London

London

Selected Representations

  • Counsel to Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Credit Suisse and Goldman Sachs as lead arrangers in connection with a €1.90b IPO-contingent refinancing for SIG Combibloc Group, which was taken public on the SIX Swiss Exchange by Onex Corporation in October 2018.
  • Counsel to AEA in relation to the acquisition of Scan Global Logistics.
  • Counsel to BlackRock's funds business, including a wide range of closed end funds, fund-of-hedge-fund, hybrid and direct fund products in the real estate, credit, energy and infrastructure spaces.
  • Counsel to BlueBay Asset Management on all of its closed-ended funds including the recent €2b+ Direct Lending Fund II.
  • Counsel to Centerbridge Partners as anchor investor in providing c.US$1b of exit financing in connection with the comprehensive restructuring of the bank and bond debt of Seadrill Limited, a Norwegian-Bermudan provider of offshore drilling services.
  • Counsel to Cerner Limited in a US$1.3b dispute resulting from the repudiation by the UK Government of a contract with Fujitsu Services Limited in connection with the largest ever IT public procurement project in the UK, the National Program for Information Technology.
  • Counsel to the board of directors of the Gaucho restaurant group on its restructuring activities ahead of the group's filing for administration and implementation of a company voluntary arrangement.
  • Counsel to KKR in its acquisition of a minority interest in Marshall Wace.
  • Counsel to pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecommunications Holdings Limited in relation to a US$180m investment by the UK Government's CDC Group Plc, enabling Liquid Telecom to expand its high-speed broadband connectivity to some of the most underserved communities across the African continent, including supporting Africa's thriving tech start-up ecosystem with high-speed internet and cloud-based services.
  • Counsel to Norvestor Equity, a leading Norwegian mid-market private equity firm, on the establishment of Norvestor VII, L.P. (NOK 4.8b).
  • Counsel to Onex Partners in its acquisition of a majority interest in WireCo Worldgroup.
  • Regular outside counsel to Permira, one of the largest buyout sponsors in Europe, in all fund formations (buyout and credit), including the formation of its flagship buyout funds.
  • Counsel to Perrigo Company Plc and Perrigo Ireland 2 in relation to an arbitration arising from the €3.9b acquisition of 100% of the shares in the Belgian over-the-counter pharmaceutical company, Omega Pharma Invest NV, pursuant to a share purchase agreement entered into with HoldCo I BE NV and Alychlo NV.
  • Counsel to Sberbank in a successful challenge against an application for voluntary restructuring made to the High Court by the International Bank of Azerbaijan (the “IBA”), pursuant to which the IBA sought an order for a permanent moratorium against creditor action in England and Wales.
     
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