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Shoosmiths London banking and real estate finance team continues expansion
Shoosmiths LLP, January 2022
England

Law firm Shoosmiths and its London office continue an ambitious corporate growth strategy with the appointment of Chris Mills as banking partner...

Shoosmiths partners with Aston University to open up opportunities to study a law degree
Shoosmiths LLP, January 2022
England

A programme to support students from under-represented backgrounds towards a career in law has been launched by Aston University in partnership with leading law firm Shoosmiths...

Shoosmiths advises Gresham House’s British Sustainable Infrastructure Funds on £164m investment into Borderlink Broadband Limited
Shoosmiths LLP, January 2022
England

Law Firm Shoosmiths has advised Gresham House plc on its £164m follow on investment into Borderlink Broadband Limited through its British Sustainable Infrastructure Funds (BSIF) strategy to improve digital inclusion in underserved communities in the UK...

Shoosmiths announces office move to new landmark tower in Birmingham
Shoosmiths LLP, January 2022
England

Law firm Shoosmiths has taken 32,900 sq ft at Birmingham’s 103 Colmore Row, marking the largest letting to date for the landmark tower – which has reached practical completion – and brings the total office space pre-let or under offer to 60%...

Shoosmiths opens Brussels office to support client needs for Competition, EU and trade advice
Shoosmiths LLP, January 2022
England

Law firm Shoosmiths has opened an office in Brussels and recruited experienced lawyer Kiran Desai to meet growing client demand for European Union competition, regulatory and trade law advice.Dual-qualified in Belgium and in England and Wales, Kiran was previously the EU competition law leader at EY Law and prior to that the managing partner of the Brussels office of Mayer Brown...

Shoosmiths celebrates five years in Leeds
Shoosmiths LLP, January 2022
England

Leading UK law firm Shoosmiths is celebrating five years since the opening of its Leeds office, as it continues its ambitious growth strategy.Led by real estate partner Simon Meek, the West Yorkshire base has expanded exponentially in terms of client wins, deal volumes, and team hires...

Shoosmiths lands spot on Taylor Wimpey's legal panels
Shoosmiths LLP, December 2021
England

Leading UK law firm Shoosmiths has been appointed to Taylor Wimpey’s legal panels.Shoosmiths is the only firm to secure a place on the housebuilder’s legal roster in England and Wales, and Scotland. This follows Taylor Wimpey concluding its latest panel review. The two panels will commence in January 2022 for three years...

Shoosmiths London corporate team marks record 2021
Shoosmiths LLP, December 2021
England

Leading UK law firm Shoosmiths and its London corporate team have announced a record breaking 2021 for deal activity in terms of volume and aggregate value of transactions through ongoing fast-paced market conditions...

Shoosmiths’ living sector experts scoop prestigious accolade second year in a row
Shoosmiths LLP, December 2021
England

Leading UK law firm Shoosmiths has reaffirmed its living sector expertise after being named ‘Legal/Professional Team of the Year – Residential’ at the RESI Awards for the second year running.

Shoosmiths continues bumper 2021 mergers and acquisitions corporate team record
Shoosmiths LLP, November 2021
England

Leading UK law firm Shoosmiths has advised global software company Everbridge, Inc. on a significant acquisition of advanced business resilience solutions business, Anvil Group...

Social Mobility Employer Index 2021 ranks Shoosmiths as a ‘top employer’
Shoosmiths LLP, November 2021
England

Leading UK law firm Shoosmiths has been named one of the UK’s leading employers for improving social mobility.Now in its fifth year, the Social Mobility Employer Index is the definitive benchmark of organisations committed to improving social mobility in the workplace. The Index contains the Top 75 employers and Shoosmiths was ranked 42nd...

Shoosmiths bolsters planning practice with new partner hire
Shoosmiths LLP, November 2021
England

Leading UK law firm Shoosmiths has recruited Stuart Tym as one of the latest partners to join its Birmingham office...

Shoosmiths hosts female founders breakfast for SVC2UK global tech gathering
Shoosmiths LLP, November 2021
England

As a partner and supporter of Silicon Valley Comes to the UK (SVC2UK), leading UK law firm Shoosmiths hosted a breakfast event with tech industry speakers at its London office on 16 November as part of SVC2UK’s 2021 Summit.Held in celebration of female leadership, the event was opened by Janet Coyle, managing director business growth, London & Partners...

