Insights: February 2019

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Eradicating modern slavery through increased transparency in supply chains

Tim Wright |

The Home Office recently published the Second Interim Report from the independent review of the Modern Slavery Act 2015. Corporate partner, Tim Wright, discusses the impact and recommendations of the transparency statements.


Is this the end of Opco/Propco structures in the hotel industry?

Amy Collins, Neal Todd |

Opco/Propco structures have long been popular in the hotel sector. IHG, Accor and Hilton are just a few of the big names who have split Propcos from Opcos. Many smaller groups have also found it to be an attractive model. There are, of course, commercial reasons why many hotel owners have put these structures in […]


Insta-infringement

Eddie Powell, Thomas Edwards |

Famous fashion model Gigi Hadid is being sued in the USA for copyright infringement, and not for the first time. Hadid is widely considered to be one of the most well-known models in the world, and has appeared in all of the major fashion publications over the last year. However, Hadid has found herself in […]


Fladgate acts for Pyser Optics Limited on £3.4m sale to Scientific Digital Imaging Plc

Graham Spitz, Nigel Gordon, Alan Wetterhahn, Gemma Grunewald, Adam Baker, Mike Tremeer, Luke Morris, Hattie Jordan |

Fladgate was delighted to act for Pyser Optics Limited, a portfolio company of Privet Capital, in relation to the sale of their Graticules division to AIM quoted group, Scientific Digital Imaging Plc. Graticules Optics is a designer and manufacturer of precision reticle, aperture, grating and micropattern products on glass, ceramics, film and in metal foils […]


The fifth EU freedom–the free flow of non-personal data

Tim Wright |

Many countries around the world have data localisation laws and regulations which restrict how and where data can be stored and transferred. Russia and China are well known examples but other such countries include Brazil, India, Australia, Korea, and Nigeria. Sometimes these laws and regulations are in the form of blanket bans; other times they […]


Brexit – “No deal”, no bread, no drugs, no treat-ies

Anna Wakeling, Teresa Cullen |

Much of the law regulating family arrangements, Children Orders, Financial Orders, and indeed Divorces themselves are contained within EU law. If that ceases to apply it is important to consider, that urgent steps may need to be taken, or at least considered prior to the exit day.


Vorsicht, Falle

Alexander Wildschütz |

Fladgate Partner Alexander Wildschütz rät zu erhöhter Wachsamkeit in E-Kommerz.