Alex is a corporate lawyer specialising in the real estate sector. He advises clients on a range of corporate real estate and private equity real estate transactions, including indirect corporate acquisitions and disposals, joint ventures, minority/majority structured investments, real estate investment platforms, management co-investments, forward funds and solvent/insolvent reorganisations.
Working within the real estate team, Alex combines corporate expertise with real estate sector knowledge and experience (across sectors including retail, office, industrial and hospitality). He has advised clients on some of the highest profile and most complex corporate real estate transactions in the UK market. Alex has also gained significant experience advising on pan-European and other cross-border transactions.
Alex has recently advised clients including Blackstone, British Land, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and Oxford Properties.
Alex's experience includes advising:
- CPPIB on its 50:50 joint venture with Landsec in respect of Nova, Victoria
- a joint venture equity and mezzanine finance provider on a number of joint venture investments in UK residential developments
- both majority investors and minority co-investors on joint venture and management arrangements in respect of UK real estate
- Oxford Properties on its sale (together with its joint venture partner British Land) of the Leadenhall Building, London (commonly known as the Cheesegrater) for £1.15 billion
Alex trained at Herbert Smith Freehills and has previously worked in our Hong Kong office. Alex also spent six months on secondment to Goldman Sachs in London, supporting their real estate investing team.