Iain C.S. Morpeth

Retired Partner

  • Part II, Professional Exams, College of Law, Guildford
  • LLB (Hons), Bristol University


  • England and Wales, Solicitor
  • Super Lawyers: Real Estate (2013-2015)
  • Chambers UK: Real Estate and Real Estate Finance
  • UK Legal 500
  • Legal 500
  • London Super Lawyers
  • PLC Which Lawyer

Iain C.S. Morpeth

Retired Partner

Iain Morpeth was head of the firm's international real estate investments & transactions group and a partner in the London office until his retirement in 2018.

He advised private funds, investment banks, endowments, sovereign wealth funds and other investors as well as sponsors and operating partners on real estate related transactions.

Iain’s clients included Siguler Guff, MSREF, Harvard, Pimco, APG, KIC, Divco West, Avenue Capital, Queensgate Investments, DPK, Proprium Capital and one of the largest global hedge funds.

Iain worked on a wide variety of transaction types including real estate M&A, real estate private equity, joint ventures, co investment, acquisitions and disposals of shares, debt and property assets, development projects, earn outs and PFI as well as preferred equity, mezzanine lending, restructurings, structured finance, work outs and outsourcing.

Transactions included those relating to both distressed and non-distressed real estate, at all points of the risk spectrum and across multiple geographies. They involved all types of real estate including commercial, leisure, hotels, pubs, care homes, hospitals, student housing and government property and include portfolios, mortgages and NPLs as well as construction and development projects.



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