Real estate and infrastructure

Over 250 years of property expertise.

Today's sector team has the capacity to provide both a full range of real estate, construction and projects services, plus the deep industry expertise to help clients also meet the associated challenges in deal structuring, corporate, tax, employment, finance, planning, litigation, energy and environment. We live and breathe real estate and so will find the angles others often miss.

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Commercial developers

Strong industry and legal expertise means we deliver value to clients from concept to completion. The foundation of this delivery is our sector expertise, multi-disciplinary approach and commitment to keeping abreast of emerging issues.

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Our infrastructure team supports clients on a diverse mix of projects in jurisdictions around the globe, from accommodation, defence, energy, health and IT through to all forms of transport, social infrastructure and waste management.

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Real estate investors

We support public and private property companies, pension funds and other institutions investing in real estate assets in expanding, managing and developing their portfolios efficiently and profitably.

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Residential developers

Our impressive reputation in the residential sector is based on many years' experience in the sector as well as our commitment to fully understanding each client's commercial objectives and what they need from us.

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M&G Investments

Advised on the first forward-funded £25.2m Build To Rent deal between an investor, M&G, and listed housebuilder, Crest Nicholson.

U+I plc

Advised U+I plc on the purchase of 399 Edgware Road and its redevelopment as a mixed scheme with a superstore, oriental retail, residential and a school.

Doughty Hanson

Advised the Doughty Hanson European Real Estate Fund on its development and disposal of the mixed-use multi-let development at Howick Place in Victoria, London.

Student Castle

Advised Student Castle on the sale of a portfolio of six student accommodation buildings, including 53-73 Leman Street, London.

Royal Bank of Scotland

Advised on funding a zero carbon regeneration scheme providing commercial space and 800 homes on a 36ha site.


Advised on an £82m fundraising by way of a Firm Placing and Placing and Open Offer.

Brighton and Hove Council

Acted on the new waterfront project, a plan to relocate the conference centre.

Warburg HIH Invest

Advised on the acquisition of 90 Queen Street London for £60m.

Savills IM

Advised on the £65m acquisition of 33 Gracechurch Street, London Schroders' Colombus Capital Management Fund.

Barratt Homes

Advised on the first of the UK Government's carbon challenge schemes, which comprises 188 homes (62 affordable) developed to code level 6 and the redevelopment of a listed building on the site for community uses.

Galliford Try

Advised on the proposed purchase of the Gloscat site in Gloucester for a mixed-use development as part of a regeneration project in joint venture with The Homes and Communities Agency.


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The Supreme Court submits the remuneration of executive directors to the statutory framework and the maximum annual amount established by the shareholders at the general meeting

The Spanish Supreme Court, in its judgment dated 26 February 2018, has analysed the directors’ remuneration system for the first time following the changes introduced by Law 31/2014 of 3

Written on: 14th Mar 2018

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Scope of the business obligation for employers to provide a dining room for employees in the work centre

Throughout 2017, the High Courts of Justice of Madrid, Andalusia, the Basque Country and Extremadura have issued several judgments which serve as a reminder of the existence of the business

Written on: 21st Feb 2018

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This town might be big enough for the both of us: appeal decision reintroduces the concept of disaggregation for planning applications

A recent appeal decision has put a further spotlight on the application of the sequential test, which must be overcome when edge-of-centre and out-of-centre sites are brought forward for ‘main

Written on: 16th Feb 2018

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