Real Estate and Infrastructure

Wheatly MacNamara, Simpson Thacher & Bartlet

Simpson Thacher scores new €8bn logistics venture for Blackstone

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett has advised Blackstone on the launch of a £7.1bn (€8bn) pan-European last mile logistics company called Mileway. Corporate partner and The Lawyer Hot 100 2018 Wheatly Macnamara led for longstanding client Blackstone, alongside partner Tom Lloyd on the financing side. Headquartered in Amsterdam, Mileway is the largest owner of last mile […]

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Clydes shrinks in Scotland as 12-strong group switches firms

Clyde & Co has parted ways with its residential property team in Aberdeen, with the team of 12 set to transfer all of its business over to another Scottish firm. The firm has sold its legacy Simpson & Marwick Aberdeen estate agency team to Ledingham Chalmers and this transfer will be completed on November 4. […]

Macfarlanes and BCLP lead on £120m sale of TfL’s former HQ

Macfarlanes and Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner have acted on the £120m sale of Transport for London’s (TfL) historic Westminster headquarters. TfL has sold a 150 year lease on 55 Broadway, a Grade I listed building overlooking St James’s Park, to property developer Integrity International Group. Macfarlanes, led by real estate partners Dominic Cunliffe and Anthony Burnett-Scott, […]

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City trio secure £600m funding for Battersea Power Station

Addleshaw Goddard, Norton Rose Fulbright and Baker McKenzie have acted on the £600m financing of Battersea Power Station’s third phase of development. The capital received will be used to fund the ongoing development of the 42-acre regeneration site in Nine Elms. It involves the construction of London’s newest high street known as Electric Boulevard, as […]

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BCLP swoops for five-partner Paris team in Continental push

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP) has raided a local French boutique by bringing in a five-partner team into its Paris office, The Lawyer understands. The firm has targeted independent firm Franklin to boost its real estate, tax and banking offering with the hire of a team of partners and associates. The partners at the heart of […]

Addleshaws and A&O spearhead sale of BT’s HQ

Allen & Overy and Addleshaw Goddard are acting on the £210m sale of BT’s iconic HQ overlooking St Paul’s Cathedral to Orion Capital Managers. The deal, part of a major cost-cutting drive, includes an initial leaseback agreement of 30 months during which time the former telecom monopoly will move its HQ to a new London […]

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Three partners to exit Greenberg’s London office

Two partners from Greenberg Traurig’s real estate group are leaving the firm for a rival US player, The Lawyer can reveal, while another member of its corporate team is also exiting for a new role. Real estate-focused private equity partner Tim Webb and colleague Emma Maher are to join K&L Gates, while corporate finance partner […]

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