Leading Individuals

Commercial property: investment in London

Ashurst

Recently undertaking a joint venture with Korean law firm HwaHyun, full-service firm Ashurst is active in the logistics, office, and residential sectors. The team has demonstrable experience advising on a broad spectrum of real estate funds and excels in acquisitions, disposals, financing and joint ventures, as well as lettings. Sarah Sivyour is seasoned in inward investment into European real estate, while Richard Vernon provides the team with expertise in the hotel and life science industries. David Jones is a key contact for South Korean investors, while Melanie Jordan is proficient in the build to rent and logistics sectors. Jamie Chapman handles the real estate aspects of railway projects, and Henry Moss spearheads the build to rent/private rented sector department. Tim Regis is adept in public procurement, as well as regeneration schemes, and Chris Benbow is well-versed in strategic land transactions.

Responsables de la pratique:

Sarah Sivyour; David Jones; Melanie Jordan


Autres avocats clés:

Jamie Chapman; Henry Moss; Tim Regis; Chris Benbow; Emma Potter


Principaux clients

La Francaise


Savills IM


Transport for London


Deutsche Bank


Oxford Properties


Lendlease Group


Invesco


Barings


Panattoni


McLaren Group


Ballymore


CDLHT


Cain International


Capitaland


City Developments Limited


Tritax and Delancey


Hines


Gaw Capital


Cromwell Property Group


Vestas IM


The Valesco Group


Arax Properties


Knight Frank Investment Management


Goldman Sachs


ADNOC


bp


Samsung SRA


Samsung Securities


Mirae


Meritz


AIP Asset Management


JR AMC


LB Asset Management


Korean Investment Management


Korea Investment & Securities


KB Securities


Hana Financial


Kildare Partners


Norges Bank Real Estate Management


Almacantar


Oaktree


Blackstone


Varde


Apollo


Davidson Kempner


Principaux dossiers


  • Advised Oxford Properties on the €1 billion+ joint venture of the Sony Center in Berlin.
  • Advised Lendlease in connection with the £809m acquisition of 21 Moorfields, London from Land Securities plc.
  • Advised ICG Sale and Leaseback Fund in connection with the acquisition and leaseback of seven distribution centres from Wm Morrison Supermarkets.

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner boasts a broad practice encompassing asset management, in addition to high-value transactions. The practice is also able to draw upon an extensive support network of experts across the UK and enjoys a strong reputation in the build to rent, life sciences, logistics and student accommodation sectors. Robert MacGregor, Juliet Thomas, and Alan Wight are noted for their thorough expertise in pre-letting transactions, and the latter pair also cater to landlord and tenant mandates. Chris Rowe and Matthew Pomfret are proficient in development projects, while the former excels in urban regeneration schemes. Emma La Wita acts for both institutional landlords and occupational tenants, while Liana Hewson is well-versed in long term infrastructure-led large-scale projects. Ruth Miller thrives in development transactions in the residential and mixed-use sector, while global practice head Chris de Pury advises both regional and global investors in big-ticket transactions. UK practice head Samant Narula is primarily engaged in investment matters for domestic and overseas institutional investors, pension funds and private equity real estate funds. Adam Bogdanor has recently been engaged in a significant hotel transaction, while Celia Berg specialises in the retail and student accommodation sectors.  Claire Milton handles corporate support work, developments and lettings, as well as sales and purchases.

Responsables de la pratique:

Chris de Pury; Samant Narula


Autres avocats clés:

Robert MacGregor; Juliet Thomas; Alan Wight; Chris Rowe; Matthew Pomfret; Emma La Wita; Liana Hewson; Ruth Miller; Adam Bogdanor; Celia Berg; Claire Milton; Mateen Khan; Verity Waington; Simon Kenley; Richard Brearley


Les références

‘The partners have knowledge of the industry and the range of issues that may arise.’

‘Great partner knowledge of industry and range of issues that may arise.’

‘Verity Waington provides clear, concise advice.’

Principaux clients

Tristan Capital Partners


Landsec


WR Berkley Insurance


Kingboard Holdings


BauMont Real Estate Capital


Oxford Properties


Unite Students


AXA


Zetland Capital


BlackRock


Ashby Capital


KKR


Northwood Investors


Ares Estates


Grosvenor


The Crown Estate


Pembroke


Tesco


Federated Hermes


Principaux dossiers


  • Advised Tristan Capital Partners on the acquisition, joint venture and management arrangements in relation to the acquisition of the Point A hotel portfolio from Wellcome Trust and Queensway.
  • Advised Landsec on the sale of 21 Moorfields to a Sydney-listed investment vehicle managed by global real estate group Lendlease for £809 million.
  • Advised Goldman Sachs on the sale of a logistics portfolio comprising seven companies owning 10 properties in the industrial space to AXA.

CMS

The ‘incredibly experienced team’ at CMS excels in the data centre, industrial, leisure, logistics, offices, and retail sectors. Andrew Banton has been praised for his ‘second to none technical ability’, and Mark Heighton focuses on alternative real estate assets. Jules Needleman is adept in headquarter lettings, while Marie Scott and Clare Thomas are both well-regarded in the hotel and living, office and retail sectors. Barry Morris and Caroline Maude excel in development projects in the capital. Chris Oakley thrives in regenerations, as well as joint ventures, while David Wilkinson is praised as ‘hands-on and diligent’, and Amanda Howard oversees the funds and indirect real assets practice. Alan Crawford is well-versed in landlord and tenant work, while Amit Unadkat advises global investors on inward real estate investment into the UK and Europe. Leilah Rawle leads the real estate state energy and infrastructure department and Ciaran Carvalho is a key contact for domestic and international developers, financiers and investors.

Responsables de la pratique:

Andrew Banton; Clare Thomas


Autres avocats clés:

Jules Needleman; Marie Scott; Mark Heighton; Barry Morris; Caroline Maude; Chris Oakley; David Wilkinson; Amanda Howard; Alan Crawford; Amit Unadkat; Leilah Rawle; Ciaran Carvalho; Lindsey Barrett; James Miller; Hugh Picton Phillipps; David Crossley


Les références

‘They have a partner-led approach.’

‘Trusted processes and commercial approach to distil issues. They have a highly pragmatic approach to commercial problem-solving.’

‘Excellent client servicing and advice.’

Principaux clients

GPE


TCorp


Copley Point Capital


Pension Insurance Corporation plc


KKR Real Estate Partners Europe II


Brockton Everlast


CLI Dartriver


PIMCO


SEGRO


Barclays Pension Fund


Principaux dossiers


  • Advised GPE on the forward sale of 50 Finsbury Square, London EC2. This building went through a comprehensive refurbishment to improve sustainability and wellbeing.
  • Advised KKR Real Estate Partners Europe II on its mixed-use development investment next to Tower Bridge.
  • Advised PIMCO on the establishment of Wallacea Living, a London-focused retirement community operating joint venture between a PIMCO-managed fund and the Wallacea management team.

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Praised for its ‘deep expertise across the real estate spectrum’, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP is particularly well-versed in big-ticket real estate transactions. With know-how of asset management, development, financing and leasing, practice head Jeremy Walden advises overseas clients with first time UK investments. Donald Rowlands is well-placed to assist clients with the corporate, property and taxation aspects of acquiring and disposing property, while Nick Turner leads the corporate occupiers space and caters to joint venture transactions, mixed-use developments and pre-letting transactions. Simon Elliot is often engaged in financing as well as landlord and tenant matters and Julian Pollock is sought out by inbound investors. Richard Forsdyke and Will Turnbull are geared for significant multi-phased development projects and head of the corporate real estate team Paul Chases is well-informed on development joint ventures. Shona Grey and Alex Wright are noted for their prowess in private equity transactions and Sebastian Taylor, as well as Kathyrn Coveney, were both promoted to partner in May 2022.

Responsables de la pratique:

Jeremy Walden


Autres avocats clés:

Donald Rowlands; Nicholas Turner; Simon Elliott; Julian Pollock; Richard Forsdyke; Will Turnbull; Paul Chases; Shona Grey; Alex Wright; Sebastian Taylor; Kathyrn Coveney; Ben Elkington; Lucas Barrans


Les références

‘Very deep expertise across the real estate spectrum.’

‘Jeremy Walden is an assured and detailed team leader.’

‘They are responsive, client focused, and have in depth commercial understanding. They provide pragmatic and forward thinking solutions.’

Principaux clients

PSP


CPPIB


Transmission Capital


Macquarie


KKR


Hammerson


LCR


Brookfield


Cain International


Ballymore


Greenland


Madison International


Principaux dossiers


  • Advised Blackstone on its £395 million sale of St Katharine Docks, a mixed-use marina complex in the city.
  • Advised Brookfield on the sale of Two London Wall Place to Kingboard Investments.
  • Advised Straits Real Estate on all aspects of the acquisition of seven office buildings, two industrial buildings and six plots of development land at Gloucester Business Park.

Addleshaw Goddard

Praised as ‘competent and commercial’, Addleshaw Goddard is noted for its capability in regeneration projects. Nancy McGuire and ‘talentedIain Hindhaugh oversee the department, while Rachel Orton has a breadth of experience in transactions in the senior living sector. Chris Cartwright excels in the financial services sphere and Andrew Martin is knowledgeable of the development, investment, and operation of build to rent and student accommodation assets. Leona Ahmed departed in May 2023 to join Taylor Wessing LLP.

Responsables de la pratique:

Nancy McGuire; Iain Hindhaugh


Autres avocats clés:

Rachel Orton; Chris Cartwright; Andrew Martin; Peter Hardy; Luke Harvey; Leanne Hale-Tulley


Les références

‘They’re great at connecting people. They do a fantastic job of managing transactions, but also do so much more with the sharing of contacts and knowledge.’

‘Their personal touch gets the transaction over the line.’

‘They are always finding ways to expedite and work around issues positively. They have exceptional ability to explain issues to ‘opposing’ teams making transactions run smoothly.’

Principaux clients

Waterside Places Limited


Human + Nature


Hub Residential


Angelo Gordon / Beltane Asset Management


Al Jazira Capital, IQON Capital and Oval Partners


Realty Income


Magnetar Financial


United Colleges Group


Principaux dossiers


  • Acted for Realty Income on the acquisition of 35 properties over the last year.
  • Acting on the corporate acquisition of the Vodafone property holding company.
  • Acted for Angelo Gordon / Beltane Asset Management on the acquisition of Newcombe House, Notting Hill Gate.

Allen & Overy LLP

The ‘commercial, efficient, and resilient’ team at Allen & Overy LLP is knowledgeable of the corporate, financing and tax aspects of development and investment transactions. Christopher Woolf leads the department and is often engaged in investment acquisitions and disposals, landlord and tenant issues, in addition to refurbishments. Praised as ‘effective and charismatic’, Hayden Cameron has handled a range of transactions in the hospitality sector, while Nick Saner is proficient in joint venture development projects. Emma Willoughby is a key contact for lenders in the hospitality and retail sectors, as well as the student and senior living arenas.

Responsables de la pratique:

Christopher Woolf


Autres avocats clés:

Hayden Cameron; Nick Saner; Emma Willoughby; Daniel McKimm; Lucy Goodwin


Les références

‘Commercial, efficient, resilient and a great team to work with.’

‘Hayden Cameron is commercial, effective and charismatic. He showed great commercial and legal leadership to help us navigate a highly challenging deal.’

‘A very capable team, straight-forward and commercial. Good at driving transactions to successful outcomes.’

Principaux clients

Quadrant Estates


Supermarket Income REIT


Cofinimmo SA


Evans Randall


Kennedy Wilson


Mapletree


Nuveen


Orion Capital Managers


Oxford Properties


Westbrook


Principaux dossiers


  • Advised Supermarket Income REIT on its investment into the Dragon and Highbury securitisation structure which was secured against a portfolio of 26 Sainsbury’s supermarkets.

