Hotels
Legal Updates
14/01/2014
Any UK hotel operator who wishes to attract overseas investment into their business has two options. They can seek to have the investment by way of straight equity, or a mixture of equity and debt.
30/07/2013
HMRC have announced a “technical review” of BPRA legislation with a view to making their policy purpose even clearer, so that the relief will be easier for both claimants and HMRC to operate.
05/06/2013
In this new anti-tax-avoidance era, when so many tax reliefs have been withdrawn, is it true that investing in a Business Property Renovation Allowance scheme is one of the few remaining good opportunities for maxing your tax position?
29/01/2013
By 16 March of this year, the UK must implement an EU Directive which sets out tighter rules about what payment terms can be agreed between parties to a commercial (or B2B) contract, such as supply of goods or provision of services. This is aimed at tackling the problem for SMEs caused by public sector bodies and other large organisations taking a long time to pay suppliers.
03/08/2012
In November 2011 an administration clerk at Redbridge Magistrates’ Court in Essex, became the first individual to be convicted of a personal offence under the Bribery Act 2010 (the Act) when he was sentenced to three years’ imprisonment for bribery.
29/06/2012
When it comes to advancements in cloud computing, hoteliers remain unsure about the benefits and the risks.
29/02/2012
A Business Premises Renovation Allowance is available pursuant to a special regime that allows building owners to claim enhanced capital allowances on expenditure, that is incurred on unused commercial buildings to bring them back into commercial use.  Huw Witty and Julian Lewis assess how BPRA has been used to date and how it could usefully be extended.
26/01/2012
After being “positively outraged” at the way in which the Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust behaved, an employment tribunal awarded compensation of £4.5 million in December to Polish-born consultant Dr Eva Michalak.
16/01/2012
The long anticipated Olympic Games are finally arriving in London in July 2012.  Whilst many Londoners are excited at hosting such a prestigious sporting event, employers face legitimate concerns that disruption for staff and their day to day operations may spoil the occasion.
17/03/2011
There is little doubt that, despite some promising omens during 2010, times remain tough in the construction industry.  Sources of funding are still difficult to come by and, for those with cash available, there do not seem to be too many attractive investment opportunities.  There are, however, some interesting possibilities around.
19/04/2010
The Government has been working up proposals for a new levy (the Community Infrastructure Levy or CIL), to sit alongside section 106 agreements, for several years.  The Community Infrastructure Levy Regulations 2010 have now finally been adopted and came into effect on 6 April 2010.
17/12/2009
The 15% VAT rate comes to an end on 31 December.  With effect from 1 January, the rate will revert to 17.5%.  You might be wondering what happens to rent due on the December quarter day (25 December). Is it apportioned, so that the rent from 25 December to 31 December attracts VAT at 15%, while the rent from 1 January to 24 March is charged at 17.5%? 
11/12/2009
For a long time tribunal claims under the philosophical belief limb of the Employment Equality (Religion or Belief) Regulations 2003 had been few and far between. Two recent high-profile cases involving belief, first, in climate change and then in spiritualism have highlighted yet another issue that employers will need to be aware of.
04/11/2008
Smoke free legislation came into force in England and Wales on 1 July 2007. It affected most public places, including pubs and restaurants. Just over one year on, evidence indicates that many licensed premises are seeking to provide new areas for smokers by utilising pavement areas and beer gardens and providing shelters to make outdoor areas more attractive.
News and Deals
18/09/2014
Fladgate LLP advised hotel client Bashir Nathoo on the sale of a former office building which was converted and annexed to an existing Holiday Inn Express hotel to Redefine International.
03/09/2014
Fladgate LLP has advised Tritax on a £71m deal with Accor to purchase a portfolio of 13 UK hotels for its HotelInvest business.
27/08/2014
Fladgate LLP advised 4C Hotels on The Minories Estate in Aldgate, which has been granted planning consent for a mixed use scheme comprising over 500,000 square foot of development.
05/08/2014
Fladgate LLP has advised hotel owner-operator Lowy Group on the acquisition of the Queens Hotel Brighton.
23/07/2014
Fladgate LLP has acted for developer Medina Investments on the acquisition and funding of a development site on Clerkenwell Road, EC1. 
12/03/2014
Fladgate LLP has advised the management of UK hotel owner and operator Four Pillars Hotels in connection with the acquisition of the Four Pillars portfolio by a fund affiliated with Starwood Capital Group, a leading global private investment firm.
24/02/2014
Fladgate LLP has advised Berlin-based Cultuzz Digital Media GmbH on the acquisition of Recommended Hotels for an undisclosed amount.
