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Stephen Malley

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DLA Piper LLP (US)

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Real estate; construction.


Stephen is the UK Head of Construction, and advises clients in relation to procurement, construction and development work, both in the UK and internationally. He has experience in a range of sectors, including commercial, residential, hotels, leisure, and life sciences. Stephen has particular experience in development finance and was the sole lawyer on the drafting committee for the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors’ Project Monitoring guidance note. Stephen’s experience includes: advising the Francis Crick Institute on procurement, construction contracts and OJEU procedures for their £600m R&D facilities at St Pancras; advising RBS Hotel Developments on their £350m redevelopment of 11 UK hotels, including the Grosvenor House, Waldorf & Cumberland hotels; and advising Hadley Mace on their £225m Greenwich Square regeneration scheme, the largest public land initiative to be delivered in London.


Trained Berwin Leighton Paisner; qualified 2003; partner DLA Piper 2014. Publications of note: ‘Insurance for the Construction Industry’, Oxford University Press.




Law Society; Society of Construction Law; Monopoly Network (founder and director).


University College London (1997 BA Hons); College of Law (1998 PgDL; 1999 Legal Practice Course); solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales.

London: Real estate


Within: Construction

Mark Hilton¬†heads the contentious team at DLA Piper, which has 'excellent knowledge of all aspects of construction disputes across the UK and elsewhere.‚Äô Hilton and Edward Shaw, who was made up in May 2017, are recommended as ‚Äėstandout partners in London, and particularly easy to work with under pressure.‚Äô The team is acting in a $45m dispute for Samsung Engineering Trinidad Co Ltd against Petrotrin, in an international arbitration concerning the design and construction of a continuous catalyst regenerator platformer complex. Other contentious clients include Samsung Engineering Co Ltd, Samsung Heavy Industries, and Sinopec Engineering (Group) Co. Ltd. Stephen Malley¬†heads the transactional team, principally advising developers and other purchaser clients on property development, head office projects or R&D facilities. Recent highlights include advising Quintain on the ¬£2.5bn Wembley Park project; the team‚Äôs appointment as Merlin Entertainments sole legal provider for construction work in the UK and globally; and advising a ¬£200m City of London office redevelopment for LaSalle.

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