London, UK – Global law firm Paul Hastings LLP announced today that leading UK real estate partner David Ryland has joined the London office as a partner today.
Mr. Ryland specialises in commercial real estate with particular emphasis on UK and European property funds, property finance, hotel transactions and development. He advises banks, fund managers, hotel operators and investors in the real estate, funds and corporate real estate sectors on investment mechanisms including limited partnerships, offshore trusts and non-resident listed vehicles and transactions.
“Having a lawyer of David’s exceptional experience and reputation come to Paul Hastings is a testament to our global real estate practice,” said Philip Feder, chair of the global Real Estate department at Paul Hastings. “The synergies between his practice and our own give us many opportunities to add to the comprehensive service we already offer to our clients in Europe.”
“Our partners in London have been involved in deals with David and have followed his career with admiration and respect,” said Ronan O’Sullivan, chair of the London office. “We are delighted to welcome David to the firm. Attracting partners of David’s outstanding reputation and experience is an important part of our strategy in London and we look forward to David working with all of our leading clients.”
Mr. Ryland joins the highly regarded London real estate and real estate funds team which includes partners Charles Roberts, Conor Downey, Justin Jowitt, Jeffrey Diener, Jonathan Shenkman and Miles Flynn. The team represents some of the largest and best-known developers, financial institutions, opportunity funds, real estate operating companies, pension funds, servicers and advisors.
The Paul Hastings global Real Estate practice is one of the largest and most sophisticated in the world, bringing together 150 lawyers who focus exclusively on the real estate and construction industry.
Mr. Ryland, who joins from SJ Berwin, was the highest ranked real estate partner in the Chambers 100 2013, listing the top 100 business lawyers in the country.
Mr. Ryland’s arrival continues the expansion of the London office, following the appointment of capital markets partner James Cole in February and finance partner Neil Hamilton last October.
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