Company and commercial

A better future – What next for the Thames Valley?

As part of our ‘Future Cities’ campaign, Shoosmiths is holding a series of virtual ‘think tank’ discussions with prominent local stakeholders in different locations across the UK to share insights and ideas around what the future holds for these locations.

Coronavirus and dissolution of commercial contracts

Whether Coronavirus will be counted as a force majeure due to its economic and socioeconomic effects has been the subject of debate. Since the force majeure is not defined in the legislation, in the light of the decisions of the Supreme Court, the force majeure conditions shall be counted as the situation that; (i) the […]

No5 barrister appointed as a Midlands Recorder

No5 are delighted to announce that Esther Gamble has been appointed by the Queen as Recorder, on the advice of the Lord Chancellor, The Right Honourable Robert Buckland QC MP, and the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, The Right Honourable The Lord Burnett of Maldon. Esther has been deployed to sit on the […]

Shoosmiths advises on the sale of RED, the largest driving school in the UK

Shoosmiths has advised in a dual role on the sale of RED Driving School (RED), the largest group of driving schools and driving instructor training schools in the UK. The firm has acted for both Kelso Place Asset Management (KPAM) – a UK based private equity firm – on the sale for an undisclosed amount, […]

Shoosmiths advises M Restaurants on merger with Gaucho

Shoosmiths’ corporate team has provided expert legal advice to M Restaurants on its sale to Lomo Bidco, owner of famed restaurant brand, Gaucho. M Restaurants were voted ‘Best for Steak and Seafood’ in the Tatler Restaurant Guide and have won The Open Table ‘Diners Choice Awards’ no less than 8 times. Focusing on five key elements, […]

Ogier advises on pre-Brexit Luxembourg dual listing of LSE-listed company

Ogier has advised on the dual listing on the Main Market of the Luxembourg Stock Exchange of Thalassa holdings Ltd (“Thalassa”), a company whose primary listing is on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange (Standard List) to ensure that its shares remain attractive to EU investors post-Brexit, but also to ensure that its […]

TLT represents Lorient Group on its sale to Assa Abloy

TLT worked with UK-based and overseas teams including US counsel to prepare the business for acquisition. We led a strategic review of the group and worked closely with the shareholders and financial advisers throughout the process. The team managed and advised on the M&A process and how to best deliver on the group’s objectives for […]

Gowling WLG advises Kraken Robotics on bought deal financing

By R. Ian Mitchell, Marek Lorenc, Olivia Lifman On December 20, 2018, Kraken Robotics Inc. (TSXV: PNG) (OTCQB: KRKNF) announced that it had closed its previously announced bought deal short form prospectus offering of common shares of the company for gross proceeds of $6 million. The offering was completed by a syndicate of underwriters led […]

Shoosmiths advises nGAGE’s in the acquisition of Henlow Recruitment Group

By Lee Perry Private equity experts at UK law firm Shoosmiths have advised nGAGE, one of the country’s biggest privately owned recruitment groups, on its acquisition of Henlow Recruitment Group. nGAGE has invested in Henlow, a QuantTech recruitment business which operates in the UK, Europe, USA and Middle East, to enable it to grow its presence […]