London — Mayer Brown today announced the appointment of Joe Conder as a partner in the firm's Real Estate practice in London. Joe will join the firm from Goodwin, where he is a partner in the real estate industry group.
Joe's practice covers all aspects of commercial real estate work, with a particular focus on the structured sale and purchase of high value investment properties, development funding, sale and leaseback transactions, real estate finance transactions and restructurings. He has vast experience acting for a variety of investors, operators, sovereign wealth funds and international funds based in Europe, the US, Asia and the Middle East. While at Goodwin, Joe has played a key role in the development of the transactional real estate practice and prior to that he headed Linklaters’ UK investment team and served as co-global head of its real estate sector group.
Commenting on the appointment, Mayer Brown's European head of Real Estate Chris Harvey, said: "Given the ongoing expansion of our real estate and real estate finance capabilities in Europe, as marked by the arrivals of Simon Price and Charles Malpass, this is an opportune time to be joining the practice. Joe is a top tier real estate lawyer with a first-rate track record and we look forward to welcoming him to the firm."
Sally Davies, London managing partner at Mayer Brown, said: “In London and Europe, we continue to invest to strengthen core global practices across our platform. Real estate is one of those core practices. We are excited by Joe’s forthcoming arrival, as it will further our ability to advise clients on their high-end and cross-border transactions.”