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Weil Gotshal and McDermott advise on Barclay brothers' Claridges sale

24-Apr-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Weil Gotshal & Manges and McDermott Will & Emery have acted on the Barclay brothers’ sale of Claridges, the Berkeley and the Connaught to Qatar-owned Constellation Hotels, ending years of litigation concerning the ownership of the hotels.

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Eversheds loses nine real estate and commerce partners and associates to KWM

23-Apr-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Eversheds has lost a team of nine lawyers, including four partners, who all depart for King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) on Thursday (23 April).

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BLP and Jones Day take key roles on £600m sale of Nido student accommodation

20-Apr-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has advised Round Hill Capital on the £600m sale of its Nido student accommodation real estate portfolio to Greystar Real Estate Partners, represented by Jones Day.

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Dechert, Hogan Lovells and Simpson Thacher advise on $26.5bn sale of GE Real Estate Capital

13-Apr-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

General Electric (GE) has called on Hogan Lovells to advise on the $26.5bn (£18.07bn) sale of its real estate business GE Capital Real Estate to Blackstone Group, advised by Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, and Wells Fargo, advised by Dechert.

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Exclusive: Gateley hit by multi-million pound professional negligence suit from property development client

13-Apr-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Property developer Empirical Property Group (EPG) has filed a claim to sue Gateley for breach of contract and professional negligence.

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Southbank and King's Cross firms to be hit hardest by 25% increase in bills by 2017

1-Apr-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Law firms that moved to King’s Cross and Southbank for cheaper rents and business rates could see their bills increase by up to 25 per cent following the Government rental valuation assessment, which starts in April.

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KWM’s resurgence will be built on real estate

27-Apr-2015 | By Catrin Griffiths

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.

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Apologies for lateness today. Anyone at MIPIM will understand why. Frankly, you’re lucky to be getting a blog at all.

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