Partner

Real Estate, Corporate & Banking

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Partner

Real Estate, Corporate & Banking

Expertise

John’s practice encompasses Banking, Real Estate investment, and development alongside corporate and commercial transactions. Described by Legal 500 as “ highly proactive” and has a reputation for innovation, collaboration, and delivery within tight timeframes. Through his involvement in the student accommodation sector, he has an unrivaled knowledge of the structural issues affecting clients operating in that sector. He is a co-founder member of the Primary Care Premises Forum (www.pcpf.co.uk), a forum for public and private sector engagement in matters relating to health premises development,and funding, and also regularly advises clients on Land Promotion schemes and related financing.

John Advises

  • Lenders and borrowers
  • Property developers
  • Overseas investors
  • A wide range of other corporates

Experience Highlights

  • Acting for National Westminster and other Banks from which long-standing banking  connections developed
  • Major new build schemes of student accommodation in London, Birmingham, Norwich, Durham, Sheffield and elsewhere acting for the Developer
  • Advising  from initiation, through nomination agreement/lease and forward sale and/or other funding arrangements to delivery of  student  schemes
  • Representing clients acquiring/ divesting/refinancing various customer-facing businesses in sectors including FM, Events, Healthcare, waste recycling and , acting for the owner, the sale to the William Hill Group of their then  first corporate LBO post listing
  • Providing in house legal advice to a major Japanese construction entity commencing operations in the UK market
  • Land promotion and other related schemes with associated funding arrangements from inception to delivery
  • Advising overseas investors on their acquisition of UK property investments

Career History

Previous Law Firms

  • Penningtons Manches Cooper
  • Stephenson Harwood
  • Tarlo Lyons/Blake Morgan

Education

  • Leeds University
  • Chester College of Law

Get in touch

For further advice please contact us for a consultation.

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UK Contact

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

+49 30 220 131-000 centralservices@gunnercooke.de