Clifford Chance LLP

With a ‘great deal of real estate asset knowledge’, Clifford Chance LLP handles headquarter transactions for both occupiers and landlords based in the capital. The team is also reputed for its expertise in Canary Wharf headquarter projects, direct and indirect investment, joint ventures as well as urban regenerations. Head of the London real estate team, Nigel Howorth has notable strength in energy-related matters including power station developments. Adrian Levy is proficient in domestic and cross-border real estate corporate finance transactions, while Angela Kearns, Alis Pay and Mark Payne are geared to handle foreign investment mandates. Ian Painter enjoys a strong reputation in the capital’s development and healthcare markets and Matt Taylor is knowledgeable of landlord and tenant matters. Melissa Jones is entrusted by investors, occupiers and sovereign wealth funds, and Marianne Toghill heads the UK real estate construction team. Senior Associate Ben Redding joined the team in June 2022 from Slaughter and May and advises lenders on the real estate aspects of financing.

Responsables de la pratique:

Nigel Howorth


Autres avocats clés:

Adrian Levy; Angela Kearns; Alis Pay; Mark Payne; Ian Painter; Matt Taylor; Melissa Jones; Marianne Toghill; Ben Redding


Les références

‘An extremely diligent team with a great deal of real estate asset knowledge when executing complex transactions. Their bottom-up knowledge really assists with smooth execution.’

‘They have total dedication to the matters they work on and make life as easy as it can be with complex, large transactions.’

‘They have strong commercial and legal expertise.’

Principaux clients

AIG Global Real Estate


Allianz Real Estate


Angelo Gordon


AshbyCapital


AXA IM


BentallGreenOak


Blackstone


Canary Wharf Group plc


Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations (CDC)


CBRE Investment Management


CK Asset Holdings


GLP


Helical plc


Heimstaden Bostad AB


Hillwood Investors


KKR


Hondo Enterprises


Legal & General


Mirastar


Mitsubishi Estate London


Mitsui Fudosan


Network Rail


NorthWest Healthcare Properties REIT


NTT Global Data Centres


Nuveen Real Estate


Partners Group


Prologis


Thomson Reuters


Principaux dossiers


  • Advising on the the joint venture between Castleforge and Gamuda Group on the acquisition of Deutsche Bank’s London HQ for redevelopment.
  • Advising Helical plc on its public procurement process to enter into a joint venture with Transport for London (TfL) for the redevelopment of three over-station developments with Project Platinum.
  • Advising Prologis on its €1.585 billion acquisition of a portfolio of 128 logistics facilities and six development sites located across seven countries in Europe from last-mile operator Crossbay.

DLA Piper

The ‘excellent team’ at DLA Piper has notable expertise across the full spectrum of development asset classes, with particular know-how of living office, logistics and pharmaceutical projects. The team has also been praised for its ‘strength in depth’ and is a key port of call for developers, institutional investors, private equity and hedge funds. Paul Jayson oversees the corporate occupiers team and has been critical to the real estate department’s ESG initiative, while Nicholas Haringman thrives in industrial, office, and retail assets. Head of the development team Jonathan Northey is geared to handle all aspects of the development process, including land assembly and sight acquisitions, as well as multi-party development agreements. Andrew Yates joined the team from Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner in January 2023 and is well-versed in domestic and international residential investments and regenerations. Rob O’Hanrahan is entrusted by developers and investors involved in logistic facility developments, while Omer Maroof is often engaged in acquisition and development finance. Hayley Russell-White is intimately familiar with the healthcare, hotel and leisure and transport sectors and James Knox is a key contact for global and regional corporate occupiers and developers, as well as sovereign wealth funds. William Naunton is a long-term adviser to institutional investors and hedge funds, and Chris Robinson is often engaged in landlord and tenant work.

Responsables de la pratique:

William Naunton


Autres avocats clés:

Paul Jayson; Nicholas Haringman; Jonathan Northey; Andrew Yates; Rob O’Hanrahan; Omer Maroof; Hayley Russell-White; James Knox; Chris Robinson


Les références

‘Very good, comprehensive, real estate advice covering all sectors and specialisms including real estate disputes, construction, corporate and funds. We view DLA Piper as an excellent all-round service provider.’

‘DLA has great European coverage and is home to some excellent practitioners.’

‘They are an excellent team – they have a sense of the whole transaction, the commercial objectives, and how to get things done.’

Principaux clients

Harrison Street Real Estate


Longfellow Real Estate Partners


USAA Realco Europe BV


Oval Real Estate


Regal London


Precis Advisory Limited


Far East Consortium Limited


T Rowe Price


Hines


PGIM


Principaux dossiers


  • Advising USAA Realco Europe BV on establishing a joint venture with Packaged Living Limited to invest in and develop a £1 billion portfolio of multifamily build to rent assets across the UK.
  • Advising LongFellow Real Estate Partners on the joint venture targeting a £1.5 billion venture focused on investing in life science and innovation real estate across the UK.
  • Advising Oval Real Estate on the £905 million direct acquisition of all of the property assets of the Janus Henderson UK Property PAIF ranging from student accommodation, residential, retail, industrial and offices to life sciences.

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Bolstering its stellar client roster of household technology clients, Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP is often instructed by public sector clients on a range of development mandates. In the investment sphere, the team caters to a wide range of big-ticket projects and is geared to handle significant acquisitions and joint ventures. ‘Extremely practical and commercial’ Tom Goldsmith leads the London real estate team and is reputed for his thorough expertise in pre-letting for technology clients, particularly from the US. Lucy Chadwick is knowledgeable of the energy sector and caters to development funding transactions, as well as property acquisitions and disposals. Chris Mullings and Emma Shepherd are noted for their experience in acting for institutional investors, while Natasha Osment leverages her knowledge of the serviced office market following a secondment at Blackstone Property Management and The Office Group. Lee Jackson has been critical to the development of the firm’s private capital real estate business, while Nicholas Bartlett leads the living sector department. Stewart Womersley’s practice encompasses cross-border real estate investment, and Clare Rudd is well-informed on build to rent developments, forward funding and purchases and sale and leaseback transactions. Mukhtiar Tanda is noted for his experience in development and infrastructure urban regeneration projects, and Balraj Birdi is informed on enfranchisement, pre-emption rights and residential tenancies. Bruce Dear retired in May 2022.

Responsables de la pratique:

Lee Jackson; Nicholas Bartlett


Autres avocats clés:

Tom Goldsmith; Lucy Chadwick; Chris Mullings; Emma Shepherd; Natasha Osment; Stewart Womersley; Clare Rudd; Mukhtiar Tanda; Balraj Birdi; Philippa Widman; Gareth Ashfield; Richard Lampert


Les références

‘Careful and conscientious advice, coupled with great depth in knowledge of commercial property investment law.’

‘A strong real estate team with experience in all areas.’

 ‘We have always found them to be professional and courteous.’

Principaux clients

Airport Industrial Property Unit Trust


Scottish Widows Property Authorised Contractual Scheme


Host Students


LaSalle Investment Management


Oxford Nanopore Technologies Plc


Network Rail Infrastructure Limited


Principaux dossiers


  • Assisted the Airport Industrial Property Unit Trust Fund in refinancing.
  • Advised Scottish Widows Property Authorised Contractual Scheme on the sale of its assets at Park Royal and Imperial Park Watford.
  • Advised Host Students on establishing an onshore/offshore joint venture comprised of Luxembourg, UK and Guernsey entities.

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher

‘Proactive and solutions-oriented’ US firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher is adept in property acquisitions and disposals, development, financing, and joint ventures. ‘Trusted partner’ Alan Samson leads the team, and advises on the acquisition of real estate loan portfolios. Claibourne Harrison acts for private equity investors across a breadth of sectors, while Jeremy Kenley focuses on real estate private equity. Isabel Berger caters to management equity and leveraged buyouts, as well as minority and majority investments.

Responsables de la pratique:

Alan Samson


Autres avocats clés:

Claibourne Harrison; Jeremy Kenley; Isabel Berger; Robert Carr; Patrick Hennessy


Les références

‘The team is an excellent balance of senior strategic advice and detail-oriented thorough work product.’

‘The working team is excellent at digesting large amounts of information, and swiftly identifying the critical business points for the deal team to debate.’

‘GDC is proactive, process driving, and the most solutions-oriented firm I’ve worked with. GDC highlights issues that weren’t on the radar, and can swiftly prioritise issues so that you spend the right amount of time based on impact.’

Principaux clients

Accuride Corporation


Apollo Global Management


Ares Management


Blackstone


Brookfield


Cale Street Partners


Centerbridge


Davidson Kempner Capital Management


Deutsche Bank AG


Fremont Realty Capital, LP


Groupe Sofidy


KKR


Meadow Partners


Nuveen Real Estate


Oaktree Capital Management


Realty Income Corporation


Related Companies


Strategic Value Partners


Tishman Speyer


Welltower


Gowling WLG

With notable strength in industrial, mixed-use, regeneration and retail development schemes, the full-service real estate team at Gowling WLG excels in the energy sector.  The practice is also entrusted by occupiers, property REITS and regeneration authorities with the buying and selling, management and letting of assets. Chris Hunt oversees the real estate department and is proficient in office headquarter acquisitions and disposals, the real estate aspects of corporate M&A and retail expansion programmes. Head of the corporate occupier group Helen Emmerson caters to life science labs, retail, and supermarket leasing mandates, and Felicity Lindsay is well-versed in direct and indirect office investment transactions, as well as office developments and lettings. Kay Desai advises corporate occupiers in the retail and leisure sectors, while Nick Mumby is a key contact for debt-funds, family run developers and international private equity firms. Kate Cunningham advises private and public sector clients on mixed-use and transport-oriented regeneration projects and Dan Gwilliam is seasoned in advising institutional investors.

Responsables de la pratique:

Chris Hunt


Autres avocats clés:

Helen Emmerson; Felicity Lindsay; Kay Desai; Nick Mumby; Kate Cunningham; Dan Gwilliam; Reena Patel; Anna Colley; Emma Pioli


Les références

‘The Gowling team operate as a cohesive team drawing on specialisms as and when required.’

‘Felicity Lindsay is commercially minded and practical.’

Principaux clients

Abrdn


AnaCap


Aviva


Clear Sky Capital


Columbia Threadneedle Investments


Ellis Campbell Group


Empiric Student Property plc


Friends Life


HC-One Limited


Intu Properties


Janus Henderson UK Property PAIF


Knight Frank Investment Management


LaSalle Investment Management


Legal & General


London and Strategic land


London & Cambridge Properties


LXi REIT plc


Industrials REIT (formerly Stenprop)


NFU Mutual


Portland Capital Real Estate Limited


Revcap Advisors


Royal London


SEGRO


Stamford Land Corporation Limited


Stenprop


U + I


Universities Superannuation Scheme


USS


Principaux dossiers


  • Advised USS on the acquisition of three Butlins sites (Skegness, Minehead and Bognor Regis).
  • Advised Janus Henderson the sale of its £1bn property fund to an undisclosed buyer.
  • Advised NFU Mutual on its sale of a portfolio of prime logistics assets to Barings.

Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Routinely sought out by investment fund clients, Greenberg Traurig, LLP is noted for its expertise in mainstream and operational real estate. Matthew Priday co-leads the team and is knowledgeable of development projects, investment sales and purchases, in addition to letting issues. Practice co-head Danielle Martin is focused on private equity real estate, while Carol Hopper has experience in the data centre sector. Steven Cowins co-heads the real estate funds group and Sarah Atkinson left the practice to join Addleshaw Goddard in March 2023.

Responsables de la pratique:

Matthew Priday; Danielle Martin


Autres avocats clés:

Carol Hopper; Steven Cowins


Principaux clients

Absolute Return for Kids (ARK)


Angelo Gordon


The Ardent Companies


BC Partners


Berkeley Homes


BlackRock


CBRE Investment Management


Crosstree Real Estate Partners


Goodman


MGT Limited


Oaktree Capital


Oxford Properties


Paloma Capital


Macquarie / PLP


Trinity Investment Management / We are Pioneer Group


Schroders Capital


Valor Real Estate Partners


Vantage Data Centers


Vengrove Real Estate Management


Westbrook Partners


Zenprop


Principaux dossiers


  • Advising Crosstree Real Estate Partners on the corporate acquisition of an asset operating under The Collective brand in Canary Wharf.
  • Acting for Zenprop on the sale of a majority stake in the Auriens platform to Oaktree Capital Management.
  • Advising a joint venture between Oxford Properties and Trinity Investment Management / Pioneer Group on their acquisition of the corporate structure which owns Victoria House, Holborn.

