Wragge & Co's real estate specialists have advised long-standing client and the UK's leading regeneration specialist St. Modwen Properties PLC together with its joint venture partner VINCI PLC, on a £2 billion development project for the regeneration of New Covent Garden Market in London.
Wragge & Co has appointed Patrick Arben to its sector-focused IT and Outsourcing Dispute Resolution team. Director Patrick Arben will be promoted to the firm's partnership as of 1 May 2012, strengthening the team's ability to provide a top-quality, partner-led service to its clients.
Wragge & Co's Shopping Centres team has advised newly formed developer Queensberry Real Estate LLP on its first development agreement. The agreement with Newport Council is for a proposed £110 million, 390,000 sq ft retail development at John Frost Square in Newport city centre.
Wragge & Co has won the best trainer award in the national/large regional firm category at LawCareers.Net's Training and Recruitment Awards.
Wragge & Co's Corporate group has advised the management team on the sale of Phones 4u to private equity house BC Partners. US-based Providence Equity and the Phones 4u management team sold the mobile phone retailer for an undisclosed sum.
Wragge & Co has been named one of the world's most innovative law firms in a Financial Times report. The firm is ranked in the top five in the FT's annual list of the 50 most innovative law firms.
Wragge & Co has advised Lloyds TSB Development Capital (LDC) on the acquisition of the Mountain Warehouse group - one of the UK's largest retailers of outdoor clothing and equipment.
Wragge & Co has been appointed sole, full-service legal adviser to AIM-quoted Harvard International, a major supplier of consumer electronic products, following a competitive pitch.
Wragge & Co's new Paris office is now open, offering commercial legal advice from some of France's leading lawyers. A substantial new office in Paris adds serious strength to Wragge & Co's international capabilities.
Wragge & Co LLP Commercial team has advised long-standing client Birds Eye Iglo Group Limited on a multi-million pound logistics and warehousing deal double. DHL will provide a national logistics service to the frozen food company.
Wragge & Co LLP has advised De Rigo, Italian parent company of Dollond & Aitchison, on creating the UK's second largest optical chain. De Rigo and Alliance Boots have agreed to merge Dollond & Aitchison and Boots Opticians.
Wragge & Co LLP is adding a new corporate recovery partner to its national Corporate Recovery team. Vicki Conway, currently a partner at HBJ Gateley Wareing, will join the firm in early 2009.
Wragge & Co LLP has won a place on Wolverhampton Development Company's panel of legal advisers following a competitive tender.
Wragge & Co has been named Consultant of the Year at this year's Midlands Property Awards.
Wragge & Co LLP's real estate and construction experts have advised Birds Eye on the relocation of its headquarters. A team led by partner Jack Jacovou advised Birds Eye on its ten-year lease agreement with Scottish Widows.