Advising Victoria’s Secret in protecting one of its core brands in Europe, including multiple opposition proceedings. This was a pan-European matter.
Advising National Express Group on its tenders to run public transport services in several projects across the Middle East. The competitions are mainly for bus concessions and include a mixture of operation, maintenance, infrastructure and construction contracts. We have advised on all areas of these projects, from the completion of compliant bids and negotiations with public authorities in each country, to the ongoing running of services following successful bids. We co-ordinated matters across Dubai, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Qatar.
Advising WEX Europe Services on the HR and employment issues arising following the acquisition of the fuel services credit card company across nine European jurisdictions. The team project managed the advice for the US parent and UK subsidiary.
Advising UK dairy co-operative Milk Link on its merger with Danish dairy co-operative Arla Foods amba to create a £2 billion UK dairy business.
Advising The Spear Group on its acquisition by Vienna headquartered Constantia Flexibles Group, working alongside Thompson Hine LLP in the US. We co-ordinated matters across Vienna, South Africa, the US and the UK.
Advising foreign governments seeking to introduce new nuclear legal regimes and applying IAEA laws and standards. We have provided legal support to contractors in the Middle East, to an owner/engineer appointment in a western European jurisdiction and export controls advice to numerous clients with global multi-site, multi-jurisdiction operations.
Coordinating ongoing trade mark work for Harrods in all 10 countries in South America working with local attorneys in each country.
Advising an international bottling and distribution organization on its European data protection programme (incorporating preparation of procedures handbooks) and covering over 40,000 employees. This was a pan-European matter.
Advising United Arab Emirates Armed Forces on an AED5 billion plus YahSat project for the provision of military satellite communications services.
Co-ordinating employment advice for Thomson Reuters across 19 jurisdictions for an IT outsourcing project including obtaining advice as to whether TUPE/ARD would apply in each relevant jurisdiction and planning for potential transfers. The matter spanned Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa.
Advising a global US business on a major HR/employment project relating to the implementation of a psychometric assessment for recruitment and promotion purposes and IT policies. This involved co-ordinating advice from 23 separate jurisdictions and assimilating it into one report for the client, as well as managing the legal spend and producing one invoice in US$. Jurisdictions included Europe, Asia, South America and the US.
Advising on the UK aspects of a multi-jurisdictional transaction involving the acquisition by CMST Development Co of a majority stake in Henry Bath & Son Limited from commodities trader Mercuria Energy Group Ltd. The matter involved supporting Fangda Partners alongside law firms in the US, Singapore and the Netherlands.
Advising on ECI’s acquisition of Investis, the corporate communications company, from Gresham Private Equity involved co-ordinating advice in the UK, Finland, France, Germany, India, Italy, Sweden and the US.
Advising on the £78.8 million disposal of the majority of FirstGroup's bus operations in London to Metroline (owned by Singapore based Comfortdelgro) and Tower Transit (owned by Australian based Transit Systems).
Advising the sellers of the shariah compliant AUB UK Student Accommodation Fund on the sale of the fund’s entire portfolio of eight student accommodation properties located throughout the UK for £271 million. This was a UK, Middle-Eastern matter.
Advising the Mayor of London and the Greater London Authority on plans for the regeneration of a 35 acre site in London’s Royal Docks. The £1 billion deal will re-instate the Royal Docks as a commercial and trading centre for the 21st century, delivering around 20,000 full-time jobs and boosting local employment in Newham by 30 per cent according to the GLA. The deal is also one of the first direct investments by a Chinese developer in London’s property market and will eventually be home to more than 3.2 million square feet of high quality work, retail and leisure space – becoming London’s third business district. This was a UK and Asia matter.