22 March 2023
Expanding our international sector group, Leona Ahmed is confirmed as the latest appointment to the firm's partnership.*
Leona will join the firm as a partner in the UK on 1 May 2023 from Addleshaw Goddard where she was a partner for over 15 years, a former divisional managing partner of real estate, and more recently former Head of its London office.
A well-known and respected expert in the market, Leona advises clients in the real estate and private wealth sectors. She has worked with some of the best performing real estate funds and on some of the highest profile deals the City has seen in the last decade.
Leona specialises in acting for international investors in complex commercial real estate projects, development and investment work. She is renowned for her international sector experience and cross border work with clients based in Asia and in the Middle East with investment interests in the UK.
Commenting on the appointment, Partner and Head of Real Estate in the UK, Paul Lawrence said: "Market activity and increased international interest in the UK creates a greater need for more complex, valuable advice in real estate deals and investments for our clients. Leona's reputation precedes her, and she is extremely well-connected in the international real estate sector. Leona will be a powerful addition to our team, adding tremendous value through the networks she has built over the last two decades. We are delighted that she has chosen to join us."
Welcoming Leona to the firm, Managing Partner Shane Gleghorn said: “Leona is a highly regarded real estate specialist who brings a wealth of leadership experience and a strong track-record of developing client relationships. Our real estate team has been growing on the back of increasing client demand and Leona's arrival will significantly enhance our offering."
Commenting on her new appointment Leona Ahmed said: "I am delighted to be joining a firm with such an established and impressive International reputation, and for its continued investment in its clients and people. I look forward to being able to support and grow real estate with the rest of the Taylor Wessing team."
*The firm looks forward to welcoming Leona in the coming months, subject to standard regulatory approvals and completion of her notice period.
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