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Chambers Global 2017 ranks Fladgate partners

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Fladgate congratulates the following partners on their inclusion as “Leaders in their Field” in the 2017 edition of Chambers Global, the guide to the world’s best lawyers. Individuals are ranked after extensive research by the Chambers team with opinions sought from clients, peers, referees and competitors. Germany Corporate/M&A (Expertise Based Abroad) Alex Kaufmann of Fladgate […]


2016 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 2016 edition of the Legal 500 Guide to the UK Legal Profession. The firm achieved 27 rankings with a further 57 individual recommendations. Commercial contracts Eddie Powell led the advice to MLCG on the negotiation of a multi-year exclusive supply agreement with […]


Putting its red-soled stiletto heel down: Christian Louboutin, litigation and a look at post-Brexit trademark protection

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The fashion powerhouse Christian Louboutin (Louboutin) has been litigating to protect its iconic red-soled shoes since 2011.  It began in the United States and has meandered through various courts in Europe, finding its way to the European Court of Justice (ECJ).  Here we take a brief look at Louboutin’s fight to protect its trademark and […]


Chambers Global 2016 ranks Fladgate partners

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Fladgate congratulates the following partners on their inclusion as “Leaders in their Field” in the 2016 edition of Chambers Global, the guide to the world’s best lawyers. Individuals are ranked after extensive research by the Chambers team with opinions sought from clients, peers, referees and competitors. Germany Corporate/M&A (Experts Based Abroad) Alex Kaufmann Alex Kaufmann […]


Brexit and European legal transactions - Keep calm and carry on

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On 23 June 2016, voters in the United Kingdom opted to leave the European Union. Although a referendum is not constitutionally binding, the Prime Minister has announced that he will respect the result and clear the way to withdrawal from the EU treaties under Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty. In contrast to what was […]


Brexit und der europäische Rechtsverkehr – Keep calm and carry on

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Am 23. Juni 2016 haben sich die Wähler im Vereinigten Königreich dafür ausgesprochen, die Europäische Union zu verlassen. Obwohl ein Volksentscheid verfassungsrechtlich nicht verbindlich ist, hat Premierminister David Cameron angekündigt, dass er das Ergebnis respektieren und den Weg zur Aufkündigung der europäischen Verträge nach Artikel 50 des Vertrages von Lissabon freiräumen wird. Anders als ursprünglich […]


ACCORD and discord

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Clothing retailers are subject to ever increasing scrutiny from consumers over the working practices and conditions in which their products are being produced, in particular in respect of goods which are manufactured in low-cost locations. In December 2015, Primark hit the headlines when a shopper reported finding a note in a pair of socks which […]


Keeping your good name

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The English courts were recently asked to restrict fashion retailer ASOS’ use of its brand name, in particular in the context of its online trading operations as ASOS.com. The claim had been brought by ASSOS, a Swiss based manufacturer of cycling clothes. In 2005 ASSOS had registered a Community Trademark in respect of clothing, headgear […]


2015 Legal 500 continues to rank Fladgate across the board

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Fladgate LLP is delighted to have achieved across the board rankings in the recently launched 2015 edition of the Legal 500 Guide to the UK Legal Profession. The firm achieved 23 rankings with a further 48 individual partner recommendations. Commercial contracts – Recommended Fladgate LLP advises on a broad variety of contracts, such as the franchising […]


Fladgate advises Commerzbank in relation to Wolffkran's entry into UK market

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Fladgate LLP were instructed by lender Commerzbank to advise on and prepare the securities in relation to financing German major construction equipment company Wolffkran’s entry into UK market. The client was advised by banking partners Charles Proctor and Alexander Wildschütz.


The fallout from the forex fines

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We’ve recently seen yet another round of substantial fines by regulators against banks. This time the £3.6bn of fines against banks are for the foreign exchange (forex) scandal, where the banks stand accused of rigging the forex market. For most the impact of the forex scandal is not immediately obvious. We have set out an […]


Fladgate's international practices ranked by Chambers Global 2015

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Fladgate is delighted that the following partners and consultants are featured as “Leaders in their Field” in the 2015 edition of Chambers Global – The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business. Individuals are ranked after extensive research by the Chambers team with opinions sought from clients, peers, referees and competitors. Germany Corporate/M&A (Experts Based Abroad) Alex […]