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Changes to the EU's Prospectus Regime: the new Prospectus Regulation

Paul Airley, Sandra Bates, Grant Gordon, Nigel Gordon, Avram Kelman, Julian Lewis, David Robinson, Neil Vickers |

Introduction EU Regulation 2017/1129 and its Delegated Regulation (dated 14 March 2019) come into force on 21 July 2019 in full, replacing the previous prospectus regime. The principal purpose of the reforms is to make it easier and less costly for businesses to access the capital markets by reducing the regulatory burden on issuers, and […]


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

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

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 advises shareholders of M25 Business Centres Ltd on its sale to BizSpace

Hamilton Forrest, Julian Lewis, Melissa Needham, Gavin Whitney, Mike Tremeer |

Fladgate has advised the shareholders of M25 Business Centres Ltd on its sale to BizSpace. M25 Business Centre, which is located in Waltham Abbey, Essex, totals 55,000 sq ft across four storeys with office space ranging from 90 sq ft to 2,454 sq ft.  The property also includes meeting rooms, break out areas and executive […]


Fladgate advises on funding for Dundee hotel development

Julian Lewis, David Baverstock, Luke Morris, Sam Tye, Michelle Waknine, Dee Afolami |

Fladgate’s hotel team has advised clients on the provision of funding, by Coutts & Co, for the redevelopment of two sites in Dundee into InterContinental Hotels Group branded hotels. The team advised on the negotiation and agreement of finance documents including the facility agreement and security as well as the associated hotel management and franchise […]


2017 Legal 500 ranks Fladgate across the board

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

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 […]


Fladgate advises JacTravel on £200m acquisition by Webjet

Julian Lewis, Jamie Hamilton |

Fladgate LLP has acted for the management team of JacTravel, a market leading European B2B travel business, on its acquisition by Webjet, the ASX listed online travel agent, for an enterprise value of £200m.  The acquisition will transform Webjet’s B2B business WebBeds, creating the world’s second largest online travel wholesaler. The acquisition will be funded […]


Fladgate advises on the sale of the Magal Group to Arlington Industries

Hamilton Forrest, Julian Lewis, Eddie Powell, Melissa Needham, Mike Tremeer, Ildikó Kozó, Orit Rioumine Gold |

Fladgate has advised on the sale of the Magal Group, an industry leading automotive component and system supplier, to Arlington Industries, a Cartesian Capital Group backed supplier to the automotive and aerospace sectors. Magal is recognised as a tier one global strategic supplier, attaining preferred supplier status with Ford, Daimler, Jaguar Land Rover, Renault Nissan […]


Fladgate acts for syndicate of offshore investors on loan facilities

Julian Lewis, Yulia Leyko, Gavin Whitney |

Fladgate LLP has acted for a syndicate of offshore investors in connection with two loan facilities from Investec Bank plc.  These include: A £17m loan to refinance the acquisition of seven sites in Greenwich (total of c.12 acres), which the borrowers are looking to convert into in excess of 1,500 residential properties over two principal […]


Fladgate advises on the acquisition of large Central London office premises

Julian Lewis, Gavin Whitney, Gemma Grunewald, Miles Crawford |

Fladgate has advised on the acquisition of a large Central London office premises for Halkin Management Company Limited, a service office provider and part of the Kingshott Holdings group. The premises are located on Paris Garden SE1, are let for 10 years and have a headline rent of over £2m pa.  Collyer Bristow acted for […]


Fladgate advises on the acquisition of Haché Group

Julian Lewis, Yulia Leyko, Matthew Williams, Melissa Needham |

Fladgate LLP has advised on the acquisition of Haché, the multi award-winning gourmet burger group. New owner Hush and its senior management team comprising Jamie Barber (co-founder of Hush and Cabana), Ed Standring (former managing director of Richoux Group) and Ian Neill (former chief executive of Wagamama) are planning an expansion and refurbishment of Haché […]


Online Platforms and the Digital Single Market

Julian Lewis |

A House of Lords Select Committee issued a report entitled Online Platforms and the Digital Single Market (see Online Platforms and the Digital Single Market) in response to an EU Commission consultation in relation to the use of market power by the largest online platforms. The report recommends an investigation by the Competition and Markets […]


Hotel update - October 2015

Julian Lewis |

A summary of transactions and trends in 2015.