November 29, 2016 (London) – International law firm Proskauer was awarded the London Office of the Year title at Legal Week’s annual British Legal Awards. The British Legal Awards recognize leaders of the UK's thriving legal community, and according to the judging panel, the London Office of the Year winner demonstrates "a growing and very successful practice and a substantive commitment to its host city on the community front as well.”
The London team has been integral in accelerating Proskauer’s international reach and strengthening its core platform to serve asset managers. The reputation of the London office for securing high-end mandates has attracted key lateral talent with recent high-profile arrivals.
The Proskauer team in London continues to work with some of the most active players in the industry; most recently they advised Lion Capital and the Company on the sale of ghd, a high-end hairstyling appliances brand, to beauty products maker Coty Inc.; Bruin Sports Capital on the acquisition of Deltatre; The Carlyle Group on its investment in PA Consulting; sovereign wealth fund GIC on its acquisition of the Greenko Group; and Hong Kong-listed Magnificent Real Estate on its acquisition of Travelodge London Kings Cross Hotel. Other headline transactions include the high-profile fundraisings of both Montagu Private Equity on its €2.75 billion fund V and Gilde Buy Out Partner on its €1.1 billion fund V, and in the last 12 months alone advising Ardian on over 20 secondary transactions totaling more than $5 billion.