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Edwin Coe is delighted to announce that it has acted for the owners of a portfolio of 41 freehold properties in relation to a sale and leaseback to a listed social housing provider. It has completed the sale of that portfolio from agreement of heads of terms to completion, including preparation of reports of title on every property, in five weeks.

The transaction involved a complex network of agreements, including separate leases for every property, documentation of agreed works to be carried out and exercise of a significant number of options.

The transaction was put together by GDL, a leading provider of corporate advisory services based in London and the North East.

The seller commented: “We are amazed at the professionalism and capacity of the whole team at Edwin Coe LLP and especially how they integrated with our deal team from GDL to get this transaction completed in such a timely manner.  We are delighted with the outcome and look forward to future transactions.”

Kahlil de Burca of GDL commented:  “I am delighted that this transaction has been completed so swiftly and professionally by the team at Edwin Coe. I have worked with some of the best law firms around, but to be honest this was one I enjoyed and Edwin Coe has a team which in my opinion is something special.”

The Edwin Coe team was led by Corporate Partner, John Young and Property Partner, Jo McIvor with support from other members across the firm.

Corporate Partner, John Young commented: “This has been my first major transaction since joining Edwin Coe, and I have been incredibly impressed by the dedication and reserves of good humour of Joanne McIvor and her team. We’ve been able to bring this complex deal to a successful conclusion in an incredibly short period, and we look forward to continuing to work with our client on future projects.”

Background

About Edwin Coe

Edwin Coe LLP is a commercial law firm based in the heart of London’s historic legal district in Lincoln’s Inn. Founded in 1913, we have grown from our litigation origins to become a thriving and dynamic practice, providing a comprehensive range of legal services to meet the needs of a wide variety of businesses, individuals and organisations based throughout the UK and overseas.

The firm consists of 37 partners and is a ranked 111 in the latest edition of The Lawyer ‘UK 200’ law firms. We provide legal services to an international and UK client base which includes public and private companies, multinationals, charities and not-for-profit organisations, as well as private clients. We are a traditional, high-quality law firm providing a personalised and integrated service across a wide range of commercial practice areas.

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