Real Estate and Infrastructure

City duo lead on £1bn sale of UBS headquarters

Clifford Chance and Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) have led on the sale of UBS’ UK headquarters in the latest billion-pound sale of prime real estate in the City. The magic circle firm advised a subsidiary of Hong Kong-based CK Asset on the £1bn purchase of 5 Broadgate from British Land and GIC. The building was […]

City Gherkin

Addleshaws wins instruction from Chinese government on embassy move

Addleshaw Goddard has acted for the Chinese government in its acquisition of the historic Royal Mint Court from property management company Delancey. Head of real estate Leona Ahmed led for Addleshaws, representing the People’s Republic of China in securing the 5.5-acre site along the eastern verge of the City. Here, China will house its new embassy, adjacent […]

Co-op

Seven firms land roles on Co-op new restructured panel

Fieldfisher and Squire Patton Boggs have won roles on the Co-operative Group’s restructured legal panel, joining incumbent firm Allen & Overy and a line-up of reappointed firms. Addleshaw Goddard, Pinsent Masons, Hill Dickinson, Brodies and southeast firm Paris Smith, have all preserved their panel seats for a further three-year term. In the Co-op Group’s first review […]

Marek-Grodek

Hogan Lovells strikes back in Warsaw battle with Greenberg

In what is apparently developing into a see-saw struggle between two of the largest international firms in Warsaw, Hogan Lovells has swooped on key rival Greenberg Taurig to take its former Polish real estate practice leader, Marek Grodek. Grodek, a former Clifford Chance lawyer, has been with Greenberg since 2012 when he joined the firm […]

Ogier advises on major Guernsey hotel purchase

Ogier has advised on the purchase of The Peninsula Hotel by leading hotel group Kings Mill Hotel Ltd. The firm’s Guernsey corporate and property teams advised on the purchase by the group that already owns the Fleur de Jardin and Les Douvres hotels. The Peninsula is Guernsey’s second-largest hotel and was built in the 1990s. […]

Walker Morris achieves success in Planning Law Survey national rankings

The Walker Morris Planning & Environment Team has been ranked 7th in the ‘Highest Rated Planning Law Firms‘ for 2018 in the national annual Planning Law Survey, having consistently achieved high national rankings in the past. The Planning Law Survey is an in-depth report highlighting the solicitors, law firms and barristers that are considered the leading planning law […]

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