Client highlights

Growing the UK’s greenest data centres

Author: Andrew Bailey

Developing innovative funding structures to help our clients progress.

Highbridge Properties secured £263 million of funding to expand their Cobalt Data Centre Campus near Newcastle, which has a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ certification: a possibly unique award for what is generally thought of as other than environmentally friendly. But there were significant challenges, not least the reluctance of the banks to commit new debt finance to development projects in the current turbulent markets.

Imperial builds healthy international relations

Date Posted: 26/04/2012

Author: Peter Wienand

Advising Imperial College London on a significant overseas venture.

We advised Imperial College London on its collaboration with Nanyang Technological University (NTU) to establish a new medical school in Singapore, which will offer a joint undergraduate medical degree programme when doors open to students in 2013. 

A matter of trust

Date Posted: 26/04/2012

Author: Jeremy Posnansky QC

A complex divorce case taken to the Court of Appeal.

We acted for a wife in a complex financial claim following her divorce, which included a major issue about the husband’s interest in a family trust. After a hard-fought trial, the High Court judge found that the husband had tried to conceal the truth behind his trust holdings. Taking the trust assets of circa £7million into account, the judge awarded our client a substantial lump sum, far in excess of what the husband had offered.

A landmark headquarters for WWF-UK

Date Posted: 20/04/2012

Author: Charles Anderson

Advising one of the UK’s leading charities on its headquarters project.

We are advising WWF-UK on the acquisition and development of a new site for the charity’s national headquarters. WWF-UK is seeking to develop a central Woking site to create a landmark building to reflect its mission and profile. We have advised on commercial property/development matters, charity governance and planning and construction/procurement issues.