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Melissa Sykes

Melissa Sykes

Lawyer

Lawyer
Melissa Sykes

Melissa Sykes 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.

  • China Investment Corporation (CIC) on its winning bid to acquire Logicor, the pan-European logistics company, from funds managed by Blackstone. This is the largest logistics property deal in history, largest European real estate transaction of 2017 and the second largest European real estate transaction ever. Logicor owns and operates a portfolio of over 600 warehouses and logistics assets (together with a management platform) across 17 European jurisdictions covering a total of over 146 million sq ft
  • e-shelter on the £500 million data centre development in the UK which will compromise 600,000 sq ft subject to planning 
  • Helical plc on the acquisition from Transport for London (‘TfL’) of a proposed over-station development at Farringdon East Crossrail station, London. The development will lead to the creation of an office-led scheme with a gross development value of over £120m
  • Chinese Investors, Reignwood Group, on the legal structuring and refinancing of their investment in 10 Trinity Square, London, which has been redeveloped into a six star hotel and luxury residential apartments
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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

Professional bodies

  • Trustee of Sadler's Wells Foundation