advice for hard choices
Managing lead legal function for company acquisition strategies in advertising, and marketing services, Internet, food, general industrial, public houses, hotels, betting shops in the UK, Europe, US, and China.
Acted on the first contested takeover of a Premier League football club under The City Code of Takeovers and Mergers including s 459 Companies Act 1985 High Court proceedings to defend unfounded allegations of breach of a pre-emption agreement.
Sale of engineering company under oversight by the British Government being of a politically sensitive nature.
Acting as a director alternate in a shareholder dispute of a private property joint venture company.
Undertaking a forensic investigation as independent company counsel appointed by a listed company's investment bank spanning four countries and site visits – liaising with Interpol and the SEC of the United States to report findings;
Assembling the US white collar defense team, advising the Board and handling the UK stock exchange regulatory issues for the Company following the arrest and detainment of a Company CEO in transit in the US by the FBI and Department of Justice on Federal Criminal Charges in a landmark prosecution case in the offshore betting and gaming industry.
Acting for a well known industrialist as a shareholder activist to remove the Board of a public company and managing the press and shareholder communication campaign including running an internet communication campaign to obtain proxy votes – resulting in an 80% shareholder turn out on a 2,000+ shareholder register.
Advising the Board of an AIM listed company throughout an attempted refinancing and work out with the Bank following the discovery of irregularities and levying of large fines by a European regulator and managing the shareholder meetings and meetings with key investors;
Advising the Non Executive Directors of a listed oil and gas explorer as Independent Counsel to the Non Executive Board in a situation where there was a conflict of interests with the CEO .
Procuring a cease and desist undertaking on behalf of trademark owner from a major global automotive car maker following its global launch of a new car brand using the client's trademark without recourse to court proceedings and forcing the OEM to rebrand;
Fundraisings from start up funding to £100 million.
I pride myself on problem solving. I have experience of working with clients operating in a wide range of industry sectors with sector specific issues
WHO DO WE ADVISE
Boards of Directors
OUR PRACTICE AREAS
Yew Tree House
Shropshire SY11 4NL