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Covid-19 – The great waiver request in REF

Gary Smith |

The Covid-19 pandemic has affected almost every corner of the economy with little if any businesses immune to the effects. The lessons learnt from the credit crunch means lenders are better capitalised and the funding undertaken with more due diligence and better structuring. The closure of a vast number of public facing non-essential businesses in […]


Fladgate advises on the refinancing of the Fairmont Monte Carlo hotel

Gary Smith, Charles Proctor, Wing Tang |

Fladgate LLP acted for long standing client London & Regional Properties on the recent refinance by BNP Paribas of the Fairmont Monte Carlo hotel in Monaco. The Fairmont, a four star luxury hotel is located in the centre of the Principality of Monaco and has 596 guest rooms, residences and suites as well as four […]


Fladgate advises on KE Hotels' acquisition of Abbey Hotel (Bath) Limited

Hamilton Forrest, Amy Collins, James Fry, Michelle Waknine, Miles Crawford, Mike Tremeer, Gary Smith, Adrian Mawlabaux, Wing Tang, Nick Wood |

Fladgate LLP has advised KE Hotels on the acquisition of the Abbey Hotel, Bath through the purchase of Abbey Hotel (Bath) Limited from The Kaleidoscope Collection. The team also advised on the financing aspects of the transaction which involved a facility for the acquisition of Abbey Hotel (Bath) Limited and one for the refinance of […]


Fladgate advises London & Regional on Hilton Park Lane refinancing

Gary Smith, Charles Proctor |

Fladgate LLP has acted for London & Regional on the finance aspects of the refinancing of the Hilton, Park Lane. The hotel is Hilton’s flagship in London, opening in 1963. The 28 storey hotel includes a Michelin starred restaurant, Galvin at Windows on the top floor. The refinancing was by way of a senior facility […]


2017 Legal 500 ranks Fladgate across the board

Julian Lewis, Amy Collins, Andrew Kaufman, Graham Spitz, Richard Kaufman, Eddie Powell, Jonathan Hibberts, Helena Luckhurst, Mark Saunders, Alex Kaufmann, Alan Wetterhahn, Mark Harnett, Avram Kelman, Neil Vickers, Michael McCartney, Nigel Gordon, Paul Airley, Gideon Dabby-Joory, Alexander Wildschütz, Simon Ekins, Mark Buckley, Janet Keeley, Eugene Matveichuk, Bree Taylor, Sophia Purkis, Steven Mash, Jeremy Whiteson, Stephen Lewis, Alison Mould, James Earl, Mike Tremeer, Kim McMurray, Ian Brent, Amanda Hado-Bodfield, David Weare, Gary Smith, Luke Morris, Seetal Modi, Jenny Sargeant, Grant Gordon, David Robinson, Taj Rehal, David Baverstock, Richard Reuben, Digby Hebbard, Teresa Cullen |

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 […]


Refinancing of Blakes Hotel, Kensington

Stephen Lewis, Amanda Hado-Bodfield, Gary Smith, Naomi Clancy |

Fladgate has acted for long standing client Blakes Property Holdings Limited and Blakes Management Limited in relation to the refinancing by HSBC of Blakes London, a boutique hotel in Kensington. The refinance replaced the existing facilities provided by Santander. Blakes London is the creation of famed British designer Anouska Hempel and was one of the first […]


Fladgate acts on the refinancing of London & Regional’s headquarters

Gemma Grunewald, Jeremy Whiteson, Gary Smith, Charles Proctor |

Fladgate LLP has acted for London & Regional on the finance aspects of the refinancing of 55 Baker Street, a 530,749 sq ft prime office building owned and managed by London & Regional. The central London property serves as London & Regional’s London headquarters and includes tenants such as BDO, Knight Frank and Oliver Wyman. […]


Yotel comes to Clerkenwell

James Fry, Eddie Powell, Gary Smith |

Fladgate LLP is delighted that construction work has now commenced on the Clerkenwell Road, London EC1 development site of its client, Medina Investment, to create a 212 bedroom hotel to be operated (under management contract) by Yotel. The hotel will be the first city centre hotel in Europe for Yotel and is scheduled to open […]


Leeds super casino opens for business at Victoria Gate, Leeds

Jeremy Whiteson, Stephen Lewis, Gary Smith |

Fladgate LLP is delighted to have advised on the multimillion-pound Victoria Gate Casino that opened in Leeds on 26 January. The 1,400-capacity venue, operated by Global Gaming Ventures, is one of the largest casinos in the UK and forms part of a new retail and leisure scheme being undertaken by Hammerson. The 50,000 square foot […]


Fladgate advises Ziser Group on £45m refinancing

Roland Brandman, Miles Crawford, Gideon Dabby-Joory, Amanda Hado-Bodfield, Gary Smith, Luke Morris, Jenny Sargeant |

Fladgate has acted for a borrower group of companies who were collectively advised by Ziser Group in connection with a loan facility from Lloyds Bank for £45m. The security involved four different properties in London, each of which was controlled by a different company. The released funds will be used by the group for further […]


Otium acquires its first in-town leisure scheme

Mark Saunders, Stephen Lewis, Amanda Hado-Bodfield, Gary Smith, David Baverstock |

Fladgate LLP has advised Otium Real Estate on its first in-town leisure purchase in Milton Keynes, acquiring the Theatre District scheme from UGS MK Limited for £16.75m. The 109,000 sq ft scheme currently comprises 16 units, with a tenant roster that includes TGI Fridays, Bella Italia, Zizzis, Revolution de Cuba and the Slug and Lettuce. […]


Fladgate advises Global Gaming Ventures on its new casino in Leeds

Jeremy Whiteson, Stephen Lewis, Gary Smith |

Fladgate has advised Global Gaming Ventures (Group) Limited (GGV) in relation to the real estate aspects of the financing of its new casino in Leeds. The Gambling Act 2005 provided bidders with the opportunity to establish 8 new large and 8 new small casino licences.  GGV won two of these new large casino premises licences […]