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Gowling advises Cairngorm Capital on acquisition of MJ Wilson Group

International law firm Gowling WLG has advised client Cairngorm Capital Partners LLP (Cairngorm Capital) on the acquisition of M J Wilson Group Limited (MJ Wilson), the leading independent UK distributor of process instrumentation and control products. The transaction was led by Corporate, Finance and Tax partner Ian Piggin, Jade MacDonald and Stephen Bowman with support […]

Tikit enhances UK sales team

To deal with growing client demand Tikit expands its sales team with the appointment of former IT Lab employee Craig Dootson.  Craig has vast experience of the IT industry having worked across multiple areas including licensing, thin client technology, cloud hosting and Office 365.

Cedarlake acquires majority share of BMF

Cedarlake Private Equity Fund I, advised by Rantum Capital, has acquired from Argos Soditic Funds the majority of BMF Group AG, the world’s third-largest ropeway manufacturer with more than 320 employees in Switzerland. Vischer advised Cedarlake and Rantum. The team led by partner Dr. Robert Bernet comprised Dr. Peter Kühn, Sebastian Flückiger, Ruben Masar, Aron […]

Pensions in 30 Podcasts, episode 27: Termination of employment and pension losses

By Ian Chapman-Curry Key Points Calculating pension loss can be complex, especially where the employee was in a defined benefit pension scheme. The Employment Tribunal service published a 2003 guidance note which suggested two methods for approximating pension loss without the need for actuarial advice, but this guidance has now been withdrawn. During April and […]

Ogier in Luxembourg advises Echo Energy on £20m bond issue

Ogier has provided Luxembourg advice to Echo Energy plc (Echo Energy) on the raising of £20m through an issue of bonds listed on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange Euro MTF Market. Echo Energy plc is a London listed Latin American focused mid-cap oil and gas company pursuing a high value piped onshore gas strategy across South […]

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Identity crisis

The SEC and the FSA have contrasting roles to play in reducing financial crime. Jason Mansell examines the FSA’s difficulties as both regulator and prosecutor The UK and the US have adopted different methods to deal with the problem of white collar crime. In the US, there is a clear demarcation between the powers of […]

Pensioners lose age discrimination test case

Pensioners lost the right to claim compensation for unfair dismissal or redundancy last week, when the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) rejected a test case. The legal action concerned two workers in the clothing industry – John Rutherford, now 72, who was taken on at the age of 63 and made redundant when he was 67, […]

Learning by mistakes?

Tulkinghorn’s scribes are often surprised by law firms’ attempts at PR, but Manchester firm Cobbetts has left them truly baffled. Cobbetts is paying a bunch of University of Central Lancashire students to do their PR for them. An entrepreneurial (or should that be exploitative?) lecturer has set up a PR agency staffed by his students […]

A&O and CC get US associate thumbs up

Magic circle firms Clifford Chance and Allen & Overy (A&O) have risen in the esteem of their US associates, according to the latest associate satisfaction survey by The American Lawyer. A&O was the highest ranked non-US firm, moving up seven places to fifteenth out of 159. Associates awarded the firm the top spot for its […]

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