Banking and finance

Walder Wyss advises Baidu to invest in aiCTX

Baidu Ventures L.P. and aiCTX AG executed investment agreements pursuant to which Baidu Ventures became a new equity investor in aiCTX. aiCTX is a Swiss startup company focused on neuromorphic computing. It provides dedicated mixed-signal neuromorphic processors which overcome the limitations of legacy von Neumann computers to provide an unprecedented combination of ultra-low power consumption […]

TLT advises Dymag on its £3.6m private equity investment

By Jon Gill TLT has advised pioneering British designer and manufacturer of carbon hybrid automotive and motorcycle wheels Dymag on its £3.6m private equity investment from Puma Investments. The deal will enable Dymag to expand its operations and fast-track product development. It will also create a significant number of new jobs and bring further innovations […]

Loyens & Loeff advises Famar Group in debt restructuring

Loyens & Loeff Luxembourg acted as local legal counsel in the debt restructuring of the Famar Group, one of Europe’s leading service providers to the pharmaceutical industry. We assisted with the corporate legal implementation advice, the solvency advice during the conciliation and mediation process, the tax structuring aspects of the debt restructuring and the finance related […]

Loyens & Loeff advises EQT Mid-Market Credit II in structuring and closing of its second European direct lending fund

By Thibaut Partsch, Agata Szymoniak We advised EQT Fund Management S.à r.l. on regulatory and legal aspects of the setting up, structuring and closing of its second European direct lending fund, EQT Mid-Market Credit II, based in Luxembourg, focusing primarily on providing financing to mid-market companies that have a significant proportion of their earnings, revenues, operations […]

Challenging an IVA on the grounds of material irregularity

By Simon Clark, Gawain Moore In Gertner v CFL Finance Ltd [2018] the Court of Appeal found that there had been a material irregularity at the creditors’ meeting convened to consider the debtor’s IVA proposals. The lender’s breach of the good faith principle between creditors was sufficient to revoke the IVA on grounds of material irregularity.

Loyens & Loeff advises SGG in the acquisition of Augentius

We advised SGG, a Luxembourg-based leading trust, corporate and fund services firm, in the acquisition of Augentius, a leading global provider of alternative investment solutions to the Private Equity and Real Estate communities. The transaction, which is subject to regulatory approval, reinforces SGG Group’s position as the 4th leading investor services firm in the world […]

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Lloyds Bank gears up for New Year panel review

Eight firms will be expected to fight for their places on Lloyds Bank’s UK panel in the New Year, with the bank poised to review its list of legal advisers. The firms currently on the core panel are CMS, Eversheds Sutherland, Herbert Smith Freehills and Ashurst, as well as Addleshaw Goddard, Hogan Lovells, and magic […]

Gowling WLG and ESB Lawyers to merge in January, 2019

International law firm Gowling WLG and Hamilton-based law firm ESB Lawyers announced today that they are joining forces, effective Jan. 1, 2019. Pairing ESB’s market-leading local expertise with Gowling WLG’s robust global platform, the newly merged practice promises to set a new benchmark for advisory services in the Hamilton region and redefine the role a […]

Shoosmiths appoints partner in national financial services team

National law firm Shoosmiths has appointed Gemma Napper, head of legal UK & Sweden at Opel Vauxhall Finance, to partner in its national financial services team. This strategic appointment will bolster Shoosmiths’ market-leading financial services capability, further building on the firm’s national growth ambition in this area. Gemma completed her training contract at Shoosmiths in […]

Gowling WLG assits GuarantCo to facilitate first dual listing of Ghanaian corporate debt

Gowling WLG are pleased to have advised long-standing client GuarantCo in respect of the listing by Quantum Terminals Group (QTG), on the London Stock Exchange. Quantum), a leading energy infrastructure developer in Ghana, has listed its GHS 45 million (USD 10 million) corporate bond, guaranteed by GuarantCo (a member of the Private Infrastructure Development Group […]

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