Turner, Stephen M.

Stephen M. Turner

Partner
Baker & McKenzie LLP

Biography

Stephen is head of the Real Estate Practice Group. He has considerable experience in a broad spectrum of UK and cross-border real estate transactions with his practice centring on property financings, investment sales and purchases and development work. He is also a member of the London REITs Practice Group. Stephen is named as a Leading Lawyer in Real Estate by Chambers and a London Super Lawyer.

Practice Focus

Stephen Turner focuses his practice on property financings, investment sales and purchases and development work.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Acting on the sale of London's iconic "Gherkin" to Safra Group for GBP 726 million.

  • Acting for a Japanese investment house in the acquisition of a UK automotive business with 888 leased sites.

  • Acting for a major Asian diversified real estate development company on their first venture into the UK market. The purchase of GBP 260 million property on Paternoster Square.

  • Advising a life assurance fund on a range of property finance transactions with loan values from GBP 50 - 100 million.

  • Acting for Mapletree Investments on the acquisition of Green Park, Reading for GBP 560 million.

  • Acting for Mapletree Investments on the acquisition of 18 US and 14 European industrial and logistical real estate assets in a mixture of asset and corporate deals for a purchase price of USD 860 million.

  • Acting for an Asian investor on the acquisition of a trophy retail building on London’s Oxford Street for GBP 350 million.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Law Society

Admissions

  • England & Wales~United Kingdom (1982)

Education

  • College of Law at Lancaster Gate (L.S.F.) (1980)
  • University of Nottingham (LL.B. Honors) (1979)

Languages

  • English