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Shoosmiths Manchester advises Allied London on milestone pre-let to popular travel website

Shoosmiths acted for Allied London on the pre-let of 222,000 sqft of space at Manchester Goods Yard, which forms part of Allied London’s Enterprise City tech campus. will be one of Enterprise City’s anchor tenants in the 12-year letting deal which will provide a new global headquarters for the group’s ground transportation division, […]

Shoosmiths advises Firesprite on exclusive PlayStation VR deal for The Persistence

Headed by partner Laura Harper, Shoosmiths’ IP & Creative Industries experts have advised Firesprite on a major licensing and worldwide digital and disc distribution deal for its new virtual reality game The Persistence. The team also provided advice on brand protection and trademark registrations. The deal will see Sony take exclusive ownership over the license […]

Loyens & Loeff advises Development Partners on acquisition of stake in MNT Investments

Loyens & Loeff advised Development Partners International LLP, a UK-based company and a leading African focused private equity firm, on the acquisition of a minority stake in MNT Investments B.V., the holding company for Mashroey and Tasaheel; market leaders in the fast growing and highly underpenetrated consumer finance and microfinance sectors in Egypt. The investment […]

Walder Wyss advises Continental on sale of Continental Automotive Switzerland

Continental sold all shares in Continental Automotive Switzerland AG, Rüthi/SG to RUHAMA Finanz Holding AG. Walder Wyss advised Continental Swiss as legal advisor in this transaction. The team was led by Urs P. Gnos (Partner, Corporate/M&A) and further included Mark A. Reutter (Partner, IPIT), Samuel Lieberherr (Managing Associate, Corporate/M&A), Mirjam Olah (Associate, Corporate/M&A), Vera Krüttli (Associate, Corporate/M&A), Nico Bernhard (Associate, Corporate/M&A), Simone Wetzstein (Associate, Employment), Christoph Stutz (Associate, Employment), Janine Corti (Counsel, […]

Prosecutor Phil Bradley QC sees life-term handed to murderer

No5 Barristers’ Chambers crime specialist Phil Bradley QC has successfully prosecuted a murder case at Birmingham Crown Court. Gavin Casey, 31, was jailed for life, with a minimum of 20 years, after being found guilty of murdering Christopher Messenger, 36, at a shared house in Highfield Road, Washwood Heath, Birmingham, in February. Presenting the prosecution […]

Ogier advises FESCO on note restructuring

Ogier has advised shipping and logistics firm FESCO on the restructuring of their US$875 million notes. An Ogier team led by partner Michael Killourhy and managing associate Christian Burns-Di Lauro advised on the BVI law elements of the deal, and in particular, the restructuring of the US$875 million of notes issued by a FESCO subsidiary. […]

TLT acts on £4.4m cancer screening investment

TLT has advised Micrima, the Bristol-based cancer screening company, on a £4.4m equity funding round to support the further development and commercial launch of its breast imaging system, MARIA. The funding was led by Technology Venture Partners, The Angel CoFund (ACF), Venture Founders and several individual investors, bringing the total amount raised by Micrima to […]

Shoosmiths Manchester marks year of growth with nine hires

Just 15 months after launching, with the appointment of partner, Lisa Gibbs, the Manchester conveyancing team has grown to incorporate nine specialists. The team has developed a busy pipeline of instructions since being established and further appointments to the team are now planned, with ambitions to double the current headcount, in response to increasing client […]

Kinstellar advises CTP Group on acquisition of a logistics centre in Serbia

Kinstellar has successfully advised CTP Group on the acquisition of a 10,000 m2 logistics centre near the Serbian capital, Belgrade. The acquisition was made through an M&A transaction and included assistance with acquisition financing and the refinancing of existing loans. The Kinstellar team was comprised of Branislav Marić (Managing Partner) and Andreja Vrazalic (Senior Associate) and also included […]

Walder Wyss advises E.CF S.A.S. on acquisition of majority interest in Andy Mannhart AG

On 16 July 2018, E.CF S.A.S., the European leader in the distribution of small equipment and consumables to professionals in the hospitality and catering sectors, acquired a majority interest in Andy Mannhart AG. With this acquisition, E.CF S.A.S. continues its international expansion strategy, adding an important Swiss player to its already broad network of international subsidiaries. Walder Wyss has […]

TLT advises Plantforce on £4.7m investment

TLT has advised Plantforce, the largest provider of heavy equipment rentals in the South West, on a £4.7m growth capital investment from BGF, the most active growth investor in the world. Plantforce will use the funding to expand its fleet ahead of a growing project pipeline that includes a contract for HS2. TLT provided bespoke […]

No5 barrister’s success in opposing Rochdale grooming case

Vinesh Mandalia, led by Cathryn McGahey QC, represented the Home Office in contesting the citizenship appeal of three members of the Rochdale grooming gang. Abdul Aziz, Adil Khan and Qari Abdul Rauf were jailed in May 2012 for their part in the sex ring and were informed by the Home Office in 2015 they would be […]

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