Paul Pignatelli

Partner at DWF LLP

Paul Pignatelli

Paul Pignatelli

Partner at DWF LLP

Biography

DLA PIPER GLOBAL LAW FIRM
Paul Pignatelli

Partner
Paul is a partner in the Corporate team and is based in the Glasgow office. He has considerable experience in a wide range of corporate and commercial transactions with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, disposals, private equity and investment work, restructuring for private companies and joint ventures as well as advising extensively on issues of corporate governance.

Chambers and Legal 500 rank Paul as a 'leading individual' in both corporate and sports specialisms and further comments (2009-2012) include:

"Paul Pignatelli stands out for 'engaging with clients responsively, knowledgeably and thoughtfully'"
"Pignatelli has 'an excellent ability to identify key issues and find a commercial resolution'"
"clients enthused about Paul Pignatelli as a lawyer who is 'absolutely spot-on, proactive and a great deal-doer'"
"very responsive and commercial"

Paul is head of the firm's highly-rated Sports practice.

Paul is also the firm's training partner, responsible for the Scottish offices' annual graduate recruitment, and is the client relations/complaints partner for both Scottish offices.
Key experience

Corporate

Acting for Ludus Capital in supporting management on the £25m acquisition of WSP Textiles, the market-leading manufacturer of woven cloth for use on quality tennis balls, snooker and pool tables
Acting for management in the December 2011 sale by Phoenix Equity to Doughty Hanson of Aberdeen-based Asco, the largest global provider of outsourced logistics services and solutions to the oil and gas industry
Acting for Concentia Capital in its £25m MBO and take-private of AIM-listed Imagesound plc, the UK and Canadian-based supplier of music styling and retail radio to customers such as Radisson SAS, Intercontinental, Hyatt, B&Q, Starbucks and Costa Coffee
Acting for Capita plc, the FTSE-100 leading provider of business process outsourcing, on its 2011 and 2012 acquisitions of Clinical Health Solutions (£25m), Applied Language Solutions (up to £67.5m), Call Centre Technology (£15m), Right Document Solutions (£30m), FirstAssist Services (£12.5m), BSI (£42.5m) and NB Real Estate (up to £20m)
Acting for Vulpes Capital in its £34m buy-out of James Villa Holidays, the UK's leading tour operator specialising in holiday villas (2008), and the subsequent £50m sale of the company (2011) to Hoseasons
Acting for Shine Group (now part of News Corporation) in connection with the reorganisation of certain TV titles including Masterchef
Advising Fremantlemedia (X Factor, Grand Designs, Never Mind the Buzzcocks etc) in connection with various media reorganisations and transfers
Acting for Europa Support Services, one of the UK's leading independent FM businesses, in connection with various acquisitions which enabled it to move from c.£18m turnover in 2009 to its 2012 turnover of £140m, 250 operational sites and 3,000 staff
Acting for Invitrogen Corporation in its $6.7 billion merger with Applera Corporation to create Life Technologies, a US $3.5 billion global leader in biotechnology and life sciences
Acting for Life Technologies on the $210m sale of its BioReliance business unit to Avista Capital Partners
Advising Sustainable Advantage Limited on a series of joint venture arrangements with relevant industry experts including deals in relation to the establishment of Sustainable Waste Services Limited, a specialist sustainable waste management and procurement contractor, Sustainable Energy Purchasing Limited, a specialist energy broker and Sustainable Performance Management Limited, a developer of sustainability and energy monitoring applications
Principal adviser to Exova, the world's largest dedicated testing group headquartered in Edinburgh, on all compliance, corporate, HR, property and other matters in each of its 110 facilities worldwide
Advising Sportech plc, one of the world's largest suppliers and operators of pools/tote betting (Football Pools, Littlewoods, Vernons) in connection with its court-approved cancellation of share premium account

Sport

For the Olympic Games 2016 and as required by the IOC and BOA, establishing a single recognised national governing body for British Golf responsible for the development, promotion and administration of golf in Great Britain with the role of identifying members of Team GB
Main adviser to Celtic plc in connection with all corporate matters including advising on director duties and other matters of corporate governance, AIM and FIFA regulatory compliance, maintenance and amendments to articles of association, AGM attendance and related shareholder communications and all other matters of a constitutional or board/shareholder nature
Acting for Celtic plc in connection with material contractual negotiations including those in connection with pre-season tournaments, sponsors, suppliers, customers and the like
Principal adviser to Scottish Golf Union, the governing body for amateur golf in Scotland incorporating 580 golf clubs (240,000 members), on all aspects of its operation
Advising Scottish Golf Union on all aspects of its proposed amalgamation with Scottish Ladies' Golfing Association to become a single governing body in Scotland
Advising Scottish Golf Union on the adoption of a new constitution and set of articles of association as well as a suggested template constitutional document for all member golf clubs in Scotland
Establishing Arena Sports Management and providing it with advice in its representation of players in the Scottish Premier League, English Premiership and Championship
Main adviser to Partick Thistle Football Club on all matters with particular experience in advising on fundraising options and business restructuring opportunities within the FIFA/UEFA/SFA/SPL/SFL regulatory regime as well as advice on all material player and manager contract issues, property, sponsorship and licensing issues
Acting for Ludus Capital in its £25m MBO of WSP Textiles, the market-leading manufacturer of woven cloth for use on quality tennis balls, snooker and pool tables

'Partner' refers to a member of DLA Piper Scotland
Professional Qualification

Admitted as a Solicitor with the Law Society of Scotland
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Corporate
Mergers and Acquisitions
Private Equity


Related Scotland Services

Corporate


Related Regions

United Kingdom


News

DLA Piper Scotland advises on £125m Asco Group deal

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Career History
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Davies Wallis Foyster is a private company headquartered in Liverpool, UK, involved in legal services.

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Prior

DLA Piper provides legal services covering a broad range practice areas. It was created in 2005 by the merger of DLA, Piper Rudnick and Gray Cary, followed by growth in the CIS, Germany, Spain, Asia, the Middle East and US markets. Core practices include Litigation and Arbitration, Corporate and Finance, Real Estate and Real Estate Capital Markets, Regulatory and Government Affairs, Intellectual Property and Technology, Employment and Tax

Transactions
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Warburg Pincus LLC, Warburg Pincus & Company US LLC purchase Supplier Assessment Services Ltd. from Capita PLC

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Capita PLC purchases Trustmarque Solutions Ltd. from Ardbid Ltd.

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Capita PLC purchases Barrachd Ltd.

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Paul Pignatelli is affiliated with DWF LLP, DLA Piper

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