Charles Bremner

Counsel
Norton Rose Fulbright LLP

London
United Kingdom
T:+44 20 7444 5014
London
United Kingdom
T:+44 20 7444 5014
Charles Bremner

Charles Bremner

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Biography

Charles Bremner is a corporate lawyer based in London, with over 10 years' experience of UK and international cross-border M&A and joint ventures across a number of sectors, but with a focus on the infrastructure, real estate and transport sectors. 

Charles regularly advises on transactions which require large multidisciplinary teams across a number of jurisdictions and timezones. Charles also often advises clients on restructurings and general corporate advisory matters.

Since joining the practice in 2010, Charles has spent seven months on secondment in our Singapore office and four months in our Hong Kong office.


Professional experience

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MA (Oxon), St Catherine's College, University of Oxford, 2007
Graduate Diploma in Law, BPP Law School, 2008
Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice (LPC), BPP Law School, 2009
 

 

  • Solicitor, qualified in England & Wales 2012

M&A

  • SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. on the UK aspects of the announced sale of its Oil and Gas Engineering and Construction business to Kentech
  • Bombardier Inc. on its disposal of Short Brothers plc and select assets of Bombardier Aerostructures and Aftermarket Services Businesses to Sprit Aerosystems
  • AT&T on the international aspects of the disposal of 32 internet data centres in 9 countries to Brookfield for US$1.1 billion, including responsibility for coordinating counsel across all jurisdictions
  • Energizer Holdings, Inc. on the UK aspects of a number of M&A transactions, including its:
    • US$1.25 billion acquisition of Spectrum Brands' global auto care business and US$2 billion acquisition of Spectrum Brands' battery and portable lighting business
    • its sale of the European-based Varta® consumer battery business in the Europe, Middle East, and Africa regions to German-based VARTA Aktiengesellschaft with a total transaction value of approximately US$300 million including sale price and third party payments
  • Accolade Wines and Punch Taverns on the disposal of their respective interests in Matthew Clark (a 50-50 joint venture), a leading distributor to the UK on-trade drinks sector
  • BP plc – assisted with the sale of its LPG businesses in the UK, Netherlands, Turkey, Poland, Austria, Portugal and South Africa 
  • Endeavor Energy LLC – acted for the emerging markets specialist fund on its investment in, and support of the management team for, the $552 million Amandi Project in Aboadze, Ghana
  • Maersk Drilling A/S, a unit of A.P. Moller-Maersk, on its acquisition of a newbuild harsh environment jack-up rig, the Maersk Highlander, from Hercules Offshore Inc

Real Estate

  • SNIPUT – a Jersey registered property unit trust, on the acquisition from Allied London of No.1 Spinningfields, Manchester, a 300,000 sq ft, 20 storey tower, one of Manchester's largest and highest-valued office buildings.  SNIPUT comprises Schroders Real Estate, IImarinen (one of Finland's largest pension funds) and a Japanese bank
  • Deutsche Finance - in relation to its interests in the Olympia London Exhibition Centre
  • Europa Capital – on the acquisition of Barnard's Inn in London with Hobart Partners and on the corporate acquisition and restructuring of the group which owns the shopping centre known as Corby Town Centre

Transport

  • Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank on the establishment of a joint venture with Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank Limited to invest up to US$1 billion in senior secured ship mortgage loans
  • Major rail operators and aircraft leasing companies on proposed corporate acquisitions and disposals and other corporate aspects of their operations