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Liberty Media looks to embrace digital to revitalise Formula One

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Is Formula One about to turn a corner? Following the acquisition of Formula One by Liberty Media, Mark Buckley and Thomas Maw of Fladgate LLP assess the potential for Formula One to reinvent itself under new leadership, the opportunities presented by digital media platforms and new sponsorship models in order to engage with new audiences […]


Fladgate sponsors SportsPro Live 2017: Pushing the boundaries of sport

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The Fladgate Sports Business Group is delighted to announce its sponsorship of SportsPro Live 2017: Pushing the boundaries of sport. This year’s event will focus on the forces reshaping the industry, including: technologies that are changing the way people watch and play sport; emerging markets and investors who are creating new centres of power and […]


Fladgate sponsors SportsPro Live 2017: Pushing the boundaries of sport

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The Fladgate Sports Business Group is delighted to announce its sponsorship of SportsPro Live 2017: Pushing the boundaries of sport. This year’s event will focus on the forces reshaping the industry, including: technologies that are changing the way people watch and play sport; emerging markets and investors who are creating new centres of power and […]


2016 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 2016 edition of the Legal 500 Guide to the UK Legal Profession. The firm achieved 27 rankings with a further 57 individual recommendations. Commercial contracts Eddie Powell led the advice to MLCG on the negotiation of a multi-year exclusive supply agreement with […]


Fladgate achieves success for Castex Technologies

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Fladgate LLP acted for the successful defendant, Castex Technologies Limited, in proceedings brought against it by Citicorp International Limited. In a judgment given on 24 February 2016, Mr Justice Burton decided that a Mandatory Conversion Notice given by Castex pursuant to US$70m 2.5% Convertible Bonds complied with all contractual conditions and resolved a preliminary issue […]


2015 Legal 500 continues to rank Fladgate across the board

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Fladgate LLP is delighted to have achieved across the board rankings in the recently launched 2015 edition of the Legal 500 Guide to the UK Legal Profession. The firm achieved 23 rankings with a further 48 individual partner recommendations. Commercial contracts – Recommended Fladgate LLP advises on a broad variety of contracts, such as the franchising […]


Fladgate advises provisional liquidators of Rainbow Insurance Co in Privy Council

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Mauritian based Rainbow Insurance Co Ltd.’s registration was suspended in 2007 by The Mauritian Financial Services Commission (FSC), regulators of local insurance companies, for capital inadequacy, solvency and liquidity. Rainbow applied to the Supreme Court of Mauritius for judicial review of the suspension. The application was refused. Rainbow then appealed to the Privy Council in […]


Fladgate advises Den Danske Bank in Privy Council

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On 16 April 2014, the Privy Council dismissed the appeal of Surinam Shipping Company against the Mauritius Court of Appeal’s judgment in favour of Den Danske Bank A/S and Mauritius Commercial Bank Limited (MCB). The case concerned whether MCB had undertaken liability for payment of a letter of credit or was merely an advising bank. […]


The wider picture: a guide to international image rights

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The basis of image rights differs from region to region, causing confusion especially when it comes to cross-border player transfers. Mark Buckley explains how effective legislation is in various countries. There was huge press interest in the transfer of English Premier League (EPL) Tottenham Hotspur footballer Gareth Bale to Spanish La Liga club Real Madrid, […]


Match-fixing and doping scandals - the potential fallout

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Europol, Europe’s intelligence-sharing agency, has announced it is currently investigating match fixing in football “on a scale that has not been seen before”. The investigation which started in Germany, Finland and Hungary has since been extended to include Slovenia and Austria. It has been running for 18 months and, in that time, Europol has identified […]


Fladgate successfully defends Force India Formula One racing team

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Fladgate LLP has successfully represented the Force India Formula One racing team (Force India) in a High Court case against Futurecom Events & Marketing GmbH (Futurecom), a German based supplier of catering and logistics. Futurecom alleged that Force India had acknowledged an indebtedness in an amount exceeding Euro 800,000 in an agreement written in German. […]


Fladgate helps Force India F1 Team win off the track

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Fladgate LLP has acted for Force India F1 Limited (Force India), the formula one team in a sponsorship dispute with Etihad Airways and Aldar Properties (Etihad/Aldar). In April 2007, the team entered into a three year, US$20m, title sponsorship deal with Etihad/Aldar. In October 2007, the team was bought by a consortium headed by Indian […]