MIPIM 2014 Blogs
Tempted as I am to finish the line of that song, it would not be entirely accurate.
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.
The property developer thought it wasn’t up to much and wanted to go home because he had a sore throat. But there was an architects’ party to go to and well, you never know.
No flights to book, no accommodation to haggle over, no eye watering expense claims – yes, MIPIM UK has arrived and instead of the Croisette we have the Hammersmith Road.
As ever, the flight home is very quiet. Gone, the heady excitement of the flight out and instead, hushed voices and plenty of caffeine.
“That’s 70 pairs of bespoke Christian Louboutins at £4,000 each. That makes £280,000, and that’s not counting the Diors. I’ve lots of those, but they’re only £600 each.”
The woman on the next table, rather the worse for wear, started up a conversation in broken English with my dinner guests.
Gatwick 5:15am. White fog. You couldn’t see a hippo if it kissed you.
Sunscreen, business cards and sensible shoes are all in the bag for Neil Campbell’s first trip to Mipim.
Sitting here at 1.20am writing this whilst listening to Radio 4 on my TuneIn app, I realise that I am doing MIPIM all wrong
I did a selfie with Boris. I’m not sure what made me do it
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.
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.
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.
In association with Fox Rodney, Saunderson House and Thomson Reuters
Panellists at The Lawyer ’s recent Romania briefing heard much to encourage them to get involved in the country