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Hidden way out for retail: Escape rooms and Covid-19

Madeleine Holding |

Most businesses have been affected by the economic impacts of Covid-19 but the pressure on the retail industry in particular has been significant. The high street is going to change as a result; some struggling retail businesses may cease trading altogether and those that survive may look to concentrate their store networks by opening fewer […]


A review of rent reviews

Madeleine Holding |

Introduction Earlier this year the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced he would use the 11 March 2020 Budget Day to launch a consultation into the proposed correction to, or phasing out of, the retail price index (RPI) with a response expected before the Parliamentary summer recess. RPI lost its national statistic status in 2013 but […]


Fladgate advises Black Sheep Coffee Group on acquisition from Taylor St Baristas

Eddie Powell, Michelle Waknine, Gideon Dabby-Joory, Adam Baker, Madeleine Holding, Jamie Hamilton, Seetal Modi, Wing Tang |

Fladgate LLP has advised Black Sheep Coffee Group (BSCG) on a complex agreement involving the acquisition of assets including eight cafes from Taylor St Baristas- a London-based, speciality coffee retailer. The addition of these cafes increases the number of the BSCG estate to 33 across London and Manchester and an additional franchise in the Philippines. […]


Money (That's what "Tenants" Want): Tenant Incentives and their Treatment

Madeleine Holding |

Capital contributions can be a useful inducement to tenants but proper consideration of their impact is often missed in negotiations. It is important to identify the correct reason for the payment as this can affect the VAT treatment, whether the construction industry scheme (CIS) applies, whether capital allowances are applicable and the treatment of any works on rent review.


Tenants’ top tips on telecommunications

Madeleine Holding |

Gone are the days of communicating via smoke signals and carrier pigeons.  Billions of emails are sent every day. Telecommunications is therefore of vital importance to most, if not all, 21st century businesses. Many tenants’ focus is therefore on their ability to extend the telecommunications services at their premises. Broadly speaking, tenants are in a […]


Fladgate acts on acquisition for London Executive Offices

Eddie Powell, Gavin Whitney, Madeleine Holding |

As well as assisting London Executive Offices (LEO) with various asset management matters, Fladgate LLP is delighted to have been able to act on another acquisition for them, this time at One King William Street. LEO already had three floors in the building but has now added two further floors and extended the existing leases so […]


Bridging the registration gap

Madeleine Holding |

For most buyers of registered land, the deal is done on completion of the transfer, when the purchase price is paid and they are given the keys to the property. However, there are important post-completion formalities to which solicitors must attend. Legal title to registered land does not pass to the buyer until the transfer […]


Fladgate advises BYM Capital on corporate restructuring and £59.8m refinancing

Julian Scharfer, Miles Crawford, Adam Baker, Madeleine Holding, Seetal Modi, David Baverstock, Jeremy Whiteson |

Fladgate LLP acted for an associated entity of BYM Capital in respect of its corporate restructuring and subsequent entry into a £59.8 million loan provided by Pluto Finance for the refinancing of the client’s acquisition of New Horizons Court in Brentford and its development from office use into residential accommodation comprising 271 private residential apartments. […]


Fladgate advises Mindspace on their second London office lease

Alan Wetterhahn, Gemma Grunewald, Miles Crawford, Gideon Dabby-Joory, Adam Baker, Madeleine Holding, Nick Wood |

Fladgate has advised Mindspace, the international provider and operator of high-quality and design-led co-working workplaces, with the leasing of their second London premises. Earlier last year, Mindspace acquired (by way of a lease) their first premises in London at the Relay Building on Whitechapel High Street – a transaction which was also dealt with by […]


Block-insurance-buster

Madeleine Holding |

Block insurance policies are a very common way of insuring multiple properties. Landlords can benefit from economies of scale and may find the administration easier with only one renewal date and uniform terms. However, earlier this year the Upper Tribunal held that one landlord could not recover its block policy premia, despite being permitted to […]


Fladgate advises Sea Oil Tankers on bonds issue and admission to trading

Madeleine Holding, Luke Morris, Ashleigh Brinklow |

Fladgate has advised Sea Oil Tankers Limited (an Isle of Man incorporated company) on its issue of up to $200m of corporate bonds (which may be denominated in euros, US dollars or sterling) and admission to trading of those bonds on the Gibraltar Stock Exchange (GSX). The transaction was led by capital markets partner Chris […]