Richard Hopkinson-Woolley

Partner at Simmons & Simmons LLP

Richard Hopkinson-Woolley

Richard Hopkinson-Woolley

Partner at Simmons & Simmons LLP

Biography

General Experience

Richard, or “Hoppo” as he is otherwise known in the industry, advises a broad range of clients in respect of their activities in relation to real estate. Clients have included listed property companies, overseas pension funds and other real estate funds, developers, private property companies and high net worth individuals. He has broad experience in relation to development, investment, joint ventures, forward funding, ground lease deals etc across a number of sectors (industrials, shopping centres, offices, retail parks, hotels and leisure schemes). He also has experience of acting for both landlords and occupiers taking leases in the City, West End and elsewhere.

Hoppo is rated by Chambers Guide to the Legal Profession as one of the leading individuals in the London market.


Background

Hoppo trained at Simmons & Simmons, qualifying in 1995. Since then he has worked at a number of City and International law firms, first as an associate and, since 2001 as a partner, re-joining Simmons & Simmons in October 2016 as a partner in the Real Estate Group which forms part of the financial markets department.

Hoppo’s recognition includes:

* "[Richard] is praised for his ‘client understanding’ and ability to ‘marshal the team". (Legal 500 2012)
* "Peers rate the ‘well-connected’ Richard Hopkinson-Woolley as a ‘good client-facing lawyer and a good networker.’ His practice covers a wide range of investment, development and funding matters." (Chambers UK 2014)
* "[Richard] is commended for his ability to run a complex deal. He advises on a broad range of real estate investment and development." (Chambers UK 2016)

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Managing Partner at Simmons & Simmons LLP

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Career History
Partner
2016 - Current

Simmons & Simmons Ltd. is a private company headquartered in Hong Kong, Hong Kong, with a presence in KY. The firm provides legal services.

Partner
Prior - 2016

DLA Piper provides legal services covering a broad range practice areas. It was created in 2005 by the merger of DLA, Piper Rudnick and Gray Cary, followed by growth in the CIS, Germany, Spain, Asia, the Middle East and US markets. Core practices include Litigation and Arbitration, Corporate and Finance, Real Estate and Real Estate Capital Markets, Regulatory and Government Affairs, Intellectual Property and Technology, Employment and Tax

Partner
Prior - 2014

Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP provides legal services. Its services include corporate finance, recovery, insurance, reinsurance, intellectual property, real estate, retail, litigation and dispute resolution, tax, technology, and trusts. The company's clients include Barclays, Capita London Market Services, Close Brothers, Legal and General, The Crown Estate, The Royal Bank of Scotland, and many more. Berwin Leighton Paisner was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in London, UK.

Other Affiliations

Richard Hopkinson-Woolley is affiliated with Simmons & Simmons LLP, DLA Piper, Bryan Cave LLP

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