Linklaters has been drafted in by the U.K. government to advise on the potential sale of 16 billion pounds’ ($25.3 billion) worth of assets over the next two years in a bid to reduce the U.K.’s budget deficit.

The Magic Circle firm is understood to be one of a number of top law firms in line to benefit from plans to sell a portfolio of assets including the student loan book and the Dartford Crossing.