IBB appoints Head of Real Estate
27th June 2007
David Silva has been appointed Head of the Real Estate Group at IBB Solicitors. The new appointment follows a period of concerted growth within the group, with two new partner hires from City firms within the last 6 months: commercial development lawyer, Vicky Stokes, from Berwin Leighton Paisner and construction specialist, Paul Brampton, from Taylor Wessing. The group has also promoted senior solicitors Jeff Elphee and Jon Mowbray to partner level. The Real Estate Group now comprises 12 partners and 10 assistants.
David Silva specialises in office, industrial, retail and hotel developments; development funding, including joint venture agreements; investment sales and acquisitions. He acts for a number of significant developer and investor clients, including Espalier Private Equity Group, Frontier Estates Limited, evolve Fund Services Limited and Mantle Estates Limited. He is listed as an expert in his area of practice in the Leading Experts Directory, the Legal 500 and Chambers UK.
David Silva comments, “The IBB Real Estate Group has experienced a rapid period of growth over the past five years and we have established ourselves as one of the leading real estate teams in the South East. This has enabled us to recruit solicitors of the very highest quality from the City and we have also displaced City firms on a number of instructions from both new and existing clients. My role is to ensure that this trend continues.”