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London: Real estate

Commercial property: corporate occupiers
Commercial property: corporate occupiers - ranked: tier 3

Maples Teesdale LLP

Specialist real estate firm Maples Teesdale LLP, which is praised for 'punching well above its weight', provides expert knowledge on matters including forward funding, construction, redevelopment, joint venture agreements, site acquisitions and assemblies, leaseback transactions and pre-lets. Development and investment work for the group encompasses several sectors including retail, office, hotels and leisure, mixed-use, industrial and residential. Roger Thornton is ‘strong at identifying risks’ and heads the practice which is geared towards acting for landlords.

Practice head(s):Roger Thornton

Other key lawyers:Neil Sagoo; Katherine Watts; Chris Wilkinson

Testimonials

'A great team, consistent in personnel, easily contactable and responsive to requests and requirements'.

'Very approachable offering good advice highlighting options available. Provide regular progress updates and go the extra mile when closing out transactions.'

'Advice is always decisive and firm, easy to get on with, prepared to discuss drafts on document face-to-face on over phone rather than relying on written representations only. Not overtly fee-driven.'

'Service excellence, personal attention from partners, good no-nonsense advice'

'Attention to detail and easy access to partners. Declan Power stands out in particular as someone I would appoint in the future to provide commercial property legal advice.'

'The team comprises very commercial, hard-working, collegiate lawyers who focus on the UK real estate market and work on competitive terms. They punch well above their weight.'

'Declan Power and Roger Thornton have vast experience and know how to solve issues and get deals done.'

'Roger Thornton is very proactive and reactive to any work we require completing. Very approachable.'

'Martin Smith is exceptional for his ability to negotiate a deal and make it work rather than bog it down in legal complexity. Provides actual advice rather than disclaimers.'

'Maples Teesdale are large enough to be able to cover all real estate issues while being small enough to act coherently as a team on large projects. The firm is low on ego and seen as practical and friendly.'

Key Clients

BDO (Previously Moore Stephens)

Cineworld

City, University of London

Endemol Shine

Eversheds Sutherland

FremantleMedia

Kingdom of Belgium

Old Mutual

Pacific Life Re

Royal & Sun Alliance

RSM

US Embassy

Work highlights

  • Acting for The Royal Philatelic Society London on its acquisition of a new headquarters at 15 Abchurch Lane in the City of London from a private investor.
  • Acting for Broadridge Financial Solutions on their UK headquarters move.

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Commercial property: development
Commercial property: development - ranked: tier 4

Maples Teesdale LLP

Specialist real estate firm Maples Teesdale LLP, which is praised for 'punching well above its weight', provides expert knowledge on matters including forward funding, construction, redevelopment, joint venture agreements, site acquisitions and assemblies, leaseback transactions and pre-lets. Development and investment work for the group encompasses several sectors including retail, office, hotels and leisure, mixed-use, industrial and residential. Roger Thornton is ‘strong at identifying risks’ and heads the practice which is geared towards acting for landlords.

Practice head(s):Declan Power

Other key lawyers:Chris Wilkinson

Testimonials

'A great team, consistent in personnel, easily contactable and responsive to requests and requirements'.

'Very approachable offering good advice highlighting options available. Provide regular progress updates and go the extra mile when closing out transactions.'

'Advice is always decisive and firm, easy to get on with, prepared to discuss drafts on document face-to-face on over phone rather than relying on written representations only. Not overtly fee-driven.'

'Service excellence, personal attention from partners, good no-nonsense advice'

'Attention to detail and easy access to partners. Declan Power stands out in particular as someone I would appoint in the future to provide commercial property legal advice.'

'The team comprises very commercial, hard-working, collegiate lawyers who focus on the UK real estate market and work on competitive terms. They punch well above their weight.'

'Declan Power and Roger Thornton have vast experience and know how to solve issues and get deals done.'

'Roger Thornton is very proactive and reactive to any work we require completing. Very approachable.'

'Martin Smith is exceptional for his ability to negotiate a deal and make it work rather than bog it down in legal complexity. Provides actual advice rather than disclaimers.'

'Maples Teesdale are large enough to be able to cover all real estate issues while being small enough to act coherently as a team on large projects. The firm is low on ego and seen as practical and friendly.'

