Bird & Bird’s office in the Hague (Armand Killan, Harry Rek) has signed a cooperation agreement with the European Space Agency which will see the firm advising on the commercial use of the International Space Station.
Masons’ AIM team, headed by Russell Booker, advised chemical genomics business VASTox on its admission to AIM in London. Nabarro Nathanson (Peter Williamson) advised nominated adviser and broker KBC Peel Hunt.
Norton Rose (Mike Rebeiro) advised International Moscow Bank on its agreement with Indian software house I-flex Solutions in relation to the customisation, licensing, implementation and support of its Flexcube core banking software product for the Russian market.
Simmons & Simmons (David Barrett) advised the Home Office on its £200m six-year outsourcing of the Immigration & Nationality Directorate’s IT infrastructure to Atos Origin. The senior in-house lawyer at Atos Origin led the team working on the transaction.
Harbottle & Lewis (Lawrence Abramson) advised the former guitarist in glam rock band Sweet in his victory against Spyros Melaris, his Waterfall companies and their distributor TDK in a case involving an unauthorised DVD of the band.
Latham & Watkins represented nCUBE on the acquisition of its On Demand media and digital advertising business by C-COR. C-COR is a global provider of communications transport and access products, software systems and technical services to the broadband and telecommunications industries. C-COR was represented by Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll.
Olswang acted for WIN on its application for admission to trading on AIM. WIN, a UK mobile phone data services company, successfully placed £10m of shares through the issue of new and existing ordinary shares. McDermott Will & Emery acted for nominated adviser Beaumont Cornish and broker Arden Partners.