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London, 17 November 2020 – Hogan Lovells has advised The Felix Project on a pro bono basis on its acquisition of FareShare’s London operations. The deal makes Felix, already London’s biggest distributor of surplus food, the largest end-to-end food redistribution charity in Europe.
A key component of the deal was FareShare’s food distribution centre in Deptford. Acquiring the food distribution centre will allow Felix to increase its food distribution capacity by 100 tonnes a week. As part of the deal Felix and FareShare also entered into a network collaboration agreement which will underpin an ongoing partnership between the two charities.
David Hudd, senior counsel at Hogan Lovells (and its former Deputy CEO), commented: “The Felix Project tackles two major problems in today’s society – poverty and food waste. This deal will allow both charities to deliver food more effectively to those with the greatest need in London.”
The Hogan Lovells Corporate & Finance team advising the Felix Project was led by David Hudd and Karla Dudek (counsel), supported by David Horan (senior associate), Tom Spooner (associate) and Joseph Platt (associate). The wider team also included Oliver Chamberlain (partner, Real Estate), Sahira Khwaja (partner, Intellectual Property, Media & Technology), Nicola Fulford (partner, Global Regulatory), Philip Harle (partner, Tax), Ed Bowyer (partner, Employment), Linda Ruan (associate, Employment), and Katie Banks (partner, Pensions).
FareShare was advised by FieldFisher whose team was led by Mark Nash (partner) supported by Karen McGinley (senior associate) and Keon Stewart (solicitor).