MH International

Friday 4th October, 2013

Marriott Harrison LLP continues to grow its international offering across all departments and below are some recent examples of Marriott Harrison LLP’s international work.


The Corporate Department continues to advise on a large number of international transactions. This includes acting for:

  • a Brazilian multinational energy corporation on the closure of its ESEP Branch in London;
  • the Brazilian Aeronautical Commission in Europe on various cross border purchase contracts for the supply of goods and services to the Brazilian Air Force;
  • a global educational provider in connection with the creation of a new Luxemburg based schools fund;
  • a Seattle based technology company on further elements of the “Cut the Rope” mobile app game;
  • an individual from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in respect of the sale of a BVI company which was a special purpose vehicle owning property in London;
  • iconic Brazilian Fashion Designer, Daniella Helayel on her departure from Issa London Limited;
  • a private equity house on obtaining Sharia compliant acquisition finance from The Bank of London and The Middle East plc in relation to the purchase of a neuro-rehabilitation business;
  • a private equity fund in its secured borrowing arrangements with a German investor;
  • the sellers of an English company specialising in IT cloud solution Google applications to a venture capital backed purchaser incorporated in Delaware;
  • an oil and gas exploration company on its listing on the AIM market. The company has key assets in Oman, Zambia and Namibia and the offer document was made available to investors in the U.A.E.;
  • the selling management on the sale of a well known coffee brand company to a major Swedish coffee roaster;
  • a long standing venture capital fund client on its sale of the largest owner of digital rights in the U.K. to a Swedish media firm; 
  • A BVI holding company in its mezzanine fundraising with investors based in Gilbraltar, South Africa and the U.K.

Commercial and Media

The Commercial and Media Department has advised:

  • a British rock band in connection with a breach of contract dispute regarding a performance cancellation in Nepal;
  • a long standing, independent film making client on its international distribution of movies;
  • an independent book publisher on a copyright infringement matter in Germany;
  • an Israeli online technology company on various IP licences with a number of U.K. based archives;
  • a New York based nightclub on a passing off and trade mark infringement matter in the U.K.;
  • an AIM listed digital content provider in connection with a rights ownership dispute over its global classical music range;
  • the Nike Foundation on its ongoing Girl Hub initiative in Ethiopia; and
  • a U.K. based recording, repackaging, and rights distributor regarding its overseas licences.

Dispute Resolution

MH Dispute Resolution has been:

  • advising a well-known Japanese manufacturing entity on the effect of contractual hardship clauses;
  • advising a major Far East commodities trading company in respect of the recovery of a debt under a loan agreement which included an arbitration clause (the judgment in this matter, awaiting approval by the Judge, is expected to have a significant affect on the drafting of loan agreements); and
  • advising the French purchaser of a luxury yacht which burst into flames on its first major voyage.

Real Estate

The MH Real Estate Department has acted for:

  • a Malaysian Bank based in Kuala Lumpur, on its ongoing secured lending transactions in the U.K.


The MH Employment Department has acted for:

  • the Brazilian Embassy on a number of contentious and non-contentious matters.

Conferences and Events

In October 2013, Duncan Innes, Andrew Wigfall and Peter Curnock will be attending the International Bar Association conference in Boston, the world’s largest meeting of lawyers.

Hugh Gardner

MH Corporate