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Martin Elliott

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Real estate.


Martin is a senior real estate partner who advises on commercial property work of all types He has particular knowledge of development-related work for both developers and investors, including transactions involving the development and acquisition of designer outlet centres.

Martin also has considerable experience of real estate transactions involving shopping centre and retail, office and mixed use development. Additionally, Martin advises on corporate transactions involving real estate assets, together with corporate flotations, acquisitions, disposals and joint ventures.

Work Highlights:

Martin has led on many of the market’s major commercial real estate deals. Highlights include advising:

  • Lend Lease on the £696m sale of its 30% interest in the Bluewater Shopping Centre to Land Securities
  • Lend Lease on the sale of its interest in the Chapelfield Shopping Centre in Norwich to Capital Shopping Centres for £260m
  • The Leadenhall Building EC3 (The “Cheesegrater”) - development and key letting of major parts of the building development and letting of premises 1- 8 Merry Hill and sale, in Brierley Hill near Dudley, West Midlands
  • Printworks Manchester – development, letting and sale of innovative City Centre leisure development


Articled clerk Linklaters 1977-79; assistant solicitor 1979-85; partner 1985.


Land Law committee of the City of London Law Society


Oxford University (1976 BA Law).

London: Real estate

Commercial property

Within: Commercial property

Linklaters LLP is ‘capable of fielding top-notch talent in every discipline affecting a real estate deal, in a way that can only be achieved with the depth of a true specialist firm. Global real estate head Andy Bruce has ‘the unique ability to put his seniority at the service of a deal’; ‘what clients get with him is impressive commercial sensibility wrapped inside a very able lawyer’. Bruce and Simon Price advised the Saudi Arabian sovereign wealth fund on its role in the concerted purchase of a stake in Accor’s €4.4bn hotel property business. Price has particular experience in the hotel and leisure sector and assisted Mandarin Oriental Hotels with the management agreements of a new boutique hotel and branded residences in West London. Further, the group assisted a multinational joint venture with its acquisition of a portfolio of large retail property assets spread across three European jurisdictions. In the development space, the team is advising Lendlease on the £2bn Elephant and Castle regeneration project. Additionally, Martin Elliott is acting for the Barratt Group in relation to a mixed-use development in Hounslow comprising over 500 new homes and an extensive leisure and retail complex. Patrick Plant advised Deutsche Bank on the pre-let of its new London HQ, and has acted for a global fintech company on the development of its European HQ. Tom Watkins exhibits ‘excellent business acumen’ and managing associate Siobhan Burton is ‘whip-smart’ and ‘knows how to manage a large team’. Richardson Capital and Triuva are among the department’s key clients.

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