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Oliver Jefferies

Baker & McKenzie LLP


Oliver Jefferies is a banking partner in Baker McKenzie's London office experienced in real estate finance.

Oliver advises a mix of sponsors, lenders and property developers, acting for a range of asset classes including hotels, data centres, build to rent, logistics, student housing and commercial. He has particular experience in cross-border transactions and development finance. He also has experience across a range of other financing transactions and products including acquisition finance, corporate lending and restructuring work. Oliver joined the Firm in 2021 having previously worked at another renowned law firm.

Practice Focus

  • Advised TPG and Point Park Properties on their EUR 1.5 billion financing of their pan-European logistics group.
  • Advised Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company on various financings secured on logistics warehouses, BTR residential offices, hotels and commercial property
  • Advised National Pension Scheme of Korea on their GBP 1.2 billion acquisition of Goldman Sachs' London HQ and their GBP 700 million financing of the acquisition with Rothesay Life.
  • Advised various Schroders funds on their financings from lenders including Canada Life and Wells Fargo. Assets are secured on UK property portfolios
  • Advised Royal Bank of Canada in respect of a CAD 1 billion facility secured on a portfolio of UK and Canadian healthcare assets
  • Advised Ares on their EUR 450 million acquisition and financing of 27 commercial properties across seven European jurisdictions financed by senior and mezzanine debt with Citi and Goldman Sachs.
  • Advised Goldman Sachs in respect of a EUR 600 million loan on loan financing provided to Kildare to enable the acquisition and refinancing an insolvent hotel group.
  • Advised Wells Fargo on the development financing of various logistics warehouses in Ireland.


  • England & Wales~United Kingdom (2009)