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Whether advising on UK domestic or international, cross-border deals, what sets us apart is our practical approach to providing advice on corporate law issues. Our experienced team can advise in relation to private equity transactions for both institutions and management teams, public and private mergers and acquisitions, IPOs on AIM and the Main Market and secondary fundraisings. We also assist clients with shareholder agreements, partnership transactions, joint ventures, as well as providing corporate governance advice on an ongoing basis.
We are known for grounding everything we do in an understanding of your needs. Our industry insight across the leisure, retail, financial services, support services, telecommunications and technology sectors, in particular, frames our thinking. This expertise, underpinned by our technical ability, means we get you the transactional results you need and want.
In this latest report, the corporate experts at DWF analyse the key deal terms of private equity exits across both the London Main Market and AIM in 2017.
In this latest report, we analyse the key deal terms of private equity exits across both the London Main Market and AIM in 2017.
The Glasgow corporate team at international legal business DWF has advised on the £32m cross-border sale of Scottish outdoor advertising company Forrest Media to London-based Ocean Outdoor.
International legal business DWF has advised the management team of Kindertons on the acquisition of the business by ExamWorks, a portfolio company of Leonard Green & Partners from Sovereign Capital Partners.
The UAE Cabinet has approved a potentially game-changing investment law, which will allow up to 100% foreign ownership/investment in on-shore businesses in the UAE. It is not yet known whether or not the new law will apply to all types of entities and/or across all sectors.
International legal business DWF has advised multinational technology outsourcer Equiniti on its acquisition of specialist shareholder engagement company Boudicca Proxy Limited.
International legal business DWF has advised independent consulting firm Argon Consulting on its merger with Crimson & Co to form a new global group.
There remains no guarantee that, from the intended Brexit day of 30 March 2019, the current tariff-free movement of goods between the two territories will not cease. Various models for future relationships are in debate, but the UK is currently ruling out the simplest (and least change) model of remaining in a customs union with the EU.
On 6 March 2018, the Court of Justice of the European Union ("CJEU") rendered an important judgement in case C-284/16, Slovak Republic v. Achmea. The CJEU declared invalid the investor-State dispute settlement ("ISDS") arbitration clause in the bilateral investment treaty between the Netherlands and Slovakia ("intra-EU BIT").
International legal business DWF has been ranked as the 7th most active M&A legal advisor by volume in the UK in Experian's M&A 2017 end of year report. This is a rise of three places from last year in the UK rankings by volume.
With over 90 lawyers across the UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Dubai and Brussels, we work hard to provide a complete corporate service, drawing in expertise from across the firm.