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Simon Price

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Real estate.


Simon is a highly experienced real estate lawyer with versatile expertise in corporate real estate transactions, including joint ventures and acquisitions and disposals of real estate assets and holding structures. He advises developers and investors on the full scope of contractual arrangements, including leases, management and development agreements. He has specialist knowledge concerning development projects, the financing of investments and dealing with insolvent or distressed assets and structures.

Simon also has particular experience in the hotel sector, acting for investors, developers and funders on hotel and branded residences transactions throughout the UK, Europe and the Middle East and on the negotiation of operator agreements.

Work highlights:

Simon has advised on a wide range of high-profile real estate deals. These include advising:

  • TIAA on the establishment of a three-way joint venture with the Swedish national pension funds, Forsta AP-Fonden and Andra AP-Fonden, to create a £3bn office fund with assets in the UK, France and Germany and on the acquisition of 60 Great Portland Street, London W1
  • a North American pension fund on its formation of a £1bn joint venture with Aviva Life over a portfolio of real estate assets in central London
  • Brookfield on the disposal of a 50% interest in the Principal Place London office development project to the Italian asset management company Antirion SGR, based on an asset value of £763m
  • Meyer Bergman, a real estate investment management firm, on the acquisition of a portfolio of 14 residential development sites from Tesco for £250m and ongoing development advice
  • a Middle Eastern investor on the acquisition of a five-star London hotel for £280m
  • TIAA on the acquisition of the Lakeside Extra Retail Park and Tunnel Retail Park from Hammerson for £93m
  • Brait, the South African private equity group, on the acquisitions of New Look Retail and Virgin Active gyms


Partner, Linklaters, 2015 to date


Simon is a trustee of the Herne Hill Velodrome Trust, which is responsible for maintaining and operating Herne Hill Velodrome in South London.  First constructed in 1891, it is the last remaining finals venue from the 1948 London Olympic Games.


Simon studied classics at St John’s College, University of Cambridge.

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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