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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 […]

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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 […]

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

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Camerons does U-turn on new City office

CMS Cameron McKenna has pulled the plug on its agreed relocation to new office premises in the City. The firm’s decision to back out of its long-term premises commitment is the result of unstable market conditions, says senior partner Dick Tyler. Camerons had been in lengthy talks with property developer Hammerson and had agreed initial […]

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The Rolls Building will later today host the parties in the ongoing phone-hacking cases for a pre-trial hearing. This is a widely anticipated trial, with many media lawyers expecting it to be a crucial point in the build up to the expected full trial next month (see blog). There is still time for News of […]

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