Bristows has long acted for world leading businesses with a technology focus.

Rapid changes in scale and the battle to attract and retain talent mean that technology businesses need a workplace that supports and strengthens their business objectives and a real estate strategy that is as flexible as possible. 

Although many of our clients are market leaders or household names with international reputations, we also support new entrants to this expanding and rapidly changing sector.  In an era of smart cities and location-aware services where data is key, innovations and new technologies have changed the way real estate is designed, valued and used.  These developments and the growth of the collaborative economy have caused a change to client expectations of their workplaces. 

Working with UK and overseas clients in this sector has given us an in-depth understanding of the issues at play and enables us to provide the valuable support they require throughout the life cycle of their real estate requirements.  We work with our clients to understand their business and ensure that transactions are driven forward proactively and that key commercial points are understood.

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Teresa Edmund

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Experience

Acting for a listed autonomous vehicle manufacturer on the development and leasing of a purpose built HQ and research facility.

Acting for a subsidiary of a leading European digital publishing business on the acquisition of a new London headquarters office building.

Acting for a listed US based software developer in relation to the leasing of a recently redeveloped landmark building in central London.

Acting for a listed overseas media business on the acquisition of new central London premises as part of its expansion in the UK.

Acting for a business developing the next generation of automotive battery technology in connection with their lease of manufacturing premises.

Acting for a longstanding client, a pioneer in audio reproduction, on its London headquarters acquisition and its UK portfolio re-organisation.

Acting for one of the world’s most recognised brands, in connection with its U.K. headquarters move, following a reorganisation of its business.

Acting for Britain’s largest on-line recruitment business on its relocation to the prestigious Blue Fin building on London’s Southbank.

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What others say

“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

“Bristows LLP ‘continues to be a trusted and reliable’ firm with a commercial property team that is ‘well versed in their field’.”

Legal 500 2020

“Bristows LLP provides ‘consistently high-quality service’ and ‘works hard to understand its client’s objectives’”.

Legal 500 2019

“‘Very professional’ head of practice Teresa Edmund operates across a range of sectors including TMT, life sciences and garden-centre retail; in the latter area she advised Blue Diamond on the acquisition of the land and assets of Harlow Garden Centre. Edmund was also active for key client The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn, which she advised on the re-development and pre-letting of 11 Stone Buildings to Edwin Coe LLP.”

Legal 500 2017

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