Corporate

Comprising dedicated and pragmatic individuals, our corporate team services an international client base. We offer expert advice, unparalleled service and a team of specialists committed to meeting your needs.
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Operating out of Dubai, Greater China (Beijing, Hong Kong and Shanghai) London, Paris and Singapore, we act for listed and private companies, international banks, private equity houses and management teams.

Our team provides a range of expertise that includes public and private mergers and acquisitions, IPOs and capital markets, joint ventures, private equity and venture capital.

While our clients operate across a broad range of industries, we have a strong track record in the consumer, energy and natural resources, technology, life sciences and transportation sectors.

As well as the core corporate team, we can draw upon specialist lawyers to provide transactional support, covering commercial contracts, competition, IT, IP, banking, tax, employment and pensions, real estate and regulatory matters.

"Their depth of knowledge is second to none and on corporate deals I would not use any other firm."
Chambers UK 2015

Acadia Healthcare Company

We advised this major provider of inpatient behavioural healthcare services on its £395 million acquisition of Partnerships in Care – one of the largest and most experienced providers of secure and step-down care across the UK.

GDF Suez Energie Services

We advised on the £190 million cash acquisition of Balfour Beatty’s UK facilities management division – operating as Balfour Beatty WorkPlace and on the acquisition of Lend Lease Facilities Management.

Woodford Investment Management

We advised an investee company on a substantial investment into it by Woodford Patient Capital Trust PLC and CF Woodford Equity Income Fund.

LOVEFiLM

We advised on the acquisition by Amazon of 58% of LOVEFiLM it did not already own.

Welsh Power Group

We advised on their entry into a strategic partnership with Octopus venture capital, whereby Welsh Power would identify and develop a series of lower capacity power plants, and Octopus Investors would provide financial backing.

Baker Tilly

We advised Baker Tilly on the acquisition of RSM Tenon Group plc, the UK's seventh-largest accountancy practice, by way of a pre-pack administration.

AET

We advised AET, one of the world's largest tanker companies, on its joint venture with ADS Shipping to acquire two new DP shuttle vessels for US$300 million to be chartered to Statoil.

easyHotel Plc

We advised this high profile budget hotels group on its IPO and £30 million placing and admission to AIM. This included providing legal advice on the placing, loan capitalisation, licencing and incentive arrangements and all aspects of the IPO.

Long-term real estate investor, Mr Sam Tak Lee

We advised Mr Samuel Tak Lee, an experienced long-term investor in real estate, on a tender offer worth in excess of £200 million for shares in property investment firm Shaftesbury PLC.

Incadea Plc

We advised Incadea, an AIM quoted software provider on its £122 million recommended takeover by NASDAQ listed Dealertrack Technologies, Inc.

Lawyer

Sean Angle Partner

T:  +971 4 407 3902
M:  +971 55 224 4061 Email Sean | Vcard Office:  Dubai

Lawyer

Andrew Edge Partner

T:  +44 20 7809 2102
M:  +44 7771 921 780 Email Andrew | Vcard Office:  London

Lawyer

Patrick Mousset Partner

T:  +33 1 44 15 80 78
M:  +33 6 83 39 01 03 Email Patrick | Vcard Office:  Paris

Lawyer

Tom Platts Partner

T:  +65 6622 9641
M:  Email Tom | Vcard Office:  Jakarta, Singapore

Lawyer

Paul Westover Partner

T:  +852 2533 2755
M:  +852 6907 1885 Email Paul | Vcard Office:  Hong Kong

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