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Ogier advises Lenovo Group on $1bn capital markets issue

Ogier has acted as Cayman counsel on an innovative perpetual securities issue by Lenovo Group, the world’s biggest seller of personal computers. Ogier’s Hong Kong team, led by partner Anthony Oakes, advised on the Cayman law aspects of a $1bn 5.375 per cent perpetual securities in the form of cumulative preferred shares, with a performance […]

Khaitan advises on HEG financing deal

Khaitan & Co advised Aditya Birla Finance Limited in its financing of approximately INR90 crores availed by HEG Limited to be utilised for its long term working capital requirements and partial refinancing of certain existing loans. Aditya Birla is the NBFC arm of Aditya Financial Services Group, involved in providing specialised solution in the areas […]

Sports Direct gets green light to continue derivative claim against Rangers FC

SDI Retail Services, a company in the Sports Direct group, has been given permission to continue its derivative claim against Rangers Football Club. The claim relates to Rangers’ purported termination of its contract with Rangers Retail Limited, a company owned by Rangers and SDI that produces and sells Rangers replica kit and other products featuring […]

Labrador deal wins Air Finance Deal of the Year award

Airfinance Journal has recognised Labrador Aviation Finance’s $928m ABS deal as Editor’s Deal of the Year for 2016. Conyers Dill & Pearman acted as offshore counsel alongside Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP as onshore counsel. Conyers advised Labrador Aviation Finance Limited, in relation to a pool of 20 passenger aircraft with a value of $928m […]

Conyers advises on investment in Egyptian education sector

Conyers Dill & Pearman advised NBK Capital Partners on the corporate structuring of an investment in Kaumeya Language Schools in Egypt by NBK Capital Equity partners Fund II LP. The Fund partnered with the founders of KLS to support the school in the next phase of its growth. KLS will also be supported by financing […]

Unicase advises on Kazakhstan street lighting modernisation project

Unicase is advising the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the government of Kazakhstanon over the implementation of the street lighting system modernisation project. The initiative will introduce long-term, sustainable improvements to the country’s lighting system efficiency. The work includes conducting a legal due diligence of the project, and consequently producing a draft report […]

Walder Wyss advises BioVersys on £4.4m financing round

Walder Wyss has advised BioVersys AG, Basel, on its extended series A financing round. The financing round amounts to CHF5.5m (£4.4m) and was subscribed by existing shareholders. The Walder Wyss team consisted of Alexander Gutmans (partner, corporate venture capital, life sciences), Reto Vonzun (partner, corporate) and Ayesha Curmally (partner, notarial services). The post Walder Wyss advises BioVersys on £4.4m financing round […]

Clydes makes up nine in latest partner promotions round

Clyde & Co has promoted nine new partners across its international network in the latest move to increase its 375-strong partner base.  The insurance sector received the largest intake of partners, with the trade and commodities, marine, projects and construction and the corporate teams all bolstering their ranks. Two of the new promotions are women. Nearly half of the […]

DLA Piper closes Canberra office

DLA Piper has shut down its Canberra office as the global firm continues to shake up its global network by pulling out from less profitable locations. DLA Piper has confirmed to The Lawyer that it is closing the office in Australia’s capital city after several partners and lawyers walked out to join rival firms in […]

Capita selects 21 firms for new legal roster

Capita has appointed 21 firms to its new legal roster, including DWF, Herbert Smith Freehills and Pinsent Masons. The outsourcer last reviewed its panel in 2015, with the new terms lasting until February 2020. The review was led by commercial manager Brendan Quinn, who liaised with Capita’s procurement teams throughout the process. Capita’s legal function […]