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Shoosmiths LLP | June 2021
England

UK law firm Shoosmiths has underlined its strategy for further growth in Scotland with the confirmation that seven solicitors and two paralegals have been appointed across several key teams in Glasgow and Edinburgh ...

Shoosmiths LLP | June 2021
England

Leading UK law firm Shoosmiths has today launched The Shoosmiths Foundation, a grant making body working to help address societal issues, empower sustainable change and improve the lives of the people and the environment in the UK.The Shoosmiths Foundation builds on Shoosmiths’ existing community investment programme which continues to support local charity partners through staff fundraising and firm donations, staff volunteering and provision of legal advice pro bono ...

Shoosmiths LLP | June 2021
England

Shoosmiths has advised Five Arrows Principal Investments (Rothschild & Co) in the creation of a global company to be headquartered in Milton Keynes formed by the acquisition of White Clarke Group by IDS (a leader in enterprise mission-critical solutions for secured finance) in conjunction with private equity firm Thoma Bravo, which invests mainly in software and technology companies.The deal is multi-million in value, but full financial terms were not disclosed ...

Shoosmiths LLP | June 2021
England

Leading UK law firm Shoosmiths LLP and national collections, recoveries and enforcement business, Chartsbridge, have today launched ‘Equivo’, a new dedicated recoveries business providing end-to-end collections, legal and enforcement services.The new company is a dedicated recoveries business majority owned by Shoosmiths and born out of the former Chartsbridge business ...

Shoosmiths LLP | May 2021
England

The London corporate team at leading UK law firm Shoosmiths has experienced an exceptional and sustained busy deal period over the last twelve months, as the country has adapted to the continued disruption caused by the pandemic.Throughout 2020, whilst the team have all had to embrace remote working, the appetite of investors and business owners to consider, negotiate and close deals did not abate ...

Shoosmiths LLP | May 2021
England

Highly experienced construction lawyer Ian Reid has joined Shoosmiths, one of the largest multi-disciplinary real estate practices within the UK, to lead the firm’s construction offering in London and the south of England.A specialist in construction law, Ian deals with both non-contentious and contentious construction matters, offering clients a strength in depth of knowledge throughout the entire life cycle of their projects from inception through to post completion disputes ...

Shoosmiths LLP | May 2021
England

Wrisk, a leading UK insurtech has received a £4.6 million investment to boost the company’s ambitious growth plans in growing its team and scaling up its platform, in support of automotive brands adapting to evolving mobility trends.The investment was led by QBN Capital, with participation from investors Guinness Asset Management and Cell Rising Capital plus follow-on funds from existing investors including Oxford Capital and Seedrs ...

Shoosmiths LLP | May 2021
England

Beer and cider drinkers can enjoy their pints in the knowledge that they are doing their bit to combat climate change thanks to the Molson Coors Beverage Company (the brewers of Carling, Coors and Doom Bar among other iconic beers) signing a power purchase agreement (PPA) to supply their UK operations with 100% green energy generated from the Tween Bridge wind farm in South Yorkshire ...

Shoosmiths LLP | May 2021
England

Leading UK law firm Shoosmiths has built up its tax offering with the hire of corporate M&A tax specialist, Laura Board. Laura, who has 11 years’ experience of advising clients on tax issues, will be based at the firm’s London office. She joins as a Partner from law firm Bird & Bird. Previous to that, Laura trained and practised at Nabarro ...

Shoosmiths LLP | May 2021
England

Berkeley DeVeer has partnered with funds advised by Elliott Advisors (UK) Limited to acquire Avant Homes Group, one of the UK's leading residential property developers, to advance its growth plans ...

Shoosmiths LLP | May 2021
England

Leading UK law firm Shoosmiths has helped as one of the advisers on the management buyout (MBO) of a timber processor and distributor, Hawthorn Timber.Founded just under 70 years ago, Hawthorn Timber in Hull supports some of the highest quality machined softwood and sheet materials in the UK ...

Shoosmiths LLP | May 2021
England

Stephen Dawson, head of financial services sector at leading UK law firm, Shoosmiths, has been asked to take a place on the Green Finance Institute’s Coalition for the Decarbonisation of Road Transport, which launches today ...

Shoosmiths LLP | May 2021
England

Leading UK law firm Shoosmiths has joined a new group which has been launched to support the growth of the clean hydrogen economy in Northern Ireland as a founding member. Hydrogen NI has been established to represent organisations with an interest in developing NI’s clean hydrogen economy. Other early members include Phoenix Natural Gas, B9 Energy Storage, Solo Renewables, Green Energy Hub and Evermore Group ...

