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Marie Scott

Marie Scott

Co-Head of the CMS Real Estate & Construction Group

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

Marie Scott is Co-Head of the CMS Real Estate & Construction Group. In this position, she jointly leads an international team of over 800 lawyers.

She acts for a variety of private sector clients in relation to complex mixed used development and regeneration projects; mixed used and office investment, both by UK clients and overseas inward investors; and occupier pre-lets on development schemes. She also has experience on property financing transactions (acting for both lenders and borrowers) and large infrastructure projects as well as acting for public sector clients on regeneration and compulsory purchase.  Her clients include Google, Cineworld, BNP Paribas, Quintain, Costco and Morgan Stanley Real Estate Fund.

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"Marie Scott is a pleasure to work with" and "We are impressed by her technical expertise and constant willingness to get off the fence and advise us on issues that really matter to us"


"exceptional" and "a safe pair of hands"

Legal 500

Relevant experience

  • Google on the acquisition and development of a site at King's Cross for a new UK HQ of c1million sq ft, and on the pre-let of another site at King's Cross for offices of c190,000 sq ft.
  • BNP Paribas on the acquisition of its development site at Kings Cross (BNP's first UK development) and the forward sale of the scheme to AXA for c.£300m.   Leading the team acting for BNP on its acquisition of Parker Tower in Covent Garden for its redevelopment from offices to high end residential apartments.
  • Rocket/East Road Investments on the c.£150m mixed use (student residential, hotel, office and retail) development of a site in the City, including site assembly, tax structuring, forward sale of student residential block and pre-let of hotel.
  • Quintain on the site assembly and ongoing mixed use redevelopment of Wembley (retail, leisure, offices, residential and community facilities) and leading a team on the management and letting work of offices, retail and industrial units and on the food and beverage pre-lets for the London Designer Outlet.
  • Costco on the acquisition of various development sites (all contracts conditional on planning) for construction of Costco warehouse clubs.
  • Cineworld on their pre-lets of multiplex cinemas within retail/leisure and mixed use developments around the UK.
  • Acting on the acquisition of a 1,100 acre ex-military airfield site for a proposed mixed use redevelopment, potentially including circa 7,000 residential units.
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  • Graduation year – 1997 – BA Law & Anthropology, LSE, London
  • Graduation year – 1998 – Postgraduate Diploma in Law (LPC), College of Law, Guildford
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  • Estates Gazette – Practice and Law article on Overage 2015
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Lectures list

  • Overage – Making It stick – Blundell Lecture 2014  (with Joanne Wicks QC)
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April 2020
Our real es­tate cap­ab­il­ity at your ser­vice
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CMS Ex­pert Guide to COV­ID-19 Im­pact on Lease Agree­ments
COV­ID-19 is dom­in­at­ing the glob­al news and af­fect­ing all areas of busi­ness life. For both land­lords and ten­ants, the ques­tion arises as to the im­pact of the COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic on their lease re­la­tion­ships. In this guide you will find a use­ful over­view of the im­pact COV­ID-19 has on leases across vari­ous jur­is­dic­tions. Please note that this com­par­at­ive ana­lys­is is based on our cur­rent eval­u­ation and is a sub­ject to fur­ther up­dates and amend­ments.
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