Mr Simon Tweedle > Dentons > London, England > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

Banking and Finance




Simon is a partner in the Banking and Finance practice with a particular focus on real estate finance.

He advises on investment and development finance, structured finance, refinancing, restructuring, mezzanine finance, preferred equity financings, loan sales and purchases, intercreditor issues and “loan to own” scenarios. He has a wealth of experience acting for both funders and borrowers on a wide range of domestic and international real estate finance transactions covering asset classes including office, retail, residential, logistics, hotels, care homes, student accommodation and shopping centres.

Simon has focused exclusively on real estate finance for almost 20 years and is a “ranked individual” in Chambers and a “leading individual” for Property Finance in Legal 500. He is described as a “calm, commercial, efficient and smart lawyer” in Chambers 2018.

He has recently acted for clients including Castleforge, Chenavari, Cheyne Capital, Ellandi, Harrison Street Real Estate, HSBC, ICG-Longbow, International Hotel Group, McArthurGlen, Raven Russia and RBS.

Simon has spent a portion of his career working in-house in the real estate lending team at Capmark (formerly GMAC) and was also seconded for six months to the Global Banking and Markets Real Estate team at RBS. This experience helps Simon to more clearly see transactions from a client’s perspective and appreciate the commercial, as well as legal, imperatives.




1994 – 1997       Sheffield University (LLB)

1997 – 1998       College of Law (LPC)

Lawyer Rankings

London > Real estate > Property finance

(Leading individuals)

Simon TweedleDentons

Dentons advises major financial institutions, private banks, and borrowers on domestic and cross-border real estate finance transactions; it therefore benefits from the firm’s global presence. The team is co-led by Simon Tweedle, who advises funders and borrowers on investment and development finance mandates across office, retail, residential, hotel, care home, student accommodation and shopping centres asset classes, and James Irvine, who is strong in restructuring mandates and the hotel sector. Similarly, Simon Masri also has expertise in hotel investments, and Marc Gilston joined the team from TLT in May 2021.