I am based in Edinburgh but travel widely, working with colleagues throughout DWF to support a wide range of clients across the UK and the rest of the world. I frequently introduce experts in other areas such as corporate banking, real estate planning, construction advice and disputes, corporate tax, regulatory, intellectual property and mergers and acquisitions.
Along with my team I am particularly active in shopping centre development and investment. A recent example of this is acting for Squarestone on the purchase of the Kyle Centre in Ayr for redevelopment into a retail and leisure destination, with new cinema and leisure units.
Cross border deals are a speciality, and I have acted for major players over the years such as Kennedy Wilson, Hammerson, Blackstone, Schroders, LSR and NewRiver Retail.
Within this I have acted for a range of US organisations on UK deals, for example Blackstone (in acquiring Hilton Hotels), Apache Corporation (in acquiring North Sea assets) and Kennedy Wilson (in acquiring eight UK shopping centres). I acted for China-based Sinopec in acquiring oil and gas assets in the North Sea as well as an Australian food and drink operator looking to set up in the UK.
I regularly attend events such as BCSC, Mipim and the IHIF Hotels Conference in Berlin.
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