Deals summary

Andersen Legal (Keith Barnett) advised London & Regional Properties on the purchase of Skipton House, Elephant and Castle, London, for in excess of £50m. Nabarro Nathanson (Graham Lust) advised the vendor.

Linklaters (Julian Innes-Taylor) advised Royal & SunAlliance on the acquisition of the Lloyds TSB HQ in Birmingham. Clifford Chance (Graeme Parker) advised vendor Universities Superannuation Scheme.

Maxwell Batley (Nigel Wilson) advised Hermes on the sale of White Lion Walk and 42 North Street, Guildford, for £23.65m to Axa Reim, acting on behalf of Axa Sun Life. Lawrence Graham advised Axa Reim.

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (Peter Macklin, Simon Hughes) advised SCP (Piccadilly) on the sale of 6-8 Old Bond Street to Amsprop Financial for £25m. Kingsley Napley advised Amsprop.

Speechly Bircham (Susan Haggard) advised the Royal London Mutual Insurance Society on the sale of one of the largest ever property portfolios worth £300m and consisting of 43 offices. Gibson Dunn & Crutcher (London) and Nabarro Nathanson advised the purchaser.