Charlotte Whitworth is a solicitor and co-head of corporate real estate team advising on a range of corporate matters with specialisms in corporate real estate and student accommodation. She is also co-lead of the student accommodation group.

She acts on a wide variety of transactional and non-transactional corporate work including mergers and acquisitions, corporate real estate matters and general company law matters.

She focuses on corporate real estate and has deep sector knowledge of the real estate market which is used to her clients' advantage when completing transactions. Much of her work has a strong international focus.

Charlotte acts for developers, landowners and investors in documenting their joint venture arrangements (including shareholders, LLP, and contractual profit share arrangements). Charlotte also deals with all aspects of corporate wrapper acquisitions and disposals.

She takes a commercial and pragmatic approach when assisting clients and delivers commercial and strategic advice to her clients.

Charlotte is one (of three) of the firm's appointed representatives for the international network Meritas and is a member of the Meritas Young Lawyer Advisory Board.

Charlotte has been appointed Chair-Elect of the Meritas Emerging Leaders Advisory Board. This is the first time Meritas has elected a chair from outside North America.

Recent work
  • Advised on the acquisition of multiple student accommodation development sites and built assets for a Singaporean investor, including acting on joint venture arrangements and development agreements with the developers of the schemes and advising on construction agreements and planning 
  • Advised a Singaporean fund on the acquisition of a portfolio of student accommodation assets with a value of circa. £80m, which formed part of a larger portfolio sale with an estimated value of circa. £1bn.
  • Advised on numerous financing and refinances of student accommodation portfolios including cross jurisdiction transactions and a complex refinance of a £200m+ portfolio. 

Listed as Key Lawyer, Corporate & Commercial: M&A, smaller deals £10-£100M, Legal 500 2023

Did you know

Charlotte's main interests are food and travel- she is known for seeking out the best foodie spots wherever she travels and is always on the look out for fab food markets/foodie festivals/farm shops to visit.


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