Slaughters and Links lead on £1.78bn rights issue
Slaughter and May and Linklaters have taken the lead roles on Standard Chartered's £1.78bn rights issue. The bank's largest shareholder, Singaporean sovereign wealth fund Temasek, came out in support of the deal, which was approved today (24 November), and will also underwrite the issue along with JPMorgan, UBS and Goldman Sachs.Slaughters has advised longstanding client Standard Chartered with corporate partner Nilufer von Bismarck leading the team along with pensions and employment partner Eddie Codrington and tax partner Jeanette Zaman.
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