25/11/2013
Fladgate LLP is delighted to announce the appointment of corporate partner Marc Sosnow from Teacher Stern LLP, where he was co-head of the firm’s Hotels Practice.
21/11/2013
Fladgate LLP has advised BSL3 Limited on the £18.5m sale of a prominent development site in Shoreditch, London.
14/11/2013
Fladgate LLP is delighted to announce the appointments of Field Fisher Waterhouse’s Head of Construction, Alan Woolston and construction solicitor, Chris Farrell, in a boost to its construction and projects team.
11/11/2013
Fladgate LLP has continued to be highly rated by Chambers Guide to the UK Legal Profession 2014, with a number of the firm's partners ranked as leading individuals.
29/10/2013
Fladgate is delighted that the following partners and consultants will feature as "Leaders in their Field" in the 2014 edition of Chambers Global - The World's Leading Lawyers for Business.
02/10/2013
Fladgate LLP is delighted that the recently launched 2013 edition of the Legal 500 Guide to the UK Legal Profession continues to rank the firm across the board.
23/09/2013
Fladgate LLP is delighted to have advised on the acquisition and subsequent disposal of La Suite West Hotel, Notting Hill.
11/06/2013
Fladgate LLP has recently advised Maven Capital Llandudno LLP on the development of a Travelodge in Llandudno in association with Maven Capital Partners Limited.
21/05/2013
Fladgate LLP has advised on four transactions in quick succession that are intended to benefit from the availability of the Business Premises Renovation Allowance tax relief scheme. The transactions included the developments of a Premier Inn in Wigan and a Hampton by Hilton in Newcastle upon Tyne.
14/05/13
Fladgate LLP has advised on the recently launched five star Hoax Hostel in Liverpool.
23/04/2013
Fladgate LLP has advised Sanguine Hospitality on the acquisition by Interstate Hotels & Resorts of Sanguine’s management platform.
22/03/2013
Fladgate LLP has advised Akkeron Hotels on an agreement with Choice Hotels which will see Choice operate nine of Akkeron’s hotels on a franchise basis.
15/02/2013
Fladgate LLP has advised Globex Fund Limited, a Bermuda fund, managed by a UK Plc, investing in a Dubai property through a Bermuda SPV, on the US$85m acquisition of a property for a hotel project in the Burj Khalifa District, Dubai.
15/01/2013
Fladgate LLP has advised 4C Hotel Group's Camden Lock and Earls Court LLP on the restructuring of the ownership and debt of the Holiday Inn Express, Earls Court.
05/12/2012
Fladgate LLP advised Downing LLP on the terms of a £3m loan to Southampton Hotel Developments Limited, a special purpose vehicle set up to build a new hotel and spa at Ageas Bowl, part of £40m redevelopment of Hampshire's international cricket ground.
03/12/2012
Fladgate is delighted that the following partners will feature as "Leaders in their Field" in the 2013 edition of Chambers Global - The World's Leading Lawyers for Business.
16/11/2012
Fladgate LLP has continued to be highly rated by Chambers Guide to the UK Legal Profession, 2013, with a number of the firm's partners ranked as leading individuals.
15/10/2012
Fladgate LLP is delighted that the recently launched 2012 edition of the Legal 500 Guide to the UK Legal Profession continues to rank the firm across the board.
18/09/2012
Fladgate LLP has advised long standing client Isle de France Group Limited (IdFG) on the negotiation of a management agreement with the Oetker Collection, the German hotel management group.
01/08/2012
Fladgate LLP has acted for Jamie Barber, bar and restaurant entrepreneur, on the opening of a new Hush restaurant in London. Hush Brasserie opened at High Holborn, on the site of a former Villandry restaurant.
02/07/2012
Fladgate LLP has advised the trustees on the £49.4 million refinancing of a fund structure, holding a portfolio of 13 hotels.
06/06/2012
Fladgate LLP has advised themuse.tv, a new fashion website, on the preparation of its terms and conditions and privacy policy.
30/04/2012
Fladgate LLP has acted for 4C Hotels Limited on the £32.5m purchase of The Minories Estate in Aldgate, London.  
19/04/2012
Fladgate LLP has advised Splendid Hotel Group on the sale of a £50 million hotel development site in London.  The site, to be known as Hilton Bankside, Southwark, has been purchased by Synergy Hotels LLP. 
05/03/2012
Fladgate LLP has recently advised Splendid Hotel Group on the £101m sale of their InterContinental London Westminster Hotel development.
09/01/2012
Fladgate LLP advised a group of private investors on the acquisition of Four Seasons Hotel, located in Regents Park, London. 
05/12/2011
Celebrity Chef Marco Pierre White has opened his Steakhouse Bar & Grill atop Birmingham's iconic Cube development.
