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

"Bristows offers exceptional advice and provides the advice in a way that is easily understood by their clients. They are pragmatic and take an approach that satisfies their clients as well as enabling a transaction to run smoothly in order to achieve the desired outcome."

Legal 500 2020

"Bristows has a very commercial real estate team who are instrumental in advising clients on real estate legal negotiations. The team has a diverse set of experience and is rapidly building up its profile as real estate lawyers, especially in the London market."

Legal 500 2020

"Availability and quality of technical knowledge and sector insight. Effective and balanced recommendations that aligned with business needs."

Legal 500 2020

"‘Extremely accessible and easy to work with. This varies greatly with other law firms who a difficult to relate to and do not solve tasks in a way that individuals who do not work in law can understand and contribute to."

Legal 500 2020

"They are professional and knowledgeable while being approachable."

Legal 500 2020

Recent rankings and awards

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