Fox Williams is delighted to advise that it acted for AIM listed Aukett Swanke Group Plc (“ASG”), the international group of architects and interior designers, on the acquisition of a controlling interest (80%) in John R Harris & Partners Limited (“JRHP”), a well-established firm of architects, interior designers, engineers and master planners incorporated in Cyprus and operating in the Middle East.
ASG is an international practice of architects and interior design specialists which designs and delivers commercial projects throughout Europe, the Middle East, Russia and South Africa. JRHP has 27 staff which, together with ASG’s existing international network of subsidiaries, joint ventures, associates and licensees creates an enlarged workforce of in excess of 370 staff.
JRHP has developed a full service offering in architecture, interior design, engineering and planning consultancy in a range of new build and refurbishment sectors, including hotel, retail, residential, industrial and government work. More recent work includes a number of high end individual villa and residential complexes, schools, Bank branch fit-outs in Oman, a large marine facility in the Gulf region, along with a number of new commissions in Dubai assisting major contractors and consultants.
Nick Sayers (Corporate Partner) led the Fox Williams team assisted by Mary Elliott (Senior Associate). Local law advice was provided by Al Tamimi & Co.