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Astrid Stanley is a perfect blend of commercial savvy and property knowledge. She had a direct and problem-solving approach.

Legal 500 UK 2024

Astrid Stanley is a partner specialising in commercial real estate and is a co-lead of the student accommodation group.

Astrid has established herself as a go-to solicitor in the practice and advises developers, investors and HNW individuals across real estate development and investment transactions. Her strength is her deep understanding of the real estate market and provides her clients with strong commercial and strategic advice throughout a transaction.

Her practice covers student accommodation, living, mixed-use, office, industrial and logistics, hotels & leisure, sectors.

Astrid's expertise is in development and finance and she has an ability to advise on large scale and complex transactions, with a strength in client relationships management. Astrid has broadened her experience in the development team, advising investors, landlords and occupiers on commercial acquisitions for lease and development acquisitions for sale and forward funding.

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.

  • "Astrid Stanley is a fine lawyer, she is always available to meet clients needs." Legal 500 UK 2024
  • Listed as Key Lawyer, Real estate: Commercial property: development, Legal 500 UK 2023
  • "Astrid Stanley is very knowledgeable. She has taken the time to really get to know our business and how we work, and also has excellent industry knowledge. She is our go-to lawyer for all property related matters." Legal 500 UK 2023
  • "Astrid Stanley is absolutely first class on commercial leasing matters." Legal 500 UK 2022
  • "Astrid was brilliant at producing a strategy that worked across the whole project. I felt very confident about the advice and tactics that she proposed and that we were in good hands." Legal 500 2021
  • "Her approach was thorough and detailed and very intuitive. She was quick to recognise what we needed before we did ourselves." Legal 500 UK 2021
  • "Astrid Stanley’s advice was straightforward, she was very responsive and helpful. An excellent service all round." Legal 500 UK 2021

Did you know

Astrid paid for law school by singing in local bands. One of her biggest gigs was at Emirates stadium where she sang to the Arsenal supporters as they left the stadium. 

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