Jorge Vázquez

Ashurst advises Babcock on the sale of its aerial emergency services operations

Ashurst has advised Babcock International Group on the sale of its aerial emergency services business in order to provide medical services, firefighting and search and rescue to customers and communities in Spain, Italy, Portugal, Norway, Sweden and Finland.

Babcock is a british aerospace, defence and nuclear engineering services company based in London, England. It specialises in managing complex assets and infrastructure. The company has four operating sectors, with overseas operations based in Europe, Africa, North America, South America and Australia.

Ashurst advising team from Spain was formed by the partner, Jorge Vázquez (pictured), senior associate, Camilo Luna, and associate, Beatriz Aizpún. The corporate partners from the U.K that led the team were Jacob Gold and Markjan van Schaardenburgh, assisted by senior associate, Nick Lever, and associates, Matthew Vine, Gareth Mair, Ria Shah and Clara Yeo. The team from Italy was formed by the partners, Fabio Niccoli, Carloandrea Meacci and Elena Giuffrè and senior associate, Andrea di Rosa. French corporate law advice was provided by the partners, Noam Ankri, Anne Reffay and Jacques Dabreteau. Banking advice was provided by the partner Tim Rennie. The advise in relation to competition law matters was in charge of the partners, Denis Fosselard and Rafael Baena, and senior associates, Danica Barley and Giulia Carnazza. The partner, Christopher Bates, and senior associate, Richard Holmes, advised in relation to commercial law matters. Tax advice was provided by the partner, Tim Gummer, senior associate, Shayaan Zaraq Bari, and associate, Oliver Passmore. The partner, Ruth Buchanan, senior associate, Hannah Martin, and associate, Emily Bodger, advised in relation to employment law. The counsel, John Gordon, and senior associate, Rebecca Servian, also advised in relation to pension and incentive matters.  

EY’s Tax team in Spain has also been involved in the transaction advising Babcock International Group together with SaT and ITTS in the UK. partner Miguel Guillem has led the project at national level, together with senior manager Juan Manuel Ovando. The UK team is made up of SaT partners Matthew Vernon and Sacha Hilhorst, ITTS partners Peter Coulthard and Chris Galbraith and ITTS senior manager Callum Griffiths.

Irina Wakstein