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Shoosmiths LLP | February 2024
England

Shoosmiths’ corporate team is celebrating a successful start to the year, having been named the most active law firm working in venture capital (VC) in the UK, according to Pitchbook’s 2023 global league tables. In addition, the firm has been listed as the second most active in Europe ...

Shoosmiths LLP | February 2024
England

Shoosmiths has advised Sovereign Centros on two strategically significant leasing transactions at Festival Place, a 1.1m sq ft shopping centre located in Basingstoke.The law firm helped negotiate the deals, which sees Pan-Asian noodle bar, Chopstix, and retailer, Rituals, take space at the shopping centre. Both brands have commenced trading, joining a community of more than 200 shops, dining and leisure facilities at Festival Place ...

Shoosmiths LLP | February 2024
England

A multi-disciplinary team of Shoosmiths real estate experts have advised the Moorfield Real Estate Fund and its fund manager, Moorfield Group, on a forward-funding agreement for a 440-home build to rent (BTR) scheme in Manchester.The law firm acted for the real estate fund on its agreement with developer Glenbrook Property and the scheme, part of the Lumina Village development, is set to complete in 2026, with a £120m gross development value ...

Shoosmiths LLP | February 2024
England

The corporate team at law firm Shoosmiths has been named as the most active merger and acquisitions (M&A) law firm in the UK in 2023, according to Experian MarketIQ rankings. Shoosmiths’ London corporate team were also named as the most active M&A law firm in London in 2023, and the corporate division also ranked first in the east of England ...

Shoosmiths LLP | February 2024
England

Law firm Shoosmiths is pleased to announce the appointment of partner Ben Gardner, an accomplished commercial lawyer, to further bolster its strategic sectors of mobility and technology.Ben’s strategic appointment further underpins Shoosmiths’ commitment to delivering against its strategy – to lead the upper mid-market law firms by 2030 by focusing on its chosen markets and sectors ...

Shoosmiths LLP | February 2024
England

Law firm Shoosmiths has announced the launch of a pilot scheme that will see apprentices qualify as solicitors.This scheme, which begins in September 2024, complements the work the firm has been doing with organisations such as the Purpose Coalition on its Social Mobility Action Plan, and Aston University, Virgin Media O2 and the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEX) on the Pathways to Law project for college-age students ...

Shoosmiths LLP | February 2024
England

Law firm Shoosmiths has advised Hela Brands Limited, a subsidiary of Sri Lanka-listed Hela Apparel Holdings PLC, in its recent acquisition of Focus Brands from JD Sports Fashion PLC. Focus Brands is a leader in the sports fashion distribution sector with showrooms in London, Manchester, Berlin, Munich, Düsseldorf and Amsterdam, a sourcing office in China and a network of warehouse facilities across the UK and Europe ...

Shoosmiths LLP | January 2024
England

Law Firm Shoosmiths has released its latest report on trends in litigation for businesses, based on a survey of more than 360 general counsel and senior in-house lawyers from financial services, automotive, technology and other sectors.The report, titled Litigation Risk 2024: assessing the litigation outlook for business, provides insights and perspectives on the dispute resolution environment, the challenges and the inherent risks that lie ahead ...

Shoosmiths LLP | January 2024
England

Shoosmiths is excited to announce Kirsten Hewson as its new Chair.Kirsten will take over from longstanding Chair Peter Duff on 1 April 2024. Peter has held the role since 2015, in which time the firm’s revenue has doubled largely from organic growth and has seen the firm appointed to 135 panels and achieving widespread recognition in the market as the law firm that clients come to for what matters ...

Shoosmiths LLP | January 2024
England

Shoosmiths’ real estate investment group recorded a strong finish to 2023, advising on c.£200m worth of transactions during Q4 - taking it to more than £1.2bn in deals for the year.Transactions were completed across various asset classes, including life sciences, offices, industrials and data centres. One of the group’s most active sectors was retail, where it advised on a number of deals, including the acquisition of Gracechurch Shopping Centre ...

Shoosmiths LLP | January 2024
England

The Shoosmiths Foundation, a grant-making body managed by law firm Shoosmiths, has launched a new funding round inviting charity applications for projects in the UK that advance a carbon net zero UK aligned with a just transition.Advancing net zero and creating a socially mobile world are among Shoosmiths’ ESG priorities, and funding is being provided to assist charities with similar aspirations ...

Shoosmiths LLP | January 2024
England

Shoosmiths has advised AIB Group (UK) plc on a significant funding for the acquisition of two purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) schemes in Bristol and Glasgow.The acquisition is set to add around 1000 more bed spaces in the two cities, both of which face an over-subscribed marketplace - providing much needed high quality student accommodation stock ...

