Insights: September 2016

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Bunzl Plc acquires Tri-Star Packaging Limited

Graham Spitz, Gemma Grunewald, Gavin Whitney, Mike Tremeer, Adrian Mawlabaux |

Fladgate LLP has acted for the shareholders of Tri-Star Packaging Limited in relation to its sale to Bunzl Plc, the international distribution and outsourcing Group. Tri-Star Packaging, which is based near London and has three other branches in England and Scotland, is principally engaged in the distribution of food packaging and foodservice products as well […]

Sport governance needs immediate shake-up

James Earl |

Sam Allardyce’s demise as England manager has given him the dubious honour of having the shortest career in the post – albeit with the best-ever winning percentage – and allegations of improper conduct have been made against eight current and former Premier League managers. Beyond English football, the essence of sport has been rocked to […]

Insurance and financing – how to avoid delay in getting your hands on the folding stuff

Jenny Sargeant |

More and more across the industry we find the most painful negotiations (whether you are a borrower, a lender or their lawyers!) centre around insurance.  There are a number of reasons why this is the case.  But with an awareness of these issues insurance can be dealt with in a collaborative way at the beginning […]

Quarter Day - September 2016

Alison Mould |

Updates for real estate professionals

2016 Legal 500 ranks Fladgate across the board

Amy Collins, Graham Spitz, Richard Kaufman, Gillian Birkby, Alan Wetterhahn, Mark Harnett, Avram Kelman, Michael McCartney, Nigel Gordon, Paul Airley, Gideon Dabby-Joory, Alexander Wildschütz, Mark Buckley, Janet Keeley, Alison Mould, Mike Tremeer, Kim McMurray, David Weare, Luke Morris, Grant Gordon, David Robinson, Taj Rehal, Richard Reuben, Digby Hebbard, Jeremy Whiteson, Sophia Purkis, Teresa Cullen, Steven Mash, James Earl, Eddie Powell |

Fladgate LLP is delighted to have achieved across the board rankings in the recently launched 2016 edition of the Legal 500 Guide to the UK Legal Profession. The firm achieved 27 rankings with a further 57 individual recommendations. Commercial contracts Eddie Powell led the advice to MLCG on the negotiation of a multi-year exclusive supply agreement with […]

Fladgate advises on real estate reorganisation for HPS Investment Partners

Matthew Williams |

Fladgate LLP has advised HPS Investment Partners, LLC (HPS) on the real estate reorganisation arising from the acquisition of the firm from J.P. Morgan Asset Management in March 2016. HPS is a leading global investment firm with a focus on non-investment grade credit.  It was originally formed as a unit of Highbridge Capital Management, LLC, […]

Payment in Construction Contracts: How to get paid


Barry Hembling presented a paper to the Society of Construction Law at a meeting in Tunbridge Wells on 12 April 2016. Barry Hembling’s paper questions why, following the 2009 amendments to the Construction Act, the courts continue to be inundated with payment related claims. He reviews the recent cases and identifies key trends, such as the courts’ […]

Fladgate advises on the acquisition of Haché Group

Julian Lewis, Matthew Williams, Yulia Leyko |

Fladgate LLP has advised on the acquisition of Haché, the multi award-winning gourmet burger group. New owner Hush and its senior management team comprising Jamie Barber (co-founder of Hush and Cabana), Ed Standring (former managing director of Richoux Group) and Ian Neill (former chief executive of Wagamama) are planning an expansion and refurbishment of Haché […]

Cut from the right cloth?

Amy Collins |

Recent board moves have reignited the discussion in relation to the composition of luxury fashion brand boards. In June of this year, Alexander Wang, Creative Director of the eponymous label he launched in 2005, added the roles of Chief Executive and Chairman to his list of responsibilities. Meanwhile, just a few weeks later, Burberry moved […]

Dress Codes at Work: increasingly relaxed or more contentious than ever?


Work dress codes appear, to this writer at least, to be somewhat more relaxed today than was the case 20 years ago, or even as recently as five years ago, when Swiss financial services giant UBS was widely ridiculed for having issued to staff a dress code 44 pages long. This more relaxed approach may […]

3D printing – a risk or an opportunity for the fashion industry?

Eddie Powell |

2013 saw the unveiling of the world’s first entirely 3D printed dress, designed and 3D modelled by Michael Schmidt and Francis Bitoni for burlesque model, Dita Von Teese. Since then, a number of brands, including Nike, Under Armour and Chanel have showcased 3D printed products.  While it may be a while before 3D printing enters […]

Fashion update - September 2016


Updates for professionals with an interest in the fashion industry.