Two Leading Real Estate Finance Practitioners Join Latham & Watkins In London

Addition of Jeremy Trinder and Quentin Gwyer bolsters the firm’s Real Estate Practice in Europe.

July 01, 2016

Latham & Watkins is pleased to announce that Jeremy Trinder and Quentin Gwyer have joined the firm’s London office as a partners in the Finance Department. Highly regarded practitioners in their field, Trinder and Gwyer bring vast experience in complex real estate finance and real estate matters.

Their extensive expertise spanning a wide range of industries and asset classes further enhances Latham’s top-tier finance and capital markets practices in London. Jay Sadanandan, London Office Managing Partner, said: “We are excited to welcome Jeremy and Quentin to the firm. Both are highly-skilled practitioners whose vast expertise will enhance our ability to provide clients with top-tier advice in this increasingly complex and influential asset class.”

Trinder joins the firm from Dechert in London. He has over 15 years’ experience advising on a wide range of real estate finance matters, including representing lenders, borrowers, investors and servicers in relation to the origination, syndication and restructuring of commercial mortgage loans and loan-on-loans in the UK and Europe; advising on commercial mortgage-backed securities and residential mortgage-backed securities, warehousing of debt and other relates structured products; acting for buyers and sellers of residential and commercial mortgage debt, including NPLs and the sale of real estate divisions of regulated entities across Europe; and providing advice on the financing of commercial and residential developments.

Gwyer will join the firm from GE Capital Real Estate, where he was Executive Counsel for European Debt responsible for the structuring and origination of debt across Europe, pan-European debt capital markets, and all matters associated with real estate and real estate finance across Europe. Prior to joining GE Capital, he spent a number of years in private practice specializing in the origination and restructuring of real estate debt; the creation of joint ventures in relation to the acquisition and redevelopment of properties; the buying and selling of real estate and loan portfolios; and a variety of other corporate real estate matters.

Sam Hamilton, Local Chair of the Finance Department in London, said: “The emergence of alternative asset managers as aggregators, acquirers and financiers of real estate assets has led to a revolution in the real estate finance market in recent years. Jeremy and Quentin possess a unique blend of experience and insight that knits well with our market-leading finance capabilities.”

“Jeremy and Quentin are terrific additions to our global Real Estate Practice that will bolster Latham’s on-the-ground presence in London. They are extremely knowledgeable about the real estate market – their vast experience will be a great asset for our clients,” said James Hisiger, Global Co-Chair of the firm’s Real Estate Practice. “Their arrival further enhances the development of our practice in Europe — London is a key market for us as we continue to build a premier real estate practice to meet the needs of our clients in this increasingly complex and global market.”

“Latham’s impressive growth in London has enabled the firm to build one of the preeminent transactional practices in the City. With high quality real estate finance practices already in place in many of the world’s key markets, the firm is well-placed to grow its London capability,” said Trinder.

“Latham’s reputation and client base is very attractive to me. My practice integrates well with the firm’s capability in London and the global platform. I am looking forward to leveraging the firm’s deep transactional expertise to help build a market-leading practice in London,” added Gwyer. 
 
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Notes to Editors
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Contacts
Jay Sadanandan, London Office Managing Partner, +44.20.7710.1110
Sam Hamilton, Local Chair of the Finance Department +44.20.7710.1124
James Hisiger, Global Co-Chair of the Real Estate Practice, +1.212.906.1371

 
 
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