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Baker McKenzie

Real Estate

1 ranked lawyersBand 3London (Firms)UK 2022 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Full-service real estate practice with international capabilities. Acts for an enviable list of blue-chip clients, including prominent corporate occupiers, in sectors including hospitality and retail. Regularly handles commercial leasing and asset investment transactions and also adept at providing real estate due diligence on major corporate transactions. Further strength in site acquisition and funding for large-scale development and regeneration projects.

Strengths

A source remarks: "Even when the transaction changed course, the entire team were completely unfazed and adapted without issue. They were also not afraid to give a commercial steer on matters and speak from their years of experience on similar deals. We found this insight on commercial complex issues incredibly useful."

"The team at Baker McKenzie is very helpful and consistent in responding to queries within a good timeframe," comments a source.

Work highlights

Acted for ICGL on the purchase and forward funding of a new 2.94 million sq ft global parts logistics centre for Jaguar Land Rover at Mercia Park.

Notable practitioners

Justin Salkeld has considerable knowledge of the real estate investment market and is often sought out by clients to assist with disposals and acquisitions of individual assets and property portfolios. He also has complementary expertise in the real estate finance aspects of large development and investment deals.
"Justin is able to deal with quite complicated transactions and take those in his stride. He is very experienced, knowledgeable and commercial."

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London (Firms)

Real Estate: Mainly Mid-Market


Justin Salkeld
Band 1