With 28 years' experience in real estate investments and developments, hotel, retail and mixed use sectors, Susheela Rivers has advised on landmark developments throughout Asia (including China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Korea, India, Indonesia and Vietnam) and the UK.

With a focus in real estate acquisitions/disposals, financings, developments, leases, hotels and private funding initiatives, Susheela advises international and regional property companies, hotel groups, retailers, private equity real estate funds, investment banks and hospitals on aspects of real estate transactions from structuring the investments, developments, project and investment management, real estate operation to the exit strategies.

Susheela is the Office Managing Partner of DLA Piper Hong Kong, Co-Chair for the Global Real Estate sector, Head of the Real Estate Group and the Hospitality & Leisure Group for DLA Piper in Asia Pacific.

Susheela is Global Co-Chair of the Leadership Alliance for Women (LAW), DLA Piper’s global gender balance network that aims to support gender balance at all levels by strengthening the influence, leadership and voice of women within DLA Piper and the wider community to effect change.

In addition to the roles Susheela holds within DLA Piper, she is also the Vice-Chair and a Global Governing Trustee of Urban Land Institute, the oldest and largest network of cross-disciplinary real estate and land use experts in the world.

She is also an active supporter of Hong Kong’s community and is a Board Member of Community Business, a leading not-for-profit organisation committed to advancing responsible and inclusive business practices in Asia.