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Total Capital funds MBO of logistics specialist Walkers

Walker Morris corporate lawyers reinforce equity backed MBO expertise Walker Morris has advised Total Capital Partners on its funding of the MBO of Walkers Transport, a leading UK based transport and logistics specialist. The deal values the business at £20m. Based in the North of England with logistics centres in Leeds, Birstall and Manchester, Walkers […]

Vischer advises Syngenta on divestment of sugar beet seeds business

VIischer advised Syngenta on all aspects of Swiss law in its divestment of the global sugar beet seeds business. Syngenta is one of the largest agrichemical groups worldwide. The following team advised Syngenta in this transaction: Robert Bernet (Partner, Corporate/M&A), Nadia Tarolli (Partner, Tax), Moritz Jäggy (Senior Associate, Corporate/M&A), Ruben Masar (Associate, Corporate/M&A), Florian Schaub […]

Schoenherr advises Accuron on acquisition of mechatronic systemtechnik

Schoenherr has advised Accuron Technologies Limited (“Accuron Group”), owned by Temasek Holdings, Singapore, on the acquisition of mechatronic systemtechnik GmbH (“mechatronic systemtechnik”) from Danube Equity, a Voest Alpine group company and Fidura, a German private equity fund. Schoenherr advised Accuron Group on all legal aspects of the M&A transaction through the successful closing. The Schoenherr […]

Gavin Ferguson sworn as Guernsey Notary Public

Ogier partner Advocate Gavin Ferguson has been sworn in as a Notary Public at the island’s Ecclesiastical Court. Gavin joins fellow partner Advocate Martyn Baudains in being able to offer notarial services to private and institutional clients. The post Gavin Ferguson sworn as Guernsey Notary Public appeared first on The Lawyer | Legal News and […]

Stuart Young joins WLG board

Gowling WLG partner and head of automotive, Stuart Young, has been elected Secretary of The World Law Group’s (WLG) Board of Directors. The appointment continues the firm’s seven-year strong relationship with WLG – a global network of law firms. The post Stuart Young joins WLG board appeared first on The Lawyer | Legal News and […]

Recognition from IFLR1000

IFLR1000 has published its 2018 rankings and Conyers has maintained a leading position across several practice categories and has experienced a 33% increase in the number of ranked lawyers. IFLR1000 cited the Firm’s work on a number of capital markets transactions, in particular Myovant Sciences’ US$218 million IPO, as well as its strengths in M&A, noting the […]

The 60 second interview: The sweet spot of in-house commercial awareness

GSK European consumer healthcare head of legal Neil Laventure talks about the strategic role of in-house lawyers and how to develop commercial awareness ahead of his panel session at The Lawyer’s In-house Counsel as Business Partner 2017. How can in-house lawyers and private-practice best work together to drive efficiency and deliver value? Without a doubt, […]

Pinsent Masons pilots new TMT consultancy practice

Pinsent Masons is piloting a new TMT-focused consultancy practice aimed at improving clients goals and changes with technology. The consultancy, named Alevra, is designed to provide a clear strategy to clients wishing to start a tech-driven business transformation. While not yet fully launched, Alevra has already been tested with a number of the firm’s existing […]

Latham loses former Carlyle in-houser to Linklaters

Linklaters has strengthened its ties to the Carlyle Group after hiring former in-house lawyer and Latham & Watkins partner Tom Alabaster. Alabaster joins Linklaters after three years at the US firm, which he joined in 2014 from Carlyle’s New York office. He relocated to the City after working as a senior counsel at Carlyle. His […]

The first female-led transatlantic merger is great news for gender diversity

The Berwin Leighton Paisner-Bryan Cave merger, should it eventually go through, would make a little bit of history. It would be the first major transatlantic merger steered through with two women at the helm. In the UK, Lisa Mayhew has been navigating tricky waters since succeeding Neville Eisenberg in 2015, with BLP seeking to maintain […]