Leah Freeman > Wedlake Bell LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile
Wedlake Bell LLP Offices
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Partner specialising in property team. She advises on all aspects of commercial property but has particular expertise in institutional investment, mixed use development and retail. Leah acts for property developers involving acquisitions, advice in connection with planning and other statutory agreements, negotiating agreements for lease and forward sale agreements and financing. She also for institutional investors on acquisitions and sales (single sites and portfolios), development work and the associated management work and retail occupiers on sales and advising on any associated fit out requirements.
Leah’s most recent experience includes: acting for Hugo Boss on the acquisition of various new stores including flagship stores in Regent Street, New Bond Street and Sloane Square. Acting for Hugo Boss on a portfolio purchase involving eighteen stores. Acting for Hale Village Properties in connection with one of the largest developments in Haringey. Acting for a pension fund on the sale of a large mixed use portfolio with a value in excess of £280m. Acting for a US based pension fund and advising on various disposals which included the dismantling of a complex stamp duty savings scheme. Acting for an investor client in the transfer of sixty properties to a bank as part of the re-structuring of the investor client.
Leah joined Wedlake Bell in January 2016. She was previously at Druces LLP where she trained and qualified in 2003.
LLB, University of Reading.
Top Tier Firm Rankings
- Dispute resolution > Debt recovery
- Real estate > Property finance
- Corporate and commercial > M&A: smaller deals, up to £50m
- Real estate > Commercial property: corporate occupiers
- Private client > Personal tax, trusts and probate
- Real estate > Residential property
- Real estate > Commercial property: investment
- Private client > Contentious trusts and probate
- Private client > Family
- Real estate > Property litigation
- Corporate and commercial > VAT and indirect tax
- Real estate > Commercial property: development
- Real estate > Construction: non-contentious
- Crime, fraud and licensing > Fraud: civil
- Employment > Senior executives
- Real estate > Construction: contentious
- TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Intellectual property: trade marks, copyright and design
- Employment > Pensions (non-contentious)
- Employment > Employers