Insights: February 2017

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

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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

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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

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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

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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, […]


A simple way for non-dom married couples to manage the Inheritance Tax on UK residential property from 6 April 2017

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Offshore companies holding UK residential property will no longer be opaque for UK Inheritance Tax (IHT) purposes from 6 April 2017.  The change is being achieved, courtesy of the Finance Bill 2017 as currently drafted, by removing IHT ‘excluded property’ status from an interest in a closely held company (see the 15 December 2016 article ‘UK […]


Fladgate advises Luxx London on Notting Hill purchase

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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

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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, […]


Brexit: Take it or leave it?

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The contents of European treaties do not generally achieve public notoriety. But – after acrimonious parliamentary debates, Supreme Court challenges and yards of press coverage – everyone has now heard of Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty. As part of a deal to secure Parliamentary approval to trigger the EU withdrawal process under Article 50, […]


New Bournemouth cinema for Odeon

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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

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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

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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 […]