Many companies and individuals wish to restructure the way in which a property is held.

Our Real Estate team has experience in and has handled a wide range of restructuring transactions, from de-enveloping (the process an individual goes through to own a property directly rather than through a corporate vehicle incorporated overseas), to inter-group leasehold assignments and transfers of freehold property between connected companies.

In addition to legal issues, there are also tax and accounting issues that must be considered in a restructuring and we work closely with other professional advisers who can offer sound advice in these areas.

We have significant experience in working through complex restructuring, acting for a variety of clients, from corporates or family offices to individuals, both based in the UK and overseas.

We strive to understand our client’s bespoke requirements and to ensure our advice is both commercial and legally sound and client’s chose us for this very reason.

Ownership restructuring expertise

  • Dealing with third parties to obtain consent to the proposed restructure
  • De-enveloping of high value properties in & around London
  • Inter-group assignments
  • Serving any notices required on superior interests
  • Post completion matters including submitting the appropriate applications to HM Land Registry to register the restructuring documents & dealing with any Stamp Duty Land Tax requirements
  • Transfer of property pursuant to a hive up prior to a members voluntary liquidation
  • Dealing with third parties to obtain consent to the proposed restructure
  • De-enveloping of high value properties in & around London
  • Inter-group assignments
  • Serving any notices required on superior interests
  • Post completion matters including submitting the appropriate applications to HM Land Registry to register the restructuring documents & dealing with any Stamp Duty Land Tax requirements
  • Transfer of property pursuant to a hive up prior to a members voluntary liquidation

Ownership restructuring experience

  • Advised on the assignment of two office leases inter-group, including obtaining the relevant landlord consent to said assignments.

  • Advised an overseas individual on de-enveloping two high value properties, during which we had to liaise with overseas counsel in several jurisdictions.

  • Advised a corporate client on a group reorganisation which included lease assignments and freehold property transfers, following which the transferor was placed into a members voluntary liquidation.

"The firm always helps to ensure a smooth service, delivers what is promised and leaves us with the confidence that the matter is in safe hands."


Chambers UK 2021

"The practice delivers excellent pragmatic and commercial advice to our clients, although based in the City the relationship between price and quality is excellent. The team really values and builds on its client relationships."


Legal 500 2021

"The team are pragmatic, commercial and responsive. For a City practice the rates are very good relative to other firms – City expertise at regional rates."


Legal 500 2021

Search

Portfolio
Title CV Email

Remove All

Download


Click here to email this list.