International law firm, Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has today (22 May 2017) announced the appointment of Partner Andrew MacGeoch as Head of Asia Real Estate, Hospitality and Leisure.
Andrew, a Partner since 1999 and currently Asia Head of the Hospitality & Leisure Group at Mayer Brown JSM, will join BLP’s Hong Kong office in the Autumn. This signals BLP’s intent to provide clients with a premium global real estate and infrastructure capability and is a further boost for the firm in Asia, where there have been numerous strategic hires including the Haley & Co LCR/ Projects team, the William Ho team specialising in asset finance and private client expert Marcus Dearle.
A market-leader in the Real Estate, Hospitality and Project sectors, Andrew has extensive experience in dealing with infrastructure developments and mixed-use projects. He represents developers, owners, institutional investors, governments and statutory corporations, and is best known for his work across Hong Kong, Macau, Mainland China, Vietnam and Thailand.
Commenting on the news, BLP’s Managing Partner Lisa Mayhew said: “This is a significant milestone for us as we continue to realise our ambitions as a global Real Estate and Infrastructure powerhouse. Clients tell us they value our expertise and are supportive of a truly global service.
“Andrew is highly respected in the real estate sector and wider market and we’re looking forward to welcoming him to BLP.”
Responding to his appointment, Andrew MacGeoch said: “I’ve watched with interest as BLP has replicated and expanded its market-leading real estate sector expertise from the UK to Germany, Russia and the Middle East. Asia is the natural next step and I’m looking forward to supporting clients with inbound and outbound real estate opportunities.”
BLP has a clear strategy based on: building a leading global real estate capability, an internationally recognised litigation and corporate risk practice, a strong corporate and finance practice; building Real Estate, Infrastructure and ENR, Financial Services, and Private Wealth teams; continuing to invest in and build its Enterprise businesses such as LOD and Streamline.
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