Georgina Don

Georgina Don
Senior Associate

LONDON

T: +44 20 7814 8000
D: +44 20 7863 8915
M: +44 7525891386

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Georgina is a Senior Associate in the Corporate Department. She specialises in corporate and commercial work, including mergers and acquisitions, group reorganisation and commercial transactions with a focus in the hotel and leisure sector. Georgina also provides advice and training to clients in relation to the UK Bribery Act.

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    Georgina’s experience includes advising:
    • Global Risk Partners Limited, the independent insurance intermediary, on its acquisition of a majority stake in leading UK commercial insurance broker Marshall Wooldrige.
    • Global Risk Partners Ltd on its investment in specialist retail broker Cavendish Munro Professional Risks Ltd.
    • Aurelius Group on the successful cross-border acquisition of Colt Group S.A.’s virtualised cloud computing and managed hosting services business, Colt Managed Cloud (“CMC”), after which CMC has been fully integrated into Aurelius’ ICT Services subsidiary, Getronics.
    • Frasers Hospitality UK Holdings Ltd on the acquisition of Malmaison Hotel du Vin hotel group from private equity firm KSL Capital Partners, LLC, for a consideration of £363.4m.
    • DONG Energy in relation to an internal re-organisation in connection with its ownership of the Gunfleet Sands offshore wind farm.
    • A shipping group on its internal reorganisation in preparation for a private placement of the shares in the Bermudan parent company in Norway.
    • On the purchase of the Westcliff Hotel in South Africa for US$26m from Orient Express Hotels involving a share and business purchase.
    • Aurelius Group on the cross-border acquisition of the value added sales activities of the NEC Group’s Unified Communications business.
    • A high net worth individual on the acquisition of three companies owning prime real estate in Mayfair.
    • Snoozebox Ltd on the provision of accommodation for security personnel at the London 2012 Olympics and subsequently on an agreement with Merlin Attractions to provide accommodation units at Thorpe Park theme park.
    • Property owning companies in relation to restaurant and hotel franchising arrangements and in relation to management, technical services and ancillary agreements with brands such as Hyatt, Hilton, Marriott and Starwood.
    • A hotel operating company on the terms of its operating agreement to reflect the expansion and development of its brand in the UK and Europe.
    • On various aspects of the Bribery Act 2010, including advising a large South African bank on its anti-corruption policies and procedures, advising an AIM-listed company on the application of the Act and providing training to a major UK bank, an European oil and gas company and a private equity investor and its UK portfolio company.

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