Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Investment Funds Department

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What the team is known for Leading real estate fund-focused practice with noted strength in private equity-style real estate funds, joint ventures and other complex fund formation work. Able to advise on the full gamut of matters spanning the life-cycle of a fund. Solicitors also handle large acquisitions and disposals, and provide tailored LP-side investment advice. Frequently acts on cross-border deals involving international acquirers and investors. Able to leverage a market-leading general real estate department to better serve its impressive client list of large institutional fund managers.

Strengths Clients note: "The team are very good and we enjoy working with them."

Others say: "They have strength in depth across property specialisms."

Work highlights Advised Europa Generation, a joint venture between Europa Capital and Generation Estates, on the launch of its first student accommodation-focused fund.

Notable practitioners

Antony Grossman
has deep experience advising leading asset managers. He is an expert in real estate fund matters including fund restructuring.
"He is excellent and really strong technically." "He is very commercial, quick and collaborative - an excellent draftsman."

Real asset funds are the heart of
Kate Binedell
's practice, and she is comfortable advising clients on a full range of matters in that space. Of particular note is her work handling fund formations and restructurings.
"She is extremely knowledgeable, well informed on market practice, responsive and reasonable."

Louisa Cobbe
frequently advises real estate and infrastructure funds on fund-raisings. She also works with those clients on their investments.