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TOWER BRIDGE HOUSE, ST KATHARINE'S WAY, LONDON, E1W 1AA, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 3060 6000
Fax:
Fax 020 3060 7000
DX:
600 LONDON CITY
Email:
Web:
www.rpc.co.uk

David Wallis

Tel:
Work 020 3060 6549
Email:
Web:
www.rpc.co.uk/people/david-wallis
RPC

Work Department

Corporate group.

Position

Head of private equity. Corporate partner with particular expertise in private equity, M&A, both domestic and cross-border, and joint ventures.

Career

Trained Freshfields; qualified 1989; partner Reynolds Porter Chamberlain 2009.

Member

BVCA.

Education

Haileybury College; Oxford Polytechnic; Guildford College of Law (1985 LLB (Hons)).


London: Corporate and commercial

M&A: lower mid-market deals, £50m-£250m

Within: M&A: lower mid-market deals, £50m-£250m

RPC¬†'s¬†‚Äôs ‚Äėquick, well-equipped‚Äô team is ‚Äėvery committed to meeting deadlines‚Äô. The firm has acted on a number of high-profile transactions in the retail and technology spheres, with¬†Nigel Collins¬†acting for Hitachi on the acquisition of Temple Lifts and¬†Karen Hendy¬†acting as lead advisor to Sports Direct International on its disposal of the sportswear brand Dunlop and related wholesale business for $137.5m to Sumitomo Rubber Industries. Hendy also advised Dialog Semiconductor on its share buyback programme, split into ‚ā¨38m and ‚ā¨75m tranches. The team remains strong in the insurance sector, with¬†James Mee¬†and private equity specialist¬†David Wallis¬†acted as lead counsel to Citynet Insurance Brokers, as well as its management and selling shareholders, on the sale of the broker to Carlyle-backed PIB Group. Insurance sector expert¬†Matthew Griffith¬†has previously assisted Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group with the sale of Thistle Insurance Services to PIG Group.¬†Anthony Shatz¬†and senior associate¬†Paul Jenkins¬†are ‚Äėquick thinkers‚Äô with ‚Äėvery good people skills‚Äô.

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  • Cancelling insurance: insolvency and downgrade clauses

    One of the most common concerns for both parties to an insurance contract (including reinsurance) is that the other party might become insolvent and unable to perform its obligations under the contract. Both insurer and insured will therefore wish to have the right to cancel the insurance mid-term in the event of the other party’s insolvency, or a change in its financial circumstances that makes its insolvency a more likely prospect in the near future.
    - Reynolds Porter Chamberlain LLP

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