Williams F1’s Majority Interest In Williams Advanced Engineering Limited Disposal

Gowling WLG has advised Williams F1. EMK was represented by Vedder Price LLP.

Williams F1 established WAE in 2011 as an embryonic start up. It has since grown this to a business with many clients across multiple sectors and a workforce of more than 300 people based at Grove in Oxfordshire.

This transaction encompassed not just core sale and purchase elements but the more future-looking partnering aspects covering key matters. This includes governance and control of WAE, commercial services agreements, branding and property, reflecting the continuing relationship anticipated between WAE and the wider Williams Group.

Williams F1, currently racing in Formula One as ROKiT Williams Racing, is a British Formula One motor racing team and constructor. It was founded by team owner Sir Frank Williams and automotive engineer Sir Patrick Head.

Gowling WLG Corporate partner Stuart Young (Picture) led the transaction, supported by Max Moore (Principal Associate, Corporate); Lottie Brewster (Associate, Corporate); Charlotte Catton (Trainee Solicitor, Corporate); Alexi Markham (Principal Associate, Commercial), Charlotte Swift (Associate, Commercial); Luke Kempton (Partner, IP), Christopher Freeth (Principal Associate, IP), Daniel Phillips (Trainee Solicitor, IP), Tom Rank (Principal Associate, Tax); and Phil Clissitt (Partner, Real Estate) and Kristian Rogers (Partner, Public Companies).

Involved fees earner: Lottie Brewster – Gowling WLG; Phil Clissitt – Gowling WLG; Christopher Freeth – Gowling WLG; Luke Kempton – Gowling WLG; Alexi Markham – Gowling WLG; Max Moore – Gowling WLG; Tom Rank – Gowling WLG; Kristian Rogers – Gowling WLG; Stuart Young – Gowling WLG;

Law Firms: Gowling WLG;

Clients: Williams F1 – ROKiT Williams Racing;