Alastair Dolman is a senior associate in the Corporate & Securities practice of the London office. Prior to joining Mayer Brown in January 2018, he was an associate in the corporate and private investment funds team of a large international law firm. 

Alastair advises private equity firms, investment funds, corporates and other financial investors on a broad range of corporate and funds-related matters including cross-border M&A transactions, joint ventures, fund formations, fund investments, co-investments and secondary transactions. He has experience across a number of asset classes including real estate, private equity and technology.   

Spoken Languages

  • English


Fund Formation, Investment Management & Joint Ventures


  • Advised British Land Plc on its disposal of 75% of its holding in the Paddington Central Campus, London, to GIC for circa £694 million (representing a gross asset value of £936 million) and the resulting joint venture with GIC.
  • Advised Roundhill Capital on its €1 billion European platform joint venture with CPPIB, the joint venture will invest in student housing projects across Europe.
  • Advised an institutional investor on the restructuring of a circa €500 million pan-European logistics platform including advising on a further investment of €125 million.
  • Advised a US hedge fund and European asset manager on their acquisition of a circa €100 million development plot in Portugal (and associated joint venture arrangements).
  • Advised a US investment fund on a joint venture relating to the acquisition of an office building in London for circa £300 million.
  • Advised a Japanese institutional investor on the acquisition of a 50% stake in a corporate vehicle holding a re-development asset in central London (together with advising on the associated joint venture arrangements to implement the re-development). 
  • Advised First Base Limited on a real estate development joint venture with a European private equity fund.
  • Advised a social care provider on a joint venture with a UK private equity fund to acquire and develop a portfolio of specialist care homes across the UK.

Fund Formation & Investment Management

  • Advised an institutional investor on the formation of a £200 million private investment fund investing into supported housing in the UK.
  • Advised a real estate fund manager on the formation of a £105 million private investment fund, established to acquire UK office space.
  • Advised various UK pension scheme trustees and other institutional clients on a range of investments into pooled fund vehicles (both private and listed), including debt, infrastructure, technology and real estate funds, totalling in excess of £1 billion. 
  • Advised a European asset manager on multiple seed investments into a range of co-investment funds each investing into early stage technology companies across Europe and the US.
  • Advised an institutional investor on a £20 million seed investment into a life science and social impact fund.
  • Advised a number of institutional investors on secondary transactions (both buy-side and sell-side).
  • Advised the management team of a retirement home specialist on a carried interest incentive structure in connection with a circa £300 million fund raise.
  • Advised on investment management, investment advisory and asset management agreements. 


Real Estate

  • Advised M3 Capital Partners on its disposal of the Extra motorway services platform (one of the largest motorway service area providers in the UK) to a consortium of institutional investors.
  • Advised Chelsfield Properties LLP, First Base Limited and Macquarie Capital on the disposal of 100% of the interests in The Silvertown Partnership LLP. The Silvertown Partnership LLP holds the development rights for the restoration of the historic Millennium Mills site in London.
  • Advised Gaw Capital Advisors (on behalf of a Korean consortium) on the disposal of a corporate vehicle holding Waterside House, Paddington, London, the global headquarters of Marks & Spencer Plc, for circa £220 million.
  • Advised Gaw Capital Advisors (on behalf of Taikang Life) on the disposal of the corporate structure holding Milton Gate, London, to Brookfield Asset Management. 
  • Advised Gaw Capital Advisors on the acquisition of a corporate structure holding 4 and 5 Harbour Exchange, Canary Wharf, London.
  • Advised British Land Plc. on its £177 million sale of the corporate structure holding the mixed-use estate at Clarges, London.
  • Advised a US private equity fund on the circa $130 million disposal of an offshore structure holding and managing a PRS asset in London.
  • Advised Bain Capital Credit on its joint venture with CIT, in respect of the acquisition and redevelopment of 60 Sloane Avenue, London. 
  • Advised British Land Plc on the buy-out of an existing joint venture partner.
  • Advised a UK real estate developer on the circa £100 million disposal of an off-shore structure holding and managing student accommodation in the UK.
  • Advised a social housing REIT (which raised circa £200m) on its initial seed portfolio acquisition and subsequent corporate acquisitions.


  • Advised CDK Global, Inc. (“CDK”), a leading provider of dealer management systems and integrated information technology solutions to the automotive retailing and adjacent industries, in the sale of its CDK international segment to Francisco Partners for $1.45 billion.
  • Advised Shearwater Group Plc, an AIM quoted company, on its acquisition of GeoLang Holdings, a data loss protection specialist.
  • Advised an owner managed business on the sale of a 50% stake in an English box telematics company to a UK private equity fund (and associated equity arrangements).


  • Advised KD Group on the sale of its insurance company, Adriatic Slovenica, to Italian insurance group Generali for circa €245 million.
  • Advised a re-insurance fund on its acquisition of a UK authorised claims management and consultancy company. 
  • Regularly advise insurers in respect of underwriting warranty and indemnity insurance policies for a wide range of M&A transactions.

Food and Beverage

  • Advised Pernod Ricard SA on the acquisition of The Whisky Exchange platform.
  • Advised Pernod Ricard SA on the disposal of the Tormore whisky brand and distillery. 


  • Advised an alternative investment fund on its acquisition of a portfolio of renewable energy funds. 
  • Advised the shareholders of a bulk LPG supplier on a disposal to a US public buyer.


BPP University Law School, LPC

University of Sheffield, LLB


  • England and Wales
  • Listed as a key lawyer for Real Estate - Legal 500 2024.