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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two methods for approximating pension loss without the need for actuarial advice, but this guidance has now been withdrawn.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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2 Mitre Court loses star duo to Landmark

Highly-rated planning silk Neil King QC has quit 2 Mitre Court Buildings, taking along rising star Rupert Warren to rival set Landmark Chambers. The departure of King follows a succession of retirements at the top end of the set, which leaves 2 Mitre Court with just two full-time senior silks – Guy Roots QC, the […]

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French firm Gide Loyrette Nouel will make up six partners in January 2004. The appointments include four lawyers from Paris, one from the firm’s Warsaw office and one from Bucharest. The new partners are Phillipe Després in employment; Patrice Doat in finance/project finance; Antoine Gosset-Grainville in competition; Polish energy lawyer Robert Drzeiczvk, who has set […]

Five-partner team snubs DLA Dutch merger

Five partners of Dutch firm SchutGrosheide are launching their own practice, after disagreeing with the firm’s decision to merge with DLA. SchutGrosheide has been a member of the DLA Group for three years and last week agreed a deal for the two firms to merge as of 1 January 2004. However a five-partner team decided […]

Slaughters lifestyle promoter quits to find work-life balance

Slaughter and May’s high-profile competition partner Laura Carstensen, one of the key figures on the firm’s work-life balance committee, is quitting the firm, the City and the law. Carstensen is one of the key figures on the Slaughters’ group dubbed the ‘Lifestyle Committee’, which looks at work-life balance and working practices that might block diversity […]

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