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Stakeholder Capitalism – Will it become the “New New Normal”?

Amy Collins |

Stakeholder Capitalism is not new:  but is this management theory (popular in the 1950s and 1960s) poised to make a comeback as the world seeks to recover from the Covid-19 crisis? What is Stakeholder Capitalism? Investopedia refers to it as “a system in which corporations are oriented to serve the interests of all their stakeholders. […]


Restructuring plans and cross-class cram downs

Nigel Gordon |

On 26 June 2020 the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (CIGA) came into force after a rapid passage through all Parliamentary stages, in a little over a month. CIGA introduced several well-publicised changes to the law relating to insolvency and general meetings, but there is one proposed change which deserves greater attention. CIGA provides […]


Fladgate advises E3 Wind Limited on SPV

Sam Tye, Luke Morris, Gemma Grunewald |

Fladgate LLP has advised E3 Wind Limited on its acquisition of a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) which owns a wind farm in Scotland and benefits from the Feed-In Tariff Scheme The Fladgate team, led by Sam Tye, assisted E3 Wind with obtaining the necessary change of control consents, agreeing transaction documentation, amendments to existing facility […]


AGMs AND THE CORPORATE INSOLVENCY AND GOVERNANCE ACT 2020

Nigel Gordon |

On 26 June 2020 the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (CIGA) came into force after a rapid passage through all Parliamentary stages, in a little over a month. The objective of CIGA is to help UK companies and similar entities to continue to trade during the current worldwide pandemic and to avoid insolvency. CIGA […]


Renewable & Green Energy Round-up: June

Sam Tye |

Fladgate’s Renewable & Green Energy Group highlight recent developments and topics of discussion affecting the renewable energy, electric vehicle and battery storage sectors. Following completion of the Liberty Charge joint venture between the Charging Infrastructure Investment Fund, managed by Zouk Capital LLP (advised by Fladgate) & Liberty Global, Sam Tye, the Head of the Green Energy Group at Fladgate considers […]


Double Vision: Why all business people should note the CMA’s decision on Ophthalmologists

Alex Haffner |

The UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has arguably been one of the busier UK regulators during the Covid-19 pandemic. During the past week alone, it has issued three separate competition law infringement decisions with fines totalling £6.7 million. The first two were against musical instrument manufacturers and a retailer, each of whom were found […]


Fladgate advises Yoo Capital on joint venture

Marc Sosnow, Yulia Leyko |

Fladgate was delighted to act for Yoo Capital in relation to its joint venture with Astarte for the establishment of Yoo Capital Fund II, LP (YCFII), a London focused opportunity real estate fund targeting a fund size of £400m. YCFII, which has secured the commitments of institutional investors from across six continents to date, was […]


Fladgate advises Cassidy Gold Corp on the sale of the Kouroussa Gold Project

Paul Airley, David Baverstock |

Fladgate advised Cassidy Gold Corporation on its sale of the Kouroussa Gold Project to Hummingbird Resources plc. The project, located in Guinea, is a near term development asset in the Siguiri Basin, which has a high grade mineral resource of 1.18 million ounces of gold at >3gt. The Kouroussa Gold Project was sold for an […]


Fladgate advises PCB Litigation on agreement with Burford

Charles Wander, Zehra Kofturcu, Anthony Shatz |

Fladgate LLP has advised boutique law firm PCB Litigation on an innovative financing investment by Burford Capital, the world’s leading finance and asset management firm focused on law, which includes Burford taking a 32% equity stake in PCB. PCB, renowned for acting on high-value litigation mandates, transitioned into an alternative business structure to obtain regulatory […]


Unopposed Lease Renewals in a Covid Market

Kirsty Smith |

Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 (“the Act”) A tenant under a business lease will have a statutory right to a lease renewal (provided that certain qualifying criteria are met and the lease has not been contracted out of the Act). A tenant who wants to terminate its current lease and put forward proposals for a […]


Extension of strange times: continuing the chess match between Landlords and Grandmaster Boris.

Tim Foley |

The Covid-19 pandemic is a period of time which it seems we are obliged to call “strange times” but for the property industry times have been even stranger.  Her Majesty’s Government has now announced that the moratorium on the right to forfeit a lease for non-payment of rent laid down by the Coronavirus Act 2020 […]


Covid-19 and interim rent

Armel Elaudais |

While the full impact of the Covid-19 crisis on commercial rental levels is not yet known, landlords and tenants may be able to capitalise on the market fluctuations caused by the pandemic by making use of the interim rent mechanism under the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954 (the Act). In broad terms, interim rent is […]