Chris Dewes is a partner in the real-estate practice group, with a focus on development, investment and insolvency work.
Dewes has particular experience relating to commercial, mixed-use and residential development, hotels, logistics and automotive, acting for developers, investors, financial institutions and insolvency practitioners. He has considerable experience in relation to joint ventures.
Examples of Dewes’ work include:
- Acting on a joint venture for a developer on the acquisition of a property and agreeing several bespoke pre-lets with occupiers before forward funding the development to an investor and various other similar projects;
- Acting for a developer on the acquisition and development of a property and subsequent disposal of a hotel to investors under a BPRA scheme; and
- Acting for insolvency practitioners on a number of partially complete developments and redesigning the schemes (from a legal perspective) with a view to maximising the returns for creditors.
Dewes uses his experience to write articles that have been published and lectures to colleagues and fellow professionals.
He studied at Cardiff University and joined Shoosmiths in 2003.
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