LONDON – LAWFUEL – Legal News Network – Allen & Overy is advising …

LONDON – LAWFUEL – Legal News Network – Allen & Overy is advising the Macquarie Consortium on its proposed £8 billion acquisition of Thames Water Holdings Plc. The transaction represents the largest buy-out (in value terms) in the UK so far this year.

· The Allen & Overy M&A team was led by corporate partner Alan Paul assisted by corporate partner Keith McGuire, senior corporate associate Dominic Morris and corporate associates Ron Kirschner, Kelly Luker and Stephen Kubicki.

· The equity financing team was led by private equity partners Chris Thornes and Jeremy Hunt, assisted by Joanna Nichols and Eva Beattie.

· The debt financing team was led by leveraged finance partner Andrew Bamber, assisted by senior associate William Lucas and Jon Richards.

· Competition partner Mark Friend, assisted by Maureen O’Neill and Kira Vermang, advised on competition and regulatory issues. Tax partners Patrick Mears and Brenda Coleman, assisted by Charles Yorke, advised on tax issues. Employment partner Stefan Martin, assisted by Kaye Maguire, advised on employment issues. Pensions partner Maria Stimpson, assisted by Jo Taylor, advised on pensions issues. Environment partner Owen Lomas, assisted by Doug Bryden and Amy Merrill, advised on environmental issues. Projects partner Anne Baldock, assisted by E Way Liow, advised on PFI related issues. Incentives partner Paul McCarthy, assisted by Gary Moore, advised on incentives issues. Litigation partner Jonathan Hitchin, assisted by Rainer Evers, advised on litigation issues. Real Estate partner Daniel McKimm, assisted by Tanya Etheridge and Jai Kumar, advised on real estate issues. CMT partner Colin Pearson, assisted by Naomi Leach, advised on IT and IP issues. Michael Brown and James Mills advised on insurance issues. Frankfurt-based corporate partner Reinhard Hermes, assisted by Sven Prüfer, advised on German law issues.

For further information, please contact Karen Levin ([email protected]) on +44 (0)20 7330 4341.

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