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Fladgate advises Starwood European Real Estate on the sale of SOF-10 Beagle Investments

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Fladgate LLP has acted for Starwood European Real Estate on the sale of SOF-10 Beagle Investments Lux S.à r.l., the SPV which owns One Braham, London E1 for £65m.  One Braham has planning for 317,000 sq ft of office space which will be constructed over the next two years.   Aldgate Developments Limited, a long-term client […]


Fladgate LLP advises Viandas de Salamanca on UK roll-out

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Fladgate has acted for the UK arm of Spanish company Viandas de Salamanca on its expansion into the UK market.  Primarily a wine maker, the company also produces its own olive oils, cheeses and cured meats.  It is now embarking on a European roll-out of city centre units which will combine retail shops with delicatessen […]


Internal investigations and the limits of privilege

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Summary The High Court recently ruled, in a landmark case brought by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), that the Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation (ENRC) must hand over documents generated by an internal investigation by the company, including notes taken by lawyers of interviews with ENRC’s employees. The SFO’s application was made in the course of […]


Fladgate advises on the sale of Sports Bar & Grill to Stonegate

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Fladgate LLP has advised the principal shareholder of Bar Holdings Limited on its acquisition by Stonegate Pub Company. Bar Holdings Limited operates five bars trading under the Sports Bar & Grill brand.  The acquisition provides Stonegate with entry into the transport hub market, with four of the five bars situated in major London transport stations. […]


Renowned photography museum to open in London

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Fladgate has advised the renowned photography museum, Fotografiska, on its pre-let of the lower ground floors and a new office pavilion at The White Chapel Building, 10 Whitechapel High Street E1, from Derwent London. Fotograviska, which runs the photography museum in Stockholm, plans to use the space for The London Museum of Photography, adding a […]


Fladgate advises Tri-Star Resources on £9.1m fundraising

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Fladgate has advised AIM listed Tri-Star Resources on a series of related transactions designed to restructure the company’s balance sheet.  These transactions include the conversion of £4.4m of loan notes into equity, a £9.1m placing, the application of £7.8m of the placing proceeds to the redemption of the balance of the company’s loan notes held […]


Motivating and rewarding key employees through share-based incentives

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There are various ways to motivate and reward key employees through share-based incentives. The optimum structure for any given company will depend on its specific circumstances and commercial objectives. Enterprise Management Incentive (EMI) option plans are widely recognised as an attractive and very tax efficient structure and are therefore the first port of call for […]


Fladgate advises Gfinity on £6.25m placing

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Fladgate has advised AIM listed Gfinity PLC on the placing of 31,250,000 new ordinary shares in order to raise £6.25m. The proceeds of the placing will contribute towards working capital, establish the Gfinity Elite Series in the UK, contribute towards software development, enable further recruitment of quality personnel and also invest in broadcast technology. Gfinity […]


Competition and Markets Authority fines golf club manufacturer £1.45m for imposing an online sales ban

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The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), the UK’s primary competition and consumer authority, has fined Ping Europe Limited (Ping) £1.45m for preventing two UK retailers from selling Ping’s golf clubs online. Although Ping had a commercial objective, imposing the restriction to promote in-store customer fitting, the CMA concluded that Ping could have achieved this through […]


IHT Residence Nil Rate Band: depending on downsizing?

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HMRC have published new guidance covering the downsizing provisions of the Residence Nil Rate Band (RNRB) (click here for a link to it). This will be of interest to advisers looking for a relatively straightforward introduction to this aspect of the RNRB which may be suitable for forwarding on to clients. Whenever individuals interested in […]


Event: The New Telecoms Code: are you equipped?

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The New Electronic Communications Code was given Royal Assent on 27 April 2017 and is due to come into force this autumn. Thekla Fellas, our telecommunications dispute expert and head of real estate […]

Fladgate advises on sale of casino development to European casino operator

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Fladgate’s leisure team has advised Saw Close Casino Limited (SCCL) on the real estate aspects of its sale to Austrian based Century Casinos Europe GmbH, whose parent company Century Casinos, Inc. is listed on NASDAQ. This is Century Casinos’ first acquisition in the UK. SCCL had previously agreed a 30 year lease for a 15,000 […]