Our work encompasses investment projects, business acquisitions, disposals and re-structurings as well as landlord and tenant, development work and financing. We collaborate with our clients to better understand their businesses and objectives in order to refine their real estate strategy and deliver advice that is tailored to their commercial needs.

Real estate is undergoing unprecedented change as new technologies revolutionise the way it is designed, valued and used. With our market-leading technology practice, our real estate lawyers are uniquely positioned to advise clients on the opportunities presented by the technologies revolutionising the real estate landscape and shaping its future.

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Experience

Acting for a UK pension fund for nearly 40 years in respect of both its directly and indirectly held real estate investments.  In addition to advising on acquisitions, disposals and interim asset management issues, we have also advised on the most tax efficient way of exploiting its real estate assets in joint ventures with both residential and office developers. 

Providing real estate advice and transactional support to the largest of the four Inns of Court of London with an estate comprising 350,000 square feet of accommodation over an 11 acre site.

Advising on the structuring, establishment management and subsequent closure of the a £200m sector-specific closed ended vehicle on behalf of a syndicate of institutional investors.

Acting for a global photographic brand for over 40 years in connection with its real estate holdings including a range of development and regeneration projects.  We most recently advised them in relation to a long term project with Land Securities for the phased disposal and redevelopment of a 60 acre manufacturing site.

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What others say

“The ‘highly responsive, commercial’ Marek Petecki is a ‘standout partner’ who ‘finds and communicates practicable solutions to issues, and tailors his work carefully’; he is noted for his strength in M&A involving IP and technology. Petecki’s highlights included advising AstraZeneca on the £135m sale of its pharmaceutical manufacturing facility in Avonmouth to Avara, and assisted Diageo with its acquisition of a stake in a joint venture established by Piers Adam to develop a new whisky brand.”

Legal 500 2017

“The ‘partner-led’ practice group at Bristows LLP has ‘good expertise in the area of partnership’, acting for investment partnerships and professional partnerships. Joint department head Iain Redford specialises in investment partnerships and also has particular expertise in refinancing partnerships. In 2016, he acted for multiple individual members in relation to the sale of their LLP.”

Legal 500 2017

“Commended for its ‘excellent service’ and ‘good value for money’, Bristows LLP’s department is strong in the TMT and life sciences sectors; it also has notable experience in the consumer goods space.”

Legal 500 2017

“Life sciences expert Mark Hawes, who heads the group, acted for Albireo on its NASDAQ listing and its $200m reverse merger with Biodel.”

Legal 500 2017

“Corporate partners Mark Hawes and Marek Petecki…are recommended” in the Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology sector.”

Legal 500 2017

Recent rankings and awards

Real Estate: Commercial property - General / Investment 
Legal 500 2017

Real Estate: Lower Mid-Market (London) - Noted Firm
Chambers and Partners 2015