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Taylor Wessing

Real Estate Finance

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What the team is known for

Offers commercial financing advice to a range of borrowers, sponsors and lenders. Noteworthy for the depth of the team and its work on national and international matters. Offers expertise in Islamic finance and mezzanine finance structures. Clients are well served by the firm's complementary strengths in construction, planning and tax.

Strengths

According to one client, "they always go the extra mile and have a good understanding of real estate finance."

One source reports: "They're well run, have a good understanding of the practice area and have developed quite a strong associate base as well as an experienced senior partner line-up."

Work highlights

Advised Canada Life as lenders on a 30-year term loan of £166 million to a subsidiary of Glasgow City Council secured against multiple leisure centres.

Notable practitioners

Heather Buttle advises borrowers and lenders on a range of real estate finance matters. She is experienced in advising on transactions relating to a range of asset types including student accommodation, offices and residential.

Jonathan Marks acts for banks and investors, as well as borrower clients, on a variety of transactions. He is frequently sought after for expertise in refinancing and acquisition finance, among other matters.
"He cares very strongly about the clients he's representing and he very much goes above and beyond." "He is extremely client-focused, detailed and driven."

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Overview

The real estate finance team is one of the most established and largest sector focused team of any City or international law firm. The combination of real estate, finance and construction lawyers (supported by corporate, restructuring, environmental, planning, disputes, tax & regulatory) provides a one stop shop for borrowers, lenders and sponsors in any sector of the real estate market nationally and internationally.

As a result of the longevity and the continued integrated development of the knowledge and capability of the team our ability to field focused teams of specialists enables Taylor Wessing to meet the fast paced demands of clients with the highest levels of client service. Combined with the international reach of the team this makes us an unparalleled choice in the Real Estate market. Our market leading expertise in Islamic finance enables us to provide structural Islamic advice to those investors and lenders who require compliant transactions.

Our clients include all those across the capital stack at senior, mezzanine and equity level. Clients include traditional bank lenders and insurance companies, private funds & family offices, peer to peer lenders, investors, developers & contractors. 

Differentiated from others as a result of the strength and depth of the team, our commitment to integrated individual and technological development and delivery of service to clients means that the team adapts to market changes and anticipates the needs of our clients.

Members

Yells, Martin B (Head of Department)

Ali, Amar

Buttle, Heather

Buttle, Heather

Gaunt, Elisabeth

Lawson, Gareth

Marks, Jonathan

Clients

Aeriance

Al Rayan Bank

Bank of East Asia

Bayerische Landesbank

Cain International

Canada Life

Cheyne Capital

City Pride Ltd

Credit Agricole

Credit Agricole

Deutsche Bank

Deutsche Hypo

Emirates NBD

Empiric REIT

EPIC Group

Europa Capital Debt Investment

Fortress Investment Group

Fortwell Capital

Fusion

Global Gate Capital

Helaba

Hermes Real Estate Investment Management

HSBC

Infrared Capital Partners

Investec

LBBW

Lloyds Banking Group

McLaren Real Estate

Meadow Partners

MetLife

PGIM

RBS

Santander

Secure Income REIT

SMBC

Soho Estates

Tritax Big Box REIT

Urban Exposure

Industries

Banks

Construction & Materials

Energy

Financial Services

Insurance

Media

Private Clients / Individuals

Real Estate

Real Estate Finance

Retail

Technology, Hardware & Electronics

Transportation

Travel & Leisure

Real Estate Finance Department

Taylor Wessing

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Department location

5 New Street Square

London

Greater London

UK

EC4A 3TW

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Real Estate Finance


Heather Buttle
Band 5
Jonathan Marks
Band 5