Jo Preece

Senior Associate, Construction 020 3465 4376 vCard
Secretary: Sarah Garland 020 3465 4357
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Sector Expertise

  • Transactional construction lawyer with experience advising on development schemes, acquisitions and disposals, lettings and financings including drafting, negotiating and completing documents required for the construction team and providing construction input into agreements for lease, sale purchase agreements and financing agreements

Professional Experience

  • Advised Capital & Counties Plc, a UK-based property investment and development company, on all demolition and construction aspects of the multi-billion pound redevelopment of Earls Court and Olympia to provide a landmark residential, exhibition and commercial centre in London's West End, including substantial work in the railway environment
  • Advised Lend Lease on the £1.5 billion regeneration of Elephant & Castle - including the preparation of an integrated suite of construction documents to be used in connection with the Project and on the development and construction of a £170 million mixed scheme development at Kingsgate House including the preparation and negotiation of professional appointments and sub-contracts
  • Advised Almacantar, a UK-based property investment and development company, on model form construction documents and the redevelopment of Marble Arch Tower, LondonAdvised AEG, the owner and operator of The O2 Arena, on the professional appointments and building contract for the 'Up at The O2' walkway and viewing platform at The O2 Arena
  • Advised Brookgate on the building contracts and professional appointments for the development of the CB1 quarter, Cambridge which features a mix of 1.1 million square feet of residential, offices, retail, student accommodation and a new hotel
  • Advised Intu Shopping Centres, a leading owner of shopping centres, on model form construction documents and various redevelopment and refurbishment projects including the two-stage procurement of a new scheme at Charter Place, Watford

Professional History

  • Trained at Herbert Smith Freehills LLP and qualified in 2010
  • Associate at Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, 2010 – 2015 (including client secondments to Capital & Counties plc and Lend Lease)
  • Senior Associate at Maples Teesdale LLP, 2016