Corporate real estate transactions increasingly involve complex structures and multiple jurisdictions. Delivering these to a high standard requires specialist skills and a deep knowledge of the real estate sector.
Our corporate real estate team brings together corporate, tax and restructuring lawyers to deliver practical, commercially focused and often tax-driven solutions to a wide range of clients. These range from UK and overseas private entities, trusts, funds and fund managers to listed property companies and entrepreneurs.
We are experienced in advising clients on:
Many clients choose to structure transactions using offshore entities and we are able to support them in this by project managing our extensive network of professionals in offshore jurisdictions, including the Channel Islands, Isle of Man, BVI and Gibraltar.
We have particular experience of the hotel, restaurant, leisure and care home sectors, and have also developed significant expertise in advising clients on raising private and public finance for real estate transactions.
Known for representing high net worth individuals and private family trusts. Also recognised for property matters in the hotels and leisure sector and for corporate real estate work. “Clear, accurate, dynamic, reactive. In one word: excellent!”
Fladgate LLP’s ‘strong team with strength from partners to associates’ is ‘very experienced in the leisure sector’, where key players include the ‘very commercial and deal orientated’ Stephen Lewis, and Mark Saunders, who is ‘market leading on title and lease issues and excellent at large transactions, especially cinemas’. Saunders recently advised Odeon on the opening of a cinema in the new BH2 leisure complex in Bournemouth. The practice is also noted as being ‘a very good source for guidance in difficult transactional situations’, and in one highlight Nick Mumby acted for Aldgate Tower Investments on its £346m sale to a joint venture between China Life and Brookfield Property Partners.
Other names to note include the highly recommended Gideon Dabby-Joory, who represented an offshore private family trust on the £35m disposal of a brownfield site for development in St Pancras, and senior associate Amanda Hado-Bodfield, who ‘gets the deal done’. In the retail sector, high-end tenant clients include Roche Bobois and Jurlique UK. The ‘very insightful’ Richard Reuben leads the team.
International-flavoured M&A practice handling a wide range of transactions, with recent experience in the technology, financial services and real estate sectors. Notable representation of hotels and developers.
“Excellent and client-driven with senior partners leading from the front in the management and delivery of transaction advice.” “Outstanding value for the quality and depth of legal advice provided.”
“What stands out is the interpersonal relationship and feeling that you are working with peers and friends but also professionals.” Represented various offshore groups in the acquisitions of Camden Lock Market and 50% of shares in Camden’s Stables Market.
Amy Collins is strong in corporate real estate: she acted for Aldgate Tower Investments on its £346m sale to a joint venture between China Life and Brookfield Property Partners, and assisted Sun Capital Assets with its joint venture with Scarborough Group International to purchase a 50% stake in the Sheffield Digital Campus development.