Green for go: COP26 summit round up
Shoosmiths LLP, November 2021
England

This last fortnight has seen the eyes of the world fall on Glasgow as it hosted the much-anticipated global COP26 summit. Now the summit has drawn to a close, this article brings you up to speed with why it took place, the pledges that have been set, and share some of the resources Shoosmiths has created as all efforts turn to limit global warming and the impact of climate change...

Shoosmiths named ‘Law Firm of the Year’ in Scotland
Shoosmiths LLP, November 2021
England

Leading UK law firm Shoosmiths underscored its growing presence in Scotland by winning ‘Law Firm of the Year’ at The Herald Law Awards of Scotland.The win comes after last month’s opening of the firm’s Glasgow office at The Garment Factory, in the Merchant City Central Conservation Area of Glasgow city centre...

Shoosmiths appoints director of people
Shoosmiths LLP, November 2021
England

Leading UK law firm Shoosmiths has announced that Eleanor Tanner has joined as director of people...

Construction law specialist boosts Shoosmiths London’s real estate expertise
Shoosmiths LLP, November 2021
England

Leading UK law firm Shoosmiths has strengthened its real estate division, one of the largest multi-disciplinary practices in the UK, with the appointment of specialist construction lawyer Ryan Fordham as a partner in London...

Road to Zero Report – an important milestone towards Net Zero transport
Shoosmiths LLP, November 2021
England

Leading UK law firm Shoosmiths today welcomes an important new report from The Green Finance Institute exploring the challenges and solutions to universal Electric Vehicle (EV) adoption and ownership...

Shoosmiths sets ambitious SBTi approved science-based emission reduction targets
Shoosmiths LLP, November 2021
England

Leading UK law firm Shoosmiths has reached a significant milestone in advancing its net zero aspirations, with its science-based emissions reduction targets being validated by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi)...

Open dialogue is required for businesses to reach net zero
Shoosmiths LLP, November 2021
England

An increasing number of businesses are looking to reduce their emissions and become sustainable to align with the government’s net zero strategy. Setting targets is crucial for companies with complexity across sectors, technologies and business structures...

Shoosmiths advises Fertility Matters at Work on a new workplace programme
Shoosmiths LLP, November 2021
England

During National Fertility Week from 1 to 5 November 2021, Fertility Matters at Work is launching its workplace education and policy programme to raise awareness of fertility issues and their impact in the workplace, supporting organisations in becoming “fertility friendly” – an important topic that relates to mental health, workplace wellness and women’s reproductive hea

Shoosmiths Foundation donates £90,000 to tackle youth homelessness and unemployment
Shoosmiths LLP, November 2021
England

Leading UK law firm Shoosmiths has agreed to donate funds to End Youth Homelessness and Street League charities, awarding a total of £90,000 through the Shoosmiths Foundation...

Shoosmiths advises on sale of Northern Ireland’s first major energy storage project
Shoosmiths LLP, October 2021
England

Leading UK law firm Shoosmiths has advised German renewables developer ABO Wind on the sale of a 50MW battery project located in Kells, Northern Ireland, to the energy storage fund of the Swiss fund manager SUSI Partners for an undisclosed price...

Double success at British Wills and Probate Awards
Shoosmiths LLP, October 2021
England

Shoosmiths scooped the double accolade of Court of Protection Team of the Year and Best Contentious Wills and Probate Team at this year’s British Wills and Probate Awards, organised by Today’s Wills and Probate magazine...

Reaction to the Budget
Shoosmiths LLP, October 2021
England

The Autumn Budget and spending review contained very few surprises, given that a number of measures were announced in advance: a rise in the minimum wage, an end to the public sector pay freeze, reducing the Universal Credit taper...

Shoosmiths named environmental champion at Belfast Chamber’s business awards
Shoosmiths LLP, October 2021
England

Leading UK law firm Shoosmiths was named Belfast Chamber’s Green Champion at its 2021 Business Awards.

