London, 21 November 2006 – LAWFUEL – Law News Network – Baker & McKenzie, London announced today that it advised Greenhill & Co. International LLP, the lead financial adviser to The Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc. in relation to Nasdaq’s unilateral cash offer for London Stock Exchange Group Plc, which values LSE at approximately £2.9 billion.
Baker & McKenzie Corporate Partner, Helen Bradley, said, “We are pleased to have advised Greenhill on this significant matter. This takeover provides another example of Baker & McKenzie’s growing involvement in significant UK public company takeovers, advising both institutions and corporates. Since 2004 we have acted on 13 UK public takeover bids with a combined value of approximately £9 billion.”
The Baker & McKenzie team consisted of Corporate Partner Helen Bradley, senior associate Robert Adam and Banking and Finance Partner Nick Tostivin.
Nasdaq is advised by Skadden and Allen & Overy. Merrill Lynch is acting as financial adviser to LSE.