Group restructuring

16th December 2015

We recently advised on the restructuring of a group of companies. This involved the transfer of various constituent businesses from subsidiary groups up through the holding company, which was then liquidated, the businesses ending up in discreet new separate companies … Continue reading

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Trade mark protection

16th December 2015

Our client has developed significant goodwill and reputation in its brand and has protected this brand as a registered trade-mark. It recently came to our client’s attention that a third party has developed an iPhone App which is offered for … Continue reading

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Software Development

16th December 2015

Our client specialises in developing seismic processing software products. Our client has granted licences in respect of this software throughout the world.   Our client was recently approached by a company incorporated in the USA to develop a specific seismic … Continue reading

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Succession Planning

16th December 2015

Succession planning is a major consideration for all business owners. The method and timescales for an owner’s exit can vary considerably depending on the type of business and the prevailing financial climate. We recently advised a successful franchise business on … Continue reading

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Transactions

16th December 2015

Our client owns an extensive fleet of workboats that operate internationally. The vessels undertake work ranging from towing barges to servicing offshore wind farms.   Our client recently acquired a newly-built tug direct from an internationally renowned Dutch shipbuilder, with … Continue reading

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Licenses and management arrangements

16th December 2015

In the licensing trade, the distinction between tenancies, licenses and management arrangements can sometimes become blurred and result in potential legal issues. We were instructed recently by a client in connection with a hotel/restaurant transaction where there appeared to be … Continue reading

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