Insights: January 2017

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Fladgate advises on sale of Original Travel to Voyageurs du Monde and management rollover

Eddie Powell, Jamie Hamilton, Caroline Philipps, Gemma Grunewald, Diana Mennie, Andrew Bessemer Clark |

Fladgate has advised the founder and management shareholders of bespoke travel company Original Travel on the sale of their shares to a newly incorporated SPV backed by Voyageurs du Monde S.A., and on the terms of their ongoing involvement with the business. Original Travel is one of the UK’s fastest growing tailor-made travel companies; it […]

Fladgate advises Zouk Capital on investment in InstaVolt Limited

Graham Spitz, Mike Tremeer, Jamie Hamilton, Zehra Kofturcu |

Fladgate has advised Zouk Capital in relation to its £12 million investment into InstaVolt Limited. Instavolt provides the best in class EV (electric vehicle) rapid charging infrastructure to help support the world’s need for the electrification of transport with the highest level of customer service and innovation. The Fladgate team was led by corporate partner […]

Fladgate advises on the acquisition and financing of central London hotel

Hamilton Forrest, Jeremy Whiteson, Stephen Lewis, Anthony Reeves, Melissa Needham, Gavin Whitney, John Forde, David Baverstock, Ildikó Kozó, Gemma Grunewald |

Fladgate has advised Audley Grosvenor Limited on a development agreement for lease with Grosvenor.  This was for the acquisition of a £40m long lease interest of premises at 22 Grosvenor Square, 43 North Audley Street and 1 Lees Place, London W1 for the construction of a 32 room boutique hotel, restaurant and private members club […]

Victorian working conditions in modern workplaces? Sports Direct – some employment lessons

Taj Rehal |

In August 2016, Sports Direct admitted breaking the law by failing to pay the National Minimum Wage (NMW) following pressure from the media and a widely publicised and damning report by the Business, Innovations and Skills (BIS) Select Committee in the Summer.  The CEO resigned, followed by the CFO, and the company group share price […]

Property Alliance Group v The Royal Bank of Scotland plc: deception prohibits litigation privilege


Property Alliance Group (PAG) brought a claim against The Royal Bank of Scotland plc (RBS) for misrepresentation of four interest rate swaps entered into between 2004 and 2008.  Whilst there have been no judgments on the substantive claims, the disclosure process has led to a number of interesting decisions; one of the most recent discusses […]

Fladgate assists Rockery Han with its construction expansion plans into UK market


Rockery Han is a firm of landscape architects and contractors, well-known within China, with a long history in the Chinese tradition.  Rockery Han has designed, built, and repaired hundreds of classical landscape gardens in China, most notably the 2008 Beijing Olympic Park.  Fladgate have now been instructed to assist Rockery Han with its construction expansion plans […]