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Tel:
Work 020 7600 3800
Fax:
Fax 020 3465 4400
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138754 CHEAPSIDE
Email:
Web:
www.maplesteesdale.co.uk

Martin Smith

Tel:
Work 020 3465 4326
Email:
Web:
www.maplesteesdale.co.uk/
Maples Teesdale LLP

Work Department

Commercial Property

Position

Partner specialising in commercial and residential  property development and strategic land projects, acting for both landowners and developers/promoters on promotion and option agreements, land assembly, joint ventures and collaborations, and residential commercial and transport/logistics development.  Recent projects include advising on garden village and large scale development sites in Cambridgeshire, Essex and Oxfordshire.  Clients include developers, national promoters, port operators, logistics companies, estates and HNWI and UHNWI

Career

Trained Gouldens (now Jones Day); qualified 1992
Assistant solicitor Cameron Mckenna CMS
Partner Wildes 1998 – 2002
Partner and head of property Finers Stephens Innocent 2002 - 2011
Partner Hewitsons 2011 – 2017
Partner Maples Teesdale 2017

Member

Law Society of England and Wales

Education

Royal Grammar School, Newcastle upon Tyne
University of Oxford (BA Hons)
Guildford College of Law


London: Real estate

Commercial property

Within: Commercial property

A one-stop-shop for commercial property work’, Maples Teesdale LLP ‘is a strong competitor in mid-tier transactions’ and stands out for its ‘commercial and economical asset management service’ and for its ‘exceptional land acquisition work’. In one high-profile mandate, Chris Wilkinson and Neil Sagoo are advising the Government of the United States of America on the sale of its embassy building at Grosvenor Square and the relocation to its new site in South London. In the alternatives space, newly promoted partner Anastasia Klein assisted Mace with the acquisition of a site for a student accommodation and PRS development. The team also acted for London & UK Property in relation to the sale and leaseback of a student accommodation development site in Birmingham. Letting highlights have included Roger Thornton acting for FremantleMedia in relation to the lease of its London HQ at Tottenham Court Road, and Declan Power assisting Capula Investment Management with the move of its London HQ to a newly opened premises in Mayfair. Power has also handled a number of deals involving shopping centre assets, which included advising Legal & General Assurance on a redevelopment project at the Dolphin Shopping Centre in Poole. Martin Smith joined the team from Hewitsons.

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