London – Paul Hastings LLP, a leading global firm, announced today that Mark Shepherd has joined the London office as a partner. Mr. Shepherd joins from DLA Piper.
Mr. Shepherd acts for a wide range of clients on all real estate aspects of large commercial transactions including investment, joint venture arrangements, and development transactions. He was previously at SJ Berwin (now King & Wood Mallesons) where he worked closely with David Ryland, one of Paul Hastings’ and the UK’s foremost real estate lawyers.
“In the last 18 months the number of transactions handled by the Paul Hastings London real estate practice has increased exponentially,” said Mr. Ryland. “We continue to take on new clients, as the team continues to expand.
“Having worked with Mark previously, I know that he will be a valuable addition to the team and will contribute significantly to the strength and success of the real estate practice as we continue to grow.”
Mr. Shepherd’s appointment follows the promotion of Mark Rajbenbach to partner in September 2014.
“Our real estate transactional and finance practice remains a great strength here in London and we look forward to welcoming Mark to the team,” said Ronan O’Sullivan, chair of the London office.
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