Real Estate News
Osborne Clarke has hired Taylor Wessing’s Brussels managing partner to join its real estate team in the Belgian capital.
Greenberg Traurig has added 12 new lawyers to its Warsaw office through hires from Allen & Overy (A&O) and Norton Rose Fulbright, as part of a strategy to expand its real estate presence in Central Europe.
Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton and Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison have advised real estate consultant Cushman & Wakefield on its $2bn merger with rivals DTZ.
Howes Percival has opened an office in Cambridge focusing on real estate following the appointment of new partner Jonathan Greenhalgh.
Mothercare’s general counsel Tim Ashby is leaving the company in September for FTSE 100 real estate investment trust Land Securities.
Former Lend Lease EMEA general counsel Patrick Gloyens has joined Michelmores as a real estate partner.
Real Estate Briefings
Deposits and property transactions – the basics download subscription
In property transactions a deposit is usually paid by the buyer. In the event that the buyer does not complete its purchase the seller is usually able to keep the deposit and any interest accrued on it.
Deregulation Act: regularising tenancy deposit rules subscription
Landlords must protect tenants’ deposits and provide tenants with prescribed information, regardless of when the tenancy commenced and when the deposit was received.
The new Stamp Duty rules download subscription
Also; significant rises in the Annual Tax on Enveloped Dwellings.
Despite a growing momentum in favour of alternative and ‘agile’ working models, many firms are still struggling to find a way to fit their working practices around reducing their property costs.
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Panellists at The Lawyer ’s recent Romania briefing heard much to encourage them to get involved in the country
Eye-catching defections tend to be from corporate or finance departments, so it was a nice change for us to report last week a notable news story in real estate, a practice area that – outside magic circle firms’ covert downsizing – rarely sees dramatic team moves.
Apologies for lateness today. Anyone at MIPIM will understand why. Frankly, you’re lucky to be getting a blog at all.
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.