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The United Kingdom

Solicitors and Attorneys in Rimon’s United Kingdom Practice have decades of experience advising a wide variety of clients in domestic and cross-border transactions and disputes involving English law.  From multinationals and major institutional investors to private clients, our team helps our clients to navigate doing business in and with parties in the United Kingdom.

International Clients Doing Business Under English Law

A deep understanding of English law, cultural differences, and nuances of practicing law and doing business in the United Kingdom allows our attorneys and solicitors to help clients navigate complex legal issues and find creative solutions to their challenges. English law, even in the absence of English parties, is often adopted as the chosen law of many business relationships. Rimon attorneys and solicitors help our clients bridge the differences between English and foreign laws in negotiating cross-border agreements and in international dispute resolution.

Selected Experience

  • Acting for a major UAE-based, global healthcare provider on their debut syndicated financing (in parallel with its London IPO).
  • Advising a major U.S. insurance group in its operational expansion in Poland and migration of certain business functions from the U.K. and Poland.
  • Advising on the listing of the largest global miner and supplier of Tanzanite on the Alternative Investment Market of the London Stock Exchange.
  • Advising a well-known Los Angeles fine art consultant on the promotion and sale of photography and other fine art portfolios by English artists.
  • Acting for the sponsor on the first Islamically-financed syndicated leveraged recap in the UAE.
  • Acting for the sponsors on an AED4 billion syndicated Islamic and conventional co-financing for the development of the Midfield Terminal in Abu Dhabi.
  • Representing a U.S. logistics company in a complex triangular joint venture arrangement for the supply of oil and oil-related products to military and other governmental facilities in countries in the Middle East.
  • Advising a leading European wood product manufacturer on its acquisition of a Latvian wood-chip mill.
  • Advising on the sale of a residential real estate holding company in the Dubai, United Arab Emirates Palm Islands development.
  • Acquisition of a leading Turkish airline services company by a European airline catering group.
  • Advising a Luxembourg-based enterprise in metal compound manufacturing in its operational expansion in the Middle East and Eastern Europe.
  • Acting for the equity investors on a USD1 billion restructuring and new investment into a Middle Eastern infrastructure and utility company.
  • Representing Banque Saudi Fransi/Calyon in the USD1.8 billion IPO offering of Zain Saudi Arabia (also known as MTC KSA), the new entrant to Saudi Arabia’s mobile telecommunications market, of shares listed on Tadawul and offered to institutional and retail investors in Saudi Arabia.
  • Representing HSBC and EFG-Hermes in the USD800 million IPO of Talaat Mostafa Group, the largest real estate developer in Egypt, of shares listed on the Cairo and Alexandria Stock Exchange and offered internationally on a Rule 144A and Regulation S basis.
  • Representing Raymond James and Ekspres Invest as joint lead managers in a USD160 million offering (pursuant to Rule 144A and Regulation S) of shares by Bank Asya, a Turkish financial institution. The shares were listed on the Istanbul Stock Exchange.
  • Representing the lead manager, CA IB, in a €55.5 million offering (pursuant to Regulation S) of shares by Tallinna Vesi, the water company of the City of Tallinn. The shares were listed on the Tallinn Stock Exchange.
  • Leading the expansion into the UAE of Dewey LeBoeuf, a major U.S. law firm and represented the firm in expanding its operations in the Middle East and Turkey.
  • Acting for a major industrial entity owned by one of the largest family groups in the UAE on their debut European and U.S.-structured TLB financing (the first TLB deal undertaken by a UAE entity).
  • Acting for various Middle Eastern private equity houses on acquisition financing as well as GP-level fund-raising.
  • Acting for one of the largest Middle Eastern banks on a USD900 million syndicated credit facility.
  • Acting for a Middle Eastern GRE investment vehicle on real estate and other financings (including on the potential debt financing of the acquisition of a European financial institution).
  • Acting for a major Middle Eastern bank on the financing for the acquisition of a minority interest in a Malaysian financial institution.
  • Acting for the arrangers on the first leveraged buy-out of a Middle Eastern insurance company with a listed subsidiary.
  • Advising Efes Breweries International in various joint ventures in Serbia, Kazakhstan, Russia, and Uzbekistan as part of their overall operational expansion.
  • Acting for the lenders on a highly structured syndicated margin loan for a Middle Eastern investor.
  • Representing the lead managers, Citigroup and Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein, in a USD266 million offering (pursuant to Rule 144A and Regulation S) of Loan Participation Notes due 2009 by Dresdner Bank AG for the purpose of funding a loan KYIVSTAR G.S.M., a Ukrainian mobile telecommunications operator, together with an offer by Kyivstar G.S.M. to exchange Loan Participation Notes due 2009 for existing Loan Participation Notes due 2005.
  • Acting for the creditors on the restructuring of various project and other financings (including industrial and satellite projects).

