ArabellaDobson

Associate

London + 44.20.7039.5281

Arabella Dobson has experience in a broad range of general commercial real estate matters involving a variety of property types, including hotels, high-end office premises, shopping centers, and logistics warehouses. Her practice focuses on prelets/lettings for leading retail landlords, investment acquisitions and disposals, and property development. Arabella also advises on the real estate aspects of corporate and finance transactions.

Arabella has acted for numerous clients including Bank of East Asia, British Land, Delancey/DV4, Greystar, Hansteen, LondonMetric, and Oxenwood.

Examples of Arabella's recent experience include acting for DV4 on the regeneration of Elephant & Castle, London; acting for British Land in connection with the redevelopment and investment in central Ealing, West London; and the launch of British Land's new brand Storey — providing flexible workspace.

Experience

  • Joint administrators of The Raphael Medical Centre Limited (in administration) and Glenside Manor Healthcare Services Limited complete pre-pack sale of companies' businesses and assetsJones Day advised Colin Hardman and Kevin Ley of Smith & Williamson in their capacity as joint administrators of The Raphael Medical Centre Limited (in administration) and Glenside Manor Healthcare Services Limited (in administration) in connection with the pre-pack sale of the companies' businesses and assets.
  • ZapGo sells business and assets in administration saleJones Day advised David Buchler of Buchler Phillips Ltd and Darren Edwards of Aspect Plus Limited in their capacity as joint administrators of ZapGo Ltd (in administration), in connection with the marketing and sale of the company's business and assets.
  • Joint administrators of Onwatchmultifire Limited (in administration) complete pre-pack sale of company's businesses and assetsJones Day advised Anthony Wright and Phillip Armstrong of FRP Advisory in their capacity as joint administrators of Onwatchmultifire (UK) Limited in connection with the pre-pack sale of the company's security services and fire protection businesses.
  • Oxenwood sells portfolio of prime logistics properties in UK to Ascendas ReitJones Day advised Oxenwood Real Estate, in a joint venture with Catalina Holdings, on the sale of a portfolio of prime logistics properties in the UK to Ascendas Reit for £207 million ($264.6 million).
  • DV4 forms joint venture with APG Asset Management and Qatari Diar Real Estate Investment Co. to create £1.4 billion (US$2 billion) home rental business in London with 4,000 homesJones Day represented DV4 Limited, which is advised by Delancey Real Estate Asset Management Limited, in connection with the formation of a £1.4 billion (US$2 billion) joint venture with APG Asset Management NV and Qatari Diar Real Estate Investment Co., to create a home rental business in London, with properties in the former Olympic athletes' village and the Elephant & Castle district.
  • Bank of East Asia provides £121.5 million facility for development of residential and commercial property in central LondonJones Day advised Bank of East Asia, Limited in connection with its £121.5 million (US$172.5 million) facility for the development of a residential and commercial property in central London.
  • Meyer Bergman sells iconic Waterstones building on Piccadillly, London to CBRE Global Investors and Fabrica SGR for £92 million (US$132 million)Jones Day advised Meyer Bergman European Retail Partners II in connection with the sale of the iconic Waterstones building on Piccadilly, London, home to Europe's largest bookshop, to CBRE Global Investors and Fabrica SGR, the advisor and asset manager of the Cicerone Fund, for £92 million (US$132 million).
  • Shin Kong Life Insurance acquires 40 Gracechurch Street office building from Cornerstone Real Estate Advisors for £136.15 million (US$206.5 million)Jones Day advised Shin Kong Life Insurance Company Limited, a company controlled by Shin Kong Financial Holding Company Limited, in its acquisition of 40 Gracechurch Street in London from Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers LLC for £136.15 million (US$206.5 million).
  • Bank of East Asia provides secured term loan facility for financing acquisition and development of hotel in central LondonJones Day advised Bank of East Asia, Limited in connection with its secured term loan facility for refinancing the acquisition and financing the development of a hotel in central London.
  • Hansteen acquires seven multi-let offices and portfolio of five industrial estatesJones Day advised Hansteen UK Industrial Property Unit Trust II in connection with the acquisition and related financing of a portfolio of seven multi-let offices and a portfolio of five industrial estates with a combined purchase price of £36.2 million (US$57.9 million).
  • Independent financial services firm subsidiary acquires 33 Grosvenor Place Limited in LondonJones Day advised an independent financial services firm subsidiary in connection with its acquisition of 33 Grosvenor Place Limited, a Jersey SPV which owns 33 Grosvenor Place, London.
  • LondonMetric forms joint venture with LVS II Lux X S.a r.l. for £175 million acquisition of portfolio of 27 commercial propertiesJones Day advised LondonMetric Property Plc in connection with a joint venture with LVS II Lux X S.a r.l. for the £175 million (US$287 million) acquisition of a portfolio of 27 DFS commercial properties from the administrators of Delphi Properties Limited.
  • Greystar acquires portfolio of 20 student accommodation and private let properties in EnglandJones Day advised Greystar Real Estate Partners as a buyer in connection with the acquisition of a portfolio of 20 student accommodation and private let properties in England together comprising over 6,500 student beds and 399 private let flats.
  • Ryder acquires Hill Hire for £154 million (US$252 million)Jones Day advised Ryder System, Inc. in its stock acquisition of Hill Hire plc, a United Kingdom based commercial truck leasing, rental and maintenance provider, for approximately £154 million (US$252 million).
  • British Land acquires Mayflower Retail Park, EssexJones Day represented The British Land Company PLC in the £51 million acquisition of Mayflower Retail Park, Essex, from Scottish Widows Investment Partnership.
  • British Land sells Valley Leisure Park, CroydonJones Day represented The British Land Company PLC in the £28.2 million sale of Valley Leisure Park, Croydon, to Scottish Widows Investment Partnership.
  • Avtron LoadBank acquires N.J. Froment & Co.Jones Day represented Avtron LoadBank, Inc., a portfolio company of Morgenthaler Private Equity and a global manufacturer of power test equipment, in connection with its acquisition of UK based N.J. Froment & Co., Ltd. a leading designer and manufacturer of high quality load banks and other testing systems for the diesel generator, gas turbine generator, power supply, and agricultural machinery industries.
  • Alternative investment manager pursues theft of confidential information actionJones Day acted for a substantial alternative investment manager in relation to the misappropriation of substantial and extremely valuable confidential information by two separate employees.
  • London & Stamford acquires Radial Distribution from Warner Estate Joint Ventures and Uberior Ventures for £208.5 million ($310 million)Jones Day advised London & Stamford Investments Limited in its £208.5 million ($310 million) acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Radial Distribution Limited from Warner Estate Joint Ventures Limited and Uberior Ventures Limited.