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Fladgate sponsored an LPF event: The Big Leisure Debate

Gavin Whitney, Stephen Lewis, Matthew Williams, Nick Wood |

Fladgate was delighted to sponsor the Leisure Property Forum’s Big Leisure Debate at Vue West End, Leicester Square. The past 12 months have seen critical issues impacting the leisure sector – BREXIT, rates increases, wages growth, staff shortages, and technological disruption. Although there have been positives too, with a very high level of cinema admissions, […]


Fladgate advises Richard Mille on Bond Street store acquisition

Matthew Williams |

Fladgate LLP has advised luxury Swiss watch brand, Richard Mille, on the acquisition of their new store on Bond Street, W1.  The building was previously home to luxury fashion brand Alexander McQueen’s flagship store. Fladgate has provided commercial and real estate legal advice to Richard Mille on numerous matters over the past 5 years including its […]


Fladgate advises Seastar on £15m refinancing of Strand development

Jeremy Whiteson, Matthew Williams, John Forde, David Baverstock, Hollie Docherty, Gemma Grunewald |

Fladgate has advised the award winning residential developer Seastar on the £15m refinancing of its luxury apartment development (Strand Chambers) at 227-228 Strand in London. The refinancing follows a sale of the retail and restaurant units on the lower floors for £4.5m which completed in February and comprised a number of stages including: The transfer […]


Madison International Realty acquires 50% of Paternoster Square for £200m

Matthew Williams, Gavin Whitney |

Fladgate LLP has advised US investor, Madison International Realty, on the real estate aspects of the £200m acquisition from Oxford Properties of a 50% share in the Paternoster Square EC4 campus.  The acquisition includes King Edward Court, home of the London Stock Exchange and St Martin’s Court, CBRE’s head office in the City of London. […]


Fladgate advises Swiss construction company on tenth project success in the UK

Matthew Williams, Eddie Powell, Gillian Birkby, David Baverstock, David Weare |

Fladgate LLP has acted for Zurich based client Hitachi Zosen Inova AG (HZI) on an engineering, procurement and construction contract worth in excess of £100m, to deliver an energy from waste (EfW) facility on the outskirts of Edinburgh. A new EfW plant is to be built at the site of the Millerhill Zero Waste Parc, […]


Fladgate advises on real estate reorganisation for HPS Investment Partners

Matthew Williams |

Fladgate LLP has advised HPS Investment Partners, LLC (HPS) on the real estate reorganisation arising from the acquisition of the firm from J.P. Morgan Asset Management in March 2016. HPS is a leading global investment firm with a focus on non-investment grade credit.  It was originally formed as a unit of Highbridge Capital Management, LLC, […]


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 […]


Fladgate advises K&C REIT on Osprey Management Company Limited acquisition

Matthew Williams, Luke Morris, Nigel Gordon |

Fladgate advised K&C REIT on the agreed acquisition of the entire issued share capital of The Osprey Management Company Limited for an aggregate consideration of £1.6 million.  Osprey owns a portfolio of premium retirement and residential properties in London and southern England.  Osprey also provides property management services to the occupiers in the majority of […]


Fladgate advises on sale of Kingston Heights Hotel for £13.5m

Aditi Sawjani, Matthew Williams, Hollie Docherty |

Fladgate LLP advised on the sale of Kingston Heights Hotel, the final part of NHP Leisure Development’s mixed use riverside development in Kingston upon Thames, for £13.5m. There was a simultaneous sale of the management company which runs the innovative Open Loop Heat Pump System which provides heating to the development from the River Thames. Real […]


Fladgate advises on high profile hotel deals for Starboard and Downing

Hamilton Forrest, Julian Lewis, Matthew Williams, Eddie Powell, Melissa Needham, Gavin Whitney, David Baverstock, Luke Morris, Ella Leonard, Adrian Mawlabaux |

Fladgate LLP has advised on two high profile hotel deals: The acquisition of five ibis hotels by Starboard Hotels Limited, as part of a €32m portfolio sale by Accor. The sale of Chapel Street Hotel in Liverpool, part of the Hotel Indigo brand of hotels, to an international asset management company. Hotel developer and operator Starboard […]


Fladgate advises on Cardiff Hotel development deal

Julian Lewis, Rebecca Tavares, Matthew Williams, Gavin Whitney, Sam Tye |

Fladgate LLP has advised Dominions House Limited on the sale of a vacant former office block in central Cardiff as part of a BPRA deal that will see it converted into a luxury hotel and restaurant.  Being a BPRA deal, the sale had to complete by the end of the 2014/15 financial year and the […]


Restrictive covenants

Matthew Williams |

Developers and landowners often find that development sites are subject to covenants which prohibit certain actions, such as use for a specific purpose, or the construction of or alteration to a building. These covenants are known as restrictive covenants and can have a significant impact on a proposed development. Having identified such a restrictive covenant, […]