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2017 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 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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]


Fladgate advises on high profile acquisitions for Patron Capital

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Fladgate LLP has advised Patron Capital IV LP (Patron) on two high profile real estate investments: The c£75m headline acquisition, by a joint venture between Patron Capital and APAM Ltd, of the Arlington Business Park in Theale, Reading from the Arlington Business Parks Partnership (ABPP). The Arlington Business Park is considered to be one of […]


Fladgate advises Medina Investments on development site acquisition

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Fladgate LLP has acted for developer Medina Investments on the acquisition and funding of a development site on Clerkenwell Road, EC1. Medina Investments have submitted a planning application for the site, a former petrol station, for development into a mixed use scheme comprising a 225 bedroom hotel, five residential apartments and three ground floor retail […]


Fladgate advises on a £230m refinancing facility secured on Camden landmark, Stables Market

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Fladgate LLP has advised a group of companies held by Camden Market Holding Corp (Camden Market) in connection with a refinancing facility with affiliates of the Japanese investment bank, Nomura International Plc (Nomura), advised by Ashurst LLP. The total banking facilities provided by Nomura are in excess of £230m and comprise senior and mezzanine “packages”. […]


Fladgate advises Alpha UK Multi Property Trust plc and its subsidiaries on £65m refinancing

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Fladgate LLP advised Alpha UK Multi Property Trust Plc and its subsidiaries on the financing aspects of the £65m refinancing of a portfolio of commercial properties. The transaction involved senior debt provided by The Royal Bank of Scotland plc, mezzanine debt provided by Europa Mezzanine Finance SaRL and a subordinated loan provided by Alpha Real […]