Links, Weil lead on Woolworths online relaunch
Linklaters and Weil Gotshal & Manges have taken the lead roles on a deal that will see the iconic brand of Woolworths relaunched online. Sir David and Sir Freddie Barclay, the owners of The Daily Telegraph, have stepped in to save the Woolworths brand, along with its children's clothing label Ladybird, with plans to relaunch them as an online business through Shop Direct (formerly Littlewoods Home Shopping) for an undisclosed sum.The Barclay brothers turned to regular UK advisers Weil Gotshal & Manges and private equity partner Marco Compagnoni (pictured), who led a team which included intellectual property (IP) partner Barry Fishley, associate Alicia Speake and trainee Christopher Oliver.
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