Shoosmiths LLP | May 2021
England

The Manchester Corporate team at leading UK law firm Shoosmiths has made a record-breaking start to the year by advising on more than a dozen deals worth over £1bn in the last three months ...

Shoosmiths LLP | May 2021
England

Today the Queen’s Speech set out the government’s agenda for the next session and its plans to build back better from the pandemic and level-up opportunities across the country ...

Shoosmiths LLP | May 2021
England

The promotions are across the firm’s divisions; corporate, real estate, personal advisory and business advisory. Shoosmiths’ new partners are: Real estate: Ellie Sandbach (litigation) Personal advisory: Lucy Taylor (wealth protection, Court of Protection) Corporate: Simon Procter Business advisory: Sarah Tedstone (commercial/privacy and data) In addition, Shoosmiths has promoted two to legal director and 13 to principal associate ...

Shoosmiths LLP | April 2021
England

In the latest digital infrastructure deal handled by its specialist team, national law firm Shoosmiths represented Gresham House in a multi-million-pound investment through its British Strategic Investment Fund (BSIF) in Borderlink Broadband Limited, a Scottish based broadband company. The BSIF is one of a range of funds from the specialist alternative asset manager which aims to build a portfolio through investing in sustainable, smaller mid-market UK housing and infrastructure projects ...

Shoosmiths LLP | April 2021
England

Leading technology and fintech lawyer, Prakash Kerai (PK) has joined Shoosmiths’ London office as a commercial partner. Prakash KeraiOver the last fifteen years, Prakash has advised on technology and fintech arrangements at a top 30 UK law firm, becoming its head of fintech. Prakash – who joins the firm from DAC Beachcroft – has a wealth of technology and fintech experience ...

Shoosmiths LLP | April 2021
England

Shoosmiths has advised Five Arrows Principal Investments (Rothschild & Co) in concluding a definitive agreement for a newco funded by Astorg, a leading global private equity firm, to acquire a majority stake in the Opus 2 group. This deal is the fourth major transaction the Shoosmiths team has undertaken for Five Arrows Principal Investments in as many months. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed ...

Shoosmiths LLP | March 2021
England

UK law firm Shoosmiths has been awarded the highly prestigious Investors In People Platinum accreditation, following on from becoming the first Top 50 law firm to achieve Gold status in 2011. This elite accolade puts Shoosmiths in the top 2% of the tens of thousands of companies assessed throughout Investors in People’s history. More than 1085 colleagues completed the survey and 48 colleagues were interviewed as part of the assessment to provide honest feedback ...

Shoosmiths LLP | March 2021
England

LEADING VC specialists at UK law firm Shoosmiths have advised cloud data integration platform Matillion on its $100m Series D funding round. The round was led by Lightspeed Venture Partners, with participation from existing investors Battery Ventures, Sapphire Ventures and Scale Venture Partners, as well as venture debt financing from Silicon Valley Bank’s U.K. branch. Matillion makes the world’s data useful with an easy-to-use, cloud-native data integration and transformation platform ...

Shoosmiths LLP | March 2021
England

UK law firm Shoosmiths has today announced its brand-new offering Shoosmiths8 Connected Services, which will provide non-legal products to its clients, complementing the firm’s existing services. Building on the ‘New How’ initiative the firm launched in 2020, Shoosmiths8 Connected Services has been developed to help clients thrive by working smarter, faster and better in an increasingly complex world, where the pace and magnitude of change has never been greater ...

Shoosmiths LLP | February 2021
England

Notwithstanding the pandemic, February marks LGBT History Month; an annual observance of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history. It is important that the progress we have made to date is not only recognised but celebrated ...

Shoosmiths LLP | October 2020
England

UK law firm Shoosmiths is proud to have received excellent results in both the Legal 500 and Chambers UK legal directories this year. The firm achieved a tremendous result in the Legal 500 with 115 practice areas ranked, and 31 ‘Top Tier’ rankings, with 25 practice areas moving up a tier. Also 17 practice areas were newly ranked for the first time in the 2021 UK Guide, which launched in late September 2020 ...

Shoosmiths LLP | September 2020
England

Popular tourist attraction Yorkshire Wildlife Park (YWP) has raised an additional £38 million-pound by way of debt and equity from BGF and a major high street bank. The development capital will be deployed to double the park’s size and help the park to fulfil its objective of attracting 1.5 million visitors a year. The Doncaster-based park currently has more than 450 animals ...

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