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THE PINNACLE, 170 MIDSUMMER BOULEVARD, MILTON KEYNES, MK9 2HR, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 01908 690260
Fax:
Fax 01908 668535
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31431 MILTON KEYNES
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www.dentons.com

Robert Wyatt

Tel:
Work 01908 684918
Email:
Dentons

Work Department

Real estate.

Position

Robert handles a wide range of commercial property transactions specialising in the acquisition and development of land and buildings. In addition to housebuilders and other investors, developers and public authorities, Robert also acts for lenders in both securing and recovering their funding of acquisitions and development.

Career

Trained Payne Hicks Beach,qualified 1995. O’Connor Securities 1989-91); Payne Hicks Beach, Trainee Lawyer 1993-95; Dentons (formerly SNR Denton) Partner 1995 to date.

Member

The Law Society.

Education

University of Durham (1989 BA History); University of Westminster (1992 Diploma in Law); The College of Law (1993 LPC); admitted to practise as a solicitor of the Supreme Courts of England and Wales (1995).


South East: Finance

Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

Clients of Dentons note that they receive 'very high levels of service from the team; lawyers are attentive, responsive, solution-minded, and reduce red tape and delays by picking up the phone to talk through issues'. Peter Cox and Robert Wyatt head the team, which includes Faye Garvey and Neill Pemberton; they are 'outstanding lawyers who combine a "can-do" attitude with a commercial approach'. The practice acts for a number of overseas and UK-based lenders, as well as regional and international borrowers, with notable strength in the automotive, manufacturing, TMT, financial services and real estate sectors. Recent highlights include advising BGF on a £7m facility provided to AIM-listed Netcall, which was used to support its acquisition of Mattsoft; and assisting Marshall Motor Holdings with its strategic disposal of Marshall Leasing, which involved obtaining consent to the sale from the client's syndicate of lenders, as well as the release of various securities. Real estate finance specialist Christopher Colclough is also recommended.

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South East: Real estate

Commercial property: Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middx

Within: Leading individuals

Robert Wyatt - Dentons

Within: Commercial property: Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middx

The commercial property practice at Dentons is praised for its 'very high level of service; the team is attentive, responsive, solution minded, and works to reduce red tape and delays by picking up the phone to talk through and resolve issues.' Led by Roland Gray, the practice has wide-ranging expertise covering work for developers and housebuilders including Taylor Wimpey; infrastructure and regeneration projects for clients such as Network Rail; assisting retail clients such as Sainsbury's and John Lewis Partnership with portfolio management matters. Recent highlights include acting for a consortium of local authorities in the northern Home Counties on the proposed development of a number of new garden communities. In an illustration of the practice's real estate finance expertise, Robert Wyatt acted for Standard Chartered Bank on the £41m financing of a super-prime residential property in London. Other key figures include Greg Rigby, who acts for retailers and property investors, as well as handling railway property matters. Chris Denny retired from private practice in 2017.

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