We are principally reputed for our corporate occupier work, which spans high-value headquarters leases, portfolio refinances, and sales and leasebacks. The team provides the full spread of landlord and tenant advice and has advised on some of the largest commercial leasing transactions.
Rudi Ramdarshan acts for clients such as high-net-worth individuals, charities, and corporate investors. David Burns is a go-to for advice on enfranchisement and residential lease extensions. In addition, another key individual is senior associate Simon Lawrence, who ‘always keeps the client’s best interests at the forefront of transactions’.
The firm's corporate occupier practice is tailored toward portfolio management such as high-value lease work, refinancing, sale and leaseback transactions and the spectrum of landlord and tenant advice. Instructions in the hotels and leisure sectors encompass leasing issues, hotel developments, work for restaurateurs and disputes, among others matters.
The firm attracts a diverse client base including financial institutions, high-net-worth individuals and substantial freehold corporate investors, many of whom are based overseas. As a result, the firm has considerable expertise in acting for corporate investors based in the BVI, Bahamas, Mauritius, Seychelles, Turkey and the Isle of Man. Our expertise and experience in such transactions ensures that we are able to live up to our commitment to protect your interests and provide you with the best possible advice.
‘They are always ready to help with client interest at the forefront. Never can do too much, they work 24/7, always reply, have a very strong work ethic and an attitude to get things done.’
‘They have a multidisciplinary team that covers a wide variety of areas within the organisation, which is a huge asset given we have multiple interests in different fields.’
'Rudi Ramdarshan is outstanding in his approach to mixed use commercial and residential sites. He is an expert on obtaining vacant possession and in unlocking development potential.'
David Burns is an expert in pre-emption rights, in particular for those in mixed use sites. He has obtained outstanding results in commercial forfeiture actions in the past.
‘Simon Lawerence is experienced and provides a quick turnaround. David Burns is flexible to clients’ needs. Rudi Ramdarshan provides both knowledge and availability.’
‘Simon Lawrence is approachable and a pleasure to work with. We have no hesitation in putting matters forward to him and can rest assured that our best interests will always be kept at the forefront in all transactions.’
- Property portfolio management
- Landlord and tenant advice
- Mergers and acquisitions
- Leasing or building new premises
- Dispute resolution
- Property Development
- Major refurbishment works or alterations to existing premises
- Sale and Purchase of commercial properties,
- Development of properties
- Grant of commercial leases
- Sale and purchase of businesses
- Commercial lease assignments
- Grant of new commercial leases
- Leases of retail, office and industrial units
- The restaurant, hotel and entertainment sectors
- Secured lending and refinancing
- Offshore transactions
- Auction sales and purchases
- Lease renewals under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954