International legal practice Osborne Clarke has advised the shareholders of Mabway, a defence sector simulation and training specialist, on its disposal to Ottowa-based military training, tactical equipment and support service provider Calian Group.

Mabway works with defence sector clients to manage large-scale specialist role-playing environments which simulate real-world training and provide technical engineering education for naval and maritime communities. The company has been a leader in this space for twenty years, working with clients out of its several UK offices and offering services across Europe and the Middle East.

Anne O'Reilly, Managing Director and co-founder of Mabway, said: 

Damocles and everyone else we worked with at OC was very helpful and easy to work with, making a stressful process flow and giving us a sense of security throughout.  The team was hugely knowledgeable with a wealth of experience. We would strongly recommend the team to anyone.


Damocles Merry, Partner at Osborne Clarke, said: We're thrilled to have been able to support the shareholders from start to finish of this transaction. The culture that Anne, Mark and the rest of the management at Mabway have created shone throughout, making a successful completion all the more pleasing.

The Osborne Clarke team advising on this deal was led by Damocles Merry, Hannah Maidment and Peter Coyle (Corporate); Anika Chandra and Rhiannon Jones (Incentives); Helena Zaba and Mathew Oliver (Corporate tax); Chris Wrigley (Global Compliance); Alice Spicer Edwards and Leanne Coates (Human Capital); Marc Shrimpling and Lucy Elliot (Regulatory - NSIA); Ricky Takhar (Property); and Georgina Graham and Niall Shields (Data).

Osborne Clarke is a recognised industry leader in the defence sector, providing a comprehensive service that provides critical legal support to companies at all levels in the supply-chain. The team has a detailed understanding of the issues facing businesses in the sector, and works in partnership with clients to deliver focused support while also leveraging our tech expertise.

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