Personal Profile

Claire is a Legal Director in our Real Estate department, specialising in transactional commercial property. She deals with large scale acquisitions and disposals involving private companies, funds, and joint ventures, as well as asset sales.

Claire has particular expertise in developments, pre-lets, landlord and tenant work and project managing large due diligence exercises in cross border transactions. She acts for a broad spectrum of clients, from pension funds and banks (e.g. Goldman Sachs, UBS and AEW) to private investors, developers and tenants (e.g. Amazon, Victoria's Secret, Prada, GymBox and Coach) with a particular focus on high end fashion and retail.

key experience

  • Advised Goldman Sachs on the sale of the Omega and Indigo portfolios having acted on the acquisition and supervised the management of these properties.
  • Advised Victoria's Secret on their UK roll-out including stores in New Bond Street, Westfield London, Westfield Stratford, Liverpool, Manchester, Oxford, Cambridge, Southampton, Lakeside Manchester, Leeds and their London HQ and storage facilities
  • Deals with all letting and management work at 120 Holborn
  • Advised Amazon on their warehouse fulfilment centre expansion including acquiring leasehold interests in Bratislava, Slovakia, Paris, Milan and Madrid, and Rugeley and Hemel Hempstead in the UK.

career history

Legal Director, Mishcon de Reya LLP
Associate, Mishcon de Reya
Senior Counsel, European Operations Legal Team, Amazon
Director, Clifford Chance LLP
Senior Associate, Clifford Chance LLP
Associate, Clifford Chance LLP
Qualified, Manches LLP
University of West of England (LPC)
University of West of England BA/LLB (Hons)