LaSalle sale certified by Dutch Supreme Court

The winners - besides, obviously BofA - would appear to be Barclays Capital, which was happy to see the former ABN subsidiary let go. Not such good news for the Royal Bank of Scotland, Santander and Fortis trio and their bid, which was believed to have been contingent on the retention of LaSalle by ABN.

BofA was quick to reveal its pleasure at the ruling. "We are pleased that the Supreme Court has vacated the injunction and look forward to completing this important strategic transaction as so

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