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The Open COVID Pledge

Tim Wright, Eddie Powell |

Intellectual property rights are – by definition – monopolistic. How, then, can researchers, charities and NGOs collaborate with business in the development of new technologies to control and eradicate COVID-19? The Pledge The Open COVID Pledge[1] is intended to encourage business and academia to pledge to make their intellectual property (IP) available free of charge […]


COVID-19’s Impact on the Insights from the FCA’s Cyber Coordination Groups

Tim Wright, Eddie Powell |

The following article was a joint collaboration between Aon’s Cyber Solutions and Fladgate LLP, an international law firm. This alert explores the FCA’s “Cyber Coordination Groups (CCG) Insights” published on the 11th of March, 2020 and the impact that COVID-19 has already had on the threat landscape since its release. Aon explores how the previously […]


Supreme Court finds Morrisons not vicariously liable for mass data breach committed by disgruntled employee

Eddie Powell, Mike Tremeer, Michelle Waknine, Leigh Callaway |

The Supreme Court has ruled that thousands of Morrisons’ employees will not be entitled to any compensation, following a recent decision that the UK’s fourth largest chain of supermarkets was not vicariously liable for a rogue employee leaking payroll information online.  Importantly, the Supreme Court’s judgment also gives clear guidance that the motive for any […]


Coronavirus and the hotel industry: actions taken by brand owners and key considerations for hotel owners

Eddie Powell, Michelle Waknine |

The recent outbreak of coronavirus has had devastating effects on the UK’s hotel and hospitality industry. As of 23 March 2020, the UK government has ordered closure of all hotels, hostels, B&Bs, campsites and boarding houses for commercial use, citing the following exceptions: where people live in these as interim abodes whilst their primary residence […]


Fladgate advises Patron Capital on the £129m sale of Arlington Business Park to CapitaLand

Gideon Dabby-Joory, Jamie Hamilton, Mark Harnett, Eddie Powell, Mike Tremeer, Elliot Lewis, Hamilton Forrest, John Forde, Miles Crawford, Roland Brandman, Sasha Pirbhai, Charles Proctor, Diana Mennie |

Fladgate has advised Patron Capital, the pan-European institutional investor focused on real-estate backed investments and their JV partner APAM, on the sale of Arlington Business Park (ABP) to Singapore’s CapitaLand for a total consideration of £129.25 million. Patron Capital and APAM acquired the business park in 2015, and Fladgate advised the joint venture on this […]


How can prop-tech solve the housing crisis?

Eddie Powell, Tim Wright, Jenny Sargeant, Grant Gordon |

Fladgate partners Jenny Sargeant, Eddie Powell, Grant Gordon and Tim Wright – alongside District 34 Co-Founder John Lim discuss how prop-tech can be used to identify affordable land for property development. Growing frustrations with the slow pace of housing development could soon be satiated by tech solutions such as that of District 34. Combining big […]


Bentley Undressed: UK Court Halts Luxury Motor Giant From Selling Branded Clothing

Eddie Powell, Thomas Edwards |

The UK High Court has produced a decision in which a family run clothing business has overcome the luxury car giant Bentley Motors regarding the use of the trademark ‘BENTLEY’ on clothing items. The facts of the case were as follows: Bentley Clothing’s business began as an independent family business in the early 1960’s, and […]


Fladgate advises international private consortium in acquiring business from listed Swedish gaming company

Nigel Gordon, Priyadevi Vadgama, Eddie Powell, Ben Milloy, Grant Gordon, Diana Mennie |

Fladgate has advised an international private consortium on the purchase of the entire share capital of GoldBlue Ltd, subsidiary of the NGM Nordic MTF listed GoldBlue AB (GOLDB MTF). GoldBlue AB is a Swedish iGaming holding company which focuses on emerging markets. GoldBlue Ltd, the acquired company, which ultimately owns all of GoldBlue AB’s significant […]


Fladgate’s quick guide to the law on website cookies

Eddie Powell |

1. What are cookies and what this note covers 1.1 Cookies are small files which a website can, through an internet browser, leave on a user’s device, and to then be used to extract information about the user or their system. 1.2 In many cases, cookies are simply tools to let the website do its […]


Cookie Consent - GDPR

Eddie Powell, Joshua Bennett |

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has handed down a preliminary ruling in a case[1] focussing on the validity of consent obtained from internet users by means of pre-ticked checkbox, and information obligations regarding cookies. The ECJ was reviewing the cookie consent requirements in accordance with the Cookie Directive 2002/58/EC (Cookie Directive), and the General […]


Fladgate advises Ocado Ventures on groundbreaking indoor farming joint venture

Eddie Powell, Hamilton Forrest, Alex Haffner, Alex Taylor, Jamie Hamilton, Luke Morris |

Fladgate was delighted to advise the corporate ventures arm of Ocado Group, the world-leading online grocer and developer of innovative infrastructure solutions on its partnership and investment in Infinite Acres, a full-service solution provider for indoor farming. Infinite Acres sees Ocado Ventures partnering with the Cincinnati, Ohio-based indoor farming specialist 80 Acres Farms and the […]


Fladgate advises Black Sheep Coffee Group on acquisition from Taylor St Baristas

Eddie Powell, Michelle Waknine, Gideon Dabby-Joory, Adam Baker, Madeleine Holding, Jamie Hamilton, Seetal Modi, Wing Tang, Victoria Brownell |

Fladgate LLP has advised Black Sheep Coffee Group (BSCG) on a complex agreement involving the acquisition of assets including eight cafes from Taylor St Baristas- a London-based, speciality coffee retailer. The addition of these cafes increases the number of the BSCG estate to 33 across London and Manchester and an additional franchise in the Philippines. […]