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Browne Jacobson LLP

MOWBRAY HOUSE, CASTLE MEADOW ROAD, NOTTINGHAM, NG2 1BJ, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0115 976 6000
Fax:
Fax 0115 947 5246
DX:
718130 NOTTINGHAM-27
Email:
Web:
www.brownejacobson.com

Nigel Blackwell

Tel:
Work 0115 976 6210
Email:
Web:
www.brownejacobson.com
Browne Jacobson LLP

Work Department

Business services: Corporate

Position

Nigel is a Partner specialising in corporate and commercial law. He has extensive experience in private equity investments including; management buy-outs, management buy-ins and investor led buy-outs, trade sales and acquisitions, commercial joint ventures, reorganisations and restructuring and insolvency disposals and acquisitions.

Nigel also specialises in sports law, advising various sports organisations and is head of our sports law group.  Amongst other transactions, Nigel acted on various acquisitions for Impact Handling and Eurocell Plastics, advising management of Jigsaw24 on the secondary management buyout by Alcuin Capital Partners and PNC Business Credit from North Edge.

Career

Browne Jacobson LLP 1986 to date.


East Midlands: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Nottingham and Derby

Within: Leading individuals

Nigel Blackwell - Browne Jacobson LLP

Within: Corporate and commercial: Nottingham and Derby

Regional heavyweight Browne Jacobson LLP has considerable strength in  in both corporate and commercial matters. On the corporate side, the practice's expertise covers international acquisitions and disposals, acting for management teams and private equity houses in private equity transactions, and assisting small to large local businesses with high-profile transactions. It also has a strong track record in corporate reorganisations. The intellectual property and IT sectors are core areas of focus of the commercial practice, with the recent arrival of Selina Hinchliffe from Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP bolstering the group’s transactional intellectual property offering. While the team’s experience spans a wide range of sectors, it has especially strong expertise in the public and healthcare sectors. Gavin Cummings, head of business services, and corporate partner Richard Cox jointly head the practice. In a recent highlight, Cox led the team acting for the sellers on the secondary buyout of Addo Food Group, backed by LDC and Fullbrook Thorpe Investments. In another highlight, involving cross-border issues between England and Spain, a team under the leadership of Nigel Blackwell advised the members of Catalyst Corporate Finance Group on the sale of their interests in the group to Alantra Partners. On the commercial side, Paula Dumbill and Birmingham-based practitioner Richard Nicholas assisted Triumph Motorcycles with its worldwide dealer template agreement, which involved co-ordinating local law expertise in seventeen different jurisdictions. Health expert Oliver Pritchard, finance specialist Mark Hughes and data protection expert Helena Wootton are also noted. Other clients include The National Trust, Albumedix and Eurocell.

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Corporate and commercial: elsewhere in the East Midlands

Within: Leading individuals

Nigel Blackwell - Browne Jacobson LLP

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East Midlands: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Sport

Within: Sport

Browne Jacobson LLP assists clients with a broad range of corporate, commercial, employment, real estate and insurance work. Key figures in Nottingham include joint practice heads Nigel Blackwell and Peter Jones as well as commercial property practitioner Sarah Parkinson. In a major highlight, Parkinson recently led on the multimillion-pound sale of Donington Race Track by Wheatcroft Properties to Motorsport Vision, successfully obtaining the necessary competition clearance and putting in place various leases, options and underletting grants while also ensuring the transfer of various trade marks, corporate assets and commercial and event contracts. Leicester Tigers Rugby Club is also on the client roster.

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