Luke Johnson advises clients on a wide variety of finance and restructuring matters, with a particular focus on the real estate sector.
Luke regularly advises in relation to multijurisdictional investment facilities, acquisition finance, development finance, loan portfolio acquisitions, loan-on-loan finance, and structured finance, acting for lenders (senior and mezzanine) and sponsors.
Recent transactions have included advising Greystar and Henderson Park in connection with a £385 million facility from Cain International to support the acquisition and development of an 894-home build-to-rent (BTR) residential project located in Nine Elms, London and advising Goldman Sachs International in connection with the financing of the £175 million (US$228 million) acquisition by Goldman Sachs and Greycoat of Vintners Place, a commercial office property located in London, from Crescent Heights.
Luke spent six months on secondment at Delancey in 2019. Between July 2017 and March 2018, he was seconded to Blackstone Real Estate Debt Strategies. In 2014, he spent six months on secondment with the European Special Situations Group at Goldman Sachs.
In Practice: Everyone for themselves, Butterworths Journal of International Banking and Financial Law
In Practice: Agreements to negotiate in good faith: the end of the line?, Butterworths Journal of International Banking and Financial Law
- BPP Law School, London (Legal Practice Course with distinction 2010); The College of Law, London (Graduate Diploma in Law with distinction 2009); University of Warwick (B.A. Hons. in History with first class honours 2008; Highest Academic Profile Award)
- Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales