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4TH FLOOR, WALKER HOUSE, EXCHANGE FLAGS, L2 3YL, ENGLAND
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Work 02073 490 296
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Fax 0151 236 9208
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14103 LIVERPOOL
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Philip Rooney

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Work +44 (0)151 237 4730
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DLA Piper LLP (US)

Work Department

Real estate.

Position

Philip is a partner in the real estate group with over 35 years' experience on direct and indirect investment in commercial real estate and on developing, funding, managing and exploiting their property assets. Those clients have included significant investors, public authorities and major space occupiers across the UK. His clients include Universities Superannuation Scheme Limited (USS) and Picton Group for both of whom he has carried out a wide range of investment transactions including recently the acquisition of the Tyne Bridge Hilton for USS and the acquisition of Parkbury, Radlett for Picton.

Career

Trained Alsop Stevens Batesons & Co (now DLA Piper). Qualified 1980, partner 1984. Group Head, Real Estate - DLA Piper (1998 to 2004); Office Managing Partner, Liverpool - DLA Piper (2004 to 2013). Current directoriships: Liverpool Law Society (Hon. Treasurer).

Member

Law Society.

Education

St Francis Xavier's College, Liverpool; Worcester College, Oxford (1977 BA Oxon Jurisprudence).


North West: Real estate

Commercial property: Liverpool

Within: Leading individuals

Philip Rooney - DLA Piper UK LLP

Within: Commercial property: Liverpool

DLA Piper UK LLP provides an 'excellent all round service'. The team advises on local, regional and national real estate projects, and is best known for its investment experience where it is regularly instructed by blue-chip clients. Development work is also a strong area for the team which has experience in significant regeneration projects. Philip Rooney has a 'wealth of experience'; Richard Thompson is a key contact for investment work, as is Alison Mills. Legal directors Richard Ascroft and Hannah Cheminais, who handles major development projects, are also key figures. North West real estate department head Mark Beardwood heads the Liverpool-based team.

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