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Tel:
Work 020 7628 2000
Fax:
Fax 020 7628 2100
Email:
Web:
www.foxwilliams.com

Simon Smith

Tel:
Work 020 7614 2513
Email:
Fox Williams LLP

Work Department

Real estate.

Position

Acting for substantial owners on asset and portfolio management. Acting for various investors on acquisitions and disposals of over £100m-worth of property. Advising corporate occupiers, particularly in the insurance and retail industries.

Career

Trained Robert Gore and Company; qualified 1980; assistant solicitor Clifford Turner 1980-86; partner Hopkins & Wood 1986-1996; partner Hobson Audley 1996-2003; partner Faegre & Benson LLP 2003-08; partner Fox Williams 2008.

Languages

French.

Member

Law Society; City of London Law Society.

Education

Lancing College; University of Warwick (BA History/Politics).


London: Real estate

Commercial property

Within: Commercial property

A firm that ‘definitely puts its clients first’, Fox Williams LLP provides ‘timely and commercial advice’ and ‘punches well above its weight’ in hotel and hospitality sector property transactions. Department head Phillip Hope, who has ‘a wealth of real estate experience’, recently advised a hotel operator on the funding and management agreements for the redevelopment and operation of a hotel in Spain; Hope also advised a separate major European hotel operator on the purchase of a long leasehold building at a significant London redevelopment site for the creation of a new hotel. Elizabeth Ruff assisted Castlechain with the sale of a London restaurant as part of a asset realisation project. Letting highlights have included Ruff assisting Glendower Capital with the lease of its new London premises, and Simon Smith advising FM Insurance Company on a high-value 10-year lease agreement. Rebecca Evans was promoted to senior associate, but James Young left for an in-house position.

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