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Shoosmiths advises on the sale of Bybox to Francisco Partners

By Lee Perry Shoosmiths’ corporate team has advised on the £221 million sale of smart locker technology and field service solutions company Bybox to private equity backer Francisco Partners The Shoosmiths team represented LDC (Managers) Ltd and the shareholders as part of the strategic investment, which will help ByBox’s expansion in the UK and the global […]

Gowling WLG advises on acquisition of Aston Manor Cider by Agrial Group

Gowling WLG’s global food and drink team has advised Aston Manor, the UK’s largest independent cider producer, on its sale to Agrial Group. With £134 million turnover for 2017, Aston Manor’s range of brands includes Kingstone Press, Frosty Jack’s and Knights, as well as own-label products for British retailers. Founded by former Aston Villa chairman, […]

Walder Wyss advises founders on the launch of komgo SA

Launch of komgo SA : Industry players and banks join forces to launch blockchain platform to transform commodities trade finance On 19 September 2018, fifteen of the world’s largest institutions, including banks, trading companies, an inspection company and an energy major have announced the formation of a new venture known as komgo SA, that will […]

Serjeants’ Inn Chambers represents claimant in disposal of public assets

The High Court has given judgment on the duty of local authorities to obtain “best consideration” on the sale of land and the extent of the exceptions to that duty.  The Court held that the decision makers in local authorities must consider alternatives to the highest offer pursuant to a circular from the Secretary of […]

Gowling WLG partners with City of Hamilton to support innovation

Gowling WLG and the City of Hamilton recently forged an exciting partnership that demonstrates a common goal and commitment to boosting commercial activity, fostering groundbreaking innovation and competing in the global marketplace. Harnessing its strength of industry insight, worldwide platform and strategic relationships with stakeholders throughout the region, Gowling WLG is proud to work with […]

Shoosmiths represents Orbis Protect on its MBO

By Lee Perry Shoosmiths has advised the management team of facilities management company Orbis Protect on its buyout (MBO) backed by private equity firm NorthEdge Capital Orbis Protect, which employs more than 400 staff across 19 depots, provides a range of vacant property management and lone worker protection services to public and private sector clients throughout […]

Gowling WLG appoints customs and trade specialist in its international trade team

By Bernardine Adkins, David Lowe, Kieran Laird International law firm Gowling WLG has strengthened its international trade team with the appointment of Ursula Johnston as Director, Customs and Trade. Ursula joins from Ernst & Young, where she was the Brexit lead for their Customs and Trade (EMEIA) group. As an experienced customs and export controls […]

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 […]

Gowling WLG advises Blackstone Property Partners and Telereal Trillium on acquisition of Network Rail portfolio

International law firm Gowling WLG has acted for Blackstone Property Partners and Telereal Trillium on the £1.46 billion acquisition of Network Rail’s commercial estate portfolio. The firm partnered with Kirkland & Ellis to advise investment firm Blackstone and commercial property management company Telereal Trillium on the deal, which involved a portfolio of 5,200 properties across […]

Gowling WLG partners with CCGSD to support trans and non-binary individuals

By Roberto Aburto, Peter J. Lukasiewicz Gowling WLG is proud to announce a national partnership with the Canadian Centre for Gender & Sexual Diversity (CCGSD) that will see the two organizations offering support for trans and non-binary individuals seeking to change the gender markers on their official identification documents Led by Ottawa-based Gowling WLG partner Roberto Aburto, […]

No5 counsel plays important role in Royal Town Planning Institute initiative

A specialist Planning and Housing practitioner at No5 Barristers’ Chambers is hoping to encourage the next generation of lawyers into the industry thanks to an invitation from the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI). Leanne Buckley-Thomson was asked to film a segment for the RTPI’s project with Fun Kidz Radio “Agent Plan-IT” to encourage school-aged children […]

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