Lawyer Monthly - October 2022

Can you please tell us about the team members who advised on this deal and their roles? As lead, BRM advised the vendors on the transaction overall. The transaction was led by BRM Corporate Director Trevor Bird, who was supported by Corporate Solicitor Matthew Lilly and Corporate Paralegal Morgan Summerfield. Executive Director Sarah Rowland advised on the construction elements of the transaction and Employment Director Amy Hallam advised on the TUPE elements of the transaction. The vendors were advised on the real estate elements of the transaction by Head of Commercial Property Ian Osborne and Head of Conveyancing Elizabeth Harris at BEST Solicitors. How did you work with Best Solicitors to ensure that the transaction was closed successfully? As the lead advisor on the transaction, we ensured that there were daily update/ traction calls with BEST solicitors, the vendors and the solicitors acting for the buyer. This ensured that we hit the key milestones and allowed us to deal with potential issues that could derail or delay the progress of the transaction promptly, ensuring in turn that we did not miss the contractual longstop date. In what ways does your work on this transaction fit the profile of your firm? This deal is one of many large multijurisdictional deals that BRM have advised on in the last 12 months. We regularly act for vendors where the buyers or investors are real estate funds or private equity funds. The Corporate and Real Trevor Bird BRM Solicitors Lawyer Monthly had the pleasure to speak with Trevor Bird of BRM Solicitors, lead advisers on the transaction, to give us some further insight into this transaction: TRANSACTION INTERVIEW 103

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