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BDB Pitmans

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Cambridge, London, Reading, Southampton

East Anglia: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Cambridge
Corporate and commercial: Cambridge - ranked: tier 3

Bircham Dyson Bell

Bircham Dyson Bell¬†opened its Cambridge office in 2017¬†and firm has quickly grown its corporate and commercial team with the hire of the ‚Äėclient-focused and extremely¬†knowledgeable'¬†James Stephen¬†from¬†Penningtons Manches LLP,¬†who is ‚Äėmature, wise and unflappable‚Äė, and¬†Duncan Walker¬†from¬†Greenwoods GRM. Clients report ‚Äėexceptional service, super knowledge, great response times and a willingness to go above and beyond for the client‚Äė. The lawyers are ‚Äėthoroughly professional without being the least stuffy, they give good advice and direction and are highly¬†responsive'. Stephen¬†specialises in domestic and cross-border M&A, joint ventures, fundraisings and corporate reorganisations, as well as shareholders‚Äô and LLP agreements. Walker handles¬†corporate finance and commercial contracts, most notably in the¬†technology sector. The firm's highlights include advising Owlstone Medical Limited on a multimillion-pound investment by Aviva.

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Duncan Walker - Bircham Dyson Bell

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East Anglia: Real estate

Commercial property: Cambridge
Commercial property: Cambridge - ranked: tier 3

Bircham Dyson Bell

At¬†Bircham Dyson Bell¬†‚Äėthe service level is high ‚Äď very responsive, creative and commercial‚Äė.¬†Simon Burson¬†leads the practice having joined from¬†King & Wood Mallesons¬†in early 2017; he¬†specialises in commercial real estate with a particular emphasis on institutional clients and occupiers, and also leads the¬†asset management team, which acts for clients that have¬†in excess of 200 units under management in offices, retail and industrial. Burson assisted¬†Eskmuir Securities Limited with the ¬£7.1m purchase of an office building in St. Albans at auction. The matter involved¬†pre-auction due diligence and preparation, post-auction certificate of title and completion and post-completion arrangements. He also handled the multimillion-pound purchase of seven properties for Cording Real Estate Group¬†including industrial, retail and hotel assets. Senior associate¬† Katy Klingopulos¬†also handles¬†commercial real estate and real estate development, acting for property developers, investors, landowners and high-net-worth individuals.

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