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Freeths LLP

Real Estate

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What the team is known for

Offers strength across a wide range of property matters, including commercial development, lettings and investment acquisitions. Regularly acts for local authorities and other public sector bodies, as well as landowners and developers, on complex matters including mixed-use redevelopments and urban regeneration. Also fields expertise in the retail and leisure sectors.

Strengths

Sources observe: "The lawyers are proactive and they have a very good understanding of the occupier market, meaning that they are able to be quicker and more efficient throughout the legal process."

"The team is knowledgeable and exceptionally strong in terms of its efficiency and ability to communicate," clients note.

One market commentator reports that "they have a team of good-quality people, they’re competitively priced and they have a good client base."

Work highlights

Advised Aldi on a range of portfolio transactions as part of the chain's expansion in London and the South East. Assisted with numerous acquisitions and leasehold deals relating both to single-unit sites and those within multi-let retail parks.

Notable practitioners

Ian Rowson heads the real estate team in London. He advises on development work, including complex  infrastructure-led urban regeneration schemes, with a focus on advising public sector clients. He also handles investment transactions and matters related to distressed real estate assets.
"Ian is very progressive in contractual negotiations and proactively attends to any issues, with a fantastic understanding of the commercial environment." "Ian Rowson is responsive, knowledgeable, engaging and sensible." "We appreciate Ian's expedient and practical advice, which allows us to make reasoned, commercial decisions and analyse risk quickly."

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Real Estate Department

Freeths LLP

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1 Vine Street

Mayfair

London

Greater London

UK

W1J 0AH

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Real Estate: Mainly Mid-Market


Ian Rowson
Band 3