Vincenzo Maggio

Position: Partner
Phone: +(44)(0)1223 222481
Fax: +(44)(0)1223 222388

What can I do for you?

I am a partner within our real estate law practice with a heavy focus on investment work and landlord and tenant matters. My work includes helping investor clients, such as a number of Cambridge colleges, pension funds and US listed property investment companies, manage extensive property portfolios. This involves a range of issues, such as the acquisition and disposal of multi-let investment properties and the negotiation of development agreements. I also regularly advise corporate occupiers on their business needs, having recently acted for a financial services company on the relocation of its headquarters and leading the team advising a leading education institution in relation to their national education centres.

I am part of a team of over 100 real estate lawyers, with access to other specialist lawyers within our planning, construction and corporate tax teams.

Supporting my clients’ objectives

A real highlight for me was the work that we did for Trinity College, Cambridge on its acquisition of the O2 and, more recently, the college's joint venture with Tesco; a deal financed through the issuing of a commercial mortgage backed by 30 year bonds listed on the Irish Stock Exchange. As a project, it involved a range of disciplines including tax and construction issues as well as cross border advice. Given the relative lack of activity in the investment market at that time, it was good to be involved in a significant transaction that was completed within a tight timescale from initial instruction. I was also involved in the forward funding and purchase of the new Microsoft headquarters in Cambridge, a project that was quite literally on the doorstep of our Cambridge office. 

What do others say?

The latest edition of Chambers UK says that market sources describe me as "very commercial" and note my "can-do" attitude.

Mills & Reeve was recently ranked by Chambers UK as one of the top five firms in the UK, based on the number of top tier rankings that our practice areas achieved and described in the latest edition of Legal 500 as offering a credible alternative to City-based practices. 

What else should you know?

I regularly contribute to our real estate publications, Hot Property. I have recently considered topics such as the real estate aspects of a business acquisition as well as the ongoing debate regarding payment of rent on a quarterly basis. 

I am a member of the Commercial Real Estate Legal Association (CRELA) and sit on the Practice and Procedure Sub-committee.