Insights: October 2006

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Sale of DT Electronics Ltd

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International law firm Fladgate has advised the Shareholders of DT Electronics Ltd on the sale of its shares to American based Nu Horizons Electronics Corp (NASDAQ: NUHC), a leading global distributor of advanced technology semiconductor, display and system solutions, for an undisclosed sum. DT Electronics Ltd, a franchised technical distributor of electronic components, based in […]


Fladgate assists Xchanging Ltd's expansion

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Fladgate, has advised Xchanging Ltd, the business processing services company on the acquisition of Ferguson Snell & Associates, a market leader in immigration services for an undisclosed figure. Xchanging Ltd specialises in outsourcing solutions across a variety of industries with a particular emphasis on human capital. The acquisition further strengthens Xchanging’s international HR capabilities, by […]


Trading names to ensure a bright future

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I have recently started a new software company and before doing so did a lot of homework. I’ve registered the company and created a new website and thought I was doing everything by the book in protecting the brand. However, I’ve just received a letter accusing my company of “passing off” as another company. What […]


Reforms to the law of distress

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For centuries, landlords have enjoyed the right to “distrain”, or seize, their tenants’ goods and sell them to recover arrears of rent. The right has evolved gradually and has been supplemented by numerous statutes, some of which themselves date back more than 300 years. This has made the law in this area difficult to follow, […]


Sale & leaseback of Tesco distribution unit

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Leading law firm Fladgate has advised a private Middle Eastern Family trust on the acquisition of a Tesco distribution unit worth in excess of £24m. The unit, which is located in Magor, Wales was newly built and occupied by Tesco. The transaction, which involved a sale and leaseback to Tesco was handled by a team […]


£30m acquisition of Somerfield properties

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Fladgate has advised a private Middle Eastern Family trust on the £30m acquisition of eleven properties let to Somerfield. The portfolio of properties is located throughout the UK; from Southampton in the south to Dunbar in the north. The sale and leaseback transaction to Somerfield involved Fladgate putting together a cross departmental team of property […]


£50m disposal of University accommodation for international investors

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Fladgate has advised an international group of investors on the sale of student accommodation at the University of Huddersfield, for a consideration of c.£50m. The deal involves the sale of Storthes Hall and Ashenhurst student villages which provide over 1700 student beds and ancillary commercial uses in two locations. The Fladgate team was led by […]