Mary Anderson is an experienced commercial property specialist who, prior to joining DJB, practised at firms including Mishcon de Reya, Shoosmiths and Reed Smith LLP. Mary combines strong technical knowledge with considerable transactional expertise and a thoroughly commercial approach. She has regularly featured as “Leader” in her field in the Legal 500 and in Chambers and Partners, which ranked her as Band 1 for Banking in the Midlands for many years.
Development and Investment
Acted for banks including Lloyds Bank PLC, Svenska Handelsbanken, Clydesdale Bank PLC, RBS/Natwest Bank of Scotland, Bank of Ireland and Allied Irish Bank, advising on a range of development and investment transactions.
Advised on a broad range of property finance matters. Examples include acting for Clydesdale Bank on the original financing of The Ricoh Arena in Coventry, refinancing of loans of £63m to two offshore companies over all of their trading assets, refinancing of a portfolio of properties in Nottingham being transferred from a partnership to a Limited Company and advice on a loan to a Plc on a multi-let property in Birmingham with a complicated LLP structure.
Acted for Gallagher Estates Limited on their acquisition of a Retail Park in Coventry, its subsequent development (including all construction documentation) and then the letting of 20 units to tenants such as McDonald’s, Argos, MFI and Carpetright.
Acted for Dominos Pizzas on their rapid expansion of units (encompassing new developments) in all parts of the country.