Overview

Philip is a highly experienced real estate lawyer who specialises in advising both public and private sector clients on major regeneration and redevelopment projects and the real estate aspects of large scale energy and infrastructure deals – particularly in the rail and nuclear industries.

Philip is a member of the Development Committee of the British Property Federation. For the last few years, Philip has chaired the annual UK Stations & Property Summit (held in London every February). This summit drives the thinking about city/town centre regeneration by making the most of land/assets at and around railway stations.

Philip is also head of the firm's Asia Pacific team, which advises clients on inward investment deals into the UK, particularly in the real estate and energy sectors.

Experience
  • Advising London Underground/Transport for London on the real estate elements of the Metropolitan Line Extension project.
  • Advising the Greater London Authority on the procurement of a development partner for the £1 billion regeneration of the Royal Albert Docks site – a Chinese developer that plans to create London’s ‘Third Business District’ after the City and Canary Wharf.
  • Advising a Malaysian development company on its acquisition of a brownfield site for the development of over 3,000 houses and 24 hectares of employment space.
  • Advising private sector investor/developer clients on the acquisition and development of Private Rented Sector (PRS) and Build to Rent projects around the UK.
  • Advising train operators FirstGroup and GTR on the agreements for the construction of two new depots to support the £1.6 billion procurement of new trains for the Thameslink line.