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Investing in, developing, occupying and funding real estate assets has never been more complex.  The asset class has established its place as a key element of the investment strategies of many of the world’s most significant international corporates and funds who are looking well beyond their domestic borders to fulfil their commercial needs. 

Demands for new real estate development around the world, whether commercial, industrial, residential, or infrastructure related have brought a new set of international players to the market.

Our vision is Real Estate Delivered Better. Successful transaction and project execution demands an insightful and innovative approach. We understand the need for joined-up sector specialist advice across all of the disciplines that have to come together on any deal or project. 

The team's ‘hands on’ style offers a comprehensive range of end-to-end support throughout the asset life cycle. We are able to deliver and add value across the full range of real estate related  transactions including fund establishment, fund raising, M&A, acquisition and disposals, development and regeneration, joint ventures, leasing, real estate finance, restructuring, disputes and local law regulatory advice. 

Our deep market experience and sector focus gives us an unparalleled understanding of the likely challenges and solutions, to help our clients thrive. 

Recent Experience

Barangaroo

Acting for Lendlease on the development, subdivision, lease and sale of the three commercial towers at Barangaroo, Sydney, Australia. Our role has included negotiating the initial project delivery agreement and form of ground lease, preparing and negotiating agreements for lease and building management statements, and the sale of interests in all three towers to international investors

Merry Hill Shopping Centre

Acting as international counsel for the QIC International Property on the A$795 million sale of its 50% economic interest in UK shopping centre, Merry Hill. We advised on all aspects of the disposal, including vendor due diligence and operation of the online data room, negotiation of the transaction documents and co-ordination of other advisers and officers in various offshore jurisdictions

Amundi Immobilier

Advising on the acquisition of a pan-European office building portfolio consisting of a total of 17 properties located in 6 countries (France, Germany, UK, Netherlands, Austria and Finland) for a total amount of approximately €1 billion from Union Investment Real Estate

Hammerson

Advising on its 50:50 joint venture with Allianz Real Estate to acquire the Project Jewel loan portfolio from NAMA for €1.85 billion, anchored by Ireland’s largest shopping centre, the 1.5m sq ft Dundrum Town Centre

Earl's Court redevelopment

Advising Capital & Counties on their £5 billion development of Earl's Court, London

King's Cross Central

Advising London & Continental Railways on the sale of their interests in the King's Cross Central Limited Partnership having advised LCR on aspects of this world-class regeneration project in London, UK since 2006

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