Susheela Rivers is a real estate lawyer with over 28 years' experience who specialises in complex and multi-faceted cross border and domestic real estate transactions throughout Asia (including China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Korea, India, Indonesia, and Vietnam) and the UK. She advises on all aspects of structuring real estate investment and development portfolios including acquisitions and disposals, joint ventures and developments for stand-alone assets and portfolios across all asset classes.

As the International Real Estate Sector Head, she handles a wide array of real estate practices with a focus in M&A transactions, financings, developments, leases and advises on fractionalising real estate including real estate tokenisations. Moreover, she has in-depth knowledge of the hospitality and leisure spheres and has a particular focus on real estate with operational aspects. Susheela advises international and regional property companies, real estate fund manager and investors, private equity funds, hotel groups, retailers, investment banks and major corporate occupiers on all aspects of real estate transactions from structuring the investments, developments, project and investment management, real estate operation to the exit strategies.

In addition to the leadership roles she holds within DLA Piper, including her role as managing partner of the Hong Kong office, Susheela regularly speaks on real estate topics at conferences, and sits as the Vice-Chair of ULI HK and is a Global Governing Trustee at Urban Land Institute (ULI), the oldest and largest network of cross-disciplinary real estate and land use experts in the world.

She is the Global Co-Chair of the Leadership Alliance for Women (LAW), in which she supports gender balance at all levels by strengthening the influence, leadership and voice of women within DLA Piper and the wider community to effect change. She is also an active supporter of Hong Kong’s community and is a Board Member of the leading NGO Community Business, where she commits to advancing responsible and inclusive business practices in Asia. Susheela is an executive committee member of the British Chamber of Commerce HK.