Legal 500 rank Fladgate across the board

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Fladgate LLP is delighted that the recently launched 2012 edition of the Legal 500 Guide to the UK Legal Profession continues to rank the firm across the board.

Commercial contracts – Recommended
“Fladgate LLP’s team specialises in operational matters and commercial agreements across a wide range of sectors, and is led by e-business and IT expert Eddie Powell. It assisted Cambridge Assessment with the transfer of its outsourcing for personalised print production, and acted for Hitachi Zosen Inova AG in the design and construction of energy-from-waste plants throughout the UK. The team also advised a leading medical professional body in negotiations with Premium Credit, a Bank of America subsidiary, relating to a multimillion-pound subscription credit scheme. Procurement and outsourcing specialist Anthony Lee is recommended, and Andrew Kaufman has an extensive international client base.”

Flotations: small and mid-cap – Recommended
“Fladgate LLP ‘always provides good service on competitive terms’. The ‘diligent, tenacious and practical’ David Robinson has ‘a very deep understanding of commercial and legal issues’, and recently advised BidTimes on its re-admission to AIM as Powerhouse Energy Group.”

M&A: smaller deals – Recommended
“Fladgate LLP ‘consistently outperforms the competition’ on deals, for a largely entrepreneurial client base. In 2011 it advised Abriand Limited on its £20m takeover of Blanc Brasserie. David Robinson is ‘extremely intelligent, has huge knowledge and experience’.”

Gaming and betting – Recommended
“Fladgate LLP advised on a number of acquisitions in the sector in 2011. Grant Gordon is recommended.”

Banking litigation – Recommended
“At Fladgate LLP, Paul Howcroft’ team is acting for a high-net-worth Saudi in a claim for the mis-selling of leveraged structured notes.”

Commercial litigation – Recommended

Corporate restructuring and insolvency – Recommended
“Fladgate LLP’s team head Jeremy Whiteson is ‘very commercial, pragmatic and streetwise’.”

Employment – Recommended
“Clients of Fladgate LLP include Force India Formula One and Green Pilgrim. It advised the latter on its acquisition of Plymouth Argyle FC from its administrators, led by practice head Nick Tsatsas.”

Professional negligence – Recommended

Personal tax, trusts and probate – Recommended
“Fladgate LLP’s Antonia Brandes is well known for property tax structuring, and David Way has a superb reputation for advising entrepreneurs on international philanthropic giving.”

Commercial property – Recommended
“Fladgate LLP ‘excels in giving clients substantially more partner time’. The team advised on the sale of the Dalton Park retail outlet centre in Durham, and advised Esporta on the £179m sale of a portfolio of freehold and long-leasehold racquet clubs. Allen Cohen and the ‘outstanding’ Philip Turner are recommended, as is Mark Saunders, whose ‘understanding of complex leases is as good as it gets’.”

Development – Recommended

Investment – Recommended

Hotels & Leisure – Recommended

Construction – Recommended
“Renewable energy projects are Fladgate LLP’s forte. The group defended Hitachi Zosen Inova against a £1.8m claim by a contractor relating to an energy-from-waste plant. Gillian Birkby leads the practice, which was joined by David Weare from Davies Arnold Cooper LLP.”

Planning – Recommended
“Fladgate LLP’s planning practice is ‘developing a strong reputation’ in the London market, and team head Mark Harnett has an ‘excellent grasp of strategic issues’. The group is advising University of East London on applications for a new campus and library.”

Property finance – Recommended
“Fladgate LLP’s property finance practice provides a ‘very good overall service’, and has gained several significant new clients following Richard Reubens arrival from Macfarlanes LLP. The team acted for Weston Homes as borrower on the rearrangement of its group financing. Kim McMurray is recommended.”

Property litigation – Recommended
“Fladgate LLP provides ‘clear’ and ‘pragmatic’ advice, and acts for clients including Odeon Cinemas. Janet Keeley and Alison Mould are noted for their advice on matters ranging from vacant possession to easements.”

IT & Telecoms – Recommended
“Fladgate LLP acts for clients such as CryptoCard, Sovereign Business Integration and Cambridge Assessment in IT transactions, providing ‘good, pragmatic advice at a competitive price’.

Media and Entertainment – Recommended
“Fladgate LLP’s ‘pragmatic and responsive’ practice head Lawrence Abramson represented News International in a dispute with games company Double G Communications, and is advising the producer of Monty Python and the Holy Grail in a dispute over proceeds from Spamalot. Eddie Powell is acting for Devilfish, and David Robinson advised social networking site Sports International on its sale to Convers Sports Initiatives.”

Sport – Recommended
“Fladgate LLP has a significant motor sport practice, but also notably advised Green Pilgrim on its takeover of Plymouth Argyle FC.”

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