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Conor Ruane is a private equity and M&A lawyer, with a focus on domestic and cross-border real estate private equity transactions. He has significant experience advising clients on acquisitions, disposals, and joint ventures across multiple real estate asset classes.

Prior to joining Jones Day in 2023, Conor worked for an international law firm where he advised Blackstone on, among other transactions, its €21 billion recapitalization of last mile logistics company Mileway, the largest ever private real estate transaction.

He also worked for a leading Australian law firm where he advised ASX-listed and private clients on public and private M&A, capital raisings, and corporate governance matters. During this time he also completed a secondment at multinational oil company, Puma Energy.


  • Ares Real Estate acquires hotel portfolio from LandsecJones Day advised funds managed by Ares Real Estate in the £400 million acquisition of a portfolio of hotels concentrated in London and other major UK cities from Landsec and the hotel operations from AccorInvest.
  • LaSalle forms JV with Swiss Life Asset ManagersJones Day advised LaSalle Investment Management on a German-focused logistics real estate joint venture with Swiss Life Asset Managers.