K&L Gates Advises easyProperty on GPEA Merger
Jon Cooke, chief executive of the newly combined business, stated: “We recognise the market requires and demands both online products and traditional methods. This newly merged business is the convergence of traditional estate agency and online.”
The K&L Gates team advising on the transaction was led by relationship partner Paul Tetlow and also included corporate associates Robert Boughey and Kathryn Jarvis, corporate trainee Tom Dunn, tax partner Giles Bavister, tax senior associate David Jacob, licensing senior associate Andrew Gilchrist, and data protection associate Noirin McFadden.
“K&L Gates has a long tradition acting for technology driven businesses, going back to the origins of the firm,” commented Tetlow. “This combination of an online and a traditional estate agency business creates a compelling proposition for customers and we are delighted to have played a key role in making it happen.”
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