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Andy Bruce

Global Practice Head – Real Estate, London

"I have 25 years' experience advising on complex deals in the UK and Continental Europe. I am trusted by clients for my comprehensive knowledge of the real estate sector and my enthusiasm to offer judgment and guidance on their most complex deals."

Overview

Professional experience

Education and qualifications

Overview

Andy is the Global Head of the Firm’s Real Estate practice. He has been at Linklaters over 25 years and has extensive experience in the acquisition, financing, development, letting and disposal of all types of commercial real estate both in the UK and Continental Europe.

Andy is listed as a Leading Individual in Legal 500 and ranked in Chambers. He is a Trustee of Barts Charity, a leading healthcare charity, and chairs their investment committee.

Work highlights

Andy has led on many major real estate transactions. Highlights include advising:

  • Lendlease on:

its joint venture with Starwood Capital to acquire the £3.5bn Silvertown Quays, London urban renewal project

its ongoing negotiation of master development documents for Birmingham Smithfield

the £2bn+ ongoing regeneration of Elephant & Castle, London

  • Abu Dhabi Financial Group on several projects, including its landmark £370m acquisition and redevelopment of New Scotland Yard, London
  • a consortium member on its investment in a €6.4 billion global portfolio of approximately 900 hotels
  • CBRE Global Investors' Pan-European Core Fund on its investments across Europe
  • Glencore on the pre-let of their HQ premises in Hanover Square opposite Great Portland Estates
  • the owner of the Aldwych Quarter, London (four buildings including the former HQ of the BBC World Service) on multiple lease and leasebacks, including the landmark letting of the site to King’s College London as a new campus HQ
  • Arcadia Group on its conditional purchase and development of a new distribution warehouse

Professional experience

Andy is a trustee and member of the investment committee of Barts Charity, a leading healthcare charity. 

Education and qualifications

Andy studied law at Reading University, where he obtained a First.