Sonal Thakrar is a Partner in the Residential Property team. She is described as ‘an absolute powerhouse who always goes above and beyond for clients, with her work ethic and speed being the best in the business’. She provides advice on all aspects of UK residential property and secured lending to banks and her expertise focuses on purchasing or disposing of prime or super-prime residential property in Central London, often involving complex offshore structures and time sensitive lending requirements whilst navigating deal driven sensitivities.
Sonal effortlessly navigates the regulatory and fiduciary requirements specific to the region when acting on multi-jurisdictional transactions. She also has strong connections throughout the UK and globally.
Throughout her career, Sonal has built a dynamic and diverse client base ranging from overseas investors, UHNW individuals and their companies, and family offices to trust companies, investment companies, trading companies and banks. She is able to adapt effortlessly to cultural and time-based needs that a client may have in the course of a transaction and delivers on very high profile and high value transactions in prime and super prime Central London despite difficult market conditions. Sonal injects infectious drive and enthusiasm into aspects of her work, whilst leading teams of experts both internally and externally on a range of complex matters.
Peers describe her as ‘very dynamic, very high-tempo and very client-focused’ as well as ‘commercial and pragmatic’. Sonal leads a team which, through their breadth of knowledge, understanding of their clients’ unique situations and their success in building close working relationships with all parties involved in transactions, has grown to become one of the largest dedicated residential property practices in London.
- Regularly acting as project manager on major international transactions involving multiple law firms whom she leads and co-ordinates.
- Acting for ultra-high net worth individuals on purchase/sales transactions.
- Acting on behalf of international clients in relation to complex and time sensitive transactions involving multiple jurisdictions.
- Advising clients in relation to complex structuring/financing arrangements.
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