all-share merger with Aberdeen Asset Management
■ Vodafone on the merger of its subsidiary Vodafone India with Idea Cellular Royal
■ Wood Group on its £2.2bn takeover of Amec Foster Wheeler
■ Green Investment Bank on its sale to the Macquarie Group
Contacts: Roland Turnill and Andy Ryde

Dispute Resolution:
■ Rolls-Royce in relation to the criminal investigations conducted by the Serious Fraud Office
■ British American Tobacco in an SFO investigation into suspicions of corruption
■ Banco Santander Totta S.A. in a successful swaps litigation case
Contact: Sarah Lee

Financial Regulation:
■ UK Asset Resolution Limited and Bradford & Bingley in relation to the disposal, of legacy buy-to-let mortgage assets
■ HM Treasury on legal aspects of an alternative remedies package to replace RBS’s commitment to divest its UK retail and SME banking operations
■ Novae Group plc on its acquisition by Axis Capital
Contact: Jan Putnis

■ Seadrill Limited on its US$1.06 restructuring plan to be implemented with prearranged chapter 11 cases
■ Tencent on the financing for the US$8.6bn acquisition of Supercell
■ Lonza on the financing of its US$5.5 billion acquisition of Capsugel
■ Premier Oil plc on the successful restructuring of its US$3.8 billion debt facilities
Contact: Andrew McClean

IT / Outsourcing:
■ Ericsson on entering its first contract for the build, delivery and management of a digital stack solution, to VimpelCom
■ Government Digital Service on its project to create a technology hub to create a market in identity assurance services
■ Carillion on its contract with Wipro Limited for the design, build, test, implementation and rollout of a business-transformational, market-leading, facilities management IT solution
Contacts: Rob Sumroy, David Ives

Pensions & Employment:
■ Tata Steel on the restructuring of the £13 billion British Steel Pension Scheme
■ BT Pension Scheme Trustees on their response to Ofcom’s Strategic Review of Digital Communications
■ Post Office on the pensions and employment aspects of the high profile proposed closure of its defined benefit pension scheme
Contact: Charles Cameron

Real Estate:
■ Tottenham Hotspur on all aspects relating to the construction process of its new stadium in North London
■ Bupa Finance Plc on the lease of its headquarters at 1 Angel Court, London EC2
■ Derwent London on the major pre-let at The White Chapel Building, 10 Whitechapel High Street, London E1 to Fotografiska
Contacts: Jane Edwarde, John Nevin, Richard Todd

■ Tata Steel Group on its 50/50 Joint Venture with thyssenkrupp AG
■ Grupo Villar Mir on English law and UK tax and stamp duty aspects of the combination of its wholly owned subsidiary, Grupo FerroAtlántica, with Globe Speciality Metals Inc.
■ Vodafone in relation to its Netherlands JV with Liberty Global
■ Infinis group of companies on the disposal of its entire operational and in-development onshore wind generation and landfill gas generation businesses
Contact: Sara Luder