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Patrick Plant

Real Estate Partner, London

Overview

Professional experience

Education and qualifications

Overview

As a senior partner in the firm’s Real Estate Department and having previously been Global Head of the Department for eight years until 2011, Patrick has considerable experience in real estate transactions, advising investors, developers, lenders and tenants on all aspects of commercial real estate in the UK.

Patrick has advised on numerous international real estate projects on behalf of listed real estate companies, sovereign wealth funds and investment banks in Asia, the Middle East and Continental Europe.

Patrick also has specialist expertise in hotel and leisure properties, including management and franchise agreements.

Patrick was seconded to the firm’s Hong Kong and Frankfurt offices, and has worked in Australia as a corporate lawyer for a major Australian law firm.

Work highlights

Throughout his career, Patrick has led on many of the market’s major commercial real estate transactions. Highlights include advising:

  • a major US corporate on the acquisition and the development of an iconic new European HQ in London
  • Ramsbury on the acquisition of the Debenhams store, Oxford Street, and the former Dickins & Jones building on Regent Street, London
  • a major European bank on the development of its new London HQ
  • a major US investment bank on the development of its new European HQ
  • InterContinental Hotel Group (IHG) on the sale and manage back of a portfolio of Holiday Inn hotels in the UK, the market’s first major sale and manage back transaction
  • HSBC on its sale and leaseback at Canary Wharf
  • the Safra family on its acquisition of Plantation Place, London
  • Allied London on the development, leasing and subsequent investment sales at Spinningfields, Manchester
  • Linklaters on its own UK and global premises strategy

 

Professional experience

Patrick is a Board Member of the British Library, a Council Member of the Royal College of Art, Trustee of the Royal Society for Blind Children and an Honorary Lecturer in Law at the University of Manchester.

Education and qualifications

Patrick studied law at Manchester University.