Real estate and infrastructure

Omega Poole

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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Addleshaws and Eversheds lead as British Land offloads pub portfolio

Addleshaw Goddard and Eversheds Sutherland have acted in British Land’s £130m sale of its entire pub portfolio to real estate investment company Aprirose. Real estate partners Michael Scott and Lee Sheldon at Addleshaws are leading for British Land, which is offloading its portfolio of 45 pubs. Eversheds is acting for Aprirose on the deal, led […]

Eversheds targets telecoms with senior real estate hire

Eversheds Sutherland has made a timely hire one year on from the introduction of the new Telecoms Code, taking on Fladgate’s head of real estate litigation and telecommunications specialist Thekla Fellas. Fellas joins Eversheds on 1 April to build a team around her specialism in “Telecoms Code” disputes. Her appointment follows the controversial Electronic Communications […]

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Featured Briefings

NPPF: changes to national planning policy on minerals

By Fergus Charlton On 24 July, the government released the long-anticipated revised National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF). Setting the emphasis on building new homes, Secretary of State for Communities, the Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP said: “Fundamental to building the homes our country needs is ensuring that our planning system is fit for the future.” […]

Breaking the chain: Why do Jersey property transactions fall apart

Much focus has been given of late to gazumping and the potential pitfalls of the Jersey conveyancing process. Thankfully in practice the vast majority of transactions do eventually make it across the line and in most cases, completion occurs within the allocated window agreed through the estate agent at the outset. Gazumping, while a genuine […]

Global 200: Real Estate 2017

The Global 200: Real Estate report builds on last year’s Global 200 report, which tracked every single partner in the world’s 200 largest firms by revenue, identifying each partner’s office location, gender and practice area.

Housing white paper – ‘unprecedented steps’

By Hugh Richards The Government has published its Housing White Paper “Fixing Our Broken Housing Market”. It will be recalled that in his speech to the party conference in October 2016, the Secretary of State, Sajid Javid, called for “unprecedented steps” to increase the delivery of new homes – his “number one priority” and a […]

LMA publishes template broker letter

The LMA has recently announced the publication of its own form of insurance broker letter for use on real estate finance investment transactions. Broker letters are used to provide comfort to lenders that the obligors are complying with their insurance obligations under the loan agreement, and that the lender (or agent, on syndicated transactions) will be made aware of any issues that arise with […]

Be careful with NHBC cover – you could be on the hook for longer than you think

By Nigel Lewis In our latest alert, we review the judgment in Larkfleet Ltd v Allison Homes Eastern Ltd which highlights the potentially significant liability implications arising from National House Building Council (NHBC) cover for contractors involved in residential developments. You may be on the hook in terms of possible liability for a lot longer […]

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