Related Professionals: James F. Wilkinson Stephen Mooney Ravi Pattani Pamela Bird Emma Jones Eleanor Crawford-Drake Nicholas Rock Laurence G. Rees Jess Hartley Adam Hedley Marjorie C. Holmes Philip Thomas Catrin McHugh

Global law firm Reed Smith has advised Nobia, the leading European kitchen manufacturer, on its £32 million purchase of two UK kitchen businesses, Commodore and CIE Kitchens.

Commodore and CIE are active in the private developer market, designing, manufacturing and installing mid/high-end kitchens in the south-east of England.

The Reed Smith team was led by corporate partners James Wilkinson and James Cross. This is the second acquisition that Reed Smith London has advised Nobia on, the first being the purchase of Rixonway Kitchens, which completed in December 2014.

James Wilkinson, Reed Smith corporate partner, commented:

“We are delighted to have helped Nobia with its second UK acquisition in 12 months. The client was delighted with the service it received across a variety of departments and we look forward to further developing the Reed Smith/Nobia relationship in 2016.”

The full cross-practice team included: partners James Wilkinson and James Cross, associates Stephen Mooney, Ravi Pattani and Pamela Bird, and trainees Ellie Nugent and Emma Jones, all in corporate; Annette Beresford and Brett Rawlings (tax); Nick Rock and Adam Hedley (energy); Catrin McHugh and Jess Hartley (real estate); Laurence Rees and Amy Ferrington (employment); Manjinder Basi (pensions); Philip Thomas (IP/data protection); and Marjorie Holmes and Roch Glowacki (competition).

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