Patrick Plant > Linklaters LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Linklaters LLP
ONE SILK STREET
LONDON
EC2Y 8HQ
England

Work Department

Real estate.

Position

As a senior partner in the firm’s Real Estate Department, Patrick has considerable experience in real estate transactions, advising investors, developers, lenders and tenants on all aspects of commercial real estate in the UK.

Patrick has advised on numerous international real estate projects on behalf of listed real estate companies, sovereign wealth funds and investment banks in Asia, the Middle East and Continental Europe.

Patrick also has specialist expertise in hotel and leisure properties, including management and franchise agreements.

Patrick was seconded to the firm’s Hong Kong and Frankfurt offices, and has worked in Australia as a corporate lawyer for a major Australian law firm.

Work highlights

  • Throughout his career, Patrick has led on many of the market’s major commercial real estate transactions. Highlights include advising:
  • a major US corporate on the acquisition and the development of an iconic new European HQ in London
  • Ramsbury on the acquisition of the Debenhams store, Oxford Street, and the former Dickins & Jones building on Regent Street, London
  • a major European bank on the development of its new London HQ
  • a major US investment bank on the development of its new European HQ
  • InterContinental Hotel Group (IHG) on the sale and manage back of a portfolio of Holiday Inn hotels in the UK, the market’s first major sale and manage back transaction
  • HSBC on its sale and leaseback at Canary Wharf
  • the Safra family on its acquisition of Plantation Place, London
  • Allied London on the development, leasing and subsequent investment sales at Spinningfields, Manchester
  • Linklaters on its own UK and global premises strategy

Career

Assistant solicitor Linklaters 1986-89; Mallesons Stephen Jaques, Sydney 1989-90; Linklaters 1990-94; partner 1994-2003; partner and global head of real estate, London 2003-11.

Memberships

Patrick is a Board Member of the British Library, a Council Member of the Royal College of Art, Trustee of the Royal Society for Blind Children and an Honorary Lecturer in Law at the University of Manchester.

Education

Manchester University (1983 LLB Hons); College of Law, Chester (1984 Law Society Part 2 Examinations).

Lawyer Rankings

London > Real estate > Commercial property: investment

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)

Patrick PlantLinklaters 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

(Leading individuals)

Patrick PlantLinklaters 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.