UK: Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw Advises EMI iin £23 Million Acquisition of Mute
Last Updated: 20 May 2002

Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw’s Corporate Group has advised EMI Recorded Music in its acquisition of Mute, one of Europe's leading independent record companies, extending an existing licensing relationship that Mute has had with EMI's Virgin Records for over 15 years.

EMI will pay £23 million for Mute plus up to £19 million of potential performance-related payments, over a period of four years.

The Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw corporate team consisted of corporate partner Paul Maher who was assisted by Lauri-Lynn Pursall and Louise Cracknell.

Mute was advised by Tony Russell, Tony English and Alan Lander from Russells Solicitors.

For further information, please contact:

Paul Maher, Partner, Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw 020 7782 8740

Lauri-Lynn Pursall, Partner, Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw 020 7782 8153

Angela Woodruff, PR Manager, Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw 020 7782 8804

About Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw

  • Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw is the 10th largest law firm in the world with 13 offices worldwide, including representations in the world's major financial centres; London, Paris, Frankfurt and New York. Our London office consists of over 90 partners, 300 lawyers and a total staff of nearly 600. We deliver multi-jurisdictional advice to the world's leading companies, financial institutions and multinational businesses.
  • Internationally, the Corporate & Securities Group comprises of nearly 100 partners and 250 lawyers. The London Corporate Team is also one of the largest in the City, with 30 partners, over 140 lawyers and specialises in all aspects of corporate and commercial law: mergers & acquisitions; securities and capital markets including restructuring transactions and securities offerings in domestic, cross border and offshore markets.

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