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Estates Gazette Podcast: Canary Wharf (BP4) T1 Ltd v European Medicines Agency

Published: Friday 14 December 2018

Estates Gazette has released a podcast on Canary Wharf (BP4) T1 Ltd v European Medicines Agency, a matter which it describes as “one of the biggest property cases set to be heard in 2019”.

The central issue is that the Agency is claiming that its 25-year lease of premises at Canary Wharf will be “frustrated” (come to an end automatically) when the UK leaves the European Union. In the recording, Alison Hardy, a partner at Ashurst, discusses the arguments being advanced by landlord and tenant, and addresses other property litigation that might arise out of Brexit.

Joanne Wicks QC and Jonathan Chew are acting for Canary Wharf Group (the landlord) while Jonathan Seitler QC and Emer Murphy are acting for European Medicines Agency (the tenant).