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Christopher Barker

Christopher Barker


Chris is a commercial real estate lawyer with experience in investment acquisitions, disposals, asset management, real estate finance, development, and corporate structured real estate transactions.

Chris primarily acts for institutional investors, private equity funds, listed real estate companies/investment funds, corporate occupiers and pension funds across all asset classes and is experienced in navigating both UK and multi-jurisdictional transactions.

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


  • Advising Oval Real Estate on the direct acquisition of a portfolio of 38 real estate assets for circa GBP905m. 
  • Advising a UK listed property company on all real estate aspects of their West End villages including lettings of a number of flagship stores and restaurants.
  • Advising a US headquartered alternative real estate assets investment manager on their acquisition of various student accommodation sites across the UK.
  • Advising a US private equity client on the acquisition of several logistics and industrial outdoor storage sites across the UK.
  • Advising a prominent UK developer on the acquisition of a retail park in North London for GBP51.4m.
  • Advising a leading UK commercial property manager in relation to their disposal of a 25,000 square foot mixed-use asset in Central London for GBP34.9m.
  • Advising a boutique media company on their London HQ letting which comprised 8,662 square feet with an annual rent in excess of GBP600,000.
  • English
  • The University of Law, Legal Practice Course with MSc in Law, Business and Management - Distinction, London,  2016

  • Kaplan Law School, Graduate Diploma in Law - Commendation, London,  2015

  • The University of Exeter, BA, Hons, History - 2.1, 2013