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Trowers & Hamlins joins Interlaw

Trowers & Hamlins is delighted to announce that the firm has joined Interlaw, the international association of independent law firms with lawyers in more than 125 cities worldwide.  The firm is the only English law firm to serve as an Interlaw representative and its membership was confirmed on 1 July 2014.

Trowers & Hamlins advises nomad and broker on Bacanora Minerals AIM IPO

Trowers & Hamlins is delighted to have advised new clients Cairn Financial Advisers LLP and HD Capital Partners LLP as nominated adviser and broker, respectively, for TSX-V listed Bacanora Minerals ("Bacanora"), which was successfully admitted to the AIM Market of the London Stock Exchange ("AIM") today after completing a CAD$8.7m equity offering.

£100m extra care project in Stoke reaches financial close

Trowers & Hamlins is delighted to announce that that Stoke-on-Trent City Council and the Sapphire consortium have reached financial close on a project to build 390 extra care apartments across three sites in Stoke.  Trowers & Hamlins has advised Your Housing Group, a member of the Sapphire consortium, on this project since the consortium made its initial bid to deliver the scheme.

Trowers & Hamlins advises Adactus Housing in securing £25m long-term borrowing

Trowers & Hamlins is delighted to have acted for regional housing association Adactus Housing Group in securing £25m long-term borrowing from Legal & General.  The loan to Adactus is the sixth direct investment deal by Legal & General in the social housing sector and the first of its kind in the North West.

Trowers & Hamlins advises NEPCO on first-of-its-kind shale oil power project in Jordan

International law firm Trowers & Hamlins is advising Jordanian public shareholding company National Electric Power Company (NEPCO) on its joint project with Attarat Power Company (APCO) to develop and operate a ground-breaking, 470 megawatt, oil shale-fired Independent Power Project (IPP) in Jordan.

Trowers & Hamlins advises Kent County Council on PFI-funded housing programme

Trowers & Hamlins advised Kent County Council on a PFI agreement worth £100 million, which will see over 230 units of new extra care and specialist housing delivered across Kent, including the provisions of services over the next 25 years.

Partner Jennifer Bibbings awarded OBE in Queen’s Birthday Honours 2014

Dubai-based Corporate partner Jennifer Bibbings was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2014, announced on 13 June.  The honour is bestowed on British nationals who contribute valuable service to the UK and its people in the areas of arts and sciences, public services outside the civil service, or charitable work.

Rob Beiley to present at Commercial & Residential Rooftop Solar PV Conference

Housing and Regeneration partner Rob Beiley will speak at the Commercial & Residential Rooftop Solar PV Conference in central London on 1 July 2014.  The event is being held jointly by the British Photovoltaic Association (BPVA) and the Department of Energy & Climate Change and will examine how government and the industry can work together to unlock the potential in the commercial and domestic rooftop markets.

Trowers & Hamlins advises Intertain on acquisition of online gaming company

Trowers & Hamlins is pleased to have advised new client The Intertain Group Limited ("Intertain"), the TSXV-listed online gaming company, on its acquisition of leading online bingo provider, Mandalay Media Limited ("Mandalay").

Trowers & Hamlins advises Affordable Housing Finance Plc on tightest priced housing bond in sector's history

Trowers & Hamlins has advised Affordable Housing Finance Plc (AHF), a subsidiary company of The Housing Finance Corporation (THFC), on its recent government-guaranteed bond.  The £208 million, 28-year bond carries a ‘AAA’ rating from Standard and Poor's and is believed to be the tightest priced public bond transaction in the affordable housing sector’s 26-year history of accessing private finance.