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Claire Watson

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Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner HRO

Work Department

Property finance.

Position

Partner who specialises in real estate finance and acts for banks and borrowers across the credit spectrum including senior debt, mezzanine debt, investment and development finance, restructuring of real estate finance transactions and distressed debt transactions in the real estate sector. She has extensive experience of domestic and international transactions, acting for inward and outward investors and lenders. Claire also has broad experience of investment grade lending, acquisition finance and structured finance.

Career

Trainee solicitor Linklaters 1990-92; solicitor Linklaters 1992-98; partner Linklaters 1998-2012; partner Berwin Leighton Paisner 2012 to date.

Education

Brentside High School, University of Warwick (1988 LLB Hons Law).


London: Real estate

Property finance

Within: Leading individuals

Claire Watson - Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Within: Property finance

The 'experienced, commercial' team at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP had an active year, handling two of the most high-profile real estate finance transactions of 2017: Claire Watson advised CC Land on the £622m financing of its acquisition of the 'Cheesegrater' building at 122 Leadenhall Street, and department head Naveen Vijh assisted Blackstone Real Estate Debt Strategies with providing a £323m loan to refinance existing debt, facilitate a corporate reorganisation and develop St Giles Circus, a mixed-use project in the West End. The practice has a strong client base on the lender and sponsor sides, covering clearing banks, major investment banks, insurers, US financial institutions and funds; new clients include Wells Fargo Bank, HSBC Investment Bank and Blackstone. Other noted members of the team are Daniyal Ansari, who is 'very hand-on and leads transactions well', Steve Clark, Gordon McMillan, who was promoted to partner in April 2018, and senior associate Payam Yoseflavi.

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