Hogan Lovells International LLP

With a stellar client roster of corporate occupiers, Hogan Lovells International LLP advises developers, funds, and public bodies on the full spectrum of development and regeneration matters. The ‘collaborative and energetic team’ is also well-placed to assist global family offices, institutional investors, private equity houses and sovereign wealth funds across the entire property lifecycle. Head of the team Oliver Chamberlain caters to acquisitions and disposals, as well as the real estate elements of distressed debt. Global head of real estate Daniel Norris is seasoned in asset management, in addition to shopping centre purchases and sales, while Dion Panambalana and Gill McGreevy excel in development and regeneration projects. Jackie Newstead handles all aspects of commercial real estate, including joint ventures and secured lending, while Sian Owles provides the team with expertise in corporate wrapped real estate transactions and real estate funds.

Responsables de la pratique:

Oliver Chamberlain; Daniel Norris


Autres avocats clés:

Dion Panambalana; Gill McGreevy; Jackie Newstead; Sian Owles; Edward Newport; Nicholas Roberts


Principaux clients

SCPI Pierval Santé


Roku


Immediate Capital Group


Valor Real Estate Partners LLP


Aberdeen Standard


British Land


CapitaLand


CCLA Investment Management


Columbia Threadneedle


Landsec


Coal Pension Funds


M&G Real Estate (Prudential)


Pontegadea


Shaftesbury


Electra


The Crown Estate


U+I Group Plc


Principaux dossiers


  • Acting for SCPI Pierval Santé on its investment into the UK in the regulated care home/senior living market.
  • Advised Columbia Threadneedle and DV4 on the acquisition of Castlepoint Shopping Centre and the associated joint venture arrangements.
  • Advised Intermediate Capital Group (ICG) on its acquisition of the OVO Arena, Wembley.

Jones Day

With demonstrable experience in the build to rent, logistics and student accommodation sectors, Jones Day counts Blackstone, Get Living and Greystar Real Estate Partners, to name a few, among its key roster of clients. David Smith and Anna Cartwright jointly lead the team; the former is knowledgeable of the health care, industrial, leisure and office sectors, while the latter is seasoned in real estate private equity. John Crowley acts for a range of clients, from developers and funders to investors and private individuals, while Alistair Grant is often engaged in real estate finance. Simon Kiff assists clients with joint ventures and structured acquisitions, as well as dispositions, and Laura Pembridge is sought out by corporate clients, founders, institutional investors, and management teams. Ryan Hill advises on landlord and tenant matters, meanwhile Kirsty Rogerson has overseen a range of developments in the capital. Matthew Peel joined the team in February 2023 from Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner.

Responsables de la pratique:

Anna Cartwright; David Smith


Autres avocats clés:

John Crowley; Simon Kiff; Laura Pembridge; Ryan Hill; Kirsty Rogerson; Matthew Peel; Katie Brown; Alistair Grant


Principaux clients

Greystar Real Estate Partners LLC


Oxford Properties


M7


CBRE


ARA Dunedin Limited


MARK Capital (fka Meyer Bergman)


Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets


Oxenwood Real Estate LLP


Principaux dossiers


  • Advised MARK Capital on the sale of a last-mile logistics platform to Prologis.
  • Advised Oxford Properties and M7 Real Estate on the acquisition of a portfolio of 7 logistics assets from M&G Real Estate.
  • Advised Greystar Real Estate Partners on the joint venture and anti-trust aspects of their acquisition of Student Roost from Brookfield.

Linklaters LLP

Offering ‘a one-stop shop in getting large-scale transactions over the line with exceptional results’, Linklaters LLP acts for domestic and international developers, investors and occupiers on distressed real estate and regeneration, as well as real estate M&A transactions. Global head of real estate Andy Bruce is geared to handle disposals, development, financing and letting mandates, while Patrick Plant acts for clients on an array of international real estate projects. Siobhan Burton’s practice encompasses acquisition, financing, development, letting and disposal of offices, retail, student accommodation, logistics and mixed-use schemes. Martin Elliott excels in transactions pertaining to mixed-use development, offices, shopping centres and retail, while Matthew Plaskow and Tom Watkins are primarily engaged in real estate M&A. Kathryn Griffiths is another key contact in the group.

Responsables de la pratique:

Andy Bruce


Autres avocats clés:

Patrick Plant; Siobhan Burton;Martin Elliott; Matthew Plaskow; Tom Watkins; Kathryn Griffiths


Les références

‘The Linklaters team is very knowledgeable and professional.’

‘Andy Bruce leads a competent and committed investment team.’

‘Matt Plaskow is incredibly bright, calm, knowledgable and hard working. A fantastic asset.’

Principaux clients

Boreal Investment Management


Cale Street Partners


CBRE Investment Management


City Developments Limited


GIC & Greystar


Ho Bee Land Ltd


Obayashi Corporation


UBS


Principaux dossiers


  • Advised City Developments Limited (CDL) on the purchase of the landmark 23-acre St Katharine Docks.
  • Acted for Ho Bee Land Limited on their share purchase of the Jersey company which owns the freehold of The Scalpel landmark HQ building in the City of London.
  • Advised a consortium comprised of GIC and Greystar on its acquisition of the Student Roost student accommodation business from Brookfield.

Macfarlanes LLP

Praised for its ‘strong industry knowledge’Macfarlanes LLP advises hotel, leisure, media and retail corporate occupiers and owners. The team is well-regarded for its knowledge of mixed-use developments and is a key port of call for clients operating in the living, logistics and life sciences sectors. Commended as ‘a great choice for the head of real estate’Clare Breeze is well-informed in high-value commercial property and financing matters, while Anthony Burnett-Scott’s practice encompasses mixed-use schemes and urban regeneration. Dan Marriott and Nick Barnes are active in commercial leases for both landlords and tenants, while the former also handles the commercial real estate aspects of financing transactions.

Responsables de la pratique:

Clare Breeze


Autres avocats clés:

Anthony Burnett-Scott; Dan Marriott; Nick Barnes; Tania Barnes; Tom Pedder; Cate Taylor


Les références

‘They have strong senior associates and associates coming up through the ranks.’

‘They are particularly strong in supporting UK REITS, understanding sale and leaseback transactions, as well as property and corporate acquisitions.’

‘They are very strong in terms of speed of delivery, detail/quality of work, commercial awareness/understanding.’

Principaux clients

Hillwood Investment Properties


Legal & General


Berkeley Group


Stanhope and AIMCo


Binderholtz Group


Ekistics Property Advisors


Realstar Group


Supermarket Income REIT Plc


Derwent


NatWest Pension Trustee Limited


Arcus Infrastructure Partners


Principaux dossiers


  • Advised Legal & General Assurance (Pensions Management) Limited in connection with the $1 billion sale of its office space to Google.
  • Advised Hillwood Investment Properties on the UK aspects of the $4.9 billion sale of a 28.4 million sq ft logistics portfolio by Hillwood to CBRE Investment Management.
  • Advised Supermarket Income REIT on the corporate acquisition of the JPUT which owns the Willow Brook Centre at Bradley Stoke, Bristol.

Mayer Brown International LLP

Advising outbound Asian investors on acquisitions and disposals, ‘go-to firm’ Mayer Brown International LLP is a key contact for investment and private equity funds, as well as clients operating in the office, residential and student accommodation sectors. Iain Roberts key strengths lie in investment transactions, as well as mixed use property developments, while Caroline Humble and ‘first-class’ Chris Harvey advise European, UK and US clients on development and investment transactions. Simon Price is active in the hospitality sector and Joe Conder has notable experience advising international, open-ended and sovereign wealth funds. Alastair Dolman and Richard Page are often engaged in real estate private equity, while managing partner Jeremy Clay and head of UK real estate Andrew Hepner are also noted.

Responsables de la pratique:

Chris Harvey; Andrew Hepner


Autres avocats clés:

Caroline Humble; Iain Roberts; Simon Price; Joe Conder; Alastair Dolman; Richard Page; Jeremy Clay; Sam Harris


Les références

‘They provide the full service for the deal life cycle and have great communication.’

‘Caroline Humble and Sam Harris have a depth of experience.’

‘Chris Harvey and the rest of the team are first class.’

Principaux clients

The British Land Company plc


Sykes Holiday Cottages


Meyer Bergman/MARK


Aurelius


Bain Capital


Chinachem Group


Generali


Tide Construction


SinarMas Land


Scape


Manhattan Garments


Wirtgen Invest Holding GmbH


DWS


M3 Capital Partners/Evergreen Extra MSA Group


Hoi Hup


Mishcon de Reya LLP

Mishcon de Reya LLP’s commercial real estate team often works in conjunction with the firm’s construction, planning, property litigation, tax and finance practices, and has been particularly active in the alternative residential market. Praised for its ‘depth of expertise’, the team also excels in the build to rent, senior living and student accommodation sectors. Head of the department Stephen Hughes thrives in acquisitions and disposals, joint ventures, and structuring. Nick Minkoff has considerable experience in development projects and the purchase of investment properties, while Anju Suneja is knowledgeable of the logistics sector. Simon Hart is experienced in development funding work and Ian Paul provides the team with expertise concerning the letting and leasehold of commercial and mixed-use property. Other key contacts in the group include ‘exceptional’ Lee Foxcroft and Nick Doffman.

Responsables de la pratique:

Stephen Hughes


Autres avocats clés:

Nick Minkoff; Anju Suneja; Simon Hart; Ian Paul; Lee Foxcroft; Nick Doffman; Edward Hughes-Power


Les références

‘Excellent partner led practice.’

‘They provided us with very tailored advice and they have an incredibly strong understanding of issues that may genuinely impact on business.’

‘They have all the skills a listed REIT would need to protect its interests including subject matter expertise, strong teams, excellent availability and very good negotiating skills.’

Principaux clients

Brookfield


Brookfield’s ‘Student Roost’


PGIM Real Estate


Fusion Students


Watkin Jones


Capital & Counties Properties plc (Capco)


Delancey


Get Living


Berkeley Homes


Derwent London


Dominvs Group


AEW


Helical plc


Fizzy Living


Principaux dossiers


  • Acted for Brookfield on the real estate and finance aspects of its sale of the Student Roost business to GIC/Greystar.
  • Acted for Watkin Jones on the sale of a portfolio of five purpose-built student accommodation schemes.
  • Advised Topland on the pre-let of 150 Aldersgate Street, London to TikTok.

Pinsent Masons LLP

Pinsent Masons LLP advises developers, investors, and operators across the affordable housing, build to rent and student accommodation spheres. With over three decades of experience, Claire Hughes leads the real estate team and is especially knowledgeable of the hotel and leisure sectors. Mike Reid is proficient in investment joint ventures and pre-lettings, while Anthony Newton oversees the alternatives practice and is supported by associate Sarah Williams. Adam Carney is adept in development agreements, forward funding arrangements and leasing structures.

Responsables de la pratique:

Claire Hughes


Autres avocats clés:

Mike Reid; Anthony Newton; Sarah Williams; Adam Carney


Les références

Michael Reid is experienced, responsive, easy to deal with, and has wide sector/market knowledge. He is also commercial and always thinks about the bigger picture.’

‘Great team work and support between members of staff and partners. There is great project management and overview of the wider transaction.’

Principaux clients

CBRE Investment Managers


Royal London


Legal & General


Land Securities Properties Limited


AXA Investment Managers Real Assets


Oxford Properties


Hines


The Portman Estate


Pension Insurance Corporation


Abstract Securities Limited


Grainger PLC


Berkeley Homes


Archer Hotel Capital


Rennaisance Impact Investment


Cycas Hospitality B.V


Brightbay Real Estate Partners


Court Collaboration


RP Assets


BYM Capital


Principaux dossiers


  • Assisted Cycas Hospitality in relation to assuming management of InterGlobe’s portfolio of European hotels.
  • Acting for Grainger on the forward funding of a BTR scheme.
  • Advising Court Collaboration on the forward funding of the 68 storey skyscraper at One Eastside, Birmingham.

