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Mergers and acquisitions

  • Acting for Constellation Homebuilder Systems on its acquisition of Ibcos Holdings Limited, the parent company of Ibcos Computers Limited
  • Acting for TSX-listed Constellation Software Inc. on its acquisition of voting and non-voting convertible shares of AIM-listed Bond International Software plc for an aggregate subscription price of £6.17 million
  • Advising Constellation Software Inc. on its successful mandatory cash offer for AIM-listed Gladstone plc under Rule 9 of the Takeover Code
  • Acting for EZ Facility (a division of Jonas Software) on its acquisition of the entire issued share capital of SDA Solutions Limited, a developer of internet-enabled member management software for leisure clubs
  • Advising Trapeze Group Limited on its acquisition of the taxi and private hire management software solutions of Auriga Communication Systems
  • Advising Trapeze Group Limited on its acquisition of the entire issued share capital of mobile software developer Kizoom Software Limited
  • Acting for social media technology company Syncapse Corp. on the acquisition of the entire issued share capital of social media agency Nudge Social Media Limited
  • Acting for mobile ticketing, couponing and marketing company Trinity Mobile Limited on the acquisition of the entire issued share capital of European online and mobile ticketing company Ticketscript BV
  • Acting for ASX-listed Senetas Corporation Limited on the acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Focus Europe Limited, a UK-based encryption solutions business
  • Acting for AIM-listed Tikit Group plc on the acquisition of the intellectual property rights and customer contracts of the Carpe Diem time and expense management software from Sage Software Inc.
  • Acting for Tikit Group plc on the acquisition of the entire issued share capital of PensEra Knowledge Technologies Inc., a developer of legal time recording software
  • Acting for Business Edge Network Limited on the acquisition of the business of FBT Media Limited
  • Acting for AIM-listed NetPlay TV plc on the acquisition of the mobile gambling and skill-gaming business of Info-Download Limited, a subsidiary of Zed Worldwide S.A.
  • Acting for the Metris group (now Nikon Metrology), a provider of advanced metrology solutions, on a number of acquisitions of UK companies operating in the metrology sector

Joint ventures, investments and other fundraisings

  • Advising AIM-listed Universe Group plc, which provides loyalty, payment and forecourt technology for oil companies and petrol stations, on a £3,000,000 placing with existing and new institutional investors
  • Advising 2sms.com Limited on a number of fundraising rounds, raising an aggregate of around £750,000 from new and existing investors
  • Advising an AIM-listed biotech company on a £3,000,000 fundraising by way of a placing with institutional and private investors
  • Advising Beamreach Capital LLP on its investment into software and consultancy business Centrix Networking Limited
  • Advising a syndicate of angel investors on a £250,000 seed funding round for healthcare company Orbel Health Limited
  • Advising Telcogames Limited, a developer and distributor of mobile games, on an inward investment from YFM Venture Finance Limited, and its subsequent acquisition of Finnish mobile games developer Fathammer
  • Advising DFJ Esprit on its investment in social networking company Where Are You Now Limited? (WAYN)
  • Advising London Technology Fund and Novartis Venture Fund on their participation in a second round funding of £8,650,000 for Immune Targeting Systems Limited, which is developing a universal synthetic flu vaccine
  • Acting for Appliansys Limited, which designs and builds server appliances, on an investment of £620,000 made by The Capital Fund and YFM Venture Finance Limited
  • Acting for The Capital Fund on a number of investments in technology companies, including Total Brand Security Limited (product authentication and tracking systems), Presence Networks Limited (real time data monitoring) and Loupe Solutions Limited (print production services)
  • Advising a payment solutions company on its corporate structure and arrangements with a new operational management team
  • Acting for Rapid Action Packaging Limited, a producer of innovative and environmentally friendly food packing, on a number of investment rounds led by cleantech investor Ludgate Environmental Fund

Employment

  • Advised an international manufacturing company on its investigations into alleged financial misconduct by three members of its senior management team in the UK, including its longstanding Chief Executive.
  • Advised a large technology company on a number of sensitive matters, including senior level departures. 
  • Advising North American technology company with regard to restructuring and a significant number of redundancies in its London office.
  • Advised a major US software house on the enforcement of restrictive covenants following the departure of a team of employees to a rival company (referred to Fox Williams by a US law firm).
  • Advised a Canadian social media company on its acquisition of a UK subsidiary and termination of a senior executive.
  • Acted for Cinram purchasing a competitor operation pursuant to TUPE regulations.
  • Advised on an intra-group merger for Datex Ohmeda. 

Software licensing, Outsourcing, technology development

  • Acting for SuperGroup PLC in relation to technology licensing and outsourcing
  • Acting for one of the top 10 UK accounting firms in successfully resolving an IT dispute
  • Acting for senior businessman in getting defamatory content taken down from a social network platform and also purged from Google search results
  • Acting for Jonas Software in relation to the licensing of its member management software for leisure clubs
  • Representing Elateral, aleading company in global brand marketing automation, in relation to software licensing and SaaS agreements
  • Acting for Gillc Limited in relation to licensing of Columbo®, its intelligent information discovery systems
  • Acting for Walters Group in relation to technology development projects
  • Acting for Blue Stone International, LLC in relation to contracts for the provision of technology services
  • Acting for Electronic Theatre Controls, Inc lighting solutions for theatre, film & television studios and architectural spaces 

On-Line

  • Acting for Shopzilla, Inc which operates the shopping and comparison brands including Shopzilla, Bizrate, PrixMoinsCher, SparDeinGeld and Beso
  • Acting for Global DataPoint, the UK’s leading provider of entertainment event listings content, in client licensing deals
  • Representing International Checkout in relation to the roll-out of its operations in the EU
  • Acting for Linkdex, the SEO Platform, in relation to user licensing and commercial matters
  • Acting for Citation PLC industry leader protecting employers in all aspects of personnel, employment law and health & safety regulations in relation to its online services and technology outsourcing
  • Representing the peer to peer social lending platform Quakle in relation to corporate, compliance and contractual matters
  • Representing the peer to peer social lending platform MoneyMona in relation to corporate, compliance and contractual matters
  • Acting for CoutureLab, the online luxury and fashion brand in relation to user licensing and commercial matters
  • Representing Bullhorn, Inc providers of web based recruitment software and applicant tracking systems in relation to SaaS agreements and commercial matters
  • Acting for MyResourcer, a recruiters lead generation system, in relation to technology, intellectual property, commercial and data protection issues
  • Obtaining a Court Order against Google in respect of defamatory content on the Internet.

Data Protection, Privacy

  • Assisting multiple domestic and international companies with data protection notification, and advising on compliance issues including drafting of policies
  • Acting for a number of US law firms in relation to data protection compliance with EU data protection and data export laws
  • Advising multiple employers on dealing with subject access requests in the context of employee disputes
  • Advising employers on employee communication monitoring compliance and policies
  • Representing a major US insurance company in relation to a data security breach affecting one its insureds
  • Representing a UK software company in relation to a data security breach affecting its hosted clients

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