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Victory for RBS in its long-running defence of Property Alliance Group’s high-stakes LIBOR claim

An appeal brought by property investment and development business Property Alliance Group Limited (PAG) in its long-running case against the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has been dismissed by the Court of Appeal.  PAG was refused permission to appeal the decision to the Supreme Court, which brings to an end the first civil proceedings involving allegations of LIBOR manipulation to reach trial.

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Can cryptocurrencies handle the spotlight?

On 22 February 2018 the UK Parliament announced it will be launching an inquiry into cryptocurrencies to examine the role of digital currencies in the UK; both the risks and opportunities.

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Fladgate advises on sale of Wembley Point site in Brent

Fladgate LLP has advised on the sale of the extensive Wembley Point site in Brent on behalf of off-shore clients of Bravo Investment House to Canada Israel Group.

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Two LCIA arbitrations for the price of one?

How do you commence an LCIA arbitration if you have claims under several similar contracts against one party? Can you really get two LCIA arbitrations for the price of one? The recent decision by the Commercial Court highlights a trap into which the unwary could fall.

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Fladgate advises Paul Smith on new store acquisition at Coal Drops Yard

Fladgate LLP has advised British designer Paul Smith on the acquisition of a new store at Coal Drops Yard, King’s Cross.

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Fladgate advises on sale of Fulham Wine Rooms

Fladgate LLP has advised on the sale of the Fulham Wine Rooms (by way of premium lease assignment) on behalf of existing client Investhor Limited to The Little Door Fulham Limited.   The venue will now be closed for refurbishment/ conversion works before opening as a new cocktail bar venue.

The team was led by real estate partner James Fry who has extensive experience in the hotels and leisure sector.

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Fladgate LLP advises on the acquisition of a 6.9 acre development site in Luton

Fladgate LLP has advised London residential developer Strawberry Star on the acquisition of a 6.9 acre development site in Luton. The site has the benefit of planning permission for a mixed-use scheme, including 685 new homes together with a 200-bedroom hotel, retail and leisure facilities, a medical and wellness centre and public realm improvements.

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The beginning of unlimited costs liability for litigation funders?

Litigation funders may be feeling uneasy after the recent High Court decision of Bailey v Glaxosmithkline[1]. Until this decision, funders could justifiably have assumed that they would only be ordered to pay security for costs up to the level of their funding, an application of the so called “Arkin cap”[2]. Foskett J has shown this assumption to be wrong, ordering the claimants’ funder to pay £1.75 million into court as security for the defendant’s costs, a sum well in excess of their £1.2 million funding.

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Trusts v FICs: which is best?

Is a company or a trust the best vehicle to hold family money?

Companies can be used to hold family wealth. Often referred to as Family Investment Companies (FICs), at their simplest they can be seeded with funds by subscribing for shares or, if continued access to family wealth is needed, by way of loan (with any growth in the invested loan funds being the FIC’s assets).

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Are we running out of time to agree cross-border judicial cooperation post-Brexit?

The answer, according to the European Parliament’s recent report on the impact of Brexit on freedom, security and justice, is “yes”.

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