Shoosmiths advises on Five Guys expansion
Shoosmiths LLP, October 2021
England

Leading UK law firm Shoosmiths has advised AEW Europe LLP (AEW Europe) in its expansion, via a new Basingstoke Five Guys restaurant.One of the most exciting food and beverage (F&B) operators in the UK market, the burger and fries chain has taken on a 15 year lease at Festival Place, Basingstoke...

Shoosmiths celebrates best Chambers and Partners rankings
Shoosmiths LLP, October 2021
England

Leading UK law firm Shoosmiths is celebrating after receiving their best rankings in the Chambers and Partners 2022 UK Guide.Researchers from the esteemed legal directory ranked Shoosmiths across 71 practice areas...

Shoosmiths crowned ‘Legal Provider of the Year’ again at the Motor Finance Europe Awards
Shoosmiths LLP, October 2021
England

Leading UK law firm Shoosmiths is celebrating after being crowned ‘Legal Provider of the Year’ at the Motor Finance Europe Awards for the second year running.The awards, which were held in Munich, Germany, followed the annual Motor Finance Conference and saw the great and the good from the motor finance world gather to celebrate leaders in the field...

Shoosmiths advises on workplace inclusion investment in Talking Talent
Shoosmiths LLP, October 2021
England

Leading UK law firm Shoosmiths has acted for the shareholders of Talking Talent Holdings Limited (Talking Talent) on an investment from specialist sustainable and impact investor Bridges Fund Management (Bridges).The Shoosmiths team was led by corporate partners Kiran Dhesi and Sanjeev Sharma, alongside associates Lawrence Renny and Molly Cullen...

Shoosmiths continues Belfast growth strategy with corporate hire
Shoosmiths LLP, October 2021
England

Leading UK law firm Shoosmiths continues its ambitious growth plans in Northern Ireland, appointing corporate lawyer Andrew Jennings as partner.Andrew is dual qualified in Northern Ireland and England and Wales, with a strong reputation for venture capital and private equity work...

Shoosmiths advises on French Connection takeover bid
Shoosmiths LLP, October 2021
England

Leading UK law firm Shoosmiths has advised MIP Holdings on a £29 million recommended offer for French Connection Group PLC, in a major milestone deal set to take the fashion retailer private.The Shoosmiths’ team was led by partner Richard Millington working alongside fellow corporate partner Andrew Millar and banking partner Tim McNamara...

Shoosmiths Lender Review: a smarter way to recover the cost of bad professional advice
Shoosmiths LLP, October 2021
England

Businesses seeking professional advice understandably expect it to be correct. When the advice given is wrong, the resulting financial fallout can be extremely serious...

Shoosmiths’ Legal Technology Team of the Year win shows ‘pioneering and ambitious’ spirit
Shoosmiths LLP, October 2021
England

Leading UK law firm Shoosmiths has scooped Legal Technology Team of the Year at the Legal Business Awards at The Grosvenor, London on 30 September.Feedback from independent judges said the firm had won because of successfully “combining a number of tools into its New How initiative”...

Shoosmiths announces partners to head up Scotland operation and Glasgow and Edinburgh offices
Shoosmiths LLP, September 2021
England

Leading UK law firm, Shoosmiths, has underlined its vision to achieve further growth in Scotland with the announcement today (30 September) that three experienced and respected partners of the firm have been appointed to assume key managerial roles within its operations.

Shoosmiths celebrates its best ever Legal 500 results
Shoosmiths LLP, September 2021
England

Leading UK law firm Shoosmiths is celebrating its best ever Legal 500 results, with 120 practice rankings, up from 115 last year.Shoosmiths’ results include eight new rankings. Of the 120 rankings, 33 are top tier in the tables. There were four moves into tier one, including Insolvency and Corporate Recovery (West Midlands) and Employment (Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middx)...

Top funds specialist lawyer joins Shoosmiths
Shoosmiths LLP, September 2021
England

Leading UK law firm Shoosmiths has recruited highly experienced funds lawyer Barry Stimpson into its corporate team...

Shoosmiths Advises Moorfield Group on £53.5 Million Disposal of The Trilogy
Shoosmiths LLP, September 2021
England

Leading UK law firm Shoosmiths has advised national real estate fund manager Moorfield Group on the disposal of The Trilogy to Barings for approximately £53.5 million...

