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Eversheds advises Raisio group on healthy deal

Law firm Eversheds has advised the Raisio group on the EUR 88.4 million acquisition of the Benecol business in the UK, Ireland and Belgium from the Johnson & Johnson group.

20 Nov 2014

Eversheds advises US based Chemtura Corporation on $1 billion sale of its agrochemicals business

Law firm Eversheds has acted as international counsel to Chemtura on the sale of its agrochemicals business Chemtura AgroSolutions, to Platform Specialty Products Corporation, a global specialty chemicals company. The sale consists of $950 million in cash and 2 million shares of Platform's common stock.

18 Nov 2014

Eversheds advises Carillion on £800m Sunderland Joint Venture

Law firm Eversheds has advised Carillion on its £800m landmark partnership with Sunderland City Council, which will secure regeneration activity within Sunderland and the wider North East region.

18 Nov 2014

Michelle T Davies named as most influential lawyer in the wind industry

Law firm Eversheds today has announced that Michelle T Davies, Head of Eversheds' clean energy and sustainability team, has been named in the Top 100 Power People In Wind 2014 for the third year running. Michelle is the highest ranked lawyer to make the list – and is one of just two that appear in this year’s ranking.

17 Nov 2014

Eversheds advises SEGRO on £153.3m million sale

Law firm Eversheds has advised SEGRO on the sale of its portfolio of six logistics properties and a smaller regional warehouse to Logicor, Blackstone’s European logistics platform, for £153.3m.

17 Nov 2014

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Eversheds comment: UK plc quicker to embrace diversity

Commenting on a study which indicates that the UK’s biggest firms have four times more foreign directors than their US counterparts and that female representation on boards is also growing, Aleen Gulvanessian, partner and corporate governance expert at law firm Eversheds, says:

Eversheds comment: Continued integration key for African nations

Commenting on news that three African economic blocs will merge into a new 27-nation free-trade zone, Boris Martor, partner and Africa law expert at law firm Eversheds, says:

Ever​sheds comment: Confused UK redundancy law involving Woolworths’ insolvency before the European Court this week

Following the Woolworths and Ethel Austin insolvencies, the Employment Appeal Tribunal decided that UK law is not compatible with EU law on the protection of workers during such large scale redundancies. Specifically, it held that workers being made redundant in the smaller shops should have been collectively consulted, despite UK legislation limiting the duty to consult to larger establishments where there are 20 or more redundancies. The Government is appealing the EAT’s decision and the issue has been referred to the European Court of Justice to clarify EU law in this area, with the hearing taking place this Thursday. Mark Fletcher, partner at law firm Eversheds, comments:

Eversheds comment: Experience as important as product in attracting shoppers this Christmas

Commenting on the latest BRC retail sales figures, James Batham, partner and retail expert at law firm Eversheds, says:

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People focus

Michelle T. Davies, Eversheds partner and Head of the firm’s Clean Energy & Sustainability Group, was recently named the Middle East Solar Industry Association’s Woman of the Year at the Middle East Solar Energy Awards 2013.

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Eversheds SportsAid athlete makes waves

15-year old Jemma Viney is one of Eversheds’ sponsored SportsAid athletes for 2014. Jemma is from Wales and her sport is sailing. Jemma used to sail single-handed but now sails in a double-handed boat with partner Matilda (Tilly) Matthews.

Cycling through the cyclone

Undeterred by the wind and rain, Chris Taylor, Associate in the Commercial Dispute Resolution team based in London, took part in RideLondon, a cycling event through Surrey and London for SportsAid.

A year of working flexibly - Five things I have learnt

Ian Gray, head of litigation and dispute management at global law firm Eversheds, discusses flexible working.

Africa: the new frontier

In October 2013, Eversheds announced the launch of its Eversheds Africa Law Institute, and more recently, in December, a tie up which resulted in new offices in South Africa and Mauritius. Peter Van Niekerk, Managing Partner South Africa, discusses why businesses are looking at Africa as a land of opportunity.

Is there a place for faith in the context of business?

Eversheds’ Multi-Faith Network group recently hosted an event asking whether there is a place for faith in the context of business. Attended by 40 city professionals and with speakers including Paul Diamond, Barrister specialising in the law of religious liberty; Fazl Syed, lawyer and member of the Institute of Islamic Banking & Insurance; and Andrew Copson, CEO of the British Humanist Association, the debate was a lively one. Amrik Kandola, Partner Sponsor for Race & Faith at Eversheds, discusses:

Open for business in Erbil

Eversheds has just opened its seventh office in the Middle East and second office in Iraq, in Erbil, the capital of Kurdistan Region. Tawfiq Tabba’a, managing partner in Iraq, introduces the city.

