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Alison Ramsey

Alison Ramsey

Alison Ramsey

Partner, Commercial property
020 3465 4371

Secretaries: Claire Warren/Sam Kingdom
020 3465 4329

Sector Expertise

Commercial real estate partner with extensive experience advising both national and international clients:

  • Investment sales and purchases - including portfolio sales/purchases and managing cross border sales and purchases
  • Leases - (acting for landlord or tenant) of prime central and regional offices, retail, restaurant, cinema, hotel and retail/business parks
  • Lease re-gears and restructurings
  • Development and pre-lets- acting for owners, funders or developers
  • Property Finance carrying out due diligence for lenders/funders taking security over commercial property and preparing Certificates or Reports on Title
  • Corporate Support – providing real estate input for corporate sales/purchases, including negotiating property warranties and disclosure letters
  • Asset Management – all aspects of asset management including lease renewals, re-gears, reversionary leases, restructurings, agreements for lease, licences to assign/underlet, licences for alterations, deeds of variation, rent review memos and collateral warranties
  • Acting for administrators/receivers/liquidators  - on distressed asset sale/asset management


Professional Expertise

  • Acting for QIC (Queensland Investment Corporation) on their first investment into UK commercial real estate; namely half a billion acquisition of 50% of Merry Hill Shopping Centre, Dudley
  • Acting for Amsprop on their letting to the Co-Op of 1 Cheapside
  • Acting for Amsprop on their acquisition of the former Burberry building on Haymarket
  • Acting for M W Restaurants on their first flagship restaurant on Threadneedle Walk in the City and their second restaurant at Land Securities new Zig Zag development in Victoria
  • Acting for The Tower Limited Partnership on their letting of the Plaza Restaurant on Old Broad Street to Jason Atherton’s Temple & Sons
  • Acting for The Tower Limited Partnership on their letting of a newly developed two storey restaurant and bar, The Broadleaf at the Retail Pavilion between Old Broad Street and Bishopsgate
  • Acting for the hotel group Malmaison on their acquisition of the Hotel du Vin portfolio
  • Acting for the joint venture partners  Blackrock and LIM on the high profile of the sale of the iconic Tower 42 Estate.
  • Acting for The Tower Limited Partnership, the freehold owners of the Tower 42 Estate letting high class prime London office space to occupiers such as US law firms Arnold & Porter and Debevoise & Plimpton, Regus and Hitachi
  • Acting for M&G on their lettings of their retail office park The Heights, Weybridge including a large letting to Royal Caribbean


Professional History:

  • Associate at Nabarro, 1996 – 2001
  • Senior Associate at Hogan Lovells, 2001 – 2013
  • Partner at Maples Teesdale LLP, 2013 


Memberships of professional / academic bodies:

  • Alison was ranked in Legal 500 for Commercial Property  
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