Freshfields, Norton Rose, S&C Handle $1.2 Billion BMO Buy

, The Am Law Daily


BMO Financial Group, a unit of the Bank of Montreal, has retained Magic Circle firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Sullivan & Cromwell to advise on its $1.2 billion acquisition of F&C Asset Management, one of the top asset managers in Europe and the U.K. Norton Rose Fulbright, which combined with Fulbright & Jaworski last summer and recently hired BMO's former chief compliance officer, is advising F&C on the deal.

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