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Jonathan Lewis

Jonathan Lewis


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

Jonathan is a partner in the Real Estate Team at CMS London.  Jonathan has particular expertise in commercial property development and investment work. He is well-known throughout the Real Estate sector and clients praise his practical and commercial approach to complex matters.

Jonathan acts for public and private companies and institutions on development projects involving industrial, hotel, office and retail properties. He frequently leads multidisciplinary teams on complex investment purchases and financings of portfolios.

In recent years, Jonathan has advised on high profile, strategic real estate matters in relation to the disposal and restructuring of assets for both banks and borrowers.

Jonathan is rated by the Legal 500 as a leading individual in commercial property.

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"The "excellent" Jonathan Lewis ….. demonstrates considerable skill in development and investment work. Clients say: "You cannot fault his real estate knowledge; it's been honed over decades in the UK market"."

Chambers, 2017

"He is one of the best lawyers I've ever worked with," enthuses one client, adding: "He's incredibly clever, his contracts are very good and he just knows how to get the other side to agree to what we want"."

Chambers, 2015

Relevant experience

  • Kaupthing the sale of its 50 per cent interest in the Fitzroy Place development to Ashby Capital LLP. The sale valued Kaupthing's stake at GBP 217.1m, with Aviva Investors retaining its 50 per cent share of the joint venture which owns Fitzroy Place.
  • Galliard Homes/Cain Hoy on one of the largest forward sold PRS deals in the UK. The sale to US PRS investor Greystar, comprising of 320 apartments, is of three blocks to be developed in Millhabour, in London Docklands.
  • Benson Elliot on its purchase of Slough Retail Park from Standard Life Investments.
  • Heron, a long-standing client, on the leasing of the Salesforce Tower, one of the City of London's tallest buildings.
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  • 1977 - BA(Econ), University of Manchester, Manchester
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  • Chairman UK Jewish Film
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