Clare Breeze > Macfarlanes LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Macfarlanes LLP
20 CURSITOR STREET
LONDON
EC4A 1LT
England

Work Department

Real Estate

Position

Clare is a partner and head of the real estate group.

Clare regularly advises investors, developers, private clients, family offices and funders on a wide variety of both domestic (UK) and cross-border commercial and residential real estate transactions with an emphasis on investment, development, leasing, joint ventures and real estate finance.

Her sector experience includes prime residential, build-to-rent (BTR) and private rented sector (PRS), student accommodation, offices, retail, industrial, hospitality and leisure.

Clare also heads up the Private Client Property team.

Career

Qualified 1999; partner Shearman & Sterling LLP 2009; partner Macfarlanes 2013

Lawyer Rankings

London > Real estate > Commercial property: investment

Macfarlanes LLP acts for clients across the logistics and life sciences sectors on redevelopment and urban regeneration projects, and has demonstrable experience in cross-border commercial and residential property transactions, including mandates pertaining to build-to-rent, private rented sector and student accommodation. ‘First-class practitionerAnthony Burnett-Scott, who advises on mixed-use developments, jointly leads the real estate practice alongside ‘affable partnerClare Breeze, who acts for international investors in commercial property and financing matters, as well as joint ventures. In the corporate occupier space, the practice acts for professional services, retail and media occupiers on relocation projects, acquisition of new premises, disposal of excess space and management of existing premises. Well-placed to advise on the real estate aspects of high-value corporate transactions, the team’s workload relating to private equity real estate continues to grow.

London > Real estate > Commercial property: development

Macfarlanes LLP acts for clients across the logistics and life sciences sectors on redevelopment and urban regeneration projects, and has demonstrable experience in cross-border commercial and residential property transactions, including mandates pertaining to build-to-rent, private rented sector and student accommodation. ‘First-class practitionerAnthony Burnett-Scott, who advises on mixed-use developments, jointly leads the real estate practice alongside ‘affable partnerClare Breeze, who acts for international investors in commercial property and financing matters, as well as joint ventures. In the corporate occupier space, the practice acts for professional services, retail and media occupiers on relocation projects, acquisition of new premises, disposal of excess space and management of existing premises. Well-placed to advise on the real estate aspects of high-value corporate transactions, the team’s workload relating to private equity real estate continues to grow.

London > Real estate > Commercial property: corporate occupiers

Macfarlanes LLP acts for clients across the logistics and life sciences sectors on redevelopment and urban regeneration projects, and has demonstrable experience in cross-border commercial and residential property transactions, including mandates pertaining to build-to-rent, private rented sector and student accommodation. ‘First-class practitionerAnthony Burnett-Scott, who advises on mixed-use developments, jointly leads the real estate practice alongside ‘affable partnerClare Breeze, who acts for international investors in commercial property and financing matters, as well as joint ventures. In the corporate occupier space, the practice acts for professional services, retail and media occupiers on relocation projects, acquisition of new premises, disposal of excess space and management of existing premises. Well-placed to advise on the real estate aspects of high-value corporate transactions, the team’s workload relating to private equity real estate continues to grow.

London > Real estate > Property finance

Macfarlanes LLP‘s real estate finance team is led by the ‘brilliant lawyer‘ Colin Morgan, who advises senior and mezzanine lenders, borrowers and developers on property investment and development, as does Laura Bretherton. The group is adept at handling high-value and complex transactions and LIBOR transitions for lenders and borrowers, often involving the private rented sect, build-to-rent and hotels. Sustainable lending is also an increasing focus of the group. Christine Dowdall, Clare Breeze and Jatinder Bains are also key team members.

London > Real estate > Residential property

Under the leadership of Clare Breeze  the team at Macfarlanes LLP  is well-placed to advise private clients in connection with all their property needs ranging from the sale, purchase and refurbishment of prime central London houses to the forward purchase of bespoke luxury houses. Other core areas of expertise include advising on all issues relating to the enlargement and restoration of prestigious country estates. Senior associate Helen Simmons and associate Penny Cox are also recommended. Senior counsel Helen Sculthorpe joined the practice from Farrer & Co.