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International Litigation in London - November 2009

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Developments relating to litigation and arbitration in London.  


Options and share based incentives

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In the light of proposed tax increases, and the current economic climate, this is an ideal time for companies to consider setting up share option plans and other share based incentive arrangements. Brief details of possible tax efficient structures are set out later in this article. Depending on the exact structure adopted some or all […]


Fladgate continues to be highly rated by Chambers guide to the legal profession 2010

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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. Banking Litigation – Recommended Commentary: The team’s highlight work includes advising on the repossession of a number of aircraft for Hitachi Capital, and representing […]


Construction newsletter - November 2009

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Legal updates for those involved in the construction sector.


Selecting a jurisdiction clause

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A complex transaction to purchase derivatives involved various contracts with various jurisdiction clauses. In UBS AG & Anor v HSH Nordbank AG [2009] EWCA Civ 585 the respondent had brought proceedings in New York claiming that the applicant made fraudulent misrepresentations which induced the transaction, but earlier that day, the appellant had issued proceedings in […]


Fladgate helps Force India F1 Team win off the track

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Fladgate LLP has acted for Force India F1 Limited (Force India), the formula one team in a sponsorship dispute with Etihad Airways and Aldar Properties (Etihad/Aldar). In April 2007, the team entered into a three year, US$20m, title sponsorship deal with Etihad/Aldar. In October 2007, the team was bought by a consortium headed by Indian […]


Tesco Bank signs up for 100,000 sq ft at Quorum Business Park, Newcastle

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Fladgate LLP has acted for the landlord on the lease of a building to Tesco Bank at the Quorum Business Park in Newcastle. The landlords, an investor syndicate and a new client for the Fladgate property team, have leased the 100,000 sq ft site on a 15 year term. Tesco will base its new insurance […]


Unforeseen risks

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Just before lunchtime on 19 August 2009, a 15-foot high plate glass window slipped out of its frame in a building in Old Broad Street in the City of London. Unfortunately, the window was on the 17th floor of the building and it fell into the street below, where it somehow missed a group of […]