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COVID-19: Assessing and managing the impact on supply chain contracts

Tim Wright, Jan Hoppe, Thomas Edwards, Yasmin Daswani |

The COVID-19 situation is rapidly evolving. As countries around the world act to try and stem the contagion, businesses face serious disruption to their supply chains. In recent years, supply chains have become increasingly global, frequently supporting just-in-time and similar manufacturing techniques, and are often complex with component parts crossing borders at various stages of […]


COVID-19: the future of esports and gaming collaboration

Thomas Edwards, Alan Wetterhahn |

Although the COVID-19 outbreak has been devastating for many businesses, certain industries such as the gaming and esports sectors may not be as badly affected as others. Social distancing means that, whilst many businesses are suffering from a lack of people visiting their bricks and mortar outlets, the gaming and esports industries are seeing record […]


Esport officials crackdown on cheats

Thomas Edwards |

The High Court recently handed down a summary judgment confirming in no uncertain terms that cheats never prosper. The action was brought by Take-Two Interactive, the publishers and developers of GTA V, against five defendants who had developed cheat software for GTA V named ‘Epsilon’ (not to be confused with the in-game ‘program’ (or cult) […]


ICO bolsters protection rights for children in the digital world with the introduction of a new Age Appropriate Design Code

Thomas Edwards |

Following a lengthy consultation process, the Information Commissioner’s Office has this month published the draft Age Appropriate Design Code (the Code). The Code, which is designed to be read alongside the existing provisions of the GDPR, and the Data Protection Act 2018, is intended to bolster the standards online services should meet to protect children’s […]


Bentley Undressed: UK Court Halts Luxury Motor Giant From Selling Branded Clothing

Eddie Powell, Thomas Edwards |

The UK High Court has produced a decision in which a family run clothing business has overcome the luxury car giant Bentley Motors regarding the use of the trademark ‘BENTLEY’ on clothing items. The facts of the case were as follows: Bentley Clothing’s business began as an independent family business in the early 1960’s, and […]


Fladgate advised KCR Residential REIT plc on its placing of shares raising £4.05m

Nigel Gordon, David Lee, Ashleigh Brinklow, Caroline Philipps, Paul Airley, Richard Reuben, Edward Morgan, Kim Fowler, Zevi Prager, Tim Reinhard, Yasmin Daswani, Kelly Whiter, Thomas Edwards |

Fladgate was pleased to act for KCR Residential REIT plc on the subscription by private equity fund, Torchlight for 9 million ordinary shares for a total subscription of £4.05m and the grant of an option to subscribe for an additional 50 million ordinary shares. KCR intends to consolidate its presence in the UK and to […]


Fladgate advises SILCS Solutions Limited on its UK launch of ChargeBolt

Michelle Waknine, Alex Haffner, Thomas Edwards |

Fladgate has advised SILCS Solutions Limited on all legal aspects of its UK launch of “ChargeBolt”. With over 250 locations from their soft launch in the UK, ChargeBolt provides free countertop docking stations for customers to rent a power bank, charge their devices on-the-go and return it to another location – just like the shared […]


GDPR issues in the fight against piracy - Eddie Powell and Thomas Edwards in Sportcal

Eddie Powell, Thomas Edwards |

It is no secret that piracy of live sports broadcasts is one of the biggest problems currently faced by both sports leagues and sports broadcasters. Corporate Partner Eddie Powell and Trainee Thomas Edwards recently commented on the GDPR issues in the fight against piracy, “If you are processing someone’s personal data, then you have a […]


Spanish football league La Liga fined around €250,000 for a breach of GDPR

Eddie Powell, Thomas Edwards |

The top Spanish football league, La Liga, has been fined around €250,000 for a breach of the GDPR by the Spanish data protection agency, AEPD. In an effort to combat piracy of Spanish football live matches, La Liga allegedly used a smart phone app to collect users data without users’ specific consent. AEPD therefore levied […]


Fladgate advises Ocado on its investment into Jones Food Company

Grant Gordon, Diana Mennie, Michelle Waknine, Caroline Philipps, Anthony Reeves, Jamie Hamilton, Thomas Edwards |

Fladgate advised Ocado on its recent investment into vertical farming start-up, Jones Food Company. The transaction comprised a partial buyout of the seed investors and a further equity investment backing the management team. Described as the world’s most advanced vertical farm, Jones Food Company has a 5,000 square-metre facility in North Lincolnshire, with LED-lit and […]


Fladgate LLP advised AIM listed Audioboom Group plc on a £2.8 million fundraise

David Robinson, Orit Rioumine Gold, Thomas Edwards |

Fladgate LLP was delighted to advise AIM listed Audioboom Group plc on a £2.8 million fundraise by way of placing and subscription. The new shares were admitted to trading on AIM on 22 May 2019 and upon admission, Audioboom’s market capitalisation was approximately £27 million. The net proceeds of the fundraise will be used towards an […]


Fladgate advises Eco (Atlantic) Oil & Gas Ltd on £12.9m fundraise

Grant Gordon, Nigel Gordon, Orit Rioumine Gold, Thomas Edwards |

Fladgate LLP has advised AIM and TSX-V listed Eco (Atlantic) Oil & Gas Ltd on a USD$17 million (£12.9 million) fundraise by way of an oversubscribed placing and subscription.