The Lawyer Africa Elite 2014 features an in-depth look at 46 leading independent firms’ strategies in 15 key sub-Saharan jurisdictions, as well as the views of in-house counsel from some of Africa’s largest companies... Read more
This year, The Lawyer’s annual ranking of the largest UK law firms by turnover is available as an interactive, digital benchmarking tool. For the first time this will allow you to manipulate each data set against the metrics of your choice.
US-backed consortium BEP Acquisitions takes Bourne End Properties private after its £45m bid for the listed property company is declared unconditional. BEP Acquisitions advised by Taylor Joynson Garrett (Nick Briant, Richard Gross, Dominic Ross). Bourne End Properties advised by Travers Smith Braithwaite (Richard Skelton). Nationwide Building Society, the debt provider, advised by Dechert (Patrick Gloynes, Trevor Beadle, Andrew Peterson).
Frogmore Estates sells two major office schemes at Maidenhead and Leatherhead to Morley Fund Management for £130m. Frogmore Estates advised by Mishcon de Reya (Philip Freedman). Morley Fund Management advised by Berwin Leighton (Vinay Vineik).
Delancey Estates sells Bishop's Stortford shopping centre and wharf to Mantle Estates through share sale for £13.75m. Delancey Estates advised by Forsters (Sophie Hamilton) and Gouldens (Giles Elliot). Mantle Estates advised by Mills Reeve (Penny Hubbard).
Merivale Moore boosts £69m portfolio with acquisition of offices at 19 Margaret St/21 Great Portland St, W1, for £4m and the Middlegreen trading estate near Slough for £8.5m. Merivale Moore advised by SJ Berwin (John Eldridge). Vendors advised by Vance Harris and Hammond Suddards Edge.
Property developer Greycoat sells its interest in 99 Gresham Street, EC2, to Coal Pensions Properties for a price in excess of £66m. Greycoat advised by Simmons & Simmons (Bill Noad). Coal Pensions Properties advised by Lovells (Michael Stancombe).