Arnaud Montagna


Arnaud Montagna

Arnaud Montagna, Senior Associate, Real Estate

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Arnaud is a Senior Associate in our commercial Real Estate Department. He acts for a broad spectrum of clients ranging from quoted companies in UK and foreign property companies to high profile private developers and investors including Capital & Counties Properties PLC, Frogmore Real Estate Partners, Mansford and Matterhorn Capital.

Arnaud has many years' experience in dealing with all aspects of commercial property with particular expertise in complex real estate transactions, site assembly and other development work (including rafts and structures over railway lines).  Arnaud also has particular experience in the acquisition and sale of high value investment, retail, leisure and office premises and also represents both institutional landlords and occupational tenants on lettings.

Arnaud joined the firm in 1996 and has been a senior associate since 2000. He holds degrees from Kings College, London and the Sorbonne, Paris and speaks fluent French.

Key Experience

Recent transactions include:

  • Advising on the £107m sale of Marco Polo House, London SW8 to Berkeley's Group
  • Advising on the £82.1m acquisition of the Manchester Phones 4U and acting for Capital & Counties on various aspects of the regeneration of the Earls Court redevelopment.
  • Advised Matterhorn Capital on a £20 million acquisition of two investment properties in Market Street, Newcastle.
  • Advised St James Capital Group on the property aspects of disposals of parts of the Chiswell Street Brewery Complex to Guestinvest and Matrix Group and related leaseback of part of brewery premises.
  • Advised Earls Court and Olympia Group and its parent company Capital & Counties on various land acquisitions, disposals and redevelopment issues in respect of Earls Court 1 and 2 Exhibition Centres and surrounding land interests.
  • Advised Capital & Counties on the property aspects of its £220 million acquisition from Land Securities of a 50% interest in the Empress State Building, London SW6 (comprising the Metropolitan Police Headquarters).
  • Advised a number of clients on the acquisition of high value properties in the London area for conversion from commercial to residential use or for continued residential use.

Career History

Senior Associate, Mishcon de Reya LLP
Solicitor, Mishcon de Reya
Solicitor, Linklaters & Paines
Solicitor, Beechcroft Stanley
Qualified, Herbert Smith
Kings College, London
Pantheon - Sorbonne, Paris
Joint Degree in English and French Law - LLB (Hons), 2:1