Key Clients

Aberdeen Standard Investments

Legal & General

BMO Real Estate

Patrizia AG

Tristan Capital Partners

US Embassy

Calthorpe Estates

Henry Boot Developments

City, University of London

CLS Holdings plc

Work highlights

  • Advising West Tey – Temple Border Consortium on the planning promotion and delivery of a new garden village in Essex.
  • Acting for Prosperity on a £175m, 550 unit PRS development in central Manchester.
  • Advising London & UK on a circa £45m GDV PBSA development project at Globeworks in Birmingham.
  • Acted for Amsprop on the development and subsequent sale of the freehold of The Crosspoint building to The Carlyle Group for circa £43m.
  • Acted for Prosperity Capital to fund the development of a 326-bed student accommodation scheme in Derby known as The Croft.

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Commercial property: hotels and leisure
Commercial property: hotels and leisure - ranked: tier 4

Maples Teesdale LLP

Specialist real estate firm Maples Teesdale LLP, which is praised for 'punching well above its weight', provides expert knowledge on matters including forward funding, construction, redevelopment, joint venture agreements, site acquisitions and assemblies, leaseback transactions and pre-lets. Development and investment work for the group encompasses several sectors including retail, office, hotels and leisure, mixed-use, industrial and residential. Roger Thornton is ‘strong at identifying risks’ and heads the practice which is geared towards acting for landlords.

Practice head(s):Katherine Watts

Other key lawyers:Dellah Gilbert; Chris Wilkinson

Testimonials

'A great team, consistent in personnel, easily contactable and responsive to requests and requirements'.

'Very approachable offering good advice highlighting options available. Provide regular progress updates and go the extra mile when closing out transactions.'

'Advice is always decisive and firm, easy to get on with, prepared to discuss drafts on document face-to-face on over phone rather than relying on written representations only. Not overtly fee-driven.'

'Service excellence, personal attention from partners, good no-nonsense advice'

'Attention to detail and easy access to partners. Declan Power stands out in particular as someone I would appoint in the future to provide commercial property legal advice.'

'The team comprises very commercial, hard-working, collegiate lawyers who focus on the UK real estate market and work on competitive terms. They punch well above their weight.'

'Declan Power and Roger Thornton have vast experience and know how to solve issues and get deals done.'

'Roger Thornton is very proactive and reactive to any work we require completing. Very approachable.'

'Martin Smith is exceptional for his ability to negotiate a deal and make it work rather than bog it down in legal complexity. Provides actual advice rather than disclaimers.'

'Maples Teesdale are large enough to be able to cover all real estate issues while being small enough to act coherently as a team on large projects. The firm is low on ego and seen as practical and friendly.'

Key Clients

Cineworld

Citadines Hotels

Legal & General

MW Restaurants

Megaro Hotels

Nespresso

Patrizia

The Cavendish Hotel

Tower 42

Work highlights

  • Acted for The Cavendish Hotel (London) Limited in the Supreme Court case in October 2018 on the meaning of a landlord’s intention to redevelop under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954.
  • Continuing to advise Cine UK on a number of their cinemas throughout England and Wales.

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Commercial property: investment
Commercial property: investment - ranked: tier 2

Maples Teesdale LLP

Specialist real estate firm Maples Teesdale LLP, which is praised for 'punching well above its weight', provides expert knowledge on matters including forward funding, construction, redevelopment, joint venture agreements, site acquisitions and assemblies, leaseback transactions and pre-lets. Development and investment work for the group encompasses several sectors including retail, office, hotels and leisure, mixed-use, industrial and residential. Roger Thornton is ‘strong at identifying risks’ and heads the practice which is geared towards acting for landlords.

Practice head(s):Roger Thornton

Other key lawyers:Declan Power; Martin Smith; Katherine Watts

Testimonials

'A great team, consistent in personnel, easily contactable and responsive to requests and requirements'.

'Very approachable offering good advice highlighting options available. Provide regular progress updates and go the extra mile when closing out transactions.'

'Advice is always decisive and firm, easy to get on with, prepared to discuss drafts on document face-to-face on over phone rather than relying on written representations only. Not overtly fee-driven.'

'Service excellence, personal attention from partners, good no-nonsense advice'

'Attention to detail and easy access to partners. Declan Power stands out in particular as someone I would appoint in the future to provide commercial property legal advice.'

'The team comprises very commercial, hard-working, collegiate lawyers who focus on the UK real estate market and work on competitive terms. They punch well above their weight.'

'Declan Power and Roger Thornton have vast experience and know how to solve issues and get deals done.'

'Roger Thornton is very proactive and reactive to any work we require completing. Very approachable.'

'Martin Smith is exceptional for his ability to negotiate a deal and make it work rather than bog it down in legal complexity. Provides actual advice rather than disclaimers.'

'Maples Teesdale are large enough to be able to cover all real estate issues while being small enough to act coherently as a team on large projects. The firm is low on ego and seen as practical and friendly.'

