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Samant Narula

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Real estate.


Partner experienced in a broad range of corporate real estate matters with a particular emphasis on investment work for institutions, pension funds, property companies, opportunistic funds, overseas investors and HNWIs. Over the past two years has advised on over £3bn worth of deals, leading multi-disciplinary teams on complex high-value transactions. Deals with all asset classes, and advises clients on the use of a variety of corporate structures and the sale and purchasing of different types of corporate entities. Provides advice to clients on joint venture arrangements, and recently advised Hermes Real Estate on its JV arrangements with CPP at Paradise Circus Birmingham and Wellington Place Leeds. He also advised APG and CPP on a new UK logistic fund with Goodman. He has recently advised overseas clients on the purchase of debt positions. He is experienced working at all levels of the capital stack. Acts for a number of lenders (senior and mezzanine) and has advised on both investment and development finance. Also advises investors and lenders on the purchase of non-performing loan portfolios, and on the purchase of tranches of debt.


Berwin Leighton (now Berwin Leighton Paisner); qualified 1984; partner 1990.


Association of Real Estate Funds


King Edward VI Aston Grammar School; Warwick University (1997 Law 2(1)).


Cricket, football, tennis.

London: Real estate

Commercial property

Within: Commercial property

The team at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP ‘can service all levels of investment and development work’ and ‘understands the importance of every deal, no matter how small’. That said, the team is often involved in some of the market’s largest transactions and development projects. Indeed, department head Chris de Pury  advised Hong Kong-listed CC Land Holdings on its £1.2bn acquisition of the Jersey company owning The Cheesegrater at 122 Leadenhall Street. Similarly, Robert MacGregor assisted Canary Wharf Group and Landsec Group on the £1.3bn sale of their joint interest in London’s Walkie-Talkie building to Hong Kong-based LKK Health Products Group. MacGregor is also advising Quintain subsidiary Tipi on the regeneration of a large estate at Wembley Park, which is among the UK’s largest build-to-rent developments. Also in the residential space, Andrew Yates and Tessa Kimber are acting for London Legacy Development Corporation in connection with two PRS-led developments at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Further, consultant Simon Allen is advising Great Western Developments on a major development scheme surrounding Paddington station. The team, which includes Laura Wild, also has experience in the hotel sector, and assisted Crosstree with the acquisition and financing of the Hotel RE Shoreditch, which included a management agreement with Mama Shelter, a Paris-based boutique brand making its first venture into the UK market. Samant Narula, who is ‘a great deal guy’, is instructed by clients including Hermes Investment Management, and Claire Milton is highly recommended. Verity Waington and Anna Robbins joined the team from Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP, but hotel specialist Karen Friebe left for Bird & Bird LLP and Anthea Bamford joined Weil, Gotshal & Manges (London) LLP. Alan Twine and Emma La Wita made partner in 2018.

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