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BLP, Clifford Chance and Taylor Wessing among firms acting on £550m Shell Centre redevelopment

18-Aug-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP), Clifford Chance and Taylor Wessing were among a lineup of five firms that advised on the largest property deal ever completed on London’s South Bank, the £550m Shell Centre redevelopment by Centrepoint owner Almacantar.

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Prudential set to announce new legal panel

14-Aug-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Financial services giant Prudential is currently in the process of reviewing its legal panel with the line-up set to be announced imminently.


Trowers & Hamlins' international profit drops 96 per cent to £100k

22-Jul-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Trowers & Hamlins’ international net profit has plummeted by 96 per cent from £2.5m to £100,000 in the last financial year.


Housing associations Midland Heart and Thirteen Group look to appoint new legal panels

15-Jul-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Housing associations Thirteen Group and Midland Heart have both announced their intention to create new legal panels.


Greenberg Traurig launches in Germany with Olswang team

14-Jul-2015 | By Joanne Harris

US firm Greenberg Traurig has picked up Olswang’s Berlin team to launch in Germany, its fourth European office.

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DAC Beachcroft unveils new leadership team as Pollitt and Clegg secure mandates

7-Jul-2015 | By Joanne Harris

DAC Beachcroft has named its new leadership team with insurance head David Pollitt and Leeds senior partner Virginia Clegg taking over as managing and senior partner respectively.

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