Paula Macnamara



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Paula specialises in all aspects of real estate finance. She has a wealth of experience in acting for major UK and international banks and financial institutions and borrowers on a broad spectrum of real estate matters, including acquisition and development finance and restructurings in the corporate retail estate, commercial office, hotel and leisure and industrial sectors.

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Recent Work
  • advising a major UK bank on the senior and mezzanine acquisition funding of a prominent commercial office and light industrial site in the regions, such financing being the largest financing outside London in 2013
  • currently acting for a large UK clearing bank on the refinancing of a large portfolio of major central London property, including hotels, residential and commercial sites
  • acting for a major European bank on a senior development facility to restore a prime central London site and develop it into a boutique hotel
  • advising German lenders on a range of Pfandbrief compliant fundings and debt acquisitions
  • setting up a new funding program for a UK bank to meet the ongoing acquisition finance needs of a South African based investment fund looking to move into UK property.

Paula qualified with Simmons & Simmons in 2003 and is based in London as a partner in the banking group, which forms part of the financial markets department.