Links and CC win roles on £5bn GDF deal as M&A activity bursts into life
Linklaters and Clifford Chance (CC) have lined up to advise on the £5bn reverse takeover of International Power by French utility business GDF Suez as the M&A market last week burst into life. CC is acting for longstanding client International Power, fielding a team under corporate partners David Pudge and Brendan Moylan and banking partner Andrew Grenville. Linklaters was brought on board for GDF Suez, with London-based corporate partner Matthew Middleditch advising. French leader Bredin Prat is acting as local counsel for the utility giant, with corporate partners Patrick Dziewolski and Matthieu Pouchepadass heading up the team.
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