Partner, Head of Property
Martin advises on the sale, acquisition, development, funding, letting and disposal of commercial property. He is a renowned legal specialist in the hospitality and leisure sector who has built enduring client relationships with many well known restaurateurs, hotel operators and retailers. Martin’s clients benefit from what the Legal 500 has called his “practical, commercial approach”. The Legal 500 rate Martin for his “client friendly communication and legal expertise”.
Acting on the acquisition, disposal and financing of both vacant and multi-let trophy Central London commercial investment properties, either by way of asset or share purchase/sale.
Acting on the £60m purchase of a freehold pre-let Central London office building in 2018.
Acting on the £50m disposal by way of long lease of a medical centre in 2017.
Acting on the acquisition in 2018 of new flagship retail premises in Oxford Circus for Gentle Monster, a Korean glasses retailer.
Ongoing instructions from a number of well-known high street restaurant operators such as Giraffe, Feng Sushi and Harry Ramsden’s, leisure operators such as Escape Hunt and Viavi and retailers such as Natuzzi and Devialet.
Accolades: Recommended by the Legal 500