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Scott Keown


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Scott is a partner in the firm’s real estate department. He has over 15 years of experience acting across the property sector in both the UK and Australia, with a particular focus on the office, industrial, student and residential subsectors.

Key credentials include:

Investment and Asset Management:

  • acting for a leading UK PAIF on in excess of £400m worth of investment acquisitions and disposals in the office, PRS, retail and industrial subsectors;
  • leading a team of lawyers providing active asset management support to the in-house fund managers and external agents on a large portfolio of industrial estates, including the pre-letting of new-build units;

Student Accommodation:

  • acting for an operator in connection with a JV to create one of the largest providers of student accommodation in the UK; and in relation to the JV’s ongoing active asset management initiatives and own-account real estate requirements, including the acquisition of its London HQ;

Development and Development Finance:

  • acting for a banking syndicate in relation to a central London resi-led mixed-use development loan facility;
  • acting for a manufacturer in relation to the redevelopment of its HQ and manufacturing facilities, including its partnership with a house builder to develop new residential communities on its excess land holdings.

Corporate and M&A:

  • acting for a large privately-owned property company on its proposed acquisition of a house builder with a substantial development pipeline and significant land holdings;
  • acting for one of the world’s leading property agents in relation to its corporate acquisition of the business and assets of a competitor; and on some of its own-account real estate requirements including the acquisition of London offices;

Scott particularly enjoys working with international clients doing business in the UK. He is actively engaged in the wider property sector, including in his roles on the Investment Property Forum’s (IPF) Next Generation Committee and the organising committee of Muscular Dystrophy UK's annual property-industry-backed Microscope Ball fundraiser.

Scott is dual-qualified in the UK and Australia and joined Fox Williams in 2018 after a decade with CMS in London.

For residential property transactions, Scott is assisted by and supervises a team of qualified solicitors with experience in residential conveyancing work.

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