Overseas Investors Team

Our Overseas Investors department provides bespoke specialist legal services for international investors in UK real estate, whether commercial or residential properties. We are adept at helping both corporate and individual clients successfully manage their investment strategies, while always keeping an eye on commercial imperatives.

Sitting in our Legal 500-ranked Commercial Property department, our Overseas Investors team has a proven track record of successfully advising corporations and individuals (including HNW / UHNW clients) on UK property investments.

Our partner-led approach means clients get practical, pragmatic advice that takes into account their business sector and operations, and which is tailored to provide commercial, workable solutions that meet their specific requirements. 

We can advise on the sale, acquisition and letting of commercial or residential properties (including newbuilds), as well as on development acquisitions, re-financing property portfolios and auctioning either commercial or residential properties.

We work regularly with other experts in the firm where necessary, for instance working with our Corporate and Commercial team to advise on the sale and purchase of businesses as going concerns. This enables us to provide a seamless, holistic service across multiple disciplines – reducing the stress of any transaction and providing maximum value for our clients.

Many of our team are multilingual, with languages spoken in the department including ...

  1. Recommendations
  2. Expertise
  3. Insights

Our Commercial Property team is ranked in multiple sections by leading independent legal directory, The Legal 500. The 2021 edition recommends Sarah Hung in both Property Finance and Commercial Property: Hospitality and Leisure, stating ‘Sarah Hung is a key contact for East Asian work and receives a number of instructions from that market, where she is noted for her development financing and investment’.  Simon Lawrence ‘is highly praised by clients and has expertise handling Middle Eastern assets and investors.’


The Legal 500 2021:

‘In any business, a can-do attitude is paramount. With this firm, the service is first class, the communication is excellent, the approach is great, and clients appreciate the easy way of doing business.’

‘Sarah Hung has a wealth of experience in commercial property.’

‘Superb customer service, clear understanding of requirements, helpful and disciplined in their approach. Can think of out-of-the-box solutions and are focused on delivery.’

‘Sarah Hung is superb. Her precision, speed, determination, technical excellence and ability to digest complex issues and convert them into user-friendly concise language impresses me. Her advice shows her extensive knowledge in this field and is very much solutions focused. Our projects involve international investors from the Far East and Sarah not only provides clear and concise advice, she is also multilingual and able to communicate in Chinese.’

‘Sarah Hung is ruthless in approach and extremely commercial. She also understands what the client desires from a transaction and takes time to tailor her work to this.’

The department comprises experienced partners and lawyers whose expertise includes the following areas:

  • Sales of commercial and residential properties
  • Acquisitions of commercial and residential properties, including newbuilds
  • Lettings of commercial properties
  • Development acquisitions
  • Re-financing of property portfolios
  • Auctions of commercial and residential properties
  • Sale and purchases of businesses as a going concern