Insights: August 2011

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Fladgate acts on sale of Japanese restaurant Sake No Hana to Hakkasan Ltd

Julian Lewis |

Fladgate LLP has acted for Jamie Barber, bar and restaurant entrepreneur and owner of Hush, and his co-shareholders on the sale of the high-end Japanese restaurant Sake No Hana to Hakkasan Ltd for an undisclosed sum. Olswang LLP acted for Hakkasan. This transaction was the second time Fladgate has acted for Mr Barber, having been […]

AIM Higher

David Robinson |

AIM statistics have made rather depressing reading in the last couple of years. A recent FT poll of AIM nominated advisors (nomads) found the majority expected the number of IPOs this year to fall under 40 – and more than 40% of the nomads polled expected the total number of AIM companies to fall to […]

Takedown: no more case by case

Eddie Powell |

A couple of UK court cases have looked at how an intermediary – such as an internet service provider (ISP) or on-line marketplace (e.g. eBay) – can be forced to take sweeping action to stop infringement of intellectual property rights taking place through their services. IP owners have been able to use “takedown” procedures against […]

Tax efficient investments for German investors

Andrew Kaufman, Alex Kaufmann |

This article gives interesting insights into tax structuring opportunities for German investors in the United Kingdom. Fladgate LLP is one of the market leaders in providing English legal advice to German companies, institutions and high net worth individuals on their investments or business interests in the UK. We have a multidisciplinary team which can advise […]

Fladgate advises on launch of two Enterprise Zone funds

Ella Leonard |

The government has, this week, announced locations for eleven new Enterprise Zones in England with the aim of boosting local growth and creating over 30,000 new jobs by 2015. Fladgate has considerable experience of Enterprise Zones, having most recently advised long-standing client, FSA regulated sponsor, Tritax Securities LLP, on the closure of two Enterprise Zone […]

Fladgate obtains successful judgment for against RBS


Fladgate client, Limited, has obtained a successful judgment against Royal Bank of Scotland PLC, with the court declaring that the bank was not entitled to pay out under a standby letter of credit which it issued to a German wholesaler. The Mercantile Court held that documents presented by the wholesaler did not comply with […]

Get your security!


Mr Lawrence wished to carry out excavations on his land at Sandbanks. The excavations did not adjoin a party wall but were within six metres of his boundary. The Party Wall etc. Act 1996 extends to cover certain excavations within three or six metres of a party boundary (depending on depth), and so Mr Lawrence […]

Fladgate advises on the sale of a majority stake in Sports International

David Robinson |

Fladgate LLP has advised Sports International Limited (Sports International), the providers of a sport related social networking site, and its major shareholders, on the sale of a majority stake in Sports International to Convers Sports Initiatives Plc, an international sports, media and entertainment company. The team also provided advice on the entering into a shareholders […]

The Tenancy Deposit Protection Scheme - when landlords can face penalties


The Tenancy Deposit Protection Scheme was introduced on 6 April 2007. The scheme affords protection to those deposits paid as security for the tenant’s obligations under the terms of an assured shorthold tenancy (AST). The Tenancy Deposit Protection Scheme was set up to safeguard tenancy deposits, provide for the imposition of sanctions for failure to […]

Fladgate advises on New World AIM placing

Grant Gordon |

Fladgate LLP has advised the broker, Shore Capital Stockbrokers Limited, and nominated advisor, Beaumont Cornish Ltd, on a secondary placing for New World Oil and Gas plc (New World), acquirers of interests in oil and gas assets. New World raised £3m via a placing of 50,000,000 ordinary shares. Fladgate advised Shore Capital and Beaumont Cornish […]

Droit de suite


The reports last week of the decision of the Paris High Court regarding the droit de suite (aka artist’s resale right) on the sale of certain paintings by Salvador Dali are a reminder of what is coming our way. In less than five months the scheme will be extended to the UK, for deceased artists, […]

Fladgate defends international contractor Van Oord


Fladgate LLP has successfully represented Van Oord UK Limited (Van Oord), a leading international contractor specialising in dredging, marine engineering and offshore oil, gas and wind projects, against a claim brought by Mouchel Limited (Mouchel), a consulting and business services group. Mouchel was sued by Kier Group (Kier), a construction company, for £1.2 million in […]