Livia Li is an associate in the Finance Group in Cadwalader’s London office. With a wide range of banking and finance experience, Livia has acted for both lenders and borrowers on numerous real estate finance transactions.
Livia focuses on hotel financings, portfolio property financings, development financings and acquisition financings of commercial real estate.
Livia holds a combined bachelors degree (commerce - distinction, law – honours) from the University of New South Wales and was first admitted as a solicitor in 2011 in New South Wales, Australia.
Prior to joining Cadwalader, Livia was a senior associate at a global law firm in London, and also practised as a solicitor in Sydney, Australia.
Livia has advised a broad range of clients on significant matters,* including:
- Acted on acquisition and/or refinancing of numerous commercial properties across the city of London, including Monument Building, Equitable House, Winchester house and Bond House;
- Acted for the financier with respect to the development of a Home House private members club, part of the Soho house group;
The £135million acquisition of 3 St James’s Square, part of a series in the Georgian-designed quadrangle by Joint Treasure International, a private equity firm which is backed by a number of major Hong Kong names, with a baked in restructure of the SPV immediately after the purchase;
The acquisition of Hilton Gatwick Hotel, the largest hotel at Gatwick Airport by Arora Group;
The refinancing of a circa £115 million acquisition of the Hilton Olympia by a Singaporean based conglomerate Hotel Properties Limited Joint Venture;
The refinancing of an acquisition of the DoubleTree by Hilton Ealing by a Singaporean based joint venture between Hotel Properties Limited and Anchorage View;
The refinancing of the existing facilities of Joint Treasure International, a private equity firm which is backed by a number of major Hong Kong names, with respect to the Marriot Hotel, Grosvenor Square;
The development facility provided to Quintillion UK Limited with respect to the refurbishment of Home House, a private members club located in Portman Square, London; and
Acting for Münchener Hypothekenbank eG with respect to the £118 million acquisition by Credit Suisse Asset Management’s Real Estate Group of London’s Monument Building.
*Several of the above representations were handled by Livia prior to joining Cadwalader.