• Advising Scottish Widows Investment Partnership on the establishment and subsequent fund raisings (including detailed investor negotiation) of the Airport Industrial Property Unit Trust investing in airport related infrastructure and properties set up as a Jersey 'expert' unit trust.
  • Acting for Metro/BNP Paribas on the creation of two Italian regulated real estate funds, including the contribution of 40 cash and carry retail units into the funds and the placing of the units with institutional investors. Legal advice included advising on the fund structure, setting up the fund, carrying out the due diligence and the contribution in kind of the assets to the fund. The value of the two funds was €575 million.
  • Advising Pearl Assurance plc on setting up a new fund to acquire the shares of an offshore company and then take a hive up of limited partnership interests in connection with a very significant property portfolio.
  • Advising Blackstone Real Estate Advisors on the sale of its Nido student accommodation business, comprising three prominent developments in London, including the tallest student accommodation building in the world.
  • Advising Abacus Property Group and Heitman International on the acquisition of a series of commercial office assets in the CBDs of Brisbane, and Sydney for the Abacus/Heitman Asset Aggregation Fund.
  • Advising SEB Asset Management on numerous direct acquisitions and investments into funds for investing in real estate assets and developments in China and the Asia-Pacific region.