This week’s top 15 legal briefings – 19 April 2015

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Gowling advises Cairngorm Capital on acquisition of MJ Wilson Group

International law firm Gowling WLG has advised client Cairngorm Capital Partners LLP (Cairngorm Capital) on the acquisition of M J Wilson Group Limited (MJ Wilson), the leading independent UK distributor of process instrumentation and control products. The transaction was led by Corporate, Finance and Tax partner Ian Piggin, Jade MacDonald and Stephen Bowman with support […]

Tikit enhances UK sales team

To deal with growing client demand Tikit expands its sales team with the appointment of former IT Lab employee Craig Dootson.  Craig has vast experience of the IT industry having worked across multiple areas including licensing, thin client technology, cloud hosting and Office 365.

Cedarlake acquires majority share of BMF

Cedarlake Private Equity Fund I, advised by Rantum Capital, has acquired from Argos Soditic Funds the majority of BMF Group AG, the world’s third-largest ropeway manufacturer with more than 320 employees in Switzerland. Vischer advised Cedarlake and Rantum. The team led by partner Dr. Robert Bernet comprised Dr. Peter Kühn, Sebastian Flückiger, Ruben Masar, Aron […]

Pensions in 30 Podcasts, episode 27: Termination of employment and pension losses

By Ian Chapman-Curry Key Points Calculating pension loss can be complex, especially where the employee was in a defined benefit pension scheme. The Employment Tribunal service published a 2003 guidance note which suggested two methods for approximating pension loss without the need for actuarial advice, but this guidance has now been withdrawn. During April and […]

Ogier in Luxembourg advises Echo Energy on £20m bond issue

Ogier has provided Luxembourg advice to Echo Energy plc (Echo Energy) on the raising of £20m through an issue of bonds listed on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange Euro MTF Market. Echo Energy plc is a London listed Latin American focused mid-cap oil and gas company pursuing a high value piped onshore gas strategy across South […]

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Braking systems takeover accelerated by Baker & McKenzie

Baker & McKenzie advised MAT Holdings on the acquisition of Federal Mogul’s braking sector for commercial vehicles in Germany and its braking sector for passenger and commercial vehicles in France. The acquisition was structured as an asset deal in Germany and as a share deal in France. Baker & McKenzie advised MAT on contract negotiations as well as on all antitrust law, employment law and tax law issues.  “Structuring the transaction required special antitrust expertise,” commented Dr Thomas Gilles, corporate partner at Baker & McKenzie in Frankfurt.

Pastures new at Freshfields

The senior partner race at Freshfields will be fascinating to watch. The magic circle firm is widely recognised to be the only UK outfit to have built a credible top-level US presence, but with increasing competition among the global elite, the new senior partner will need to be an effective ambassador. Freshfields senior partner race: […]

Clifford Chance and Skadden latest winners in wave of food deals

Nomad Food’s move for Birds Eye owner Iglo is the latest in a spate of food deals, mostly taking place in the US, that include the multimillion-dollar acquisition of Kraft Foods in March. Iglo is headquartered in the UK and controls a 30 per cent share of the European frozen food market. It’s an attractive […]

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