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Fladgate advises Seko S.p.A on the acquisition of the Brightwell Group

Julian Lewis, James Fry, Hamilton Forrest, Nathan Carter-Smith, Tamsin Bernard, Gemma Grunewald, Simon Ekins, Alex Haffner, Luke Morris, Victoria Brownell, Caroline Philipps |

Fladgate has advised Seko S.p.A, an Italian based global leader in the design and manufacture of dosing pumps and metering systems on the acquisition of the UK headquartered Brightwell Group. Brightwell is a designer and manufacturer of professional hygiene equipment and chemical dispensing and dosing systems. Brightwell is already active in 85 countries and will […]


Fladgate launches Dispute Resolution Hub

Simon Ekins, Leigh Callaway, Steven Mash |

The Fladgate Dispute Resolution group is delighted to launch the Fladgate Dispute Resolution Hub, containing news, legal commentary and analysis, and information about the team and how we can help you resolve your commercial disputes. To visit the Hub, and register for further updates, please click the link below. Dispute Resolution Hub  


2017 Legal 500 ranks Fladgate across the board

Julian Lewis, Amy Collins, Andrew Kaufman, Graham Spitz, Richard Kaufman, Eddie Powell, Jonathan Hibberts, Helena Luckhurst, Mark Saunders, Alex Kaufmann, Alan Wetterhahn, Mark Harnett, Avram Kelman, Neil Vickers, Michael McCartney, Nigel Gordon, Paul Airley, Gideon Dabby-Joory, Digby Hebbard, Alexander Wildschütz, Simon Ekins, Mark Buckley, Janet Keeley, Eugene Matveichuk, Bree Taylor, Sophia Purkis, Steven Mash, Jeremy Whiteson, Stephen Lewis, Alison Mould, James Earl, Mike Tremeer, Kim McMurray, Teresa Cullen, Ian Brent, Amanda Hado-Bodfield, David Weare, Gary Smith, Luke Morris, Seetal Modi, Jenny Sargeant, Richard Reuben, Grant Gordon, David Robinson, Taj Rehal, David Baverstock |

Fladgate LLP is delighted to have achieved across the board rankings in the recently launched 2017 edition of the Legal 500 Guide to the UK Legal Profession. The firm achieved 26 rankings, with 59 lawyers attaining 91 individual recommendations.  Commercial contracts Fladgate LLP enhanced its commercial contracts offering with the recruitment of James Earl, an expert in the […]


2016 Legal 500 ranks Fladgate across the board

Amy Collins, Graham Spitz, Richard Kaufman, Eddie Powell, Gillian Birkby, Alan Wetterhahn, Mark Harnett, Avram Kelman, Michael McCartney, Nigel Gordon, Paul Airley, Gideon Dabby-Joory, Digby Hebbard, Alexander Wildschütz, Simon Ekins, Mark Buckley, Janet Keeley, Bree Taylor, Sophia Purkis, Steven Mash, Jeremy Whiteson, Alison Mould, James Earl, Mike Tremeer, Kim McMurray, Teresa Cullen, David Weare, Luke Morris, Richard Reuben, Grant Gordon, David Robinson, Taj Rehal |

Fladgate LLP is delighted to have achieved across the board rankings in the recently launched 2016 edition of the Legal 500 Guide to the UK Legal Profession. The firm achieved 27 rankings with a further 57 individual recommendations. Commercial contracts Eddie Powell led the advice to MLCG on the negotiation of a multi-year exclusive supply agreement with […]


Fladgate partners included in recently published Citywealth Leaders List 2016

Richard Kaufman, Helena Luckhurst, Simon Ekins, Teresa Cullen |

Fladgate is delighted that the following partners and consultants have been included in the recently published Citywealth Leaders List 2016, a guide to advisers within the private wealth management sector. Matthew Bennett Honours List Teresa Cullen Family & Matrimonial – Prominent Figure Simon Ekins Contentious Trusts – Prominent Figure Paul Howcroft Art Advisory Richard Kaufman […]


