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 […]

Ogier advises Action Hotels on sale to Action Real Estate

Ogier has advised Action Hotels on its sale to Action Real Estate. Action Hotels, a long-standing client of the firm, is a leading owner and developer of hotels in the Middle East and Australia. The Ogier team, led by global head of corporate Simon Dinning, has advised on the Jersey law elements of the deal, […]

Ogier appoints new member in its Jersey employment law team

Advocate Will Austin-Vautier has joined Ogier’s growing local legal services team as the second key hire in six months. Will joins Advocate Helen Ruelle, one of Jersey’s leading employment and local business lawyers, who joined Ogier as Director of Local Legal Services in May. Helen said that Will brings with him wide-ranging experience across the […]

London Stock Exchange

Travers and Gowling WLG win roles on City’s largest trust flotation

Travers Smith and Gowling WLG have advised on Smithson Investment’s IPO debut on the London Stock Exchange, which is set to be the City’s biggest ever flotation by a trust. Travers partner and head of listed funds, Aaron Stocks, led the firm’s team for Smithson and was assisted by senior associate Leigh Stockey. Gowling WLG […]

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. […]

Slaughter and May

Slaughters M&A: Last of the City big beasts set to bow out alongside Boardman

Weeks after the announcement of Nigel Boardman’s impending retirement next April, it can be revealed that another Slaughter and May stalwart is also due to hang up his boots this year. Corporate M&A partner William Underhill will bow out of the firm this December after 28 years in the firm’s partnership. He joined the firm […]

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 […]

TLT acquires Leslie Wolfson & Co to accelerate growth in Scotland

TLT accelerates its growth strategy in Scotland with the acquisition of Glasgow-based commercial real estate firm Leslie Wolfson & Co. The Leslie Wolfson team’s specialist real estate expertise adds further weight to TLT’s existing capability in Scotland. It will also bolster the firm’s 200+ strong real estate offer, given Leslie Wolfson’s experience advising clients in Scotland […]


DLA Piper and Addleshaws secure rescue buyout for American Golf

DLA Piper and Addleshaw Goddard have stepped in to rescue ailing retail giant American Golf from administration as it is purchased by private equity investor Endless. With its head office in Warrington, American Golf’s buyout was handled entirely in the firms’ regional bases. DLA Piper’s corporate restructuring partner Richard Obank and corporate insolvency partner Colin […]

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