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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two methods for approximating pension loss without the need for actuarial advice, but this guidance has now been withdrawn.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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Lawrence Graham in partner U-turn

Lawrence Graham has made up a lateral hire to its partnership just weeks after revealing that the firm would not be making up any partners internally this year. New hire David Breslin joins Lawrence Graham’s insurance and reinsurance practice, bolstering the group to seven partners. However, Breslin’s hire as a partner comes just weeks after […]

Stop press

The QC selection panel will today (11 July) sound the starting gun for the return of silk. It is expected to unveil detailed plans governing the process, including the application deadline. Suspended in 2004, the QC appointment system has been radically overhauled and will have to deal with an anticipated 1,000 or more applicants in its first […]

A&O LLP accounts : a milestone in financial reporting

Allen & Overy‘s (A&O) decision to publish its limited-liability partnership (LLP) accounts is a milestone in financial reporting in the legal profession. A&O isn’t the first firm to do this: Eversheds, Harbottle & Lewis, Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw, Withers, and Wragges (to name just a few) have all converted to LLP status. But A&O […]

The end is high

The Government faces a tough sell in trying to navigate a reduction in the local government pension scheme through a union minefield. By Jane Marshall and Wendy Hunter No reader of the financial press can have escaped the topic of pensions over recent months. There have been failures of company schemes without enough money in […]

Real estate groups prove their worth in the turnover stakes

Real estate is more than holding its own against corporate and finance rivals. By Joanne O’Connor The results speak for themselves. Research for this year’s The Lawyer UK 100 Annual Report confirms once and for all that, far from being the poor cousins to their corporate and finance brethren, the UK’s real estate practices are […]

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