Transport (Including aviation and shipping)

Gowling WLG advises Oxbotica on multimillion Pound funding boost

International law firm Gowling WLG have advised client Oxbotica on its £14 million investment to accelerate the autonomous vehicle company’s international growth strategy. Following advisory from Gowling WLG’s Corporate, Finance and Tax team, mobile autonomy software developer Oxbotica has secured funds from three leading investors: IP Group plc, Parkwalk Advisors and AXA XL (formerly XL […]

Schoenherr advises Aves One AG on a senior facility refinancing

Schoenherr successfully advised Aves One AG (“Aves One”) on its EUR 155m senior facility refinancing by entering into a new facility agreement with significantly improved commercial terms arranged by a consortium of leading German banks. As a result of this transaction, Aves has managed to optimise its financing structure and reduce its annual interest payments. “We […]

train

Four firms score £1.5bn sale of Network Rail property

Clifford Chance, Eversheds Sutherland, Gowling WLG and Kirkland & Ellis have advised on the £1.5bn sale of Network Rail’s commercial estate to private equity giants Blackstone Property Partners and Telereal Trillium – the biggest investment programme in the railway since Victorian times. Clifford Chance and Eversheds both acted for Network Rail in its sale of a portfolio comprised […]

Brexit’s implications for automotive intellectual property

By Gordon Harris If a deal is reached ahead of Brexit, the indications are that a transition period would preserve the status quo for intellectual property (IP) until the end of 2020. This article explores the implications of a no deal Brexit, for IP regimes supporting the UK automotive sector. It explains what would not be […]

Ogier advises Shearwater GeoServices on acquisition of WesternGeco

By Simon Schilder, Marie-Claire Fudge, Tiffany Ager Ogier has advised Shearwater GeoServices on the BVI legal aspects of its US$650 million acquisition of WesternGeco, forming a market leading marine geophysical company. An Ogier team led by partner Simon Schilder – including senior associate Marie-Claire Fudge and associate Tiffany Ager – advised on the BVI law […]

TLT advises Mobile Windscreens on its acquisition by Ryds Bilglas AB

TLT has advised Mobile Windscreens, the UK’s largest independent vehicle glass replacement company, on its acquisition by Ryds Bilglas AB, a leader in Scandinavia. Mobile Windscreens reported revenues in excess of £40 million last year and has grown since it was established in 1971 to 35 fitting centres and a fleet of more than 230 […]

Aston Martin

Freshfields and Slaughters called in for Aston Martin’s £5bn float

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Slaughter and May have won the top roles for luxury car brand Aston Martin as it unveils plans to float on the London Stock Exchange. Aston Martin turned to a team from Slaughter and May, led by partner Nilufer von Bismarck, working with partners Roland Turnill, Filippo de Falco, Jonathan Fenn and Steve Edge.  The […]

Rolls Royce

Firms await fate as Rolls-Royce nears panel decision

Rolls-Royce has invited firms to bid for a place on its global legal panel, five years after it last reshuffled its roster, The Lawyer can reveal. The Lawyer understands that firms were first invited to submit their bids in March, with the deadline fast approaching. The panel process has been kept highly confidential, with firms required to […]

Renault

EE legal head resurfaces at Renault-Nissan after BT restructure

EE’s former legal chief James Blendis has resurfaced at Renault Nissan, where he has joined as the company’s UK and Ireland general counsel. Blendis left EE at the start of this year after five years as mobile operator EE’s general counsel. His move followed the acquisition of EE by BT, which saw EE’s in-house team […]

Vischer advises Planzer on acquisition of Leimgruber

Planzer, an international logistics and transport group with main seat in Dietikon ZH, has acquired all shares of Paul Leimgruber AG, also a family-led logistics and transport business with main seat in Basel and approx. 300 employees and 140 contracted drivers. VISCHER advises the selling shareholders (Leimgruber family). The Vischer team led by partner Dr Robert […]

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