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Shoosmiths appointed to key public sector legal services panel

By Lee Perry National law firm Shoosmiths has been appointed to two full service lots in England, Wales and Scotland on the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) Wider Public Sector Legal Services Panel (RM3788). This panel helps a variety of public sector organisations in England, Wales and Scotland to access Shoosmiths’ public sector legal expertise through a […]

TLT advises Blackfinch and Santander on wind acquisition

By Gary Roscoe TLT has reunited with clean energy investor Blackfinch Investments and Santander to complete the acquisition and project funding for two additional onshore wind turbines. The turbines – each with a 500kW generation capacity and located near Kingston upon Hull, East Yorkshire – were acquired through Blackfinch’s renewable energy investment entity, Sedgwick Trading. The deal […]

Loyens & Loeff advises Berkshire Partners in its divestment of Farm Boy

By Jochem van der Wal, Siobhán McCarthy, Frédéric Franckx, Kristof Jansen We advised the leading American private equity firm, Berkshire Partners, on Luxembourg tax and corporate law aspects of its divestment of Farm Boy, a Canadian grocery store, which Berkshire Partners acquired in 2012. Farm Boy was sold to the Canadian food retailer Empire Co Ltd for […]

Loyens & Loeff advises EQT Mid-Market Credit II in structuring and closing of its second European direct lending fund

By Thibaut Partsch, Agata Szymoniak We advised EQT Fund Management S.à r.l. on regulatory and legal aspects of the setting up, structuring and closing of its second European direct lending fund, EQT Mid-Market Credit II, based in Luxembourg, focusing primarily on providing financing to mid-market companies that have a significant proportion of their earnings, revenues, operations […]

Loyens & Loeff advises SGG in the acquisition of Augentius

We advised SGG, a Luxembourg-based leading trust, corporate and fund services firm, in the acquisition of Augentius, a leading global provider of alternative investment solutions to the Private Equity and Real Estate communities. The transaction, which is subject to regulatory approval, reinforces SGG Group’s position as the 4th leading investor services firm in the world […]

Ogier advises Transocean in the acquisition of Ocean Rig UDW

By Bradley Kruger, Cynthia Anandajayasekeram, Ross Wilding Ogier has advised Transocean Ltd. (NYSE: RIG) on the Cayman law aspects of its successful acquisition of Ocean Rig UDW Inc. (NASDAQ: ORIG) valued at approximately $2.7 billion, inclusive of Ocean Rig UDW Inc.’s net debt. The transaction completed on 5 December 2018. Transocean Ltd. is a leading international provider of […]

Serjeants’ Inn announces four new arrivals boosting Court of Protection, Public and Business and Specialist Crime teams

Leading Chambers Serjeants’ Inn is pleased to announce that Alexander dos Santos,  Matthew Chidley, Rhys Hadden and Elizabeth Fox have joined the set. The award-winning chambers has gained 14 new tenants in 12 months, including two silks and a former judge in Dijen Basu QC, Nageena Khalique QC and His Honour Brian Barker CBE QC. Catherine […]

No5 Barristers’ Chambers advices Rosconn Strategic Land Limited in High Court

Judgment was recently handed down in West Oxfordshire District Council v (1) Secretary of State for Housing Communites and Local Government (2) Rosconn Strategic Land Limited  [2018] EWHC 3065 (Admin). It is important in understanding the approach of decision takers to emerging plans, and to the application of para 48 of the NPPF: “Local planning authorities […]

No5 Barristers’ Chambers defends teenager in murder case

Michael Duck QC, of No5 Barristers’ Chambers, is defending a teenager who denied murdering a taxi controller in Birmingham but has admitted manslaughter. Ibrahim Osman, aged 18, from Mead Crescent, Bordesley Green, admitted killing Saeed Rahat, 37, who died after an incident at Embassy Cars, in Oliver Street, Nechells, on June 2, 2017. Abdiwali Ashkir, 20, from […]

Loyens & Loeff advises Jack Wolfskin on its acquisition by Callaway Golf Company

Our Luxembourg office advised Jack Wolfskin, a major producer of outdoor wear and equipment, and the selling shareholders Bain Capital, CQS and HIG Capital, in its acquisition by Callaway Golf Company, an American global sporting goods company, for EUR 418 million. Our corporate team led by Michael Scott have acted as long time advisers to […]

TLT appoints partner in Glasgow UK-wide Corporate growth

By John Wood TLT has continued its rapid expansion in Scotland and ambitious growth plans for its UK-wide corporate team with the appointment of Damien Bechelli as corporate partner in Glasgow, who joins from DWF. This latest growth in Scotland enhances TLT’s UK-wide corporate offering, building on its existing strength and depth in servicing clients […]

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