Felicity Jones
Partner

CORPORATE

LONDON

T: +44 20 7814 8000
D: +44 20 7863 8944
M: +44 7949 173 830

EmailE: fjones@wfw.com

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Felicity is the firm’s Global Real Estate sector Head and a Corporate & Commercial Partner in the London Corporate group. She primarily acts for clients with real estate assets or trading activities where the real estate assets are fundamental to the business.

Felicity advises clients on a broad range of transactions and corporate contracts, including the sale and acquisition of individual real estate assets and portfolios in the UK and Europe (particularly in the hotel sector), joint ventures, the grant of options, sale and leaseback or management arrangements, negotiation of operating agreements and franchises for owners and operators (in jurisdictions from the UK to the Middle East), managing contract disputes, and working with management teams and/or lenders regarding development, structure, fundraising (loan and equity) and security issues.

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    • Advising Frasers Centrepoint Ltd on its £686m acquisition, via subsidiary Frasers Property International Pte. Ltd., of a portfolio comprising four high quality UK business parks.
    • Advising a London-based developer and operator of hotels under an emerging lifestyle brand around the world, on a reorganisation involving ten companies in four jurisdictions (UK, Netherlands, France and US). Also advised on management contracts, development management services and project management agreements both internally and externally across all four jurisdictions.
    • Advising Frasers Hospitality UK Holdings Limited on the £363m acquisition of Malmaison Hotel du Vin group from private equity firm KSL Capital Partners LLC. The group operated 29 boutique lifestyle hotels across the UK, under the Malmaison and Hotel du Vin brands.
    • Advising Grivalia Hospitality on the agreement for the purchase of a 60% stake in the Pearl Island resort project in Panama from Dolphin Capital Investors.
    • Advising on the acquisition of hotels in South Africa (Westcliffe) and Ethiopia (Hyatt under construction) and related management agreements for a Middle Eastern client.
    • Advising owners/developers in Greece in negotiating branded hotel management, franchise and related agreements.

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