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Banking Batteries: Debt financing grid-scale battery storage projects

Sam Tye |

Investment in grid scale battery storage projects in the United Kingdom experienced a surge in investment in 2016 as developers looked to take advantage of attractively priced firm frequency response (FFR) contracts and the enhanced frequency response (EFR) tender. Since that initial wave of investment the prices achievable through providing FFR halved as supply outstripped […]


CMA decides to investigate the UK’s Electric Vehicle Charging market

Alex Haffner, Sam Tye |

On 2 December, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) announced the launch of a ‘market study’ into the UK electric vehicle (EV) charging market.[1] The CMA’s announcement comes against the background of an amendment to the Climate Change Act 2008 in 2019  giving the force of law to the UK’s commitment to have net zero […]


Renewable & Green Energy Round-up: July

Sam Tye, Luke Morris |

Fladgate’s Renewable & Green Energy Group highlight recent developments and topics of discussion affecting the renewable energy, electric vehicle and battery storage sectors. The National Grid ESO’s Future Energy Scenarios 2020 (FES) published in July was the first to contain scenarios published by National Grid whereby net zero is achieved by 2050 (or, in one […]


Fladgate advises E3 Wind Limited on SPV

Luke Morris, Gemma Grunewald, Sam Tye |

Fladgate LLP has advised E3 Wind Limited on its acquisition of a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) which owns a wind farm in Scotland and benefits from the Feed-In Tariff Scheme The Fladgate team, led by Sam Tye, assisted E3 Wind with obtaining the necessary change of control consents, agreeing transaction documentation, amendments to existing facility […]


Renewable & Green Energy Round-up: June

Sam Tye |

Fladgate’s Renewable & Green Energy Group highlight recent developments and topics of discussion affecting the renewable energy, electric vehicle and battery storage sectors. Following completion of the Liberty Charge joint venture between the Charging Infrastructure Investment Fund, managed by Zouk Capital LLP (advised by Fladgate) & Liberty Global, Sam Tye, the Head of the Green Energy Group at Fladgate considers […]


Electric Vehicles: The charging infrastructure challenge

Sam Tye |

Following completion of the Liberty Charge joint venture between the Charging Infrastructure Investment Fund, managed by Zouk (who were advised by Fladgate) and Liberty Global, Sam Tye, the Head of the Green Energy Group at Fladgate considers some of the issues facing the roll out of electric vehicle charging infrastructure and the UK Government’s recent […]


Investment into EV Charging Infrastructure

Graham Spitz, Yulia Leyko, Tim Wright, Sam Tye |

Over the last decade, the UK Government has introduced a variety of measures to support the transition to meet the 2050 net zero greenhouse gas emission target – from providing grants to increase the uptake of electric vehicles (EVs) and the installation of charge points in individual homes to establishing a Charging Infrastructure Investment Fund […]


Winds of change? Onshore renewables and Contracts for Difference

Sam Tye |

In March 2020 the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) proposed in its consultation paper relating to the Contracts for Difference (CfD) Allocation Round 4 that onshore wind and solar would be permitted to participate in the CfD Allocation Round 4. This marks a change in recent UK Government policy. Onshore wind and […]


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, Mythily Katsaris, Alex Taylor, Jamie Hamilton, Adrian Mawlabaux, Grant Gordon, David Robinson, Ashleigh Brinklow, David Baverstock, Anthony Shatz, Sam Tye, Eleanor Green, Jeremy Whiteson, 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, Mythily Katsaris, Alex Taylor, Jamie Hamilton, Adrian Mawlabaux, Grant Gordon, David Robinson, Ashleigh Brinklow, David Baverstock, Anthony Shatz, Sam Tye, Eleanor Green, Jeremy Whiteson, 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 […]


Fladgate advises Alyssum and Victor on fundraising, restructuring and acquisition

Yulia Leyko, Eddie Powell, Andrew Bessemer Clark, Jamie Hamilton, Sam Tye |

Fladgate LLP has advised Alyssum Group Ltd and its principal subsidiary Fly Victor Ltd on three transformative transactions: an $18m equity fundraising, where the lead investors were Victor’s cornerstone investor BP Ventures and new strategic investor BBA Aviation; a corporate restructuring, which saw the formation of a group of companies with Alyssum at its head, […]


Fladgate advises on funding for Dundee hotel development

Julian Lewis, Michelle Waknine, Luke Morris, David Baverstock, Dee Afolami, Sam Tye |

Fladgate’s hotel team has advised clients on the provision of funding, by Coutts & Co, for the redevelopment of two sites in Dundee into InterContinental Hotels Group branded hotels. The team advised on the negotiation and agreement of finance documents including the facility agreement and security as well as the associated hotel management and franchise […]