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Dentons
ONE FLEET PLACE
LONDON
EC4M 7WS
England

Work Department

Real estate.

Position

Simon, a partner in our London office, has extensive experience of all aspects of commercial real estate transactions with particular emphasis on property and hotel investment, finance and mixed-use development projects.

Simon acts for institutions, private and public companies from the UK and overseas on structured investment acquisitions, disposals, joint ventures and developments. He is ranked by Chambers in real estate finance.

Career

Trained Dentons, qualified 2005. Partner 2012.

Education

Yarm School; King’s College, London (LLB Law with German Law); The College of Law, 2002, LPC

Lawyer Rankings

London > Industry focus > Hospitality and leisure

(Leading individuals)

Simon MasriDentons

Dentons fields a leading global hospitality and leisure team that is able to leverage the firm’s global reach, with strength across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. It frequently advises owners, investors, high net worth individuals and capital sources, including investment funds and private equity firms. Core areas of work for the dedicated practice include sophisticated international acquisitions and dispositions, and day-to-day hotel operational issues such as employment, contract administration, legal risk limitation mitigation and commercial strategy. London partner Simon Masri has extensive experience in hotel investment and mixed-use development projects, for which the group is highly recommended. Masri has been very active guiding hotel clients during the Covid-19 pandemic, advising on restructurings, banking waivers and standstill agreements. Senior associate Laura Gowing is a key name for hotel financing and transactions. Mark Daliere is head of hotels for the UK and the Middle East, while Rick Ross chairs the global hotels group; both are based in Phoenix.

London > Real estate > Property finance

Dentons acts for major financial institutions and corporate borrowers, as well as private banks and private wealth teams, regarding investment and development financings. With a sizeable global network, it is adept at cross-border and European financings. ‘Commercial‘ practice co-head Simon Tweedle has expertise in advising both borrowers and lenders on asset classes such as offices, retail and residential properties, hotels, care homes, student accommodation and shopping centres. Co-head James Irvine focuses on real estate finance involving hotels and related restructurings. Simon Masri similarly has expertise in hotel investments.