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Richard Harbot

Richard Harbot


Richard Harbot advises on all aspects of corporate and property taxation in the UK.

Richard Harbot has a particular focus on the real estate sector, with 20 years’ experience advising a broad range of property owners and occupiers, including institutional investors, private equity funds, REITs and sovereign wealth funds on complex investment and development projects across all real sectors.

Areas of FocusReal EstateTax
Professional QualificationsSolicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales


  • Advising a German fund on the acquisition of a City of London development property for EUR500m.
  • Advising a joint venture between a UK REIT and a non-resident investor to bring forward a mixed use development comprising 82,000 sq m of office and retail space and 800 new residential units on London’s South bank.
  • Advising Blackstone on the tax aspects of the formation of a joint venture with British Land and subsequent GBP1.3bn disposal to GIC of Blackstone’s interest in the Broadgate Estate and related development and pre-let of 5 Broadgate to UBS.
  • Advising a UK REIT on a GBP500m joint venture with a leading life sciences company to bring forward the development of new commercial life sciences building in London.
  • Advising a leading Dutch pension fund on the formation of multiple joint venture structures for investing into UK logistics assets.
  • Advising a US corporate group on the development and disposal of a City of London office building for consideration in excess of GBP800m.
  • Advising a UK REIT on the formation of a joint venture to develop and let 20 Fenchurch Street (“Walkie Talkie”) in the City of London and subsequent corporate sale to Lee Kum Kee for consideration in excess of GBP1.2bn.
  • English
  • University of Liverpool, LLB (Hons), 1998
  • College of Law, Chester, Post graduate diploma in legal practice, 1999

Prior Experience

  • 2003-2011, Associate, London based international law firm
  • 2011-2022, Partner, London based international law firm