High profile. High interest. Cutting edge. Testing times The name Tb535Hmight not trip off the tongue, but it could be a lifesaver for people with advanced tumours. The drug, which was developed by our client Biotecnol Limited , is now being tested through a collaboration with Cancer Research UK , which our Life Sciences and Healthcare team helped to set up. Our team is known for its sophisticated advice on cutting-edge biotech matters, so was the obvious choice for making the trial a reality. Room at the inn Our Real Estate team has a reputation for excellence at all stages of the property lifecycle. So when CBRE Global Investors wanted to sell and lease back a newly developed 494-room hotel and spa in Central London they asked us to advise them. The resulting vehicle – a £161.5 million unit trust, subject to a 199-year lease with a structured rental agreement – showed our team’s versatility and focus on getting the right result for the client. Sunny side up We’ve been advising on renewable energy projects for over 25 years and have an unrivalled grasp of the issues and opportunities facing the sector. One of our long-standing clients, Foresight, recently asked us to advise on its acquisition of the largest solar park in the UK – the 220-acre Shotwick site in North Wales. The site produces enough electricity to power around 18,000 homes. Tonic, cakes and wellington boots Our corporate finance team advises on many of the UK’s most exciting stock-market debuts. Recently we’ve been involved in the IPOs of leading brands like Fever-Tree , Patisserie Valerie and Joules . Our team has a reputation for being user-friendly and sorting out thorny issues without a fuss. All in one place Client service isn’t just about legal advice – it’s also about making life easier for our clients. Over the past few years we’ve worked with long-standing client Vodafone to develop an online system that allows them to instruct us, view key documents and track the progress of matters all through one simple portal. The system streamlines matter management so well that it’s been shortlisted for awards by FT , The Law Society and The Lawyer . Keeping their heads ringin’ Steve Wilson, who heads OC’s New York office, advises long-standing client Beats , which was established by Forbes Hip-Hop rich-list-topping rapper, Dr. Dre. The Lawyer recently reported the general counsel of Beats by Dre as saying that OC is “the only one firm I’ve hired flat out”.
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