Contact David O’Dwyer

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David specialises in commercial real estate transactions acting for a full range of clients including property companies, landlords, tenants, operators, educational establishments, developers and investors.

He has extensive experience in all aspects of commercial real estate including the leisure/hospitality, licensed premises, retail and office sectors and in dealing with development and finance matters. David is experienced in dealing with portfolio work and high value individual transactions.

David is a founding member of BARS (Bar and Restaurant Solicitors Group), a member of the Leisure Property Forum and a member of the British Institute of Innkeeping.

Outside of work David enjoys running ultramarathons, snowboarding, climbing and playing rugby.

"They are always one step ahead; they are great at anticipating problems and having a solution already in place."

Chambers UK & Europe - 2016

In detail

Recent experience

  • Advising a pub and hospitality company on all aspects of its portfolio including acquisitions, disposals and refinancing.
  • Advising a large national retailer on the management of its substantial portfolio of underleases and concessions throughout the UK, as well as on the sale of freehold assets.
  • Advising an international hotel, restaurant and bar operator on its leasehold interests and further expansion plans in the UK.
  • Acting for a gym/lifestyle brand on a central London acquisition.
  • Advising a luxury retailer on the acquisition and disposal of various retail units in London (both freehold and leasehold).
  • Advising an international retailer on its initial entrance into the London market with a lease in Covent Garden.
  • Acting for a leading design company on taking a lease of a newly refurbished office building in Central London.
  • Acting for an international manufacturer on the acquisition of a factory in the UK.

Career history

David trained at Memery Crystal having joined the firm in 2005.

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