Taylor Wessing LLP

The ‘extremely proactive and hard-working’ team at Taylor Wessing LLP works in conjunction with the firm’s corporate, finance, and tax teams to support clients on cross-border development and investment matters. Head of the real estate department Paul Lawrence regularly acts for international investors in the private wealth arena, while Matthew Swainston caters to joint ventures, as well as landlord and tenant transactions. Paul Leamy is well-versed in mixed-use retail and leisure schemes and Adam Marks collaborates with the firm's private wealth department to advise ultra high-net-worth families. Mark Rajenbach is knowledgeable of lease agreements, management-back transactions and portfolio sales and purchases in the hotel, leisure, and logistics sectors. Leona Ahmed joined the team from Addleshaw Goddard in May 2023 and is a key contact for Asian and Middle Eastern clients looking to invest in the UK.

Responsables de la pratique:

Paul Lawrence


Autres avocats clés:

Matthew Swainston; Paul Leamy; Adam Marks; Mark Rajenbach; Leona Ahmed; Georgina Watt; Louise Tabott; Michael Helfgott; Jane Hilton; Chris Komodromou; Sarah Bolton


Les références

‘Taylor Wessing were able to bring together a team of experts at short notice to cover all aspects of the transaction.’

‘Mark Rajbenbach is always available, providing consistently calm and considered advice.’

‘They are experts with sufficient resources to deal with whatever the deal throws up, they also act in a commercially astute manner.’

Principaux clients

Cain International


Fortress


Crosstree


Pike Investment Trust


C C Land


Vivion


British Land


Canada Life


BentallGreenOak


Tritax Big Box REIT


Blackstone / Revantage


Invesco


EQT


Harel


Principaux dossiers


  • Advising The Westbury Hotel Limited on the hotel’s major redevelopment and refurbishment project.
  • Advising Clivedale on a leasehold re-gear with the Crown Estate to facilitate a substantial redevelopment of 20-24 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1.
  • Advising R&F on their development of One Nine Elms and Nine Elms Square.

Baker McKenzie

Praised for its ‘technical knowledge’, Baker McKenzie routinely assists a litany of domestic and international blue-chip clients with HQ leases, lease restructuring and portfolio rationalisations. On the investment side, the team continues to advise Asian investors and has been praised for its ‘in-depth knowledge of the legal landscape’. Practice head Justin Salkeld advises investors and operators on the acquisition, development, disposal, and operation of hotel assets, and Ben Farnell is sought out by tenants on occupational and real estate management issues. Stefanie Price and Jack Rubin are noted for their expertise in real estate finance, while the formers practice encompasses landlord and tenant mandates, as well as the real estate aspects of corporate transactions.

Responsables de la pratique:

Justin Salkeld


Autres avocats clés:

Ben Farnell; Stefanie Price; Jack Rubin


Les références

‘We work closely with the team in navigating complex and nuanced legal quandaries, and it is clear that the team have an in-depth knowledge of the legal landscape, and how this impacts our company’s priorities.’

‘Their knowledge of real estate law and practice is second to none.’

‘Stefanie Price demonstrates her exceptionally broad, in-depth knowledge of UK real estate law in delivering detailed advice on complex issues. We value her partnership very highly.’

Principaux clients

Intermediate Capital Group (ICG)


Shiying Property Holdings Limited


CLdN Cobelfret


Frasers Property


Capri Holdings


HNA International Property Investment Company Three Limited


HIG Realty


Fattal Group


Principaux dossiers


  • Acted for ICGL in relation to the purchase and subsequent forward funding of the new 2.94 million sq ft global parts logistics centre for Jaguar Land Rover at Mercia Park.
  • Acting for Shimao in connection with the sale of their landmark asset building, Christ Church Court (now re-named “Sancroft”) on Paternoster Square adjoining St Paul’s Cathedral.
  • Advised FLCT on the forward-funding of the development of a Peugeot logistics centre in Ellesmere Port.

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Housing a robust life sciences practice, the ‘highly competent’ team at Charles Russell Speechlys LLP is knowledgeable of joint ventures and partnership arrangements. Lee Medlock leads the real estate team and Sarah Morley often caters to headquarter moves, in addition to the rationalisation of space. Mark White is a key port of call for investors in the leisure and social care sectors and Sarah Keens' practice encompasses commercial property transactions, in addition to development projects. Robin Grove, Suzi Gatward and Alexander Gold are knowledgeable of regeneration projects, and Louise Ward is experienced in advising new market entrants into the property market, with a particular focus on the life sciences sector. Eddie Richards is adept in property finance transactions, while Cara Imbrailo is active in the life sciences, office, and retail sectors. Lynsey Inglis handles a breadth of landlord and tenant matters, and Usman Khan is routinely sought out by charity and not for profit clients.

Responsables de la pratique:

Lee Medlock


Autres avocats clés:

Sarah Morley; Mark White; Sarah Keens; Robin Grove; Suzi Gatward; Alexander Gold; Louise Ward; Eddie Richards; Cara Imbrailo; Lynsey Inglis; Usman Khan


Les références

‘The team are responsive and commercial.’

‘Very dedicated to the client.’

 

Principaux clients

Derwent London Limited


BioMed Realty, L.P


IQHQ, L.P


David Lloyd Leisure


Bellway Homes Limited and Redrow Homes Limited


Stonegate Pub Company Limited


EQT Exeter


Asda Stores


Topland Olympus Limited


Crab Hill Developments


Hello Fresh


Freddies Flowers


TDR Capital


Principaux dossiers


  • Advised BioMed Realty on the JV agreement, Agreement for Lease and Lease at 960 Babraham Research Campus.
  • Advised Asda Stores Limited on the real estate elements of its landmark acquisition of the Co-operative Group’s petrol station business.
  • Advised EQT Exeter on the letting of a large distribution unit in Bridgwater to EDF to assist them in facilitating their Hinkley Point nuclear site.

Dentons

Dentons is active across the alternative asset, build to rent, senior living and student accommodation arenas. The team has also recently received increased instructions from investors in India, Luxembourg, South Korea, and the US investing into the UK. Rob Thompson oversees the department and is proficient in development and finance transactions, in addition to investment mandates. Alex Coulter is knowledgeable of asset management and is active in the logistics, office, and retail sectors. Laura Gowing is a key member of the firm’s hotel and leisure group, while Simon Masri handles disposals, joint ventures, and structured investment acquisitions. Partner John Arey joined the team from Ashurst in July 2022.

Responsables de la pratique:

Rob Thompson


Autres avocats clés:

Alex Coulter; Laura Gowing; Simon Masri; John Arey


Principaux clients

RTP Global


Harrison Street


Realstar


Heitman


Royal Mail


John Lewis Partnership / Waitrose


Taylor Wimpey


Frasers Group Plc (Sports Direct)


Transport for London


Redevco


P3 Logistics


GIC


Principaux dossiers


  • Advised Life Science REIT on its acquisition of Oxford Technology Park and developments.
  • Advised Frasers Group on the sale of nine freehold and long leasehold retail parks to an investment vehicle of Realty Corporation.
  • Advised sovereign wealth fund GIC on an acquisition of UK Land Estates from Northwood Investors.

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP is well-equipped to advise clients across the full spectrum of real estate assets. Darren Rogers, who spearheads the firm's European real estate department and advises on joint ventures, letting and mixed-use development matters, jointly leads the team alongside Fiona Kelly. Patrick Williams is sought out by developers, fund managers, institutional and private equity investors to act on acquisitions and disposals, asset management and property finance mandates. Other key contacts in the group include Devina Rana, who has experience advising on real estate finance matters, Freya Dear and Joy Chen.

Responsables de la pratique:

Darren Rogers; Fiona Kelly


Autres avocats clés:

Patrick Williams; Devina Rana; Freya Dear; Joy Chen


Les références

‘Darren Rogers is ever-positive, ambitious and focused on client objectives.’

‘They are motivated, engaged and care about the quality of service. They deliver and are commercially minded.’

‘Darren Rogers leads an excellent team with fantastic support from Devina Rana and Joy Chen. They are always available to help and coordinate the process and offer wise counsel.’

Principaux clients

Madison International Realty


Brookfield Asset Management


Invesco Real Estate


Cove Communities


Catalent, Inc.


Starlight Investments


PSP Investments


Goldman Sachs


Alecta Pension Fund


Invesco Real Estate and China Investment Corporation (in joint venture)


Principaux dossiers


  • Acted as counsel to Madison International Realty on a co-investment for the acquisition and development of 105 Victoria Street in London.
  • Acted as counsel to Invesco Real Estate on the sale of Winchester House for £257 million.
  • Advised Brookfield Asset Management in their c. £635 million acqusition from billionaire Safra family.

Goodwin

Often working in conjunction with the practice’s finance, funds, regulatory and tax teams, Goodwin is well-placed to advise clients throughout the full lifecycle of an investment transaction. Praised for his ‘exceptional knowledge’, practice co-leader Martin Smith acts on asset and corporate SPV mandate, while team co-head James Spence is a key contact for a plethora of stakeholders, and David Evans is noted for his expertise in fund restructuring. Simon Woodcock, who advises on real estate M&A, as well as asset management agreements, is another key contact in the group.

Responsables de la pratique:

James Spence; Martin Smith


Autres avocats clés:

David Evans; Simon Woodcock; Eric Lim; Justin Cornelius; Adnan Bhaiji


Les références

‘Martin Smith is a long-standing and trusted contact. He has exceptional knowledge and is highly diligent.’

‘A strong multi-disciplinary team who can provide a full-service offering.’

‘Eric Lim is an outstanding lawyer who makes his clients feel like he is only working for them. Eric gives balanced, considered advice and thinks about the situation from a variety of angles.’

Principaux clients

Kadans Science Partner


Partners Group


Frogmore


Fidera Vecta


The Townsend Group


BentallGreenOak


Kennedy Wilson


Crossroads Real Estate


Tokoro Capital


Medical Properties Trust


Principaux dossiers


  • Advised Kadans Science Partner on the acquisition of a long leasehold interest at Canary Wharf’s North Quay as well as a development platform with Canary Wharf Group to build a sustainable lab enabled building.
  • Advised Frogmore Real Estate Partners IV, L.P., on the acquisition of the corporate structure owning the Hilton London Olympia from HPL Olympia Pte Ltd.
  • Advised global real estate investment manager Kennedy Wilson on the acquisition of a portfolio of logistics assets from Leftfield Advisors.

K&L Gates LLP

Bolstering its hospitality and retail expertise, the ‘efficient, skilled, commercial and diverse’ practice at K&L Gates LLP excels in big-ticket development, investment, and regeneration matters. Head of real estate Christian Major advises institutional funds on the acquisition, letting and management of commercial and residential assets and portfolios. Steven Cox and Joanna Williams thrive in the corporate occupiers arena and often handle landlord and tenant mandates. Williams is also noted for her expertise in property finance. Chiara Del Frate is adept in logistics, restaurant, shopping centre and student housing property mandates, both in the UK and Italy, and ‘exceptional’ Tim Webb assists real estate private equity funds. Wayne Smith and Christopher Swallow primarily act for institutional investors, and Emma Maher is another key contact in the group.

Responsables de la pratique:

Christian Major


Autres avocats clés:

Steven Cox; Joanna Williams; Chiara Del Frate; Tim Webb; Wayne Smith; Christopher Swallow; Emma Maher; Richard Dollimore


Les références

‘We have been working with K&L Gates for ten years and are fully satisfied by the high quality of the legal services they provide.’

‘They have a great global platform and are able to deal with complex investment and cross borders matters. They are efficient, skilled, commercial and diverse.’

‘The team were very professional and provided excellent advice throughout the complex project.’

Principaux clients

Abrdn Plc


Avanton


Beehive Affordable Homes


Caisson Investment Management LLP


Coty Inc.


Cromwell Property Group


Edinburgh St James Limited Partnership


European Estates Plc


The Guinness Partnership


Hakkasan


LRC Group


Nuveen Real Estate


Patrizia AG


Stroud District Council


Workspace Group Plc


Principaux dossiers


  • Advising Edinburgh St James Limited Partnership and Nuveen Real Estate on the real estate construction aspects of the St James Quarter Development.
     
     
  • Advising Guinness Homes/The Guinness Partnership on a sale of a 28 storey ‘Build To Rent’ units.
  • Advising Patrizia on the purchase of residential build to rent units from Berkeley Homes.

