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Rosenblatt co-hosts successful conference on Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies

24/04/2018
Rosenblatt recently co-hosted the Blockchain Technology & Cryptocurrencies Conference at The Law Society on Thursday 19th April at 9.15am. The event was fully subscribed and run in conjunction wi

Rosenblatt recently co-hosted the Blockchain Technology & Cryptocurrencies Conference at The Law Society on Thursday 19th April at 9.15am. The event was fully subscribed and run in conjunction with TechUK, Cork Gully LLP and Fisher Broyles LLP.

Rosenblatt Founder Ian Rosenblatt OBE addressed attendees to deliver the opening welcome keynote in The Common Room at the Law Society, after which the conference commenced with The Rt Hon Matthew Hancock MP, Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport providing his commentary on Blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies.

Several other notable speakers were present to deliver their insight and expertise on the subject matter, a full list can be found below:

  • The Rt Hon Matthew Hancock MP (Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport)
  • Michael Pierson (Co-Chair, FinTech & Blockchain Practice Group, FisherBroyles LLP)
  • Peter Ferry (Honorary Consul of Estonia, Founder of Wallet.Services)
  • Stephen Birdsong (Baroda Ventures)
  • Helen Disney (CEO Unblocked Events)
  • Paul Ferris (Founder and CEO ObjectTech Group, CEO Objective Group, Global Chair TC307)
  • Rodger Oates (Consulting Partner, BFSI Tata Consulting Services, Chair TechUK, DLT Working Group)
  • Genevieve Leveille (CEO 0TenTic8, Vice-Chair TechUK DLT Working Group)
  • Toby Lewis (CEO Novum Insights)
  • Veronica Mihai (Managing Director Cuboid Consulting)

This popular event created a platform for discussion and understanding of the accelerated growth of cryptocurrency technology from firms across the full economic spectrum including real estate, fintech, banking & finance, IT and digital identity infrastructure. The topics covered by the speakers included blockchain innovation and the opportunities it creates, a blockchain ecosystem overview of ICOs and cryptocurrencies, the transformative potential of blockchain and global regulation of token offerings.

                                 

Rosenblatt has acted for the management team of Corbin & King, including Jeremy King and Christopher Corbin, in relation to the sale of the Corbin & King group

20/12/2017
Rosenblatt has acted for the management team of Corbin & King, including Jeremy King and Christopher Corbin, in relation to the sale of the Corbin & King group, the group behind landmark rest

Rosenblatt has acted for the management team of Corbin & King, including Jeremy King and Christopher Corbin, in relation to the sale of the Corbin & King group, the group behind landmark restaurants in London such as The Wolseley, The Delaunay and Brasserie Zedel, to a newly incorporated vehicle backed by Minor International Pcl, one of the largest hospitality and leisure companies in the Asia-Pacific region that is listed on the Stock Exchange of Thailand.

The Rosenblatt team provided advice to Messrs Corbin and King, together with other members of the management team, in connection with the sale of their shares in the Corbin & King group.

As part of the transaction, Rosenblatt also advised the team on their equity stake in the acquiring entity

The sale and related equity arrangements successfully completed on 18 December 2017.

The Rosenblatt team was led by Elizabeth Shaw (Corporate Partner), who was assisted by, among others, Philip Alfandary (Tax Partner), David Sachs (Head of Banking), Matthew Bowen (Corporate Solicitor) and Abigail Watson (Trainee Solicitor).

Commenting on the deal, Elizabeth said “Jeremy, Chris and the team were a pleasure to deal with throughout, and I have no doubt that the joint venture with Minor will prove to be a huge success. The team have exciting times ahead and we wish them all the very best”.

