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Examples of Our Work

International Law Case Studies

Private Equity Investor

In 2016 we acted for a private equity investor based in the Far East. The investor was one of the parties participating in a bidding process to acquire a high value education sector asset, which included a campus in the UK. The acquisition value was $MULTIm.

The investment was into a sector which the investor had little prior experience and it was unaware of the political and regulatory environment which applied to the target. It involved working alongside the client's US counsel. We assisted our client by:

  • producing a note setting out the key political, regulatory and sector issues which apply in the UK.
  • undertaking a review of the documents in the data room relating to the UK campus
  • inputting into the due diligence report produced by US counsel in order to identify key risks
  • undertaking a telephone interview with the target's UK-based management team
  • raising a number of further enquiries in relation to issues which required elaboration
  • working with US counsel in order to draft appropriate seller and management warranties in the transaction documents and negotiate the disclosure letter

Hotel Chain - Middle East

In 2016 we advised a client based in the Middle East, who operates a growing chain of hotels. Those hotels are based throughout the Middle East and also in the US and Europe. We acted for the client on its £MULTIm acquisition of a hotel in the UK, providing assistance on all aspects of the process including:

  • undertaking due diligence
  • undertaking property due diligence
  • negotiation of the transaction documentation


Advising ROBEL Bahnbaumaschinen GmbH - a German rail engineering company - in connection with a successful bid by its group to design and build service-critical Yellow Plant for a major UK rail infrastructure project.

Rail and Road Infrastructure Contract

We have advised a UK based main contractor on its overseas projects, primarily in Africa. This has included a multi-million pound rail and road infrastructure contract, under FIDIC terms, in connection with a substantial iron ore mining project in Sierra Leone.

Dispute Resolution - Ireland

Acting for a flooring sub-contractor in a multi-million euro dispute with its main contractor. This related to flooring constructed at the extension to the terminus building at Dublin Airport. The contract specified arbitration as the preferred mechanism for dispute resolution. The issues involved the insurance of the sub- contractor's liabilities. The dispute was settled satisfactorily following negotiation, with input from the liability insurers.

To discuss how our international lawyers can help you, please contact David Emanuel on +44 20 7665 0848.

I really would like to highlight the great work done by Rowena. She has put a lot of energy on a deal that was supposed to be straight-forward but happened to be complicated and painful. She has protected our interests well, has shared clearly the progress on the deal and managed to explain clearly to me the hot topics (knowing that the fact I am French and not that familiar with UK law has increased the difficulty).

We used to work with another solicitor for our previous deals, and I could really feel the difference this time.

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Meet the Team

Our international lawyers provide specialist legal advice and support with inward investment, international export and import.

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David Emanuel - International & Corporate Lawyer in London - VWV Law Firm
Richard Phillips - Partner & Corporate Lawyer in Watford - VWV Law Firm

Mergers & Acquisitions 

Corporate Finance

Banking Law

Doug Locke - Partner & Intellectual Property Lawyer - VWV Law Firm

Intellectual Property


Commercial Law