Swiss Life buys Grade 1-listed Edwards Pavilion in Liverpool's Albert Dock from the Commission for New Towns (CNT) for £10m. Swiss Life advised by Perkins & Company (Clive Bleasdale). CNT advised by DLA (Marc Carter). Developer Arrowcroft advised by Berwin Leighton (Peter Rudolf).
Standard Life Assurance Company and Chancerygate Properties let nine units at Powergate, London NW10, with a total value of more than £45m. Standard Life and Chancerygate advised by Herbert Smith (Chris de Pury). Tenants advised by CMS Cameron McKenna, Eversheds, Field Fisher Waterhouse and Royds Treadwell.
Axa Equity & Law Life Assurance Society and Sun Life Assurance Society sell City-based Premier Place scheme mid-development to Rotch Property Group for £166m. Vendor advised by SJ Berwin (Edward Page). Rotch advised by Julian Holy (Julian Holy). Lender advised by Theodore Goddard.
Etam drops claims of alleged negligence against Baker Almond and Conrad Ritblatt over purchase of its Barnstaple store for £2.15m in 1986. Etam advised by Dechert (Bernard O'Sullivan). Baker Almond advised by Manches (Paul Marco, Heidi Welch). Conrad Ritblatt advised by Rowe & Maw (Sean Connolly, Sarah Pitkethley).