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COVID-19: Assessing and managing the impact on supply chain contracts

Tim Wright, Jan Hoppe, Thomas Edwards, Yasmin Daswani |

The COVID-19 situation is rapidly evolving. As countries around the world act to try and stem the contagion, businesses face serious disruption to their supply chains. In recent years, supply chains have become increasingly global, frequently supporting just-in-time and similar manufacturing techniques, and are often complex with component parts crossing borders at various stages of […]


Work Matters Bulletin: COVID-19 - March 2020

Michael McCartney, Mike Tremeer, Taj Rehal |

Ever-increasing coronavirus (COVID-19) cases and guidance has understandably led to us receiving a large number of requests for advice on employment related issues.   In this mailing we summarise the most popular FAQs for you, including rights and pay for self-isolating employees and those with caring responsibilities. Are employees entitled to pay when self-isolating? The Statutory […]


Fladgate advises Dev Clever plc on its first strategic acquisition

David Robinson, Orit Rioumine Gold |

Fladgate LLP has advised Dev Clever Holdings plc (LON: DEV), a leading developer of consumer engagement solutions and career development platforms, on the acquisition of Phenix Digital Limited, a multi-service digital agency in the education sector, for a mixture of cash and shares. Phenix Digital has achieved significant success in the education sector since it […]


COVID-19 Budget Measures

Hamilton Forrest, Gemma Grunewald, Taj Rehal |

As the UK ramps-up its response to COVID-19, with the government now advising that anyone displaying symptoms of a high fever or continuous cough self-isolate for 14 days (along with each member of their household), significant economic repercussions are almost but inevitable. In last week’s Budget the Chancellor pledged to help small and medium sized […]


Esport officials crackdown on cheats

Thomas Edwards |

The High Court recently handed down a summary judgment confirming in no uncertain terms that cheats never prosper. The action was brought by Take-Two Interactive, the publishers and developers of GTA V, against five defendants who had developed cheat software for GTA V named ‘Epsilon’ (not to be confused with the in-game ‘program’ (or cult) […]


2020 Budget

Helen Cox, Gemma Grunewald |

Covid-19 dominated much of the 2020 Budget from Chancellor Rishi Sunak yet there were some notable tax changes and constants that have been highlighted by our Private Wealth Group


Important result for Fladgate Aviation team: Lease terms upheld

Bree Taylor |

The Fladgate Aviation team has secured an important result for an aircraft leasing company facing a claim by an airline lessee for the full costs of a performance restoration of engines. The issue was whether the airline could circumvent the strict terms of the lease which limited the leasing company’s liability to contribute to the […]


Fladgate advises Patron Capital on the £129m sale of Arlington Business Park to CapitaLand

Gideon Dabby-Joory, Jamie Hamilton, Mark Harnett, Eddie Powell, Mike Tremeer, Elliot Lewis, Charles Proctor, Hamilton Forrest, John Forde, Diana Mennie, Miles Crawford, Roland Brandman, Sasha Pirbhai |

Fladgate has advised Patron Capital, the pan-European institutional investor focused on real-estate backed investments and their JV partner APAM, on the sale of Arlington Business Park (ABP) to Singapore’s CapitaLand for a total consideration of £129.25 million. Patron Capital and APAM acquired the business park in 2015, and Fladgate advised the joint venture on this […]


Fladgate sponsors the 1st Turkish British Chamber of Commerce and Industry London UK-Turkey Business Forum

David Robinson, Charles Proctor, Ravi Goonesena |

Fladgate is delighted to sponsor the 1st Turkish British Chamber of Commerce and Industry (TBCCI) London UK-Turkey Business Forum, after joining TBCCI in January to expand the reach of its international desk to this significant emerging market economy and G20 member. To be held on 30 April 2020, the TBCCI Forum provides a networking and […]


Government provides welcome advice on fire safety in residential buildings

Michaela Patterson, Christian Charles |

The Government’s Expert Panel has now issued a consolidated advice note on fire safety following the Grenfell Tower tragedy.  The note provides guidance for building owners to act on as soon as possible, and highlights the importance of doing so promptly to ensure the safety of residents. The new guidance consolidates the 22 Advice Notes […]


IOSCO weighs in on the regulation of cryptoasset trading platforms

Tim Wright, David Lee |

The Board of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) has published a report[1] identifying what it sees as the key issues and risks associated with cryptoasset trading platforms (CTPs). Running to some 50 pages, the report entitled “Issues, Risks and Regulatory Considerations Relating to Crypto-Asset Trading Platforms” was released on 12 February 2020 following […]


Valentine's Week: Gonna make you an offer you can't refuse...

Teresa Cullen, Ronnie Mortimer, Hannah Weller |

Ducks are a traditional wedding gift in Korea, but before you make that big proposal this Valentine’s Day, it is important that you give some thought to getting your own ducks in a row. We take a look at what you should be thinking about now if you plan to propose this weekend and then […]