Real Estate and Infrastructure

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Mayer Brown and BCLP lead on sale of Morgan Stanley’s City HQ

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP) and Mayer Brown acted on Link REIT’s £383.6m acquisition of 25 Cabot Square in Canary Wharf. The acquisition of the 17-floor office complex, which houses Morgan Stanley’s HQ, marks the Hong Kong-based investment trust’s entry into Europe. Mayer Brown acted for Link, Asia’s largest real estate investment trust, led by […]

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Eversheds disbands South Africa mining practice after six-strong departure

Eversheds Sutherland has called time on its South African mining and natural resources practice after just one year, following a six-strong team departure. Eversheds’ former head of mining and infrastructure Warren Beech and partner Nicholas Veltman have left the firm to establish their own boutique. They are joined by fellow lawyers Refiloe Vengeni and Eben […]

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Addleshaws leads on £250m hospital development for NHS

Addleshaw Goddard and Winckworth Sherwood are acting on the development of the £250m “Triangle” site on St Thomas’ hospital campus in London. Addleshaws team, helmed by construction and engineering partner Andrew McVeigh and  co-head of the housing sector Peter Hardy, are leading for Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation. The rest of the Addleshaws team […]

Hot 100 career quiz: Clifford Chance’s Marianne Toghill

Name: Marianne Toghill Firm: Clifford Chance Role: Head of UK real estate construction Trained at: Clifford Chance Year qualified: 1995 Read her Hot 100 profile What’s your most vivid memory from being a trainee? I remember on pretty much my first day in the firm having 15 minutes to write a presentation on a non-legal […]

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Twenty-two firms win places on social housing panel

The Central Housing Investment Consortium (CHIC) of social housing providers and local authorities has appointed 22 firms to its new £15m panel.  The contract is divided into three lots; corporate, governance and finance, housing and asset management, property and development across England and Wales. Firms that have been added to all three lots include Bevan […]

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DWF hires Bakers trio in Warsaw after raft of global cuts

DWF has hired a three-strong real estate team from Baker McKenzie to boost its Warsaw office, days after the listed firm made considerable cuts across its international network. The team is led by partner Joanna Wojnarowska, who brings along senior associates Weronika Roesler and Ewa Lewandowska. As part of the move, the partner will become […]

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Clydes lures Irwin Mitchell real estate trio

A real estate team from Irwin Mitchell has defected to Clyde & Co, as the latter looks to expand its practice further in the north. Head of Irwin Mitchell’s Sheffield real estate team Andrew Wallis, fellow real estate partner Kevin Fox and real estate finance partner Dean Gormley will join Clydes. In its Guildford office the […]

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Housing developer A2Dominion kicks off inaugural panel process

Housing developer A2Dominion is looking to assemble its first panel of external legal advisers and is looking for alternative legal services providers to join the mix. The company is due to send out tenders this month, with the developer aiming for a roster that will include three to five firms across a number of themed […]

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Addleshaws reels in DWF projects partner

Addleshaw Goddard is bolstering its projects and energy team with a double hire, as it continues apace with a streak of laterals. The firm has recruited longtime DWF projects head Suzanne Moir, who is based in Edinburgh. Moir spent around eight years at DWF, advising on infrastructure and procurement projects in Scotland and the UK […]