Insights: April 2018

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Fladgate acts for AuVert Mining Group Limited on the acquisition of Colombian entity Ulloa Recursos Naturales S.A.S

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Fladgate LLP acted for AuVert Mining Group Limited in relation to the acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Ulloa Recursos Naturales S.A.S , a Colombian entity, from AIM listed mineral exploration and development company Bezant Resources Plc. Ulloa holds alluvial platinum and gold licences located in the Choco region of Colombia. Corporate partner […]


New rules for Authorised Fund Managers

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The Asset Management Market Study carried out by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) raised concerns about weak price competition and the ability of investors to seek the best value. Therefore the FCA has decided to introduce new rules and guidance applicable to authorised fund managers (AFMs) in respect of their management of authorised funds subject […]


Fladgate acts for AIM listed client Gfinity PLC on equity placing

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Fladgate LLP acted for AIM listed client Gfinity PLC on its equity placing that raised £6.7m before expenses. Founded in 2012, Gfinity has established itself as one of the world’s leading esports companies. The London-based business enjoys strong relationships with game publishers, players and the wider esports community and has built a solid reputation for […]


Fladgate acts for managed IT services provider GCC Group on acquisition of Perfect Dynamics

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Fladgate LLP has advised GCC Group on its second acquisition in three months. The deal to buy Perfect Dynamics is the second in a planned series of acquisitions intended to make GCC Group one of the UK’s largest managed IT services providers. Corporate partner Ian Brent led the transaction. GCC Group CEO Chris Harthman commented: […]


The right to adjudicate – Interpretation of ‘excluded operations’

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The Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 (Act) grants the right to refer disputes relating to construction operations to adjudication.  However, a number of operations under section 105(2) of the Act are excluded from this right. The recent decision of the Technology and Construction Court (TCC) in Equitix v Bester[1] offers helpful guidance on […]


Event: Investing in the UK: Immigration and Tax considerations for HNWIs

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Following the initial shock of the outcome of the EU referendum in June 2016, confidence about the UK’s future is slowly returning. As this continues, HNWIs from outside the EU are again looking to […]

Is a UK parent liable for the conduct of its foreign subsidiary? (Update)

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In the recent Court of Appeal judgment of Okpabi v Royal Dutch Shell Plc[1], the court examined the issue of whether there was an arguable case that Royal Dutch Shell (Shell), as the UK parent company of a Nigerian subsidiary, owed a duty of care to those affected by oil leaks from pipelines and associated […]


Victory for RBS in its long-running defence of Property Alliance Group’s high-stakes LIBOR claim

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An appeal brought by property investment and development business Property Alliance Group Limited (PAG) in its long-running case against the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has been dismissed by the Court of Appeal.  PAG was refused permission to appeal the decision to the Supreme Court, which brings to an end the first civil proceedings involving […]


CBRE wins the Investment Agency Team of The Year award at Property Awards 2018

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Fladgate’s head of real estate Stephen Lewis was invited to present CBRE with the Investment Agency Team of The Year award at last night’s Property Awards 2018. Congratulations CBRE!


When the architect gets carried away

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What do you do when your architect designs something that is way beyond your budget? That was the issue in the recent case of Riva Properties v Foster + Partners. Oliver Tobin reports. A recent decision of the Technology and Construction Court (TCC) has considered the scope of an architect’s duty of care, specifically in […]


Fladgate acts on the sale of award-winning contractor accountancy and umbrella businesses First Freelance and First Umbrella to Optionis

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Optionis, the largest provider of professional services to the flexible workforce, has acquired award-winning contractor accountancy firm First Freelance and its sister umbrella company, First Umbrella. The acquisition will further strengthen Optionis’ position in the contractor accountancy and umbrella market, where it currently has a stable of six brands supporting clients across the UK. First […]