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Walder Wyss advises SHS to invest in Swiss life science company evitria AG

The SHS V fund managed by Tübingen-based SHS Gesellschaft für Beteiligungsmanagement has acquired a joint stake in Swiss evitria AG together with AFINUM. The life science company supplies large pharmaceutical and biotech companies with customized antibodies for research purposes. SHS Gesellschaft für Beteiligungsmanagement is based in Tübingen, Germany and invests in medical technology and life […]

Walder Wyss advises Aduno to sell all its share to Vibbek

ADUNO SA sold its acquiring business to SIX Payment Services AG a few months ago. Due to the changed situation of its former business segment “Acquiring”, Aduno Holding AG sold all its shares in Vibbek AG to its management. Walder Wyss has advised Aduno Holding AG as legal advisor in this transaction. The team was […]

Cellestia Biotech AG: CHF 20 million Series A financing round

Walder Wyss advises FC Capital Fund I, L.P., Shanghai, as investor in connection with Cellestia’s recent financing round. Cellestia was founded in 2014 as a spin-off from EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne). Its pipeline including lead candidate, oral small molecule CB-103 is based on proprietary know-how and more than two decades of research at […]

Ogier promotes an advocate to partner

Advocate Josephine Howe has been promoted to partner in Ogier’s top-ranked Jersey Private Client and Trusts team. Josephine, who specialises in trusts, foundations and advising family offices on matters including structuring and establishment, joined the Ogier team 13 years ago, and was admitted as a Jersey Advocate in 2009. Partner James Campbell, who leads Ogier’s […]

Ogier appoints counsel in Cayman Islands team

Experienced Cayman funds specialist Barry McEwan has joined Ogier’s Cayman Islands team as Counsel. Barry, whose practice spans all areas of corporate and commercial work with a focus on investment funds and private equity, is listed in Legal 500 as a Next Generation Lawyer for Investment Funds. Having started his career at Magic Circle firm […]

No5 Barristers’ Chambers defends cricketer in rape trial

A QC at No5 Barristers’ Chambers is defending a county cricketer accused of raping a sleeping woman. Michelle Heeley QC is acting for Alex Hepburn, of Portland Street, Worcester, who was born in Perth, Western Australia. Hepburn, 23, denies two counts of rape. He claims the alleged victim was awake and initial kissing led to […]

No5 acts for successful claimant in an application for judicial review

R (Rathor) v Southampton Magistrates’ Court [2018] EWHC 3278 (Admin); Admin Court, 9th October 2018 David represented the Claimant in both the permission and substantive hearings in this case where the Claimant had been convicted of assault in his absence. The District Judge in the Magistrates’ Court had proceeded with the trial despite the Claimant (who […]

Kinstellar advises syndicate of banks on a EUR 175 million loan for the development of Nivy Station in Bratislava

Kinstellar has recently advised a syndicate of international banks led by UniCredit Bank and including Tatra banka, ČSOB and HYPO-BANK Burgenland in relation to a EUR 175 million club loan provided to HB Reavis for the construction of Nivy Station (Stanica Nivy)—a unique, multipurpose urban development project adjacent to Bratislava’s historic city centre. The loan represents […]

Gowling WLG advises Metalla to close its oversubscribed private placement of units

By Denis G. Silva, Jill Dunn On Jan. 4, 2019, Metalla Royalty & Streaming Ltd. (TSXV: MTA) (OTCQX: MTAFF) (FRANKFURT: X9CP) announced that it had closed its oversubscribed brokered private placement of units for aggregate proceeds of approximately $6.8 million. The offering was led by Haywood Securities Inc. on behalf of a syndicate of agents, […]

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