Goodwin Procter and Mayer Brown pick up key roles on £327m sale of Tower Place 

26-Jan-2015 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart, Natalie Stanton

Goodwin Procter and Mayer Brown have advised on the sale of the City’s Tower Place to Chinese insurance giant Ping An.


Pannone Corporate to take up residence in iconic local chapel

19-Jan-2015 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Pannone Corporate is preparing to move to dedicated premises on 2 February, one year after the firm’s demerger from legacy Pannone.

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Bates Wells Braithwaite goes open-plan and paper-light in KWM office space takeover

16-Jan-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Bates Wells Braithwaite (BWB) has moved into the first floor of King & Wood Mallesons’ (KWM) office space, shrinking its square footage as a result of going open plan.


DWF bulks up City corporate and banking teams with DLA, Ince hires

14-Jan-2015 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

DWF has appointed Ince & Co head of corporate insurance Richard Britain and DLA Piper banking partner Christian Francis in London.

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Radcliffes LeBrasseur relocates to the City after almost 100 years in Westminster

9-Jan-2015 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

RadcliffesLeBrasseur has signed a nine-year lease on 28,000 sq ft of office space in the old Reuters building at 85 Fleet Street.


Shakespeares hires former Wragge & Co real estate chief

8-Jan-2015 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Midlands-based Shakespeares has hired former Wragge & Co real estate boss Adrian Bland as head of commercial real estate in Birmingham. 

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What is the true value of a property? weblink subscription

Walker Morris 26-Jan-2015

When considered practically, the logical approach would be that a property is worth however much people are prepared to pay for it.

Liability for non-domestic rates on disclaimer of a lease weblink subscription

Walker Morris 26-Jan-2015

The issue was who should bear the cost of rates liabilities where a lease has been disclaimed and the landlord has not re-entered the property.

A legal charge may be invalid if it is not properly executed but a lender can still rely on it as equitable security weblink subscription

Walker Morris 26-Jan-2015

In the recent case of Bank of Scotland v Waugh the High Court considered the execution of a legal charge and the impact of signatures on the document not having been witnessed.

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