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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.


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

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]