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Clifford Chance LLP
E14 5JJ

Work Department

Banking & Finance



Lawyer Rankings

London > Real estate > Property finance

(Leading individuals)

Barry O’SheaClifford Chance LLP

Clifford Chance LLP’s thriving real estate finance group advises a wide range of clients, including lenders, sponsors, investors and borrowers, on large and complex UK-based and cross-border real estate transactions. Barry O’Shea leads the team and has a thriving pan-European practice, advising both lenders and borrowers on restructurings, acquisitions and structured debt. ‘Seasoned partner‘ Andrew Carnegie has expertise in real estate finance and arrangements, insolvency matters, structured finance and securitisation, especially regarding cross-border work and hotel assets. Praised as ‘fantastic’, Emma Matebalavu sits as co-head of the firm’s global financial market group and is experienced in UK and European financing, including CRE loan portfolio sales and loan on loan financings, and commercial mortgage-backed security (CMBS) transactions. Laura Smallcombe is especially strong in handling structured real estate debt products, and Claire Fawcett, who was promoted to partner in May 2022, acts for both sponsors and lenders across a range of real estate financial transactions. Will Sutton joined the team from Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP in January 2022, whilst Jane Cheong Tung Sing has taken up a general counsel role.