This week’s top 15 legal briefings – 2nd February 2014

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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two methods for approximating pension loss without the need for actuarial advice, but this guidance has now been withdrawn.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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BLP’s Eisenberg: the magic circle has been undercutting us

For Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) managing partner Neville Eisenberg one of the most frustrating things is not the extraordinary 40 per cent slump in PEP in 2012/13 or the 20-odd partner departures over 18 months, but undercutting by major City firms on pitches. “One of the things we found during that year was a degree […]

Pensions issues for multinationals: 2013 in review

Last year was packed with national and international pensions developments. It can be difficult for corporate multinationals to keep track of the shifting landscapes in all the countries where they operate, as well as keeping up with developments on the wider European and global scene. At the end of 2013, Allen & Overy asked seven […]

Scherini, Giorgio

Giorgio Scherini is a founding partner of Lexellent. He regularly advises national and international businesses on trade union negotiations, collective bargaining agreements, employment contracts, individual and collective dismissals and transfers of business. He is also particularly well versed at representing clients in the Italian courts and in Italian Employment Tribunals. A member of the Italian […]

The ins and outs of insider trading — part one

The Australian Securities & Investments Commission’s (ASIC’s) recent announcement that a technology systems upgrade will enable it to watch and tag trades by individual investors is a timely reminder that companies and persons in possession of ‘inside information’ need to be aware of the law governing its use and disclosure. This client update briefly describes the general […]

Employment law 2014 preview: family friendly

All employees who have worked for their employer for 26 weeks or more will have the right to request flexible working, rather than just parents or carers. As a result, employers may see a rise in the number of requests. In addition, the current statutory procedure that governs the right to request flexible working will […]

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