"To have had Dwellworks' internal counsel, an independent US law firm, Simmons & Simmons and another UK firm acting for the bank to contend with was a challenge that the Michelmores team clearly relished and succeeded in dealing with. I am extremely grateful for all that Sam Billingham has done - it is enormously appreciated."
Jonathan Haward, Chairman, County Homesearch International PLC
Samantha is a Partner in the Corporate team, and Head of the Joint Ventures team.
She has over 30 years' experience in corporate and commercial law, advising both private and public sector clients.
Samantha is a lead advisor managing special projects for key clients that require a multi-disciplinary knowledge of business matters.
She is experienced in joint ventures and business reorganisations, structuring complex transactions and negotiating all relevant agreements, including investment terms, shareholder and management arrangements, articles of association, partnership and LLP agreements.
- Project managing Michelmores legal team advising the selling shareholders of GLHearn, a property consultancy business, to Capita, the UK's leading business process management and outsourcing solutions provider. The business was sold on a cash free, debt free basis, for £30million.
- Advising the beneficial owner of shares in a BVI incorporated property SPV in relation to the sale of the company for £28million. The sale involved our liaising with Guernsey trustees and the property management company, as well as BVI lawyers, to satisfy the purchaser's due diligence requirements and conditions precedent for closing the deal, as well as ensuring the company was sold on a debt free basis.
- Advising Devon County Council in connection with the joint venture arrangements for its Education and Inclusion Services, including preparation and subsequent negotiation with the preferred bidder (Babcock Training) of various tender documents, including a comprehensive members' agreement for the JV LLP entity, which is now known as Babcock LDP. Also managing the due diligence process and all business transfer documentation through to completion.