Practice Areas

Collins Stewart

Collins Stewart Holdings in £32bn London Stock Exchange IPO. Collins Stewart Holdings advised by SJ Berwin (Graham White). HSBC advised by Norton Rose (Mark Lloyd-Williams).

Initial public offering

Initial public offering (IPO) of Pearson-owned Spanish group Recoletos. Recoletos advised by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (John Byrne). Global coordinator and bookrunner Goldman Sachs advised by Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton London (Sebastian Sperber).


Amvescap in £1.05bn bid for fund managers Perpetual. Amvescap advised by Schroders Salomon Smith Barney, De Guardiola Advisors and Ashurst Morris Crisp. Perpetual advised by Merrill Lynch, Cazenove and Simmons & Simmons (Mark Curtis, Grant Macpherson, Adrian Mayer, Jacqueline Petts, Marcus Young)


Greek electricity transmission system restructures in compliance with EU Directive. Public Power Corporation of Greece advised by Norton Rose (Richard Metcalf, assisted by Jonathan Evans and Ioanna Stephanaki), ESB International from Ireland and Greek consultants LDK, led by National Economic Research Associates (NERA).

Lynx new media ventures

Allen & Overy assembled a firm-wide team to advise on the complicated structuring of this deal – one of the most unusual it has undertaken out of its financial services and investment structures group. Bear Stearns is an established client of Allen & Overy. This piece of work came in through corporate partner Andrew Baltheimer […]


Gulf Investment Corporation and Companhia Vale do Rio Doce purchase Gulf Industrial Investment Corporation from Kuwait Petroleum Corporation for $183m (£126m). Gulf Investment and Companhia Vale advised by Norton Rose (John Inglis) with local advice by Hassan Radhi & Associates. Kuwait Petroleum advised by Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton.

Stephenson Harwood loses corporate duo

City firm Stephenson Harwood is losing two corporate partners to accountancy tied law firms KLegal and Tite & Lewis. Following the departure of head of corporate finance Judith Shepherd to US firm Gibson Dunn & Crutcher in May, partners Patrick Rodier and Peter Bradley are leaving. Rodier is following former colleague Malcolm Hurley to Tite […]

ite group

Olswang‘s longstanding client ITE has had a boost from VS&A, a private equity affiliate of the New York-based media merchant bank Veronis Suhler. VS&A has agreed to subscribe to approximately £30m in cash for a 17.12 per cent shareholding in ITE, which will establish a partnership with Veronis Suhler, allowing ITE to accelerate its development […]


ITE Group recieves cash subscription from private equity house VS&A Communications Partners and undertakes a placing and open offer to raise approximately £40m. ITE represented by Olswang (Stephen Hermer), and VS&A advised by Allen & Overy (Jeremy Hunt).

A&O and Slaughters head for court with Lincoln and Charter

Allen & Overy and Slaughter and May are drafting in litigation heavyweights as the collapsed deal between engineering companies Lincoln Electric and Charter teeters on the brink of court action. It is believed to be the first time a target company has considered bringing legal proceedings against a potential buyer on a recommended bid. The […]


Workspace Group sells the Ensign Court development, London EC1 to Structadene Group for £4.65m and reinvests proceeds in properties in the London and Thames Valley regions. Workspace advised by Norton Rose (Lindsay Morgan). Structadene advised by Nicholson Graham & Jones (Sheila Stewart). The sellers of the properties in London and Thames Valley, Arlo and Winwood […]


Legoland begins construction of German theme park with Bovis and US attraction-builder The Nassal Company. Legoland advised by CMS Cameron McKenna (Marc Hanson) with CMS Hasche Sigle Eschenlohr Peltzer Schäfer.

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