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Lewis Silkin advises Gerald Eve on the acquisition of five key transactional teams from Deloitte

04 May 2016

Lewis Silkin LLP has advised Gerald Eve LLP, chartered surveyors and property consultants, on its acquisition of five key teams from Deloitte Real Estate. These deals will see Deloitte’s 38 - strong West End leasing, City leasing, lease advisory, lease exit teams and national investment team transfer across to Gerald Eve with effect from 1st June 2016.

Lewis Silkin LLP has advised Gerald Eve LLP, chartered surveyors and property consultants, on its acquisition of five key teams from Deloitte Real Estate. These deals will see Deloitte’s 38 - strong West End leasing, City leasing, lease advisory, lease exit teams and national investment team transfer across to Gerald Eve with effect from 1st June 2016.

The arrival of these teams, in addition to on-going recruitment plans, will see Gerald Eve’s total headcount reach 450 this year.

The Lewis Silkin team was led by employment partner, Russell Brimelow. He was supported by corporate associates Laura May and Sadiq Tajbhai and employment associates Alison Clements and Georgina Hedges.

Russell Brimelow, employment partner at Lewis Silkin said:
“It has been a pleasure supporting Gerald Eve on this exciting project and we are delighted to have advised on these key team acquisitions as the firm continues to expand its expert offering to clients. We look forward to working with Gerald Eve on more deals in the future.

Simon Rees, Managing Partner at Gerald Eve LLP said:
“Given Lewis Silkin’s reputation in team moves and strength in the professional services market it was an easy choice for us. They had excellent credentials. Russell and his team’s extensive knowledge and understanding of the legal issues and our industry proved invaluable. Their integrated offering across the employment and corporate legal practice groups made for a smooth transaction and the team was a pleasure to work with.“

Simon Prichard, Gerald Eve’s senior partner, added:
“This is something of a coup for us and with five teams now on board, we are undergoing quite a step-change. Clearly we are never going to abandon our commitment to consultancy work, but we can now offer significantly enhanced transactional capabilities to better serve our clients right across the board. It is especially gratifying that all 38 individuals have made an active choice to join us as we have a culture and a business that they can identify with. This is no bull-market acquisition but rather a one-off opportunity to integrate some talented people into an existing successful platform with significant potential for growth. We have been very impressed with the Lewis Silkin team, who worked tirelessly with us on this project.”

For further information please contact:

Ilka Clune, Lewis Silkin
Tel: 020 7074 8226
Email: ilka.clune@lewissilkin.com

Scott Addison, Matthew Clark, Tal Donahue, Infinite Spada
Tel: 020 7269 1430
Email: scottaddison@spada.co.uk


 

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