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
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Burned once again — new tax changes affecting international investors download subscription
Before Thursday 7 May 2015, the date of the next general election, the Conservative Liberal Alliance will make a number of changes to the UK tax regime as it applies to international investors.
Allen & Overy (A&O), Ashurst, Dillon Eustace and William Fry have won key mandates advising on the £680m acquisition of the Jurys Inn hotel chain by US private equity group Lone Star.
Sovereign Housing Association, the largest social housing provider for the south and southwest of England, has grown its legal panel by 40 per cent, adding four firms to its roster of advisors.
Goodwin Procter and Mayer Brown have advised on the sale of the City’s Tower Place to Chinese insurance giant Ping An.
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Panellists at The Lawyer ’s recent Romania briefing heard much to encourage them to get involved in the country
Entries for this year’s Lawyer Awards Funds Team of the Year saw innovative structures and many firsts for good causes