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Görg and Noerr advise on Germany's largest shopping centre development

5-Sep-2014 | By Joanne Harris

German firms Görg and Noerr have taken the lead roles on the financing and development of Europe’s largest shopping centre in the heart of Berlin.

Dubai

Nabarro adds three lawyers to Dubai office

4-Sep-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Nabarro has doubled its Dubai office, adding a Dentons associate, local barrister and counsel in a bid to beef up its constructions disputes practice overseas.

Money

Knights’ David Beech says firm will exceed £15m in 2014/15

3-Sep-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Private equity-backed Knights is expected to turnover in excess of £15m during 2014/15 having hit £7.5m at the half-year.

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Squire Patton Boggs picks up Sidley's last German partner

2-Sep-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Squire Patton Boggs has hired Sidley Austin partner Jens Rinze, three months after Sidley confirmed it was closing down its German practice.

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Forsters appoints Smita Edwards as 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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Lawbite: business rates — tenant liable while undertaking fitting-out works download subscription

Eversheds 16-Sep-2014

Tenants who go into possession of premises to begin fitting out works may assume that they will not be liable to pay business rates until such time as the premises are ready to trade. 

Court of Appeal decision on repeat guarantees — September 2014 download subscription

Addleshaw Goddard 16-Sep-2014

The Court of Appeal in has considered the effect of a lease provision requiring a repeat guarantee as a condition of landlord’s consent on intragroup assignment.

Yadda Yadda Adda — Tindall Cobham 1 Ltd & Others v Adda Hotels and Others download subscription

Dentons 16-Sep-2014

There has been a lot of talk about the Landlord and Tenant Covenants Act 1995 following the decisions in Good Harvest v Centaur and K/S Victoria v House of Fraser.

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Special report: Funds – Social climbers

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Entries for this year’s Lawyer Awards Funds Team of the Year saw innovative structures and many firsts for good causes

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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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