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Fladgate advises Angus Energy plc on £1.4m convertible loan note issue

Paul Airley, David Baverstock |

Fladgate LLP has advised Angus Energy plc (LON:ANGS), the AIM listed independent onshore oil and gas development company, on the issue of a £1.4 million convertible loan note to significant shareholder Knowe Properties Limited. The unsecured note bears interest at the rate of 4% per annum, and is convertible at maturity after two years if not […]


Fladgate promotes new dispute resolution partner

Christian Charles, Bree Taylor |

Fladgate today announces the promotion of Christian Charles to the partnership, effective from 1 April 2020. Christian has a strong track record in advising across the construction industry, from owners, funders and developers on the purchaser side, to contractors, specialists and consultants on the supply side. While advising on a broad spectrum of disputes which […]


Tim Wright explains EU Conflict Minerals Regulation

Tim Wright |

Corporate partner Tim Wright examines the European Union’s Conflict Minerals Regulation and explains how blockchain technology is helping importers meet new supply chain diligence requirements in an article published by International Bar Association’s Technology Law Committee.


Fladgate advises Hertsford Capital plc on takeover and Main Market listing

David Robinson, Alex Taylor, Mary Liu |

Fladgate LLP has advised Hertsford Capital plc  on its takeover of aquaculture products developer OTAQ Group Limited and its re-admission to and trading on the London Stock Exchange’s Main Market. Operating in strong growth market, OTAQ Group has developed products for aquaculture, offshore energy, renewable and oceanographic research, and intends to expand its product range […]


Fladgate advises Gfinity plc on its oversubscribed placing

David Robinson, Orit Rioumine Gold, Mary Liu |

Fladgate LLP has advised Gfinity plc (AIM: GFIN), a leading international esports solution provider, on its latest placing and subscription to raise £2.25 million. The funds raised will support the company’s further growth as it sharpens its strategic focus on Motorsports, Own Community franchise and building community for others, the three core areas of its […]


Leases in the time of Coronavirus: Non-payment of rent, forfeiture, CRAR and debt recovery

Gavin Whitney |

No doubt as owners and occupiers of commercial premises, the Covid-19 pandemic has caused numerous issues but one of the biggest concerns is likely whether or not rents are paid. In this article, we will consider the remedies available to a landlord and also look at what action the Government has taken, or which is […]


Supreme Court finds Morrisons not vicariously liable for mass data breach committed by disgruntled employee

Eddie Powell, Mike Tremeer, Michelle Waknine, Leigh Callaway |

The Supreme Court has ruled that thousands of Morrisons’ employees will not be entitled to any compensation, following a recent decision that the UK’s fourth largest chain of supermarkets was not vicariously liable for a rogue employee leaking payroll information online.  Importantly, the Supreme Court’s judgment also gives clear guidance that the motive for any […]


Fladgate advises gaming innovator Playzido on its multi-investor fundraising round

Jamie Hamilton, Alex Haffner, Eleanor Green, Joshua Bennett |

Fladgate LLP has advised leading B2B gaming platform Playzido on its successful EIS-qualifying equity fundraising round involving 11 new investors and on related arrangements with its founding shareholders Endemol Shine Group, Black Cow Technology and Carmichael Holdings. Playzido operates an open B2B platform in the online gaming sector, and supplies a remote gaming server to […]


Fladgate advises AI start-up Fiinu on seed funding round

Jamie Hamilton, Ben Milloy, Maddy McAra |

Fladgate advised AI start-up Fiinu on its £1.7 million seed investment round led by prominent early stage venture capital investor Kindred Capital. The team was led by Jamie Hamilton, who was assisted by Ben Milloy and Maddy McAra. To find out more, please read the news articles in Global Legal Chronicle and Business Cloud.


Mike Tremeer and Ingrid Hesselbo: measures business should consider before proceeding with redundancy

Mike Tremeer, Ingrid Hesselbo |

The Covid-19 pandemic is having far-reaching consequences for businesses across the globe. Partner Mike Tremeer and Associate Ingrid Hesselbo remind small business based in the UK to consider all measures available before proceeding with redundancy as a last resort. See their helpful guide on SmallBusiness.co.uk.