• The Walt Disney Company in the real estate portion of its US$71.3 billion acquisition of 21st Century Fox, involving over 350 properties worldwide
  • A pension fund in its acquisition of a 180-property US logistics portfolio and related management platform valued at approximately US$4.0 billion
  • North American Properties in its US$2.5 billion residential, retail, entertainment, marina, office and hotel development project in New Jersey, one of the largest mixed-use projects in that state's history
  • ASB Capital Management in the acquisition and subsequent sale of its US$1.8 billion US data center business
  • Cottonwood Management in all aspects of its US$900 million development of Echelon Seaport, one of the largest development projects in Boston. The project includes 733 luxury condominiums and apartments in three towers built over a 125,000 square foot retail podium
  • AEW Capital Management with respect to joint ventures, acquisitions, financings and sales of office, multifamily, logistics and retail properties located throughout the US, including the US$385 million acquisition of a private REIT that owns a prominent office tower in New York City
  • Blackstone in the acquisition of a €536 million logistics portfolio in 40 locations across Cyprus, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Switzerland and the UK
  • CBRE Global Investors in the refinancing of its logistics pan-European fund covering seven countries (France, Luxembourg, Germany, Spain, Portugal, the Netherlands and Belgium)
  • Aareal Bank AG in an up to €1 billion pan-European real estate loan to Invesco Real Estate, used to refinance a portfolio of properties in France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain and the UK, including an accordion facility to enable expansion
  • Aviva Investors in the sale of its Central European Industrial Fund comprising a 90-asset logistics portfolio in Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Romania to Partners Group and Valad
  • Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust, Inc., as well as acting as a counsel to the underwriter, in connection with the issuance by Blackstone's first non-traded REIT of up to US$5 billion of common stock
  • Harrison Street Real Estate Capital in its US$1.9 billion acquisition of Campus Crest Communities, Inc.
  • Bank of Nova Scotia in the US$3.75 billion financing of the Las Vegas Sands in Macau, PRC and the US$1.25 billion financing of the Las Vegas Sands in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • China Orient Asset Management in the acquisition and development of a resort in the Maldives through a leasehold structure, including entering into a BVI joint venture arrangement with a local Maldives entity
  • Gaw Capital Partners in its acquisition of Ocean Towers, a 25-story Grade A office building located at People's Square in Shanghai
  • Allianz Real Estate in its 50 percent stake in a portfolio of modern logistics assets in China which are owned by a Gaw Capital managed fund. The portfolio includes five projects in the areas of Shanghai, Jiaxing, Foshan, Wuhan and Shenyang with a total leasable area of 375,000 square meters
  • Destination Brisbane Consortium in the development of its AU$3 billion integrated resort at Queens Wharf, Brisbane. The project will encompass a new integrated resort (including a casino), a residential development and five new hotel brands ,including a 6-star Ritz-Carlton and 5-star Rosewood and Dorsett Hotels
  • SP Setia Berhad, Malaysia's largest listed developer, in its first entry into Australia for the development of two residential towers of more than 800 apartments with commercial and retail spaces

Awards and Accolades

2019

  • Firm (Specialism) of the year - Real Estate: Commercial property: investment (Legal 500 UK Awards 2019)
  • Band 1 in Real Estate in Greater China (Chambers Asia Pacific 2017 - 2019)

2018

  • Band 1 in Real Estate in China (Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2014 - 2018)
  • Band 1 in Real Estate in Thailand (Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2013 - 2018)
  • Band 3 in Real Estate for Japan (Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2011-2018)
  • UK Real Estate Team of the Year (Legal Business Awards 2018)
  • Law Firm of the Year - Fund Formation (Property Investor Europe 2018)
  • Law Firm of the Year - Overall (Property Investor Europe 2018)
  • Global Real Estate Firm of the Year (The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers 2005-2018)