Chris Luck

Christopher Luck


CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
Cannon Place
78 Cannon Street
United Kingdom
Languages English

Chris Luck is a Partner in the Funds and Indirect Real Estate team. His main focus is in the real estate and financial sectors for UK and International clients. Transactional activity includes M&A, joint ventures and listing real estate companies as well as setting up and acting for investors in real estate funds.

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Relevant experience

  • Canada Pension Pan Investment Board on the acquisition of Liberty Living and other student accommodation transactions.
  • Great Portland Estates on the 100 Bishopsgate joint venture and sale of Rathbone Place.
  • Hermes Real Estate on a joint venture for the £800m NOMA scheme in Manchester.
  • Land Securities on joint ventures such as the "Walkie Talkie" and transactions including the acquisition of Bluewater, Kent.
  • Mayfair Capital Partners on The Property Income Trust for Charities, a fund for UK Charities.
  • Mitsubishi Estate on the joint venture with Legal & General for Central St. Giles, London.
  • Mitsui Fudosan on the acquisition of City development opportunities.
  • REITS on conversions and listings including Great Portland Estates and SEGRO.
  • SEGRO on various joint venture arrangements including the Airport Property Partnership.
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  • 1980-LL.B.,King's College, London
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  • Chris is a member of the British Property Federation Finance Committee and works with the Property Industry Alliance, Property Finance Forum and EPRA on industry matters including REITs and European regulation such as the Alternative Investment Fund Managers' Directive (AIFMD).
  • Chris is also a member of the EPRA Regulatory Committee.
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Lectures list

  • Chris chairs EPRA’s London Insight for the European quoted real estate sector
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FCA con­sults on il­li­quid open-ended re­tail funds
Today, the FCA has launched a con­sulta­tion pa­per (CP 18/27) on open-ended re­tail funds in­vest­ing in il­li­quid as­sets.   After the Brexit vote in 2016, there were sig­ni­fic­ant in­vestor out­flows from open-ended real es­tate funds res­ult­ing in a num­ber of fund sus­pen­sions.
Lim­ited Part­ner­ship Re­forms: "It's the end of the world as we know...
Bad people have been do­ing bad things with UK Lim­ited Part­ner­ships and Scot­tish Lim­ited Part­ner­ships (SLPs) in par­tic­u­lar. It’s far from clear who these bad people are (in­deed the De­part­ment for Busi­ness, En­ergy & In­dus­tri­al Strategy (BEIS) last year is­sued.
Pre-mar­ket­ing - Pro­posed changes to AIFMD
On 12 March 2018, the European Com­mis­sion pub­lished a pro­posed dir­ect­ive and a pro­posed reg­u­la­tion amend­ing the AIFMD and UCITS IV to fa­cil­it­ate cross-bor­der mar­ket­ing of funds. Im­port­antly, these pro­pos­als cov­er pre-mar­ket­ing un­der AIFMD which is an area.