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Matthew Hooton

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Simmons & Simmons

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Matthew has in depth experience on all facets of the real estate sector. He has acted for buyers and seller on investment deals, where he has advised on complex tax matters, corporate structures and joint venture arrangements. He has acted for landlords and tenants on shopping centres, portfolios and trophy buildings. Matthew has acted for developers in connection with site assemblies, options, pre-emptions, pre lets, forward fundings and forward purchases. He has also acted for, and on the other side of, the public sector in connection with urban regeneration agreements. Matthew has acted for the major banks, as well as funds, on real estate backed finance matters, including loan portfolios. He has acted for lenders and sponsors on a wide variety of PFI matters and has more recently acted on real estate restructuring deals.

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  • Failure to counter financial crime: Norwich Union Life

    In December 2007, the Financial Services Authority (FSA) imposed a fine of £1.26m on Norwich Union Life (part of the Aviva Group), one of the largest life insurance businesses in the UK with around seven million customers. The fine related to failures to take reasonable care to establish and maintain effective systems and controls for countering the risks of financial crime. The fine is the latest confirmation of the emphasis being placed on protecting clients and customers from the threat of financial crime.
    - Simmons & Simmons

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