Fieldfisher debuts stand-alone funds firm to skirt panel conflicts

Fieldfisher has debuted a new firm that will focus exclusively on the hedge fund market and work with businesses in the alternative investment management area. Located at 1 Mayfair Place, a hedge fund hub, specialist firm Cummings Fisher has been launched to deal with derivatives and investment funds and will be helmed by Claire Cummings, […]


Clifford Chance expands in Luxembourg with second hire in a month

Clifford Chance has ramped up recruitment efforts in Luxembourg with a second partner hire so far this year, taking on magic circle rival Linklaters’ funds partner Emmanuel-Frédéric Henrion this time. Henrion joins Clifford Chance as a partner in the investment funds practice in Luxembourg. This is the firm’s second lateral partner hire in the European […]

Kinstellar advises syndicate of banks on a EUR 175 million loan for the development of Nivy Station in Bratislava

Kinstellar has recently advised a syndicate of international banks led by UniCredit Bank and including Tatra banka, ČSOB and HYPO-BANK Burgenland in relation to a EUR 175 million club loan provided to HB Reavis for the construction of Nivy Station (Stanica Nivy)—a unique, multipurpose urban development project adjacent to Bratislava’s historic city centre. The loan represents […]


Dechert makes strategic pre-Brexit hires in Dublin and Luxembourg

Dechert has started off 2019 with two partner additions, recruiting funds expertise into both its Dublin and Luxembourg office. The US firm has hired Maples & Calder’s Carol Widger as its new managing partner of Dublin, a financial services lawyer that advises companies on services to investment funds. She replaces Declan O’Sullivan in the role, […]

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 […]

Gowling WLG advises Sabina Gold & Silver Corp on financing

By Brett A. Kagetsu, Tara Amiri-Khaledi On December 21, 2018, Sabina Gold & Silver Corp. (TSX: SBB) announced the closing of its previously announced bought deal offering of common shares for total gross proceeds of approximately $25.3 million, including proceeds from an over-allotment option which was exercised in full by the underwriters led by BMO […]

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 […]

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.

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