Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
stand to earn more than £102m, or nearly $167m, from acting on the merger of the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and Deutsche Börse.
According to a filing
made on the LSE on Wednesday, the LSE expects to spend about $90m, on legal advice in connection with the merger. Freshfields is advising the LSE, which said that it could spend almost $102mon legal advice.
Meanwhile, Deutsche Börse, which has given Linklaters
the mandate, is expected to spend about $77m on legal advice. It could spend as much as about $80m.
In total, the LSE expects to spend between $249m and $285m on all advice, which includes fees for financial and corporate broking, legal, accounting, public relations and other advice. Deutsche Börse expects to spend between $200m and $211m on all advice. Both markets confirmed they are in advanced talks for a merger in February last year.
According to Legal Week
, Freshfield’s team advising the LSE includes corporate partner Andrew Hutchings and London M&A co-head Piers Prichard Jones. Meanwhile, Linklaters
London corporate partners Roger Barron and Simon Branigan and Germany corporate partners Ralph Wollburg and Staffan Illert leading the team advising Deutsche Börse.
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