1 June 2020
International law firm Taylor Wessing announces the appointment of Matthew Swainston as a partner in its real estate group.
Matthew joins the firm as a partner in the UK from Forsters where he was a partner for over fourteen years.
A well-known figure in the market, Matthew advises clients in the real estate sector. He has an excellent reputation acting for institutional investors, funders, developers, livery companies and property companies.
Matthew specialises in complex commercial real estate projects, development and investment work, as well as joint ventures, and landlord and tenant transactions for UK and international clients.
Partner and Head of Real Estate Keith Barnett commented: "The impact of increasing change in the international landscape demands for more valuable advice in real estate deals and investments for our clients. Matthew has exceptional experience and an impressive reputation that mirrors our values and the quality our clients expect from us. A well-known figure in the market, he will be a great addition to our team and add tremendous value through the networks he has built over the last two decades. We are delighted that he's decided to join us."
Welcoming Matthew to the firm, Managing Partner Shane Gleghorn said: “Matthew is highly regarded in the real estate and private wealth sectors. We're really excited to welcome him to the firm. His expertise acting for domestic and overseas investors is a tremendous fit with our real estate team and our business."
Commenting on his new appointment Matthew Swainston said: "I am extremely proud of the practice I have helped build with wonderful colleagues at Forsters over the last 20 years. Taylor Wessing is home to one of the largest international real estate teams and a highly respected corporate real estate team in London with an enviable sector focus. I am really excited to be joining an international team which will provide an outstanding base from which to further develop my practice."
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