UK real estate partner David Ryland has joined the London office of law firm Paul Hastings as a partner.
Ryland specialises in commercial real estate with particular emphasis on UK and European property funds, property finance, hotel transactions and development. He advises banks, fund managers, hotel operators and investors in the real estate, funds and corporate real estate sectors on investment mechanisms including limited partnerships, offshore trusts and non-resident listed vehicles and transactions.
“Having a lawyer of David’s exceptional experience and reputation come to Paul Hastings is a testament to our global real estate practice,” says Philip Feder, chair of the global real estate department at Paul Hastings. “The synergies between his practice and our own give us many opportunities to add to the comprehensive service we already offer to our clients in Europe.”
Ryland, who joins from SJ Berwin, was the highest ranked real estate partner in the Chambers 100 2013, listing the top 100 business lawyers in the country.
Ryland’s arrival continues the expansion of the London office, following the appointment of capital markets partner James Cole in February and finance partner Neil Hamilton last October.