Slaughter and May is advising Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited – possible offer for London Stock Exchange Group

17 Sep 2019

Slaughter and May is advising Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (“HKEX”) on the possible offer for London Stock Exchange Group plc (“LSEG”) announced by HKEX on 11 September 2019.

Under the terms of the possible offer, LSEG shareholders would receive 2,045 pence in cash and 2.495 newly issued HKEX shares per LSEG share, implying a value for the entire issued and to be issued share capital of LSEG of approximately £29.6 billion.

Slaughter and May is working as an integrated team with Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP (on US aspects of the possible offer), along with law firms in a number of other jurisdictions.

Contacts

Corporate: David Watkins (partner), Victoria MacDuff (partner), Claire Jackson (associate), Thomas Peacock (associate), Adam Sriskandan (associate), Molly Whitehall (associate), Dennis Mok (associate); Financial Regulation: Jan Putnis (partner), Tim Fosh (associate), Jennyfer Moreau (associate); Competition and Foreign Investment: Lisa Wright (partner), Poppy Smith (associate), Rosy Cheetham-West (associate); Financing: Ed Fife (partner), Harry Bacon (partner), Claire Cooke (associate); Tax: Gareth Miles (partner), Victoria Hine (associate), Jamshed Bilimoria (associate); Pensions: Charles Cameron (partner), David Wilks (associate); Employment and Share Schemes: Padraig Cronin (partner), Rosemary Nelson (associate); Slaughter and May Hong Kong: Peter Brien (partner), Jing Chen (partner), Justin Chan (associate), Pariya Rojtanongchai (associate), Anthony Sze (associate);and Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP: Philip Boeckman (partner), Richard Hall (partner), Alyssa Caples (partner), Norman Walczak (associate), Henri Simonet (associate).


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