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Eighth year of success for Clifford Chance at PERE Awards with European Law Firm of the Year: Fund Formation win

10 March 2015

Eighth year of success for Clifford Chance at PERE Awards with European Law Firm of the Year: Fund Formation win

Clifford Chance has, for the eighth year running, been acknowledged as a leading law firm in fund formation as the firm wins European Law Firm of the Year for its fund formation work at the prestigious awards Global Private Equity Real Estate (PERE) Awards 2014.

The PERE Global Awards are voted for by thousands of  industry members, and this is the eight consecutive year that Clifford Chance has been awarded winning place in this category.

In its awards editorial PERE magazine stated that Clifford Chance "Last year’s winner, magic circle law firm Clifford Chance, held on to the top spot advising fund formations in Europe and it was easy to see why. The firm, led by fund formation doyen Nigel Hatfield, had another busy year advising a strong client base of some of the region’s biggest firms. ''

Clifford Chance's international network has been involved in a number of high-profile transactions in the private equity real estate space including advising:

  • Phoenix Property Investors on the fund raising of Phoenix Asia Real Estate Investments V LP
  • Shui On on the establishment of a real estate fund to invest in knowledge community projects in China. Shui On Land Limited has entered into a framework agreement with Green Acres for this project and the investment strategy will be to develop, own and operate mid-size, mixed-use knowledge communities with residential and commercial property components in strategic locations characterized by a high concentration of universities, high-tech parks and/or research and development parks.
  • AXA REIM on its Pan-European Commercial Debt Real Estate Senior 8 Fund (CRE8)
  • DRC Capital on its €487 million European Real Estate Debt Fund II