Key experience

  • Advising Gulf Related on the acquisition of its land interest in The Galleria, Abu Dhabi to create a distinct shopping and dining destination on the waterfront as part of a dynamic mixed-use environment
  • Working with Aldar Properties PJSC to design and implement a leasing procedure for The Souk Central Market including coordinated heads of terms, letting documentation, tenant information collection and execution procedures.  This streamlined leasing procedure has been used to produce over 250 sets of documents
  • Advising twofour54 (Abu Dhabi Media Zone) on the lease of its headquarters building at Khalifa Park and developing a suite of bespoke letting documents for occupational tenants
  • Advising The British Land Company plc on its forward purchase and retail leasing of St Stephens Green Shopping Centre Hull, anchored by Tesco
  • Advising Aldar Properties PJSC on its standard retail lease for use across all of its projects in Abu Dhabi
  • Setting up standard leasing documentation and leasing procedures for The Galleria, Abu Dhabi for Gulf Related with tenants now fitting out and opening in Summer 2013

Areas of experience

  • Advising institutional investors on the acquisition and disposal of individual properties and portfolios
  • Advising on setting up large scale leasing processes (including standard documentation) for multi-let office and retail developments.
  • Advising on real estate aspects of corporate restructuring.
  • Negotiating contracts for the sale and purchase of sites to be used for development.
  • Advising on real estate aspects of private finance initiative and outsourcing transactions.
  • Advising lenders on secured lending.
  • Acquisition, disposal and development of hotels.
  • Structuring mixed use city centre development schemes for developers and landowners.