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Cravath Swaine & Moore corporate partner Bob Townsend advised regular client Arch Chemicals on its £115m acquisition of the Pool & Spa business and the Protection & Hygiene subsidiary of UK chemicals company Avecia Group. Slaughter and May corporate partner Richard de Carle advised the US company on UK aspects of the deal, supported by corporate assistants Rebecca Cousin and Shubhu Patil, and property associate Carina Telford. Dickson Minto senior partner Alastair Dickson advised the target, supported by corporate partner Peter Uri. Townsend was supported by New York corporate associate Craig Arcella.

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