RECENT WORK

Examples of recent work include:

Drafting a Deed of Trust, Joint Venture Agreement, Subscription Letter, Personal Guarantees, Loan Agreement and Debenture on behalf of buyer in the purchase of a commercial property.     

 

Advising a client holding a significant number of shares in a company on the impact of modifying or removing anti-dilution provisions in its Subscription Agreement in the context of the issue of a new Shareholders Agreement and investment by third parties.

 

Drafting a number of Non-Disclosure/Confidentiality Agreements for clients in different industries including financial services, commodities and telecommunications.
 

Drafting on-line Terms and Conditions of Business for an international retailer.

Advising client on and drafting a number of Deeds of Termination in relation to intra-group loans and the related subscription to un-allotted preference shares.
 

Negotiating, drafting documents for and closing the private sale of shares. The documents drafted and negotiated included a Shareholders Agreement; separate binding policies regulating the ownership, sale and transfer of shares; several Share Purchase Agreements; internal policies to be adopted by the company; a complex share valuation and sale mechanism; and new Articles of Association.

 

Advising on and drafting a number of Loan Facility Agreements between an overseas company and a UK company. Further drafting of Personal Guarantees to support the Loan Facility Agreements. When the loan was not repaid, successfully advising the client on recovering the loan funds under the Personal Guarantees.

 

Advising a client on the recovery of unpaid rent in relation to commercial properties.

 

Advising a client on the application and effect of United Nations, United States and European sanctions against a sanctioned person who is also a Politically Exposed Person (PEP) with whom they were in a business partnership.

 

Acting as an expert witness and preparing a Legal Opinion on the law of trusts for a case before the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) involving a European Government.

 

Drafting a Joint Venture Agreement between a New York based hedge fund and London based investment broker for the provision and introduction of investment funds.

Advising a client in dispute proceedings arising out of their joint ownership of a business. Negotiating and drafting agreements for the settlement of the dispute, including a Settlement Agreement and a Share Sale Agreement.

 

Acting as legal advisor to an investment company listed on the London AIM (AFE) and Johannesburg AltX (AEA) stock exchanges. Issues related to a wide variety of matters including disputing mineral rights in an African country, securing mining rights in an Asian country and protecting intellectual property rights in Australia.

 

Advising an investor in commodities on the UK’s Bribery Act and the US’s Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in relation to their proposed investment in oil and gas concessions in an East African country.
 

Co-hosting and organising a private seminar on intellectual property law at the Law Society for the copyright commission of the Government of an African country. Guest speakers included representatives of Microsoft, Autodesk and the Intellectual Property Office.

Advising overseas client in the manufacturing sector on a breach of contract claim involving issues arising out of International Chamber of Commerce International Commercial Terms (commonly referred to as INCOTERMS), dishonoured cheques and ownership of intellectual property rights in the absence of evidence of a valid assignment.

Advising a client on his appointment as a non-executive director of a Financial Services Authority (FSA) regulated company listed on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM), a sub-market of the London Stock Exchange.

Acting as UK legal agent for clients contracted with the World Bank and for clients listed on the Frankfurt stock exchange (Börse Frankfurt).

Drafting complex Shareholders Agreement, Share Purchase Agreement, Loan Notes, Directors Services Agreements, Escrow Agreements and Deed of Termination Agreement involving more than a dozen private equity investors from five different countries and advising on related issues in relation to a financial services start-up business.

Administering intellectual property portfolio involving 30 jurisdictions for international client seeking to protect its global brand.