Linklaters advises on £71bn acquisition of SABMiller by AB InBev

Linklaters has advised SABMiller plc on its £71bn recommended acquisition by Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV.

The deal, which is subject to regulatory approvals, is the largest ever offer for a UK company.  If it completes, it will be the world’s third largest takeover ever and will create a global brewer and one of the world's leading consumer products companies.

The Linklaters team was led by corporate partners Nick Rumsby and Charlie Jacobs, based in London.  Other members of the team include competition partners Gerwin Van Gerven and Bernd Meyring, based in Brussels.