Slaughter and May is advising Standard Life plc on the recommended all-share merger with Aberdeen Asset Management

Slaughter and May, working alongside the Standard Life in-house legal team, is advising Standard Life plc (Standard Life), on the recommended all-share merger of Standard Life and Aberdeen Asset Management plc (Aberdeen) to be effected by means of a court-sanctioned scheme of arrangement (the Merger). The Merger is conditional upon regulatory and antitrust clearances and shareholder approvals.

Following completion of the Merger, Standard Life’s shareholders will own approximately 66.7 per cent. and Aberdeen’s shareholders will own approximately 33.3 per cent. of the combined group.

Slaughter and May is supporting Standard Life's internal legal team, which is led by Rushad Abadan, Group General Counsel, supported by Sara De Busk, Head of General Counsel’s Office, and Benjamin Brust, Legal Counsel.

Jonathan Marks, who is leading the team at Slaughter and May said: "I am delighted to be working with Standard Life’s in-house legal team on this important merger."

Jonathan Marks Partner
Roland Turnill Senior Partner
Paul Mudie Partner
Natalie Cook Partner
Claire Jackson Partner
Jessica Harries Associate
Jan Putnis Partner
Nick Bonsall Partner
David Shone Partner
David Ives Partner
Laura Houston Partner
Rosemary Nelson Associate
Jane Edwarde Partner - Real Estate