Company and commercial

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 […]

Gowling WLG appoints a new lawyer in its indigenous law team in Montréal

Gowling WLG is pleased to announce that Alex O’Reilly has joined the firm as an associate lawyer in its Indigenous law team in Montréal. Alex primarily advises regional and local Indigenous governments, as well as Indigenous economic development corporations and school boards, on a vast array of legal and strategic matters, including issues pertaining to […]

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 […]

Gowling WLG appoints new planning and environmental partner in planning team

Gowling WLG is pleased to welcome highly respected partner, Ben Stansfield, to its successful planning team. Ben brings with him 15 years of experience in planning and environmental law and has previously advised on a wide range of complex issues such as the development and consenting of renewable energy projects and other infrastructure; environmental permitting […]

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