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RUMLEY JoannePress Release

Leading law firm Foot Anstey starts the New Year with the arrival of Joanne Rumley, restructuring and insolvency partner who joins our Corporate team.

Joanne joins from Bond Dickinson, with nearly 20 years' experience in all aspects of corporate rescue, restructure, turnaround and insolvency including both formal and non-formal procedures.

Tags: Corporate2016

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Top 100 law firm Foot Anstey has launched its Retail Advisory Board. Thought to be the first of its kind within the legal sector, the firm has recruited industry heavyweights to provide additional expertise to their retail sector offering. The advisory board which will be made up of representatives from Property, HR and Finance disciplines along with members of Foot Anstey's retail team will provide real world insight into how the sector operates and ensure that the firm are offering strategic and commercial solutions for their clients.

Tags: Retail and Leisure2016

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Foot Anstey's growth and venture capital team have advised on the US/UK demerger and subsequent sale of APSU, a market leading (Gloucestershire headquartered) IT managed services company (and IBM Premier Business Partner) operating in the UK and the US. The deal followed an innovative and somewhat novel structure and negotiations took place and concluded over just a few weeks.

Tags: CorporatePrivate Equity and Venture Capital2016

Stubbs IanPress Release

Foot Anstey has appointed Ian Stubbs as Partner in the firm's construction team. Ian brings over 30 years' experience in the property and construction sector, having begun his career as a quantity surveyor and a contracts manager, before re-qualifying as a lawyer and specialising in transactional legal aspects of construction and engineering projects. Ian joins the firm from the London HQ of recognised construction sector specialists Pinsent Masons, where he was a partner heading up a team working on some of the UK’s largest infrastructure projects.

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St Austell Brewery today completed on the acquisition of The Pier House Hotel, a listed 27 room waterfront hotel, with 115 cover restaurant and attached public house overlooking the World Heritage status Georgian port of Charlestown. 

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With only eighteen months to go until the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect, leading law firm Foot Anstey is advising businesses to get prepared.

It is widely acknowledged that existing data protection laws are no longer fit for purpose due to advances in technology and changes in business strategy and consumer focus, hence the new regulations represent the biggest change in European data protection laws in twenty years. The GDPR will take effect on 25 May 2018, with Brexit making no difference to this timeframe (as confirmed recently by the ICO, the UK's data protection regulator).

Tags: Intellectual PropertyMedia2016

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wang lingxiA finance specialist and Associate at top 100 law firm Foot Anstey has joined the board of the Bristol and West of England China Bureau as Director of China Affairs and Initiatives.

Bristol based Lingxi Wang is taking up the voluntary position in the organisation that works to connect the people and businesses of Bristol with the people of China and in particular Bristol’s sister city Guangzhou in Southern China.

Tags: Real Estate2016

PARKER Anna webSenior Associate Anna Parker, a member of the firm's International private wealth team within the renowned Private Wealth group at top 100 law firm Foot Anstey has been named Lawyer of the Year (Regional) at Citywealth's Future Leaders Awards. The award was in recognition of her career to date, service to clients and her experience and expertise in a niche area of work.

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Islamic finance specialists at Foot Anstey have recently advised Rosette Merchant Bank and Naissance Capital on the acquisition of the House of Fraser building in Cardiff by a Jersey SPV for £37m.

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Independent research into the legal profession coupled with feedback from clients has resulted in premier law firm Foot Anstey securing another strong showing in a national legal guide, with the number of recognised leading individuals climbing to 41.