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Emma Heffernan advises public and private companies. on mergers and acquisitions, fundraisings, licensing arrangements, commercial contracts and general corporate governance issues across a number of industries.
August 16, 2016, CovBrands
On 30 June 2016, over 150 people attended the Walpole Luxury Summit: 2016 The Americas, which was ran in association with Covington in London. Louise Nash from Covington welcomed all of the attendees to the event and an impressive line-up of speakers presented on the latest developments and opportunities in the American market. Topics that … Continue Reading
July 20, 2016, CovBrands
Covington announced its support of the MA Fashion course at Central Saint Martins (CSM) towards the end of last year. Since then, we have provided a number of practical workshops to the students enrolled in the course. Our aim is to equip aspiring designers with important legal and commercial knowledge as they near graduation. The … Continue Reading
November 23, 2015
LONDON, November 23, 2015 — Covington represented Allergy Therapeutics, the AIM-listed specialty pharmaceutical company specializing in allergy vaccines, in the placement of ordinary shares raising approximately £11.5 million. The placement was conducted through an accelerated bookbuilding process with Panmure Gordon & Co acting as financial adviser, nominated ...
October 27, 2015, CovBrands
Covington recently announced its support for the highly esteemed MA Fashion course at Central Saint Martins (CSM) in London. CSM has an outstanding reputation for educating fashion students. Successful alumni of CSM include Alexander McQueen, Christopher Kane, Simone Rocha and Roksanda Ilincic. MA Fashion is the only course that has a show on the official … ...
June 24, 2015
LONDON, June 24, 2015 — Covington advised Allergy Therapeutics plc, the AIM-listed specialty pharmaceutical company, on its recently announced acquisition of Alerpharma, S.A. a Spanish-based allergy immunotherapy company which previously spun out from Spanish biopharmaceutical company, Zeltia S.A.
Alerpharma’s principal operating subsidiary, Inmunal, markets ...
February 27, 2015
LONDON, February 27, 2015 — Covington advised Heptares Therapeutics Limited on its announced sale to Sosei Group, a Tokyo-listed Japanese biopharmaceutical company with operations in Japan and the UK. Consideration consisted of $180 million cash at closing and up to an additional $220 million contingent upon the successful progression of Heptares’ pipeline and ...
January 23, 2015, Cov Africa
On 12 January, the London-based private equity group Helios Investment Partners announced that it had exceeded the $1 billion target that it had set for Helios Investors III, L.P., or “Helios III”, thus making it the first $1 billion-plus private equity fund for African investments. Founded in 2007 by Nigerian-born Tope Lawani and Babatunde Soyoye, … Continue ...
January 20, 2015, CovBrands
On October 31 of last year, Unilever filed a lawsuit against Hampton Creek, a start-up company that makes Just Mayo, an eggless spread that tastes like mayonnaise, only to drop the suit a month and a half later. Unilever claimed that Just Mayo was stealing market share from its Hellman’s and Best Foods mayonnaise products … Continue Reading
January 14, 2015, Cov Africa
On 4 January 2015, India’s Acting High Commissioner in Nigeria, Kaisar Alam, announced that the Indian commission is facilitating a partnership between Nollywood (Nigeria’s movie industry) and Bollywood (India’s movie industry). Mr Alam noted that the two industries contribute greatly to their respective countries’ gross domestic product and stated that “India ...
December 18, 2014, CovBrands
UK retailer Alliance Boots has reportedly acquired the beauty brand Soap & Glory for an undisclosed sum. Bliss spa and FitFlop creator Marcia Kilgore founded Soap & Glory in 2004 and since then the brand has become best known for its range of affordable bath, body and skincare products, which are sold in appealing retro … Continue Reading
December 11, 2014, CovBrands
In its ruling published on 3 November 2014, the Irish Labour Court determined that a conversation between a Chanel sales assistant and a manager was not unlawful. Ilena Cappello, a former sales assistant at a Parfums Chanel in a department store in Dublin, Ireland, lodged a complaint in the Irish Equality Tribunal against Parfum Chanel, … Continue Reading