Key Clients

Aberdeen Standard Investments

BMO Real Estate

CBRE Global Investors

Cineworld

CLS Holdings plc

Legal & General

Lloyds Banking Group Plc

Martin’s Properties

Patrizia Immobilien AG

Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance plc

Tower 42

Tristan Capital Partners

US Government

Work highlights

  • Acting for the US Government on the new US Embassy at Nine Elms, which was the climax of ongoing advice to the US Government concerning the sale of the Grosvenor Square site, the relocation to Nine Elms and a number of residential block acquisitions.
  • Advised Aberdeen Standard Investments on a number of funds - in 2018 the firm worked on over £350m of purchases and disposals.
  • Acted for Amsprop on the sale of the freehold of The Crosspoint building to The Carlyle Group for circa £43m.
  • Advised UK Commercial Property Trust on its conversion to a REIT, now known as UK Commercial Property REIT, and their recent £136m purchases.
  • Acted for The Royal Philatelic Society London on its acquisition of a new headquarters at 15 Abchurch Lane in the City of London from a private investor.

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Commercial property: retail
Commercial property: retail - ranked: tier 3

Maples Teesdale LLP

Specialist real estate firm Maples Teesdale LLP, which is praised for 'punching well above its weight', provides expert knowledge on matters including forward funding, construction, redevelopment, joint venture agreements, site acquisitions and assemblies, leaseback transactions and pre-lets. Development and investment work for the group encompasses several sectors including retail, office, hotels and leisure, mixed-use, industrial and residential. Roger Thornton is ‘strong at identifying risks’ and heads the practice which is geared towards acting for landlords.

Practice head(s):Anastasia Klein

Other key lawyers:Declan Power; Katherine Watts

Testimonials

'A great team, consistent in personnel, easily contactable and responsive to requests and requirements'.

'Very approachable offering good advice highlighting options available. Provide regular progress updates and go the extra mile when closing out transactions.'

'Advice is always decisive and firm, easy to get on with, prepared to discuss drafts on document face-to-face on over phone rather than relying on written representations only. Not overtly fee-driven.'

'Service excellence, personal attention from partners, good no-nonsense advice'

'Attention to detail and easy access to partners. Declan Power stands out in particular as someone I would appoint in the future to provide commercial property legal advice.'

'The team comprises very commercial, hard-working, collegiate lawyers who focus on the UK real estate market and work on competitive terms. They punch well above their weight.'

'Declan Power and Roger Thornton have vast experience and know how to solve issues and get deals done.'

'Roger Thornton is very proactive and reactive to any work we require completing. Very approachable.'

'Martin Smith is exceptional for his ability to negotiate a deal and make it work rather than bog it down in legal complexity. Provides actual advice rather than disclaimers.'

'Maples Teesdale are large enough to be able to cover all real estate issues while being small enough to act coherently as a team on large projects. The firm is low on ego and seen as practical and friendly.'

Key Clients

Aberdeen Standard Investments

Alteris Capital Partners

BMO Real Estate

CBRE Global Investors

Ellandi

Europa Capital

Legal & General

Patrizia

Royal & Sun Alliance

Scoop

Tristan Capital Partners

Work highlights

  • Continuing to advise Legal and General on four shopping centres and three retail parks.
  • Advising CBRE GI on four shopping centres valued at over £300m.

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Contruction: non-contentious
Contruction: non-contentious - ranked: tier 4

Maples Teesdale LLP

Maples Teesdale LLP's non-contentious practice specialises in commercial real estate, with key clients including property funds, banks and developers. The team is led by Sam Nichols who deals with a range of transactional matters including regeneration, development and infrastructure. Nichols was the lead partner advising The Collective on a development in Westminster and the design and build construction of a mixed rise building in Stratford with a combined value of £500m. Other key members of the team include Michael Craik.

Practice head(s):Sam Nichols

Other key lawyers:Michael Craik

Testimonials

'Good construction lawyers who are very precise and technically good but also able to take a commercial view.'

'The team completely aligns themselves with their client and will work diligently to deliver above par results.'

'Sam Nichols has the knowledge and ability to interpret contracts into real world situations. Additionally he can cut to the core of a problem and present a solution which is effective and efficient. This ability is almost unparalleled and the key to his success.'

