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This note addresses the impact of Brexit on the gaming industry. It is one of a series of GTM Alerts designed to assist businesses in identifying the legal issues to consider and address in response to the UK’s referendum vote of 23 June 2016 to withdraw from the European Union. In particular, it considers the impact that Brexit might have on gaming companies located in the UK and Gibraltar. Gibraltar is a self-governing British overseas…
On 27 February 2013 the UK Government launched a consultation, the ‘Consultation on the Company and Business Names 2013’ (the “2013 Consultation“) to review the list of ‘sensitive’ names that companies must get approval for before they can be used.  Following the 2013 Consultation, the UK Government has decided to relax the rules restricting company names, effective from 31 January 2015. What changes have been made? Prior to 31 January 2015, the list of words…
In a recent case, Smithton Ltd v Naggar [2014] EWHC 680 Ch, the Court of Appeal reconsidered the difference between de facto and shadow directors. A de facto director is a person who performs the functions of a director but who has not been formally appointed as such (s250 Companies Act 2006 (“CA 2006”)). Whereas, a shadow director is a person in accordance with whose directions or instructions the directors of the company are accustomed…
International law firm Greenberg Traurig will serve as the lead sponsor for the MIXiii Israel Innovation Conference, which will debut a conference format to uniquely combine Biomed and High-tech presentations and activities.  The conference will take place at the Tel Aviv Fairgrounds May 20-22, 2014. This new conference format, led by IATI, Israel’s umbrella organization focusing on the nation’s advanced technologies, will also include a government perspective and involve the Chief Scientist (OCS) of…
The international law firm Greenberg Traurig advised BNP Paribas Bank Polska S.A. and its French main shareholder, BNP Paribas SA, in the public offering of shares of BNP Paribas Poland listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange. The value of the offer was PLN 231.2 million. (Approximately US$75 million) Citigroup Global Markets Limited and Dom Maklerski Banku Handlowego S.A. acted as global coordinators and BNP Paribas France acted as a joint book runner. In the transaction,…
International law firm Greenberg Traurig provided advice on Cyfrowy Polsat S.A.’s acquisition of Polkomtel, the operator of the “Plus” mobile network. The transaction creates the largest media and telecommunication group in the region and one of the largest corporations in Poland. Greenberg Traurig advised Cyfrowy Polsat on all aspects of the transaction, starting from negotiating investment agreements with shareholders of Metelem (the parent entity of Polkomtel), including the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. Based…
The international law firm Greenberg Traurig LLP assisted Atlas Mara Co-Nvest Limited (Atlas Mara) in connection with its first acquisition following its incorporation and listing on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) in December 2013. Atlas Mara announced on 31 March that it had concluded agreements to acquire a majority of BancABC, a leading multi-country, multi-service bank with operations across the Southern African Development Community which is listed on the Botswana stock exchange, with a secondary…
The international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP has 40 attorneys recognized in the 2014 edition of the prestigious legal services directory Chambers Global. Additionally, the directory recognizes 16 of the firm’s practice areas. The firm, with offices in the United States, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and Asia, has attorneys ranked in its Amsterdam, Boston, Houston, London, Los AngelesMexico City, Miami, New York, Northern Virginia
International law firm Greenberg Traurig Maher LLP (GTM) advised Rentokil Initial plc (FTSE: RTO) in the sale of its Initial Facilities (“IFS”) business to Interserve Plc for a total cash consideration of £250m. The team included: Fiona Adams (Shld-LON-CP), Paul Maher (Shld-LON-MA), Kate Eades (Shld-LON-CP), Cate Sharp (Shld-LON-ENV), Naomi Feinstein (Shld-LON-LE), Justin Hamer (Shld-LON-TX), Stephen C. Tupper (Shld-LON-LT), Lisa Navarro (Shld-LON-LT), Chantal Phillips (Assoc-LON-CP), Amy Moore (LC-LON-CP), Rob Collier-Wright (Assoc-LON-LE), Luke Dixon (Assoc-LON-IP), Andrew Edwards
Greenberg Traurig Maher won the London Office of the Year award at the British Legal Awards 2013 hosted by Legal Week. The awards celebrate achievement, excellence and innovation in the legal industry. A panel of judges chose GTM ahead of six other International nominees praising the firm’s high quality client experience, strength in corporate, capital markets and real estate work, and impressive development in a short timescale. GTM’s Chairman, Paul Maher, collected the award…