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COVID-19 advice for corporate occupiers16 June 2021
Commercial tenants – whether occupying offices, retail premises, industrial units or other property - face potentially existential questions arising out of their landlord and tenant relations, how to manage cashflow and outgoings as revenues dry up, premises shut down and uncertainty reigns.
Lewis Silkin advises NYSE listed JBT Corporation on its acquisition of AutoCoding Systems for $17M
Deal02 March 2021
Lewis Silkin has advised JBT Corporation, a NYSE listed global technology solutions provider to high-value segments of the food and beverage industry, on its acquisition of Autocoding Systems, a leading provider of software solutions for the automated set-up and control of end-of-line packaging devices
Lewis Silkin advises the founders of TCMM Shutter Group on its acquisition by Mzuri Group
Deal25 February 2021
Lewis Silkin has advised the founders of UK & US based TCMM Shutter Group on its acquisition by Mzuri Group, one of the leading companies in the window blind industry.
Lewis Silkin advises Harbour Group’s SpotSee Holdings on its acquisition of TMC Hallcrest and LCR Hallcrest
Deal27 January 2021
Lewis Silkin has advised SpotSee Holdings, a subsidiary of its longstanding client Harbour Group, a US based manufacturing and distribution operating company, on its acquisition of TMC Hallcrest and LCR Hallcrest.
Lewis Silkin French Desk advises Descours & Cabaud on its acquisition of the remaining 50% of Hayley Group
Deal12 May 2020
Lewis Silkin’s M&A team has advised French Group Descours & Cabaud, the leading distributor of MRO and PPE products in Europe, on its acquisition of the remaining 50% of Hayley Group.
Implying terms into commercial contracts impacted by COVID-1931 March 2020
We live and work in unprecedented times. The health of the population is rightly the priority, but it is abundantly clear that steps taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19 are having a very significant impact on the ability of businesses to fulfil obligations in commercial contracts.
Lewis Silkin has advised new client Artelia Group on its acquisition of quantity surveying practice Austin Newport Group26 March 2020
Lewis Silkin has advised new client Artelia Group, an international, multidisciplinary consultancy, engineering and project management group, on its acquisition of Austin Newport Group, specialised in chartered quantity surveying, project management contracting and recovery of damaged historic buildings.
Lewis Silkin French Desk has advised Descours & Cabaud in the acquisition for its subsidiary Hayley 247 of Staffordshire based companies WMH Transmissions Ltd & Apex Transmissions Ltd
Deal17 March 2020
Lewis Silkin has advised Descours & Cabaud in the acquisition for its subsidiary Hayley 247 of Staffordshire based companies WMH Transmissions Ltd & Apex Transmissions Ltd (WMH). WMH will now become the UK Groups specialist provider of Precision Linear Motion products and services.
Coronavirus creating uncertainty for landlords13 March 2020
Covid-19 (or the coronavirus as it is more commonly known) has now been labelled a pandemic by the World Health Organisation.
Lewis Silkin has advised international engineering and consulting group, Systra Limited, on its acquisition of TSP Projects
Deal06 September 2019
Lewis Silkin has advised international engineering and consulting group, Systra Limited, on its acquisition of TSP Projects.
Lewis Silkin advises Descours & Cabaud in the acquisition for its subsidiary Hayley 247 of Lamond & Murray
Deal25 July 2019
Lewis Silkin has advised its existing client Descours & Cabaud in the acquisition for its subsidiary, Hayley 247, of Fife based company Lamond & Murray, which completed on 4 June 2019.
Clare Reddy comments for Property Week: Industry welcomes Lords report calling for overhaul to unlock potential for offsite manufacturing
Press03 August 2018
Clare Reddy comments in an article for Property Week, which discusses offsite manufacturing and the need for clients, designers and contractors to collaborate if the innovative construction technique is to take off in UK.
Lewis Silkin’s French Desk advises Descours & Cabaud Slovakia, part of the French group Descours & Cabaud, on its acquisitions of Hayley cz
Deal02 February 2018
The French Desk of Lewis Silkin assisted existing client the Descours & Cabaud Group in its acquisition of 100% of the share capital of Hayley cz, a company based in the Czech Republic.
Lewis Silkin French Desk advises the French group Descours & Cabaud on its acquisition of Hayley 24/7 Engineering Services
Deal01 February 2018
The French Desk assisted existing client Descours & Cabaud SA in its acquisition of 100% of the share capital of Hayley 24/7 Engineering Services Limited which completed in December 2017.
Top 5 tips for protecting trade secrets
Inbrief08 December 2017
With the new EU Trade Secrets Directive coming into force in June 2018, we have compiled a list of the top 5 tips for protecting trade secrets.
Brands and IP newsnotes - issue 612 October 2017
Welcome to the 6th edition of our Brands & IP newsnotes put together to bring you the latest, and most interesting legal developments affecting intellectual property law. In this issue we cover; battlegrounds on Amazon listings, whether prestigious brands can prevent their resellers from selling online, the EU's position paper on IP rights, an quick guide on rights for designs, and trade mark infringements.
European Medicines Agency produces Q&A document on impact of Brexit for MA holders24 July 2017
As the UK prepares to leave the EU, the holders of marketing authorisations for human or veterinary centrally approved need to ensure that that they take appropriate steps to ensure that they comply with the establishment requirements in the EU/EEA.
Squeezed out of validity and into the jurisdiction13 July 2017
UCB licensed Chugai rights to its tocilizumab patents. The licence contained an exclusive jurisdiction clause in favour of the English courts. Only one US patent remained in force. Chugai wanted a declaration that its tocilizumab products (sold only in the US) fell outside of the scope of the last patent and accordingly no royalty payments were due under the licence.
Sandoz & Hexal v Searle & Janssen Sciences Ireland: What is the formula for patent extensions?13 July 2017
The UK High Court has held that a pharmaceutical product claimed only within a Markush formula and not expressly referred to in the patent was protected by the patent for the purposes of obtaining a Supplementary Protection Certificate (SPC).
UPC – UK moves forward whilst Germany stalls13 July 2017
The Unified Patent Court (UPC) is intended to provide a regional forum resolve patent disputes. UPC decisions will have effect in all 25 states participating in the UPC, providing a single forum to resolve disputes.