UK ‘Megadeals’ Increase Tenfold
Shoosmiths LLP, September 2021
England

The number of venture capital ‘megadeals’ in the UK has increased tenfold over the last decade, according to a report by leading UK law firm Shoosmiths in partnership with intuitive data platform, Beauhurst – UK Megadeals: Past, Present and Future.Ten years ago saw just five ‘megadeals’ – where £50 million or more was invested into UK companies...

Top Financial Services Disputes and Investigations Partner joins Shoosmiths
Shoosmiths LLP, September 2021
England

Leading UK law firm Shoosmiths has recruited highly experienced Financial Services Disputes Partner, Daren Allen, to join its growing Financial Services Disputes and Investigations (FSDI) team as part of its award-winning Dispute Resolution and Litigation practice.

Shoosmiths sponsors Young Professionals in Yachting
Shoosmiths LLP, September 2021
England

UK law firm Shoosmiths has become a sponsor of the prestigious Young Professionals in Yachting (YPY) organisation. Invitations to become a sponsor are restricted only to firms and organisations the YPY believes will enhance their service to young entrepreneurs and existing young talent in the yachting industry...

Shoosmiths’ culture and clients win over former Telefónica UK GC
Shoosmiths LLP, September 2021
England

Leading UK law firm Shoosmiths has announced former general counsel for Telefónica UK, Ed Smith will be joining the firm as a commercial partner in its business advisory division from 4 October...

Energy supplier consolidation to continue
Shoosmiths LLP, September 2021
England

The UK’s energy supply market has been undergoing a period of consolidation, with the number of fully licensed suppliers falling to under 50 from a high of 62 in 2018, according to a report commissioned by Shoosmiths and produced by Cornwall Insight - Consolidation in the domestic energy market...

Shoosmiths Advises Global Firm on Clean Energy Business Acquisition
Shoosmiths LLP, August 2021
England

Leading UK law firm Shoosmiths has advised the shareholders of Go Geothermal Ltd (Go Geothermal) on their sale to the Stockholm exchange listed group, NIBE Industrier AB (publ.). The agreement will see NIBE Industria AB acquire 50% of the shares in Go Geothermal and the remaining shares within a five-year period...

Shoosmiths Announces New Manchester Co-Heads
Shoosmiths LLP, August 2021
England

Leading UK law firm Shoosmiths has announced two new co-heads at its Spinningfields Manchester office. Debra Cooper, banking partner, and Sarah Teal, corporate restructuring and advisory partner, will take on the leadership position jointly.

Mandatory Vaccinations – Care Homes and beyond - Part 2
Shoosmiths LLP, August 2021
England

One issue which many employers are currently grappling with is whether to make vaccination against COVID-19 compulsory for employees returning to the workplace. In a 2-part article we consider this issue in the context of care homes and other workplaces...

Shoosmiths helps to secure planning permission to bring much needed homes to Bolton
Shoosmiths LLP, August 2021
England

Leading UK law firm Shoosmiths has advised Peel L&P (a renowned UK real estate regeneration business) and their housebuilding arm, Northstone, to secure residential development permission for up to 276 dwellings in Horwich, Bolton...

Porterbrook Keeps on Track with Lease of Long Marston Site
Shoosmiths LLP, August 2021
England

Shoosmiths has advised rolling stock asset management company Porterbrook on the leasing of a 135-acre site at Long Marston, Warwickshire. The site will be used by Porterbrook as a rail facility and includes 12 miles of storage sidings, a two-mile test track loop, electrified railway line and a number of maintenance buildings...

Shoosmiths Launches Impact Report and Reveals Year End Results
Shoosmiths LLP, August 2021
England

Leading UK law firm Shoosmiths has launched its inaugural annual Impact Report and has revealed its year end results for FY 2020/21...

Shoosmiths M&A rankings rise throughout UK regions
Shoosmiths LLP, August 2021
England

The corporate team at leading UK law firm Shoosmiths have made a record-breaking start to the year, increasing its ranking to 3rd in the volume of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) deals made in the UK in the first half of 2021. The national team are on track for a record year, advising on over £4 billion worth of high profile and complex transactions in the last 6 months...

 

 


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