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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.

City

Baker & McKenzie advises as Gherkin goes up for sale

29-Jul-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Baker & McKenzie is advising on the sale of the City’s landmark Gherkin building months after handling its collapse into receivership earlier in the year.

Money

Palamon buys majority stake in Simplify Legal Group

29-Jul-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

QualitySolicitors’ owner Palamon Capital Partners has acquired an undisclosed majority shareholding in Simplify Legal Group.

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DLA Piper hires four construction lawyers from RPC

17-Jul-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

DLA Piper has added two partners and two associates from RPC to its real estate practice, including head of non-contentious construction and projects Stephen Malley.

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Dentons tempts Zizzi back from Clifford Chance for Bucharest boost

17-Jul-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Clifford Chance Bucharest partner Perry Zizzi has rejoined Dentons, almost seven years after quitting legacy Salans for the magic circle firm.

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Macfarlanes revenue up by 22 per cent as net profit rises by almost a third

9-Jul-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Mafarlanes upped its turnover by 22 per cent in the 2013/14 financial year, from £114.16m to £139.75m.

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Real Estate Briefings

Maximum fines available to magistrates to increase the impact on organisations? download subscription

Nabarro 1-Aug-2014

The government has recently announced that it will remove the £5,000 upper limit on fines imposed in the magistrates’ courts.

GST and rental guarantees — a new ATO determination download subscription

DLA Piper 31-Jul-2014

The ATO has issued a new goods and services tax (GST) determination, GSTD 2014/3, relating to GST and rental guarantee arrangements.

HMRC in VAT surrender download subscription

Nabarro 30-Jul-2014

HMRC has finally confirmed that the surrender of a lease subject to tenancies can constitute a ‘transfer of a going concern’ with the result that no VAT is payable. 

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Ireland

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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Peer panel: Construction – Rebuilding

7-Apr-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Beyond the headline infrastructure projects, UK construction work is still recovering from the clobbering it took during the slump

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Grander designs in property

14-Oct-2013

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

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A halfway house on squatting

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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

17-Jun-2013

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