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Sonal Thakrar


Personal Profile

Sonal is a Partner at Mishcon de Reya in the Residential Property group. She provides advice on all aspects of UK residential property and secured lending to banks. Throughout her career, Sonal has built a dynamic and diverse client base ranging from overseas investors, high net worth individuals and their companies, to trust companies, trustees, investment companies, trading companies and banks.

Her specific expertise resides in purchasing or disposing of prime or super-prime residential property in Central London, often involving complex offshore structures and time sensitive lending requirements. As a result of her extensive experience dealing with trustees and trust companies in the Channel Islands, 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 overseas, particularly in the Middle East.

Sonal's accomplished practice means she understands every nuance and every possible perspective of a transaction and can adapt accordingly. Sonal injects drive and enthusiasm into every aspect of her work, all the while leading a team of experts on a range of complex matters. This passion is evident in Chambers High Net Worth Guide 2016 which describes her as "fast-paced and hard-working", "absolutely terrific and extraordinarily nice." Sonal was also recognised by Spear's as one of the Top Six Property Lawyers as part of their Property Advisors Index 2019 and she was named Residential Property Lawyer of the Year at the Chambers High Net Worth Awards 2019.

Key experience

  • 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.

Career History

Partner, Mishcon de Reya LLP
Partner, Charles Russell LLP
Associate, Charles Russell LLP
Assistant Solicitor, Charles Russell LLP
Qualified, Pearson Lowe

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