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Mishcon de Reya LLP

Real Estate

3 ranked lawyersBand 3London (Firms)UK 2022 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Particularly noted for its deep level of experience in regeneration and redevelopment projects. Additional strength in acquisitions and disposals, including high-value inward investment transactions. Clients include a range of household names in development and financing as well as corporate occupiers. Noted for its expertise in the student accommodation and house building markets. Provides both strategic investment and ongoing management advice to clients with substantial property portfolios both in the UK and abroad.


A source comments: "They are very responsive and quick, and their drafting and work product is of good quality."

A client values the team for its "ability to make a deal and be pragmatic."

Work highlights

Acted for Trophaeum Asset Management on the acquisition of 143 New Bond Street for approximately £127 million.

Notable practitioners

Nick Doffman has vast experience assisting clients with big-ticket acquisitions and disposals. He has a particular focus on inward investment from Asia, including investors in Hong Kong and Singapore.
"Nick Doffman is excellent."

Nick Minkoff advises clients on high-value development transactions as well as assisting with investment purchases and portfolio management. His varied client base includes landlords and property owners, leading developers and private and institutional investors.
"Nick is a great lawyer who is so experienced and knows his stuff. He concentrates on the important issues and is solutions-driven."

Stephen Hughes is chair of the real estate department and is adept at handling complex transactions relating to commercial property, including investments and developments. He has extensive experience advising both domestic and international clients on matters ranging from the structuring of joint ventures to portfolio purchases and sales.
"He has a huge intellect and a strong ability to negotiate."

Department Information

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We have built a Real Estate department to meet the needs of ambitious deal makers. The result is one of London's largest, most diverse and most complete property teams, whose clients span the worlds of corporate and private wealth.

For deal makers seeking like-minded business partners, it means we can offer more insightful perspectives on the market when it comes to future deals and partnerships. Whether they are publicly quoted companies, private businesses or entrepreneurs, these deal makers recognise how this insight informs more agile and forward-thinking action.

We also drive opportunities through our understanding of the complex policy landscape, the leading role we play in shaping industry discussion on regulation and technological change, and by harnessing the power of technology.

Our use of proptech, from automation and visualisation tools to AI and structured databases, allows us to work faster and more efficiently, enabling our clients to make decisions in real time, use data more intelligently and ultimately extract the maximum possible value from their assets.

We supplement all this by drawing on expertise from the firm’s other specialist departments and our global network of connections in search of the best ways to bring people, capital and opportunities together. Everything is geared to finding practical, commercial solutions that get deals done.


Hughes, Stephen R (Head of Department)

Bishop, Nicola

Bowles, Matthew

Burlingham, Alice

Castronovo, Giovanni

Chadowitz, Simon

Chalkin, Kim

Crystal, Jessica

de Mello, Adrian

Doffman, Nick

Dowdall, Julia

Dye, Domini

Emerson, Claudia

England, John

Foster, Kate

Freedman CBE, QC, Philip

Freeman, Susan

Froy, Tim

Garner, Henrietta

Glekin, Olivia

Hart, Simon

Hill, Lizzie

Hodgson, Kathryn

Hughes, Katie

Hughes-Power, Ed

Jadeja, Kris

Kanter, David

Kaur, Kirpal

Kelly, Johnny

Kirby, Nicholas

Lipman, Daniel

Lipman, Ian

MacIntosh, Heather

Mehta, Kavita

Middleton, Tom

Minkoff, Nick

Montagna, Arnaud

Morgan, Lorna

Neasham, Oliver

Page, Melissa

Rawson, Charlie

Sheldon, Henry

Smith, Lucy

Strahl, Nadine

Suneja, Anju

Swerdlow, Oliver

Tainton, Louise

Taylor, Rebecca

Toofanny, Venessa

Wu, Todd


Acai Group



Berkeley Group


Brookfield's 'Student Roost'

Capital & Counties PL




Delancey, Qatari Diar, APG and Oxford Properties

Derwent London

East Asian Corporation

Essential Living

Fetter Lane Limited

Fizzy Living

Fusion Students


Helical Bar plc

Ho Bee Land

Investec Bank PLC


Mansford LLP

Matterhorn Capital

Meadow Partners


Miu Miu

O&H Properties

Olayan Group

PGIM Real Estate Finance


Purplexed LLP

Sun Hung Kai Properties

Sun Hung Kai Properties

The Office Group

The State of the Netherlands

TK Maxx


Trophaeum Asset Management

Trustees of the Student Cribs Unit Trust

Victoria's Secret



Alternative asset classes

Alternative residential

Asset management


Big-Ticket deals

Build to rent

Financial services

Flexible working

Hospitality & Leisure



Inward investment


Media & Entertainment


Private rented sector

Property development

Property management


Real Estate

Real estate investment

Real estate tax


Student accomodation



Urban mixed use

Real Estate

Mishcon de Reya LLP


Africa House

70 Kingsway


Greater London



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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: Big-Ticket

Nick Doffman
Band 5
Nick Minkoff
Band 3
Stephen R Hughes
Band 3