16/11/2011
Fladgate LLP has advised Snow Hill Developments LLP on the development of Kennedy Tower in Snow Hill, Birmingham (also known as 1 Snow Hill Plaza).  The Tower will be developed into a Holiday Inn Express which will be managed by Fladgate client Sanguine Hospitality Limited under a franchise agreement from IHG.
08/11/2011
Fladgate LLP has, once again, been highly rated by the recently published Chambers Guide to the UK Legal Profession 2012, with a number of the firm’s partners ranked as leading individuals. 
24/10/2011
Fladgate is delighted that the following partners will feature as "Leaders in their Field" in the 2012 edition of Chambers Global - The World's Leading Lawyers for Business.
18/10/2011
Fladgate LLP is delighted to have achieved across the board rankings in the recently launched 2011 edition of the Legal 500 Guide to the UK Legal Profession.  The firm was ranked in 21 practice areas with 20 partners recommended in the editorial.
05/10/2011
Fladgate's hotel team is delighted to have been shortlisted for legal adviser of the year by the The IHIF Awards.  These new awards celebrate the achievers in the hotel investment community in Europe and will be presented at a Sponsors' Dinner held in London on 1st November 2011.
27/07/2011
Fladgate is delighted that 15 of its partners will feature as "Leaders in their Field" in the 2012 edition of Chambers UK – a Client’s Guide to the UK Legal Profession, due to be published in October 2011.
23/06/2011
Fladgate LLP has acted for Sojourn Hotels LLP on the purchase of a vacant retail site and workshop in Walmgate, York. 
03/05/2011
Fladgate LLP has advised Indian based Bird Group, a conglomerate of independent companies in the travel and technological arenas, on the acquisition and refinancing of The Royal Park Hotel.
23/02/2011
Fladgate LLP has acted for Akkeron Hotels Group Limited on the acquisition of ten hotels from the administrators of Butterfly Hotels Limited and Crowne Hotels Limited. 
20/01/2011
2010 was a busy year for Fladgate's cross-practice hotels team ending with the recent completion of three important hotel transactions.
03/11/2010
Fladgate LLP has, once again, been highly rated by the recently published Chambers Guide to the UK Legal Profession 2011, with a number of the firm’s partners ranked as leading individuals.
23/09/2010
Fladgate LLP is delighted that the recently launched 2010 edition of the Legal 500 Guide to the UK Legal Profession continues to rank the firm across the board.
17/02/2010
Fladgate LLP has acted for for Henzada BV, the Spanish Hotel Group and hotel operator Abba Queensgate Ltd, on the sale and leaseback of The Queens Gate Hotel in Kensington.
06/01/2010
Fladgate LLP has acted for newly formed company Akkeron Hotels Limited on the acquisition of the Folio hotel business and eight hotels from Mulbourn Limited. 
25/11/2009
Fladgate LLP has, once again, been highly rated by the recently published Chambers Guide to the UK Legal Profession 2010, with a number of the firm’s partners ranked as leading individuals.
20/10/2009
Fladgate LLP is delighted to announce the appointment of property partner James Fry. James joins from Finers Stephens Innocent, where he headed the firm’s hotels group.
16/09/2009
Fladgate LLP is delighted that the recently launched 2009 edition of the Legal 500 Guide to the UK Legal Profession continues to rank the firm across the board.
23/01/2009
Fladgate LLP has advised new company Mulbourn Limited on the management buy out of 18 Folio Hotels. The deal, which will buy the company out of administration, is expected to save 1,200 jobs around the country.
28/11/2008
Fladgate LLP has continued to be highly rated by Chambers Guide to the UK Legal Profession, 2009, with a number of the firm’s partners ranked as leading individuals.
09/10/2008
Fladgate LLP is delighted that the recently launched 2008 edition of the Legal 500 Guide to the UK Legal Profession continues to rank the firm across the board.
18/10/2007
Fladgate has advised RREEF Real Estate, part of the global alternative investment management business of Deutsche Bank's Asset Management division, on its £100m+ acquisition of the Four Pillars Hotel Group. This is RREEF's first investment in the UK regional hotel sector.
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20/02/2014
A summary of transactions and trends in 2013
08/07/2013
A summary of transactions and trends in 2013
07/11/2011
A review of hotel sector transactions and trends
11/03/2011
A review of hotel sector transactions and trends in 2010
07/03/2011
Updates for construction professionals
24/06/2010
Real estate updates
17/12/2009
Real estate updates
29/09/2009
Real estate updates
24/06/2009
Real estate updates
25/03/2009
Real estate updates
25/12/2008
Real estate updates
25/11/2008
Updates for construction professionals
29/09/2008
Real estate updates
24/06/2008
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