Robert Porter > Macfarlanes LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Macfarlanes LLP

Work Department

Real Estate


Robert leads the firm’s private equity real estate (PERE) work, and has more than 30 years of experience in the real estate sector.

He has particular experience advising private equity real estate firms, sovereign funds, public and private real estate investment trusts (REITs) and financial institutions on UK and European joint ventures, real estate M&A, equity financings, real estate funds, sale and leasebacks and other structured transactions.


Qualified 1984

Lawyer Rankings

London > Investment fund formation and management > Real estate funds

Macfarlanes LLP‘s private equity real estate team is co-headed by Robert Porter and investment management lead Alex Amos. The team’s recent workload has consisted in large part of property income focused structures. The team assists its high-profile clients on high-value onshore and offshore, closed and open-ended funds, on various aspects, including their formation, acquisition, management and disposal. Further, the team assists clients in navigating increasingly prominent sustainability-focused ESG principles, creating new or adapting existing funds to meet them. Nicole Mitchell is a key member of the team, developing a particular specialism in real estate funds.