Maples Teesdale LLP

The ‘commercial and professional’ team at Maples Teesdale LLP is sought out by an assortment of global and US law firms on real estate matters. Neil Sagoo is proficient in headquarters and business-critical relocations, while Katherine Watts is seasoned in leisure and hotel acquisitions. Helen Kearns is knowledgeable of asset management and Declan Power is active in the distribution, mixed-use, office, and retail sectors. Sam Nichols thrives in transactional construction matters and Jon Blackburn is well-versed in property joint ventures. Tim Dodd joined the team from Katten in October 2022 and provides the team with thorough expertise in the hotel and hospitality sphere. Roger Thornton and Charles Elgood are also key members of the group.

Responsables de la pratique:

Declan Power


Autres avocats clés:

Neil Sagoo; Katherine Watts; Helen Kearns; Sam Nichols; Tim Dodd; Roger Thornton; Charles Elgood; Adam Bernstein; Ed Bird; Mark Harryman; Charles Elgood; Martin Smith


Les références

‘Very professional and commercial.’

‘The team are a long held and trusted set of advisors who have a deeply developed understanding of our ethics and values which are key to our long standing track record of success.’

Principaux clients

Abrdn


CBRE Investment Management


City of London Corporation


CLS Holdings plc


Columbia Threadneedle Investments


Henry Boot plc


JR Capital / Chancerygate


Legal & General Investment Management


Patrizia


Pictet


Yoo Capital


Principaux dossiers


  • Acted for City Corporation on a major project in Basinghall Street in London.
  • Advised Pictet Alternative Advisors in partnership with Pinnacle Investments on their purchase of 3 built-to-rent developments.
  • Acted for the City of London Corporation on the purchase of 85 London Wall.

Norton Rose Fulbright

Leveraging support from the firm’s international work, the ‘knowledgeable and commercial team’ at Norton Rose Fulbright is geared to handle domestic and international real estate development mandates. The practice is also well-regarded for its expertise in energy and infrastructure projects, inward investment, as well as large-scale social housing investment and financing. Head of real estate Wasim Khan and Charlie Pinkerton are knowledgeable of significant office moves, while the former also has know-how of the rationalisation of their space requirements. David Hawkins is adept in landlord and tenant matters, while Louisa Roe excels in leasing transactions. Dan Wagerfield often advises Asian investors and Juliette Kelly is informed in property financing. David Sinclair departed to Stephenson Harwood in December 2022.

Responsables de la pratique:

Wasim Khan


Autres avocats clés:

Charlie Pinkerton; David Hawkins; Dan Wagerfield; Juliette Kelly; Helen Finnis


Les références

‘A knowledgeable and commercial team, who take an enthusiastic and proactive approach.’

Principaux clients

Countryside Partnerships Plc


British Racing Drivers Club (Silverstone)


Prime London Ventures Partnership Limited


LRC Management Europe Limited


L1 UK Property Investment Pty Ltd


Ocubis Limited


Caleus Capital Investors


Greenergy International Ltd


Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Ltd


NatWest


Greencoat UK Wind


AIG


Bank of London and the Middle East Plc


GLL Real Estate Partners


United Overseas Bank Limited


ICBC plc


RWE AG


Resolution Property IM LLP


Europa Capital


Civitas Social Housing/Civitas Investment Management


Principaux dossiers


  • Advised Civitas Investment Management on its investment to acquire specialist care properties from CareTech.
  • Advised RWE on its acquisition of a solar and battery storage portfolio.
  • Advised on the investment and redevelopment of Olympia London into a major cultural and entertainment destination.

Paul Hastings LLP

Well-placed to leverage the support of the firm’s corporate, tax, securitisation and structured finance practice groups, Paul Hastings LLP regularly handles cross-border real estate transactions. Michael James spearheads the team and has considerable experience advising on investments pertaining to commercial, industrial, office, residential and senior living assets. Stephen Nicolas acts on corporate real estate mandates, including joint ventures and management agreements, while Edward Meadowcroft and Matthew Peters are noted for their capability in handling cross-border investment matters.

Responsables de la pratique:

Michael James


Autres avocats clés:

Stephen Nicolas; Edward Meadowcroft; Matthew Peters


Les références

‘They are commercial, quick thinking, pragmatic and approachable. The lawyers at Paul Hastings have a deep understanding of the business objectives and act seamlessly on our behalf.’

‘The standout would be Stephen Nicolas. We have worked with him on many transactions and he always over delivers.’

Principaux clients

LRC Real Estate


Starwood Capital


Goldman Sachs


TPG


Grand City Properties


Evans Randall Investors


PineBridge Benson Elliot


Walton Street


Cerberus


Angelo Gordon


Aroundtown


DPK Real Estate


Principaux dossiers


  • Advised Starwood Capital on the acquisition of 13 light industrial units located across the U.K.
  • Advised Angelo Gordon on a large number of sale and leaseback transactions across England, Ireland, Netherlands and Spain.
  • Advised DPK Real Estate on the real estate aspects of the acquisition of leasehold interests in the development site known as Phase 1, Royal Albert Dock.

Reed Smith LLP

With demonstrable experience in the care home, data centre and hospitality sectors, big-ticket real estate development projects remain a cornerstone of the practice at Reed Smith LLP. On the investment side, the team regularly assists clients based in Europe, the Middle East, and the US on large-scale transactions. Jimmy Theodorou oversees the department and is primarily engaged in matters pertaining to the hotel and leisure sector, while managing partner Andrew Jenkinson’s broad real estate practice encompasses development and investment mandates, as well as sale and leaseback financing structures. Brigid North is knowledgeable of mixed-use and residential real estate, while Nav Sahota is active in financing. Nick Harris advises clients in the office, residential, strategic land, retail and leisure sectors.

Responsables de la pratique:

Jimmy Theodorou


Autres avocats clés:

Andrew Jenkinson; Brigid North; Nav Sahota; Nick Harris


Ropes & Gray LLP

Praised as the ‘best in class when it comes to complex real estate private equity’, Ropes & Gray LLP continues to showcase its capability in handling big-ticket real estate transactions. The team also has thorough expertise across distressed, data centre, logistics, life science and student accommodation real estate. Co-lead of the team Will Bryant is a key port of call for pension funds, sponsors, and sovereign wealth funds on domestic and international investment, while co-head David Seymour advises investors on UK and European PERE deals. Other key contacts in the group include Harriet Banner and Joseph Patchitt.

Responsables de la pratique:

David Seymour; Will Bryant


Autres avocats clés:

Harriet Banner; Joseph Patchitt


Les références

‘The team strikes a great balance of breadth and depth with a youthful, entrepreneurial energy. They are highly capable and responsive.’

‘The Ropes & Gray UK team are best in class when it comes to complex real estate private equity matters. They have an advanced understanding of real estate transactions, but also of the equity and investment structuring behind those transactions.’

‘Competent, driven, knowledgeable and flexible.’

Principaux clients

APG


Arax Properties


Arrow Capital


Bain Capital Real Estate


BioMed Realty


Brookfield


Cathexis/Yondr


Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB)


GIC


King Street


Millemont Capital Partners


Partners Group


QuadReal


Sixth Street


Principaux dossiers


  • Advised CPPIB on the acquisition of a 33.3% stake in Bullring Shopping Centre, Birmingham, from Nuveen Real Estate.
  • Advised Partners Group on its programmatic joint venture with Host Student Housing to build up a £1 billion UK purpose-built student accommodation and co-living platform.
  • Advised Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund, GIC, on its interest in The Oxford Science Park (TOSP).

Simmons & Simmons

Counting real estate fund managers among its key roster of clients, Simmons & Simmons has been praised for its ‘exceptional mix of legal expertise, attention to detail and commercial approach’. The team is geared to support clients throughout the life cycle of investments and has notable strength in asset management, construction, development, and planning. Head of real estate John Kelsey has a wealth of experience in real estate transactions, particularly in the build to rent, hotel and leisure, and student accommodation sectors. Simon Gardiner caters to housing-led developments, while Ali Crosthwaite is noted for her know-how of inward investments into the UK. Matthew Hooton assists developers with assemblies, forward fundings, forward purchases and pre-lets, and Alice Bell provides the team with expertise in the corporate occupiers arena. Partners Jonathon Wilkes and Ashley Davidson joined the team from Stephenson Harwood in June 2022.

Responsables de la pratique:

John Kelsey


 


Autres avocats clés:

Simon Gardiner; Ali Crosthwaite; Matthew Hooton; Alice Bell; Jonathon Wilkes; Ashley Davidson; Deian Rhys; Caroline Turner-Inskip; James Curry


Les références

‘Matthew Hooton is top drawer. Technically first-class, commercially savvy and has excellent. He’ll win you points without torching the transaction or relationships. A really impressive operator.’

Principaux clients

Breakthrough Properties


Old Park Lane Management Limited


Deka Immobilien


Next Energy


Legal & General


Firethorn


Realty Income


Patrizia


Blackrock


Valor Real Estate


Slaughter and May

With ‘thorough knowledge of acting for tenants in taking large occupational space for headquarters’, Slaughter and May is particularly well-versed in sport development projects. Head of the team Jane Edwarde boasts a stellar client roster of corporate occupier clients, including Arsenal, Everton and M&S, to name a few. Praised as ‘outstanding’, John Nevin and ‘standout associate’ Simon Bartle are entrusted by an assortment of law firms for headquarter moves, while Mark Gulliford, who is commended as ‘exceptional’, is another key contact in the group.

Responsables de la pratique:

Jane Edwarde


Autres avocats clés:

John Nevin; Simon Bartle; Mark Gulliford


Les références

‘They have excellent technical knowledge with a commercial approach to problem-solving. There is a high quality level of both junior and senior staff.’

‘Mark Gulliford has excellent technical knowledge, high quality service provision to tight timescales, and commercial advice with an awareness of wider client considerations.’

Principaux clients

Clothworkers’ Company


Derwent London


Fishmongers’ Company


Legal & General


Masterworks


Midlothian Capital Partners


NTT Urban Development Corporation


Principaux dossiers


  • Advised Derwent London on the acquisition of City Road Island, the site of the Moorfields Eye Hospital and UCL Institute of Opthalmology.
  • Advising the John Lewis Partnership on its £500 million residential property investment joint venture with abrdn.
  • Advising the Clothworkers’ Company on the grant of a long leasehold interest to AXA IM Alts for a new 36-storey office tower at 50 Fenchurch Street.

Trowers & Hamlins LLP

The ‘resourceful and practical’ team at Trowers & Hamlins LLP is geared to advise on the development of and investment into all of residential assets. The practice also leverages support from the firm’s Malaysian and Middle East offices to support foreign with inward investment. Tonia Secker oversees the practice and Patrick Morris handles forward funding and sales, secured lending and shopping centre purchases. Rebecca Wardle has experience in regeneration projects for public and private sector organisations, and Lizzie Pillinger has been involved in joint ventures in the later living arena. Andy Barnard is active in build to rent, regeneration and student housing projects, and Samir Nathwani is proficient in development arrangements, as well as landlord and tenant mandates.

Responsables de la pratique:

Tonia Secker


Autres avocats clés:

Patrick Morris; Rebecca Wardle; Lizzie Pillinger; Andy Barnard; Samir Nathwani; Tom Calnan; Julien Allen; William Clements; Dwynwen Lewis


Les références

‘The team are highly knowledgeable, with a focus on solving problems. They have become a vital part of our extended team.’

‘William Clements is diligent, professional and personable.’

Principaux clients

Ellison Oxford Limited


Urban Logistics REIT PLC


Federated Hermes Property Unit Trust


Vengrove Real Estate Social Housing Partners


Octopus Real Estate


AXA


90 North Real Estate Partners LLP


Hyde Group


Cheltenham Borough Council


Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea


Principaux dossiers


  • Advised Ellison Oxford Limited on the acquisition of a site in Oxford which will become one of the leading cancer research centres in the world.
  • Acting for Urban Logistics REIT Plc in respect of various industrial asset acquisitions across the UK.
  • Assisted Federated Hermes Property Unit Trust with all real estate and construction matters.

