Insights: February 2017

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Marathon Asset Management LLP v Seddon: High Court awards £2 in a blow to business protection

Michael McCartney |

Michael McCartney, a partner in Fladgate’s employment team, comments on a recent case that has significant repercussions for employers. In the recent case of Marathon Asset Management LLP v Seddon and Bridgeman the High Court considered the appropriate level of award to make to an investment management business which claimed that two of its senior […]


Fladgate sponsors SportsPro Live 2017: Pushing the boundaries of sport

Alan Wetterhahn, Mark Buckley, James Earl, Grant Gordon |

The Fladgate Sports Business Group is delighted to announce its sponsorship of SportsPro Live 2017: Pushing the boundaries of sport. This year’s event will focus on the forces reshaping the industry, including: technologies that are changing the way people watch and play sport; emerging markets and investors who are creating new centres of power and […]


Fladgate advises PowerHouse Energy Group plc on placing

David Robinson |

Fladgate has advised AIM listed PowerHouse Energy Group plc on a £2.5m placing and loan note conversion.  The fundraising proceeds will largely be used to repay a loan note.  Additional funds raised in the placing will contribute towards the operating capital of PowerHouse. PowerHouse is focused on technologies relating to the G3-UHt System Ultra High Temperature […]


Angus Energy plc lists bonds on NEX Exchange Growth Market

Paul Airley |

Fladgate has advised AIM listed Angus Energy plc in connection with its application for listing up to £3.5m sterling denominated secured bonds with an 8.5% coupon due 30 June 2022 (NEX Bonds) to trading on the NEX Exchange Growth Market. Angus Energy expects to issue the NEX Bonds in tranches, up to a total value of £3.5m, […]


Fladgate advises Luxx London on Notting Hill purchase

Mark Harnett, Daniel Polden, Miles Crawford |

Fladgate LLP has advised Luxx London (The London Heritage Fund) on the purchase of a building lease of part of 66–74 Notting Hill Gate from Stranton Properties Ltd. In addition to advising on the acquisition, construction aspects, planning aspects and issues in relation to rights of light, the Fladgate team advised on financing aspects, together […]


Moderne Sklaverei und Transparenz der Lieferkette- Zwingende Vorschriften des britischen Rechts

Andrew Kaufman, Alex Kaufmann |

Die Bekämpfung der modernen Sklaverei ist ein vordringliches Thema in Zeiten globalisierten Handels und internationaler Lieferketten.   Dies spiegelt sich wider in Maßnahmen sowohl von Gesetzgebern als auch von Unternehmen, die ihre „corporate social responsibility“, also unternehmerische Gesellschaftsverantwortung, ernst nehmen.   Immer häufiger verlangen Unternehmen, die Lieferkette ihrer Zulieferer ebenso offen gelegt zu bekommen, wie die Maßnahmen, […]


New Bournemouth cinema for Odeon

Mark Saunders |

Fladgate is delighted that Odeon, Europe’s leading cinema chain, opened its doors at the new BH2 leisure complex in Bournemouth on 10 February. The 10 screen cinema will be one of Odeon’s most advanced flagships in the UK and is also the jewel in the crown of the new BH2 development.  It has been purpose […]


International law firms advise Paragon Partners on Investment into Novagraaf

Alex Kaufmann |

Munich-based private equity company Paragon Partners has acquired a majority stake in Novagraaf B.V. from current investor Gilde Buy-Out Partners. This investment represents a major endorsement of Novagraaf’s plans to grow its business.  An international group of law firms co-led by Raue LLP and Stek (Amsterdam) and including Fladgate LLP, has advised Paragon Partners on […]


Immigration checks and Right to Rent

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Recent changes have been announced to the Immigration Act 2016 (which came into effect from 1 December 2016), which have “upgraded” the failure to meet Right to Rent requirements to a criminal offence including a jail term of up to five years. Right to Rent was a scheme introduced across England on 1 February 2016. […]


Fladgate appoints head of tax in major boost to its corporate and private capital practice

Charles Wander, Neal Todd |

Fladgate LLP is delighted to announce a major boost to its corporate and private capital practice with the appointment of partner and tax specialist, Neal Todd. Neal was previously a partner at Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP and Linklaters LLP. Neal is an international tax practitioner with some 30 years’ experience.  He has a particular interest […]


A track record in public attractions

Eddie Powell, Alan Wetterhahn, Digby Hebbard |

Fladgate has a well-established practice and a long history of advising on projects in the public attractions and themed entertainment sectors, including tourist attractions, theme parks, cultural institutions, theatres, museums, art galleries, zoos and gardens. We represented the Great Exhibition of 1851, and in 1862 we were instructed by Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States, to help set up […]


Tread carefully when you step down

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Stepping down relevant clauses to subcontractors is rarely quick and easy when done properly – but it’s worth taking the time to do so. Let’s take a familiar scenario: an employer engages a contractor to carry out works, but the finished works are already subject to agreements for lease between the employer and future tenants […]