David O’Dwyer Partner, Real Estate

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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.

"I find that this firm is unique because the members of the team work together and there is always a member of the team available to help at any given time."

Legal 500, 2021

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

  • 2005 – Present: Partner (initially joining the firm to train), Memery Crystal

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