Legal Business

Back in the game – revival at last for real estate but the players have changed


As investors place their bets on London’s property market, battered real estate teams are finally seeing a revival after the bleak post-Crunch years. Legal Business talks to the property lawyers who are back at the table.

Any Londoner will tell you that the Capital resembles a mass construction site these days. Around Victoria, for example, the noise of jackhammers perpetually fills the air, the result of a £2bn Land Securities redevelopment project to provide new luxury homes, shops, offices and improved transport facilities. This development has seen City real estate heavyweights Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP), Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Nabarro, CMS Cameron McKenna, Hogan Lovells and Eversheds lead on the legal side.