Jenna is a Senior Associate in the Asset Management and Retail teams.
Working with national and overseas commercial clients, she supports on their acquisitions of freehold and leasehold properties in major retail parks, industrial estates, shopping centres, and high street shops, including dealing with franchise lettings under headlease and underlease structures, and joint tenancies in England and Wales. In addition, she undertakes lease renewals, deeds of variation of leases, and lease assignments for her clients amongst other landlord and tenant matters. Her experience includes due diligence, negotiating conditional agreements (including agreements conditional on planning) and dealing with third party lawyers in complex transactions. She is fluent in Gujarati.
She acts mainly for tenants in the retail sector, including Domino’s Pizza, Emma Bridgewater, Poundstretcher and Vision Express.
Recent examples of how Jenna has supported clients include:
- proposing commercially viable options to enable a deal, which had reached an impasse, to proceed to exchange of contracts;
- acting as part of the legal team which achieved the target set by Domino’s Pizza to open its one thousandth store;
- acquiring a freehold property following a contract race, having successfully undertaken complex due diligence and necessary amendments of related documentation to ensure a fast exchange of contracts; and
- successfully negotiating the resolution of the majority of 20 outstanding technical and commercial points in a lease to enable completion to go ahead in a timely manner.