Vodafone-Verizon mega-deal fuels M&A hopes as Macfarlanes' international plans come good
It was the moment when Macfarlanes' idiosyncratic international strategy paid off – and when Linklaters surprisingly lost out on a role on one of the biggest M&A deals of the decade. Vodafone's $130bn (£79bn) sale of its stake in Verizon – not only by far the biggest deal of the year but also the largest US-based corporate transaction since 2001 – was always likely to be a feeding frenzy for law firms. Accordingly, a number of the usual suspects landed roles on both sides of the Atlantic. Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz and Debevoise & Plimpton acted for Verizon in the US, while Simpson Thacher & Bartlett took the Vodafone mandate.
Anna Reynolds examines how a City blue blood landed a role on the juiciest corporate deal of 2013
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