Legal 500 continues to rank Fladgate across the board


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Fladgate LLP is delighted that the recently launched 2013 edition of the Legal 500 Guide to the UK Legal Profession continues to rank the firm across the board.

Commercial contracts – Recommended
“Fladgate LLP gives ‘practical and down-to-earth advice’. It continues to act for Zurich-based Hitachi Zosen Inova in relation to the design and construction of energy-from-waste plants throughout the UK, and recently assisted new fashion website Muse on preparing its terms and conditions and privacy policy. It also advised Pussy Drinks Ltd on a new US distribution agreement for an energy drink. Lead partner Eddie Powell specialises in IP, technology and commercial law.”

Flotations: small and mid-cap – Recommended
“At Fladgate LLP, David Robinson acted for longstanding client Toumaz, a wireless technology pioneer, in a £11.2m share placing. Grant Gordon advised Premier African Minerals on its AIM listing.”

M&A: smaller deals – Recommended
“Highlights for Fladgate LLP’s transactional practice included acting for academic publisher Taylor and Francis Group on its acquisition of Hachette UK’s health science and higher education portfolios. Grant Gordon heads the 14-partner team.”

Corporate crime (including fraud, bribery and corruption) – Recommended
Sophia Purkis is ranked as a leading individual

Fraud: civil – Recommended

Fraud: white collar crime – Recommended
Sophia Purkis is ranked as a leading individual

Gaming and betting – Recommended
“Fladgate LLP was appointed to advise GGVL on the property aspects of its provisional licence to run a new casino in Bath. Grant Gordon is recommended.”

Banking litigation – Recommended
“Fladgate LLP’s ‘team has a wealth of knowledge and experience’. It was instructed by a former director of Hertie, and its wholly owned subsidiary, in a dispute concerning the extension of funding by GMAC Commercial Finance under a facility agreement. Paul Howcroft is department head, and Paul Leese has ‘good strategic vision’.”

Commercial litigation – Recommended
“Fladgate LLP was instructed by a former director of Hertie, and its wholly owned subsidiary, in a claim concerning the extension of funding by GMAC under a facility agreement. Simon Ekins heads the department.”

Corporate restructuring and insolvency – Recommended
“At Fladgate LLP, team head Jeremy Whiteson takes a ‘calm but direct approach’.”

Employment – Recommended
“Fladgate LLP’s service is ‘of an excellent quality’. Practice head Nick Tsatsas is recommended. Daniel Wise joined from K&L Gates LLP in November 2012.”

Professional negligence – Recommended

Personal tax, trusts and probate – Recommended
“Fladgate LLP’s six-partner team is ‘very approachable, and gets to the point quickly’. Helena Luckhurst is ‘ultra-efficient’.”

Commercial property – Recommended
“Fladgate LLP added four new partners including Gideon Dabby-Joory from Howard Kennedy and the highly rated Stephen Lewis from Finers Stephens Innocent LLP. The team acted for the seller on the £36m sale of Dalton Park, and its retail and hotels work is growing. Allen Cohen, Philip Turner and Mark Saunders are recommended.”

Development – Recommended

Investment – Recommended

Retail – Recommended

Hotels & Leisure – Recommended

Construction – Recommended
“Fladgate LLP’s group head Gillian Birkby is a health and safety expert and German speaker Alan Erwin is recommended for renewable energy projects. David Weare represents facilities management providers.”

Planning – Recommended
“Fladgate LLP acted for British Steel Pension Fund in appealing successfully against a refusal of planning permission for a mixed-use development in London. Mark Harnett heads the team.”

Property finance – Recommended
“Fladgate LLP ‘excels in giving clients substantially more partner time’. It advised 4C Hotel Group’s Camden Lock and Earls Court on the restructuring of the ownership and debt of the Holiday Inn Express in Earls Court. Other clients include Bank of Ireland, Close Brothers and Clydesdale Bank. Kim McMurray and Richard Reuben are recommended.”

Property litigation – Recommended
“Fladgate LLP appointed Thekla Fellas, formerly of DAC Beachcroft LLP, as practice head in July 2013. The ‘very commercially sound’ team head Alison Mould is an experienced landlord and tenant litigator, and recently advised Odeon Cinemas on a ‘keep open’ clause. Jonathan Hibberts handles professional negligence disputes.”

IT & Telecoms – Recommended
“Fladgate LLP handles commercial IT matters for BGO Entertainment, Episys and Digital Cinema Media, among others. Eddie Powell is now the key contact”

Media and Entertainment – Recommended
“Represented former Indian Premier League commissioner Lalit Modi in high-profile libel actions. Eddie Powell is acting for Devilfish, and David Robinson advised Taylor and Francis Group on the acquisition of Hachette UK’s health, science and higher education portfolios.”

Sport – Recommended
“Fladgate LLP’s motor sports team is pursuing copyright infringement and design-related claims for Sahara Force One India. Mark Buckley heads the team. Construction expert David Weare joined from Olswang LLP.”

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