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Slaughter and May

Real Estate

2 ranked lawyersBand 1London (Firms)UK 2022 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Acts on corporate real estate matters for a wide range of clients, including investors and developers. Offers particular expertise in advising energy sector clients on real estate-related matters. Regularly instructed on developments related to infrastructure projects, particularly in the transport and leisure sectors. Also has notable experience advising high-profile corporate occupiers, including on headquarters relocations.

Strengths

An interviewee says: "It's a highly skilled real estate team that seeks to operate as a partner to our business rather than just a service provider. They take the time to understand the commercial aspects of a project to ensure their clear and well-reasoned advice will deliver the best result."

One client praises the team for its "intellectual acuity, practicality and ability to see the bigger picture."

Another source reports: "Slaughter and May has provided excellent service to us, demonstrating knowledge and understanding of our business, and provided apposite, commercial and practical advice as required with the right team in place."

Work highlights

Advised Diageo in connection with its new global headquarters at 16 Great Marlborough Street, London.

Notable practitioners

Jane Edwarde is head of the real estate team and is experienced in a wide range of commercial real estate matters. She provides advice on strategic investment, development schemes and high-value corporate leasing, with notable expertise in matters concerning leisure and sport facilities.
"Jane always acts with the utmost professionalism and provides on-point advice."

John Nevin has extensive experience assisting clients with large acquisitions for both investment and development purposes, along with property disposals and leasing negotiations. He advises on matters relating to a wide range of asset types, including retirement living facilities, logistics sites and prime London office space.
"John overlays his strong legal advice and recommendations with the commercial reality and implications of each project."

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Overview

Real estate forms a key part of the global investment market and is fundamental to the day-to-day operation of most businesses. We have considerable experience advising corporate occupiers, investors, developers, governments, funders and others on their real estate interests, requirements and strategies. We identify, assess and mitigate key risks to ensure the successful delivery of our clients’ objectives.

We deal with all aspects of real estate, encompassing development, investment, leasing, planning, environment, construction and the property aspects of corporate and financing transactions.  Our key strength lies in our ability to deal with complex issues pragmatically and to help clients extract full value from their transactions.  Our team has considerable experience across the full range of sectors.

  • Advice on all forms of direct and indirect investment in real estate, with an understanding of the overriding commercial requirements.
  • Well known for advising on headquarters developments and relocations.
  • Experience in developing innovative structures including all types of property joint ventures.
  • Advice on all aspects of development projects, from planning to post-completion operational issues.
  • Fully integrated support on the real estate aspects of corporate and financing transactions.
  • The resources and experience to project manage cross-border transactions involving substantial portfolios and multiple parties, acting together with leading local real estate counsel.

Real Estate

Slaughter and May

firm
Location

One Bunhill Row

London

Greater London

UK

EC1Y 8YY

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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


Jane Edwarde
Band 4

Real Estate: Mainly Mid-Market