Sources comment that “they are solid and knowledgeable experts, with great transactional experience.”
Chambers UK, 2013
Our London corporate team delivers seamless and commercial advice to a range of market leading and growth corporations and financial institutions throughout our key industry sectors: financial institutions; energy; infrastructure, mining and commodities; energy; transport; technology and innovation; and pharmaceuticals and life sciences.
As part of our global corporate practice, we have extensive international coverage across Europe, Asia, Australia, Canada, Africa, the Middle East, Latin America, and Central Asia and can also cover a wide range of US corporate law, drawing upon the capabilities of our in-house US qualified lawyers based throughout Europe, Hong Kong and Canada.
We advise on the full spectrum of corporate and commercial work, particularly highly complex domestic, cross-border and multi-jurisdictional transactions.
Our areas of work include:
- asset management
- corporate advisory and governance
- equity capital markets
- investment funds
- mergers and acquisitions
- private equity
- US corporate finance
Our recent work
- Advising Allied Gold Mining Plc on its £360 million recommended takeover by St Barbara Limited. Allied Gold became a wholly owned subsidiary of St. Barbara, with current St Barbara shareholders owning 67 per cent and Allied Gold shareholders owning 33 per cent, of the new group. This deal created a global mining company worth over AUS $1 billion.
- Advising Lloyds Bank on the sale of its rail operating leasing business, including pan-European lessor CBRail and the Stansted Express fleet.
- Advising ValueAct Capital® on its proposed joint offer with CVC Capital Partners Limited for Misys Plc, a leading application software and services provider, with a market capitalisation of £1.1 billion. ValueAct Capital® was the largest shareholder in Misys Plc.
- Advising BP Plc on the sale of its LPG bottle and tank filling businesses in the UK, Netherlands, Belgium, Portugal, South Africa, Poland, China, Turkey and Austria and its non-refinery integrated wholesale business. The sale involves all of BP's remaining LPG bottle and tank filling operations. BP is the last of the oil supermajors to dispose of its LPG bottling operations, Shell having disposed of its remaining operations in 2011.
More information on our global corporate practice