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Tech start-up gets cash injection from Clifford Chance and Latham

Reynen Court, the platform claiming to be a “one-stop” tech solution for the legal industry, has completed its first series A investment round, attracting cash from two of its biggest law firm backers. The heavyweight firms joined Prins H LLC, an investment vehicle set up by the platform’s founder and CEO Andrew Klein to provide […]

TLT acts on sale of Edenhall Group to Marshalls

By Andrew Webber TLT has acted on the sale of Edenhall Group, Britain’s largest independent manufacturer of concrete facing bricks, to listed landscape products manufacturer Marshalls plc. Marshalls has acquired 100 per cent of the issued share capital of Edenhall Holdings Limited in a strategic acquisition to boost its growth in the new build housing market. […]

TLT completes London acquisition for Savills

By John Wood The deal will see the global real estate services provider add weight to its residential and commercial portfolios in London and accelerate its UK growth strategy. It follows previous acquisitions completed by TLT for Savills, including two residential sales, lettings and property management agents in the North West in the last quarter. […]

Schoenherr advises Wieland Ventures on acquisition of stake in UrbanGold

By Florian Kusznier, Helen Nassey Schoenherr has advised Wieland Ventures GmbH (Wieland) on the acquisition of a 22.1 % stake in UrbanGold GmbH (UrbanGold), an innovative start-up that developed a technology to recycle valuable metals from electrical and electronic waste. The terms and conditions of the transaction remain confidential. UrbanGold was founded in 2014 as a start-up […]

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Shearman jumps on infrastructure PE bandwagon with Bakers hires

Baker McKenzie infrastructure PE duo Tim Sheddick and Katie Hicks have joined Shearman & Sterling in London, the latest in a series of moves to US firms in this space. Sheddick has been with Bakers since 1999 and was made a partner in 2006. One of his key clients is Macquarie, which he advised in […]

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 […]

Latham’s Barnett secures 888 mandate after A&O move

Latham & Watkins and Sidley Austin have advised on online casino operator 888 Holding’s £22m buyout of All American Poker Network (AAPN). Through the deal, London-listed 888 has acquired the remaining 53 per cent interest in AAPN that it does not own, from its joint venture partner Avenue OLG Entertainment. AAPN was established as a US-facing joint venture […]

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CMS: Give us your ideas and spend a week in Silicon Valley

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang has launched a new portal to allow its staff to generate ideas and turn the best ones into products, The Lawyer has learned. The firm is asking for ideas that address three challenges, namely culture, internal efficiency or client solutions. These can either be “quick wins” or “big ideas”, which are transformative […]

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