London

London

Selected Representations

  • Counsel to Aleris Corporation in its US$2.6b sale to Novelis.
  • Counsel to Ascential on various transactions, including its acquisition of Clavis Technology Limited, which provides online and eCommerce store analytics solutions for consumer packaged goods companies; and WARC Limited, a global digital subscription business.
  • 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 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 BlueBay Asset Management on all of its closed-end funds, including the recent €6b+ Direct Lending Fund III and €3b+ Senior Loan Fund.
  • 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 CVC Growth Fund on its acquisition and its subsequent financing of Wireless Logic from ECI Partners (2015), in Wireless Logic's acquisition of SimService SAS (2015) and in CVC's ultimate sale of Wireless Logic to Montagu Private Equity (2018).
  • Counsel to Francisco Partners in multiple transactions, including the recent sale of a minority interest in BluJay Solutions Group, a UK-based provider of supply chain software, to Temasek, the Singaporean sovereign wealth fund, in a transaction valuing the company at approximately US$700m.
  • 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 Hitachi, Ltd. (Hitachi) and Hitachi Rail Italy Investments S.r.l. (HRII) in connection with HRII's purchase of all shares in Ansaldo STS S.p.A. (Ansaldo).
  • Counsel to Invesco Real Estate's flagship pan-European fund in relation to the sale by one of Invesco's commingled mandates of a B&Q retail store in Hedge End. Also counsel to a managed client of Invesco Real Estate, on its asset purchase of the Morrisons Colindale Superstore.
  • 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.
  • Regular outside counsel to Permira and Permira Debt Managers in all fund formations (buyout and credit).
  • Counsel to Perrigo, a multi-national pharmaceutical company in connection with a dispute over a €3.9b acquisition, including an arbitration spanning across 28 countries and 13 languages.
  • 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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