Todd Wu (吴拓)

Managing Associate (Australian Qualified)

Personal Profile

Todd (吴拓) is a Managing Associate in the Real Estate department. He has worked across the UK and Australia with overseas investors, private equity funds, institutional investors and corporate occupiers for over eight years. In addition to real estate, he has extensive experience in major infrastructure and renewable energy projects as well as corporate transactions and joint ventures where real estate, infrastructure or energy is a key component.

As a native Mandarin speaker, Todd regularly assists Chinese state-owned enterprises and private-owned enterprises as well as family offices from mainland China and Hong Kong. He has often worked with clients from the Far East region on their early investments into the local jurisdiction, and is experienced in advising Far Eastern investors on a broad spectrum of their legal needs – ranging from the initial incorporation of local subsidiaries through to completion of the relevant transaction.

Key Experience

  • Acting for a Hong Kong based investor on the acquisition of mixed-use assets in Mayfair for a value over £150 million and related financing
  • Advising a Chinese listed energy company on its prospective projects in the UK
  • Acting for a Chinese investor on the joint venture arrangements in respect of its UK development project
  • Acting for a global infrastructure investor on the successful bid for a major oil & gas project in the North Sea for a reported value in excess of £1 billion
  • Representing an insurance fund on the forward funding of an office development and simultaneous pre-let to a government tenant, and separately on the disposal of a portfolio of commercial assets across four different jurisdictions
  • Advising on headquarters moves for a number of corporate occupiers including a UK FinTech company and a European oil and gas company
  • Acting for an EPL football club on an over-station development for student accommodation, and separately a battery storage project at the club’s stadium which was the largest of its kind at any sports stadium in the world
  • Advising on the sale of a major London airport for a reported valued of circa £2 billion
  • Acting for a major Chinese SOE and various Chinese and Hong Kong listed companies on their real estate investments into Australia

Career History

Managing Associate (Australian qualified), Mishcon de Reya LLP
Associate (Australian qualified), Slaughter and May, London
Associate, Corrs Chambers Westgarth, Sydney
Graduate Lawyer (trainee), Corrs Chambers Westgarth, Sydney
The University of Sydney, Bachelor of Laws (Hons)
The University of Sydney, Bachelor of Commerce (Finance major)

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