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Real estate finance experience

  • Shari'a compliant real estate products - advising various leading banks on the establishment and development of Shari'a compliant domestic and commercial property mortgage products.
  • Capmark Bank Europe - advised in relation to facilities with a value of €35 million to a Luxembourg-based investment vehicle to acquire a German property portfolio.
  • Goldman Sachs International - advised on the refinancing of £200 million relating to four Park Plaza hotels in London and the Park Plaza management business in various European locations.
  • HSBC Bank - advised on an investment facility of £200 million in connection with the creation of a Jersey Unauthorised Unit Trust set up for the acquisition and refurbishment of a portfolio of office buildings in South East England.
  • Lloyds Banking Group - advised on a £80 million loan facility to a property fund with an underlying property portfolio valued at £400 million.
  • Nordeutsche Landesbank Girozentrale - advised on an investment facility of €300m syndicated with HSBC Bank plc and KfW to finance a phased office development in Germany.
  • Royal Bank of Scotland International - advised on a loan to a Fund advised by LaSalle Investment Management on the purchase of Borehamwood Shopping Park for £80 million.  
  • United Overseas Bank - advised on a sizeable acquisition and development facility granted to an offshore-based borrower to facilitate the acquisition and redevelopment of a prominent, architecturally important building in London. 
  • Acquisition of Europe's largest shopping centre - advised St. Martin's Property Group on syndicated facilities for the two-stage acquisition of Istanbul's Cevahir shopping centre, which is Europe's largest.

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Legal 500 UK 2011

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Chambers UK 2012

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