Gadens is delighted to announce the promotion of John Nicolas to Partner in the Property and Commercial services practice group. John will continue to focus on retail leasing, acting for some of Australia’s largest retail shopping centre landlords. More…
Gadens Brisbane partner, Craig Green, has been named as the 14th Life Member of the Mortgage and Finance Association of Australia (MFAA) at their 11th annual excellence awards on Friday night. MFAA is the peak industry body representing non-bank lenders, mortgage managers, mortgage brokers and related service providers, and has more than 10,500 members. More…
Jennifer LaTourette, McDonald Hopkins Government Strategies Vice President, will be speaking at the Association of Government Relations Professionals lobbying certification program on March 10, 2014. She and the other presenters will be covering “Budget & Appropriations” and how to:
- Gain an understanding of the process, including the history and the terms or art that drive it
- Learn which lobbying practices and tactics work best in a time of scarce resources
- Hear how this year’s budget cycle is likely to play out
Click here for more information or to register.
Clark Wilson acted for Vancouver’s Anthem Properties Group in its recent acquisition of United Communities, a Calgary-based residential land developer with operations in Calgary, Edmonton and Sacramento, California, in a $200 million transaction. Alex Petrenko, James Speakman, Adam Dlin and Rachelle Mezzarobba acted in respect of the purchase transactions, with David Kington, Rosemary John and Jyotika Reddy acting in respect of the transaction financing. More details on the transaction can be found at Business in Vancouver and the Calgary Herald.
Brock Smith was interviewed by Luigi Benetton for an article in The Lawyers Weekly entitled “Turning the e-mail beast into a straightforward task“. In the article, Brock discusses a number of issues relating to email in-box management, including Clark Wilson’s auto-filing system using “luggage tags”.
Lefèvre Pelletier & associés, Avocats (LPA) advises CBRE Global Investors Germany GmbH with the acquisition of a new erected logistic centre in Falkensee, Germany.
CBRE Global Investors Germany GmbH purchased a logistic platform with 22,445 sqm in Falkensee near Berlin in Germany. The initial rate of net return is 6.8 %. The logistic centre was purchased with an existing long term lease with the German logistic company BLG.
CBRE Global Investors Germany GmbH was assisted by Schiedermair Rechtsanwälte for tax advice and Lefèvre Pelletier & associés, Avocats (LPA) with Dr. Oliver Hübner (Partner, Frankfurt) for legal advice. He advised CBRE on the complete acquisition process, including legal due diligence, drafting, negotiating sale and purchase agreement, and post-signing advice. More…
On March 14, Davis Malm will host a Junior Achievement of Northern New England Skills to Achieve program. The one-day program, tailored for high school students from local Boston schools, promotes lessons on financial literacy, workforce readiness, and skills needed to succeed in specific industries. Twenty-five students from South Boston’s Excel High School will take part in four interactive lessons taught by Davis Malm teams. The 45-minute lessons will cover tips for interviewing, techniques for problem solving and critical thinking, credit awareness, and resume and personal brand building. For more information about the program, click here.
Clark Wilson LLP is pleased to welcome Carmen Tham to the firm as an associate. She will be working with both the Insurance and the Infrastructure, Construction & Procurement Groups. Carmen’s practice includes representing construction clients on all construction related issues. For the Insurance Group, she will be representing insurers and insureds on coverage and recovery assignments, as well as defence of liability claims. Carmen has particular expertise in the defence of claims against architects and engineers in the context of professional negligence and construction defect claims. She was called to the Bar of British Columbia in 2004.
Smithsonian Latino Center Announces Three Members to their National Board New Members Hail from Texas and Washington, D.C.
The Smithsonian Latino Center announces three new members to its national board of directors. They are Joedis “Joe” Ávila, of The Ford Motor Company Fund, Roel Campos of Locke Lord, L.L.P and Marcos Ronquillo of Beirne, Maynard & Parsons, L.L.P. The Smithsonian National Latino Board is the Latino Center’s volunteer advisory arm. Its members are philanthropists, corporate leaders and accomplished individuals who bring experience, geographical balance, diverse backgrounds and cultural expertise to the Latino Center. They advise the director on programming and external relations, assist with outreach and advocacy, and identify and secure financial support. More…
‘Atypical Workers – current issues and reform’ – Marie Macdonald addresses Scots law convention at Glasgow Hilton
Miller Samuel’s leading employment law specialist Marie Macdonald today gave a talk on ‘Atypical Workers – current issues and reform’ at the Employment Law Conference. This was part of ‘Scots Law 2014 – the Convention Series’ held at the Hilton hotel in Glasgow in conjunction with CLT Scotland and the University of Strathclyde. The talk looked at a variety of different atypical workers including:-
- Agency, casual and fixed-term workers
- Volunteers, interns and work experience
- Consultants and self-employed contractors, flexible workers and homeworkers
The slides for this talk can be downloaded here