Jeremy King commented: “Transactions like this are always potentially fraught and it was reassuring to know that we were safely in the extremely capable and protective hands of Elizabeth Shaw and her team”

Rosenblatt has acted for Direct Response Contact Centres Group Limited (“Direct Response”)

30/09/2016
Rosenblatt has acted for Direct Response Contact Centres Group Limited (“Direct Response”), the leading provider of voice, data and contact centre services in relation to two acquisitions, both o

Rosenblatt has acted for Direct Response Contact Centres Group Limited (“Direct Response”), the leading provider of voice, data and contact centre services in relation to two acquisitions, both of which completed today.

Direct Response acquired the shares in IPPlus (UK) Limited and Callscripter Limited from IPPlus Plc for a consideration of £6,700,000 (subject to adjustment). IPPlus (UK) Limited and Callscripter Limited are providers of certain call centre and software services.

Direct Response also acquired the shares in Ostinati Limited and its subsidiary GoResponse Limited for an undisclosed sum. GoResponse is a provider of outsourced telephone answering and contact centre services.

The Rosenblatt team on both transactions was led by Gerard Dempsey (Corporate Partner) who was assisted by Matthew Bowen and Tom Driscoll (Corporate Assistants).

Rosenblatt act for CE and FD of Forterra Building Products Limited

29/07/2016
Earlier this year Rosenblatt acted for Stephen Harrison and Shatish Dasani, the Chief Executive and Finance Director, of the UK's second largest brickmaker, Forterra Building Products Limited.   The

Earlier this year Rosenblatt acted for Stephen Harrison and Shatish Dasani, the Chief Executive and Finance Director, of the UK’s second largest brickmaker, Forterra Building Products Limited.   The firm acted in connection with its acquisition by Lone Star Private Equity Fund from German company HeidelbergCement and the subsequent IPO of the company.

 

 

Rosenblatt Solicitors Corporate Team Enjoys Record Period M&A and Private Equity Deals

25/07/2016
On 25 July 2016: Rosenblatt Solicitors, the City law firm, announced that its Corporate Team has enjoyed a record period of M&A and private equity transactions. The team, led by partner an

On 25 July 2016: Rosenblatt Solicitors, the City law firm, announced that its Corporate Team has enjoyed a record period of M&A and private equity transactions.


The team, led by partner and Head of Corporate Tom Ferns, has worked on a significant number of private equity transactions, including:

    • acting for the management team on the £414m sale of Ibstock Brick to Bain Capital and its subsequent IPO on the London Stock Exchange with a market capitalisation of £770.5 million
    • the sale of Forterra Building Products to Lone Star as part of a $1.4 billion transaction and its subsequent IPO valuing the business at £360 million
    • the sale of Ingenious Asset Management Holdings Limited which managed £1.8 billion of investments to Tilney Bestinvest backed by Permira


Highlights of the team’s other corporate transactions include:

      • the sale of Seren, a digital consultancy based in Silicon Roundabout, to Ernst & Young LLP – the first transaction of its kind for EY’s UK Advisory practice
      • the acquisition of the Compass London Brokers and Compass London Markets businesses from Arthur J Gallagher
      • the takeover by scheme of arrangement of AIM listed Energy Technique by Volution plc
      • the sale of Portland TV on behalf of Richard Desmond’s Northern & Shell.


Commenting Tom Ferns, Head of Corporate at Rosenblatt Solicitors, said:

“The team at Rosenblatt Solicitors has enjoyed a very busy and successful period; the initial signs post the decision to Brexit are that this trend is continuing.  Whilst the long term effects of Brexit remain to be seen, we have been encouraged by the number of new mandates we have secured. Rosenblatt has a long history of working with overseas companies, those in fintech, payments, media, property etc and for many in sectors such as these, it seems that it is business as usual.”

During the period, Rosenblatt Solicitors also announced the promotions of Gerard Dempsey and Martin Montgomery to Partner in its Corporate department.  Gerard joined Rosenblatt in 2007 and Martin in 2010. Since joining Rosenblatt, Gerard and Martin have provided commercial and pragmatic advice to public and private companies, senior management and board members, entrepreneurs and individuals on a wide range of UK and international transactions as well as providing a full range of corporate and commercial legal advice.

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