Addleshaw Goddard has expanded its London-based real estate team with promotions and new appointments.
Hemal Kotecha and Peter Mason have been promoted to partner with effect from 1 May. They join former King & Wood Mallesons managing partner William Boss, property partners Simon Tager and Michael Scott, and managing associate Luke Harvey (now partner), in bolstering Addleshaw Goddard’s top team.
This follows Addleshaw Goddard’s Scottish merger with HBJ, creating the UK’s 15th largest legal firm and increasing the number of real estate partners to 49.
Leona Ahmed, Addleshaw Goddard’s head of real estate, said: “These promotions and hires underpin our commitment to growing our offer and ensuring our clients – whether they are institutions, listed companies, family offices or private investors – can receive top-tier service covering England and Scotland.
“The UK market continues to be in a state of flux, but we remain optimistic about the wealth of opportunity to create value and innovate. And our strategy is about expanding our in-house skill set and working closely across our specialisms so that clients can benefit from our expertise in integrated corporate real estate, the use of technology, and all component parts of the real estate sector."
Kotecha, who advises institutional investors, developers, funders and corporate occupiers on commercial real estate matters, also co-leads Addleshaw Goddard’s offices sector group. He has led and advised clients such as HB Reavis and British Land on a variety of transactions, including acquisitions.
Mason joined Addleshaw Goddard in 2008 and combines his focus on development projects with leading the property aspects of the firm's work in the energy sector. He acts for investors, developers, funders and landowners – advising clients such as Carillion and Aviva.