Hilary Prescott is a partner in the firm’s London office with broad experience gained over more than 20 years in the corporate and commercial field. Ms. Prescott has a particular focus on real estate transactions involving the acquisition, disposal, management, leasing and construction of office buildings, retail space, and manufacturing facilities. She regularly advises clients on stand alone real estate matters and on real estate issues in the context of M&A and other corporate transactions. Ms. Prescott’s experience as a corporate lawyer (having worked on countless cross border mergers and acquisitions, venture capital investments, international joint ventures and strategic alliances and corporate restructurings over the years) enhances her ability to provide commercially orientated real estate advice in the context of significant corporate transactions. Ms. Prescott also has extensive experience in private equity and other investment funds. Her work in the investment sector includes advising clients on fund formation, primary investments, secondary transactions, co investments and the regulation of the investment industry. Ms. Prescott serves as primary outside counsel for a number of US corporations that have entered the European market, and is a member of the firm’s Africa Initiative.