Clive Pearce > Freeths LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Freeths LLP

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Clive has more than ten years experience in commercial and mixed use real estate. He deals with a range of commercial real estate work, with an emphasis on complex development projects, real estate finance and regeneration acting for developers, occupiers and funds.

Clive is the lead real estate lawyer for the London Borough of Newham. He has recently advised the Borough on the disposal of its shared interest in the Crystal building and acquisition of an adjoining development site from the GLA. This had a deal value in excess of £29 million.

In addition he has, in the last year, acted for Guildford Borough Council on its £22.65 million acquisition of a fully tenanted office building known as Wey House in Guildford. Clive also led the real estate aspects of a £20 million debt refinancing of a large industrial portfolio for GAM International Management Limited and Zurich Assurance Limited.

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London > Public sector > Local government

The local government team at Freeths LLP provides strategic advice to councils on regulatory matters, property issues, and city centre redevelopments. Practice head Nathan Holden is a key resource for property projects while Stephen Pearson deals primarily with outsourcing arrangements.  Ian Rowson and Clive Pearce focus on development and urban regeneration projects. Planning partner Robert Bruce deals with compulsory purchase and compensation matters, while managing associate Jennifer Roe advises on planning appeals. The firm expanded its practice with the addition of partners Duncan Tringham and Dan Cuthbert in 2020 from  Foot Anstey and Burges Salmon LLP, respectively.