Wedlake Bell LLP

Advising a plethora of corporate occupiers in the life science, retail and technology sectors, Wedlake Bell LLP caters to the full spectrum of residential development matters. The team is also well-equipped to support logistics and industrial property funders, as well as owners, at all stages of the property asset life cycle. Head of the team David De Maupeou is proficient in the central London office sphere and often acts on mixed-use development schemes, while Kathryn West is particularly active in the logistics sector. Leah Freeman is adept in institutional investments, in addition to mixed-use developments and Suzanne Gill assists high-net-worth individuals on the disposal and investment of commercial and residential properties. Sarah Blunn is acts for charities, corporates, professional services firms and retail occupiers on property strategies.

Responsables de la pratique:

David de Maupeou


Autres avocats clés:

Kathryn West; Leah Freeman; Suzanne Gill; Sarah Blunn; Justin Lewis Vivas; Ben Dunbar; Claire Nelson; David Roberts


Les références

‘Strong real estate offering.’

‘Claire Nelson is easy to deal with and accessible. She is pragmatic and will come up with solutions to get the deal done.’

Principaux clients

Urban Logistics REIT Plc


LondonMetric Property PLC


Oxenwood Real Estate and a number of its joint ventures


Jersey Co


London City Mission


Summix Capital


Eleventy World UK Limited


Satila Studios


Principaux dossiers


  • Acted for an Oxenwood and Mulberry Developments joint venture vehicle on the successful sale of Unit A Power Park 38 to Pro-Direct Group by way of the grant of a 999-year lease.
  • Acted for Eleventy World UK Limited on their acquisition of a retail boutique at the Berkeley Hotel, London.
  • Acting for Hugo Boss in connection with their acquisition of various McArthur Glen units for their Hugo stores.

White & Case LLP

The multi-faceted practice at White & Case LLP ‘excels’ in the investment sphere, and regularly advises an array of clients on cross-border real estate transactions. With ‘great industry knowledge’, practice head James Dodsworth and James Johnson have thorough expertise in the data centre arena. Victoria Landsbert advises on the buyer, lender, and seller side on an assortment of development and investment matters, and Jane Bergin is knowledgeable of real estate financing. James Pullen is another key contact in the team.

Responsables de la pratique:

James Dodsworth


Autres avocats clés:

James Johnson; Victoria Landsbert; Jane Bergin; James Pullen; Emma Jell


Les références

‘The team under the leadership of James Dodsworth has followed the emergence of the data centre industry as a separate investment class up close. The wider team excels in all aspects of this asset class, vastly exceeding capabilities provided by other firms.’

‘James Dodsworth has great industry knowledge.’

‘James Pullen stands out for his availability, problem solving and diligence.’

Principaux clients

Fenwick Limited


Crosstree Real Estate LLP


Starwood Capital Group


Westmont Hospitality


Antin Infrastructure Partners


Credit Suisse


The Red Sea Development Company (TRSDC)


Macquarie Asset Management


Matter Real Estate LLP


Principaux dossiers


  • Advised Fenwick on the sale of its 130 year old iconic New Bond Street department store in the heart of London to the Lazari Group.
  • Advising funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management, L.P. on a joint venture.
  • Advised Crosstree Real Estate Partners on a mezzanine tranche on the the £772 million loan financing of the One Nine Elms project in London.

Boodle Hatfield LLP

Boodle Hatfield LLP advises blue-chip office, residential and retail clients on mixed-use development and investment projects in the capital. Andrew Wilmot-Smith oversees the property department and counts developers, family offices, landed estates and private capital entities among his key roster of clients. Caroline King is knowledgeable of retail developments, joint ventures and urban regeneration schemes, while Rajeev Joshi is particularly active in the hotel sector and David Rawlence has experience in the services offices sphere. Sophie Henwood assists developers and landowners on option, promotion, and overage agreements, in addition to section 106 agreements.

Responsables de la pratique:

Andrew Wilmot-Smith


Autres avocats clés:

Caroline King; Rajeev Joshi; David Rawlence; Sophie Henwood; Graham Winkley


Burges Salmon LLP

Geared for infrastructure development projects in the capital, Burges Salmon LLP operates across Bristol and London, and has been praised for its ‘great strength in depth’. The practice also handles landlord and tenant work, including disposal and exit strategies, in addition to headquarter moves. Richard Read is sought out by domestic and international investors and occupiers, while Richard Clark advises investment funds clients operating in the industrial and retail, logistics and office arenas. Matt Sims handles business headquarter moves and Will Hall is primarily engaged in corporate occupier and investment mandates, pertaining to the industrial sector. Amy Simpson, Philip Beer and Jessica Garner are noted for their expertise in major regeneration and redevelopment projects, while Ross Polkinghorne was recently promoted to the head of the built environment practice. Gary Soloman oversees the firm’s planning and compulsory purchase team, and Robert Forman represents a plethora of private clients in the rural property sector.

Responsables de la pratique:

Richard Clark


Autres avocats clés:

Richard Read; Amy Simpson; Philip Beer; Jessica Chesterfield; Ross Polkinghorne; Gary Soloman; Robert Forman; Matt Sims


Les références

‘Richard Read is outstanding. Commercially minded, responsive and intellectually rigorous.’

Principaux clients

Darwin Alternative’s Leisure Property Fund


Aerium Group / Knight Frank Investment Management


LPPI Real Estate Group (Local Pensions Partnership Investments)


Aviva Investors, Lands Improvement Holdings, St Albans Diocese


The Worshipful Company of Leathersellers


CSL (a JV between IV Real Estate and a family office)


West Ranga Property Group Limited


Larch Life No.1 (UK) LTD and Larch Boss LTD


Hodgetts Industrial


Zetland Capital


Octopus Investments


Gresham House Housing BSI LP and Rise Homes


Pandox


Farmcare Trading and The Wellcome Trust


Principaux dossiers


  • Advising Darwin Alternative’s Leisure Property Fund on the refinancing of the Fund which invests in UK holiday parks.
  • Advising Aerium Group in relation to their UK-wide real estate portfolio.
  • Advising West Ranga on the sale and leaseback of a portfolio of five Cazoo sites across in the UK.

Clyde & Co

Noted for its expertise in the build to rent sector, the ‘well-integrated and highly knowledgeable team’ at Clyde & Co is a key contact for public sector clients. Will Deeprose co-leads the practice alongside Annabelle Redman, both of whom are knowledgeable of residential-led mixed-use developments, while the latter is also adept in inward investments. Praised as ‘technically excellent’, John Pearce has recently been engaged in Grainger plc’s partnership with TFL and Graeme Taylor is often sought out by development companies, high-net-worth individuals and insurance companies. Kathryn Salsbury is knowledgeable of asset management, purchasing and refinancing mandates.

Responsables de la pratique:

Will Deeprose; Annabelle Redman


Autres avocats clés:

John Pearce; Graeme Taylor; Kathryn Salsbury; Laura Oliver; Paul Cole


Les références

‘A well-integrated and highly knowledgeable team who made themselves available to support us at all hours during complex negotiations.’

‘They are fully hands on at partner level, with a timely delivery of accurate work. They are excellent at identifying and delivering solutions.’

Principaux clients

Tony Khalastchi


CGIS


10SJP Limited


Regal London


Dewsbury 1 LLP


Anderson O&U Limited


Noatum Logistics


Applegarth Properties Limited


Osborne Development Holdings Limited


Newcore Capital Management


Native Land Limited


Wyngrove Limited/Premcor Estates


Principaux dossiers


  • Acting for Anderson O&U Limited on the sale of land that is to be potentially developed at Coldhams Lane at Cambridge.
  • Assisted Newcore Capital Management on the refinancing of an investment portfolio of nine properties in England with Lloyds Bank.
  • Acted for Native Lane Limited on the letting of the Arbor building at Bankside Yards.

Davitt Jones Bould

Noted for its expertise advising on corporate occupier and development mandates across the capital, Davitt Jones Bould is praised for providing ‘excellent service across the board’. Madeleine Davitt, Peter Allinson, and John Condliffe lead the team and the latter is knowledgeable of distribution hub developments and lease liabilities. Teresa Kamppari Baker often assists developers and hotel companies, as well as leisure and retail operators, while Louisa Swanton is seasoned in renewable energy projects and rural property transactions. Gillian Lewis, Sean Bulman and Philippa Hipwell are adept in development, in addition to landlord and tenant mandates, and Melanie Greer-Walker caters to business sales and purchases, portfolio management and refinancing matters. Mary Anderson is an expert in property finance and banking.

Responsables de la pratique:

Peter Allinson; Madeleine Davitt; John Condliffe


Autres avocats clés:

Teresa Kamppari Baker; Louisa Swanton; Gillian Lewis; Sean Bulman; Philippa Hipwell; Melanie Greer-Walker; Mary Anderson


Les références

‘The service is personal and always available when required. Very professional and with high integrity. Time commitment to the project is excellent.’

Principaux clients

The Royal Parks


Guys and St Thomas Hospital


Rick Stein’s


Grant Thornton UK plc


UK Health Security Agency


Ministry of Defence


Smiggle


Department for Health and Social Care


National Highways (formerly Highways England)


Surrey County Council


Fujifilm


Habitat for Humanity


Medical Research Foundation


Florence Nightingale Museum Trust


Woking Borough Council


Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs


Natural England


Environment Agency


Brighton and Hove City Council


Optical Center


Integral UK plc


Skanska


Grainger Plc


Blue Orchid Hotels


Bournemouth Christchurch & Poole Council


University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)


London Mutual Credit Union


Loseley Park


Principaux dossiers


  • Advising a FTSE 250 company on their large nationwide portfolio.
  • Advising a property investment company on the management of their properties across London.
  • Advising local authorities on the management of their property investment portfolios.

DWF

Leveraging support from the firm’s corporate real estate team on structured asset holding and joint venture arrangements, DWF handles a range of multi-jurisdictional transactions for domestic REITs and funds. Co-head of the practice James Froud ‘is able to adapt himself to his client’s expectations’ and caters to portfolio transactions, while Damian Fleming frequently advises investment funds in Europe and Asia on inward UK investment. Other key contacts in the group include Neal Bhattacharyya and Mark Shepherd, who supports clients across a range of asset classes including hospitality, logistics, office, and residential development. Carla Revelo joined the team from Dentons in February 2023.

Responsables de la pratique:

James Froud; Damian Fleming


Autres avocats clés:

Mark Shepherd; Carla Revelo; Neal Bhattacharyya


Les références

‘James Froud is a high quality lawyer.’

‘High level of involvement and quality legal advice.’

‘James Froud is able to adapt himself to his client’s expectations and therefore is able to anticipate everything. I feel always backed up.’

Principaux clients

Evans Randall


Tikehau Investment Management


Starwood Capital


Investec Bank


The Freehold Acquisition Corporation Limited


Alvarium (LXI, Home Long Income fund & [Home REIT Fund]),


Ares


Corum XL


Panattoni


Patrizia


Principaux dossiers


  • Acted for TRETO in the development of 83-85 Pall Mall.
  • Acted for Evans Randall in an ongoing joint venture with Horiba Mira to develop the Mira Technology Park.
  • Advises Starwood Capital on the financing of 35 residential care home properties.

Farrer & Co

The ‘incredibly attentive’ mid-market practice at Farrer & Co advises institutional clients on construction and master planning mandates, as well as private energy and estate management structures. Head of the department Kate Corke acts for borrowers, investors and private banks, while Mark Gauguier is proficient in urban developments. Henry Stevens is often engaged in portfolio management and Fred Lee caters to real estate disposals. Other key contacts in the group include Hayley Wilson, who ‘has a joie de vivre approach blended with commitment and focus, and Barbara Beasley.

Responsables de la pratique:

Kate Corke


Autres avocats clés:

Mark Gauguier; Henry Stevens; Hayley Wilson; Barbara Beasley; Sarah Aggarwal; Meghan Hatfield; Fred Lee


Les références

‘They provide reliable and solid advice, with impressive attention to detail. They always go the extra mile in terms of commitment to get the work completed.’

‘Hayley Wilson has a joie de vivre approach blended with commitment and focus.’

‘Not only are all the individuals capable, but incredibly attentive.’

