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All posts by Geraldine Fabre

Geraldine specialises in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, commercial law and corporate finance. She acts for both owner-managed businesses, investors, multinational companies and financial institutions in the UK and abroad on a broad range of corporate and commercial matters including construction law. Her clients include major French groups and are generally quoted on Euronext.

The crash of a retail giant: What is left to be said about House of Fraser’s concessions

Online shopping is growing faster than ever and retailers must find a sustainable way to compete. The collapse of House of Fraser is raising serious questions about viability for traditional and internet businesses relying on concessions to promote their products in malls and shopping centres. There are key issues to consider if you find yourself …

The crash of a retail giant: What is left to be said about House of Fraser’s concessions

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New Anti-Corruption Laws in France

France recently enacted a new anti-corruption law in the so-called Sapin II Act, that companies must implement by 1 May 2017. After the 2014 Hamon Act and the 2015 Macron Act, it is the turn of the Sapin II Act of 9 December 2016 to tackle corruption issues and to attempt to modernise the economy. …

New Anti-Corruption Laws in France

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How will Brexit affect key UK industries?

It has been a few months since over half of UK voters opted to leave the European Union. Since then, we have heard perspectives from multiple sources highlighting the possible impact that leaving the EU may have on Britain and the wider economy. However, it is now that we are beginning to get a slightly …

How will Brexit affect key UK industries?

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Sherrards advise Hevey Building Supplies Limited on the acquisition of Huntingdon Timber Limited

The corporate team at Sherrards, led by Andrew Cooke, has recently acted for Hevey Building Supplies Limited on the acquisition of the entire issue share capital in Huntingdon Timber Limited. Established in 2003 by three former Jewson executives, the business has evolved into one of Cambridgeshire’s leading independent timber merchants, providing a range of services to …

Sherrards advise Hevey Building Supplies Limited on the acquisition of Huntingdon Timber Limited

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Sherrards corporate and property lawyers advise on sale of Pizza Hut franchise

Sherrards has been advising its client KMP Taste Limited, one of the largest pizza franchises in the UK, on the sale of its entire issued share capital to Zaf Holdings Limited. With 28 Pizza Hut stores and over 500 employees within the business in the UK, the deal required a large team of property and …

Sherrards corporate and property lawyers advise on sale of Pizza Hut franchise

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Sherrards helps secure majority share in Hevey Building Supplies Limited for Lords Group

Andrew Cooke and the Sherrards corporate team have recently acted for long standing client, Lords Builders Merchants on the acquisition of the majority share capital in Hevey Building Supplies from its retiring owner, Neil Hemmington. Established in 2001, Northampton based Hevey Building Supplies is a leading independent builders merchant and the first in Northamptonshire to …

Sherrards helps secure majority share in Hevey Building Supplies Limited for Lords Group

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Menzies Distribution ‘goes green’ and buys Gnewt Cargo

Sherrards’ corporate team has acted for the founders of its long-standing client, Gnewt Cargo, on the sale of their shares to Menzies Distribution.  Founded in 2008, the Gnewt fleet provides final-mile delivery services in central London for retailers, e-retailers and parcel carriers such as Hermes and TNT.  Menzies Distribution bought Gnewt Cargo as part of …

Menzies Distribution ‘goes green’ and buys Gnewt Cargo

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