Insights: March 2017

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Chambers Global 2017 ranks Fladgate partners

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Fladgate congratulates the following partners on their inclusion as “Leaders in their Field” in the 2017 edition of Chambers Global, the guide to the world’s best lawyers. Individuals are ranked after extensive research by the Chambers team with opinions sought from clients, peers, referees and competitors. Germany Corporate/M&A (Expertise Based Abroad) Alex Kaufmann of Fladgate […]


Disclosure of confidential information

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The recent case of Glenn demonstrates that while privilege and confidentiality may overlap, they are separate concepts. Confidentiality of documents, information, and witness evidence may be the source of significant dispute between litigating parties. Disclosure of confidential information was recently considered in Glenn and another v Watson and others [2016] EWHC 3259 (and associated claims). […]


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 […]


There would be no fashion without immigration

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With London Fashion Week having taken place last month and with the next round of shows in autumn, we need to ensure that the brightest and best global talents continue to choose the UK as their destination for growth. London Fashion Week is adored by buyers and press, with an international reputation as the most […]


Event: Building knowledge: An essential update on recent legal developments in the construction sector

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This seminar is for anyone interested in developments in the construction legal sector affecting delivery of a project, whether in procurement or after completion, and trends that are influencing the […]

Fladgate acts for syndicate of offshore investors on loan facilities

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Fladgate LLP has acted for a syndicate of offshore investors in connection with two loan facilities from Investec Bank plc.  These include: A £17m loan to refinance the acquisition of seven sites in Greenwich (total of c.12 acres), which the borrowers are looking to convert into in excess of 1,500 residential properties over two principal […]


Quarter Day – March 2017

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Updates for real estate professionals


Ilott v Mitson Supreme Court decision: UK testamentary freedom reasserted

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Last week, the Supreme Court brought to an end a 13 year legal battle over the late Mrs Jackson’s Will. The Will left virtually all of Mrs Jackson’s assets (some £480,000) to three UK charities, cutting out entirely her only child (Mrs Ilott), who was for many years estranged from her mother but who lived […]


Fladgate advises Roxi Petroleum plc on £62m merger

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Fladgate has advised Roxi Petroleum plc, the Central Asian oil and gas company with a focus on Kazakhstan, on the proposed merger transaction relating to its key assets. Following the merger, Roxi will increase its interest in its principal asset, the BNG project in Kazakhstan, from 58.41% to 99%. The consideration for the merger, which […]


Relying on section 49 LPA 1925 – can you be rock solid?

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The payment of a deposit by a buyer to a seller under a contract for sale is a fundamental part of a transaction since it comprises the “consideration” that all first year law students learn is necessary – along with offer and acceptance – for the formation of a binding agreement between parties. It ensures […]


Fladgate acts for overseas trust on £7.5m purchase in West Hampstead

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Fladgate LLP acted for an overseas trust on the forward purchase of a £7.5m retail investment scheme in West Hampstead. This comprised the acquisition of the entire commercial investment within part of a Ballymore mixed use development known as West Hampstead Square. The Fladgate team was led by Gideon Dabby-Joory (real estate partner) and Jenny […]


How 3D printing is changing the fabric of creative rights

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The technology was on show at London Fashion Week — which raises the issue of design and copyright infringement After London Fashion Week last month, it was the models’ 3D printed footwear and dresses that made headlines. But as 3D printing edges towards the fashion mainstream, presenting exciting new opportunities for manufacturers and designers alike, […]