Slaughter and May advised Vodafone on its merger with Three

Slaughter and May advised Vodafone Group Plc ("Vodafone") on its entry into binding agreements with CK Hutchison Group Telecom Holdings Limited ("CKHGT"), a wholly owned subsidiary of CK Hutchison Holdings Limited ("CK Hutchison"), in relation to a combination of their UK telecommunication businesses, respectively Vodafone UK ("Vodafone UK") and Three UK ("Three UK") (the "Transaction").

Vodafone will own 51% of the combined business ("MergeCo") and CKHGT 49%, with the merger creating one of Europe’s leading 5G networks. 

The Transaction is expected to close before the end of 2024, subject to regulatory and shareholder approvals.

Corporate
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Richard Hilton Partner
Aleezeh Liaqat Associate
Nick Johnston Associate
Monique Dhiri Associate
Clancy Bradshaw Associate
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Rebecca Torrance / Trainee, Param Khera / Trainee, Sara Alqamish / Trainee, Marina Hou / Trainee, Jennifer Ho / Trainee

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