LAWFUEL – The Lawyer Newswire – We have been shortlisted for the M&A Team of the Year Award in the 2007 Financial News Legal Awards. The winners, which will be chosen by the readers of Financial News magazine, will be announced on 8 November.
Lovells was nominated for work advising US pharmaceuticals group Schering-Plough on its €11 billion acquisition of Organon BioSciences NV, the international human and animal healthcare businesses of Dutch chemicals company Akzo Nobel NV.
Richard Lewis and Johannes Buntjer led the forty-strong team of lawyers across our offices in Amsterdam, London, Madrid, Munich, Paris and Rome. Other firms shortlisted alongside Lovells in the M&A category are Clifford Chance, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Linklaters, Slaughter & May, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom and Sullivan & Cromwell.
Comment: The M&A team had a strong year in 2006, handling more than 250 M&A transactions with a combined total value exceeding €125bn worldwide. This nomination is testament to the firm’s reputation in Europe for carrying out high-end market leading work.