Deal with a twist

Partner Gary Caplan has recently advised Benelux owners in the sale of their shares in CCI Distribution Limited, a distributer of data storage and multimedia products based in Harrogate. The company which has annual revenues of over £35m and 60 staff has been purchased by another larger distributor, CMS Peripherals which is based in London.

The transaction was a little unusual in that legal opinions also had to be obtained from Dutch and Luxemburg lawyers about the constitution of the sellers and their capacity to enter into the transaction.


Reintroduction of employment tribunal fees?

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Inheritance tax changes

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Grandmother with Grandchild

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