Archive for December 2020

Construction contracts and Brexit

In the latest of our series of articles on Brexit and the changes we can expect come 1st January 2021, Construction Partner Alan Erwin looks at the implications and considerations for construction contracts. The UK left the European Union on 31 January 2020, but the full impact has not yet been felt. That will change after 31 December […]

How will Brexit affect Environmental Governance in the UK?

In the latest of our series of articles on Brexit and the changes we can expect from 1st January 2020, Dr Anna Willetts, Environmental Crime Partner, looks at what is in store for environmental regulation. Just over a year ago, in October 2019, the government introduced the Environment Bill. Its purpose is to enhance and […]

gunnercooke wins UK Business of the Year at The Business Brilliance Awards

gunnercooke is delighted to be celebrating wins at the 2020 Business Brilliance Awards, taking home UK Business of the Year and Darryl Cooke achieving the gold award for Business Leader of the Year. The Business Brilliance Awards celebrate the success of leading companies across the UK and winners were revealed in a virtual ceremony on […]

gunnercooke advises on VeloSkin management buy-out

gunnercooke Restructuring & Insolvency Partner Chris Jones has advised on the acquisition of cycling skincare brand VeloSkin. Andrew Banks and Chris Iredale have bought out the company’s other partners, co-founders Chris and Tanya Bairstow along with minority shareholder Paul Roper, following a period of rapid growth for the brand.  Halifax-based VeloSkin’s Chamois Cream is now […]

Further Extensions to the Restrictions on Commercial Property Forfeiture, CRAR and Insolvency Provisions

The Government announced yesterday, not unexpectedly, further extended the restrictions on commercial property forfeiture, CRAR and insolvency provisions from 31st December 2020 to 31st March 2021.  (https://www.gov.uk/government/news/business-evictions-ban-extended-until-march ) In a statement issued on 9th December 2020, Ministers Alok Sharma and Robert Jenrick announced a further extension to the Moratorium on Forfeiture for Non Payment of […]

gunnercooke advises Pets at Home Group Plc on £15m acquisition deal

gunnercooke has advised Pets at Home Group Plc on its acquisition of veterinary telehealth provider, The Vet Connection. The UK’s leading pet care business purchased the business, which offers veterinary telehealth advice, triage and ancillary services to customers and their pets, in a £15m deal this month. The deal was concluded in just four weeks […]

gunnercooke partner advises on sale of Card Geotechnics Limited

gunnercooke has advised on the acquisition of Surrey-based CGL (Card Geotechnics Limited) for an undisclosed sum. gunnercooke acted for CGL with Corporate Partner Kyri Papantoniou leading the transaction. Kyri specialises in M&A transactions and advised on the sale of the client’s business to CET Infrastructure, supported by Palatine Private Equity. Tax Partner Saad Ahmed also […]