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HBJ Gateley is a commercial law firm, operating from ten 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: HBJ Gateley is focused on supporting clients in its chosen sectors which are: healthcare, food and drink, life science, technology, private equity, shipping, construction and energy. Other key practice areas include: banking and finance; dispute resolution; construction and infrastructure; corporate; corporate restructuring and insolvency; debt 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: acted for HSBC Bank plc with its acquisition finance for Scott Group to acquire HLC (Wood Products) Limited; acted for Frenchgate Interchange Limited in the £150m restructuring and refinancing of the Frenchgate Shopping Centre; acted for Clydesdale Bank plc in its funding for H&H Group plc to make the public-to-private acquisition of John Swan & Son plc.
Corporate: acted for LR Senergy Limited in the sale of 45% of LR Senergy Limited to Lloyds Register Group; acted for the management team of Blackcircles.com Limited in the sale of Blackcircles.com to Michelin for £50m; acted for The City Pub Group in a fundraising by way of a convertible preference share.
Corporate recovery: acted for KPMG in the administration and disposal of textile manufacturer Hawick Knitwear Limited; acting on the liquidation of waste management and industrial aggregates manufacturer Doonin Plant Limited; acting for BDO in the administration of a group of care homes and acted for multiple loan funds in the acquisition and work out of loan portfolios across the UK.
Energy and natural resources: acting for the sponsors in connection with the development of Edintore Wind Farm; acting for Berwickshire Community Renewables in connection with the development of Hoprigshiels Wind Farm; acting for Rivergen in connection with the acquisition and development finance of a portfolio of run of river hydro schemes in Scotland.
Real estate: acted for Europa Capital/Sovereign Land in relation to the acquisition of the 700,000 sq ft mixed-use Corby town centre; acted for Addington Capital in the acquisition of the 28-property prospect portfolio; acted for Maven Capital in relation to the acquisition of student accommodation developments with end values of circa £30m.
Other offices: Aberdeen, Birmingham, Dubai, Glasgow, Leeds, Leicester, London, Manchester, Nottingham, Reading
Number of UK partners 158
Number of other UK fee-earners 391
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