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Dechert, Hogan Lovells and Simpson Thacher advise on $26.5bn sale of GE Real Estate Capital

13-Apr-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

General Electric (GE) has called on Hogan Lovells to advise on the $26.5bn (£18.07bn) sale of its real estate business GE Capital Real Estate to Blackstone Group, advised by Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, and Wells Fargo, advised by Dechert.


Exclusive: Gateley hit by multi-million pound professional negligence suit from property development client

13-Apr-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Property developer Empirical Property Group (EPG) has filed a claim to sue Gateley for breach of contract and professional negligence.


Southbank and King's Cross firms to be hit hardest by 25% increase in bills by 2017

1-Apr-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Law firms that moved to King’s Cross and Southbank for cheaper rents and business rates could see their bills increase by up to 25 per cent following the Government rental valuation assessment, which starts in April.

Nicky Richmond

Day 3 at MIPIM


Forced to wake up at the ungodly hour of 8am to attend a breakfast I wonder what sort of sadist thinks that 9am on the Thursday of MIPIM is an acceptable start time. I tweet this.


Wanted: 25,000 sq ft for Greenberg Traurig's London lawyers

11-Mar-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Greenberg Traurig Maher is set to expand its London space by almost 50 per cent in a bid to work more efficiently, after hiring consultants to seek a new office of up to 25,000 sq ft.


Raft of firms advise on Canada Pension Plan’s £1.1bn Liberty Living acquisition

9-Mar-2015 | By Natalie Stanton

A raft of firms including Clifford Chance, Morgan Lewis, Nabarro and Pinsent Masons have advised on the acquisition of Liberty Living by Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB).

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Briefing live: Romania

20-Oct-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Panellists at The Lawyer ’s recent Romania briefing heard much to encourage them to get involved in the country

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Last day at MIPIM


Apologies for lateness today. Anyone at MIPIM will understand why. Frankly, you’re lucky to be getting a blog at all.

Nick Ellis

Thursday - Day 3


It’s Thursday, and it has been a busy few days, Wednesday was the usual hectic mix of meetings and parties; this year I preferred Uber to using my legs to get from the Martinez to the Raddison Blu.




There was many a bleary eye this morning as day three of MIPIM got started…albeit slowly.