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

Ravi Goonesena, Charles Proctor, David Robinson |

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...

Hannah Weller, Teresa Cullen, Ronnie Mortimer |

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 […]


Coronavirus, Force Majeure and your Construction Contract (JCT, NEC)

Isha Wurie, David Weare |

The recent outbreak of Coronavirus has been classified as a public health emergency of international concern by the WHO. The virus has started to affect economies as well as health authorities worldwide. In attempts to control the outbreak the Chinese government has imposed restrictions on travel and has shut down factories which are considered “non-essential”. […]


What duties do travel providers have to their customers when destinations become dangerous?

Alexandra Cooke |

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) is, at the date of this article, advising against all travel to Hubei Province in China due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. The FCO are currently advising against all but essential travel to the rest of mainland China (not including Hong Kong and Macao). What duties do travel providers […]


Fladgate hires Corporate team partner and senior associate

Ravi Goonesena, Cem Usten, Grant Gordon |

Fladgate announces the appointment of Ravi Goonesena as a partner, who joins with Senior Associate Cem Usten, as the firm continues its strategic growth journey. Ravi and Cem specialise in advising high net-worth individuals, family offices, international investors and SMEs on corporate and commercial issues, particularly on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, joint ventures and […]