Shoosmiths LLP | January 2024
England

Shoosmiths' M&A team continues to be at the forefront of major public to private deals, having recently advised on three substantial transactions.The firm acted for Main Market listed Ten Entertainment Group plc, one of the UK’s largest ten-pin bowling operators, on its proposed £287 million takeover by US private equity firm Trive Capital.  If approved, the deal announced at the beginning of December, would take the company private ...

Shoosmiths LLP | January 2024
England

Shoosmiths has appointed a new Director of Projects & Innovation as it continues to drive its strategic change agenda to lead the upper midmarket law firms.Tom Slate joins from Clifford Chance, where he was the firm’s Global Director responsible for driving change in the delivery of legal and business processes. He played a major role in developing and implementing their award-winning Innovation strategy, focused on client service improvement and delivery ...

Shoosmiths LLP | January 2024
England

Shoosmiths has welcomed a new partner to its national real estate practice.Chris Morris joins the firm’s Birmingham office from Gowling WLG where he spent over 16 years advising developers, operators and investors on major regeneration schemes and real estate transactions ...

Shoosmiths LLP | January 2024
England

A new dispute resolution partner has joined Shoosmiths’ national construction and engineering team. Jody Kite arrives at the law firm from Dandara, where he spent eight years developing and leading the housebuilder and build to rent specialist’s construction law and dispute resolution function, while also advising on non-contentious matters and forward funding transactions ...

Shoosmiths LLP | December 2023
England

In the ever-evolving landscape of FinTech, Shoosmiths are thrilled to announce that we have secured an impressive four practice area rankings in the prestigious Chambers and Partners 2024 Global FinTech industry guide.These rankings reaffirm our commitment to excellence and our position as a market leader at the intersection of technology and financial services ...

Shoosmiths LLP | December 2023
England

Law firm Shoosmiths has advised the management team of Ellis Recruitment on a significant investment into the business from private equity firm Mobeus Equity Partners.Founded in 2011, Ellis Recruitment is a specialist IT recruitment consultancy serving the Global Enterprise Resource Planning (‘ERP’) resourcing market ...

Shoosmiths LLP | December 2023
England

Shoosmiths has advised Workspace Group on entering into a Corporate Power Purchase Agreement (CPPA) with Statkraft, Europe’s largest generator of renewable energy.The law firm’s energy and infrastructure specialists advised on the agreement that sees Workspace secure around two thirds of its expected electricity demand for the next 10 years ...

Shoosmiths LLP | December 2023
England

Shoosmiths continues to grow its dispute resolution and litigation offering with the appointment of Andrew Whalley as partner.Andrew joins from DWF where he headed up the commercial litigation team in Liverpool. He brings vast experience in dealing with heavyweight contractual and commercial disputes as well as corporate and shareholder disputes, cross-border litigation, regulatory and public law disputes, data breach and professional negligence claims ...

Shoosmiths LLP | December 2023
England

Setbacks in crucial support programs like the Rapid Charging Fund, cuts to electric vehicle (EV) passenger car purchase incentives for most consumers, and a rollback of petrol and diesel phase-out targets have seen the UK drop behind much of Europe in the race to grow EV fleets ...

Shoosmiths LLP | December 2023
England

Shoosmiths has appointed Tom Speller as Director of Shoosmiths EIGHT, the firm’s connected services arm focused on smarter service excellence. This key appointment follows the firm’s recent announcement that it is only one of a handful of law firms worldwide trialling Microsoft’s Copilot and after being named as one of Europe’s most innovative law firms by the FT and is coupled with formalising innovation roles across Shoosmiths ...

Shoosmiths LLP | November 2023
England

Shoosmiths was crowned ‘UK Law Firm of the Year – Large sized firm’ at the British Legal Awards for its stand-out strategy, which is already making an impact in all areas including clients, brand, people and ESG ...

Shoosmiths LLP | November 2023
England

Shoosmiths has advised on the landmark acquisition of the Gracechurch Shopping Centre, a 1m sq ft retail centre in Sutton Coldfield.The law firm acted for SAV Group and BPG on the purchase from M&G, with contracts exchanging earlier this year and the deal completing in November. Shoosmiths advised on various aspects of the transaction, including real estate, litigation, planning and construction matters ...

Shoosmiths LLP | November 2023
England

Experts from Shoosmiths’ corporate team have advised NVM Private Equity on its successful exit from Pareto FM, a leading provider of technical-led facilities management services, to Pictet, the alternative investment arm of the Pictet Group.The law firm acted for the private equity investor and other shareholders of Pareto FM on the deal, which sees NVM sell its stake in the Reading-based business ...

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