Partner

Banking & Finance; Real Estate Finance

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Partner

Banking & Finance; Real Estate Finance

Expertise

John’s experience is in structured real estate finance, acting on commercial development and investment transactions for lenders and borrowers on syndicated and bilateral loan facilities and re-financings. John also advises on lending to companies for general corporate purposes and on the sale and purchase of real estate asset portfolios.

John Advises

John’s clients are institutional real estate investors and developers and their lenders or agents.

Experience Highlights

  • Acting for Capreon on the financing of its c.£164m acquisition of two retail parks from Hammerson
  • Acting for an Islamic bank on its Sharia-compliant commodity murabaha financings of commercial and high-end residential property in London and the restructure of existing loans and security
  • Acting for a private equity fund on its sale of a portfolio of private rented sector properties
  • Advising an IT outsourcing provider on a £30m revolving credit facility for its general corporate purposes and on a subsequent group restructuring
  • Acting for a family office over several years on its negotiation of £10m-£90m loan facilities for the acquisition and development of mixed-use residential and commercial development sites in London, and its refinancing of various group loan facilities
  • Advising a leading investor on €900m syndicated loan facilities for the acquisition of a portfolio of retail properties in Germany
  • Advising GMAC-RFC over a number of years on its disposal of residential mortgage portfolios with values ranging from £90m to £1.1bn

Career History

Previous Law Firms

  • Partner – Shakespeare Martineau; Moore Blatch
  • Consultant – Mishcon de Reya; Charles Russell; Speechly Bircham; Bayerische Landesbank
  • Senior Solicitor – Herbert Smith Freehills; Mandel, Katz & Brosnan
  • Solicitor – Taylor Wessing

Education

  • LPC – College of Law, London
  • PGDL – BPP Law School, London
  • MA Honours History – Rennes II University, France
  • BA Joint Honours French & History – University of Nottingham

Other

  • Languages: French and German

Get in touch

For further advice please contact us for a consultation.

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+44 (0)3330 143 401 info@gunnercooke.com