Herbert Smith Freehills Bolsters Real Estate Practice with Addition of Prominent Construction Lawyer
Herbert Smith Freehills, a prominent global law firm, has welcomed Matthew Bool as a new partner in its highly-regarded Real Estate Practice in London, which encompasses multiple disciplines.
Matthew Bool specialises in non-contentious construction law, with a particular emphasis on the real estate industry. He has previously held a senior position in the non-contentious construction practice at Ashurst in London.
Bool advises clients, including employers, developers, investors, and lenders, on all aspects of construction documentation for significant real estate development projects. Additionally, he frequently provides guidance on procurement strategy and the inter-relationship between construction documentation and property documentation.
Bool is set to join the non-contentious construction team alongside practice head Tim Healey and partner Nick Downing. He will collaborate with the other 17 partners within the firm’s broader Real Estate practice. The team will benefit from his experience as a construction lawyer with a particular focus on the real estate sector.
Herbert Smith Freehills’ non-contentious construction practice is ranked as Band 1 in Chambers and Legal 500. The practice operates across the firm’s full-service offering in the real estate, energy, and infrastructure sectors, and is integral to it.
Jeremy Walden, Managing Partner of the Real Estate practice, UK and EMEA, at Herbert Smith Freehills, has commented that Matthew is a well-known figure in the industry, recognised by clients and peers for his technical and commercial skills, excellent client service, and deep sector knowledge.
“His arrival at the firm will allow us to further develop and strengthen our offerings for, and relationships with, our clients across the whole of the built environment. We are delighted to welcome Matthew to the firm,” Jeremy Walden said.
“Herbert Smith Freehills is a firm I have long admired, particularly for its leading full-service real estate sector offering and strong reputation in the market. I am excited to embark on this next chapter in my career and to be working with the team to support clients as they continue to navigate a constantly evolving sector amidst challenging market conditions,” Matthew Bool said.