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Shoosmiths LLP | January 2019
England

The corporate team at Shoosmiths has advised the shareholders of Warwickshire-based environmental compliance experts Valpak on its sale to Telford-based Reconomy, the UK’s leading provider of outsourced waste management and recycling services, for an undisclosed sum ...

Shoosmiths LLP | January 2019
England

The Birmingham-based real estate team at UK law firm Shoosmiths has advised its long-standing client whg on its multi-million pound 400-home development in Walsall. The project, which will be delivered alongside project partner Keepmoat Homes, will consist of 407 homes in the Goscote area of Walsall. 102 of these homes will be for social rent with a further 24 for affordable rent. Work is expected to start later this year ...

Shoosmiths LLP | January 2019
England

The corporate team at UK law firm Shoosmiths has beaten stiff competition to win the corporate and commercial firm (specialism) of the year (venture capital) at this year’s The Legal 500 UK Awards 2019. The awards recognises and rewards the best in-house and private practice teams and individuals over the past 12 months and was conducted as part of The Legal 500’s exhaustive 50,000-interview research project ...

Shoosmiths LLP | November 2018
England

National law firm Shoosmiths has appointed Gemma Napper, head of legal UK & Sweden at Opel Vauxhall Finance, to partner in its national financial services team. This strategic appointment will bolster Shoosmiths’ market-leading financial services capability, further building on the firm’s national growth ambition in this area. Gemma completed her training contract at Shoosmiths in 2004, qualifying into a corporate role, later specialising as a financial services lawyer ...

Shoosmiths LLP | October 2018
England

Shoosmiths has advised Allied London on a £300m long-term funding partnership with Aviva Investors designed to create Enterprise City at the new St Johns neighbourhood in Manchester. The multi-million pound investment will allow Allied London to deliver more than one million sq. ft. of commercial and leisure space, including TV and film studios, hotel/leisure and various property infrastructure across ten buildings ...

Shoosmiths LLP | October 2018
England

The multi-million pound investment will allow TRI to further enhance its core risk-based monitoring technology platform. Shoosmiths corporate partner Alastair Peet led on the deal, with senior associate Alistair Hammerton, associate Helen Burnell, as well as employment senior associate Nick Vernon, tax partner Tom Wilde, and banking partner Rebecca Mauleverer and associate Charlotte Thomas ...

Shoosmiths LLP | October 2018
England

A TEAM of private equity experts at national law firm Shoosmiths have advised world leading GeoPrediction software and consulting services business, Ikon Science Limited (Ikon Science), on its sale to Boston-based Private Equity company, Great Hill Partners (GHP) ...

Shoosmiths LLP | September 2018
England

National law firm Shoosmiths is delighted to have won 'Legal Team of the Year' at the Estate Gazette Awards, a prestigious ceremony recognising the real estate market's best, last night. The firm was shortlisted for the award alongside other nominees; Clifford Chance, Hogan Lovells, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, Addleshaw Goddard and CMS, Davitt Jones Bould and Landsec. Shoosmiths came top when it’s innovative approach to deals and the scale and impact of its projects 'stood out' ...

Shoosmiths LLP | August 2018
England

National law firm Shoosmiths has advised leading stationary chain Office Outlet on its Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA), which has been announced today. As part of the CVA, Office Outlet proposes to close four stores this year, while keeping its online service and the remaining 95 stores open. Office Outlet was given legal advice by Shoosmiths corporate partner James Keates and senior associate Charles Williams. It is the seventh retail CVA Shoosmiths has advised on in under two years ...

Shoosmiths LLP | August 2018
England

The real estate team at the Manchester office of leading national law firm Shoosmiths has advised Allied London on one of the biggest office pre-lets in the city in almost 20 years. Shoosmiths acted for Allied London on the pre-let of 222,000 sqft of space at Manchester Goods Yard, which forms part of Allied London's Enterprise City tech campus. Booking ...

Shoosmiths LLP | August 2018
England

The Manchester office of leading national law firm, Shoosmiths has reported strong growth for its conveyancing team against challenging market conditions. Just 15 months after launching, with the appointment of partner, Lisa Gibbs, the Manchester conveyancing team has grown to incorporate nine specialists ...

Shoosmiths LLP | August 2018
England

The corporate team from national law firm Shoosmiths has advised its client Coppergreen, a major UK holiday park developer, on the purchase of two new properties - an existing park in Lincolnshire and a brand-new development in Nottinghamshire. Coppergreen has acquired Kenwick Park Hotel and Spa and Lodge Park, as well as the Clumber Park site in Nottinghamshire, which has planning permission for 129 lodges and a host of other new facilities ...

