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Fladgate advises Guild Esports plc on investment agreement with David Beckham

David Robinson, Alan Wetterhahn, Joshua Bennett, David Baverstock |

Fladgate was delighted to advise Guild Esports plc on an investment agreement with David Beckham. The Sports Business Group at Fladgate also drafted and negotiated a partnership agreement which makes David Beckham the face of the team. Guild, a new global esports business, is launching a player academy and developing an ambitious talent pipeline in […]


Tackling the impact of Covid-19: What are the options for the English Premier League?

Alan Wetterhahn, Thomas Edwards |

One of the effects of the significant disruption caused by the Covid-19 virus is the cancellation or postponement of a huge number of sporting events. Across Europe, and much of the rest of the world, football has been affected at both the elite and grassroots levels. This has caused severe headaches for the footballing authorities, […]


COVID-19: The future of esports and gaming collaboration

Thomas Edwards, Alan Wetterhahn |

Although the COVID-19 outbreak has been devastating for many businesses, certain industries such as the gaming and esports sectors may not be as badly affected as others. Social distancing means that, whilst many businesses are suffering from a lack of people visiting their bricks and mortar outlets, the gaming and esports industries are seeing record […]


“In the mist of chaos, there is also opportunity” - Sun-Tzu, The art of War-craft III

Joshua Bennett, Alan Wetterhahn |

Is there hope for custom game developers amidst Blizzard Entertainment’s new Acceptable Use Policy? Following the launch of Warcraft III: Reforged, Blizzard Entertainment (Blizzard) has updated its Acceptable Use Policy so that the legal rights that custom-game makers automatically assign to Blizzard have been expanded. The new wording (highlighted in bold) reads: Custom Games are […]


Fladgate acts on £220m sale of Red Tiger Gaming Limited

Amy Collins, Alan Wetterhahn, Hamilton Forrest, Orit Rioumine Gold, Ben Milloy, Laura Priestley, Tim Reinhard, Grant Gordon |

Fladgate was pleased to act on the sale of Red Tiger Gaming Limited, a leading online casino game software supplier to digital entertainment company, NetEnt. The accelerated deal completed on Thursday 5 September 2019 with the initial consideration being £197m and up to £23m may be payable in addition in 2022 on an earn-out basis. […]


Fladgate's Sports Business Group sponsors SportsPro Live 2019

Alan Wetterhahn, Tim Reinhard, James Earl, Alex Haffner, Grant Gordon |

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.


Fladgate acts for Pyser Optics Limited on £3.4m sale to Scientific Digital Imaging Plc

Graham Spitz, Nigel Gordon, Alan Wetterhahn, Gemma Grunewald, Hattie Jordan, Adam Baker, Mike Tremeer, Luke Morris, Victoria Brownell |

Fladgate was delighted to act for Pyser Optics Limited, a portfolio company of Privet Capital, in relation to the sale of their Graticules division to AIM quoted group, Scientific Digital Imaging Plc. Graticules Optics is a designer and manufacturer of precision reticle, aperture, grating and micropattern products on glass, ceramics, film and in metal foils […]


Has the European Parliament put the internet into reverse?

Alan Wetterhahn, Thomas Edwards |

The European Parliament has recently voted in favour of a controversial new Directive relating, among other things, to use of copyrighted materials on the internet. The lead-up to the vote has been hugely divisive. Support for the approach adopted by the proposed Directive has largely come from artists, authors and creators of content. They argue […]


Fladgate advises Aeromet on acquisition of Stone Foundries

Hamilton Forrest, Sophie Burke, Graham Spitz, Alan Wetterhahn, Gavin Whitney, Mike Tremeer |

Fladgate LLP has advised Aeromet International Limited, a leading supplier of airframe and aero engine components, on its bolt-on acquisition of Stone Foundries from Langham Industries. Aeromet and Stone Foundries have a long track record of providing aluminium and magnesium cast components to the aerospace and defence industries.  Following the acquisition, the combined business will […]


Fladgate advises Mindspace on their second London office lease

Anthony Reeves, Alan Wetterhahn, Gemma Grunewald, Sasha Pirbhai, Miles Crawford, Gideon Dabby-Joory, Adam Baker, Madeleine Holding, Nick Wood |

Fladgate has advised Mindspace, the international provider and operator of high-quality and design-led co-working workplaces, with the leasing of their second London premises. Earlier last year, Mindspace acquired (by way of a lease) their first premises in London at the Relay Building on Whitechapel High Street – a transaction which was also dealt with by […]


Brexit and planning for the unknown in IT

Alan Wetterhahn, Charles Proctor |

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

Julian Lewis, Amy Collins, Andrew Kaufman, Graham Spitz, Richard Kaufman, Eddie Powell, Jonathan Hibberts, Helena Luckhurst, Mark Saunders, Alex Kaufmann, Alan Wetterhahn, Mark Harnett, Avram Kelman, Neil Vickers, Michael McCartney, Nigel Gordon, Paul Airley, Gideon Dabby-Joory, Digby Hebbard, Alexander Wildschütz, Simon Ekins, Mark Buckley, Janet Keeley, Eugene Matveichuk, Bree Taylor, Sophia Purkis, Steven Mash, Jeremy Whiteson, Stephen Lewis, Alison Mould, James Earl, Mike Tremeer, Kim McMurray, Teresa Cullen, Ian Brent, Amanda Hado-Bodfield, David Weare, Gary Smith, Luke Morris, Seetal Modi, Jenny Sargeant, Richard Reuben, Grant Gordon, David Robinson, Taj Rehal, David Baverstock |

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 […]