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Brexit and planning for the unknown in IT

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Introduction As is beginning to become apparent, Brexit has wide-ranging consequences in many commercial and business areas. This is equally true in the sphere of data protection, where much of the applicable legislation has developed at an EU level.  This is readily understandable, given (i) the wide-ranging technological advances that have occurred since the UK […]


2017 Legal 500 ranks Fladgate across the board

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Fladgate LLP is delighted to have achieved across the board rankings in the recently launched 2017 edition of the Legal 500 Guide to the UK Legal Profession. The firm achieved 26 rankings, with 59 lawyers attaining 91 individual recommendations.  Commercial contracts Fladgate LLP enhanced its commercial contracts offering with the recruitment of James Earl, an expert in the […]


Getting Neymar moving: the legal framework of a soccer transfer

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With Neymar’s world record move from Barcelona to PSG just one of a host of big-money soccer transfers this summer, Fladgate’s Alan Wetterhahn and James Earl explain the legal processes that make a deal happen. The numbers are mind-boggling. And that was the case even before Paris Saint-Germain paid a world record fee of €222 […]


Fladgate advises Mindspace on the opening of its first London coworking space

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Fladgate has assisted Mindspace, a European provider of coworking space, in its entry into the UK market and all legal aspects relating to the opening of its first facility in London.  This involved completing a lease of two floors totalling 31,000 sq ft at the Relay Building, London E1 and assisting Mindspace with its plans […]


Fladgate Sports Business Group advises on transfer of Alvaro Morata to Chelsea

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Fladgate LLP is delighted to have acted for striker Alvaro Morata in connection with his transfer from Real Madrid to Chelsea FC in a record transfer (in terms of deal value) for the club. A cross-firm team advised on various aspects of the transaction led by James Earl, Head of the Sports Business Group alongside […]


Fladgate advises Aspers on the launch of Aspers Online Limited

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Fladgate has advised Aspers UK Holdings Limited on a joint venture with Stride Gaming plc to set up Aspers Online Limited. The online casino will be operated under the Aspers brand and Stride will provide the infrastructure and marketing. Aspers online business is targeted to launch in Q4 2017. Damian Aspinall, Chairman of the Aspers […]


Fladgate advises on Amy Winehouse statue loan agreement

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Fladgate’s leisure team has acted for The Camden Market Management Company Limited on an agreement for the loan of the official Amy Winehouse statue, which is on display at Camden Market Stables. Winehouse (1983–2011) was a British singer and songwriter who had become strongly associated with Camden Town until her death in 2011.  The work […]


Fladgate advises Gareth Bale on new sports bar in Cardiff

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Continuing its association with footballer Gareth Bale, the Fladgate Sports Business Group has advised the Welsh international and Real Madrid player on his joint venture with Welsh brewery Brains to open a new premium sports bar and restaurant in the heart of Cardiff City Centre. ‘Elevens Bar & Grill’ is scheduled to open later in […]


Fladgate sponsors SportsPro Live 2017: Pushing the boundaries of sport

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The Fladgate Sports Business Group is delighted to announce its sponsorship of SportsPro Live 2017: Pushing the boundaries of sport. This year’s event will focus on the forces reshaping the industry, including: technologies that are changing the way people watch and play sport; emerging markets and investors who are creating new centres of power and […]


Fladgate sponsors SportsPro Live 2017: Pushing the boundaries of sport

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The Fladgate Sports Business Group is delighted to announce its sponsorship of SportsPro Live 2017: Pushing the boundaries of sport. This year’s event will focus on the forces reshaping the industry, including: technologies that are changing the way people watch and play sport; emerging markets and investors who are creating new centres of power and […]


A track record in public attractions

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Fladgate has a well-established practice and a long history of advising on projects in the public attractions and themed entertainment sectors, including tourist attractions, theme parks, cultural institutions, theatres, museums, art galleries, zoos and gardens. We represented the Great Exhibition of 1851, and in 1862 we were instructed by Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States, to help set up […]


Fladgate advises on the acquisition of The Harpur Centre

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Fladgate has advised on the acquisition of a shopping centre known as The Harpur Centre in Bedford for Harpur Centre Bedford Limited (a wholly owned subsidiary of a Jersey Limited Partnership) from Zurich Assurance Plc.  Tellon Capital LLP was the acting asset manager on the transaction. James Burchell of Tellon Capital commented: “Daniel and his […]