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Portrait of Fiona Mills


Fiona is an associate in the real estate team in London. She acts for a broad range of clients including institutional landlords, family offices, private and institutional investors and corporate developers across a variety of sectors. She specialises in acquisitions and disposals, landlord and tenant work, developments and other commercial property deals.

A high proportion of Fiona’s work involves advising clients on the sale and purchase of commercial properties and the related leases. She also has significant experience of acting on matters involving hotels.

Fiona qualified in September 2015 and joined Penningtons Manches Cooper in 2018. She previously worked at two international commercial firms across their offices in London, Sydney and Singapore, allowing her to gain exposure to different types of clients and deals in many jurisdictions.

Recent work highlights

  • Acting for a large bank on the £300 million financing of a prestigious London building which is to be developed into a high-end hotel.
  • Advising an international hotel and resort chain on the acquisition of two Australian entities which owned several properties around the world.
  • Working for a well-known pension trust on the ongoing management of a large commercial property in Manchester.
  • Advising several large property funds on the purchase and sale of shops, offices and warehouses across the UK.
  • Acting for an independent Chinese hotel brand on its acquisition of the lease of a boutique hotel in Canberra, Australia.

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