Banking and finance

Travers gets behind new funding platform in drive to expand start-up client base

As more and more firms look to capitalise on the latest developments in tech and innovation, Travers Smith is backing a new funding platform that will enable investors to get behind private growth companies. The firm has provided legal advice to the founders of the start-up called The Growth Stage, assisting in the operational structure of […]

London

Close Brothers begins hunt for new GC

Merchant bank Close Brothers has kicked off its search for a new general counsel, as it was announced that Elizabeth Lee would be retiring as the company’s legal head later this year. Lee joined Close as general counsel in September 2009 and was further appointed as a director in August 2012. Prior to Close Brothers, […]

Schoenherr’s lead counsel advises Aves on the acquisition financing of NACCO/CIT Group

By Peter Feyl, Ursula Rath, Denisa Lazarescu Schoenherr, acting as lead counsel for the financing, successfully advised Aves One AG (“Aves”) on the financing of the acquisition of the NACCO/CIT Group. On 1 October 2018, Aves closed the NACCO/CIT Group transaction by acquiring 100% of NACCO Luxembourg S.à r.l. with around 4,400 freight cars, which will be managed […]

Loyens & Loeff’s banking partner relocates to its London office

By Marc Klerks, Willem Jarigsma  Willem Jarigsma, banking partner, has relocated to the London offices of Loyens & Loeff. He replaces Vincent Vroom who rejoins the firm’s restructuring practice in Amsterdam. Willem Jarigsma, managing partner of the firm from April 2014 until April 2018, joins tax partner Marc Klerks who also recently moved to London. […]

Kinstellar appoints Specialist Council in regional finance team

Emerging Europe and Central Asia’s leading independent law firm, is delighted to announce that Denise R. Hamer has joined the firm as Special Counsel. Denise will join forces with partners across the firm on the development of Kinstellar’s Finance, Private Equity, NPLs & Distressed Assets, Restructuring and related practices. Denise is a New York qualified attorney with […]

Conyers Dill & Pearman advises Urovant Sciences on its IPO

Conyers Dill & Pearman advised Urovant Sciences Ltd. (“Urovant”) on its initial public offering of 10,000,000 common shares at a price to the public of US$14.00 per share, for total gross proceeds of US$140 million. Urovant has granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to 1,500,000 additional common shares at the initial public […]

Ogier advises Burford Capital Limited on raising more than $250 million

Ogier’s Guernsey team has provided Guernsey legal advice to Burford Capital Limited (“Burford Capital”) on the raising of approximately £192.6 million (US$ 251.2 million) through an equity placing of new shares. The shares were placed with existing and new institutional investors via an accelerated book build. Burford is a leading global finance firm focused on […]

Ogier advises Paloma Capital on launch of second Jersey investment fund

Ogier in Jersey advised Paloma Capital in relation to the launch of their second Jersey investment fund, Paloma Real Estate Fund II L.P., this time structured as a Jersey Private Fund. This follows on from the first fund which launched in December 2015 and went on to raise £140 million, completing its final acquisition in […]

Schoenherr advises immigon and VR-Leasing on sale of VB-Leasing International

Schoenherr has advised German VR-Leasing AG (“VR-Leasing”), a leasing subsidiary of DZ Bank, and Austrian immigon portfolioabbau ag (“immigon”), the wind down company of the former Österreichische Volksbanken-Aktiengesellschaft, on the sale of VB-Leasing International to a consortium of partners consisting of APS, a leading CEE/SEE distressed debt investment advisor and manager, Nomura, the Asia-headquartered financial […]

Conyers Dill & Pearman advises Urovant Sciences on its IPO

Neil Henderson, Robert N. Alexander Conyers Dill & Pearman advised Urovant Sciences Ltd. (“Urovant”) on its initial public offering of 10,000,000 common shares at a price to the public of US$14.00 per share, for total gross proceeds of US$140 million. Urovant has granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to 1,500,000 additional common […]

TLT appoints former FCA lawyer in London financial services team

By Andrew Lyon TLT has appointed Michael Ruck as a partner in the financial services team in London. He was previously in the corporate crime, investigations and enforcement team at Pinsent Masons and before that spent almost six years working in the FCA’s enforcement and market oversight division. Michael is a highly experienced investigations lawyer; […]

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