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Fladgate advises Yoo Capital on its purchase of controlling interest in Shepherds Bush Market, West London

Marc Sosnow, Gavin Whitney, Richard Reuben, Hamilton Forrest, Luke Morris, Eddie Powell, Yulia Leyko, Cem Usten, Fiona Smith, Ian Smith, Alex Taylor, Myckala Jones, Ben Milloy, Ingrid Hesselbo, Eleanor Green |

Fladgate has advised Yoo Capital Fund II, L.P on its acquisition of a majority ownership interest in Shepherds Bush Market from U+I Group. The new joint venture will bring about regeneration to Shepherds Bush Market and the adjoining land for mixed-use development. To read more click here


Renewable & Green Energy Round-up: July

Sam Tye, Luke Morris |

Fladgate’s Renewable & Green Energy Group highlight recent developments and topics of discussion affecting the renewable energy, electric vehicle and battery storage sectors. The National Grid ESO’s Future Energy Scenarios 2020 (FES) published in July was the first to contain scenarios published by National Grid whereby net zero is achieved by 2050 (or, in one […]


Fladgate advises E3 Wind Limited on SPV

Luke Morris, Gemma Grunewald, Sam Tye |

Fladgate LLP has advised E3 Wind Limited on its acquisition of a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) which owns a wind farm in Scotland and benefits from the Feed-In Tariff Scheme The Fladgate team, led by Sam Tye, assisted E3 Wind with obtaining the necessary change of control consents, agreeing transaction documentation, amendments to existing facility […]


Lenders and borrowers - new pressures in unprecedented times

Luke Morris |

In these unprecedented times, all loan deals are being stress tested. Both borrowers and lenders alike have their own issues from meeting payment obligations and satisfying financial covenants to liquidity ratios and revaluing portfolios. From a borrower’s perspective, generally speaking force majeure clauses don’t appear in debt finance documents. If they don’t then under English […]


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

Julian Lewis, James Fry, Hamilton Forrest, Nathan Carter-Smith, Gemma Grunewald, Alex Haffner, Luke Morris, Caroline Philipps |

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 for Pyser Optics Limited on £3.4m sale to Scientific Digital Imaging Plc

Graham Spitz, Nigel Gordon, Alan Wetterhahn, Gemma Grunewald, Adam Baker, Mike Tremeer, Luke Morris, Hattie Jordan |

Fladgate was delighted to act for Pyser Optics Limited, a portfolio company of Privet Capital, in relation to the sale of their Graticules division to AIM quoted group, Scientific Digital Imaging Plc. Graticules Optics is a designer and manufacturer of precision reticle, aperture, grating and micropattern products on glass, ceramics, film and in metal foils […]


Fladgate acts on £92.5m acquisition for Flora Developments Limited

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

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 funding for Dundee hotel development

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

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

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, Mark Buckley, Janet Keeley, Eugene Matveichuk, Stephen Lewis, Alison Mould, James Earl, Mike Tremeer, Kim McMurray, 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, Jeremy Whiteson, Sophia Purkis, Teresa Cullen, Steven Mash, Ian Brent |

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 […]


Hodson Developments secures planning and funding for Chilmington Green Development

Hamilton Forrest, Mark Harnett, Miles Crawford, Kim McMurray, Luke Morris |

Fladgate client Hodson Developments has secured planning and funding to commence a new garden city project near Ashford, Kent, known as the Chilmington Green Development. Chilmington Green will bring a vibrant, mixed use, new community to the town of Ashford in Kent. It will provide around 5,750 new homes as well as its own high […]


Thunderbirds are go! Fladgate advises Privet Capital on acquisition of Vivid Toy Group

Graham Spitz, Luke Morris, David Baverstock |

Fladgate LLP has advised Privet Capital (Privet), a private equity investor, on its acquisition of Vivid Toy Group Limited (Vivid) for an undisclosed sum. Vivid is one of Europe’s leading independent branded toys and games companies, licensing, designing, manufacturing and selling a combination of in-house developed toy and games IP and third party intellectual property […]