21 November 2012

Olswang helps EA Shaw on their move to CBRE

Olswang acted for the sellers of the commercial and residential property partnership EA Shaw, in the sale of the Covent Garden-based business to the CBRE Group, a leading global commercial real estate services and investment firm.

Founded in 1899, EA Shaw has an exceptional track record of commercial and residential property projects, including the residential portfolio for Soho Estates. EA Shaw will now become part of CBRE'sCentral Londonbusiness under the leadership of Adam Hetherington.

Charlie Killen, Equity Partner at EA Shaw, commented: "We are exceptionally proud of our achievements at EA Shaw. By aligning our specialist expertise and intensive market knowledge with CBRE's broad-ranging capabilities and truly global reach, we will be able to provide our current and future clients with the best possible service. Olswang's first-class Corporate team has been of great support in the lead up to the final transaction and has guided the partnership through the complexities of the acquisition process, demonstrating their deep understanding not only of corporate matters, but also of the property industry."

Stephen Hermer, Partner at Olswang, added: "We were delighted to act for the partners in their sale of EA Shaw, helping them both to realise the value of their current business and to work with CBRE in the future to expand their business and better serve their clients."

The Olswang team was lead by Stephen Hermer (partner, corporate), assisted by Julian Ciecierski-Burns (associate, corporate).  The transaction also involved Natasha Kaye (partner, tax), Lydia Hutchinson (associate, tax), Helen Balliger (associate, property), Catherine Taylor (partner, employment), Gina Young (partner, employment) and Alasdhair McDonald (trainee, corporate).


Notes to editors

About EA Shaw

Founded in 1899, EA Shaw provides commercial and residential investment, management, asset management and leasing services to clients including Shaftesbury PLC, Soho Estates, Scottish Widows Investment Partnership and Legal & General. Earlier this year, EA Shaw was named London Property Advisor of the Year by Estates Gazette for the fifth time in six years.

About CBRE Group, Inc.

CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Los Angeles, is the world's largest commercial real estate services firm (in terms of 2011 revenue). The Company has approximately 34,000 employees (excluding affiliates), and serves real estate owners, investors and occupiers through more than 300 offices (excluding affiliates) worldwide. CBRE offers strategic advice and execution for property sales and leasing; corporate services; property, facilities and project management; mortgage banking; appraisal and valuation; development services; investment management; and research and consulting. Please visit our website at www.cbre.com.

About Olswang

Olswang LLP is an international law firm and a European leader in technology, media, telecommunications and real estate. The firm comprises of over 700 people including more than 100 partners, across eight international offices. Olswang is part of a 'best friends' network of leading independent law firms throughout the world.

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