19 July 1999

Erica Shelton

Sean Farrell meets Erica Shelton, the woman Sir Terence Conran referred to as ‘bright and manipulative’ after she won a £10.5m divorce settlement for his ex-wife. Not many of us would like one of the country’s top restaurateurs to describe us as manipulative, but Erica Shelton takes it as a compliment. Then again, Sir Terence […]

Flotations & Financing

Michael Brader, corporate partner at Olswang, led a team acting for Inter-Europe.Com on its equity investment of £1.75m from Atlas Venture Fund and Botts Capital Nominees. An SJ Berwin & Co team, led by Martin Bowen, advised the investors.

Property

Cameron McKenna has acted for four funds, represented by Argyll Property Asset Managers, in their sale of 620 public houses to Pubmaster. The sale for a consideration is in the region of £115m. Property partner Roger Martin led the Camerons team while Andrew Hill, senior staff solicitor in property at Theodore Goddard advised the sellers […]

Property

Cameron McKenna has acted for four funds, represented by Argyll Property Asset Managers, in their sale of 620 public houses to Pubmaster. The sale for a consideration is in the region of £115m. Property partner Roger Martin led the Camerons team while Andrew Hill, senior staff solicitor in property at Theodore Goddard advised the sellers […]

Nuns in the dock after school shuts down

Roger Pearson reports on a group of parents seeking damages from the trustees of a school which closed without warning. High Court action has been launched in London against two French nuns who are blamed by a group of parents for the closure of a u3,000 a term Gloucestershire school. The 18 parents, represented by […]

Flotations & Financing

Lovell White Durrant advised JP Morgan Securities and Banque Nationale de Paris on their involvement in Laurent-Perrier obtaining a listing on the Second Marche of the Paris Stock Exchange. Paris-based capital market partners Philip Boys and Sharon Lewis advised both parties on the equity transaction which involved a private placement in the US and an […]

Flotations & Financing

SJ Berwin & Co, headed by property finance partner David Ryland, has advised Schroders on the securitisation of the Chiswick Park Property Unit Trust which is acquiring the Chiswick Park business development site. The site is being acquired from a subsidiary of shipping group Kvaerner for £50m.

Riverside gift shop row

London’s former County Hall on the Thames is at the centre of a pending High Court action. Oceanic Village is taking the Millennium Wheel Co to court in a battle over operation of gift shops at Riverside Building. It is seeking an injunction restraining Millennium from operating a gift shop in the building along with […]

Brewers battle over beer tie

Brewer Ushers of Trowbridge is taking rival the Glamorgan Beer Co to court for allegedly supplying drinks to its pubs. Ushers will seek a court order banning Glamorgan from unlawfully interfering with contracts made with the tenants of its pubs. The company, represented by Milton Keynes-based Kimbell & Co, which recently filed the High Court […]

Flotations & Financing

Weil Gotshal & Manges acted as US counsel on the £173m initial public offering of The Future Network and advised Future on its acquisition of Imagine Media Inc. Akiko Mikumo, head of Weil Gotshal’s US practice in London, led the team representing Future. SJ Berwin provided UK advice to Future. Imagine was represented by general […]

Property

SJ Berwin & Co, headed by property finance partner David Ryland, has advised Schroders on the securitisation of the Chiswick Park Property Unit Trust which is acquiring the Chiswick Park business development site. The site is being acquired from a subsidiary of shipping group Kvaerner for £50m

Husband and wife team quit 'difficult' Simmons

Simmons & Simmons is losing a husband and wife team in its commercial property department to Taylor Joynson Garrett. Mark Austin and Jane McKee, both partners in Simmons & Simmons’ commercial property department, will join Taylors Joynson Garrett’s 25-strong team in early September. Austin, who will take a step down to senior associate level when […]

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