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Morgan Stanley, the sole sponsor for National Australia Bank's demerger and dual-listing of its UK subsidiary, Clydesdale and Yorkshire Bank, had to navigate a complex deal structure and a sharp sell-off in banking stocks.
The merger of HR consultancy Towers Watson and insurance broker Willis Group raised plenty of cross-border challenges for their legal advisers at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher on both sides of the Atlantic. Edward Russell-Walling reports.
With the cost of bank financing growing, the UK's Bibby Financial Services was left with two choices: become a bank or securitise its debt. It chose the latter, and the results so far have been encouraging.
Political and economic instability have kept Pakistan out of the bond markets for the best part of the past decade. However, with the reform-minded Nawaz Sharif government instilling confidence in investors, Citi has helped to facilitate the country's return to the markets.
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