Real Estate News
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.
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.
Baker & McKenzie, Mayer Brown, Olswang and Slaughter and May have all won spots on Unilever’s inaugural panel.
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.
Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) and Taylor Wessing have advised on the £97m sale of Heron Plaza by Heron International to Singaporean UOL Group.
Clifford Chance has led on property investment company Blackstone’s £320m acquisition of 125 Old Broad Street from Brookfield Property Partners.
Real Estate Briefings
Review of some amendments to the Russian laws made in July 2014 download subscription
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
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
The government wants to boost housing supply, revitalise the high street and make better use of existing buildings.
Entries for this year’s Lawyer Awards Funds Team of the Year saw innovative structures and many firsts for good causes
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
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.
Real estate deals in Scotland are up but there are complex motives behind the sales and leases
Since squatting in residential homes was outlawed, a commercial property has become the dropout des res
Advising overseas buyers or tenants on UK property deals is fraught with danger for the uninitiated