Market-leading property developers rely on our commercially astute legal approach to help them deliver significant projects that shape our cities and communities.
The complexity of development and regeneration projects has vastly increased in recent years, reflecting a highly regulated environment subject to changing tax laws, environmental regulations and planning restrictions, and the increased involvement of both government and international bidders in the market. The integrated approach of our real estate lawyers with experts in projects and construction, environment and planning and tax law allows us to offer seamless advice considering the impact and integration of the various legal requirements.
Our lawyers advise both private and public sector clients in a range of roles from developers, project sponsors, financiers and contractors, to end user tenants and facilities managers. This varied work provides us with unique insight into the intricacies of development and regeneration projects, enabling us to offer commercially focused solutions at every stage.
By focusing on understanding our clients and their needs, we are able to develop new legal products to incentivise better environmental performance and more integrated, sustainable communities.
UK REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT NOTES
Advising on the acquisition of (a) a plot in Illescas, Toledo, and the development of one of Spain's largest logistic warehouses with an area exceeding 120,000 sqm, and its subsequent lease to a major online retailer; and (b) a plot in Illescas, Toledo, and the development of a logistic warehouse leased to Airbus
COSTCO WHOLESALE CORPORATION
Advising Costco on the development of its large retail areas in Spain
Advising on their masterplan developments of the mixed-use development schemes at Cambridge Central Station and Cambridge North Station.
Advising in relation to the Waterfront Project in Brighton working with Brighton and Hove City Council including extending the Churchill Square shopping centre
Advising on the development of the German Headquarter of Saint-Gobin in Aachen, Germany
Advising Costco on the development of its warehouses in Spain
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Matthew is a partner in the firm's Real Estate division and is Head of Planning in London. He is also joint lead partner for the EMEA Real Estate sector at the firm and is responsible for client relationship and thought leadership initiatives to grow the firm's cross-practice real estate sector expertise.