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Norton Rose Fulbright

Real Estate

3 ranked lawyersBand 3London (Firms)UK 2022 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Full-service team with expertise in real estate and all supporting areas of law. Represents a diverse client base including energy companies and financial institutions, as well as big-name developers and investors. Handles various infrastructure matters, regularly instructed on high-profile long-term projects. Able to draw on its international network of offices to support clients on complex cross-border work.

Strengths

A source reports: "It's a highly professional firm with motivated team members that care about their clients and getting the best deal for them."

"They go above and beyond, not only in providing commercial and legal support, but also in ensuring an exceptional client experience," says one interviewee.

"The team are really good at covering complex work and hitting our deadlines," a client says, adding: "They are supportive and very pragmatic."

Work highlights

Advised West End of London Property Unit Trust on the sale of Orion House, Covent Garden, a 15-storey office and retail building, for £130 million.

Notable practitioners

Daniel Wagerfield co-heads the firm's global real estate group. He regularly handles development transactions relating to major mixed-use schemes and urban regeneration and also has notable expertise in the renewable energy sector. He has further expertise advising on inward investment from Asia.
"Daniel is highly knowledgeable, responsive and always happy to assist in taking projects forward."

David Hawkins advises on a range of development and investment matters concerning commercial real estate. He has experience handling substantial leisure and retail development projects, as well as inward investment from international clients.
"David is very good - he understands our work and knows what we do and don't care about on a matter."

David Sinclair provides advice on major development projects in London as well as handling cross-border acquisitions on behalf of international investors expanding their UK property portfolios. His work spans a variety of asset classes, including offices, shopping centres, hotels and infrastructure.
"David has a wealth of knowledge and is consistently prepared for any number of contingencies that could arise in a transaction. He approaches deals and tasks with energy and positivity, enhancing the broader team culture during the process."

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London (Firms)

Real Estate: Big-Ticket


Daniel Wagerfield
Band 5
David Hawkins
Band 6
David Sinclair
Band 3