Jayne Schnider



Jayne is a partner in the Corporate team at Irwin Mitchell, specialising in corporate transactions in the real estate sector. She has extensive experience of acquiring and the disposing of real estate assets through a variety of corporate and partnership structures.

Jayne regularly acts for owners, funders, developers and asset managers in all corporate aspects of a real estate transaction, from the initial structuring and choice of jurisdiction, to the final acquisition or disposal.

In addition to her work in the real estate sector, Jayne has advised private equity funds on a variety of investments and disposals. She also acts for private companies and high net worth individuals on general corporate M&A work.

Recent highlights:

  • The acquisition and refinancing of a prime office building via a BVI corporate structure for Mercer Real Estate Partners (£64m).
  • Acting for M&M Asset Management in connection with two joint ventures with funds advised by Apollo Real Estate Managers.
  • The acquisition and equity refinancing of two hotels in Montreal via a series of Jersey limited partnerships (CAN $80m).
  • Acting for a management team in a joint venture with a US pension fund to acquire UK industrial assets (£100m).
  • Acting for a European property fund in connection with a series of joint ventures to acquire UK shopping centres.
  • Advising the principal investment division of an investment bank in respect of a series of joint ventures to acquire development sites in London.
  • Acting for the management team in respect of their equity investment on the £100m buy out of a European advertising group.
  • Acting for a US family office on the acquisition of a European manufacturing group (£12m).

Market view:

Jayne Schnider "balances legal rigour with very good business sense" - Legal 500, 2015

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