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Corporate Occupiers and Leasing

Typically, buildings cost 15% of an organisation’s overheads and are the second largest business expenditure following staff costs.

Effectively managing operational real estate is an issue of strategic importance and can provide the foundation for future growth.

With vast experience in acting for both tenants and landlords, we have a real understanding of the issues our clients face in managing real estate and anticipating their future operational requirements. We specialise in acting for financial institutions and corporates on HQ relocations, data centres and office matters, and have advised on some of the most significant deals in the market in recent times.

In particular, we help clients with the negotiation of heads of terms and agreements to lease; the negotiation and agreement of commercial leases and all supporting documentation; exit issues relating to existing premises; and construction issues regarding fit-out by the landlord and/or tenant. Underpinning our advice is a unrelenting focus on ensuring the best possible commercial terms for our clients.

Our lawyers work closely with clients to identify provisions that could pose risks within a chosen strategy. These include financial obligations such as rent review, insurance and repair obligations. Having established whether the risk is reasonable, taking into account the market and other commercial factors, we work to agree the approach and mitigating factors that should be adopted in order to manage the risk. A material disruption to your business from the perspective of a landlord or tenant is likely to impact you economically. Our team's prior experience of leading similar projects and working with other professional advisers means that our rigorous approach to project management allows your day-to-day operations to continue smoothly.

News & insights

Publications: 09 JULY 2020

Beyond Covid-19: Unexpected Policy Shift as Land Registry announces acceptance of Electronic Signatures

The Land Registry has today announced that it will “soon” start to accept electronic signatures. This is a major policy shift for the Land Registry and will be welcomed by the property industry both…

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Publications: 01 JULY 2020

Beyond Covid-19: How will the shifting balances of power in the commercial real estate sector in England and Wales affect financial institutions?

As the economic ramifications of Covid-19 are felt across society it is clear that the implications for financial institutions as lenders and investors in commercial real estate are significant. 

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Publications: 29 MAY 2020

Covid-19 Update: Impact of Spanish Legislation on NPL transactions

The Covid-19 pandemic and its associated economic crisis have triggered a large number of laws and regulations to protect individual and corporate borrowers in Spain that will have an impact on the…

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Publications: 23 APRIL 2020

Covid-19 coronavirus: rent deferrals in commercial and industrial lease agreements in Spain

Following the approval of rent deferrals for residential lease agreements due to Covid-19 outbreak in March, the Spanish Government has now approved on 21 April 2020, the Royal Decree-law 15/2020…

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