Key Clients

Aberdeen Standard Investments

Legal & General

BMO Real Estate

Rockspring

The Collective

Niveda Reality Group

CBRE Global Investors

Deutsche Hypo

Amsprop

Conran & Partners

Work highlights

  • Acted for The Collective on the buyout of its £125m Old Oak Common co living scheme.
  • Advised Shop Direct on the £200m automated warehouse consolidation of its UK distribution operations in Castle Donington.
  • Advising Conran and Partners on various schemes in London, Hong Kong and Dubai collectively worth £500m.
  • Acted for UK Commercial Property REIT on the acquisition of a portfolio of five distribution warehouses from Clipstone Logistics REIT for £85.4m
  • Advising The Collective on the development in Westminster and the design and build construction of a mixed rise building in Stratford worth £500m in total.

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Property finance
Property finance - ranked: tier 6

Maples Teesdale LLP

The team at real estate specialist Maples Teesdale LLP was boosted in 2018 by the arrival of Rohan Campbell from Irwin Mitchell to jointly lead the practice with Chen Ikeogu. The team is noted for its expertise in investment and development finance across the full range of asset classes, and is particularly strong on the lender side, with clients including major banks, challenger banks, debt funds and bridge lenders.

Practice head(s):Chen Ikeogu; Rohan Campbell

Testimonials

'Maples Teesdale is a specialist real estate law firm which means that they are experts in that field.'

'Chen Ikeogu is knowledgeable, pragmatic and always provides clear and concise advice, even when dealing with complex matters. He is always responsive and reliable.'

'The team is very responsive and committed to delivering a high-quality service for clients.'

'Chen Ikeogu is a very proactive and hands-on partner.'

'Maples Teesdale is large enough to cover all the real estate issues and small enough to work together as a team.'

'Rohan Campbell is not afraid to negotiate and efficient in ensuring compliance.'

'The team's strength lies in its ability to pull in real estate expertise from many related areas, whether it be planning, construction, finance or pure property. Its financing expertise is broad, meaning that there are often proactive suggestions to ensure that we are always incorporating best practice.'

'Rohan Campbell is extremely user friendly, with deep experience of the financial technical aspects, very pragmatic, and effective at execution.'

'The team is proactive, engaged, clearly identifies the key risks and offers an excellent interpretation of the issues.'

'Rohan Campbell is proactive and efficient - he is always on hand and willing to go the extra mile.'

Key Clients

Martin's Properties

Maslow Capital LLP

Deutsche Hypothekenbank

Bank and Clients plc

ICICI Bank UK plc

Lloyds Bank plc

OakNorth Bank plc

Investec Bank plc

Patrizia Immobilien AG

Tristan Capital Partners

Alteris Capital Partners

Work highlights

  • Advising Martin's Properties in relation to a finance package arranged with Aviva Investors, secured against a portfolio of prime real estate assets in London and the South East.
  • Advising Maslow Capital LLP on a facility to finance the development of a 12-storey residential tower in Manchester.
  • Advising Maslow Capital on a facility to finance the development of a residential and commercial space as part of the redevelopment of Stanley Dock in Liverpool.
  • Advising Lloyds Bank on the amendment, restatement and increase of a facility secured on a portfolio of mixed-use assets.
  • Advising OakNorth Bank on a series of transactions, including residential, commercial, investment and development financings of security assets primarily located in London.

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Property litigation
Property litigation - ranked: tier 3

Maples Teesdale LLP

Dellah Gilbert solely heads the 'responsive and professional' team at Maples Teesdale LLP following former co-head Michael Kilner's departure from the firm and legal private practice in January 2019. The team's expertise covers dilapidations, rights to light, business tenancy renewals and rent reviews, including arbitration and associated risk analysis, as well as contentious property matters arising from retail insolvencies; recently, this included obtaining orders requiring administrators to pay rent as necessary disbursement or expense of the administration as well as obtaining orders for possession where administrators would not consent to the forfeiture of a lease.

Practice head(s):Dellah Gilbert

Testimonials

'Provides excellent advice and direction.'

'Excellent service through personal attention from partners providing expert legal advice.'

Key Clients

Aberdeen Standard Investments

BMO Real Estate Partners

CBRE Global Investors

Cineworld

CLS Holdings

Ellandi

Legal & General

Patrizia

Royal & Sun Alliance (RSA)

The Cavendish Hotel London

U.S. Government

Workspace

Work highlights

  • Acting for the landlord, the Cavendish Hotel London, in contested lease renewal proceedings following the client opposing the grant of a new tenancy to its tenant S Franses.
  • The team obtained an interim injunction for Cine-UK and Empire Cinemas 2 to prevent the continuation of drilling works by Simit Sarayi at its Leicester Square branch.
  • Acted for Oakburn Properties in forfeiting a lease of supermarket premises at 93 Fairfax Road in London.
Leading individuals

Dellah Gilbert - Maples Teesdale LLP

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