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  • Lewis Silkin acts on admission to AIM of LoopUp Group plc.

    Deal

    24 August 2016

    Lewis Silkin has acted for Panmure Gordon, the leading independent M&A and corporate advisory stockbroker, in its roles as nominated adviser and sole broker to LoopUp Group plc. LoopUp is a global software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider of conference call and remote meetings.

  • Brexit - Some thoughts on the impact on financial services

    05 August 2016

    On 23 June 2016, 52% of voters in the UK referendum voted ‘Yes’ to the proposition that the UK should ‘leave the European Union’. The UK remains a member of the European Union (“EU”) until Brexit occurs, and therefore there will be no immediate change to the legal relationship the UK has with the EU and with individual EU Member States. Nonetheless, as the other articles in this briefing section indicate, the longer-term consequences of leaving the EU are potentially far reaching, although behind the already well-worn cliché of “Brexit means Brexit” lie many possibilities for the future relationship of the UK with the EU.

  • What is “MAR”? And what changes has it introduced for listed companies?

    02 August 2016

    The EU Market Abuse Regulation (596/2014) (MAR) became directly applicable and effective in the UK from 3 July 2016, replacing the previous UK civil market abuse regime. While there is little change in the headline rules and terminology, the new regime has introduced more detailed regulation that listed companies and their advisers, directors, and others who discharge managerial responsibilities must now address.

  • Lewis Silkin advises Four Communications on acquisition of Rain Communications

    Deal

    27 July 2016

    Lewis Silkin, a leading law firm to creative agencies, has advised Four Communications, the independent integrated agency, on its acquisition of retail and luxury sector specialist PR agency, Rain Communications.

  • Confirmation Statements - what you need to know in a nutshell

    22 July 2016

    From 30 June 2016, the Annual Return (or Companies House Form AR01) has been replaced by the Confirmation Statement (or Companies House Form CS01).

  • Lewis Silkin advises Four Communications on acquisition of Packer Forbes

    Deal

    11 July 2016

    Lewis Silkin, a leading law firm to creative agencies, has advised Four Communications, the independent integrated agency, on its acquisition of healthcare communications specialist, Packer Forbes.  

  • Share buy backs - what’s the fuss?

    Inbrief

    16 June 2016

    When a company is planning a share buy back (or purchase of its own shares) it’s time to be careful. This note explains why you need to be careful, and summarises the company law issues that must be addressed in advance before the company enters into any commitments.

  • Why have tailored articles of association and even a shareholders agreement

    Inbrief

    09 June 2016

    If you are setting up a company with your business partner, you may be tempted to rely solely on the statutory default articles of association for private companies limited by shares (the Model Articles) to govern the internal procedures of the company, and the corporate relationship between you. These notes show why you really should consider having articles that are tailored to your circumstances, and even a shareholders’ agreement, between you and your partner - even if you wouldn’t dream of falling out with him or her.

  • Après le closing

    19 May 2016

    Contrôle et obligations post-acquisition dans les transactions franco-britanniques

  • Lewis Silkin advises Systra Group on its acquisition of SIAS Ltd

    04 May 2016

    Lewis Silkin’s French Desk advised long-standing client Systra Group, the world leader for public transport infrastructure, on its acquisition of the British company SIAS Ltd.

  • Press Release: Lewis Silkin advises Systra Group on its acquisition of SIAS Ltd

    Deal

    04 May 2016

    For the second time in a few months, following the acquisition by the French group of JMP Consultants in December 2015, Lewis Silkin’s French Desk advised long-standing client Systra Group, the world leader for public transport infrastructure, on its acquisition of the British company SIAS Ltd.

  • Lewis Silkin advises Next 15 on the acquisition of Twogether

    Deal

    01 April 2016

    Lewis Silkin LLP has advised Next 15, the AIM-listed digital communications group, on its acquisition of B2B creative and digital marketing agency, Twogether Creative Limited.

  • Lewis Silkin advises Publicis Groupe on Troyka Group deal in Nigeria

    Deal

    17 March 2016

    Lewis Silkin has advised Publicis Groupe on its equity partnership with the communications arm of The Troyka Group, the first wholly integrated marketing communications service provider in West Africa. The deal involves a total of 6 Nigerian agencies: Insight Communications, The Thinkshop, All Seasons Media, Media Perspectives, The Quadrant Company, and Hotsauce.

  • Lewis Silkin advises The Brooklyn Brothers on its sale to Golin

    Deal

    19 February 2016

    Lewis Silkin has advised The Brooklyn Brothers, the global creative agency, on its sale to Interpublic Group PR network, Golin.

  • Lewis Silkin advises 3 Monkeys on sale to Zeno Group

    Deal

    17 February 2016

    Lewis Silkin has advised 3 Monkeys Communications Limited, one of the UK's biggest independent PR agencies, on its sale to global consultancy network Zeno Group, the sister agency of Edelman.

  • Lewis Silkin advises StoryFirst on joint venture with Pinewood Group plc

    Deal

    26 January 2016

    Lewis Silkin has advised StoryFirst PST Limited, the independent media investment company on its joint venture with leading provider of studio and related services to the global film and television industry, Pinewood Group plc.

  • Lewis Silkin advises New Bamboo on its sale to thoughtbot

    Deal

    14 January 2016

    Lewis Silkin has advised New Bamboo Web Development Limited, the web-based software development company on its sale to international software development and design company thoughtbot.

  • Lewis Silkin advises SYSTRA on acquisition of JMP Consultants

    Deal

    07 January 2016

    Lewis Silkin has advised SYSTRA Group, the world leader for public transport infrastructure on its acquisition of one of the UK’s leading transport consultancies, JMP Consultants Limited.

  • Lewis Silkin advises SCUTUM Group on merger with Orion Security Solutions

    Deal

    11 December 2015

    Lewis Silkin has advised SCUTUM Group, the France-based safety and security solutions company, on its merger with Oxford-based electronic security and fire safety specialists, Orion Security Solutions.

  • Lewis Silkin advises VCCP on the acquisition of adconnection

    Deal

    19 November 2015

    Lewis Silkin LLP has advised VCCP (part of the Chime Communications) on its acquisition of media buying agency adconnection. Founded in 2002, VCCP is a fully integrated creative agency, with billings of over £220m.

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