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Localism Bill becomes Localism Act

Mark Harnett |

The Localism Bill received Royal Assent on 16 November 2011. The Act, which many commentators are claiming is the most important piece of planning legislation in a generation, includes measures for major reform of the planning system in England. The Act starts the process of decentralisation, which, it is intended, will shift power away from […]


Fladgate advises Stockmeier Urethanes on first UK acquisition

Alex Kaufmann, Mark Harnett |

Fladgate LLP has advised German company Stockmeier Urethanes GmbH & Co. KG on its purchase of Greenfield Polymers Limited, the West Yorkshire based producer of polyurethane, epoxy and silicone thermoset resin systems. The purchaser, who is part of the international Stockmeier Group, acquired the entire share capital of Greenfield Polymers for an undisclosed sum. The […]


Fladgate advises Indian conglomerate on London hotel acquisition

Mythily Katsaris, John Forde, Mark Harnett, Sunil Sheth |

Fladgate LLP has advised Indian based Bird Group, a conglomerate of independent companies in the travel and technological arenas, on the acquisition and refinancing of The Royal Park Hotel. The Royal Park Hotel is a boutique hotel located on Westbourne Terrace, comprising three carefully restored, mid 19th-century Grade II listed townhouses. US-based Interstate Hotels and […]


Changes to section 106 agreements and the Community Infrastructure Levy

Mark Harnett |

The Government has been working up proposals for a new levy (the Community Infrastructure Levy or CIL), to sit alongside section 106 agreements, for several years. The Community Infrastructure Levy Regulations 2010 have now finally been adopted and came into effect on 6 April 2010. The regulations confirm that local authorities have the power to […]


Fladgate advises German paper manufacturer on UK acquisition

Andrew Kaufman, Eddie Powell, Alex Kaufmann, Mark Harnett, Andrew Bessemer Clark |

Fladgate LLP has advised German paper manufacturer Palm Paper Group on the acquisition of the business and assets of Cheshire Recycling Limited from its administrators for an undisclosed sum. Palm Recycling Limited, a newly formed subsidiary of the Palm Paper Group, has acquired the business which was previously trading as Abitibi Bowater Recycling Europe. The […]