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Clifford Chance LLP
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London > Corporate and commercial > M&A: upper mid-market and premium deals, £500m+

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Tim LewisClifford Chance LLP

An exceptional 12 months for Clifford Chance LLP has seen the magic circle firm advise on a series of blockbuster deals for some of the largest telecoms providers and financial services corporations in the world, including advising Telefonica on the O2/Virgin Media merger. Beyond these headline transactions, the team’s cross-sector focus ensures that they are also sought out by leading domestic and international names across sectors including renewable energy, natural resources, and information technology. Co-practice head Melissa Fogarty has recently played a key role on high profile deals for clients in the TMT, agriculture, and consumer goods sectors, while David Pudge‘s highly agile M&A practice is underpinned by consumer goods sector expertise that sees him regularly advising major retailers. Tim Lewis has recently handled high-value takeover bids and take private offers for various financial institutions, while Steven Fox  has been engaged on Covid response mandates for multiple corporate clients, as well as on big-ticket transactional work. Gareth Camp co-heads the London healthcare and life sciences practice, working on numerous strategic transactions for some of the foremost pharmaceutical companies and public bodies in the sector. Katherine Moir is noted for cross-border public and private M&A.

London > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Sport

Magic circle firm Clifford Chance LLP has ‘extraordinary’ sporting expertise, tailor-made to support on disputes, finance and corporate matters. The team caters to a client roster of investors, governing bodies, teams and stakeholders in addition to elite athletes, and is helmed by litigator Christopher Yates who advises on crisis management and disputes with reputational significance. Senior associate James Cranston also focuses on contentious matters, covering litigation, arbitration and investigations. The hugely experienced Tim Lewis has advised Arsenal Football Club on corporate matters over many years, and in July 2020 was appointed as a non-executive director of the Premier League club. TMT specialist Jennifer Mbaluto offers ‘invaluable advice’ on the media rights front.