Shoosmiths LLP | July 2018
England

National law firm Shoosmiths LLP has strengthened its real estate offering by appointing commercial property and residential development specialist, Paul Murray, as partner. Paul, who is based at the firm's Reading office, has extensive experience in handling commercial property transactions, but for the last 16 years has specialised in acting for housebuilders and their funders ...

Shoosmiths LLP | June 2018
England

The Manchester office of national law firm, Shoosmiths is growing its construction team, with the appointment of five legal advisors, all previously with Weightmans. The new hires come in response to increased client demand for expert construction advice and support in the region, and will bolster the existing construction team, working alongside Shoosmiths Manchester's award-winning real estate practice to deliver all construction related work for clients across the region ...

Shoosmiths LLP | June 2018
England

One of the UK�s leading law firms has launched a new private client advisory service to manage the affairs of professionals and entrepreneurs in sport, media and entertainment. National law firm Shoosmiths has appointed the former Head of Player Liaison at Manchester City, Haydn Roberts, to lead the company�s new Elite Advisory team. The new service will draw expertise from across Shoosmiths and other specialist firms to meet the needs of elite clients ...

Shoosmiths LLP | May 2018
England

National law firm Shoosmiths has advised on the first merger of two BGF-backed businesses, in a deal which also saw the company invest £5.5 million. The merger of Nationwide Window Cleaning (NWC) and High Access Maintenance – with a combined revenue of £30 million – has created one of the largest independent facilities management services companies in the UK ...

Shoosmiths LLP | May 2018
England

National law firm Shoosmiths is presently acting for a significant number of clients in respect of misuse of private information relating to voicemail interception claims. The firm has recently settled four of those claims against MGN Limited (“MGN”) for Dwight Yorke, Jennifer Ellison, Danielle Lloyd and Andrew Cole. Out of Court settlements were reached for all four with MGN accepting liability and publically apologising in statements read out in Court today ...

Shoosmiths LLP | April 2018
England

National law firm Shoosmiths has advised Amber Infrastructure Group, manager of the National Digital Infrastructure Fund (NDIF), on the fund’s investment which has seen it lead a £25 million funding round into full-fibre internet service provider, Community Fibre. Community Fibre will use the investment to roll out full-fibre connectivity to a further 100,000 homes by 2019, covering social and private housing estates across London ...

Shoosmiths LLP | April 2018
England

National law firm Shoosmiths has advised long standing clients Octopus Investments on its multi-million pound funding into office catering company City Pantry. Octopus Investments, part of the Octopus Group, has led a £4 million Series A funding round into the London-based company to fund its expansion into other cities in the UK over the next 18 months, as well as continuing the its triple digit growth in London ...

Shoosmiths LLP | April 2018
England

The Intellectual Property & Creative Industries team at Shoosmiths Manchester is on track for a record year, thanks in part to unprecedented demand from the region’s thriving creative and digital sector ...

Shoosmiths LLP | March 2018
England

National law firm Shoosmiths has joined some of the biggest names in the global games community at a major conference in San Francisco. The Game Developers Conference (GDC) is the world’s largest professional games industry event, attracting more than 26,000 delegates over five days ...

Shoosmiths LLP | March 2018
England

National law firm Shoosmiths has advised the UK’s development finance institution CDC Group on its $15 million investment into RFL Electronics Ltd, which will grow the Bangladeshi company’s manufacturing capacity. The funding will be used to acquire specialist equipment for RFL Electronics’ state-of-the-art facility, in Narsingdi, which produces consumer electronic goods for the local market ...

Shoosmiths LLP | March 2018
England

The Creative Industries team at leading national law firm, Shoosmiths in Manchester have been nominated for ‘Law Firm of the Year’ at the prestigious Music Week Awards. After a record-breaking year for entries, the six-strong Shoosmiths team led by partner Laura Harper and including associate, Carol Isherwood, is up against other leading London-based media and entertainment law firms and is the only shortlisted team based outside of the capital – a first for a national legal practice ...

Shoosmiths LLP | February 2018
England

Linklaters LLP and Shoosmiths LLP both acted for the UK arm of Nordic Investment Firm Brunswick Real Estate on its first acquisition in its Greater London focused strategy – a mixed use portfolio of properties in London and the South East (including PRS blocks, two business centres and a number of Retail/Leisure units) ...

Shoosmiths LLP | December 2017
England

National law firm Shoosmiths is an official partner of the new Ethical Reading social enterprise initiative, which has its formal launch on 24th January 2018. Ethical Reading is a not-for-profit business set up with the aim of making Reading a better place to live and work by encouraging organisations and those who work within them to become more ethical in their behaviour ...

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