Fladgate LLP is delighted that its gaming team has been ranked for ‘gaming and betting’ in the recently launched 2017 edition of the Legal 500 Guide to the UK Legal Profession.
Fladgate LLP has ‘extensive, high-value experience of the property aspects of the casino industry’, and is known for advising owner-managers of betting and gaming businesses on various corporate, financial and IT issues. Highlights included advising Global Gaming Ventures on the opening of the £30m Victoria Gate Casino in Leeds, an operation done as part of a new retail and leisure scheme undertaken by Hammerson, and assisting Aspers Group with the real estate aspects of its refinancing. Department head Grant Gordon advises on key licensing and regulatory issues arising from the due diligence process, and the ‘commercial, proactive and pragmatic’ Stephen Lewis specialises in property acquisition and disposal work. Goodheart Family Trust is also a key client.
Overall, Fladgate LLP achieved 26 rankings, with 59 lawyers attaining 91 individual recommendations.