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Fladgate acts on the sale of Bolt Learning

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Fladgate has acted on the sale of e-learning provider Bolt to private equity firm Aliter Capital. The team, led by corporate partner Ian Brent, acted for the investors in Bolt, a consortium led by serial entrepreneur Tom Fender. Since launching in 2014, Bolt has become the chosen online learning provider to a large number of […]


Recycling land: the benefits for developers and society – Jenny Sargeant in Property Week

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In a market that presents challenges for all, assets have to be worked harder and greater analysis is required to identify sites where value can be realised. At Fladgate we work to help our clients identify opportunities in the market. As a result, we are running our Unlocking Opportunities In Real Estate series, which includes […]


UK public sector gets guidance on building and using Artificial Intelligence

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Marking the start of London Tech Week on 10 June 2019, Oliver Dowden, the Minister for Implementation, announced the launch of a new guide designed to help the government to embrace AI and an online marketplace (the Spark Dynamic Purchasing System or Spark DPS[1]) specifically intended to help tech start-ups and other SMEs selling innovative […]


Fladgate LLP advised AIM listed Audioboom Group plc on a £2.8 million fundraise

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Fladgate LLP was delighted to advise AIM listed Audioboom Group plc on a £2.8 million fundraise by way of placing and subscription. The new shares were admitted to trading on AIM on 22 May 2019 and upon admission, Audioboom’s market capitalisation was approximately £27 million. The net proceeds of the fundraise will be used towards an […]


GDPR: One year on

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The GDPR has been in force for almost a year and it has been reported that the Information Commissioner’s Office anticipates that a large fine in the United Kingdom is just a few weeks away. The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) has reported that the various European supervisory authorities have received 144,000 queries and complaints, […]


Real Estate Funds - the new elections regime

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The extension of capital gains tax to non-resident investors in UK real estate has made life more complicated for fund managers. Until the recent changes – which came into effect on 6 April 2019 – the optimum way to structure inward investment was pretty straightforward. Unless the fund was to set up as a REIT […]


IR35 taxing changes to off-payroll rules - Michael McCartney in Building

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Employment Partner, Michael McCartney, recently contributed an article in Building on IR35 and the taxing changes to off-payroll rules being a major challenge for building firms. Michael discusses what impact the changes to off-payroll rules has on contractors, “firms will need to work with contractors to gather evidence of genuine self-employment…” To view the full […]


Fladgate advises Ocado on investment into Karakuri

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Fladgate was delighted to advise Ocado Group’s venture arm on its investment into UK-based tech start-up, Karakuri. Reshaping the future of ready-to-eat meals, Karakuri’s robotic automation systems cater to bespoke nutritional requirements whilst minimising food waste. Leading the £7m seed round, Ocado confirmed an equity investment of £4.75m, acquiring 18% of the company and a […]


Fladgate advises Seko S.p.A on the acquisition of the Brightwell Group

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Fladgate has advised Seko S.p.A, an Italian based global leader in the design and manufacture of dosing pumps and metering systems on the acquisition of the UK headquartered Brightwell Group. Brightwell is a designer and manufacturer of professional hygiene equipment and chemical dispensing and dosing systems. Brightwell is already active in 85 countries and will […]


Fladgate in International Litigation News after Supreme Court judgment in Vendanta Resources Plc v Lungowe

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On 10 April 2019, the Supreme Court handed down a much anticipated judgment Vedanta Resources Plc v Lungowe, holding that UK parent companies may owe a duty of care to third parties affected by their foreign subsidiaries’ operations. The dispute related to the alleged environmental pollution caused by the Nchanga copper mine owned by UK-domiciled […]


Fladgate strengthens Tax team with new Partner appointment, Helen Cox

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Fladgate is delighted to announce the appointment of Tax Partner Helen Cox, who joins from Mishcon de Reya. Fladgate welcomes Helen to the Private Client team; she has a broad tax practice which encompasses advising on personal and corporate tax matters, both UK and international. Helen has a wealth of experience of working with entrepreneurs, […]


Fladgate's Sports Business Group sponsors SportsPro Live 2019

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For the third year running, our Sports Business Group is pleased to announce our sponsorship of SportsPro Live 2019. SportsPro Live has established itself as the leading event that hosts the biggest influencers in the industry.