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Farrer & Co | Andrew Bailey, Partner

Practice areas

  • Commercial Real Estate

Andrew acts for people whose business is property, advising on all aspects of investment, development and finance. Clients seek him out not only for his technical knowledge and expertise, but also his excellent negotiating skills.

Andrew advises on the full range of property investment and development issues. Over the course of a long career in the field, he has accrued extensive experience acting on a wide variety of property finance matters, frequently incorporating tax-driven structures.

Andrew guides clients through every aspect of a transaction, from acquisition, funding and development, to letting and disposal. He has particular expertise in assisting with highly innovative financing structures and regularly advises on issues linked to corporate occupancy and restructuring.

Collaborating closely with colleagues across the firm, Andrew ensures clients benefit from expert corporate, banking and tax advice as required. At the same time, he is able to draw on his valuable network of professional intermediaries and trusted advisers, which often proves invaluable to his clients.

Acknowledged by both clients and peers alike for his "commercial mind", Andrew regularly assists clients navigate large, complex projects, working to position them competitively while minimising risk. 

Andrew’s UK clients include owner-run property companies and public and private companies. His practice also encompasses many UK property funds and not-for-profit organisations, such as the Charities Property Fund, religious orders and schools.

He advises a broad spectrum of clients on a range of property acquisition, disposal and financing matters. His expertise in development schemes includes regeneration projects, mixed-use schemes, and city or town centre commercial developments (often as joint ventures).

Almost half of his client base is international. An increasing number have operations in the Far East, Middle East or Channel Islands.

Andrew is a familiar face in the industry: He is a member of the Westminster Property Association and the Investment Property Forum, and regularly attends property conferences including MIPIM.

Andrew qualified as a solicitor in 1989. 

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