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Chris Warenius

Chris Warenius

Solicitor & Legal Director

Property Development & Planning

I am a senior specialist property development lawyer with particular expertise in residential led mixed-use development and regeneration schemes.  I also have considerable experience in student accommodation and in pure commercial sites. 

Experience

I advise private and public sector clients on all aspects of the development life cycle from acquisition and site assembly, through financing and the planning process, building, site set-up and sales.

I often work with joint ventures and other collaborative structures and I am experienced in negotiating overage and other profit share agreements.

I have experience of financing arrangements including bank lending and forward funding, acting both for developers and funders.

I frequently advise on how to resolve the issues encountered in development projects including restrictive covenants, rights of light and rights of way.

Career highlights

  • Advising several local authorities in connection with joint ventures with private sector developers for major regeneration schemes including residential, retail and leisure space each with a value in excess of £100 million;
  • Advising a syndicate of investors on the site assembly and planning aspects of a 300 plus unit residential site; 
  • Advising a local authority in connection with the development of two luxury residential schemes co-located at redeveloped schools;
  • Advising a developer on a circa thousand unit, £500 million, mixed use regeneration scheme in London's docklands;
  • Advising on several forward funded student accommodation schemes worth over £250 million in total;
  • Advising a hotel developer on the restructuring of its arrangements with a residential developer as part of a mixed use scheme;
  • Advising a private bank in connection with development funding for the redevelopment of several luxury houses located in London and elsewhere.

Education

  • 16 years qualified (2003)
  • College of Law (Postgraduate Diploma in Law)
  • Magdalene College, Cambridge University (MA)

Memberships

Law Society of England and Wales

Contact Details

Direct Dial:  020 8872 3069
Email:          chris.warenius@haroldbenjamin.com