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Stephen Lewis

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Fladgate LLP

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Real estate.


Stephen is a partner and head of the real estate department at Fladgate.

He specialises in all aspects of commercial real estate work, particularly in acquisition and disposal work, both freehold and leasehold, primarily in relation to the retail and leisure sectors and with general landlord and tenant matters. Additional areas of expertise include investment, secured lending, telecoms, development and portfolio management.

Stephen acts for clients ranging from family offices, private banks, entrepreneurs, private investors (both onshore and offshore) and quoted companies to leading operators in the retail and leisure sectors.

An example of the transactions on which Stephen has advised, include advising Otium Real Estate on its acquisition of the 109,000 sq ft Theatre District scheme in Milton Keynes for £16.75m and on all subsequent management and letting.

Stephen is a member and director of the Leisure Property Forum and his expertise in real estate is highlighted by Legal 500 and Chambers UK, the independent guides to the legal profession.

He joined Fladgate in 2012 after having been head of the real estate department at another firm.


Trained Nathan Silman, qualified 1988; made partner Fladgate 2012.


Current directorships: Leisure Property Forum.


King Edward VI Five Ways Grammar School, Birmingham; University of Manchester (LLB Law 1982-85).

London: Crime, fraud and licensing

Gaming and betting

Within: Gaming and betting

Fladgate LLP¬† is known for advising owner-managers of betting and gaming businesses on various corporate, financial and IT issues. Highlights included advising Saw Close Casino on the real estate aspects of its sale to Austrian based Century Casinos Europe, and advising Aspers UK Holdings Limited on a joint venture with Stride Gaming plc to set up Aspers Online Limited. Department head Grant Gordon¬† advises on key licensing and regulatory issues arising from the due diligence process, and the ‚Äėcommercial, proactive and pragmatic‚Äô Stephen Lewis¬† specialises in property acquisition and disposal work.

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London: Real estate

Commercial property

Within: Commercial property

Fladgate LLP‚Äôs multi-disciplinary real estate group operates across property, finance and corporate real estate mandates and performs each of these services to ‚Äėthe highest professional standards‚Äô. Headed by Richard Reuben, the department is especially active in the retail and leisure sectors and has a varied corporate tenant client base. Of note, Reuben assisted Turner Broadcasting System Europe with its pre-let of 98,000 ft in a new development at Old Street. Further, Gideon Dabby-Joory¬†advised Mindspace, a European co-working space provider, on all the property aspects of the opening its first facility in London, marking the client‚Äôs entry into the UK market. The team has acted for Odeon Cinemas for over a decade, and Mark Saunders¬†recently assisted the client with the opening of a 10-screen cinema in Bournemouth‚Äôs BH2 leisure complex. Additional retail and leisure sector clients include Monster Energy Europe, Paul Smith, Beaverbrooks the Jewellers and YO! Sushi. In the investment and development space, Matthew Williams¬†advised US-based Madison International Realty on the property aspects of its ¬£200m acquisition of a 50% stake in the Paternoster Square EC4 campus. Also recommended are Adrian Wallace, Amanda Hado-Bodfield¬†and Stephen Lewis.

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