Transactional highlights in 2017 include advising funds managed by Patron Capital (the pan-European institutional investor focused on property backed investments) on the sale of Luxury Family Hotels to its management team and their backers; acting for long-standing client Blakes Property Holdings Limited and Blakes Management Limited in relation to the refinancing by HSBC of Blakes London, a boutique hotel in Kensington; and advising one of the world’s leading modular building providers, CIMC Modular Building Systems, on its first self-owned development in the UK, the recently opened 201 room Hampton by Hilton hotel at Bristol airport, together with other projects including the 155 room Hampton by Hilton at Aberdeen airport.
Commenting on the ranking, corporate partner Julian Lewis, who heads the hotels team, said:
“We are delighted that the team’s growing reputation in the hotels sector has been recognised by the leading independent guide to the legal sector in the UK.
The firm’s promotion to the top tier in this year’s edition of the Legal 500 confirms that we are continuing to provide our clients with an excellent service.”
Fladgate’s cross-firm team provides the full range of legal services required by clients across the hotel sector, from luxury high-end resorts, hotel chains, owners, managers, franchisors and franchisees to businesses supporting the hotel industry. It offers a detailed appreciation of the dynamics of the hotel industry and an understanding of the corporate, commercial, tax, real estate, planning and construction issues that affect businesses in the sector. This enables us to support clients in undertaking a wide range of sophisticated and complex transactions both in the UK and internationally.