Real Estate partner Simon Gardiner joins the firm
01 May 2018
Simmons & Simmons has today announced the appointment of a new partner to its Financial Markets practice. The arrival of real estate partner, Simon Gardiner reinforces the firm’s commitment to the real estate market, focusing on funds, financial institutions and other key players in this market.
Simon has over 18 years’ experience in real estate and joins the firm from Pinsent Masons, where he was a partner advising on a range of real estate development and investment work. He commenced his previous role in 2011 and, during this time, acted for institutional investors, US private equity, residential developers and contractor/developers.
With considerable experience in all aspects of commercial real estate, including mixed use, residential, office and retail led development and mainstream investment work, Simon will prove to be a significant asset to the Financial Markets practice.
Commenting on Simon Gardiner’s appointment, Head of Real Estate, John Kelsey said: “We are very excited to be welcoming Simon Gardiner to Simmons & Simmons. His extensive experience with such high quality clients will be an asset to our team. We will also provide to this client base a wealth of complimentary practice areas such as funds, financial services, tax and finance. As we continue to grow and build our practice, individuals like Simon will be integral and we are excited to have him on board.”
Speaking on the market and his arrival at Simmons & Simmons, Simon Gardiner said: “The UK has the second biggest real estate market in the world, behind only the United States. It is a stable place to invest and has a central role in the global marketplace. The UK continues to attract domestic and overseas capital with many looking to invest into real assets. Sophisticated investors and developers demand high quality advice across a wide range of practice areas and I am delighted to be joining a firm which has all bases covered in the UK and overseas. This is such an important time for Real Estate and I am excited about the future prospects working with Simmons & Simmons.”
The Simmons & Simmons real estate team includes approximately 100 lawyers across our international network with extensive experience acting for some of the world’s leading property organisations on complex multi-disciplinary transactions both in individual jurisdictions and across borders. Our clients include substantial investors, pension funds, property funds, lenders, borrowers, developers, landlords and occupiers. Strategic and creative thinking are the hallmarks of our practice and, with our constructive approach to the law, clients view us as trusted business advisers.