Gabriella Kane

Gabriella is a reporter at The Lawyer. She covers corporate and real estate.

Squires loses City real estate partner to Addleshaws

Addleshaw Goddard has recruited a Squire Patton Boggs partner, in a move that leaves the latter with four real estate partners in the City. Partner Rachel Orton, who has been at Squires for six years, is making the move. Addleshaws states that Orton’s hire fits into its focus on senior living as a developing asset […]

DLA acts on sale of Square Mile police station

DLA Piper has acted on the £40m sale of the City’s Grade II* listed Wood Street police station as it is set to be transformed into a five-star hotel. Real estate partner Jo Owen has acted for Wood Street Hotel, a subsidiary of Hong Kong-based Magnificent Hotels on its £40m purchase of the police station […]

Dentons strikes again at Irish firm for Dublin office growth

Dentons has targeted William Fry again to boost its new Dublin office. William Fry’s former head of corporate Shane O’Donnell joins Dentons, less than a month after it poached fellow corporate partner Eavan Saunders. Dentons became the latest global player to open in the Republic of Ireland when it launched its Dublin office in January, […]

Linklaters real estate veteran lands at new firm

Linklaters’ real estate veteran Mark Burgess-Smith has resurfaced at Farrer & Co. Burgess-Smith joins Farrers as senior counsel after a career spanning three decades at the magic circle firm, where he specialised in commercial real estate. He joined Linklaters in 1988 after training at Druces & Attlee (now Druces) and made partner in 1996, following […]

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Dentons’ highest-paid partner profits surge to £2.2m

Latest accounts reveal that Dentons’ highest-earning partner saw their pay rise 57 per cent to over £2m in the year ending April 2019. The UK and Middle East accounts, which represent the firm’s first full trading year since its October 2018 merger with Maclay Murray & Spens, show that revenue rose 15.6 per cent, from £205.5m […]

City firms land roles on new Farringdon development

A host of firms have helped secure tenants for London’s One Bartholomew Square, within twelve months of the building’s completion and launch. One Bartholomew is the centrepiece of the Barts Square master plan, a 3.2 acre mixed-use quarter between Farringdon and St Paul’s station. Clifford Chance has acted for the developers of the site, Helical […]

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Slaughters swoops for Mayer Brown partner

Following on from its first lateral partner hire in London two years ago, Slaughter and May has looked externally again for an entirely new role in its pensions team. Richard Goldstein joins Slaughters as a consultant and head of pensions knowledge from Mayer Brown, where he was a partner for nearly a decade. He began […]

CMS eyes foothold in Sweden via merger

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang (CMS) has been mulling a move into Sweden through merger talks with a local firm, The Lawyer can reveal. CMS is understood to be in talks with Stockholm-based firm Törngren Magnell, which was founded in 2006 by partners Peter Törngren and Viktor Magnell. It has just under 20 partners. If the […]

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DAC Beachcroft to axe roles in UK real estate

DAC Beachcroft has launched a redundancy consultation in its London and Leeds real estate teams, with ten roles at risk. The Lawyer understands the consultation will run for four weeks, with 10 roles at risk at associate and legal director level. This will consist of four roles in DAC’s London-based commercial investment and development (CID) […]

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