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We have acted for Cabana Restaurants Limited, a Brazilian barbecue restaurant, since the business was formed in May 2011. Not only have we acted on a number of funding rounds but have also been instructed on the acquisition of all of its seven sites. It is actively seeking further sites. Cabana is managed by Jamie Barber, a serial entrepreneur in the hospitality sector, for whom we have acted on the sale of two previous restaurant businesses. We enjoy working with entrepreneurs and helping them through all stages of the development of their business from inception through to exit.
Merlin Entertainments is the world’s second largest leisure group with a portfolio of iconic global brands including SEA LIFE, Madame Tussauds, The Dungeons, The Eye Brand, LEGOLAND and the resort theme parks Alton Towers, Thorpe Park, Chessington World of Adventures, Warwick Castle, Gardaland and Heide Park. We are Merlin’s global construction law firm.
Welsh footballers Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey have both been represented by Fladgate in their sportswear and merchandise agreements. In 2014, we advised Gareth Bale on his multi-million pound deal with adidas and were previously involved in his world record £85 million transfer from Tottenham Hotspur to Real Madrid. Fladgate also acted for Aaron Ramsey on his new high profile deal for New Balance as they re-entered the UK football market.
Go-Ahead is one of the leading providers of passenger transport in the UK, employing over 26,000 people. Over 2 million journeys are taken on its services every day. We advise Go-Ahead on construction, property, environment and employment matters.
HZI is a Swiss-based company specialising in the design and construction of major energy-from-waste plant, and the installation of anaerobic digestion facilities, two significant sources of renewable energy. We have acted for them for several years, drafting and negotiating contracts for projects in this country totalling more than £3bn.
We act for the world’s largest dedicated online grocery retailer and FTSE 250 company, Ocado, advising it on the structuring, registration and protection of its global intellectual property portfolio as well as on the construction aspects of its forthcoming third Customer Fulfilment Centre in Hampshire. Ocado has won numerous awards for its incredible, customer-centric business which is powered by research and technology.
Penguin Random House is one of the biggest book publishers in the world. We have assisted its in-house legal team on numerous acquisitions and joint ventures, including on the acquisition of the majority shareholding in BBC Books from BBC Worldwide and on a worldwide partnership with Virgin Books to develop the Virgin Books brand in the field of book, audio and digital publishing.
Odeon are one of the UK’s leading cinema exhibitors and we have worked with them for many years in connection with opening new cinemas across the country, including their latest multiplex at Milton Keynes Stadium which opened in Spring 2015.
The Rugby Football Union is the national governing body for grassroots and elite rugby in England, with 2,000 autonomous rugby clubs in its membership. We have worked with them for the last two years in relation to the provision of a new telecommunications system at Twickenham Stadium to ensure that all visitors and customers to the national stadium have very good mobile phone coverage when they attend events and fixtures.
Tritax is a market leading investment fund management house focused on acquiring and managing commercial property investments for private equity, with over £1.62bn of assets under management. We have set up many different on- and offshore fund structures for them, and bought in the assets. Most recently we have sold an entire fund, holding a portfolio of 13 hotels, to the French hotel group Accor for £71m.