Real estate

Pragmatic, commercially focused legal advice makes a powerful difference when you’re making major property decisions. Our real estate team is renowned for developing long-lasting partnerships with clients. We have a reputation for developing and attracting talented, commercially-minded lawyers with an appetite for getting the deal done.
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With international expertise and broad experience in every kind of commercial and residential property transaction, we advise clients all over the world including:

  • major property companies
  • institutional investors
  • banks
  • hotel groups
  • public sector organisations
  • corporate occupiers.

Whether it’s a major investment acquisition or disposal, or a routine landlord and tenant matter, you have top legal talent and a highly committed team on your side. You get legal advice that is based on a profound understanding of your business and of the property market. Expert advice that is easy to digest.

We have extensive experience of:

  • investment acquisitions and disposals
  • financings and refinancings
  • development projects including planning and environmental advice
  • sale and leasebacks and other structures
  • management matters.

As well as our core team of real estate lawyers we offer wider services to real estate clients through our finance, tax, corporate and construction specialists.

"They are accommodating, understand clients’ concerns and provide excellent and timely support."
Chambers UK 2015

Peterson Investments, £120 million retail, commercial and residential redevelopment, Soho

We advised Peterson on the purchase and forward funding of the Ampersand Building a development which includes a central living staircase, ‘module’ meeting places and a daylight mimicking LED light-system.

LaSalle Investments, £141 million shopping centre acquisition, central Warrington

We represented LaSalle Investment Management on the acquisition and follow-on management matters relating to the 712,500 square foot, 133 unit Golden Square Shopping Centre in Warrington.

ING Real Estate, £325 million redevelopment and refinancing, London

We acted for ING Real Estate and Berlin-Hannoversche Hypothekenbank on the redevelopment and financing of the iconic riverside building Sea Containers’ House part of which now comprises the flagship Mondrian hotel.

Tristan Capital, €90 million joint venture forward funding, retail, Denmark

We advised Tristan Capital on the joint venture and forward funding of the revive development of the 276,000 square foot Galleria shopping centre in Vanløse, Copenhagen with Solstra Capital Partners.

Intercontinental Hotels, £300 million sale and manage back, London

We represented on real estate and construction aspects of the sale and manage back of the Intercontinental Hotel, Park Lane, one of the largest recent hotel disposals.

Schroders, £130 million acquisition of City Tower, Manchester

We acted for Schroders on the purchase of City Tower in Piccadilly Gardens which included reviewing 125 leases, significant construction documentation and simultaneous exchange / completion within 9 days.

The Langham Estate, management of portfolio

Acting on the management of their entire property portfolio of over 100 multi-let properties throughout the West End of London including around Great Portland Street and Oxford Street.

Lawyer

Ian Devereux Partner

T:  +852 2533 2806
M:  +852 9600 9028 Email Ian | Vcard Office:  Hong Kong

Lawyer

Jonathon Wilkes Partner

T:  +44 20 7809 2522
M:  Email Jonathon | Vcard Office:  London

Latest news & insights

01 Sep 2016

From Insights

"Keep the noise down – I'm trying to work!"

The market's a bit choppy and you need to maximise the value of your portfolio. By adding a new floor to one of your properties you'll significantly increase its valu..

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11 Jul 2016

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Get off my land!

You own a piece of land. Perhaps part is built on or perhaps it’s entirely vacant, ear marked for future development. Neighbouring owners have started to use that la..

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09 Jun 2016

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#10ThingsSH you need to know: planning and the London housing market

The drought of residential property in London means big steps are being taken to increase the supply of homes. We summarise the changes being made to increase housing..

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03 May 2016

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Stephenson Harwood opens French real estate practice in Paris

International law firm Stephenson Harwood LLP has strengthened its global real estate practice with the appointment of partner Pierre-Nicolas Sanzey who will launch a ..

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29 Apr 2016

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Penalty shoot-out…what clauses avoid the red card?

You’ve got an agreement. You want to make sure that the other side do what they’ve promised to do. To make sure, you want to impose some painful (financial) conseque..

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17 Mar 2016

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#10ThingsSH the real estate development sector should know about the 2016 Budget

We set out the top ten things the real estate development sector should know about the 2016 Budget.

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01 Mar 2016

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“The truth, the whole truth…”: replies to pre-contract enquiries

Let’s face it, when you’re selling a property, dealing with replies to enquiries isn’t the most exciting part of the deal. You’ve done it all a thousand times before -..

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05 Feb 2016

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Impact of key recent legislation on foreign investment in Myanmar

We consider a selection of the recently enacted legislation and published government notifications which we believe are of particular interest to foreign investors in ..

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04 Jan 2016

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Stephenson Harwood advises Acadia on acquisition of Priory Group

Stephenson Harwood has advised Acadia Healthcare on the acquisition of Priory Group, a leading provider of behavioural healthcare facilities in the United Kingdom.

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04 Jan 2016

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How do you measure up? New RICS Property Measurement rules

Most people operating in the property world are familiar with the RICS Code of Measuring Practice (6th Ed) and countless legal documents across the country refer to it..

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27 Nov 2015

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The countdown is on….

This briefing looks ahead to COP21

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23 Nov 2015

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Ten things you need to know: COP21

This briefing sets out the top ten things you and your business need to know about COP21.

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30 Oct 2015

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"Trick or treat?" - Exclusivity agreements

As part of a Halloween article for legal publisher Lexis Nexis, James Styles talks about his trick or treat issue for planning and property matters.

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30 Oct 2015

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"Trick or treat?" - Permitted development rights

As part of a Halloween article for legal publisher Lexis Nexis, Ben Stansfield talks about his trick or treat issue for planning and property matters.

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17 Feb 2015

From News

Purchase of iconic Birmingham for Tristan Capital

International law firm Stephenson Harwood LLP has advised Tristan Capital, a London based real estate investment management company, on the purchase of The Cube.

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01 Dec 2014

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The guarantor AGA saga continues … don't be caught out!

We look at authorised guarantee agreements and a recent case which highlighted the problem of continuing guarantees and intro group company assignments.

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