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New York’s Cravath, Swaine & Moore is representing Vivendi S.A. in its $34 billion acquisition of The Seagram Co. Ltd. and its $12 billion acquisition of the portion of Canal Plus S.A. Vivendi doesn’t already own. New York’s Simpson Thacher & Bartlett is representing Seagram, and the Paris office of New York’s Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton is handling the deal for Canal Plus. Vivendi has also hired Paris-based Bredin Prat & Associes and Toronto’s Blake, Cassels & Graydon L.L.P. Seagram has retained Paris’ Gide Loyrette Noual as French counsel and Toronto’s Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt L.L.P. as Canadian counsel. The Cravath attorneys are partners Faiza J. Saeed and Lewis R. Steinberg; and associates Ronald Cami, Carol A. Challed, Ronen Elad, Eric W. Hilfers, Alyssa F. Wolpin, Richard M. Nugent, Lawrence Witdorchic and Linda Kelly. The Bredin Prat attorneys are partners Jean-Francois Prat and Elena Baxter, and associate Olivier Assant. The Blake Cassels attorneys are partners Alan Bell, Craig Thorburn, Jeff Kerbel, Leslie Morgan and Jim Hausman; and associates Robyn Keinick, David Simpson and Michael Piaskoski. The Simpson Thacher attorneys representing Seagram are partners Daniel Clivner, Sarah Cogan, John G. Finley, George Krouse, Brian Stadler, Kenneth Edgar, Kenneth R. Logan and Steven C. Todrys; and associates Jeanne Annarumma, Cedric Bonner, John Ericson, Celine Fronval, Robert Goldbaum, Brian Henry, Michelle Ingber, Susan Kaufman, Mary Kuan, Jaclyn Mintz, Amy Rubin, Eric Swedenburg and Ryerson Symons. The Gide Loyrette lead partner is Youssef Djehane. The Osler Hoskin attorneys are partners Clay Horner, Monica Biringer and Donald Gilchrist; and associates Dana Di Bartolo and Bert Clarke. The Cleary Gottlieb lawyers in Paris representing Canal Plus are partners Laurent Cohen-Tanugi, Francois Brunet, Andrew Bernstein and Jean-Michel Tron; and associate Marie-Laurence Tibi. Daniel R. Paladino, executive vice president and general counsel, is handling the deal in-house for Seagram. Vivendi and Canal Plus have no in-house attorneys working on the deal. The transaction is expected to close in the late fall, said Ms. Saeed, pending European, U.S. and Canadian regulatory approvals.

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