Insights: September 2012

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Quarter Day - September 2012

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Legal updates for the real estate industry.


Potential new route to the London IPO market for high-growth companies

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On 20 September 2012, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) announced that it had developed a set of proposals with the London Stock Exchange to introduce a new route to the UK IPO market for high-growth companies, particularly internet and technology companies, aimed at providing a “launch pad” for companies seeking a full […]


Fladgate advises offshore trust on £38.5m property sale

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Fladgate LLP has advised an offshore trust on the sale of a prominent Belgravia property. The sale of the property, for a consideration of £38.5m, was structured as a corporate sale and the structure was purchased by a Middle Eastern based buyer. Real estate partner Gideon Dabby-Joory and corporate partner Avram Kelman led the cross […]


Consultation on Vulnerable Beneficiary Trusts

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On 17 August 2012, the government set out their proposals on vulnerable beneficiary trusts in a new consultation. The consultation seeks views on (i) how best to define a vulnerable beneficiary for tax purposes and (ii) proposed changes to remove inconsistencies between different tax regimes in the qualifying conditions for vulnerable beneficiary trusts. What are […]


Fladgate advises luxury hotel group Isle de France

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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. Under the agreement, Oetker will manage Isle de France, the luxury hotel on St Barths in the French West Indies. The Oetker Collection also took an […]


Fladgate advises Taylor and Francis Group on publishing acquisition

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Fladgate LLP has advised Taylor and Francis Group, leading academic publishers owned by Informa UK Limited, on the acquisition of Hachette UK’s Health Science and Higher Education portfolios. The Health Sciences portfolio publishes leading textbooks and series focused on education, training and the career needs of medical students and professionals and the Higher Education portfolio […]


Fladgate advises on the creation of new investment vehicle for Marchmont

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Fladgate LLP’s investment funds group has advised investment managers, Marchmont Investment Management Limited (Marchmont), on the creation of a new £10m investment vehicle, together with the asset purchase of Warwick House, Buckingham Palace Road, London. Warwick House is a multi-let property consisting of office and retail space. Fladgate partners Ella Leonard and Philip Turner led […]


Rethinking software licensing

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The recent Oracle judgment could trigger a radical change of approach to the resale and licensing of computer software, with implications going beyond narrow technology circles. If you are not intimately acquainted with copyright law and competition law, then it is possible that you may have missed the decision of the European Court of Justice […]