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Francis Turley, Principal Associate

Francis Turley

Principal Associate

Practice areas

  • Data centers
  • Real estate
  • Technology, Media and Telecoms

Practice notes

Francis is a principle associate in our real estate group. His focus is on the data centre sector advising on the acquisition, disposal, development, leasing and funding of data centres for both operators and end users.

His recent experience includes advising a top 3 UK data centre company in the acquisition of a competitor’s leasehold data centre in the Greater London area for a premium of £50m and subsequently advising in the refinance of that operator’s UK portfolio to a Singaporean bank. Francis has also recently acquired three sites in the UK for data centre development for global operator in the UK.

Francis has extensive experience in acting for and opposite a number of significant US based technology companies in the acquisition and disposal of colocation facilities in jurisdictions all over the world, with particular experience of properties in Germany, the Netherlands and India.

Francis also has extensive asset management experience having acting for a major shopping centre provider, including on the preletting of a centre in the north of England and having acted for a number of institutional landlords investing in the office, industrial and retail markets. Francis has also spent many years providing property finance advice to a number of major banks and has experience of the licenced premises sector, acting for both owners and occupiers.