Andy Bruce > Linklaters LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Linklaters LLP
ONE SILK STREET
LONDON
EC2Y 8HQ
England

Work Department

Real estate.

Position

Andy leads the firm’s Global Real Estate practice. He has extensive experience in the acquisition, financing, development, letting and disposal of all types of commercial real estate both in the UK and Continental Europe.

Work highlights

Ranked in the Hall of Fame for Real Estate in Legal 500, Andy has led on many major real estate transactions. Highlights include advising:

Development transactions:

  • Lendlease on:
    • its joint venture with Starwood Capital to acquire the £3.5bn Silvertown Quays, London urban renewal project;
    • the £1.9bn Birmingham Smithfield City Centre development covering 17 hectares; and
    • the £2bn ongoing redevelopment of Elephant & Castle, London, comprising 300,000 sqm of new build and mixed use development.
  • Shuaa Group on several projects including its £370m acquisition and subsequent development of New Scotland Yard, London.

Investment deals:

  • Ho Bee Land on their £718m acquisition of The Scalpel landmark office building in the City of London.
  • A major pan-European core fund as it expands across Europe.
  • a consortium member on its investment in a €6.4 billion global portfolio of approximately 900 hotels.

Lettings:

  • Glencore on the pre-let of their HQ premises in Hanover Square.

Sale and leasebacks:

  • several clients on sale and leaseback transactions (including leasehold liability transfers and virtual assignments), including a major financial institution on a large multi-jurisdictional structured sale and leaseback.

Career

Partner since 2005, Global Head of Real Estate since January 2017

Memberships

Andy is a Trustee and Chair of Barts Charity, a fantastic charity whose vision is to achieve life-changing improvements to health for the people of East London.

Education

Reading University (LLB (Hons) First Class).

Lawyer Rankings

London > Real estate > Commercial property: investment

(Hall of Fame)

Andy BruceLinklaters LLP

The top-class team’ at Linklaters LLP advises its roster of clients, including domestic and international developers and investors, on big-ticket transactions, including M&A and distressed real estate mandates, as well as high-value regeneration and development projects. Praised as a ‘a steady and knowledgeable guiding force’, global practice head Andy Bruce leads the London-based real estate team and handles acquisition, disposal and financing matters, while senior partner Martin Elliott is the practice’s key contact for development projects. Senior partner Patrick Plant has considerable experience advising investors, developers, lenders and tenants on the full gamut of real estate property mandates in the UK, and Tom Watkins focuses on real estate M&A transactions.

London > Real estate > Commercial property: development

(Leading individuals)

Andy BruceLinklaters LLP

The top-class team’ at Linklaters LLP advises its roster of clients, including domestic and international developers and investors, on big-ticket transactions, including M&A and distressed real estate mandates, as well as high-value regeneration and development projects. Praised as a ‘a steady and knowledgeable guiding force’, global practice head Andy Bruce leads the London-based real estate team and handles acquisition, disposal and financing matters, while senior partner Martin Elliott is the practice’s key contact for development projects. Senior partner Patrick Plant has considerable experience advising investors, developers, lenders and tenants on the full gamut of real estate property mandates in the UK, and Tom Watkins focuses on real estate M&A transactions.

London > Real estate > Commercial property: corporate occupiers

The top-class team’ at Linklaters LLP advises its roster of clients, including domestic and international developers and investors, on big-ticket transactions, including M&A and distressed real estate mandates, as well as high-value regeneration and development projects. Praised as a ‘a steady and knowledgeable guiding force’, global practice head Andy Bruce leads the London-based real estate team and handles acquisition, disposal and financing matters, while senior partner Martin Elliott is the practice’s key contact for development projects. Senior partner Patrick Plant has considerable experience advising investors, developers, lenders and tenants on the full gamut of real estate property mandates in the UK, and Tom Watkins focuses on real estate M&A transactions.