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Darren Stolzenberg


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

Darren is a Partner in our Funds and Indirect Real Assets team. He is qualified in Australia and England, and has been practising law in London since 1999.

Darren’s practice focuses on structuring transactions through indirect vehicles such as companies, limited partnerships, unit trusts and offshore vehicles. He advises on UK and international fund establishments (including co-investment and management incentivisation), clubs, joint ventures, corporatised transactions and also advises investors looking to invest in UK, pan-European and global funds.  

Darren’s clients include UBS, Tristan Capital Partners, PATRIZIA, Man Group, Lendlease, ICG, Goodman and Delancey. 

Darren is ranked as a leading individual in Legal 500 and Chambers which states “he is always available, responsive and reliable” and “He takes an excellent holistic approach to problems and requirements”.

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"Very good, practical, knowledgeable and responsive"

Legal 500

Relevant experience

  • UBS on their open-ended Long Income Fund, global private equity fund of funds, PEG IV, and their Participating Real Estate Mortgage Fund.
  • Tristan Capital Partners on their closed ended fund series EPISO and Curzon Capital Partners and their long-life fund CCP V. 
  • PATRIZIA on their open-ended pan-European fund and closed TransEuropean fund series.
  • Man Group on the launch of their UK Affordable Housing Fund. 
  • Lendlease on their joint venture to develop The International Quarter, London with a leading Canadian pension fund. 
  • Goodman on their tripartite and bipartite joint ventures to develop logistic assets with leading Dutch and Canadian pension funds. 
  • Delancey on the launch of their first Credit and Income fund. 
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Memberships & Roles

  • Darren is a member of the AREF (Association of Real Estate Funds) Training and Education Committee and sits on the AREF Management Board. He is also actively involved in INREV (European Association for Investors in Non-listed Real Estate Vehicles and regularly leads training programs for them. 
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  • 1992 – Bachelor of Commerce (Honours Class IIA), University of Queensland, Brisbane.
  • 1994 – Bachelor of Laws, University of Queensland, Brisbane.  
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