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Advised on Admission to Trading, £17 Million Fundraising

Advised Samarkand Group PLC, a cross-border e-commerce technology and retail group, on the admission of its ordinary shares to trading on the APEX segment of the Aquis Stock Exchange Growth Market in the U.K. The significantly oversubscribed fundraising was scaled up from its original £10 million target to accommodate demand from institutional and qualified investors. The final amount raised was £17 million (before expenses) at an issue price of 115 pence per share. The net proceeds will be used primarily for the expansion of Samarkand’s business development activities and to progress the Nomad platform, its proprietary software platform.

Advised on the Public Takeover of an AIM-Quoted Oil and Gas Company

Advised AIM-quoted oil and gas exploration company in connection with the acquisition of all its outstanding securities by way of a scheme of arrangement under English law.

Advised on the Reverse Takeover of an AIM-Quoted Oil and Gas Company and the Acquisition of Egyptian Oil and Gas Assets

Advised AIM-quoted oil and gas company in its acquisition of oil and gas interests in Egypt, contemporaneous reverse takeover and equity fundraising.

Successful Fundraising for Oil and Gas Company

Advised AIM-quoted oil and gas development company with interests in China, Indonesia and the United States in connection with its successful fundraising by way of a subscription of new ordinary shares and open offer.

Advised an Oil and Gas Company on its Introduction to AIM

Advised an exploration and production oil and gas company on its introduction to AIM.

Advised Irish Petrol Forecourt Retailer in Acquisition of Majority Stake in Second-Largest U.K. Motorway Service Operator

Served as lead English law corporate adviser to long standing client with a growing presence in the U.K. and U.S., in connection with its acquisition of a majority stake in the second-largest U.K. motorway service operator, which attracts an estimated 85 million motorway customers per annum.

Advised a SPAC on its Admission to the Standard Segment of the Main Market

Advised a SPAC on its admission to the standard segment of the Main Market.

Advised Magazine Publisher on Investment by Thai Developer

Advised a magazine publisher on investment from a leading Thai property developer.

£17.5 Million Return of Cash for AIM-Quoted Oil and Gas Exploration Company

Advised AIM-quoted oil and gas exploration company on the return of cash (approx. £17.5 million) to shareholders following a sale of its flagship Sugarloaf asset in Texas.

Advised Petrol Retailer on Dual Listing and €91.7 Million Fundraising

Advised petrol retailer on the English law aspects of its application to dual list on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange and ESM of the Irish Stock Exchange and contemporaneous €91.7 million placing.

$57.7 Million Placement to Fund Gold Mine Construction and Open Offer

Advised AIM-quoted gold mining company on its placing to raise $57.7 million to fund the construction of a gold mine in the Philippines and an open offer to eligible shareholders.

Advised on the Reverse Takeover of AIM-Quoted Natural Resources Company

Advised AIM-quoted natural resources company on its acquisition of mining company, Rule 9 whitewash and contemporaneous placing.

Advised on the Reverse Takeover of AIM-Quoted Oil and Gas Company and the Acquisition of U.S. Oil and Gas Assets

Advised AIM-quoted oil and gas company in its acquisition of oil and gas interests in Oklahoma. Equity fundraising and the contemporaneous reverse takeover.

Advised on the Public Takeover of an AIM-Quoted Mining and Exploration Company

Advised AIM-quoted international mining and exploration company in connection with the acquisition of all its outstanding securities by way of a scheme of arrangement under the laws of Bermuda.

Advised on the Mandatory Cash Offer of £35.76 million for an AIM-Quoted Gold Mining Company in the Philippines

Advised AIM-quoted mineral resources and exploration company in respect to a cash offer from an investment and business consulting group.

Advised on the Public Takeover of an AIM-Quoted Oil and Gas Company

Advised AIM-quoted investment company in respect of its takeover by an AIM-quoted oil and gas company by a scheme of arrangement under the laws of Guernsey.

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