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Melissa Jones (née Sykes)

Melissa Jones (née Sykes)

Senior Associate

Senior Associate
Melissa Jones (née Sykes)

Melissa Jones specialises in commercial real estate transactions including investment, development and lettings. She has a broad client base which includes international investors, funds, occupiers and major UK developers.

  • Nuveen as the landlord, on a number of high-profile lettings at 70 St Mary Axe (also known as the 'Can of Ham'), these include lettings to HP, Samsung Electronics, Montagu Evans LLP, CBRE Hana, the National Bank of Canada, Travelfusion Limited and Adaptive Financial Consulting Limited. These lettings follow our advice to Nuveen on the pre-let of 70 St Mary Axe to international US law firm Sidley Austin LLP
  • Helical as the landlord, at a number of high-profile London buildings, including One Bartholomew, Creechurch Place, 25 Charterhouse Square and 55 Bartholomew Close
  • Samsung Life, the largest insurance company in South Korea, on its sale of 30 Gresham Street for a price in excess of £400m to the joint venture of two Hong Kong based developers, Wing Tai Properties and Manhattan Garments. The building is the London headquarters of Commerzbank and European headquarters of Investec
  • Stanhope Plc on the in-direct purchase of Building 7, Chiswick Park from fund manager Blackstone for approximately £310 million and related joint venture
  • The Official Receiver and Special Managers of British Steel Limited on the sale of the business and assets to Jingye Steel and Iron, a privately owned enterprise from Hebei province in China

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Career and qualifications

  • University of Bristol (LLB) 2013
  • The University of Law Moorgate (LPC) 2014
  • Joined Clifford Chance 2014
  • Admitted as a solicitor in England & Wales 2016
  • Seconded to Angelo Gordon 2020

Professional bodies

  • Trustee of Sadler's Wells Foundation