Oman

Stephenson Harwood advises on $2.5bn Omagine development in Muscat

28-Oct-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Stephenson Harwood has taken a lead role advising the developer of a long-awaited $2.5bn (£1.55bn) real estate and tourism development project in Oman.

London

Land Securities general counsel Adrian de Souza resigns

21-Oct-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Land Securities’ first-ever general counsel Adrian de Souza has handed in his resignation after over four years at the FTSE 100 property company.

London

Akin negotiates more space at Bingham's 41 Lothbury office

21-Oct-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld is understood to be negotiating to take the seventh floor at 41 Lothbury having taken over Bingham McCutchen’s lease on the fifth and sixth floors with immediate effect.

Nicky Richmond

MIPIMUK - What is it good for? A lawyer's view

20-Oct-2014

Tempted as I am to finish the line of that song, it would not be entirely accurate.

London

Law firms race for City space as prime rents increase

20-Oct-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

The number of law firms having to take office space at rates that exceed the top of the London market has risen 7 per cent, according to new research.

Nick Ellis

MIPIM: Day two

17-Oct-2014

Day two is nearing its close, I don’t expect anybody to be here on day three apart from the cleaners.  Conferences used to be all about the speakers, the exhibition stands were a side show.

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Real Estate Briefings

Keep your dispute out of my court — Bradley v Heslin download subscription

Gateley 30-Oct-2014

It would appear from this High Court decision that the courts may in future direct parties involved in neighbourhood disputes to try to engage in mediation.

Inheritance and Trustees’ Powers Act 2014 download subscription

No5 Chambers 29-Oct-2014

This act makes a number of changes to the rules relating to intestacy; the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975; and trustees’ powers.

Consumer finance update: CFPB issues final rule for QM points and fees cure download subscription

Dentons 28-Oct-2014

The CFPB has issued a final rule allowing lenders to cure loans that do not meet the ‘points and fees’ test under the Ability-to-Repay/Qualified Mortgage Rule.

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