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FCA publishes welcome guidance on UK cannabis listings – but further clarity is required

Paul Airley, Nigel Gordon, David Robinson, Neil Vickers, David Lee |

On 18 September 2020 the UK Financial Conduct Authority published guidance on the listing of cannabis-based businesses on UK stock exchanges after a lengthy internal review. This move will be welcomed as indicating that the London capital markets are “open for business”, particularly for companies operating in the medical cannabis space. In this article we […]


Restructuring plans and cross-class cram downs

Nigel Gordon |

On 26 June 2020 the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (CIGA) came into force after a rapid passage through all Parliamentary stages, in a little over a month. CIGA introduced several well-publicised changes to the law relating to insolvency and general meetings, but there is one proposed change which deserves greater attention. CIGA provides […]


AGMs and the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020

Nigel Gordon |

On 26 June 2020 the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (CIGA) came into force after a rapid passage through all Parliamentary stages, in a little over a month. The objective of CIGA is to help UK companies and similar entities to continue to trade during the current worldwide pandemic and to avoid insolvency. CIGA […]


Fladgate LLP advises Galileo Resources plc

Nigel Gordon |

Fladgate LLP has advised Galileo Resources plc on its placing of 112,500,000 ordinary shares to raise £900,000 before expenses. The placing comprised 54,562,500 new Ordinary Shares (Firm Placing Shares) and 57,937,500 new Ordinary Shares (Conditional Placing Shares) to be allotted and issued subject to Shareholder approval at Galileo’s General Meeting, taking place today, 18 June […]


Restructuring plans and cross-class cram downs

Nigel Gordon |

The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill (CIGB) will, when passed, introduce several well-publicised changes to the law relating to insolvency and general meetings, but there is one proposed change which deserves greater attention. To read more click here.  


AGMs and The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill

Nigel Gordon |

Introduction On 20 May 2020, the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill (Bill) started its passage through Parliament, with the second reading expected to take place on 3 June 2020. The objective of the Bill is to help UK companies and similar entities to continue to trade during the current worldwide pandemic and to avoid insolvency. […]


Maximising the chances of a successful fundraising during the Coronavirus crisis

Nigel Gordon, Paul Airley |

On 8 April 2020 the FCA announced a series of measures aimed at assisting companies to raise new share capital in response to the coronavirus crisis while retaining an appropriate degree of investor protection.  Many quoted companies will be seeking to raise finance for their business during the coronavirus crisis and so will be considering […]


AGMs AND COVID-19

Nigel Gordon |

The good corporate governance practice of shareholders coming to AGMs to engage with the board of their company seems to be in direct contradiction to the new law prohibiting meetings of more than two people. However, with a little foresight this problem can be managed. Corporate partner, Nigel Gordon, explains what steps can be taken […]


Fladgate advises Jubilee Metals Group on its £6.49m equity placing

Nigel Gordon |

Fladgate has advised Jubilee Metals Group Plc, the AIM and Alt-X traded metals processing company, on its latest oversubscribed equity placing of 162,208,900 new ordinary shares in the company, raising a total of £6.49 million. The proceeds of the placing will be used towards the completion of the acquisition of rights to the chrome and […]


Fladgate advises international private consortium in acquiring business from listed Swedish gaming company

Nigel Gordon, Priyadevi Vadgama, Eddie Powell, Ben Milloy, Grant Gordon, Diana Mennie |

Fladgate has advised an international private consortium on the purchase of the entire share capital of GoldBlue Ltd, subsidiary of the NGM Nordic MTF listed GoldBlue AB (GOLDB MTF). GoldBlue AB is a Swedish iGaming holding company which focuses on emerging markets. GoldBlue Ltd, the acquired company, which ultimately owns all of GoldBlue AB’s significant […]


Fladgate ranked Band 1 in Chambers UK guide for Corporate M&A: Lower Mid-Market

Julian Lewis, Alex Kaufmann, Graham Spitz, Yulia Leyko, Sunil Sheth, Avram Kelman, Paul Airley, Nigel Gordon, Eugene Matveichuk, Andrew Bessemer Clark, Amy Collins, Jan Hoppe, Marc Sosnow, Charles Wander, Neil Vickers, Sophie Burke, Orit Rioumine Gold, David Lee, Priyadevi Vadgama, Jeremy Whiteson, Mythily Katsaris, Alex Taylor, Jamie Hamilton, Adrian Mawlabaux, Grant Gordon, David Robinson, Ashleigh Brinklow, David Baverstock, Diana Mennie, Anthony Shatz, Eleanor Green, Sam Tye, Ian Brent |

Fladgate is delighted to maintain a Band 1 ranking in the 2020 Chambers UK guide for the Corporate M&A: Lower Mid-Market category. Grant Gordon, Head of Corporate, said: “The team is delighted once again to receive this recognition by Chambers, which is a significant endorsement of our approach, our professionalism and the strong relationship we […]


Fladgate ranks Tier 1 in Legal 500’s M&A: Deals up to £50m

Paul Airley, Andrew Bessemer Clark, Amy Collins, Nigel Gordon, Jan Hoppe, Alex Kaufmann, Avram Kelman, Julian Lewis, Sunil Sheth, Marc Sosnow, Graham Spitz, Charles Wander, Neil Vickers, Sophie Burke, Yulia Leyko, Orit Rioumine Gold, David Lee, Priyadevi Vadgama, Jeremy Whiteson, Mythily Katsaris, Alex Taylor, Jamie Hamilton, Adrian Mawlabaux, Grant Gordon, David Robinson, Ashleigh Brinklow, David Baverstock, Diana Mennie, Anthony Shatz, Eleanor Green, Sam Tye, Ian Brent |

Fladgate is delighted to be ranked Tier 1 in the 2019 edition of Legal 500 in the M&A: Deals Up To £50m. Grant Gordon, Head of Corporate, said: “we are very pleased once again to receive this recognition by Legal 500, which is a significant endorsement of our work, our professionalism and the strong relationship […]