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Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

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Fiona Edmond

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Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

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Real estate and construction; construction, engineering and projects.


Fiona regularly advises commercial developers on a wide range of construction projects and property transactions, including office and mixed-use developments, whether as new builds or refurbishments. She also acts for hotel developers in respect of their asset maintenance and development. Fiona regularly advises parties on both sides of complex acquisitions and lettings – whether as landlord, tenant, purchaser or vendor. Fiona is familiar with all standard forms and methods of procurement, including the use of JCT, NEC and FIDC, and works on bespoke contracts. Experience: advising Derwent London plc on many of its central London developments, including the refurbishment of a 1.4 acre site on Charlotte Street comprising new build and refurbishment providing 335,000 sq ft of offices and 50,000 sq ft of residential units and Derwent’s office-led regeneration scheme at City Road, which has been identified as the centre of a government initiative to attract new technologies to London, dubbed ‘Silicon Roundabout’; advising the landlord in respect of the head office move of a high-profile advertising agency into two of the landlord’s new schemes, with a combined annual rent of £7.8m; advising an exclusive hotel chain on the refurbishment of its leading hotel in Central Europe, as well as the construction of its new London hotel and the refurbishments of ballrooms and suites at its other high-profile London hotel; advising the developer on the regeneration of Regent Quarter, Block D, including new build and refurbishment, and subsequently in respect of an 80,000 sq ft single letting of Regent Quarter, Block D.

London: Real estate

Contruction: non-contentious

Within: Contruction: non-contentious

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP's non-contentious team acts for contractors, developers and user occupiers on residential developments and mixed use developments and energy work. The team is led by Steven Carey who recently advised Permasteelisa on several developments such as Shard Place and Bankside Yards. Fiona Edmond is also a notable name within the team, and has been advising Derwent London on recent developments including Soho Place and the Brunel Building. Edmond has advised commercial developers on office and mixed use developments, hotels and data centres. Duncan Salmon is noted for his work in the regeneration and development sectors, while newly promoted partner James Worthington is also recommended.

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