WBD is once again sending a senior team to MIPIM Cannes in its 30th year; the premier real estate event which looks to gather the most influential players from all sectors of the international property industry. The four day programme will take place between 12 – 15 March 2019 and will see over 26,000 participants, and 360 speakers from across 100 countries come together in Palais des Festivals, Cannes, France.
WBD's team will join the city delegations alongside key clients and partners to showcase the firm's capability in real estate. The multi-disciplinary team who will join the delegations include Real Estate partners Mark Owen (Head of Leeds office); Jonathan Bower (Head of Planning); Julia Field (Housebuilding); Claire Wilkinson (Commercial Development and Investment); Martin Stacey (Large Scale Regeneration); Will Fraser (Real Estate Finance); together with John Connor (Partner); Charlie Reid (Partner); and Tom Caplen (Managing Associate) all from the firm's Banking and Finance team.

John Ralph, Head of Real Estate, comments:

"The delegation last year to MIPIM was a great success. We are delighted to be sending a strong team this year, allowing us to both share our knowledge of the sector, and to play our part in showcasing UK real estate and the opportunities it offers, to sector representatives from around the world.

MIPIM is always a great opportunity to learn about innovation in the sector, and solutions to commonly faced challenges. The team is looking forward to building on our understanding of how the real estate sector is delivering practical and sustainable solutions in a fast changing built, economic and political environment, and then bringing this knowledge back for the benefit of our key UK regional locations."

Ranking in the UK's top 20 law firms and by Chambers as a Band 1 firm for National Leaders (Outside London) in real estate, WBD provides legal expertise in eleven key sectors from across eight offices in the UK and 20 offices in the US. The firm's housing and real estate client portfolio in the UK includes Homes England, Akelius, Taylor Wimpey, RentPlus, Grainger and Places for People.