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Nick Doffman


Personal Profile

Nick is a Real Estate Partner with more than 30 years' experience in dealing with all aspects of commercial property. He has expertise in structuring and negotiating real estate acquisitions and sales, as well as advising on development and landlord and tenant matters.

A significant proportion of Nick's practice is focused on international inward investment, acting on high-value UK property transactions for overseas investors. He has strong connections across the Far East region, particularly within Hong Kong and Singapore, and a well-developed understanding of the business culture in these areas. In addition, he has advised many well-known UK institutional and entrepreneurial companies such as Berkeley Group, Capital & Counties Properties PLC, Investec, Mansford, Matterhorn Capital, TK Maxx and O&H Properties.

Recommended as a Leader in his field in Chambers & Partners 2022 and as a Leading Individual in Legal 500 2022, Nick is described by a client as 'excellent' and praised for his exceptional knowledge and his entrepreneurial, commercial, personable and to-the-point advice. Chambers have called him "an extremely slick operator who handles some big deals", while a source in Legal 500 added "he is an excellent lawyer who is really commercial and who has built up a fantastic team".

Key Experience

Listed among Nick's transactions are acting for Ho Bee Land on the purchase of 39 Victoria Street, London, for £144 million from a subsidiary of British Land, and advising on the £107 million sale of the historic Marco Polo House in London's Nine Elms to Berkeley Group.

Career History

Partner, Mishcon de Reya LLP
Partner, Brecher & Co
Solicitor, S J Berwin & Co
Qualified, Philip Ross & Co
Middlesex University LLB (Hons)

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