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Geraldine Pigot is special counsel in the firm’s London office and has over 15 years of commercial real estate experience. This experience includes acting for a broad range of clients in the property sector and in the wider commercial space, from private equity funds and property companies to retail tenants.

Ms. Pigot has expertise in landlord and tenant, developer and investor matters as well as advising on real estate issues in the context of corporate and lending transactions.

  • Representing a major private equity fund on real estate matters relating to the acquisition of a portfolio of serviced offices.
  • Representing a lender on real estate matters relating to the acquisition of landmark hotels. These matters included red flag reporting on title and the distillation of a complex rental arrangement.
  • Representing a landlord on the letting of an office building to a government entity tenant. This included consideration of factors relating to the tenant’s special status.
  • Representing a media tenant on the letting of an office building from a developer landlord. This included liaising with construction specialists in terms of the final desired space.
  • Representing a property company on joint ventures and holding structures relating to large retail portfolios including shopping centres and retail parks. This included complex negotiation in relation to profit share, buyout and funding provisions.
  • Representing a lender on a large scale, high end private residential development. This included complex development issues such as rights of light and the regulation of estate common parts which needed to be reconciled for lenders to be in a position to achieve credit committee approval.

Previous Experience

  • Secondment to a FTSE 100 property company (2010)
  • Secondment to a major investment bank (2009)