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Forsters appoints new senior partner

2-Sep-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Real estate firm Forsters has appointed founding partner Smita Edwards as its new senior partner for a four-year term from 1 September in an uncontested election.

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Irwin Mitchell, Jones Day and K&E advise on £520m sale of Travelodge hotels

29-Aug-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Irwin Mitchell, Jones Day and Kirkland & Ellis have played key roles in the sale of 144 Travelodge hotels, owned by the company’s biggest landlord Prestbury, to Goldman Sachs, GoldenTree Asset Management and Avenue Capital.

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Baker & McKenzie, Mayer Brown, Olswang and Slaughters win Unilever panel places

22-Aug-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Baker & McKenzie, Mayer Brown, Olswang and Slaughter and May have all won spots on Unilever’s inaugural panel.

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Slaughters and Wragges lead host of firms on Legal & General property sell-off

22-Aug-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Slaughter and May and Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co have taken key roles among a large group of UK and Irish firms advising on Legal & General’s (L&G) sale of eight properties from its Hyperion portfolio to separate purchasers.

London

BLP and Taylor Wessing advise on sale of Heron Plaza

15-Aug-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) and Taylor Wessing have advised on the £97m sale of Heron Plaza by Heron International to Singaporean UOL Group.

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Clifford Chance leads £320m sale of 125 Old Broad St to Blackstone

31-Jul-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Clifford Chance has led on property investment company Blackstone’s £320m acquisition of 125 Old Broad Street from Brookfield Property Partners.

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Real Estate Briefings

Review of some amendments to the Russian laws made in July 2014 download subscription

GRATA Law Firm 1-Sep-2014

This review is effective as of 30 July 2014 and focuses on areas including banks and finance, state procurements and the investment climate.

Presumption of death: new legal powers for families of missing people download subscription

IBB Solicitors 1-Sep-2014

Families of missing people could soon be allowed to take control of their absent relative’s legal and financial affairs.

Government plans to allow more development without planning permission download subscription

Nabarro 29-Aug-2014

The government wants to boost housing supply, revitalise the high street and make better use of existing buildings.

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Special report: Funds – Social climbers

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Ireland: Coming back strong

23-Jun-2014 | By Jonathan Ames

Property prices are rising again and this time Ireland’s lawyers are confident it is no bubble, while talk of an early wind-up for Nama hints at austerity’s end

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Happy ever after? Morgan Cole and Blake Lapthorn get hitched

16-Apr-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Morgan Cole and Blake Lapthorn have finally decided that three’s a crowd and, after months of flirting with Boyes Turner, gone ahead with a traditional two-way merger.

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Grander designs in property

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Real estate deals in Scotland are up but there are complex motives behind the sales and leases

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Since squatting in residential homes was outlawed, a commercial property has become the dropout des res 

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Opinion: Beware the property minefield

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Advising overseas buyers or tenants on UK property deals is fraught with danger for the uninitiated