SJ Berwin (Sally Pinkerton) advised Hines on its £53.5m purchase of the Cannon Centre, City of London. Dechert (Barry Thorne) advised vendor Marylebone Warwick Balfour Group. Stephenson Harwood (Richard Light, Matthew East) advised the financiers Royal Bank of Scotland.
Manches (Sloan Kelly) has advised JER UK, an offshore single-purpose vehicle, on its disposal of 94 public houses for £16.9m to Burtonwood Breweries. Burtonwood used its in-house team of lawyers for property and DLA for corporate advice.
Linklaters in Portugal (Pedro Siza Vieira) advised the MTS Consortium, which has won a concession for a light railway system on the south bank of the Tagus, valued at €330m (£210.7m). The consortium comprises Barraqueiro Group, Siemens AG, Siemens SA, Teixeira Duarte, Mota & Cia, Engil, SOPOL and Meci. The grantor was advised by Flamínio Roza e Associados. The five banks acting as lenders were advised by Vasconcelos F Sá Carneiro Fontes & Associados.
Ashurst Morris Crisp (Hugh Lumby) advised clients of LaSalle Investment Management in relation to the sale of 2-10 Beauchamp Place, London SW3, to a property investment company. Mishcon de Reya (Nick Doffman) advised the purchaser.
Forsters (Michael Cunliffe) advised London's City University on securing planning permission for a new seven-storey landmark building opposite its listed college building on St John Street, Islington.