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 […]
Shareholder activism levels are currently subdued as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, shareholder activism will inevitably regain its recent upward trajectory as investors seek to influence the direction of a company’s COVID-adapted business or take advantage of opportunities arising in the new trading environment. Activists may feel able to target a fundamentally strong […]
Fladgate advised Cassidy Gold Corporation on its sale of the Kouroussa Gold Project to Hummingbird Resources plc. The project, located in Guinea, is a near term development asset in the Siguiri Basin, which has a high grade mineral resource of 1.18 million ounces of gold at >3gt. The Kouroussa Gold Project was sold for an […]
Shareholders, particularly institutional shareholders and the voting advisory services that support them, have traditionally taken a strict approach to the grant of share authorities and disapplication of pre-emption rights by public companies. This has developed widely accepted levels of both share authority and disapplication of pre-emption rights, which institutional shareholders will accept and vote in […]
Fladgate LLP has advised Angus Energy plc (LON:ANGS), the AIM listed independent onshore oil and gas development company, on the issue of a £1.4 million convertible loan note to significant shareholder Knowe Properties Limited. The unsecured note bears interest at the rate of 4% per annum, and is convertible at maturity after two years if not […]
On 20 March 2020, the London Stock Exchange (LSE) published an Inside AIM newsletter setting out temporary measures that would be implemented by the AIM Regulation team to support AIM companies and nominated advisers in addressing the challenges arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. Until further notice, AIM Regulation will be applying discretion to the application […]
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 […]
In our article of December 2019 we reviewed the UK Jurisdictional Task Force’s Legal Statement on the Status of Cryptoassets and Smart Contracts, which considered key legal questions about cryptoassets and smart contracts. Whilst traditional legal analysis suggests that cryptoassets would not be recognised as “property”, the Legal Statement sets out compelling reasoning to conclude that cryptoassets could in fact […]
Fladgate has advised oil and gas exploration and production company Caspian Sunrise plc (LON:CASP) on the acquisition of the “Caspian Explorer” for a total consideration of US$25 million payable in shares. The “Caspian Explorer” is a vessel capable of drilling exploration wells in the extremely shallow waters of the Caspian Sea. Caspian Sunrise has focused […]
The LawTech Delivery Panel’s UK Jurisdiction Task Force’s Legal Statement, released on 18 November 2019, represents the first analysis in a leading commercial jurisdiction of the legal principles underlying cryptoassets and smart contracts, with the intention of providing much-needed confidence, legal certainty and predictability to market participants within the global financial services industry. The Statement […]
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 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 […]
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