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Maples Teesdale LLP

Real Estate

2 ranked lawyersBand 2London (Firms)UK 2022 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Distinguished real estate boutique with excellent credentials in UK commercial property. Bench of expert lawyers regularly called upon by a range of pension funds, property companies, developers and financial institutions. Notable strength in strategic investment transactions concerning hotels and shopping centres, as well as handling mixed-use development work. Also handles corporate headquarters relocations and redevelopments on behalf of both landlords and occupiers.

Strengths

A client reports: "The firm's entrepreneurial approach and the commercial and efficient service it offers make it stand out in a competitive market."

"They were able to handle a complex matter excellently with no hesitation and on a tight timescale," says one client.

Work highlights

Advised Henry Boot on the sales of multiple units at The Quad, Butterfield Business Park, Luton, as part of the ongoing development of the site.

Notable practitioners

Declan Power assists clients with a wide range of property concerns, including office relocations, leasing negotiations and strategic investment transactions. He has notable experience in matters concerning retail property and industrial estates.

Roger Thornton handles a broad array of real estate work for investment funds, development companies and landowners. He is adept at handling portfolio purchases, sales and asset management, as well as advising on retail-led investment and development projects.

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Overview

We are the UK’s leading real estate law specialists, providing innovative and truly partner led service. Our sole focus is on real estate. This means that all of our experience, knowledge, work and industry​ relationships are focused on helping our clients and their property requirements.

Our clients range from large institutional investors, pension funds, property developers, construction companies and multi-nationals through to sole property traders and
occupiers.

We have a total head count of circa 80 people, comprising 57 lawyers, including 17 partners, together with about 20 support staff. Our commercial property team is similar in size to the property teams of many of our much larger competitors. We have one office in the City of London.

Our partner to solicitor ratio is low (about 1:2) which means that our services are delivered by a very experienced team of “hands on” lawyers, with greater supervision and shorter lines of communication than most firms.

Over the last few years we have grown by about 20% per year in headcount and turnover, through a combination of retaining a high number of our qualifying trainees and the lateral hire of quality lawyers from other City firms. We have a very high quality client base and act on some very large complex transactions. We act for 5 FTSE100 companies and 9 further FTSE250 companies on their real estate matters.

Members

Wilkinson, Chris (Head of Department)

Blackburn, Jon

Bosworth, John

Burke, Paul

Campbell, Rohan

Cullis, Rosalind

Gilbert, Dellah

Harryman, Mark

Klein, Anastasia

MacDonnell, Liam

Nichols, Sam

Power, Declan

Sagoo, Neil

Smith, Martin

Thornton, Roger

Watts, Katherine

Clients

Aberdeen Standard Investments

Alchemy Asset Management

Amsprop

Avignon Capital

BMO Real Estate Partners

BPL Global

CBRE Global Investors

Cheyne Capital

Cineworld

City, University London

CLS Holdings plc

Deutsche Hypo

Ellandi

Europa Capital

Fremantle Media

Henry Boot plc

Investec

Legal & General

Martins Properties

Maslow Capital

OakNorth Bank

Old Mutual

Patrizia

Prosperity Capital Partners

Royal & Sun Alliance

RSM

Sony BMG Group

The Collective

Tristan Capital

US Embassy

Industries

Build-to-rent

Commercial Property

Construction

Education

Embassy

Financial Services

HNWI

Hotels & Leisure

Industrial

Logistics

Media

Offices

Professional Services

PRS

Retail

Student Accommodation

Technology & Telecoms

Transport

Real Estate

Maples Teesdale LLP

firm
Location

30 King Street

London

Greater London

UK

EC2V 8EE

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Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

Total 8 Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

London (Firms)

Real Estate: Mainly Mid-Market


Declan Power
Band 1
Roger Thornton
Band 2