Principaux clients

Charities Property Fund


Duchy of Cornwall


Highbridge Properties plc


Shinfield Studios Limited


UKVB LuxCo 1 S.à r.l


The Ironmongers Company


Burghley Estate


The British Library


Property Trust Group


Englefield Estate


Gascoyne Cecil Estates


Graven Hill Purchaser Ltd


Welbeck Estates


Commonwealth Real Estate LP


Shadowbox Studios


Victoria and Albert Museum


Principaux dossiers


  • Advised Shinfield Studios Limited on a transaction with The University of Reading for the construction of a major film studios complex in Shinfield, Berkshire.
  • Advised Charities Property Fund on numerous investment transactions.
  • Advised a newly-formed Luxembourg real estate investment fund on various acquisitions focusing on the retail park sector.

Fladgate LLP

Praised as ‘highly skilled and resilient’ Fladgate LLP’s multi-faceted team has notable expertise in asset mixed-use development and urban regeneration, as well as individual and portfolio investment. Head of real estate Stephen Lewis and Gavin Whitney are knowledgeable of the retail and leisure sectors, while the former excels in acquisitions and disposals, in addition to landlord and tenant matters. Madeleine Goward provides the team with real estate finance know-how, while Kirsty Corkum is experienced in leisure and hotel, mixed-use, and office urban development projects. James Fry is a key port of call for hotel owner-operators and Gideon Dabby-Joory often advises business occupiers on expansion programmes and space requirements. Partner Michael Metliss joined the team from Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner in November 2022.

Responsables de la pratique:

Stephen Lewis


Autres avocats clés:

Gavin Whitney; Madeleine Goward; Kirsty Corkum; James Fry; Gideon Dabby-Joory; Matthew Williams; Simon Kanter


Les références

‘Fladgate have commercial expertise, strong communication, real estate knowledge and work ethic.’

‘They have strong leadership, and the client is fully aware at all times of the status of the deal.’

‘Simon Kanter is a superb, technical lawyer with important negotiation skills.’

Principaux clients

Flora Developments Limited (ABIL Infraprojects Limited)


Black Sheep Coffee Limited


Scape Students


Yoo Capital


Weston Homes Plc


BYM Capital


Forma Capital Partners


Delta Properties Limited


4C Hotel Group


“Paper Moon” (Roof Investment)


Patron Capital


Principaux dossiers


  • Acted for Flora Developments Limited on the sale of a development site on the Strand to Whitbread Plc, the parent company of Premier Inn.
  • Acted for Black Sheep Coffee in connection with a series of 19 acquisitions of shops in London and the regions.
  • Acted on the acquisition of 22 Kingsway for the student housing developer Scape.

Mills & Reeve LLP

Bolstering its expertise in real estate finance, Mills & Reeve LLP often steers significant regeneration projects and is a key port of call for corporates, developers, and strategic landowners. Laura Holdaway heads the real estate finance and investment teams, and Christine De Ferrars is adept in strategic development projects. Vincenzo Maggio is active in the life science sector, while Orla O’Sullivan’s key strengths lie in development management agreements and Michael Giess is knowledgeable of joint ventures. Other key members of the team include Carina Davis, who leads the firm’s patient capital investment practice, and Andy King, who oversees the London-based real estate finance team.

Responsables de la pratique:

Laura Holdaway


Autres avocats clés:

Christine de Ferrars; Vincenzo Maggio; Orla O’Sullivan; Michael Giess; Carina Davis; Andy King; Charles Staveley; Joanna Davies


Les références

‘This is an experienced and commercially astute team, who focus on the key deal issues. They make the process very easy and try and maintain an amicable process with the other side.’

‘Michael Giess is a very safe pair of hands, with a good approach to leading on transaction. A very able technician and an all round nice guy. a rare combination.’

Principaux clients

M7 Real Estate


Railpen


South Kensington Estates


Bruntwood Science Limited


HSBC Alternative Investments Ltd


Urban&Civic plc


AgFe


Trinity College, Cambridge


LaSalle Investment Management


Legendre Group Limited


London & Regional Properties


Langtree Property Partners Limited


Fidelity UK Real Estate Fund


Bericote Properties Limited


Pandox AB


Hines UK


Royal Mail Pension Plan


Hermes Fund Managers Ltd


Henley Investment Management


Wrenbridge


Bruntwood


Henderson UK Property PAIF


Rhône Group LLP


Derwent London


Achilles Therapeutics UK Limited


Argent


Floreat Real Estate


Lendlease


Autolus Limited


Pigeon Group


O&H Properties


Hillview Group


Kadans Science Partner


Principaux dossiers


  • Advised Kadans Science Partner on a full-service acquisition and development basis on their portfolio across the Golden Triangle.
  • Acted for Railpen Long-Term Income Fund as the purchaser/forward funder of a hospital premises for redevelopment and letting to an NHS Trust.
  • Acted as lead adviser to DIF and its partner Engie (now Equans) in relation to its student accommodation PPP project with LSE.

Osborne Clarke LLP

Osborne Clarke LLP’s real estate team is geared to support clients on the full spectrum of development mandates, and this ‘shines through in their clear and consistent advice’. On the investment side, the team thrives in the healthcare, living and offices sectors and is a strong choice for owner-developers, private equity investors and REIT’s. Louise Cartwright heads the department and is seasoned in asset, portfolio and corporate wrapper deals, in addition to real estate finance. Richard Wilkinson and Emma McPeake provide the team with expertise in the logistics sector, while Peter Day advises clients on investment transactions and portfolio management.

Responsables de la pratique:

Louise Cartwright


Autres avocats clés:

Richard Wilkinson; Emma McPeake; Peter Day; Jo Footitt


Les références

‘They are great to work with,  friendly and willing to be involved.’

‘They understand the strategic importance of the project and are quick to respond.’

Principaux clients

British Land


M&G


PGIM Real Estate


Patrizia


Mirastar / KKR


Marchmont Investment Management


Nuveen Real Estate


Eskmuir


Oculus Real Estate


Orchard Street Investment Management


Redevco UK Limited


Ellandi Asset Management Limited


U&I


Principaux dossiers


  • Assisted Mirastar Real Estate Investment Management on behalf of KKR’s Core+ fund on the acquisition of UK logistics assets in Harlow from TPG and Stoford.
  • Acting for HIH Invest on the acquisition of 15 Fetter Lane in London via a share deal and the subsequent refinancing of the site with Postbank.
  • Assisted on all of the real estate aspects of Santerre’s acquisition of Caring Homes Healthcare Group Limited.

Sidley Austin LLP

Praised for its ‘proactive approach’, Sidley Austin LLP has demonstrable experience across the full range of real estate assets, including hotels, logistics, and student accommodations. Lyndsey Laverack, who is knowledgeable of forward purchase and funding transactions, in addition to asset management and operating agreements, jointly leads the team alongside Jade Williams-Adedeji, who has considerable experience advising on the full life cycle of real estate investments. Emilie Stewart is seasoned in bespoke and heavily structured investments in debt and equity products. Jack Mayall is also noted for his expertise in real estate finance matters.

Responsables de la pratique:

Lyndsey Laverack; Jade Williams-Adedeji


Autres avocats clés:

Emilie Stewart; Jack Mayall


Les références

‘Proactive approach, professionalism, and dedication. They are also supportive of diversity and female empowerment.’

‘Their personal approach, empathy and willingness makes them stand out.’

Principaux clients

Scale Facilitation Partners LLC (BritishVolt)


Apollo


HIG Realty


Women’s Inclusive Team Ltd


Northwood Advisors


Principaux dossiers


  • Advising Scale Facilitation on their acquisition of business and assets.
  • Assisted funds managed by Apollo affiliates on their agreement to acquire Miller Homes Group Limited (Miller Homes) from Bridgepoint Group plc.
  • Advised WIT on their occupation of premises in Tower Hamlets.

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP caters to the development, financing, leasing, sales and acquisitions of portfolios and individual assets. The department also frequently helms real estate transactions for private equity real estate funds, including The Blackstone Group. Praised as ‘an intelligent partner with vast transactional expertise acting for pre-eminent players in the market’, Wheatly MacNamara leads the practice and focuses on private equity dispositions and joint ventures, while Samuel Charlton is a key contact for global fund sponsors.

Responsables de la pratique:

Wheatly MacNamara


Autres avocats clés:

Samuel Charlton


Les références

‘This is the number one M&A real estate team in London,’

‘Wheatley McNamara stands out. An intelligent partner with vast transactional expertise acting for pre-eminent players in the market. Sam Charlton is an up and coming star.’

‘The team is technically very good, highly efficient, commercial, and on top of market trends. They are also very attuned to the needs of its clients.’

Principaux clients

The Blackstone Group


Blackstone Real Estate Partners


Blackstone Property Partners Europe


Blackstone Tactical Opportunities


Blackstone Strategic Partners


BC Partners


Kohlberg Kravis Roberts


Northwood Investors


Bourne Leisure


Principaux dossiers


  • Advised Blackstone on its its €21 billion recapitalisation of Mileway.
  • Advised funds managed by Blackstone in a joint venture with Hudson Pacific Properties in their acquisition of a 91-acre site.
  • Assisted Northwood Investors on the launch of a joint venture with Chancerygate.

Stephenson Harwood

With demonstrable experience across the hospitality, industrial and office sectors, the team at Stephenson Harwood advises developers, private equity funds and REITS on development projects. In the investment arena, the practice handles debt and equity-led investment projects, holding structures and strategic land management issues. Head of the department Simon Brading is knowledgeable of the data centre sector, and has overseen industrial, office and shopping centre transactions. Catriona Berman advises clients on regeneration projects, while Stephen Laud is knowledgeable of the hotel and leisure sectors and Archie Campbell is adept in green loan documents, as well as term sheet amendments. Alexander Chadwick has been engaged in acquisitions and disposals for institutional and private investors, and David Sinclair, who joined from Norton Rose Fulbright in January 2023, is knowledgeable of building and infrastructure projects.

Responsables de la pratique:

Simon Brading


Autres avocats clés:

Catriona Berman; Stephen Laud; Archie Campbell; Alexander Chadwick; David Sinclair


Les références

‘David Sinclair is an excellent commercial property lawyer. He has a wealth of experience and his reputation as a top lawyer is fully justified.’

‘Stephenson Harwood is a respected firm within the commercial property sector.’

‘Our main exposure is to David Sinclair. He cares about what we want to do, and we always feel he has our needs at heart.’

Principaux clients

Schroder Real Estate


LXi REIT


AXA REIM


Mayfair Capital


The Langham Estate


Immobel


Rynda Healthcare


Reef Estates Limited


Tristan Capital


Magnetar Capital


Rolls-Royce Motor Cars


Macquarie Asset Management


Beaumont Hotel


Aver Property


BentallGreenOak


WELPUT


Peterson Group


Principaux dossiers


  • Advised Schroder UK Real Estate Fund on its joint venture with Immobilien Europa Direkt to acquire The Brewery retail warehouse and leisure scheme in Romford, London.
  • Advised Schroders Capital UK Real Estate Fund on the forward funding and investment disposal to Pension Insurance Corporation of Two Ruskin Square.
     
  • Acted for LXi on all aspects of a merger.

Collyer Bristow LLP

Mixed-use and residential development work remains a cornerstone of the ‘exceptional’ practice at Collyer Bristow LLP. The team has know-how of the acquisition and development of build-to-rent schemes, joint ventures and planning agreements. Practice head Michael Graces practice encompasses business lease renewals and terminations, dilapidation claims, in addition to rent review issues. Stephen Gawne is experienced in advising landlords and tenants on the full array of commercial lettings and the management of large portfolios. Alex O’Connor is noted for his capability in property development financing and Rory Macpherson is well-informed on the funding of the residential work mandates. Anjana Dahya focuses on commercial landlord and tenant matters, while Mandeep Mattu has built a strong relationship with developer clients. Aimee Stevens advises on the sales of completed commercial and residential units.

Responsables de la pratique:

Michael Grace


Autres avocats clés:

Stephen Gawne; Alex O’Connor; Anjana Dahya; Mandeep Mattu; Aimee Stevens; Dan McCarron


Les références

‘Very commercial, good all-round understanding of our requirements and how to achieve them.’

‘Committed and knowledgeable.’

