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Coronavirus now an insured risk for hoteliers (Article in Hotels Newsletter by James Fry)

James Fry |

In a recent move by UK government (which will provide some comfort for the hospitality industry in the wake of potential losses from lost bookings and revenue in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak), Covid-19 will now be formally classified as a “notifiable disease” for insurance purposes. Under the terms of the Public Health (Control […]


Fladgate advises Schumacher Packaging on its acquisition of Jaffabox

Alex Kaufmann, Ashleigh Brinklow, Hamilton Forrest, James Fry, Nathan Carter-Smith, Roland Brandman, Caroline Philipps, Gemma Grunewald, Muhammed Bhaimohmed |

Fladgate has advised Schumacher Packaging Group, one of the largest family-run manufacturers of packaging solutions made from corrugated board and solid board, on its acquisition of Midlands headquartered and family-managed Jaffabox Ltd. The takeover is the latest strategic step the Germany based group has taken as the business continues to expand.  The acquisition represents Schumacher’s […]


Fladgate advises Seko S.p.A on the acquisition of the Brightwell Group

Julian Lewis, Luke Morris, James Fry, Hamilton Forrest, Nathan Carter-Smith, Tamsin Bernard, Liam Bracken, Gemma Grunewald, Caroline Philipps, Muhammed Bhaimohmed, Victoria Brownell, Simon Ekins, Alex Haffner |

Fladgate has advised Seko S.p.A, an Italian based global leader in the design and manufacture of dosing pumps and metering systems on the acquisition of the UK headquartered Brightwell Group. Brightwell is a designer and manufacturer of professional hygiene equipment and chemical dispensing and dosing systems. Brightwell is already active in 85 countries and will […]


Fladgate acts on £92.5m acquisition for Flora Developments Limited

Hamilton Forrest, James Fry, Sophie Burke, Luke Morris, Mark Harnett, Ildikó Kozó, Sunil Sheth, Victoria Brownell, Adam Baker, Mythily Katsaris |

Fladgate LLP acted for Flora Developments Limited, a subsidiary of ABIL Infraprojects Limited, India which is a large Indian construction, real estate development and hospitality company, for the acquisition of prime real estate in Central London known as Griffin House, 5/6 Strand, London WC2N 5HR for a purchase price of £92.5 million. The property currently […]


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

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

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 on sale of Fulham Wine Rooms

James Fry |

Fladgate LLP has advised on the sale of the Fulham Wine Rooms (by way of premium lease assignment) on behalf of existing client Investhor Limited to The Little Door Fulham Limited.   The venue will now be closed for refurbishment/ conversion works before opening as a new cocktail bar venue. The team was led by real […]


Fladgate advises Khanna Enterprises on development of 145 bedroom hotel in Manchester

James Fry, Eddie Powell |

Fladgate LLP has acted for Khanna Enterprises (Manchester) Limited on the acquisition of Invicta House, Atkinson Street, Manchester.  The purchase was conditional on securing planning permission for change of use from an office to a hotel and the subsequent development of a new build, 145 bedroom hotel.  Real estate partner James Fry led the Fladgate […]


Fladgate LLP advises Viandas de Salamanca on UK roll-out

James Fry, Amanda Hado-Bodfield |

Fladgate has acted for the UK arm of Spanish company Viandas de Salamanca on its expansion into the UK market.  Primarily a wine maker, the company also produces its own olive oils, cheeses and cured meats.  It is now embarking on a European roll-out of city centre units which will combine retail shops with delicatessen […]


Fladgate acts on sale of Holiday Inn Kenilworth

Anthony Reeves, Amy Collins, James Fry, Eddie Powell, Ashleigh Brinklow, Gemma Grunewald |

Fladgate LLP has acted for Khanna Enterprises (Holdings) Limited on the sale of Khanna Enterprises (Kenilworth) Limited, the company owning the 115 bedroom Holiday Inn Kenilworth, Warwick to BGAM Hotels for £10.4 million.  Situated in Kenilworth town centre, the hotel benefits from a Marco’s New York Italian and an onsite Starbucks café. The Fladgate team […]


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 […]


Fladgate acts for Investhor Limited on new wine bar and premises in Hammersmith

James Fry |

Fladgate LLP has acted for Investhor Limited on the purchase of new wine bar and restaurant premises in Hammersmith. Following refurbishment, the premises will open as the “Brackenbury Wine Rooms”. This will be the third “Wine Rooms” venue, alongside Kensington and Fulham. Fladgate real estate partner James Fry has acted on all three acquisitions.


Fladgate advises on Bristol Airport hotel construction

James Fry, Eddie Powell |

Fladgate LLP advised CIMC Developments Limited on the conditional exchange of development agreements for leases between the owners of Bristol Airport and CIMC for CIMC to construct and thereafter own a 251 bedroom hotel. On completion, the hotel will be managed by Hilton under their “Hampton by Hilton” brand. CIMC Developments is part of CIMC’s […]