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Real estate roundup: White & Case acts on £1.4bn road deal

White & Case advises on €1.7bn PPP deal White & Case has advised the Slovak Republic on a €1.7bn public private partnership (PPP) deal to develop 59km of new road networks. The deal saw the firm advise the Slovak Republic on the design, construction, finance, operation and maintenance of the country’s D4 highway and R7 […]

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Real Estate Team of the Year: the shortlist

Last year Taylor Wessing fought off stiff competition to win the award for Real Estate Team of the Year at TheLawyer Awards, in association with Travellers. This year our external panel of judges, currently in the process of reviewing the submissions, has narrowed the potential winners for this category down to a shortlist of seven firms.


Real estate: The foundations of the Manchester market

It may not have been officially recognised as the UK’s second city but in the past few years Manchester has consolidated its position as the next biggest market for law firms outside of London. And with large-scale development taking place across the city it is easy to see why the biggest firms in Manchester all have strong foundations in the real estate sector.

The real estate blog: firms battle for private rented sector work

Britain’s housing shortage has become a huge political issue as the number of properties being built fails to meet the population growth in major cities such as London. The UK’s housing market is vastly different from those in many European countries because people in Britain still cling to the aspiration of owning their own home. […]

The real estate blog: The US approach to real estate finance in London

The 2007 global recession had a phenomenal impact on the UK’s real estate sector as financing for properties became much harder to find and fewer sales were completed. With the well of work drying up many UK firms shrunk their real estate teams but US firms such as Goodwin Procter and Paul Hastings took the […]

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The real estate blog: Eversheds London real estate head Dear talks MIPIM Asia

This week Eversheds’ head of London real estate Bruce Dear shares his adventures at MIPIM Asia. The summit focuses on regional development opportunities and retail real estate trends across the Asia Pacific. “Flight closing” the board says in buzzing red letters. How did that happen? More importantly, how will we explain to our partners that […]


The real estate blog: the growth of Linklaters’ real estate finance practice

Linklaters’ real estate finance team has undergone tremendous growth over the last five years with the volume of work it carries out increasing by 600 per cent, according to the firm. The magic circle firm saw minimal growth last year when global revenue increased 1 per cent from £1.255bn to £1.267bn. Although corporate work remains […]

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The real estate blog: UK tops infrastructure development table

The UK has been revealed as the world’s most attractive country for infrastructure development, according to research carried out by Nabarro. The global infrastructure index ranks 25 countries based on their tax environment, the availability of credit, economic stability, national stability, ease of doing business, level of private participation and sustainability and innovation. Based on […]


The real estate blog: Howes Percival grows in Cambridge

At the start of the month Howes Percival boosted its Cambridge office through the hire of a four strong team of real estate partners from Taylor Vinters. The move saw partners Steven Beach, Michaela Henson, Simon Murphy and Amy Richardson join Howes Percival in what was described as a “mutually agreed department transfer”. However, for […]

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The real estate blog: A busy week for Oxford Properties

Canadian real estate investor Oxford Properties has had an interesting couple of weeks with the company successfully pulling off two high profile deals as well as making changes to its UK management team. Last week it emerged that Oxford is set to buy the PariSquare building from Tristan Capital Partners and STAM Europe. The French […]