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NEW YORK, LONDON, January 4, 2011
The Board of SNR Denton Group (a Swiss Verein) announced today that it will add a new member firm in Hong Kong. The Hong Kong office, formerly affiliated with Hammonds LLP, will become associated with SNR Denton upon regulatory approval, and will include 20 professionals, including six partners. The office will initially be known as Brandt Chan & Partners.
SNR Denton announced today that partner Nick Graham led the SNR Denton team that advised Thames Water, Britain's largest water and wastewater company, on a ten-year outsourcing deal of all its metering services to Vennsys Limited, a consortium lead by Veolia Water UK.
SNR Denton has advised Lucara Diamond Corp. ("Lucara") on its successful share-for-share takeover of African Diamonds plc ("AFD"), a U.K. company whose securities were traded on the AIM Market of the London Stock Exchange. The acquisition was carried out by way of an English court-approved cancellation scheme of arrangement involving a conditional three-cornered demerger.SNR Denton Advises Lucara Diamond on Share-for-Share Takeover of African Diamonds plc
Clients ranked SNR Denton first among the top 20 UK law firms by clients for cost and billing practices. The research was published on December 2 in the Legal Week Intelligence’s seventh annual Client Satisfaction Report.
Denton Wilde Sapte continues to act as legal advisor for MENA Infrastructure Fund, picking up an instruction to advise on its second investment, in which it has taken 32.8% of the shareholding in Oman's United Power Company SAOG (UPC).
Denton Wilde Sapte continues to strengthen its Middle East Construction and Arbitration practices with the recruitment of leading construction and arbitration specialist Peter Shaw in the firm's Dubai office.