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Who’s Moving Where In Wealth Management? – Charles Russell Speechlys, IQ-EQ

Editorial Staff 11 April 2024

Who’s Moving Where In Wealth Management? – Charles Russell Speechlys, IQ-EQ

The latest moves and appointments in wealth management in the UK, the rest of Europe, the Middle East and other select locations.

Charles Russell Speechlys
Charles Russell Speechlys has appointed Kim Lalli and Rafe Courage as partners in the real estate group.

Lalli (pictured) who was previously at Wedlake Bell, has years of experience of all types of real estate development transactions, covering acquisitions and disposals. She has advised on the acquisition and disposal (including disposal strategy and advice given throughout the development stages) of residential and mixed-use developments, with some development values exceeding £500 million ($634.9 million). She also deals with strategic land transactions (including promotion agreements and options), and the disposal of build-to-rent and affordable housing. Lalli will be joining the firm on 15 April.

Courage, who will be joining the London office from Gateley on 7 May, also specialises in residential and mixed-use development, acting for developers, housebuilders and landowners on the sale and purchase of development sites. In other areas, Courage undertakes work such as conditional development/sale agreements involving planning obligations, site assembly and investigations and infrastructure logistics. Additionally, he has particular experience in negotiating sales, planning and revenue overage agreements, commercial lettings and complex infrastructure and energy (CHP) arrangements.

“Both Kim and Rafe are already well-known practitioners in this sector and will add significant bench strength and clients to our existing strong group,” Robin Grove, divisional managing partner of construction, real estate and disputes, said.

Their appointments follow a raft of lateral hires this month, including the addition of a new international tax team to the firm’s Singapore office, consisting of two partners, Kurt Rademacher and Ivan Lu, a legal director, Timmoney Ng and senior associate, Hara Kee. Other recent appointments are banking and finance partner, Philip Witney, and Amira Shaker-Bortman, private client partner, in the UK.

IQ-EQ, an investor services group, has appointed Tamas Mark as its global head of real assets – a newly-formed role.

Mark has more than 20 years’ experience in the sector. He joined the firm in 2020 as head of real estate in Luxembourg. Prior to joining IQ-EQ, Mark served in leadership roles with an investor services group. He has also worked in corporate and tax services at a Luxembourg-based law firm and been in tax advisory roles with two of the Big 4 accountancy practices.

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