Neil Ferguson

Partner at Latham & Watkins LLP

Neil Ferguson

Neil Ferguson

Partner at Latham & Watkins LLP

Biography

Neil Ferguson is a partner in the London office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the Real Estate Practice.

Mr. Ferguson advises clients on joint ventures, fund formations, and mergers and acquisitions, with a particular focus on real estate, real estate backed loans, and nonperforming loan portfolios.

Mr. Ferguson's experience includes advising:

Aermont Capital in their disposal of the We Work office building known as 1 Poultry to a consortium of South Korean Investors led by Hana Financial Group
HighBrook Income Property Fund, LP in its joint venture with Aerium for the acquisition and redevelopment of the office Gurlestrasse Berlin
Davidson Kempner in the disposal of the Hilton Hotel at London Heathrow Airport to Pandox AB
China Vanke in its joint venture with Cain Hoy, McCourt Global and Galliard Homes for the development of the Stage Shoreditch
StepStone Real Estate, a global real estate investment firm, in connection with the formation of a joint venture with Starwood Capital Group and Round Hill Capital, and the acquisition by the venture of a German real estate portfolio comprising 60 properties and over 925 residential and commercial units
Castlelake on its acquisition of an equity stake in NBG Pangaea REIC, the largest listed REIC in Greece
StepStone Real Estate in connection with its joint venture with NREP, a leading Nordic investment manager, and the acquisition and financing of a Danish retail property portfolio
Henderson Park, the European real estate investment platform, in connection with a joint venture with Hines for the establishment of a student housing development platform
Advised a number of US Investment Banks, Credit Funds and NPL Investors in the acquisition of real estate backed performing and nonperforming loans in the UK with an aggregate value in excess of £15 billion
Canyon Partners and Bain Capital Credit, in connection with its sale of the QHotels portfolio to Aprirose, a real estate investment company, for £525 million (US$706 million)
Henderson Park, the European real estate investment platform, in connection with a joint venture with Hines for the purposes of acquiring and redeveloping the Athens Ledra Hotel
Aermont Capital in their public takeover offer for Pinewood Studios PLC
Highbrook Income Property Fund, LP in connection with the acquisition of three real estate portfolios managed by Hanzevast Capital N.V. in the Netherlands
Family Office in respect of their acquisition of the London Office Development known as 1 Plantation Place
Morgan Stanley Real Estate Funds in respect of their joint venture participation in Songbird Estates plc
Stepstone Real Estate in connection with its joint venture with Elevation Capital for the acquisition of a Care Home platform in the UK

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The Law Society is the professional association that represents and governs the solicitors' profession in England and Wales. It provides services and support to practising and training solicitors as well as serving as a sounding board for law reform. Members of the Society are often consulted when important issues are being debated in Parliament or by the executive. The Society was formed in 1825.

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Partner
2019 - Current

Latham & Watkins LLP is a full-service law firm. The firm offers services in the areas of finance, litigation, tax, banking, life sciences, private equity, real estate, government relations, employment law, and outsourcing. The firm practices in a spectrum of transactional, litigation, corporate, and regulatory areas. Latham & Watkins was established in 1934 and is based in New York, New York.

Partner
Prior - 2019

Jones Day LP provides legal services. The company's practice areas include banking and finance, capital markets, mergers & acquisitions, real estate, government regulations, tax, financial institutions litigation and regulation, business restructuring, and private equity. It offers services to the airlines, aviation, automotive, construction, energy, healthcare, insurance, media, pharmaceuticals and telecommunication industries. Jones Day was founded in March 1893 by Edwin J. Blandin and William Lowe Rice and is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio.

General Counsel, Real Estate Division
Prior

Morgan Stanley provides investment banking products and services to its clients and customers including corporations, governments, financial institutions, and individuals. It operates through the following business segments: Institutional Securities, Wealth Management, and Investment Management. The Institutional Services segment provides financial advisory, capital-raising services, and related financing services on behalf of institutional investors. The Wealth Management segment offers brokerage and investment advisory services covering various types of investments, including equities, options, futures, foreign currencies, precious metals, fixed-income securities, mutual funds, structured products, alternative investments, unit investment trusts, managed futures, separately managed accounts, and mutual fund asset allocation programs. The Investment Management segment provides equity, fixed income, alternative investments, real estate, and merchant banking strategies. The company was founded by Harold Stanley and Henry S. Morgan on September 16, 1935 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

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HighBrook Investment Management LP purchases Groothandelsgebouwen NV

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ATN International, Inc., ATN Horizons LLC purchase Armstrong Energy Global Ltd /Development Business from Armstrong Energy Global Ltd.

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Hansteen Holdings Plc purchases The Ashtenne Industrial Fund LP

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