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London: Real estate

Commercial property
Commercial property: development - ranked: tier 4

Maples Teesdale LLP

Commercial property: general - ranked: tier 4

Maples Teesdale LLP

Commercial property: hotels and leisure - ranked: tier 4

Maples Teesdale LLP

Commercial property: investment - ranked: tier 3

Maples Teesdale LLP

Commercial property: retail - ranked: tier 4

Maples Teesdale LLP

At real estate boutique Maples Teesdale LLP, the ‘experienced team has good bench strength for mid-ticket investment deals and property management’. In 2016 the practice leveraged off its strong institutional investor and investment company client base to advise on a number of shopping centre deals; Mark Bryan, Liam MacDonnell and managing partner Chris Wilkinson acted for Standard Life Investments on the £41m purchase of Regent Circus in Swindon; and Roger Thornton and the ‘very commercial and pragmaticKatherine Watts assisted Rockspring UK Value 2 with the £40m acquisition of Clayton Square Shopping Centre, Liverpool, from InfraRed Capital Partners. In other highlights, Wilkinson and the ‘technically ableNeil Sagoo continued to represent the US Embassy in the £350m sale of its building at Grosvenor Square to Qatari Diar, and the ‘tenacious and reliableDeclan Power acted for London & UK Property on the purchase of The Globeworks, Birmingham, and ensuing student accommodation development scheme. The team was also active in the hotel and leisure space, where Watts acted for Cineworld on two new cinema pre-lets in Warrington and Northamptonshire. Other key figures include the ‘bright and focusedMark Bryan, and ‘clear and concise communicatorAlison Ramsey.

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Construction: contentious and non-contentious
Construction: non-contentious - ranked: tier 5

Maples Teesdale LLP

At property boutique Maples Teesdale LLP, the ‘construction and commercial property departments work very well together to provide strong, clear advice’ to a range of property funds and developers. Practice head Sam Nichols focuses on non-contentious work and is advising TCCW Properties on the design and construction of a new high-rise building including 706 units of residential accommodation at Canary Wharf. In another highlight, Nichols and Leicester-based consultant Claire Egerton continued to act for Legal & General’s UK Property Income Fund 2 on the redevelopment of the Grafton Centre in Cambridge.

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Property finance
Property finance - ranked: tier 5

Maples Teesdale LLP

Real estate boutique Maples Teesdale LLP fields a very capable property finance team, led jointly by Ajoy Bose-Mallick and Chen Ikeogu. Acquisition finance, development finance and refinancings are the practice’s core strengths. Bose-Mallick advised Castleforge Real Estate Partners on the refinancing of a £30m commercial property near Canary Wharf; he also assisted City, University of London with obtaining a £20m facility from HSBC Bank, and acted for Lloyds Bank International on a loan to Real Assets (RA) Global Opportunity Fund 1 to refinance the debt incurred when the latter bought a building on Grosvenor Street, London.

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Property litigation
Property litigation - ranked: tier 3

Maples Teesdale LLP

Dellah Gilbert and Michael Kilner jointly lead the property litigation team at niche commercial property firm Maples Teesdale LLP, which is highly regarded for its expertise in dilapidation claims, rights to light issues, insolvency mandates, business tenancy renewals and rent reviews. Gilbert’s recent work includes advising Legal & General on the development of the Grafton Centre, including obtaining vacant possession of units in the centre, and handling a lease forfeiture for Rockspring UK Value 2 Manchester (Jersey). Kilner recently acted for Rockspring in a dilapidations claim against Acxiom arising from its former lease of a Sunderland-based warehouse, and is representing the United States of America in various issues relating to the relocation of its Grosvenor Square Embassy to Nine Elms. Standard Life and Royal & Sun Alliance are also clients.

Leading individuals

Dellah Gilbert - Maples Teesdale LLP

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