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Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

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Cheltenham, Doha, Dubai, Geneva, Guildford, Hong Kong and 5 more

Ian Cooke

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Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

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Private wealth, real estate and construction; real estate, private property.


Ian is the head of the private property group and advises major property companies, as well as domestic and international high-net-worth individuals and their businesses, on their English property transactions. He also advises international banks on property financing transactions. Ian leads a team of lawyers handling the international project marketing of large property development schemes around the world. At present, he and his team are advising on major projects being built in the UK, US, Croatia, Spain, France and Portugal. Ian is qualified to practise as a solicitor of the Organisation of East Caribbean States Supreme Court in the territory of the Virgin Islands. As such he advises banks, companies and law firms on the ability of British Virgin Islands international business companies to enter into transactions.

London: Real estate

Residential property

Within: Leading individuals

Ian Cooke - Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Within: Residential property

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP provides ‘a very safe pair of hands’ and places core focus on high-value transactions for international clients from Russia and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and South East Asia. Partner Sakhjit Randhawa recently handled 32 purchases of luxury apartments at a Westminister by Ronson Capital Partners totaling £168,000,000. Ian Cooke heads the team and a further highlight saw him act for a Turkish billionaire in purchasing a pied-à-terre luxury apartment for £10,900,000. Cooke predominantly acts international private clients and also advises Central London residential property development companies including British Land Plc. Thomas Moran is ‘fiendishly bright’ and ‘knows his subject back to front’. He acts for UK and foreign clients on the acquisition and disposal of residential and agricultural property and specialises on high-value, complex transactions with cross-border elements.

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