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Brexit und der europäische Rechtsverkehr – Keep calm and carry on

Alexander Wildschütz |

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

Alexander Wildschütz |

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

Alexander Wildschütz |

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

Jeremy Whiteson, David Robinson, Grant Gordon, Graham Spitz, Matthew Bennett, Eddie Powell, Jonathan Hibberts, Gillian Birkby, Alison Mould, Jamie Hamilton, Mark Harnett, Neil Vickers, Richard Reuben, Daniel Polden, Kim McMurray, Paul Airley, Teresa Cullen, Sophia Purkis, Digby Hebbard, Alexander Wildschütz, Steven Mash, Simon Ekins, Mark Buckley, Janet Keeley, David Weare, Bree Taylor |

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

Charles Proctor, Alexander Wildschütz |

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

Alexander Wildschütz |

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

Grant Gordon, Andrew Kaufman, Alex Kaufmann, Avram Kelman, Sunil Sheth, Alexander Wildschütz |

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 […]


Swaps mis-selling - What now and what next?

Alexander Wildschütz |

In 2012, the Financial Services Authority identified failings in the way that some banks sold interest rate hedging products, including interest rate swaps. In response in 2013 the major banks started their own reviews of such sales with these reviews and the banks’ redress determinations expected to be completed by June 2014. To date over […]


Fladgate's international practices ranked by Chambers Global 2014

Grant Gordon, Andrew Kaufman, Alex Kaufmann, Avram Kelman, Sunil Sheth, Alexander Wildschütz |

Fladgate is delighted that the following partners and consultants are featured as “Leaders in their Field” in the 2014 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 […]


Aktuell: Betrugsfälle im internationalen Zahlungsverkehr

Alexander Wildschütz |

Die Betrugsanfälligkeit elektronischer Korrespondenz und insbesondere von Online-Zahlungsverkehr ist allgemein bekannt. Bislang konzentrierten sich Manipulationen auf den direkten Zugriff auf das geschädigte Konto selbst, etwa durch Phising und anschliessende Verwendung der Kontodaten für unberechtigte Abbuchungen. Damit zielen auch die gängigen technischen Schutzmaßnahmen wie Anti-Trojan-Software und Firewalls, auf die Abwehr fremden Zugriffs auf die eigenen Daten. […]


Fladgate achieves eight "Leaders in their Field" rankings in Chambers Global 2014

Grant Gordon, Andrew Kaufman, Alex Kaufmann, Avram Kelman, Sunil Sheth, Alexander Wildschütz |

Fladgate is delighted that the following partners and consultants will feature as “Leaders in their Field” in the 2014 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. Alex Kaufmann Corporate/M&A (Germany) Corporate/M&A (United […]


Bankruptcy tourism: Court improves creditors' position in forum shopping cases

Alexander Wildschütz |

On 12 September 2013 the High Court dismissed the petition of a German national who had incurred substantial debts, almost exclusively in Germany, to be declared bankrupt (Re Wilfried Löffler). Alexander Wildschütz and Lisa Serrant of Fladgate’s Banking Litigation team acted for the opposing German bank. For some time debtors from across the EU have […]