Insights: February 2010

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Fladgate acts on the acquisition of Ila Security by AIM listed Baylon Holdings

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Fladgate LLP acted for Ila Security Limited and its founding shareholders on the acquisition of Ila by AIM listed, Jersey registered Baylon Holdings Limited, by way of a reverse takeover. Ila manufactures, markets and sells personal security devices for women. The acquisition will allow Ila to expand its UK market and assist its expansion in […]


Bullying at work

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The recent lurid allegations about bullying by the Prime Minister have given rise to many adverse headlines (despite the PM’s denials) and serve as a stark reminder to all employers as to the potential harm to hard earned reputations or brand images which claims for bullying and harassment can cause. This article sets out the […]


Brussels Regulation overrides US pending action

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In Catalyst Investment Group v Max Lewinsohn and Others [2009] EWHC 1964 (Ch) the defendants, who were domiciled in the UK, sought a stay of three sets of proceedings on the basis that the most appropriate forum was the Utah court, in the US, where there were pending actions between the same parties and involving […]


Fladgate acts on the sale and leaseback of The Queens Gate Hotel, Kensington

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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. The hotel, which is currently being refurbished, will be operated by Abba. The transaction included an option for re-acquisition of the property and an option […]


Contract administration – the cost of not keeping up to date

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Few in the construction industry are having an easy time of it in the current recession, and sub-contractors may be having a worse time than most. Those with long memories, however, may at least be grateful that one of the scourges of the 1990s’ recession – “pay-when-paid” clauses – are almost never seen any more. […]


Fladgate acts for Gü Rensow Limited on its £multi-million sale to Noble Foods

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Fladgate LLP has acted for Gü Rensow Limited (Gü), renowned for their melt in the middle chocolate puddings, on its £multi-million sale to Noble Foods, the UK egg producer and dessert manufacturer. Corporate partner Avram Kelman led the cross-departmental team advising Gü, assisted by IP partner Eddie Powell and tax partner Huw Witty. James Averdieck, […]