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Linklaters further strengthens London Real Estate offering

Linklaters announces a new partner to its London real estate team following a period of significant growth in the market. Tom Watkins has been promoted to Partner with a focus on real estate mergers & acquisitions having been at the firm since joining as a trainee in 2004. Tom has led on some of the highest profile real estate deals of recent times including AustralianSuper on its acquisition of a majority stake in the development project at Kings Cross; Lendlease on its £696m disposal of their final 30% stake in Bluewater shopping centre to Land Securities plc; and advising Brookfield on its £4.6bn hostile takeover of Songbird Estates, the holding company of the Canary Wharf Group.

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Linklaters advises on largest mortgage-backed securitisation since financial crisis

Linklaters has advised Cerberus European Residential Holdings and FirstKey Mortgage, LLC on the £6.1 billion securitisation of a portfolio of UK residential mortgage loans, the largest transaction of its kind since the global financial crisis.

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