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Linklaters & Alliance acted for retail group Daks Simpson on the sale of its store on London’s Piccadilly to Scottish Widows for more than £20m. Property partner James Knox led the team, assisted by Alan Gutteridge. The sale follows the granting of a lease last year by Daks to Waterstones, Europe’s largest bookstore. Waterstones was advised by Rowe & Maw, led by property partner Iain Christie. Property partner David Lewis from Freshfields advised Scottish Widows. David Ridsdale assisted.

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