HIH Invest Real Estate has acquired an office building in central London at 15 Fetter Lane EC4A, advised by international law firm Osborne Clarke.  

Built in 1978 and extensively refurbished in 2017, the high-spec property has a total lettable area of around 8,000 square metres and is fully occupied. The majority of tenants are corporate consulting and legal firms, along with service providers from the media and IT sectors.

The Osborne Clarke team was led by corporate Partner Sarah Knight, supported by a significant international team including Senior Associates Jack Wellington and Sophie Phillips and OC Germany Partner Philipp Reeb (Corporate) Partners Rebecca Tuffs and Peter Day, Senior Associate Sam Leyland and Associate Rebecca Davies (Real Estate), Senior Associate Ben Naish (Planning), Senior Associate Alistair Russell (Construction), Senior Associate Alex Makinson (Tax),  Partner  Madeleine Clark, Associate Alex Wileman-Smith and OC Germany Partner Heiko Petzold (Banking).  

The prominent corner building occupies a site in one of the most desirable office locations in London, and is surrounded by stores, cafés, bars and restaurants. Several important transport nodes in the vicinity ensure easy accessibility from any part of the metropolis. The fact that it lies within walking distance of the Royal Courts of Justice makes Fetter Lane a sought-after address among legal consultancies and law firms.

Martin Payne, Managing Director of HIH Invest Real Estate UK Ltd: "This was a strategically important acquisition for HIH Invest and we were delighted with the excellent support we received from the Osborne Clarke team".

Osborne Clarke is a recognised industry leader advising real estate businesses, providing a full lifecycle service across all asset classes. The team advise on a comprehensive range of market leading development and regeneration mandates, investment and leasing work, together with corporate, commercial and financing advice across all real estate sectors. 

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