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Squire Patton Boggs

RUTLAND HOUSE, 148 EDMUND STREET, BIRMINGHAM, B3 2JR, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0121 222 3000
Fax:
Fax 0121 222 3001
DX:
708610 BIRMINGHAM 17
Web:
www.squirepattonboggs.com

Simon Jones

Tel:
Work +44 121 222 3412
Email:
Squire Patton Boggs

Work Department

Intellectual Property & Technology

Position

Partner


West Midlands: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Birmingham

Within: Corporate and commercial: Birmingham

Squire Patton Boggs  ‘provides very good advice, while remaining approachable and very easy to deal with – it is a team of very good negotiators who provide commercial and pragmatic advice’. The firm handles a range of work in the space, covering both corporate transactions and contracting. Geoff Perry is ‘very knowledgeable and approachable’ – he advised Corbally Holdings on the sale of St Francis Group and DSM Demolition as part of a management buyout, and in a separate deal advised Park-Ohio Industries on the purchases of Heads & Allthreads, which has operations in Poland and India. Edward Dawes ‘leads his team well and is very personable’ – he and Andrew Glaze advised Marston’s on its purchase of Charles Wells Brewery for £55m. In a separate deal, Glaze advised Dalata UK on the purchase of Hotel La Tour Birmingham Limited, which was subsequently rebranded as the Clayton Hotel Birmingham. As far as cross-border work is concerned, Glaze, working with the firm’s Prague office, advised Walton Street Real Estate fund on purchasing the company which owns the Marriott Prague. Associate Claire O’Connor advised Veolia on its purchase of Arden Wood Shavings. The firm also handles some capital markets work – Dawes advised Rotala on a £3.5m placing of shares on AIM. On the commercial contracts front Stuart James advised HCA International on the negotiation of contracts with University College Hospitals Birmingham for the establishment of a new £65m private healthcare facility at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital campus in Birmingham. David Hull, who relocated from the firm’s London office to Birmingham, advised Uniserve on a share subscription and debt-for-equity swap in Blue Inc and The Officers Club. Simon Jones joined in June 2017 from Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP .

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West Midlands: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

IT and telecoms

Within: IT and telecoms

The ‘deep thinking’ and ‘highly commercialSquire Patton Boggs  is particularly active in outsourcing, procurement, digital transformation and cross border matters. The team has been significantly strengthened with the addition of Simon Jones , who formerly headed the technology practice in Leeds and has notable expertise in contractual matters. He recently advised Maplin Electronics on contractual matters. Another key figure is  Stuart James , who ‘really adds value’ and ‘always discusses the “what ifs”’. He recently advised Firedrake Consulting on its IT contracts with a major retail bank as well as Veolia on renewing its IT arrangements with Advanced Manufacturing Control Systems. Senior associate Sam Tibbetts  is also experienced in contractual matters.

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