Employment rights in Austria: Temporary vs permanent workers

Silva Palzer, partner in the Vienna office of global law firm Eversheds, discusses recent changes to Austrian employment law.

The UK as a headquarters location – the tax-efficient choice

Ben Jones, principal associate in the tax team at global law firm Eversheds, looks at the changes to the UK's corporation tax code which are making it an ideal location for global businesses.

Looking through the lens at Canon UK: an insight into the in-house legal team

Unlocked Academy member Stephanie Knight reports back from a day in-house organised by Toby Hornett, Legal Director of Canon Europe, an Eversheds client. Eversheds Unlocked is a unique initiative that gives young people the support pursue a career in law. Unlocked Academy supports some of the highest performing students from Eversheds Unlocked whilst they study for a career in law.

From lawyer to Doctor

Eversheds partner Denise Jagger is awarded an honorary Doctorate of Laws by Leeds Metropolitan University.

Protecting a generation, one primary school at a time

NSPCC Chief Executive Peter Wanless talks about the ground-breaking ChildLine Schools Service and how Eversheds’ UK staff will be supporting this initiative – the first of its kind in the UK – over the next three years.

Flexible working – a business need or nice to have?

Eversheds chairman and chair of the firm’s Diversity Committee John Heaps discusses why businesses should view flexible working as an economic imperative rather than an employee benefit.

Bridging East and West: Pan-European Investment Lunch with Latvian Entrepreneurs

Alise Pika, Deputy Head of Representative Office in the UK for the Latvian Investment and Development Agency, discusses a recent event in Eversheds’ London office. Partner Maris Vainovskis presented at this Latvian Investment Event alongside

LawWithoutWalls 2013

James Batham, Head of Innovation at Eversheds, talks about LawWithoutWalls, an innovative legal and commercial education project devised and led by the University of Miami School of Law.

Brush up your Shakespeare: The Eversheds 20 programme at the Old Vic kicks off in style

Thea Beyleveld is one of 20 young actors and directors sponsored by Eversheds on this year’s inaugural Eversheds 20 programme. This groundbreaking partnership between Eversheds and the Old Vic Theatre is aimed at developing and ‘skilling up’ young theatrical talent. Thea talks about the group’s first workshop of the programme with Irish director Michael Twomey.

Who needs Perspective?

David Savage, Associate at Eversheds and Chair of Perspective, the firm's LGBT group, discusses sexual diversity in the workplace.

Through the looking glass – blurring the boundaries

Eversheds is global law firm partner on LawWithoutWalls, an innovative legal and commercial education project led by the University of Miami School of Law. Student Jae Zhou discusses her experiences on the programme.

MIPIM 2013

Head of London Real Estate Bruce Dear blogs from MIPIM.

Paving the way for women in business

International Women’s Day on 8th March marks the economic, political and social achievements of women across the world. First observed in 1909, it has gained support from governments, organisations and leading businesses throughout the world. Head of Diversity at Eversheds, Margot King discusses why gender diversity is important for businesses.

Sweden’s See-Through Market

Partner Bruce Dear is the London Head of Real Estate. During his recent trip to Stockholm, Bruce compares the UK and Swedish real estate markets.

Reaching the top down under

Gymnast Teal Grindle, aged 13, is one of the young athletes supported by Eversheds through SportsAid. She was recently picked to compete for Team GB in the Australian Youth Olympic Festival 2013 in Sydney. Here is an excerpt from her diary of the event.

Litigation 2013: changes on the horizon

Ian Gray, head of the Litigation and Dispute Management practice group, discusses the litigation landscape in the UK.

Inside the Mid Staffordshire Inquiry

Partner Peter Jones is head of the Eversheds Inquiries and Investigations team. He has previously acted for the Bloody Sunday Inquiry and the Shipman Inquiry. In 2012 he was Solicitor to the Inquiry on the Mid Staffordshire Inquiry; the Report was published on 6th February.

Thinking outside the physical world

Banking associate Michelle Wallis talks candidly about marshmallow towers, Virtual Thought Leadership and crunching Mega Data at the LawWithoutWalls kick off in Segovia, Spain.

Success in 2012: Who’d have thought it?

I’m getting very nostalgic about a particular year. Nothing odd about that except that I’d normally associate nostalgia with a time long gone; some period back in the past evoking some sentimental longing of some sort. Not with 2012. The year’s only just ended and I can’t help missing it already.

But what a year...

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