Principaux clients

Aldersgate Investments Ltd / Motcomb Estates Ltd


Bewley Homes plc


Chase New Homes Ltd


Crest Nicholson plc


The Deltic Group


GMS Estates Limited


Ipsus Developments Ltd


Lochailort Investments Ltd


Sutton Harbour Holdings plc


EcoWorld London


Heatherwick Studio


Etro Fashion


Workman LLP


EDHEC Business School


Topham Guerin Limited


Arney Fender Katsalidis


Plus500UK Ltd


Charterhouse Voice and Data plc


Fountain Court Chambers


Falck UK/Community Ambulance Services


Swallow Property Investments Limited


Westgreen Construction Ltd


Cripps

Operating out of London and Tunbridge Wells, Cripps is praised for ‘delivering an exceptional service’. The team is also well-regarded for its expertise surrounding mixed-use developments, as well as the logistics, offices, retail, and hospitality sectors. Oliver Morris has over two decades of experience in large-scale head office relocations; Ed Fowler leads the retail, leisure, and hospitality team, while Nitej Davda oversees the construction department and James Lee provides the team with experience in construction and engineering projects. Elizabeth Robertson is noted for her activity in the retail and London office market and Nicole Cameron is adept in town and country planning law-related matters. John McGeough and Stephen Hedley are knowledgeable of asset management and Beth Myers excels in acquisitions, disposals, and leasehold transactions. Alex Gallyer has acted for several landed estates on high-value commercial lettings and acquisitions.

Responsables de la pratique:

Stephen Hedley


Autres avocats clés:

Oliver Morris; Ed Fowler; Nitej Davida; James Lee; Elizabeth Robertson; Nicole Cameron; John McGeough; Beth Myers; Alex Gallyer; Kay Evans


Les références

‘Not only are they hard-working, practical and knowledgeable, but they are also approachable and helpful. They are happy to go above and beyond what is required and will take the time to talk through any questions you may have.’

‘Beth Myers is an excellent solicitor. She is practical and really listens to her clients. A breath of fresh air in the legal industry.’

Principaux clients

AEW


AroundtownSA


Baylight Properties Ltd


Cadogan


The Eyre Estate


Emirates National Bank of Dubai


Federated Hermes


Fender Musical Instruments Europe Limited


Gopuff


Kennedy Wilson


The Prudential Assurance Company Limited


Sloane Stanley


SRG Holdings


The Academy of Medical Sciences


The Zetter Group


Principaux dossiers


  • Advising Birchall Properties on all aspects of the development of the Peak Resort scheme in Derbyshire.
  • Advising an investment and development client on three mixed-use acquisitions in central London including retail offices and residential units.
  • Acting for a German investor owner on the letting of 4 London hotels to an established aparthotel operator.

Fieldfisher

With ‘the breadth of skills and experience to deal with all manner of property investment transactions’, Fieldfisher excels in healthcare, hotel, industrial and student residential asset classes. Anthony Philips co-leads the team alongside Paul Houston, who is well-regarded in the hotel and leisure sectors. Ramatu Banga acts for public sector bodies on the property aspects of transfer schemes, risk management, leases, licences, acquisitions, disposals and estate management matters, and Gary Pickard has over two decades of experience in transactional real estate. Jayne Elkins thrives in significant investment sales and purchases for both single properties and portfolios. Rhodi Pazzi-Axworthy is ‘experienced in dealing with complex structures and transactions’ and caters to real estate mandates concerning nursing homes, renewable homes, and student accommodation.

Responsables de la pratique:

Anthony Philips; Paul Houston


Autres avocats clés:

Ramatu Banga; Gary Pickard; Jayne Elkins; Rhodi Pazzi-Axworthy; Laura Mackenzie


Les références

‘The team’s attention to detail and the people make Fieldfisher what it is today. For me, they are my go-to experts.’

‘They are very commercial and always find a way to get the deal done.’

‘A nice team with the breadth of skills and experience to deal with all manner of property investment transactions and management.’

Principaux clients

CA Ventures


Cambridge Medipark


Co-operative Group Limited


Countryside Properties Limited


Dominvs Group


DWS (formerly Deutsche Asset Management / RREEF)


Exeter Properties


Kennedy Wilson Europe


Landprop Holding B.V. and Vastint UK B.V. (part of the inter IKEA Group of Companies)


Liberty Property Trust (UK) Limited


Lloyds Banking Group


Roche Products Limited


Rocket Properties


Sevenoaks District Council


Shell Pension Funds


City of London Corporation


Principaux dossiers


  • Advised a CA Ventures entity on the sale of a portfolio of 3 PBSA developments in Sheffield, Glasgow and Edinburgh to vehicles managed by Apollo Global Management.
  • Acted on behalf of Kennedy Wilson in connection with the acquisition and financing of a c.950,000 sqft estate in West Horndon from Federated Hermes.
  • Acted for DWS on the purchase of 12 Wells Mews, a multi-occupied office investment in central London from AG Berners Street BV.

Hamlins LLP

The ‘top-class’ team at Hamlins LLP is well-versed in leasehold enfranchisement and high-end residential matters. Practice leader Mark Hurst and Joseph Holder are praised by clients as ‘exceptional partners’; the former is proficient in portfolio transactions, and the latter is a key port of call for family offices, funds, and institutional investors. John Leasure handles an array of real estate transactions, while Ben Kilshaw has demonstrable experience advising clients in the hotel and leisure sectors.

Responsables de la pratique:

Mark Hurst


Autres avocats clés:

Joseph Holder; John Leasure; Ben Kilshaw; Victoria Camfield


Les références

‘The partners are exceptional and their quality and support from the other solicitors makes us enjoy working with the team. They have particular ability in investment work and are quick to carry out all the due diligence when purchasing and submitting contracts.’

‘Their legal expertise on real estate is top-class and their work ethic is excellent.’

‘Great people. Commercial minded. They are invested in getting the client the result.’

Principaux clients

Hamilton – Pyramid Europe


William Pears Group


Firefly Capital


Structadene Group


Palace Capital PLC


National Car Parks Limited (NCP)


Brunei Investment Agency


Ego Restaurants


LEON Restaurants Limited


Rosa’s Thai


Pizza Pilgrims Limited


Pizza Union


Lone Star Land


Beyond Group


Epwin Group plc


Principaux dossiers


  • Acted for Hamilton – Pyramid Europe on a new joint venture with Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPP Investments) focused on the European hospitality sector.
  • Acting for the William Pears Group with a property portfolio centred on London and the South East with a variety of acquisition and disposals as well as portfolio management.
  • Acting for the Structadene group on the sale of various properties.

Memery Crystal

With know-how of commercial, mixed-use, and residential real estate, Memery Crystal is entrusted by domestic and international family offices, high-net-worth individuals and private property companies. Daniel Abrahams has considerable experience advising on the full spectrum of commercial property mandates, while steering corporate and property finance transactions. John Aynsley caters to the acquisition, disposal, development, financing, and management of high-value assets, and head of the private property practice Nicola Kravitz is noted for her expertise in the retail sector. Other key contacts in the group include Tristan WarkAyesha Qayum and Craig Jones.

Responsables de la pratique:

John Aynsley; Daniel Abrahams; Nicola Kravitz


Autres avocats clés:

Tristan Wark; Ayesha Qayum; Craig Jones


Les références

‘Superb communication and client-centred delivery of legal services.’ 

‘Dedicated, client-focused application of legal advice. Excellent communication skills.’

‘John Aynsley is an outstanding partner and leader.’

Principaux clients

Telford Homes


Round World Group


Unity Real Estate


Medivet Investments Limited & Medivet Property Holdings Limited


Countryside Properties (UK) Limited – now part of Vistry


Canary Wharf Group


Southwark Homes Limited


Charterhouse Property Group Holdings Ltd


Stonehage Fleming Financial Services Limited


The Change Group


Rontec Roadside Retail


Telford Homes


Round World Group


Unity Real Estate


Medivet Investments Limited & Medivet Property Holdings Limited


Principaux dossiers


  • Assisted Telford Homes on the property and construction aspects of a forward-funding deal for three Build to Rent developments.
  • Advised Countryside Properties on a number of serviced land sales to other housebuilders at sites such as St James Park Bishops Stortford; Wolsey Park, Rayleigh and Kings Hill.
  • Assisted a client on the construction of a multipurpose development in Southwark.

Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP

Praised for its ‘commercial and diligent approach’, real estate transactions remain a key component of Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP’s practice. James Nadin oversees the commercial real estate team and advises institutional and private clients on development fundings, in addition to portfolio disposals and acquisitions. James McNeilly is focused on long income real estate, while Alison Lewis is a key contact for on-shore and off-shore private sector developers. Greg Phillips’ notable work highlights include Paddington Square and Liverpool Street developments.

Responsables de la pratique:

James Nadin


Autres avocats clés:

James McNeilly; Alison Lewis; Greg Phillips; Louis Manches; Simon Allan; Ben Law


Principaux clients

Mersey 1 Limited (a joint venture between Sellar Property Group and MTR Corporation)


Great Western Developments


Munroe K


Principaux dossiers


  • Advising Mersey 1 Limited (a joint venture between Sellar Property Group and MTR Corporation) on its proposed redevelopment of Liverpool Street Station and the Andaz Hotel.
  • Advising Great Western Developments Ltd on estate management arrangements and the pre-letting of the Paddington Square.
  • Advising Munroe K on the continued expansion and development of White Rose Office Park in Leeds.

Shoosmiths LLP

With demonstrable experience advising on portfolio transactions, in addition to asset management mandates, Shoosmiths LLP’s recent work highlights include acting for Frasers in a logistics investment. Head of real estate Joseph Mazzucca boasts an impressive client roster including Currys, Holland & Barrett and McArthurGlen. Liam Phillips is a key contact for data centre investors and operators, housing associations, mixed-use developers and property investors.

Responsables de la pratique:

Joseph Mazzucca


Autres avocats clés:

Liam Phillips


Les références

‘Joe Mazzucca is bright, commercial and easy to deal with.’

Principaux clients

McArthurGlen Group


M&G Investment Management Limited


UK Outlet Mall Fund – Nuveen


Frasers Property


Berkeley Homes


Currys PLC


Holland & Barrett


Global Switch Limited


Proximity Data Centres Limited


Telereal Trillium Limited


Ralph Lauren UK Limited


Petchey Holdings Limited


Artmax Property Limited


Invesco Real Estate


Far East Consortium


Sosei Heptares


Kier Living Limited


Attic Self Storage


Iron Mountain Data Centres


O&H Properties


Frasers Property


Principaux dossiers


  • Acting as the main adviser to Nuveen on the sale of Cheshire Oaks and Swindon Designer Outlets.
  • Acting as the main adviser to M&G Investment Management Limited on the sale of The Liberty Shopping Centre, Romford.
  • Acting as the main advisers to M&G Investment Management Limited on the sale of Bridgend Designer Outlet.

Travers Smith LLP

Noted for its expertise in development and investment projects in alternative real estate, Travers Smith LLP often assists law firms with their headquarters moves. Practice leader Emma Pereira acts for real estate funds and real estate private equity funds on investments, lettings and developments, while Alex Millar focuses on development and regeneration projects. Sarah Walker is often engaged in the development and investment of non-core real estate assets, while Emma Sykes is noted for her expertise in property financing.

Responsables de la pratique:

Emma Pereira


Autres avocats clés:

Alex Millar; Emma Sykes; Gareth Wynne


Les références

‘The Travers Smith real estate team are a group of dedicated, passionate real estate lawyers for whom no task or deadline is a challenge. They work proactively with us as client to find the right solution.’

Principaux clients

Patron Capital


Lothbury Investment Management


Impact Healthcare REIT plc


University of Oxford


Westrock


BOC Group Limited


Clearbell Capital


Greenacre


Principaux dossiers


  • Advised Storeshield Limited on the sale of logistics company Gist Limited to Marks & Spencer Group PLC.
  • Advised Hamberley on the sale and leaseback of six care homes focused on providing facilities for residents with care requirements to Octopus Real Estate.
  • Advised the University of Oxford on the development / redevelopment on two cutting-edge life-sciences projects, the Life and Mind Building and Begbroke Science Park.