John Kelsey > Simmons & Simmons > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Simmons & Simmons
CITYPOINT
ONE ROPEMAKER STREET
LONDON
EC2Y 9SS
England

Position

John is a partner in the Simmons & Simmons real estate group, which forms part of the financial markets department. He specialises in commercial real estate and has wide-ranging experience of advising on investment and development transactions. John has a wealth of experience in relation to the structured acquisitions and disposals of investment portfolios, joint ventures, sales and leaseback arrangements, infrastructure projects, and the more general aspects of landlord and tenant law. John has particular experience in dealing with the restructuring and insolvency aspects of real estate interests. He also specialises in dealing with real estate interests within industries such as hotel and leisure, oil and gas, and regulated business such as water companies. John represents a broad spectrum of financial institution clients, which include major investors, banks and property funds, and he acts for a range of developers, landlords and tenants.

Career

Qualified 1997; worked at a leading City practice for 16 years; joined Simmons & Simmons 2012.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Real estate > Commercial property: development

The practice at Simmons & Simmons, which is led by John Kelsey, advises on a broad array of development and investment projects including skyscrapers, offices, industrial and logistic premises, mixed-use, residential and retail centres. Specific expertise encompasses forward funding, taxation and financing as well as renewable and clean tech development matters, namely wind, hydro, solar and energy from waste projects. Its hospitality practice operates on an international scale, routinely assisting on cross-border investment, construction finance and the full gamut of real estate matters.

London > Real estate > Commercial property: investment

The practice at Simmons & Simmons, which is led by John Kelsey, advises on a broad array of development and investment projects including skyscrapers, offices, industrial and logistic premises, mixed-use, residential and retail centres. Specific expertise encompasses forward funding, taxation and financing as well as renewable and clean tech development matters, namely wind, hydro, solar and energy from waste projects. Its hospitality practice operates on an international scale, routinely assisting on cross-border investment, construction finance and the full gamut of real estate matters.

London > Real estate > Commercial property: hotels and leisure

The practice at Simmons & Simmons, which is led by John Kelsey, advises on a broad array of development and investment projects including skyscrapers, offices, industrial and logistic premises, mixed-use, residential and retail centres. Specific expertise encompasses forward funding, taxation and financing as well as renewable and clean tech development matters, namely wind, hydro, solar and energy from waste projects. Its hospitality practice operates on an international scale, routinely assisting on cross-border investment, construction finance and the full gamut of real estate matters.