Michael Beanland is counsel in the London office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the Real Estate Practice.

Mr. Beanland has extensive experience advising on real estate finance in the UK and across Europe and on real estate matters in the UK, with particular expertise in large-scale development projects.

With a training background in architecture as well as law and having been seconded to Australian developer Lendlease for three years, Mr. Beanland brings unique expertise to his role in the Real Estate Practice in London. Prior to joining Latham, Mr. Beanland worked at an international law firm.

Mr. Beanland’s experience includes advising:

  • Lineage Logistics on its mortgage loan financing for the acquisition of a UK logistics business
  • On the commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) financing for an international warehousing and logistics company in respect of its operating business comprising cold storage facilities
  • Cohen Media Group on its acquisition of five cinemas and cinema developments of Curzon Cinemas
  • Lineage Logistics on its acquisition of Harry Yearsley, a UK-based temperature-controlled logistics service provider and frozen food distributor
  • On a joint venture between for the purpose of acquiring last-mile logistics portfolios in the UK
  • KSL Capital Partners on its acquisition of Third Space, a London-based luxury health club operator
  • Triton Power on its sale by Energy Capital Partners of the UK-based power generating company, to SSE Thermal and Equinor
  • Triton Power on the project refinancing of three power plants located in the United Kingdom
  • MeiraGTx Holdings plc, a clinical stage gene therapy company, focusing on developing treatments for patients with serious diseases, on its financing 
  • Silver Lake Partners on its significant minority investment in Shadowbox Studios (formerly known as Blackhall Studios), a soundstage operating and development company
  • Lithia Motors on its acquisition of Jardine Motors Group (JM Group), a UK-based automotive retailer
  • The developer on the development of the International Quarter in Stratford, London, including the forward funding of new headquarters buildings for both the Financial Conduct Authority London Underground*
  • The developer of the Athletes' Village for the 2012 Olympic Games including the forward sale of the affordable housing to the Triathlon consortium*
  • The developer on the forward sale of its developments at Rathbone Square, London W1, Facebook’s new London headquarters, and at 73-89 Oxford Street London*
  • The purchaser on its forward commitment to acquire the Copyright Building, London W1, from the developer, Derwent*
  • The developer on its entry into a joint venture with the Nuffield Trusts for the residential development of land at Wintringham*
  • The purchaser on the acquisition of Catesby Land a business specializing in planning promotion and residential development*
  • The purchaser on the acquisition of a large development site at Priors Hall, Corby, from administrators*
  • The purchaser on the acquisition from the developer of a 50% stake in the Nomura headquarters at Watermark Place, London*
  • The purchaser on the acquisition of a portfolio of logistics properties*
  • Southend Football Club on the conditional sale of its Roots Hall site and on other real estate aspects of the proposed relocation at Fossetts Farm*
  • The purchaser on the acquisition of a portfolio of hotels*
  • The lenders refinancing the Waldorf Hotel and Plantation Place in London*
  • The lenders financing the sale and leaseback of Morgan Stanley’s building at Westferry Circus*
  • The land owners on the sale and development of a site in Shoreditch comprising the Mildmay Mission Hospital and the Baptist Tabernacle Church*

*Matter handled prior to joining Latham

Bar Qualification

  • England and Wales (Solicitor)


  • CPE, College of Law, London
  • LPC, College of Law, London