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Quarter Day - September 2017

Alison Mould |

Updates for real estate professionals

Adjudication proceedings: Ignore at your peril


A recent TCC case has highlighted the pitfalls associated with trying to ignore adjudication proceedings A recent Technology and Construction Court case illustrates the risks to a responding party of not participating in adjudication proceedings. The facts of Lobo v Corich & Anor [2017] EWHC 1438 (TCC) were straightforward, if a little unusual. Facts of […]

Refinancing of Blakes Hotel, Kensington

Stephen Lewis, Amanda Hado-Bodfield, Gary Smith, Naomi Clancy |

Fladgate has acted for long standing client Blakes Property Holdings Limited and Blakes Management Limited in relation to the refinancing by HSBC of Blakes London, a boutique hotel in Kensington. The refinance replaced the existing facilities provided by Santander. Blakes London is the creation of famed British designer Anouska Hempel and was one of the first […]

Tax and the gig economy


The ‘gig economy’ has been very much in the news in recent months. While much of the political attention has been focused on the employment effects of this phenomenon, the implications for UK tax are wide-ranging and hugely significant. What is the gig economy? The name refers to the general trend of workers using an […]

Fladgate advises U+I on Circus Street, Brighton redevelopment project

Oliver Tobin |

Fladgate LLP has advised U+I in respect of a redevelopment project at Circus Street, Brighton.  The £130m mixed use regeneration scheme in partnership with Brighton and Hove City Council will provide housing, student accommodation, dance studio for South East Dance, office and retail space.  We advised on the construction aspects of the project, including all […]

Fladgate diversity champion shortlisted for Women of the Future Award 2017

Charles Wander, Mythily Katsaris |

Fladgate is delighted to announce that corporate partner Mythily Katsaris has been shortlisted for the professions category in the Women of the Future (WOF) Awards 2017 in association with Aviva.  The WOF Programme aims to build a community of influential women determined not only to build fruitful professional and personal relationships with one another, but […]

Fladgate advises Starwood European Real Estate on the sale of SOF-10 Beagle Investments

Hamilton Forrest, Amy Collins |

Fladgate LLP has acted for Starwood European Real Estate on the sale of SOF-10 Beagle Investments Lux S.à r.l., the SPV which owns One Braham, London E1 for £65m.  One Braham has planning for 317,000 sq ft of office space which will be constructed over the next two years.   Aldgate Developments Limited, a long-term client […]

Fladgate LLP advises Viandas de Salamanca on UK roll-out

James Fry, Amanda Hado-Bodfield |

Fladgate has acted for the UK arm of Spanish company Viandas de Salamanca on its expansion into the UK market.  Primarily a wine maker, the company also produces its own olive oils, cheeses and cured meats.  It is now embarking on a European roll-out of city centre units which will combine retail shops with delicatessen […]

Internal investigations and the limits of privilege


Summary The High Court recently ruled, in a landmark case brought by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), that the Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation (ENRC) must hand over documents generated by an internal investigation by the company, including notes taken by lawyers of interviews with ENRC’s employees. The SFO’s application was made in the course of […]

Fladgate advises on the sale of Sports Bar & Grill to Stonegate

Amy Collins, David Robinson |

Fladgate LLP has advised the principal shareholder of Bar Holdings Limited on its acquisition by Stonegate Pub Company. Bar Holdings Limited operates five bars trading under the Sports Bar & Grill brand.  The acquisition provides Stonegate with entry into the transport hub market, with four of the five bars situated in major London transport stations. […]

Renowned photography museum to open in London

Gavin Whitney |

Fladgate has advised the renowned photography museum, Fotografiska, on its pre-let of the lower ground floors and a new office pavilion at The White Chapel Building, 10 Whitechapel High Street E1, from Derwent London. Fotograviska, which runs the photography museum in Stockholm, plans to use the space for The London Museum of Photography, adding a […]

Fladgate advises Tri-Star Resources on £9.1m fundraising

David Robinson |

Fladgate has advised AIM listed Tri-Star Resources on a series of related transactions designed to restructure the company’s balance sheet.  These transactions include the conversion of £4.4m of loan notes into equity, a £9.1m placing, the application of £7.8m of the placing proceeds to the redemption of the balance of the company’s loan notes held […]