Fladgate is an international law firm, advising UK-based and international businesses and private clients on a diverse range of commercial and legal issues.

Nearly 40% of our business comes through non-UK clients, and many of our domestic clients require international support with issues such as arbitrations and overseas listings.

We deliver practical solutions to the challenges our clients face through teams of multilingual, multi-qualified lawyers who combine transactional and technical expertise with a cultural and commercial appreciation of the individual countries involved. Our teams focus primarily, but not exclusively, on:

Our international capabilities are further strengthened by access to an extensive network of overseas lawyers, accountants, bankers and other advisers, and by our membership of the International Lawyers Network, a worldwide non-exclusive association of high-quality full-service law firms spanning more than 60 countries.

A growing proportion of our work has an international dimension and our strategy is based on our resolute independence. Rather than operating a number of overseas offices, we aim to combine our lawyers’ experience with that of the most appropriate local law firm. This enables us to provide our clients with advice from specialists with the most relevant experience in each jurisdiction, delivered in a collaborative way. We are experienced in coordinating multi-jurisdictional teams to manage our clients’ needs around the globe.

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This firm has a strong cross-border practice; it runs several international desks out of its London office, each manned by a lawyer experienced in the target region. In terms of commercial awareness, clients comment “They understood the market well and commercial issues were clearly addressed”.

Chambers UK
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This London-based firm is active on a range of domestic and international matters. The group offers “a high-quality and well-rounded service, complete with extensive direct contact with partners”, and clients applaud the lawyers’ dedication to understanding and fulfilling their specific needs.

Chambers UK

The sizeable team at Fladgate LLP serves a broad client base, with recent deals spanning the hotels and leisure, financial services and healthcare sectors. International work features heavily, where the group’s dual-qualified lawyers such as Alex Kaufmann are well placed to advise. Practice head Grant Gordon recently advised US-based Flagship Foods on its first European acquisition.

Legal 500

Fladgate has core strength in property (development, investment and funding) and is also notable as a leading choice for lower-value M&A, acting for clients such as Random House and Deutsche Bank’s RREEF real estate business. It has a growing international client base, with nearly a third of its income deriving from non-UK clients investing in the UK.

Legal 500

Fladgate LLP’s practice handles a range of cross-border work; consultant Neil Vickers acts for clients such as KazakhGold, Sinochem and Aurora Russia. In addition, Avram Kelman specialises in Anglo-Israeli capital markets transactions, while Paul Airley and Nigel Gordon are particularly experienced in Anglo-Canadian matters. David Robinson has been instrumental in increasing the firm’s links with Asia-based clients. On the domestic front, in 2016, Airley was the lead adviser to Angus Energy on its AIM admission and £3.5m placing. In a separate matter, Vickers acted for Shore Capital (as NOMAD and broker) on the AIM admission and placing of Yü Group. Grant Gordon leads the team.

Legal 500

Fladgate LLP’s ‘excellent partner-led litigation team’ wins plaudits for its ‘great commercial approach and solid judgement’, and is ‘a strong contender in the civil fraud market’. The firm is noted for its strong international focus with multiple foreign desks; examples include acting for a Swiss claimant in a matter regarding unpaid returns by a bank and alleged conspiracy to defraud, and advising PCP Capital Partners in alleged fraudulent misrepresentations made by Barclays, into which the client had invested £3bn in Middle Eastern money. Simon Ekins heads the practice, and Sophia Purkis ‘fights tenaciously for her clients’ and has a long track record of successes.

Legal 500

  • Offshore group controlled by a renowned Israeli entrepreneur – acquisition of Camden Lock Market (a site in excess of one acre, housing 250 market stalls, 50 shops, 20 workshops and five food outlets); acquisition of 50% of shares in the offshore group owning Camden Stables Market and a large development site known as Camden Lock Village; and a £230m refinancing facility secured on Camden Stables Market with affiliates of Nomura International Plc.
  • Gujarat NRE Coke Ltd – raising of US$20m through the listing of convertible bonds on the Singapore Stock Exchange.
  • PeerTV – admission to AIM of this leading provider of internet TV solutions, incorporated in the UK but with its principal operating subsidiary in Israel.
  • Adventurous Journeys Capital Partners and other investors – disposal of Hotel Saint–Barth Isle de France to LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, the world’s largest luxury products group. The five star hotel, located on Flamands Bay on the Caribbean island of St Barthélemy, has won numerous awards.
  • Feri Rating and Research GmbH – disposal, by a subsidiary of Feri Finance AG, Germany’s leading independent research and wealth management company, of Feri Fund Market Information Ltd, the European Fund Research Specialist and its fund database subsidiary, FI Datenservice GmbH, to Reuters for an undisclosed amount.
  • Hitachi Zosen Inova AG – various projects for this Zurich based client with a combined contract value of over £3bn, including a recent contract to construct a new 34 MW energy recovery facility in South Gloucestershire, as part of a public private partnership contract between the West London Waste Authority and a consortium led by SITA UK. The overall project value is £244m.
  • Masternaut UK Ltd, known as Masternaut Three X – acquisition by Masternaut International, a subsidiary of Hub Télécom owned by Europe’s second largest airport operator, Aéroports de Paris. The deal created Europe’s largest fully integrated telematics, mobile resource and fleet management solutions organisation.
  • Eleclink Limited – suite of agreements entered into with National Grid for the connection and supporting transmission infrastructure and the bilateral agreement as part of a pioneering project to establish a connection between the UK and French grids to allow transfer of power between the two countries.
  • Highgate Hotels Inc. – acquisition of a site in Shoreditch, London for the development of a new 190+ room hotel for this US based and privately owned hotel group.
  • Indian electronics conglomerate – dispute over performance bonds given in respect of the production and supply of silicone wafers, giving rise to multi–jurisdictional issues over injunctive relief, and technical matters relating to the performance and alleged defects in the silicone wafer.