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Francesco Ferrari

Position: Partner

Core Areas: Real Estate & Social Housing

Legal 500 - Recommended Lawyer 2017Francesco Ferrari - Chambers UK 2016

Francesco specialises in all areas of regeneration and development work for Registered Providers of Social Housing and National house-builders. Francesco also has considerable experience in major regeneration and complex development schemes involving joint ventures between public and private bodies. He also acts for independent management companies and commercial organisations acquiring ground rent and property portfolios.

Francesco works closely with both social housing and private developer lawyers as both sectors face similar legal issues and a cross fertilisation of ideas between the two sets of advisers can benefit both areas of practice.


Recent experience

  • PPP / Consortia projects and regeneration schemes including acting as lead partner for a number of London Wide Initiative, English Partnerships' sponsored regeneration schemes
  • Building Licences/Development Agreements
  • site acquisitions (either single sites or site assemblies)
  • acquisition of ground rents/reversionary freehold and property portfolios
  • complex management agreements relating to housing management and estate management issues
  • acquisition of ground rents/reversionary freeholds and ground rent portfolios

Professional memberships

Law Society of England & Wales

Work history

2001 to present, Solicitor then Partner, Winckworth Sherwood
2000 to 2001, Solicitor, Field Fisher Waterhouse
1997 to 2000, Solicitor, Winckworth Sherwood

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Upcoming Events :

Development risk workshop (for junior developers)

Thu 09 Nov 2017

Minerva House, 5 Montague Close, London SE1 9BB

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Winckworth Sherwood's real estate practice continues to impress sources with its diverse workload, including a number of innovative development deals.

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