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Matthew Swainston

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Work 020 7863 8463
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www.forsters.co.uk/people/matthew-swainston
Forsters LLP

Work Department

Commercial real estate.

Position

Partner and Head of Commercial Real Estate

Career

Matthew is head of Forsters market leading Commercial Real Estate team. He leads one of the largest specialist property groups in London. The department has an excellent reputation acting for institutional investors, property companies, funders, developers, landed estates, charities, and landowners involved in all types of commercial property.  

Matthew has extensive experience in general commercial real estate and development work, JVs and landlord and tenant transactions. He specialises in leading on complex and multi-dimensional projects that are driven by asset enhancement or portfolio growth. His ability to apply a wide variety of skills, co-ordinate multi-disciplinary teams and drive transactions is central to the service he provides to clients. His practical and commercial approach means that he is able to understand a transaction or deal from the clients' perspective. 

He acts for investors, property companies, financial institutions, government bodies, banks, and occupational tenants. His client base is varied and he often acts for domestic and overseas investors and entrepreneurs on acquisitions, disposals and JV matters.  

He is a member of Revo and the Westminster Property Association; additionally he is recognised in both The Legal 500 and Chambers Guide to the Legal Profession and has been identified by SuperLawyers in their 2014 edition.

Member

Law Society, BCSC.

Education

Ampleforth College, York; Leicester University (1991 BA History and Politics).

Leisure

Football, cricket, rugby, skiing, theatre, music, cinema, travel and MFC.


London: Real estate

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.

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