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Fladgate advises Odyssey Investment Partners Portfolio Company on ‘bolt on’ acquisition

Graham Spitz, Emily Comber, Alex Haffner, Mike Tremeer, Gemma Grunewald |

Fladgate was delighted to advise Odyssey Investment Partners in relation to a ‘bolt on’ acquisition of Essentra Security on behalf of their portfolio company, Digital ID. Digital ID is a leading ID card company specialising in the sector for over 25 years. The acquisition of Essentra Security, a recognised supplier of ID card printers, further […]


Facebook’s Libra Cryptocurrency under the EU regulatory spotlight

Alex Haffner |

In June of this year, Facebook announced to much public fanfare that it intends to rollout a new digital currency called ‘Libra’ for use in 2020, allowing its users across the globe to make online financial transactions. As further details of the Libra project emerged and the initial fanfare and predictions of how it would […]


Fladgate advises SILCS Solutions Limited on its UK launch of ChargeBolt

Alex Haffner, Michelle Waknine, Thomas Edwards |

Fladgate has advised SILCS Solutions Limited on all legal aspects of its UK launch of “ChargeBolt”. With over 250 locations from their soft launch in the UK, ChargeBolt provides free countertop docking stations for customers to rent a power bank, charge their devices on-the-go and return it to another location – just like the shared […]


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

Julian Lewis, Luke Morris, James Fry, Alex Haffner, Hamilton Forrest, Melissa Needham, Nathan Carter-Smith, Tamsin Bernard, Liam Bracken, Gemma Grunewald, Caroline Philipps, Muhammed Bhaimohmed, Victoria Brownell, Simon Ekins |

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's Sports Business Group sponsors SportsPro Live 2019

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

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 advises Noozhoo Nokiiyan LP on its investment in Sonco Gaming UK Ltd

Nigel Gordon, Alex Haffner, Diana Mennie, Muhammed Bhaimohmed, Amanda Hado-Bodfield |

Fladgate was pleased to act for Noozhoo Nookiiyan LP, the investment vehicle of Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation, on its investment in Sonco Gaming UK Ltd.


CMA concerns for Sainsbury’s and Asda merger

Alex Haffner |

The merger between mega stores Sainsbury’s and Asda has been in doubt after the CMA raised a catalogue of concerns in its initial findings. The merge would create a ‘supermarket juggernaut’ overtaking Tesco in market share. The CMA has said if it were to allow the merger to proceed, “it could force the sale of […]


Property agreements in the Competition Law spotlight – again

Alex Haffner, Thomas Edwards |

In September 2018, the Competition and Markets Authority issued its first ever fine (against Heathrow Airport Limited) in connection with a property agreement breaching the competition law rules . A recent “fast track” application to the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) looks to push the door further open to potential challenges to restrictions contained in property agreements.


Fladgate advises an off-shore group on a disposal and an acquisition

Roland Brandman, Nick Wood, Alex Haffner, Adam Baker, Anthony Reeves, Miles Crawford, Gideon Dabby-Joory |

Fladgate LLP has advised Parkside Investments Limited, a Jersey company, in connection with the acquisition of a large site in Hendon, north west London, for approximately £9.5m.  The site is used as a motor dealership and servicing centre and is let to Honda Motor Europe Limited.  The site represents a short term investment acquisition with […]


Guess fined by EU Commission for blocking Internet sales

Alex Haffner, Thomas Edwards |

The fashion retailer, Guess, has been fined by the EU Commission for a breach of Article 101 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU), which prohibits agreements between companies that prevent, restrict or distort competition within the EU’s Single Market. Guess operates a selective distribution system across the EEA, which is […]


Amazon Marketplace in the EU Competition spotlight

Alex Haffner, Thomas Edwards |

The European Commission has launched an initial probe into Amazon over how it uses third party sellers’ data. In the past weeks this has been closely followed by an antitrust probe from the German Federal Cartel Office. One of the reasons Amazon is unique as a retailer is that it operates as both a merchant, […]


Brexit and Competition law: Plus ça change plus c’est la même chose

Alex Haffner |

While debate continues in Parliament as to deal with the current blockage around the UK’s Withdrawal Agreement, back in the “real” world, businesses need to plan for the various outcomes currently being left in the hands of the politicians.