Lawyers at Linklaters and Clifford Chance played leading roles in the mammoth European energy deal announced Tuesday under which Franco-Belgian GDF Suez SA will take control of Britain’s International Power PLC. The agreement will transform GDF Suez into the world’s largest utility, according to Reuters.

Under the deal, GDF Suez will receive a 70 percent stake in London-based International Power in exchange for turning over its non-European power generation business, as well as assets in the United Kingdom and Turkey. Additionally, International Power’s shareholders, who retain a 30 percent stake in the new company, will receive a special $2.2 billion dividend as part of the transaction. International Power will remain listed on the London Stock Exchange.

This content has been archived. It is available through our partners, LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law.

To view this content, please continue to their sites.

Not a Lexis Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Not a Bloomberg Law Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law are third party online distributors of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law customers are able to access and use ALM's content, including content from the National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, Legaltech News, The New York Law Journal, and Corporate Counsel, as well as other sources of legal information.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]