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UK 2022
London (Firms) Real Estate
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Band 3

3 Ranked Lawyers

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Real Estate: Big-Ticket - London (Firms)
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Band 3
What the team is known for

Able to bring the strength of a combined corporate and real estate group to bear when advising on high-value property matters, including acquisitions and disposals, development projects and leasing matters. Fields a number of experts on tax structures, cross-border investment and other complex structured real estate deals. Advises on both strategic investments and large-scale developments in the private rental and student accommodation sectors. Further strength handling major real estate matters in the rail sector, including infrastructure improvements and station redevelopments.

Strengths

A source says: "This teams's thoroughness, attention to detail, experience and focus on what we are seeking to achieve is exceptional."

"The team has excellent technical knowledge which it combines with superb deal management and service delivery that is tailored in a commercial manner," says a source.

Work highlights

Advised Legal & General on its £300 million acquisition of the government-let Sanctuary Buildings in Victoria.

Notable practitioners

Ian Painter has a good reputation for his real estate practice, which largely focuses on the development market. He advises on acquisitions, pre-lettings and joint venture formation related to a range of projects including student accommodation, private rental and rail station redevelopments.
"Ian Painter works incredibly hard, he is very efficient and responsive, and his attention to detail is incredible." "An extremely able partner with excellent technical and negotiation skills."

Alis Pay has a strong commercial real estate practice with vast knowledge in disposals and acquisitions. She has noted expertise in the management of logistics and industrial portfolios.
"Alis is great at grabbing hold of a complex real estate transaction and putting together a team that can manage it from top to bottom."

Franc Peña advises on a range of transactions relating to real estate investment and development, including the acquisition and disposal of substantial property portfolios. He has experience with a range of asset classes, including private rental, student accommodation and office buildings.

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Real Estate: Big-Ticket

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Ian Painter
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Franc Peña
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