David de Maupeou

Expertise

Investment acquisitions and disposals: advising on the acquisition and disposal of single and multi-let investment properties, including offices, shopping centres, retail parks, hotels, care homes and advising on the acquisition and disposal of property portfolios and sale and leaseback transactions;

Landlord and tenant: advising both landlords and tenants on the letting and acquisition of leasehold property across all sectors, and dealing with asset management matters;

Development: advising on all real estate aspects of development projects for property companies, landed estates and private investors (in particular mixed use schemes), including site assembly, securing vacant possession, the creation of holding and development structures, and letting and disposal arrangements;

Corporate Property: advising on acquisitions and disposals of commercial real estate through corporate transactions (including share sales and purchasers);

Advising foreign clients on all aspects of UK commercial property. David’s fluency in French is an asset in this regard.

 Experience

Advised on the initial acquisition of a landmark building in prime central London for investment purposes with development potential, and the subsequent disposal of the building with planning consent for conversion into high end residential apartments

Advised on several joint venture projects in connection with the creation of serviced office facilities in central London to be operated by a leading service office provider

Advised a leading UK care homes operator on the acquisitions and disposals of care home sites throughout England and Wales

Advised (during a secondment programme in Paris to Armfelt et Associes) a global hotel owner/operator on the disposal of a portfolio of 34 branded hotels in France, Belgium and Italy to a leading US private equity house

Advised on a number of forward funding development purchases on behalf of an investment fund, in particular relating to out-of-town retail stores in Sedgefield and Alton and a significant student accommodation facility in Durham

Retained legal adviser to a listed real estate company in relation to the ongoing management of 2 significant multi-let office sites in central London

Advised on the due diligence aspects of 2 major refinancing projects secured on commercial premises in central London for a listed real estate company

Advised on the purchase, pre-lettings and disposal of a landmark mixed-use development scheme in West London

Advising on the ownership structure and strategy of a high profile mixed-use scheme in Piccadilly for an award-winning property development company

Advising on the disposal of a multi-let office facility in central London to a high profile institutional real estate investment fund

Advising a high profile real estate private equity house on the relocation of its global headquarters from Berkeley Square to Wigmore Street

Career History

  • Qualified: 2003
  • 2003 – 2011: Macfarlanes
  • 2011 – to date: Pemberton Greenish

Professional Memberships:

  • The Law Society of England and Wales.
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