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When it comes to getting complex real estate deals closed, clients look to Nick. His clients rely on his team player approach and ability to translate legal documents into straightforward commercial arrangements focused on goals not legal niceties.

Nick brings a wealth of knowledge in investment, disposal, development, letting and joint venture transactions. Whether the property is a major mixed use development (or redevelopment), offices, retail, offshore energy asset, in the private rented sector or otherwise Nick is able to deliver commercially focused strategic advice.

Nick has first rate knowledge and experience from across the sector. He works with a stellar collection of clients - from international institutional investors and banks to major property developers and listed companies.

London: Projects, energy and natural resources

Power (including electricity and renewables)

Within: Power (including electricity and renewables)

The power offering at Hogan Lovells International LLP covers energy generation, regulation, storage, infrastructure and supply on behalf of regulated entities, utility suppliers, distributors and lenders across the full spectrum of sectors. The recently promoted partner Alex Harrison , Nicholas Roberts and Ben Higson were recently appointed as sole legal counsel to the Crown Estate with regards to its wind, tidal and gas storage portfolios, and Philip Robb recently advised John Laing on all aspects of its new £137m bank facilities for the financing of acquisitions of new renewable assets. Also notable is Adrian Walker 's work for a global engineering company with regards to the development of a new nuclear asset, and a global partnership arrangement with an oil and gas major negotiated by Richard Tyler for a solar asset manufacturer. On the contentious front, Roberta Downey is representing the main contractor of a major offshore wind farm in a number of disputes and arbitration proceedings against a range of parties including an international subcontractor and the project owner. The team was recently strengthened by the arrival of Arun Velusami from Norton Rose Fulbright and Sarah Shaw from Allen & Overy LLP .

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London: Real estate

Commercial property

Within: Commercial property

Leveraging ‚Äėdecades of engagement with the real estate sector‚Äô, Hogan Lovells International LLP¬†has the ‚Äėknowledge, business acumen and strength in depth‚Äô to deliver ‚Äėsophisticated projects‚Äô. The team has particular expertise in the public sector and is instructed by major landowners such as British Land and The Crown Estate. In one stand-out matter, Victoria Sutcliffe¬†assisted British Land with the pre-let of a Regent‚Äôs Street premises to Dentsu Aegis Network, which was among the largest West End pre-lets in two decades. Additionally, the ‚Äėpersonable and pragmatic‚Äô Dion Panambalana¬†is acting for Calthorpe Estates in relation to a ¬£300m urban regeneration project in Birmingham. Also in the development space, Gill McGreevy¬†is advising the King‚Äôs Cross Central partnership on the ¬£2bn redevelopment of King‚Äôs Cross, and Daniel Norris¬†is acting for AFC Wimbledon in relation to the development of its new stadium in London Borough of Merton. Nicholas Roberts¬†has assisted various clients with HQ relocations to large-scale regeneration sites in Central London and the West End. Investment highlights included Norris assisting The Prudential Assurance Company with the ¬£300m+ sale of a South Bank property to Deutsche Asset Management, and global real estate head Jackie Newstead¬†advising William Pears Group on a portfolio acquisition of five conference centre hotels from Principal Hailey. Oliver Chamberlain¬†leads the luxury and fashion brands real estate subgroup, which advises clients such as Russell & Bromley. Also recommended are corporate real estate specialist Sian Owles, John Condliffe¬†and counsel Christopher Somorjay, who is instructed by a number of institutional investors.

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