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Most innovative US law firms 2013: Corporate and Commercial (3)

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DescriptionAdvised the Clearwire board on a strategy to increase value to its shareholders by encouraging a rival bid into a majority owned company.

Most innovative US law firms 2013: Corporate and Commercial (2)

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DescriptionRepresented 3G partners in its joint acquisition of Heinz in a $28bn all-cash transaction that utilised an innovative deal structure, dubbed 'the ketchup clause'.

Most innovative US law firms 2013: Corporate and Commercial

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DescriptionStructured two recent deals that breathe life into the go-shop provision, turning an obligation into a deal technology.