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Fladgate advises Black Sheep Coffee Group on acquisition from Taylor St Baristas

Jamie Hamilton, Seetal Modi, Victoria Brownell, Wing Tang, Eddie Powell, Michelle Waknine, Adam Baker, Madeleine Holding, Emily Comber, Gideon Dabby-Joory |

Fladgate LLP has advised Black Sheep Coffee Group (BSCG) on a complex agreement involving the acquisition of assets including eight cafes from Taylor St Baristas- a London-based, speciality coffee retailer. The addition of these cafes increases the number of the BSCG estate to 33 across London and Manchester and an additional franchise in the Philippines. […]


Brownfield - Sustainability Bonds

Edward Morgan |

Will we see an increased demand in investment in green bonds given growing awareness of the impact of climate change and contamination and this impact on consumer habits?  Our clients are increasing exploring opportunities in the renewals sector. A new handbook has been released by the International Capital Market Association containing a harmonized framework for […]


Lifecycle of a business: setting up - Helen Cox and Gemma Grunewald in the Tax Journal

Helen Cox, Gemma Grunewald |

In the first of a new series in the Tax Journal, examining tax issues during the lifecycle of a business, Helen Cox and Gemma Grunewald examine the tax issues to be considered when founding a business.


Property or share sale? Melissa Needham in Estates Gazette

Melissa Needham |

Melissa Needham, Senior Associate in Corporate, recently wrote an article for Estates Gazette, addressing the different treatment of rent arrears and service charges and how they are apportioned on a share sale, compared with an asset sale. To read the full article, click here (subscription only).


Identifying the value of Brownfield - Jenny Sargeant filmed in Property Week

Jenny Sargeant |

Fladgate LLP real estate partner Jenny Sargeant features in Property Week TV, discussing brownfield site development as an area for growth, how it can unlock value, the challenges property developers and investors face and how they overcome obstacles. “We’re helping our clients to identify sectors where there’s value…79% of our entrepreneurial clients consider brownfield a […]


Fladgate advises BATM on its Secondary Listing on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange

Avram Kelman, David Robinson |

Fladgate advises BATM Advanced Communications Ltd on its second on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange Fladgate was delighted to advise BATM Advanced Communications Ltd (BATM) on its application to list its ordinary shares on Tel Aviv Stock Exchange. Contemporaneously with a placing and subscription to raise $18 million, the listing of BATM’s ordinary shares on TASE completed […]


Fladgate advises Patron Capital and JV partner Oxlo on the sale of the Mint office building in Leeds

Jamie Hamilton, Roland Brandman, Priyadevi Vadgama, Gideon Dabby-Joory, Kathryn Davies |

Fladgate has advised Patron Capital and joint venture partner Oxlo in connection with the sale of the Mint office building in Leeds.  This 120,000sq ft Grade A office was marketed at a guide price of £45m. The building is fully let to Jet2, the third largest scheduled airline in the UK, on a series of […]


Simon Cowell picks bone with “The Pets Factor” UK trade mark

Ben Milloy |

When TV format creator Mark Duffy struck upon the tongue-in-cheek name “The Pets Factor” for what was (presumably) a talent competition for domestic animals, he might well have smiled at his own ingenuity. Conversely, when Simon Cowell heard about the name (via Mr Duffy’s application to register it as a UK trade mark in classes […]