Simon Lawrence

s.lawrence@rfblegal.co.uk

Simon Lawrence The Legal 500 - The Clients Guide to Law Firms

Simon Lawrence is a 25 year qualified Commercial Property solicitor.

Described in the Legal 500 2013 as ‘commercially aware and very experienced’ and Legal 500 2014 as having ‘excellent communication skills' he deals with all aspects of the sale and purchase of commercial property with a special emphasis on commercial investments. The legal 500 2015 notes that Simon Lawrence 'handled some key matters in 2014 for Ronald Fletcher Baker LLP, including work for expanding Lebanese restaurant chain Comptoir Libanais'

Simon acts for a wide variety of landlords and tenants on commercial lettings and has in the past acted in the commercial acquisition of premises valued at £40 million pounds, multi property finance for £75 million pounds, as well as a number of purchases of around £20 million pounds

His recent transactions in the last year include:

  1. Acting for a freehold owner with respect to the grant of a ten year lease (Rent £320,000.00) with five year review and completion subject to major works in building.
  2. £13.5 million sale of nine apartments for an offshore company to a company incorporated in Guernsey.
  3. Acting in the acquisition of a £28.8 million London Hotel in a transaction which involved a company acquisition, multiple jurisdictions and a simultaneous leaseback.
  4. Acting for a company based in Qatar in the purchase of a Guernsey based company to effect the transfer of freehold land of the value of £11,000,000.00 (Eleven Million Pounds).
  5. Acting for a company based in Qatar in the purchase of a company based in the BVI and its subsidiaries to effect the Purchase of a Hotel, with the assistance of Islamic finance, of the value of £10,000,000.00 (Ten Million Pounds).
  6. Acting for a seller in the sale of a £5,350,000.00 property in Marble Arch which involved a 4 way contract race which completed within two weeks of instruction.
  7. Acting in the refinancing of three offshore companies, involving the Isle of Man and Gibraltar for the value of £11,000,000.00 (Eleven Million Pounds).
  8. Acting in the refinancing of an offshore company incorporated in the Isle of Man in respect of its property portfolio comprising of 10 investment properties to the value of £10,500,000.00.
  9. Acting for a Gibraltar company in the sale of a mansion block in Chelsea at a price of £7,100,000.00.
  10. Acting for a Bahamas based company in the sale of freehold property subject to planning permission to include a put option in the event of planning permission not being granted.
  11. Acting for an offshore company in the refinance of its property portfolio of 12 commercial properties to the value of £10,500,000.00.
  12. Acting for a high net worth investor in the exchange and completion on an investment property in on Edgware Road London W1 in five working days at a price of £2,500,000.00.

Simon Lawrence's Recommendations

Simon Lawrence

‘Excellent, professional service.’

'As always excellent service by Simon Lawrence.'

'The best man working for you. Simon Lawrence is very good at his job.'

Simon has been excellent throughout our dealing with him, I could not have found a better solicitor, we would definitely use your firm in the future.

The ‘super-reliable’ Simon Lawrence was particularly active and advised on a number of high-value deals in the hotels and leisure sector. - The Legal 500 2016

Simon Lawrence 'handled some key matters in 2014 for Ronald Fletcher Baker LLP, including work for expanding Lebanese restaurant chain Comptoir Libanais' - The Legal 500 2015

‘Excellent communication skills' Legal 500 2014

'commercially aware', 'very experienced’ The 2013 Legal 500

Our Partners

Jonathan Roberts

j.roberts@rfblegal.co.uk Jonathan Roberts After obtaining a degree in Modern History at Oxford University, Jonathan joined the firm as an articled clerk in 1973. In 1976 he qualified as a solicitor and became a partner in 1982, and senior partner in 1989.

John O'Callaghan

j.ocallaghan@rfblegal.co.uk John qualified as a solicitor in 1983 and has been a partner in the firm since 1990. John has a broad base of experience in the law with many longstanding client connections, and is a Recommended Lawyer in the 2016 Legal 500.

Rakeebah Rahim - Managing Partner

r.rahim@rfblegal.co.uk Rakeebah has been practising at the firm for over 25 years. As Managing Partner, she has been and remains instrumental in developing the firm’s strategic direction and embodies the firm’s core values.

Deniz Oguzkanli

d.oguzkanli@rfblegal.co.uk Deniz Oguzkanli heads the firms International Investment Department. He regularly acts for overseas investors in their commercial and residential deals and property transactions in the UK.

Sarah Hung

s.hung@rfblegal.co.uk Sarah Hung is a Real Estate lawyer and Legal 500 Recommended Lawyer for commercial property. She has extensive experience in commercial property with a particular focus on investment and development transactions and licensing work.

Rudi Ramdarshan MCIArb

r.ramdarshan@rfblegal.co.uk ‘Rudi Ramdarshan is ‘a formidable litigator’ - The Legal 500 2016 Rudi Ramdarshan is a Partner of the firm specialising in commercial and property litigation from the firm’s West End office in Baker Street, London. He is also a CIArb Accredited mediator.

David Burns

d.burns@rfblegal.co.uk David Burns is a Partner of the firm specialising in property and commercial litigation from the firm’s West End office in Baker Street London.

Paul Cain

p.cain@rfblegal.co.uk Paul Cain is a Partner in the Real Estate department. Paul joined the Firm in 2008 after completing the Graduate Diploma in Law and Legal Practice Course at the College of Law in London.

Rebecca Roberts

r.roberts@rfblegal.co.uk Rebecca is a Partner at the firm, practising at our London City offices. She specialises in Company and Commercial work and also has experience in the associated fields of Employment and Commercial Litigation.

Afsheen Nasr

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Piers Desser

p.desser@rfblegal.co.uk Piers is an experienced Solicitor-Advocate specialising in Criminal Litigation. He is a Recommended Lawyer in the Legal 500 2016, leading the 'professional and reputable' Crime practice.

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Ronald Fletcher Baker LLP
326 Old Street
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Ronald Fletcher Baker LLP
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Telephone
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Manchester office

Ronald Fletcher Baker LLP
111 Piccadilly
Manchester M1 2HY

DX: 6967003 Manchester 94 M

Telephone
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Fax
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Istanbul Office

Ronald Fletcher Baker Danismanlik Hizmetleri Avukatlik Ortakligi
Tesvikiye Cadessi
No: 28 Alhambra Apartmani
K:2
Nisantasi, İstanbul

Telephone
07736 364222

Emergency number

07538 490647

Ronald Fletcher Baker LLP is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Company number OC345891

City office ID 512598
West End office ID 523362.
Manchester office ID 630156

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