Insights: June 2013

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Fladgate advises US based Flagship Foods on UK acquisition

Andrew Bessemer Clark, Grant Gordon |

Fladgate LLP has advised US based Flagship Food Group (Flagship Foods) on the acquisition of UK Atlantic Foods Group, Ltd (Atlantic Foods). The enlarged group supplies frozen, shelf-stable and fresh products into both retail and food service markets and also offers food packaging and logistic services and will have a combined turnover in excess of […]

Boxing clever: Controlling the dispute resolution process


‘You will observe the Rules of Battle, of course?’ the White Knight remarked, putting on his helmet too. ‘I always do’, said the Red Knight, and they began banging away at each other with such fury that Alice got behind a tree to be out of the way of the blows. Disputes in business are […]

Quarter Day - June 2013

Alison Mould |

Legal updates for all those involved in the real estate sector.

Winners announced in Constructing Excellence in London and the South East Awards 2013

Gillian Birkby, David Weare |

As a sponsor of the 2013 Constructing Excellence in London and the South East Awards, Fladgate is delighted to congratulate the winners. The highly coveted awards were presented at a gala dinner on 20 June, attended by more than 300 leading construction industry professionals. Client of the Year University of Reading Integration & Collaborative Working […]

Fladgate retains ranking in AIM advisers table

Grant Gordon |

Fladgate LLP has, again, retained a top 20 ranking in the Corporate Advisers Rankings Guide AIM table. In the latest issue, the firm is in joint 15th position having moved up two places, acting for 21 AIM companies. Fladgate works with and acts for a number of AIM companies and their nominated advisers and brokers, […]

Another helping of popcorn


Some readers may remember an earlier article which highlighted a dispute between Trebor Bassett/Cadbury and ADT Fire and Security. As a quick recap, ADT had designed a bespoke fire fighting system installed in a popcorn factory owned by a partnership which was a subsidiary of the confectioner Cadbury (Cadbury Partnership). When a fire started in […]

What is BIM?

Gillian Birkby |

As we all know, many good things have come to us from across the Big Pond, especially in the field of technology. The latest of these to affect real estate and construction is BIM – Building Information Modelling. This promises to revolutionise both the construction process and the subsequent management of the assets created. The […]

Fund marketing - the new regime

Ella Leonard, Edward Morgan, Charles Proctor |

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has published new rules and guidance on the promotion to retail investors of Unregulated Collective Investment Schemes (UCISs), and certain other schemes it deems similar (now collectively defined as non-mainstream pooled investments (NMPIs)). As a result, from 1 January 2014, the only retail investors to whom NMPIs may be promoted […]

Fladgate completes BPRA deal for Maven Capital

Julian Lewis, Amy Collins, Matthew Williams, Edward Morgan, Gary Smith, Charles Proctor |

The “Business Premises Renovation Allowance” (BPRA) tax relief scheme, which was due to expire in 2012 but subsequently extended until 2017, remains a popular development incentive. Fladgate LLP has advised on four transactions in quick succession that are intended to benefit from the availability of this relief. The transactions included advising Maven Capital Llandudno LLP […]

Fladgate acts for AIM listed Tri-Star Resources Plc on placing

David Robinson |

Fladgate LLP has acted for AIM listed Tri-Star Resources Plc (Tri-Star) on a placing, raising gross proceeds of £500,000 at 0.3 pence per ordinary share. Tri-Star also entered into a non-binding letter of intent for the acquisition of Portage Minerals Inc for an all share consideration of approximately £3.5m. Tri-Star is an independent mining company […]

Can I still get 100% tax relief with the BPRA?

Julian Lewis |

In this new anti-tax-avoidance era, when so many tax reliefs have been withdrawn, I’ve heard that investing in a Business Property Renovation Allowance scheme is one of the few remaining good opportunities for maxing your tax position. Is it true that you can get up to 100 per cent tax relief on the amount invested? […]

Fladgate advises Morria Biopharmaceuticals on trading of American Depositary Shares

Avram Kelman |

Fladgate LLP has advised Morria Biopharmaceuticals Plc (Morria) on the commencement of trading of Morria’s American Depositary Shares, representing its ordinary shares, on the OTC Bulletin Board in the United States. Morria is an emerging growth biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of first-in-class drugs, multi-functional non-steroidal, synthetic anti-inflammatory drugs. The commencement of trading of […]