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Chambers UK 2013
Stephen is a real estate partner specialising in commercial real estate work, principally investment acquisitions/disposals and landlord/tenant and with a particular emphasis on the hotels and leisure sector.
He acts for a wide range of clients, including investors (including a European sovereign wealth entity), one of London's main estate landlords, corporate owner/occupiers, hotel/bar/restaurant owners/occupiers, banks and charities.
Stephen is listed as a leading individual in Chambers UK.
Stephen is experienced in advising commercial real estate investors on all aspects of their acquisitions and disposals. He draws together expertise from corporate and tax colleagues when deal structuring requires their input. Stephen's clients range from a sovereign wealth fund, to offshore investment trusts, to individual entrepreneurs.
Stephen advises both landlords and tenants in connection with commercial leasing work.
Landlord clients include one of the large London estate landlords and tenant clients range from Government-supported ombudsman/compensation scheme bodies, to professional services firms/hedge funds, to brewing industry leaders.
In the hotels and leisure sector, Stephen acts for a number of hotel owner/operators in connection with their acquisition, disposal and leasing of hotels.
Stephen also acts for a number of restaurant and bar entrepreneurs.