Real Estate and Infrastructure

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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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Slaughters and Freshfields spearhead L&G’s £4bn tie-up with Oxford University

Slaughter and May and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer have led in Legal & General’s (L&G) £4bn house-building partnership with the University of Oxford. Slaughters corporate and finance partners Guy O’Keefe and Harry Bacon spearheaded the deal for longstanding client L&G, in its latest bid to tap into the rapidly expanding market of student accommodation. The financial […]

Pinsents wins mandate for £2.5bn Harrow redevelopment

Pinsent Masons is acting on a £2.5bn regeneration and growth programme for the London borough of Harrow. Dubbed “Building a better Harrow”, the project for Harrow Council is being led by real estate partner Scot Morrison alongside procurement director Wendy Nicolson and property senior associate Amy Walker. Though it is a London-focused deal, the team […]

Addleshaws secures £100m telecoms deal for BT

Addleshaw Goddard has acted for BT on its £100m agreement with Cellnex for 220 high towers throughout the UK. Edinburgh-based real estate partner Miles Ede led the team for BT alongside partners Bruce Kilpatrick, Paul Bentham and Phil McGough. Spanish infrastructure operator Cellnex, which instructed its in-house legal team, has acquired the marketing and operation rights […]

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Eversheds secures Legal & General mandate for £2bn retirement development

Eversheds Sutherland is taking the lead for Legal & General in its £2bn plan to develop city centre purpose-built retirement communities, aimed at redefining how we live in later life. The firm, led by real estate partner Dominic Morris and legal director Henry Bolton, has advised L&G on the launch of Guild Living, a later […]

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Magic circle firm among beneficiaries of £9m Network Rail fees

Clifford Chance and Eversheds Sutherland raked in £9m on the momentous £1.5bn sale of thousands of Network Rail’s railway arches. The firms jointly advised Network Rail in the sale process, known as Project Condor. The National Audit Office posted today that the transaction cost £35m overall, meaning nearly a quarter of the sum was spent […]

Norton Rose Fulbright loses real estate partner to Trowers

Trowers & Hamlins has ramped up its real estate offering with a hire from Norton Rose Fulbright, as it endeavours to rival the other top players in the sector. Partner Neil Biswas joins Trowers’ housing and regeneration team after seven years at Norton Rose Fulbright. He began his legal career at legacy SJ Berwin in […]

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Four firms win roles in British Land’s sale of Sainsbury’s stores

Jones Day, Dentons, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher and Gowling WLG are acting in British Land’s £429m sale of 12 Sainsbury’s superstores. Jones Day picked up the mandate for British Land, led by co-head of its banking, finance and securities group Giles Elliott, alongside corporate M&A partner William McDonald, tax partner Blaise Marin-Curtoud and counsel Stephen […]

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Mishcon hires new real estate finance partner from US firm

Mishcon de Reya has broadened its consultancy services offering with the hire of real estate special situations partner Omega Poole from Brown Rudnick. Poole will join Mishcon’s real estate finance group, where she will offer a new debt advisory service, assisting clients throughout real estate transactions, from sourcing of debt to completion. Between 2003 and […]

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Penningtons enters Birmingham with Pinsents hire

Penningtons Manches, which last year made it into the top 50 law firms of The Lawyer UK 200, is to set up shop in Birmingham, joining the likes of Squire Patton Boggs, Gowling WLG and Fieldfisher. The firm’s new Birmingham office will be led by real estate partner Joel Kordan, who leaves Pinsent Masons’ partnership […]

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