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Listing in London - how to solve the settlement issue

Avram Kelman, Paul Airley |

Many foreign companies find the London Stock Exchange an appropriate place to come to for the purposes of raising capital and increasing the visibility of their companies. There is an easily overlooked but critical point that has to be considered when listing in London – the electronic settlement system by which shares on the London […]


Fladgate advises Premier African Minerals Limited on sale of mineral assets

Grant Gordon, Paul Airley |

Fladgate LLP has advised AIM quoted Premier African Minerals Limited (Premier) on the sale of its Togolese and Malian mineral assets. Premier is a multi-commodity natural resources company with mineral properties throughout Africa. Premier works across a wide range of commodities including tungsten, phosphates, lithium, tantalum, rare earth elements and clays. Ethiopian Potash Corp. (EPC) […]


UK securities law issues for overseas issuers and financial advisers

Paul Airley |

International companies continue to treat London as a key destination for raising institutional finance. Furthermore, of the firm offers announced in 2012 for companies subject to the UK Takeover Code (being, principally, UK corporations listed on the United Kingdom Listing Authority’s Official List and traded on the London Stock Exchange Main Market or listed on […]


Fladgate has advised AIM listed Roxi Petroleum on US $40m investment

Paul Airley |

Fladgate LLP has advised AIM listed Roxi Petroleum plc (Roxi) on a US$40 million equity investment by Kazakh businessman Mr Kairat Satylganov. Mr Satylganov has also joined the Roxi board. Roxi has interests in a number of oil and gas licences in Kazakhstan and the investment will provide sufficient funding to allow Roxi to focus […]


Cash Shells and Standard Listings

Paul Airley |

Cash shells or SPACs (special purpose acquisition companies) are purpose-built vehicles with a stock market quote and a board of directors, but no active business and no assets other than a strong management (or advisory) team with specific sector expertise and the funds raised from financial backers (which will typically include management). The structure gives […]


Fladgate advises AIM listed Touchstone Gold on its combination with Atlantis Gold Mines

David Robinson, Paul Airley |

Fladgate LLP has advised AIM listed Touchstone Gold Limited (Touchstone) on the English law aspects of its business combination with Atlantis Gold Mines Corp (Atlantis) and its simultaneous re-domiciliation from the British Virgin Islands to the province of Ontario, Canada. Gold exploration company, Touchstone, has acquired all of the issued and outstanding common shares of […]


Potential new route to the London IPO market for high-growth companies

Paul Airley |

On 20 September 2012, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) announced that it had developed a set of proposals with the London Stock Exchange to introduce a new route to the UK IPO market for high-growth companies, particularly internet and technology companies, aimed at providing a “launch pad” for companies seeking a full […]


Fladgate is delighted to announce the appointment of resources partner Paul Airley

Grant Gordon, Charles Wander, Paul Airley |

Fladgate LLP is delighted to announce the appointment of resources partner Paul Airley. Paul has joined from McCarthy T├ętrault, where he has been a partner since 2007. Paul, who is an energy and resources specialist, has wide ranging experience of corporate finance and M&A transactions, including public and private acquisitions, joint ventures, Main Market and […]