Insights: June 2018

Brexit: Some clarity on financial services

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Following the EU Withdrawal Bill officially becoming law, HM Treasury (HMT) published its approach to financial services legislation in the lead up to and immediately following Brexit.  In coordination with that publication, the Bank of England and Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) also published their own statements providing further detail on their roles under the proposed […]


Fladgate advises AIM listed Caspian Sunrise on acquisition of Kazakh company 3A Best Group JSC

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Fladgate advised AIM listed Caspian Sunrise plc on the acquisition of Kazakh company 3A Best Group JSC, for a consideration of US$24 million to be satisfied in shares.  3A Best holds an oil and gas licence covering 1,347km2 close to the Caspian port city of Aktau.  Completion is subject to the satisfaction of certain conditions including […]


Fladgate advises Angus Energy on financing and completion of acquisition

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Fladgate advised Angus Energy plc on the issue of an unsecured zero coupon convertible note to Bergen Global Opportunity Fund, LP with a nominal value of £3,390,000.  The net proceeds of £3 million completed the financing to acquire a 25% interest in, and the operatorship of, the Balcombe licence (PEDL244), from Cuadrilla Balcombe Limited and Lucas […]


Fladgate advises Fore Fitness on the sale of 13 easyGym sites to The Gym Group

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Fladgate have advised Fore Fitness on the sale of 13 easyGym sites to The Gym Group. The initial consideration is £20.6m, with an additional £4.1m payable when lease extensions are agreed on two sites. Fore Fitness is to focus its operations on the easyGym franchise model going forward. The deal was completed within an intense […]


Trespass in the sky

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There is a basic principle in English land law that you own the airspace above your property and all of the ground below: ‘up to the heavens and down to the depths’.  As a result, anyone entering your airspace (or mining underneath your property) without consent will almost always be committing a trespass. This is […]


Fladgate advises TransGlobe Energy Corporation on its introduction to AIM

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Fladgate advised TSX and NASDAQ listed TransGlobe Energy Corporation, an independent international oil and gas company with exploration and production operations in Egypt and Canada, on its introduction to AIM.  The company’s full year average production guidance for 2018 is between 14,200 and 15,600 barrels of oil per day. TransGlobe will be the first AIM […]


What a waste: landlords beware!

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Introduction A landowner has been convicted of a criminal offence and given 150 hours of unpaid work and a fine of almost £20,000, all because of waste left at its property by its tenant. Read on to find out how this happened and how you can avoid making the same mistake. The facts Our unfortunate […]


Recent decisions from the English Courts on arbitration matters

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The English Court has issued a number of recent judgments in respect of arbitration matters and its supervisory powers under the Arbitration Act 1996  We summarise some of the more important decisions emerging, including those relating to “apparent bias” challenges against an arbitrator. Progas Energy Limited v Pakistan [2018] EWHC 209 (Comm) (9 February 2018) […]


Fladgate advises BYM Capital on corporate restructuring and £59.8m refinancing

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Fladgate LLP acted for an associated entity of BYM Capital in respect of its corporate restructuring and subsequent entry into a £59.8 million loan provided by Pluto Finance for the refinancing of the client’s acquisition of New Horizons Court in Brentford and its development from office use into residential accommodation comprising 271 private residential apartments. […]


Fladgate advises WideCells on its £2m placing and publication of related prospectus

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Fladgate has advised Main Market listed WideCells Group Plc on its £2m placing and the publication of a related prospectus.  The financing will be used to provide working capital for the group and for the expansion and development of the WideCells, CellPlan and Wideacademy brands and products. WideCells is a healthcare services company focused on providing stem […]


Fladgate advises Audioboom on its placing and subscription

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Fladgate has advised AIM listed Audioboom Group Plc on its placing and subscription to raise £4.5m and the conversion of £1.5m of convertible loan notes held by Candy Ventures SARL.  Proceeds will be used towards enhancing general working capital; expanding relationships with Spotify, Apple Podcasts, GooglePlay and CastBox; and funding growth and increasing revenue margins across […]