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Fladgate’s Corporate team is further strengthened with the appointment of outsourcing and technology partner Tim Wright

Fladgate is delighted to announce the appointment of Corporate partner Tim Wright.

Tim joins having previously led the global sourcing practice group at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP in London. He specialises in complex, often cross-border, commercial, technology and outsourcing transactions, with a particular focus on the financial services, healthcare and technology sectors. He is recognised by leading directories including Chambers and Legal 500.

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Corporate Counsel and Compliance Exchange

25th to 26th April 2019, Hilton Syon Park Hotel, London

We are excited to announce the 20th Edition of the Corporate Counsel and Compliance Exchange. The event will take place at London’s Hilton Syon Park Hotel on 25th to 26th April 2019.

The Corporate Counsel and Compliance Exchange brings together C-level professionals, Senior General Counsels and Chief Compliance Officers to discuss key challenges and solutions. This is an invitation only event featuring interactive discussion sessions such as roundtables and think tanks as well as bespoke one to one meetings with solution providers. Confirmed speakers include FIFA, Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, Bank of England, Fox Networks and many more.

If you would like to request an invitation to the Corporate Counsel and Compliance Exchange, please contact Chantal Morgan at exchangeinfo@iqpc.com

To see the full event agenda or obtain more information about the event visit the event website, here.

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Airspace leases: property out of thin air

It is the desire of almost every property investor to make their assets “sweat” by maximising the income available from them. One way investors achieve this is by granting leases of the airspace above their properties. Investors may, for example, lease the airspace to a developer who can help them improve the density of their building by adding a floor or more. Alternatively, the investor may lease the airspace to a tenant who will install telecommunications equipment or solar panels on the roof. This article presents the questions an investor has to ask before embarking on this route, as it is littered with potential issues. It assumes that you are an investor looking to lease airspace to a developer, to improve the density of your asset.

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Aanbestedingsrecht en de Nota van Inlichtingen, hoe zat het ook al weer?

Iedereen die wel eens aan een aanbestedingsprocedure heeft meegedaan, kent hem wel: de Nota van Inlichtingen. Meer een resultaat van waar het eigenlijk om gaat: de mogelijkheid om vragen te stellen. Dat is natuurlijk bedoeld om onduidelijkheden te voorkomen. Naast het feit dat individuele inschrijvers daarmee vragen beantwoord krijgen over onderdelen van de opdracht (of de aanbestedingsprocedure), zorgt het verspreiden van de Nota van Inlichtingen er voor dat alle inschrijvers ook dezelfde – verdiepende – informatie hebben over die opdracht of procedure.

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The increasing demand for serviced offices and how landlords can help secure lending

The continued growth of the serviced office sector presents an investment opportunity for lenders providing issues surrounding perceived risk and valuation can be circumvented.

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Just Don’t Do It: Nike’s LDNR campaign halted by UK IP court

Fladgate IP associate Ben Milloy was recently invited by the European Intellectual Property Review to discuss the decision in Frank Industries Pty Ltd v Nike Retail BV, stopping Nike’s LDNR ad campaign.

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The Domicile Effect – Impact on the Administration of Estates

Recently we have been involved in a number of estates which have involved the concept of domicile. Kevin Doughan, Associate Solicitor, Wills and Probate, explores this often misunderstood concept together with the effect it can have on the administration of estates.

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Roszdravnadzor will be entitled to carry out test purchases of drugs and medical devices

On December 13, 2018 Russian State Duma has passed in the third reading a draft law empowering the state healthcare control (supervision) body (Roszdravnadzor) to conduct test purchases (“Draft law”)1.

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Nothing is Impossible – Deducting the VAT on Shareholdings

The deductibility of the VAT content of incoming invoices has long been a source of consternation both for equity investors and for the holding companies heading up corporate groups. In the relaxation of the general ban on VAT deduction in these cases, the European court of justice (“ECJ”) has given ‘active’ holding companies a way around the restrictions. Meanwhile, other recent judgments by the court have further expand of the opportunities for the VAT deduction. Nevertheless, the ECJ‘s decision also show that it’s better to err on the side of caution.

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Russia creates own offshore zones?

The Federal law No. 290 “On international companies” (hereinafter — the Law on international companies) and the Federal law No. “On special administrative districts” have come into effect on 3 August 2018. These laws adjusted procedure of redomiciliation and created special administrative districts on the islands Oktyabrskiy and Russkiy.

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