Allen & Overy and Linklaters pocket £10.4m for Aviva's Friends Life merger

Stanton, Natalie
February 2015
Lawyer (Online Edition);2/10/2015, p10
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The article reports on the £10.4 million that law firms Allen & Overy and Linklaters have earned for their advice on the proposed £5.6 billion merger of insurance companies Aviva and Friends Life in Great Britain. Allen & Overy is set to take about £4.4 million for its work on the transaction, while Linklaters will receive around £6 million for its advice to the target Friends Life. The fees is said to be the highest payout in a public merger and acquisition deal since 2013.


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