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HBJ Gateley is a commercial law firm, operating from nine offices across the UK and an international office in Dubai. The firm provides a seamless UK-wide service with a focus on local delivery. The firm excels at creating opportunities for clients, drawing on its national capability and connections.
The firm: supports clients across a wide range of sectors, drawing on specialists from key practice areas: banking and finance; commercial litigation; construction and infrastructure; corporate; corporate recovery; employment; energy and natural resources; family; healthcare; IP and technology; oil and gas; planning; private client; real estate; shipping and social housing.
Types of work undertaken: Banking and finance: in 2014 the team acted as lead counsel on behalf of banks and borrowers in the Scottish market on debt facilities of an aggregate amount of £1.1 bn; advised RBS invoice finance on the provision of asset-based lending facilities to fund the MBO of AMG Group, the Scottish Deals and Dealmaker Awards 2014 MBO of the Year.
Corporate: advised Sigma Captial Group plc on the £114m joint venture with Gatehouse Bank plc to construct 927 residential homes, creating one of the largest private rented sector platforms in the UK; advised the shareholders of Intelligent Office UK Limited on the MBO funded by YFM Equity Partners.
Corporate recovery: advised KPMG in connection with the administration of Ferguson Shipbuilders, the last privately owned commercial shipbuilder on the Clyde; advised FRP Advisory in connection with the administration of Tods Murray.
Energy and natural resources: advised Point and Sandwick Power Limited in connection with the Beinn Ghrideag wind farm, the UK’s largest community-owned wind farm; advised Alpiq Ecopower AG on its acquisition of the entire share capital of Flexitricity Limited.
Real estate: advised Legal & General on the acquisition of the Aker Solutions HQ building in Aberdeen, the largest ever real estate investment transaction in the city; advised Harwood Real Estate and associated companies on the acquisition and disposal of multiple portfolios with deal values in excess of £325m.
Other offices: Aberdeen, Birmingham, Dubai, Glasgow, Leeds, Leicester, London, Manchester, Nottingham
Number of UK partners 150
Number of other UK fee-earners 371
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