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MIPIM 2015: 750 ducks, 700 party guests, 100 balloons, 32 lawyers from 13 offices, 4 HL band members, 1 location…

Between 10th and 13th March 2015, 32 lawyers from 13 offices of Hogan Lovells attended MIPIM in Cannes, the world’s largest property conference and networking platform for all real estate professionals.


Our annual after dinner MIPIM party – this year entitled ‘Rock of Ages’ – was held on the evening of Wednesday 11th March, on the quayside by the Motor Yacht, Fairbird. Our legendary Hogan Lovells rock band performed a two hour set covering classic anthems spanning the history of rock ‘n’ roll. This year’s party attracted 700 attendees and lasted until the early hours of the morning.

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Our yacht was a focal point for many meetings with clients and contacts, as was our stand in the Palais des Festivals which proved an attraction in itself thanks to the reappearance of the famous Hogan Lovells’ ducks.


Also launched at MIPIM were our Global Investor Guide and London Investor Guide, new publications recently produced in partnership with Estates Gazette. Digital versions can be found here:

At the launch of the London Investor Guide a panel debate was organised by Estates Gazette in which our global head of real estate, Jackie Newstead, participated alongside architect Sir Terry Farrell and representatives from Capco, City of London Corporation and Cushman and Wakefield.

The Global Investor Guide was launched at Cushman & Wakefield’s lunch party at MIPIM. Click here to watch an interview with Jackie Newstead and our New York partner, Lee Samuelson.

MIPIM 2015 may have drawn to a close but preparations will soon be underway for MIPIM 2016!