Top 10 stories: 7-13 November 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two methods for approximating pension loss without the need for actuarial advice, but this guidance has now been withdrawn.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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DLA Piper advises on opening of first Ukrainian Gas Exchange

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No5 barrister participates in panel event dedicated to protection of refugee rights

No5 Chambers barrister S Chelvan was on the panel of an event titled ‘The role of pro-bono lawyers in ensuring the protection of refugee rights’ at the European Pro Bono Forum in London, which ended on 7 November. The Forum, organised by PILnet, attracted delegates from all over the world, including representatives from international law […]

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Outsourcing giant Interserve names CMS and Burness Paull as first Scottish panel

Burness Paull and CMS Cameron McKenna have been named on FTSE 250 outsourcing company Interserve’s first Scottish panel after beating seven firms to make the roster. The company, which last month won one of the two high-profile private contracts for more than half of probation services in England and Wales, put the Scottish panel in […]

US firms continue to add to City presence as promotions season takes hold

It’s US promotions season – that happy time of year when eager associates find out if they are to join their firm’s partnerships. Several US firms have unveiled sizeable promotions rounds this year. White & Case was one of the first off the blocks, making up a total of 37 partners including five in London. […]

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