Duncan Hubbard is a leading international real estate finance lawyer with more than 20 years of experience in the sector. His clients include global funds, financial institutions and investors.
Duncan has acted on some of the largest UK and international property finance transactions, from single assets, such as The Gherkin in London, to cross-jurisdictional funds with investment and development portfolios across the world, ranging from logistics in Korea to health care in London. He also advises financial institutions on regulatory compliance issues concerning CRD4 and is a special advisor to the Association of German Pfandbrief Banks (VDP).
Duncan obtained a Bachelor of Divinity from Kings College, London, before converting to law through Exeter University. He is admitted to practice as a solicitor in England & Wales.
Duncan has extensive, market-leading experience. He has advised a range of clients on market-leading transactions both prior to and post the financial crisis,* including most recently:
- lenders to seven large hotels in central London;
- more than £1 billion in private rented sector (PRS) scheme financings for various funds, including Invesco and Civitas;
- Project Thistle on multibillion loan acquisitions from Lloyd’s Banking Group by various insurance companies, including Scottish Widows, Halifax Life and Clerical Medical;
- Project Bedrock in a €1 billion portfolio financing across eight jurisdictions in Europe, acting for the sponsors;
- Project Spire in a £2.3 billion financing of a portfolio of private hospitals from the Spire group; and
- Project Duo and Exo, a £1 billion financing for one of the largest sovereign wealth funds in the world with assets across Europe and Asia, including logistics in Korea.
*Several of the above representations were handled by Duncan prior to joining Cadwalader.