WillLand

Associate

London + 44.20.7039.5645

Will Land practices planning and environmental law and also counsels clients on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) matters with a particular focus on the real estate and infrastructure sectors.

Will has advised on many complex development projects covering a range of sectors including build-to-rent, student accommodation, and logistics. He has extensive experience providing transactional support and conducting planning and environmental due diligence on real estate, finance, and M&A transactions.

Will has drafted and negotiated planning and highway agreements and has advised on enforcement matters. He also has experience in pursuing and defending judicial review claims and acting on behalf of clients at planning appeals and public inquiries.

Will has advised UK and international clients on a wide range of legal issues, including REACH (registration, evaluation, authorization, and restriction of chemical substances), fluorinated gas regulations, product liability regulations, carbon reduction plans, and ESOS (energy savings opportunity schemes).

In addition, Will has recent experience advising clients on ESG matters in the real estate and infrastructure sectors.

Experience

  • AURELIUS acquires The Body ShopJones Day advised private equity investor AURELIUS on its acquisition of The Body Shop from Natura & Co S.A.
  • Greystar secures 391 home BTR forward funding in Staines-Upon-ThamesJones Day advised Greystar Real Estate Partners, LLC on its forward funding of Renshaw's Yard in Staines, a 391-home BTR development in Surrey, from Dandara Living. The transaction marks the latest in Greystar’s strong UK growth strategy.
  • Lazard invests in Shawton Energy LimitedJones Day advised Lazard Asset Management in the acquisition by Lazard Global Sustainable Private Infrastructure Fund of a 50% shareholding in Shawton Energy Limited, a solar PV project developer, installer and operator with a portfolio of existing projects, and a substantial pipeline, that delivers renewable energy directly to commercial and industrial businesses.
  • Greystar acquires site for student accommodation development in Wembley ParkJones Day represented a fund sponsored by Greystar Real Estate Partners, LLC in connection with the acquisition of a purpose-built student accommodation development site in Wembley Park, north London from Quintain.
  • Stellex completes buyout of David Brown Santasalo GroupJones Day advised Stellex Capital Management LLC on its buyout of DB Santasalo S.à r.l from N4 Partners.
  • LondonMetric Property sells Tonbridge retail parkJones Day advised LondonMetric Property Plc in the £22 million sale of a 61,000 square foot retail park in Tonbridge, Kent.
  • Greystar acquires build-to-rent scheme in Bermondsey, LondonJones Day advised a joint venture partnership between Greystar Real Estate Partners, LLC and a wholly owned subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), in its acquisition from Grosvenor of a landmark build-to-rent ("BTR") scheme in Bermondsey, London.
  • Greystar acquires development site from Guildhouse RoseprideJones Day represented a fund managed by Greystar in the acquisition of a development site at One Lansdowne Road, Croydon from Guildhouse Rosepride. The site was acquired subject to existing tenancies for part of the site with a view to achieving vacant possession in the next 12/24 months.
  • Macquarie agrees to acquire Suez Recycling and Recovery UK Group for approximately €2.4 billionJones Day is advising Macquarie Asset Management in the execution of a put option agreement to acquire 100% of the shares of Suez Recycling and Recovery UK Group, for approximately €2.4 billion.