United Kingdom and International Clients Doing Business Abroad

Many of our English-law qualified solicitors are also licensed in other jurisdictions.  This enables our attorneys to offer our clients doing cross-border work a unique depth and breadth of perspective and understanding.

Selected Experience 

  • Acting for a U.K. plc with headquarters in the UAE on all financing matters.
  • Representing Deutsche Bank AG, London Branch, Goldman Sachs International, and UniCredit as global coordinators and joint bookrunners, and Espirito Santo Investment Bank, PKO Bank Polski, and Société Générale as joint bookrunners, in the process of accelerated bookbuilding by the State Treasury and Polskie Inwestycje Rozwojowe S.A. for the shares of PGE S.A for a total price of PLN 1.32 billion.
  • Advising Westminster City Council on the sale of Dolphin Square, London to Westbrook Partners, a New York-based investment firm.
  • Advising a Dutch metal products manufacturer in establishing its United States presence and North American distribution and leasing network.
  • Advising a foreign provincial government tourism promotion arm on the establishment of its presence in the United States as a mutual-benefit corporation.
  • Representing a South African steel processor in relation to the imposition of US ‘Section 232’ carbon steel tariffs on imports to the United States.
  • Representing an African charter airline on its U.S. MRO facilities.
  • Advising a South Korean distributor on distribution and licensing arrangements for the supply of cosmetic and hair-care products.
  • Representing the eighth-largest North American steel processing group in its sale to the leading European metals group.
  • Representing Sberbank venture funds in several equity investments in the technology industry, including fintech, in several countries, including the U.S.
  • Representingnumerous technological startups with Russian, Belarusian, Ukrainian, and Armenian founders on global expansion, flips to Delaware, raising venture capital in the U.S. and Europe, and other corporate and finance matters.
  • Representing a major Israeli software development company active in the blockchain space in its U.S. operations.

Dispute Resolution

We have broad experience representing English clients, and international clients under English law, in disputes across a host of key industries including shareholder disputes, energy, infrastructure, mining, technology and telecoms, and can advise on all aspects of dispute resolution from drafting suitable clauses, to arbitral procedure, mediation and other forms of ADR, and enforcement of arbitral awards. Our experience includes representing clients in all types of institutional and ad hoc arbitrations, bilateral treaty disputes, post-award enforcement and civil law and common law practice and procedure.

Selected Experience 

  • Representing an international offshore drilling contractor based in Singapore in litigation worth substantially in excess of USD60 million concerning the drilling of an exploratory well offshore Guinea and involving highly complex technical issues concerning drilling operations.
  • Representing a leading business group with diverse investments, headquartered in Russia, in multimillion commercial litigation in the British Virgin Islands.
  • Representing an Israeli chemicals company in a USD100 million LCIA arbitration in London concerning a gas sale and purchase agreement with a U.S. energy company; the dispute was successfully resolved.
  • Representing one of the largest Russian banks in a USD75 million LCIA arbitration against a Central Asian bank in respect of guarantee obligations.
  • Representing one of the largest Russian energy companies in a USD380 million complex fraud claim in the English court against four Ukrainian high-net-worth individuals, including successfully obtaining a worldwide freezing injunction.
  • Representing Russian oil major in relation to a London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) arbitration in London worth in excess of EUR30 million concerning EU anti-dumping duties imposed on imports of biodiesel by a leading Eastern European trader of biodiesel and renewable energy; the case involves complex issues of EU and oil law.
  • Representing Petrobras in a USD500 million English litigation concerning cost claims and recovery of loans relating to the construction of a production platform, P36.
  • Representing an AIM-listed Russian oil and gas independent in “bet the company” LCIA proceedings in London against a high-profile Russian businessman, former director and shareholder of the company.
  • Acting for a major Russian telecoms company in successfully defending an English Commercial Court injunction (and related ad hoc arbitration), which would have prevented its USD20 billion acquisition of Wind Telecom from proceeding in early 2011; the successful defense allowed for the completion of a transformative acquisition for the client, making it the sixth biggest mobile telecoms company in the world.
  • Representing a Russian fiber-optical broadband provider in relation to a USD5 million ad hoc arbitration in London concerning the functionality of certain network services provided by an Israeli Internet search company; the case involved highly complex IT issues.

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