Laura Oliver

Laura Oliver

Counsel, London

Email laura.oliver@​hoganlovells.com

Phone +44 20 7296 2000

Fax +44 20 7296 2001

LanguagesEnglish

Practice groupCorporate

Laura Oliver takes professional pride in the longevity and depth of her client relationships and believes that a thorough understanding of their commercial aspirations enables her to successfully tackle complex transactions and tight timetables. She adopts a pragmatic and non-confrontational approach to find solutions that reflect her clients' objectives. Laura trained with the firm and advises her clients on a wide variety of transactional real estate matters including investment acquisitions, disposals and lettings. She also advises on the real estate aspects of corporate disposals and acquisitions, financings and restructurings and is part of the specialist team with experience in leasehold liability transactions.

Laura takes a keen interest in legal developments and has written a number of well received articles on a wide range of real estate topics for industry publications including Estates Gazette and Investment Property Focus. She also authored a bespoke customer guide for Barclays on the implications of the Modern Slavery Act on property investors.

Laura is keen to inspire the next generation of lawyers. She is a professional advocate for Aspiring Solicitors, which aims to increase diversity in the legal profession.

Education and admissions

Education

LL.B., University of Bristol

LPC, The College of Law, Guildford

Representative experience

Acting on the acquisition and in specie distribution of a landmark building in London through a JPUT for a price in excess of £400m.

Advising on the acquisition and refinancing of a portfolio of outlet malls valued at in excess of £375m.

Acting for a pension fund on the £113m sale of a mixed use scheme in central London.

Acting for a major bank funding the £135.5m acquisition of The Brunswick Centre in London.

Acting for a major bank in connection with the rationalization of its property interests.

Acting for a national retailer in relation to the disposal of their leasehold liabilities in relation to 21 surplus stores.

Acting for a major global corporation in relation to the sale and partial leaseback of its UK headquarters.

Latest thinking and events

Hogan Lovells Publications

Real Estate Quarterly Autumn 2016

Hogan Lovells Publications

Real Estate Quarterly Spring 2016

Blog Post

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Hogan Lovells Publications

Real Estate Quarterly Winter 2015

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Real Estate Quarterly Autumn 2015

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