Alan Karsberg > Fladgate LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Fladgate LLP
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Real Estate.


 I am a specialist in investment, corporate occupier and landlord and tenant real estate work.

I qualified in 1996 and have worked at Berwin Leighton (now BCLP), subsequently becoming a partner in 2007 at Olswang and then CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang. From 2000 to 2004, I was a lawyer at a US investment bank. I joined Fladgate in November 2018.

I specialises in commercial real estate, advising investors and corporate occupiers. I have particular experience and expertise in investment work (especially complex portfolio transactions, sales and leasebacks, and complex pre-lettings), and landlord and tenant work (acting for both landlords and major corporate occupiers).

I thrive on strong personal relationships with my clients, and seek to work with them in a way that suits them individually. I have enjoyed working with most of them for many years. I use my experience as a client from when I worked at a US bank as a constant reminder to see my work and approach transactions through a client’s eyes.

I enjoy the contrast and need to adapt between the often purely commercial approach of investor clients and the often highly bespoke and personal practical requirements of a corporate occupier.


Trained at Reynolds Porter Chamberlain, qualified 1996.
Berwin Leighton (now BCLP) 1996-1999.
Olswang 1999-2000.
Real estate Lawyer, Merrill Lynch Europe PLC 2000-2004.
Olswang 2004-2017 (partner from 2007).
CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang May 2017- November 2018.
Joined Fladgate as a partner in November 2018


English and basic French


Law Society.


City of London School.
Kings College London (LLB Hons), 1989-1992.
Nottingham Law School (LPC), 1993-1994.