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Our Central and Eastern Europe Team

Our Central and Eastern Europe team provides English law advice to businesses and individuals from the region investing in, or doing business with, the UK. We also advise English businesses on transactions in the region where these matters require English legal input or are undertaken under English law.

The team brings together lawyers from across our firm and includes a number from the region, enabling us to provide legal know-how based on a practical understanding of similarities and distinctions in the legal systems and business cultures.

We advise on a wide range of corporate and commercial transactions, real estate transactions, construction and infrastructure projects, dispute resolution and international arbitration matters. We are experienced in fund raisings on capital markets worldwide and transactions in the M&A, investments and private equity fields.

The team handles cases of considerable size and complexity for corporate and individual clients for all forms of commercial dispute resolution, including high court litigation, international and domestic arbitration and mediation. Our lawyers are well-placed to advise on reputation management matters and have been involved in some of the most significant defamation cases in the UK.

In addition, our private capital team assists individuals who, through their wealth or family connections, have links to the UK or who are moving to or from the UK and need advice on wealth planning, tax structuring, immigration (including investor and entrepreneur visas), family and matrimonial matters and high value residential real estate.

We continue to be shocked by the terrible events in Ukraine and the resulting humanitarian crisis. Fladgate stands with the people of Ukraine in condemning Russia’s unjustified invasion and members of the Fladgate team are providing pro bono help to Ukrainians and other persons trying to flee areas of conflict.

We review our clients and potential new business opportunities daily to ensure that we are not and do not work for any Russian or Belorussian business or individual on EU and UK sanctions lists. Furthermore, we remain committed to not accepting mandates from any Russian state entity, Russian state-owned enterprises or individuals identified as having connections to President Putin or work that is not in line with our vision and values.

Our Experience

  • High net worth individual – advising an individual from Ukraine in relation to her divorce from her British husband.
  • High net worth individual – advising an Armenian individual in relation to his Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa application.
  • High net worth individual – advising a Ukrainian individual regarding the ownership structure of his UK properties.
  • Central Asian airline – advising on operational matters.
  • Mentum Inc – advising this AIM company, an investment group specialising in the commodities sector, on the £27m acquisition of the gold and copper exploration and development operations of ASX-listed Robust Resources Limited in the Kyrgyz Republic.
  • Roxi Petroleum Plc – advising on a US$40m equity financing, to provide funding to develop its key oil and gas assets in Kazakhstan.
  • Sanlam Securities – advising on the reverse takeover and listing of Kazakh focussed Kemin Resources.

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