Leading Real Estate Finance duo to join Hogan Lovells
10 July 2014
London, 10 July 2014 - Hogan Lovells has recruited real estate finance partners Andrew Flemming and Jo Solomon to join the London finance practice. Andrew and Jo join from Berwin Leighton Paisner and bring a wealth of real estate finance experience with them.
Andrew's transactional experience includes advising Barclays Capital on a £660m loan-on-loan to Maybourne Finance Limited and advising Lloyds Banking Group on a £266m investment facility to Peel Holdings to refinance a large portfolio of UK regional properties, which involved acting for a club of five lenders.
Jo's deals include advising on the St. David's Limited Partnership, a joint venture between Land Securities Group PLC and Capital Shopping Centres PLC, to refinance the cost of acquisition and development of the St David's and St David's 2 shopping centres in Cardiff; and advising Blackstone on the development finance provided by Lloyds TSB Bank Plc in relation to the development of building 6 at Chiswick Park.
Commenting on their arrival, Sharon Lewis, global head of Hogan Lovells finance practice, said:
"First class strength in depth in a wide breadth of different banking specialisations is vital to maintaining our position as a leading adviser to banks and other key financial institutions so continuing to grow our finance practice globally is a key strategic priority for the firm. Andrew and Jo's expertise is a natural fit with our banking and real estate practices. I am delighted that they will be joining our team".
"Hogan Lovells has a thriving global finance practice with numerous high profile clients across a range of sectors and a truly collaborative culture. I am looking forward to working closely with the banking and real estate teams to continue to build the strength and depth of Hogan Lovells' real estate finance practice".
"Hogan Lovells' international platform is a significant benefit to global borrowers and lenders in being able to offer them a seamless international service that few other firms can provide. I'm delighted to joining a firm with such a stellar real estate reputation and with such strong expertise across a number of different practice areas that are needed to carry out complex, high value real estate finance deals."