The Legal 500

Twitter Logo Youtube Circle Icon LinkedIn Icon
31 HILL STREET, LONDON, W1J 5LS, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7863 8333
Fax:
Fax 020 7863 8444
DX:
82988 MAYFAIR
Email:
Web:
www.forsters.co.uk

Ronan Ledwidge

Tel:
Work 020 7863 8448
Email:
Web:
www.forsters.co.uk/people/ronan-ledwidge
Forsters LLP

Work Department

Commercial real estate.

Position

Partner

Career

Ronan acts for institutional investors, property companies, high net worth individuals and developers in relation to acquisitions, disposals, developments (including pre-lets, forward fundings and forward sales), landlord and tenant and asset management work.  

He also has extensive experience advising tenants in relation to occupational matters. 

Ronan has been with Forsters throughout his career, joining as a trainee in September 1998 and qualifying as a solicitor into the Commercial Real Estate team in September 2000. He was made partner in April 2013.

Member

The Law Society

Education

St Joseph’s College, Ipswich 1983-1990; London Guildhall University 1991-1994 (BA Hons 2(:1)); University of Sussex (1995 CPE); University of Bristol (1996 LPC).

Leisure

Fishing, shooting, tennis and family.


London: Real estate

Commercial property

Within: Commercial property

The team at Forsters LLP has considerable experience acting for investors and funders in property investment transactions across a range of asset types, and mixed-use development projects. In one stand-out matter, Glenn Dunn is advising a fund managed by Savills Investment Management on its joint venture with Fruition Properties to develop a mixed-use site in Bermondsey. The team is regularly involved in hotel and retail development schemes, which has recently included Guy Jordan acting for an investment fund in relation to two boutique hotel developments outside of London. Jordan also assisted The Crown Estate with its £120m acquisition of three Central London properties. Other key contacts in the investment practice include Andrew Crabbie, who acted for Investra Capital in connection with the sale and leaseback of a retail portfolio, and Sarah Pass, who has recently handled significant single-asset and portfolio transactions. In the alternatives space, Ronan Ledwidge has been involved in a student accommodation development, and Victoria Towers  is acting for a development partner in relation to a number of industrial development sites in South East London. British Airways Pension Fund, Hunter UK Retail Unit Trust and LXB Retail Properties are among the team's key clients.

[back to top]

Property finance

Within: Property finance

Forsters LLP is known for its work for borrower clients, but has recently added a number of leading lenders to its client roster, including Rothschild Bank International, OakNorth Bank and United National Trust Bank. The practice is led by Victoria Edwards - an 'excellent negotiator' who is 'practical' and 'always responds quickly' - and also includes Simon Collins, Ronan Ledwidge, Matthew Swainston and Craig Thompson. 'Diligent' senior associate Rowena Marshall is also noted.

[back to top]


Back to index

Legal Developments in London

Legal Developments and updates from the leading lawyers in each jurisdiction. To contribute, send an email request to