Across the board rankings for Fladgate in Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers 2015

Julian Lewis, Charles Wander, Richard Kaufman, Eddie Powell, Jonathan Hibberts, Mark Saunders, Barbara Eilon, Alex Kaufmann, Mark Harnett, Avram Kelman, Daniel Polden, Paul Airley, Gideon Dabby-Joory, Simon Ekins, Sophia Purkis, Mythily Katsaris, Stephen Lewis, Kim McMurray, David Weare, Ella Leonard, Charles Proctor, Grant Gordon, David Robinson |

Fladgate is delighted that a number of its partners and associates have been ranked in the 2015 Super Lawyers UK List, published by Thomson Reuters. Super Lawyers Banking Law Paul Howcroft Kim McMurray Charles Proctor Business Affairs Paul Airley Avram Kelman Eddie Powell David Robinson Commercial Litigation Simon Ekins Commercial Property Antonia Brandes Allen Cohen […]


2015 Legal 500 continues to rank Fladgate across the board

Graham Spitz, Eddie Powell, Jonathan Hibberts, Gillian Birkby, Mark Harnett, Neil Vickers, Daniel Polden, Paul Airley, Digby Hebbard, Alexander Wildschütz, Simon Ekins, Mark Buckley, Janet Keeley, Bree Taylor, Sophia Purkis, Steven Mash, Jeremy Whiteson, Alison Mould, Kim McMurray, Teresa Cullen, Jamie Hamilton, David Weare, Richard Reuben, Grant Gordon, David Robinson |

Fladgate LLP is delighted to have achieved across the board rankings in the recently launched 2015 edition of the Legal 500 Guide to the UK Legal Profession. The firm achieved 23 rankings with a further 48 individual partner recommendations. Commercial contracts – Recommended Fladgate LLP advises on a broad variety of contracts, such as the franchising […]


Recent court decision on tiered dispute resolution clauses

Simon Ekins |

Is an agreement to engage in “friendly discussions” before commencing arbitration enforceable? Tiered dispute resolution clauses Tiered dispute resolution clauses, also known as ‘escalation’ clauses, require the parties to undertake one or more forms of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), typically negotiation and/or mediation, before commencing formal litigation or arbitration proceedings. The idea behind this is […]


New ICC Rules of Mediation

Simon Ekins |

On 1 January 2014 the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) published new Rules of Mediation (Rules) accompanied by the supplementary Mediation Guidance Notes. The Rules are a revision of the ICC’s Amicable Dispute Resolution (ADR) Rules which had been in force since 1 July 2001. The publication of the new Rules is part of the […]


Fladgate acts for JustEnough in defeating interim application

Simon Ekins, Tom Bolam |

In a widely reported judgement, Fladgate acted on behalf of JustEnough Software Corporation, the defendant and counterclaimant in a Commercial Court action brought by Supergroup Plc, the owners of the Superdry clothing brand, in successfully defeating an interim application. Having brought proceedings in 2013, Supergroup discontinued its claim against our clients in May 2014, and […]


Rights of a Commercial Agent on Termination of his Agency under English Law

Simon Ekins |

This article deals with the rights of a commercial agent on termination of his or her agency under English law and considers the following issues: the definition of a commercial agent under English law; and the four rights of an agent on termination. These rights are: entitlement to unpaid commission; entitlement to minimum notice; entitlement […]


Supreme Court confirms jurisdiction to grant anti-suit injunction where no arbitral proceedings contemplated

Simon Ekins |

Many commercial agreements provide for the resolution of disputes by arbitration as opposed to through national courts. This is often for reasons of confidentiality, enforceability of the final award or tribunal neutrality. But what if your contract counterparty, in breach of an agreement to arbitrate disputes in London, either threatens to, or does, issue court […]