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Fladgate advise Karmann on Nissan contract

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Fladgate has advised Karmann GmbH, the world renowned German automotive engineering firm, on its contracts with Nissan for the design of the Micra C+C, one of the new generation of coupé-convertible cars. Specialist German supplier Karmann are producing the folding glass roof that can be raised or lowered into the boot, at the touch of […]


Northern Lynx admitted to AIM

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Fladgate has continued to grow its share of the market for AIM-related legal services by advising Damask Investments plc on the acquisitions of Northern Lynx and Urban Logic, its change of name to Northern Lynx plc and the admission of the company to AIM, together with a placing which raised £1m. Damask, which has transferred […]


Fladgate advise on 4th SPAC to list in London

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Fladgate has continued to grow its share of the market for AIM-related legal services by advising Platinum Diversified Mining, Inc. (Platinum), a Special Purpose Acquisition Corporation (SPAC) on its admission to AIM together with a fund-raising of US$79.5m. Platinum intends to invest in the metals and mining industries and will initially focus on silver, copper […]


Fladgate advise Loch Fyne on MBO

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Fladgate has advised the management team behind the successful development of Loch Fyne Restaurants (LFR) on the MBO of Blanc Brasseries and on a proposed equity fundraising of £6 million. The team, which comprises Mark Derry, Ian Glyn and renowned chef Raymond Blanc, has been joined by John Lederer, formerly of Masala Zone and Groupe […]


Buying property at auction

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I bought a property at auction without being told the full story. Can I get out of the contract or sue the vendor? The answer to that question is not as straightforward as one might think. Most auction particulars state that a purchaser must have full knowledge of the vendor’s details and documents. It would […]


REITS - are we any the wiser

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REITS – are we any the wiser? The long awaited draft regulations governing the establishment of a UK Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) were finally issued for consultation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) on 14 December 2005. Although the regulations were the result of many months, if not years, of formal consultation and informal […]


Commercial agents - a new beginning?

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The vexing problem relating to the issue of the calculation of compensation payable to commercial agents on termination of their agency agreement has arisen once more in the revolutionary judgment of the Court of Appeal in the case of Lonsdale v Howard & Hallam Limited [2006] EWCA Civ 63 made on 6 February 2006. In […]


Avoiding the pitfalls - a guide to extranets

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In recent years the use of extranet sites in the construction industry has increased. Businesses that use an extranet to assist in a collaborative project can gain several commercial advantages in doing so, including: time and cost savings – through circulating information in an electronic, as opposed to a manual, format; efficiency – in that […]