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Ward Hadaway sets out to attract investment to the region at MIPIM 2019

Ward Hadaway is attending one of the biggest events in the international property industry calendar when it heads to MIPIM in Cannes in March as part of a delegation to attract investment to the region.

Partners Alex Wright, Imogen Holland and Simon Errington from Ward Hadaway

More than 26,000 people from more than 100 countries are expected to attend this year’s MIPIM event, which takes place from 12 to 15 March in Cannes, France. It will provide opportunities for the region to make connections with top overseas and UK investors and developers, showcasing the range of development opportunities in the North East.

Ward Hadaway is the only North East law firm to be attending as part of the Newcastle at MIPIM delegation.

Inward Investment Director at Invest Newcastle, Jennifer Hartley said: “The Invest Newcastle Pavilion at MIPIM 2019 is a true show of strength from the North East with public and private sectors joining forces to promote Newcastle and the wider region as an exciting and vibrant place to do business.

“We are thrilled that so many partners will be joining us in Cannes, helping us to share our ambitions with an international audience, position ourselves as a leading city and secure investment.

“We are delighted that leading North East law firm Ward Hadaway has decided to be part of our delegation.”

Real Estate Partners Alex Wright and Simon Errington will be attending alongside Corporate Partner, Imogen Holland from Ward Hadaway’s Newcastle office.

Alex and Simon advise clients on commercial property sales and acquisitions of industrial, retail, office and development property as well as in relation to investment portfolios.

Alex said: “I am delighted to be part of the North East delegation going to MIPIM in Cannes for a second year. Our region has a lot to shout about when it comes to property transactions and the event is a great opportunity to spread the word about the North’s capabilities to a national and international audience.”

Simon added: “It’s a fantastic event which provides Ward Hadaway and the other region’s delegates the opportunity to speak with a large number of investors and developers at what is an important time for the region.”

Imogen, who works as part of Ward Hadaway’s 30-strong Corporate team, advises on banking, funding and corporate matters, providing advice to both lenders and borrowers on acquisitions and disposals and private equity transactions.

She said: “I am really looking forward to meeting and connecting with new clients, investors and developers and excited to promote our region as an exciting place to do business.”

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