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Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

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Cheltenham, Doha, Dubai, Geneva, Guildford, Hong Kong and 5 more

Hamish Perry

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Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

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Private wealth, retail and leisure, technology, media and telecommunications; corporate.


Hamish advises on general company and commercial matters, with a particular emphasis on private company mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, fundraisings/private equity and corporate reorganisations. He acts for a broad range of corporate, institutional, governmental and private clients/management teams, both domestically and internationally, and across a number of sectors. In particular, Hamish has extensive experience advising clients in the technology, media, communications and recruitment sectors. He is also a host and regular speaker as part of the firm's in-house counsel seminar programme, and a member of the advisory board for the Association of Caribbean Corporate Counsel. Experience: acting for the government of the Bahamas on the privatisation of The Bahamas Telecommunications Company, the issuance of a second mobile licence and various other telecoms matters; advising Meredith Corporation in relation to its investment in Iris Worldwide; advising an international tea trader on the sale of its Rwandan operations to a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kolkata-based McLeod Russel India Limited, one of the largest tea producers in the world; advising on the sale of Hawk-Eye to Sony; advising Randstad and various other companies/individuals on numerous transactions in the recruitment sector.

London: Finance

Emerging markets

Within: Emerging markets

'The team stands out as being really enthusiastic about the sector, interested in its clients, and motivated to make the transactions work for its clients', remarks one client of Charles Russell Speechlys LLP. The firm acts for large companies, growth companies and family businesses, as well as creators and owners of private wealth, their families and advisers. In emerging markets, it is best known for advising on investments in sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East and the Caribbean, notably in the financial services, real estate, infrastructure and agribusiness sectors. The practice, led by the 'technically very knowledgeable and very solutions-oriented' Adrian Mayer, handles debt and equity transactions for borrowers and lenders, as well as advising on the debt finance elements of private equity and fund investments. Head of financial services Jon Bond and head of the firm's Caribbean group Hamish Perry are also recommended.

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