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Fladgate advises on KE Hotels' acquisition of Abbey Hotel (Bath) Limited

Hamilton Forrest, Amy Collins, James Fry, Gary Smith, Michelle Waknine, Nick Wood, Wing Tang, Adrian Mawlabaux, Miles Crawford, Mike Tremeer |

Fladgate LLP has advised KE Hotels on the acquisition of the Abbey Hotel, Bath through the purchase of Abbey Hotel (Bath) Limited from The Kaleidoscope Collection. The team also advised on the financing aspects of the transaction which involved a facility for the acquisition of Abbey Hotel (Bath) Limited and one for the refinance of […]


Fladgate advises Paul Smith on new store acquisition at Coal Drops Yard

Fiona Dreghorn, Stephen Lewis |

Fladgate LLP has advised British designer Paul Smith on the acquisition of a new store at Coal Drops Yard, King’s Cross. Paul Smith is one of Britain’s foremost fashion designers, renowned for creative aesthetic, combining tradition and modernity. Coal Drops Yard is an upcoming new shopping development in the heart of King’s Cross. In October […]


Fladgate advises on sale of Fulham Wine Rooms

James Fry |

Fladgate LLP has advised on the sale of the Fulham Wine Rooms (by way of premium lease assignment) on behalf of existing client Investhor Limited to The Little Door Fulham Limited.   The venue will now be closed for refurbishment/ conversion works before opening as a new cocktail bar venue. The team was led by real […]


Fladgate advises London & Regional on Hilton Park Lane refinancing

Anthony Reeves, Gary Smith, Charles Proctor |

Fladgate LLP has acted for London & Regional on the finance aspects of the refinancing of the Hilton, Park Lane. The hotel is Hilton’s flagship in London, opening in 1963. The 28 storey hotel includes a Michelin starred restaurant, Galvin at Windows on the top floor. The refinancing was by way of a senior facility […]


Fladgate advises Aeromet on acquisition of Stone Foundries

Hamilton Forrest, Sophie Burke, Graham Spitz, Alan Wetterhahn, Gavin Whitney, Mike Tremeer |

Fladgate LLP has advised Aeromet International Limited, a leading supplier of airframe and aero engine components, on its bolt-on acquisition of Stone Foundries from Langham Industries. Aeromet and Stone Foundries have a long track record of providing aluminium and magnesium cast components to the aerospace and defence industries.  Following the acquisition, the combined business will […]


Fladgate’s Sports Business Group announces its involvement in SportsPro Live 2018

James Earl |

Fladgate’s Sports Business Group is delighted to announce its sponsorship of SportsPro Live 2018. Now in its fifth year, SportsPro Live has established itself as the number one UK event for the sports industry that attracts many of the biggest influencers in sport. This is the second year that Fladgate has sponsored the event, which […]


Fladgate LLP advises on the acquisition of a £260m development site in Luton

Sasha Pirbhai, Miles Crawford, Marc Sosnow |

Fladgate LLP has advised London residential developer Strawberry Star on the acquisition of a 6.9 acre development site in Luton. The site has the benefit of planning permission for a mixed-use scheme, including 685 new homes together with a 200-bedroom hotel, retail and leisure facilities, a medical and wellness centre and public realm improvements. The […]


The beginning of unlimited costs liability for litigation funders?

Victoria Prince |

Litigation funders may be feeling uneasy after the recent High Court decision of Bailey v Glaxosmithkline[1]. Until this decision, funders could justifiably have assumed that they would only be ordered to pay security for costs up to the level of their funding, an application of the so called “Arkin cap”[2]. Foskett J has shown this […]


WhatsApp: We won’t share your data with Facebook… for now

Michelle Waknine |

Following an investigation by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the UK’s data protection watchdog, WhatsApp has signed a public commitment not to share personal data (i.e. data which identifies individuals) with Facebook until data protection concerns are addressed. Facebook acquired WhatsApp in 2014, and the ICO’s investigation commenced in August 2016 to address concerns being […]


Trusts v FICs: which is best?

Helena Luckhurst |

Is a company or a trust the best vehicle to hold family money? Companies can be used to hold family wealth. Often referred to as Family Investment Companies (FICs), at their simplest they can be seeded with funds by subscribing for shares or, if continued access to family wealth is needed, by way of loan […]