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4 January 2021 0 Comments
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Royds Withy King welcomes Partner David Paxton as head of real estate team in London

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Today we welcome specialist real estate development lawyer David Paxton to our London office.

David, who joins from Charles Russell Speechlys, will lead our real estate team in the city. He has broad sector experience, having worked for a major international real estate developer as well as for a top international real estate law firm.

David advises a wide range of developers and investors and has a particular focus on mixed use residential (including build to rent), infrastructure, hotels and leisure, retirement living and student accommodation. He also acts for investors, propcos and corporate occupiers on real estate acquisition, financing, joint ventures, asset optimisation, lettings and sales.

He has worked with FTSE 100 companies, major international developers, national house builders, pension funds, HM Government, real estate investment funds, sovereign wealth funds, royal families, ultra-high-net-worth individuals and overseas investors. The nature of these transactions often requires him to lead and co-ordinate a cross-departmental team to provide advice on associated planning, construction, tax, finance and corporate issues.

Career highlights include advising Chelsea Football Club, HS2 and Berkeley Homes, while he has also acted for overseas family offices and private equity funds acquiring and developing super prime London real estate.

David said:

“I am delighted to be joining Royds Withy King and excited about leading the London real estate team during a period of significant changes in the market and the wider world economy. We will continue to provide our clients with value added, commercially orientated legal advice to help them navigate a successful course through a dynamic and challenging business environment.

“2021 is likely to offer unprecedented opportunity in the UK real estate market and I am looking forward to helping my clients make the most of this.”

Managing Partner Graham Street said:

“David is an experienced and talented lawyer and we’re delighted to welcome him to our firm. This latest appointment underlines our commitment to further growing our profile and practice in London.”

David’s arrival brings the number of our new Partner hires to seven since March 2020.

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