Stephen Hughes Partner

Contact Information

+44 20 3321 6760

Personal Profile

Stephen is a Partner in the Real Estate department with over 20 years' experience. His expertise lies in commercial real estate work including high value portfolio acquisitions and disposals, development work, joint ventures and structuring.

He acts for a broad range of UK and overseas clients including Delancey, Capital & Counties Properties PLC (Capco), Almacantar and The London Business School. His transactions often lead to his involvement with a cross departmental team providing advice on associated tax, finance and corporate issues.

Stephen represents Capco in relation to its Covent Garden portfolio and on aspects of the regeneration of the Earls Court redevelopment. He also acts for Delancey and Qatari Diar on the property aspects of the Olympic Village.

Chambers 2016 comments that peers like dealing with the "excellent" Stephen Hughes, who covers all aspects of complex property deals.

Key experience

  • Representing Capital & Counties Properties PLC in relation to its Covent Garden portfolio and on the regeneration of the Earls Court & West Kensington Opportunity area in west London. The Earls Court plans propose the transformation of the area into four new urban villages and a 21st century high street over the 77 acre site, and include the creation of 7,500 homes and 12,000 jobs as well as commercial, community, cultural and open green space.
  • Acting for Delancey and Qatari Diar on the purchase and long-term management of the Olympic Village. The Village, which lies adjacent to the Olympic Park in Stratford, east London, will deliver 2,818 new homes with the potential for a further 2,000 new homes.
  • Advising Almacantar on the acquisition of CAA House and 1 Kemble Street, two inter-connected office buildings covering almost 300,000 sq ft, in London's West End from Tishman Speyer.

Career History

Partner, Mishcon de Reya LLP
Partner, SJ Berwin LLP
Partner, Olswang
Solicitor, Olswang
Qualified, CMS Cameron McKenna