Hogan Lovells has recruited real estate finance partners Andrew Flemming and Jo Solomon to join the firm’s London finance practice.
Flemming and Solomon join from Berwin Leighton Paisner.
Flemming’s transactional experience includes advising Barclays Capital on a GBP660m loan-on-loan to Maybourne Finance Limited and advising Lloyds Banking Group on a GBP266m investment facility to Peel Holdings to refinance a large portfolio of UK regional properties, which involved acting for a club of five lenders.
Solomon’s deals include advising on the St. David's Limited Partnership, a joint venture between Land Securities Group and Capital Shopping Centres, to refinance the cost of acquisition and development of the St David's and St David's two shopping centres in Cardiff; and advising Blackstone on the development finance provided by Lloyds TSB Bank in relation to the development of building 6 at Chiswick Park.
Sharon Lewis, global head of Hogan Lovells finance practice, says: "First class strength in depth in a wide breadth of different banking specialisations is vital to maintaining our position as a leading adviser to banks and other key financial institutions so continuing to grow our finance practice globally is a key strategic priority for the firm. Andrew and Jo's expertise is a natural fit with our banking and real estate practices. I am delighted that they will be joining our team."