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Kennedys gains foothold in Bermuda with third Sedgwick raid

Kennedys has gained its first Bermudan presence after announcing a deal with Sedgwick Chudleigh, with five lawyers set to join the firm. Sedgwick Chudleigh had previously been associated with US firm Sedgwick. Kennedys has taken teams from the US firm in New York and Chicago over the last two months making this the firm’s third […]

HSF launches first office in Italy with Simmons hire

Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) has expanded in Europe, opening its first office in Italy with a hire from Simmons & Simmons. The new Milan office, which has been described by the firm as an “IP boutique”, will launch through Laura Orlando, Simmons’ former leading IP partner in the Italian city. Orlando focuses on patent and regulatory […]

Wiggin makes IP play through London boutique takeover

Media and tech boutique Wiggin has merged with London boutique Redd, bringing its intellectual property offering up to 20 lawyers. Redd, which was launched in 2004 by partners Sara Ashby, Simon Chalkley and Charters Macdonald-Brown, advises on the protection, enforcement and exploitation of intellectual property assets, including, breakthrough technologies, global brands, iconic designs and famous creative works. […]

Shoosmiths advises on Photonic Solutions sale and employee buy-out

Shoosmiths has advised on the sale and employee buy-out of Photonic Solutions, a supplier of world-leading laser and photonic equipment. The acquisition of the Edinburgh-based business involved eight of the company’s senior employees and was made with support by leading equity investor Panoramic Growth Equity. Photonic Solutions was supported by Shoosmiths corporate partners Alison Gilson […]

Angus Moon QC and Claire Watson appear in GMC v Stone

Angus and Claire both appeared in the case of GMC v Stone involving issues of principle relating to appeals by the General Medical Council against decisions of the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service. The submissions drafted by Angus and Claire were described by the judge, Mr Justice Jay, as “well-structured, powerfully delivered and astute.” The post Angus Moon QC and Claire […]

Ogier advises Kennedy-Wilson on Europe Real Estate offer

Ogier has advised NYSE-listed Kennedy-Wilson Holdings, Inc. on its recommended offer for Kennedy Wilson Europe Real Estate plc.  The original and revised offers were announced on 24 April 2017 and 13 June 2017 respectively. Kennedy-Wilson is a global real estate investment company with $18bn assets under its management. The post Ogier advises Kennedy-Wilson on Europe […]

Event: Demystifying goods and services tax in India and learning more about VAT in Italy

Gianni Origoni Grippo Cappelli & Partners, in collaboration with the Italian Embassy in India and law firm Due Associates, is holding an event regarding the GST in India, comparing the financial administrations of Italy and India and analysing the impact on Italian companies. When: October 27, 2017; 3pm-7pm Where: New Delhi India International Centre – Multipurpose […]

Ogier’s advises Equitix on acquisition of rail link and M25

Ogier has acted as Guernsey legal adviser to Equitix on the establishment of several co-investment structures which, alongside Equitix Fund IV and other consortium members, acquired stakes in the HS1 high speed rail line and, separately, the M25 orbital motorway network. The HS1 concession runs to 2040 and has an enterprise value of over £3bn.  […]

Walker Morris advises cyber security firm Smoothwall over MBO

Specialist lawyers at Walker Morris have advised the principal shareholders of cyber security and web filtering firm, Smoothwall, on its management buyout (MBO) backed by private equity investor, Tenzing. Founded in 2001 and with its head office based in Leeds, Smoothwall focuses on real-time, content aware web filtering technologies combined with next generation firewall. The […]

‘Italy is back’ seminar at embassy

October 30 Seminar at the Italian Embassy in the UK: ITALY IS BACK: A COMPETITIVE EDGE FOR BUSINESS AND LIFESTYLE The post ‘Italy is back’ seminar at embassy appeared first on The Lawyer | Legal News and Jobs | Advancing the business of law.