Matt is a partner and head of the Property Group. He specialises in real estate law and advises on all associated commercial property transactions as well as on any associated funding, town and country planning, environmental and construction issues arising. Matt has developed a particular specialism and renown in the media technology and brands sectors in which Wiggin’s clients operate. He regularly advises the corporate and individual clients, across many of the firm’s Groups, on all of their property and related facilities needs, including bespoke transactional structuring and documentation which allows them to maximise their real estate assets in the applicable business context.
The negotiation of a conditional Agreement and multimillion pound long term Lease of Studio Space and office HQ in Central London on behalf of an overseas TV channel broadcaster, with full fit out. The acquisition deal was linked to our client’s forced re-location from their existing UK premises which were being re-developed and therefore involved a delicate balancing act and synchronicity of timeframes between two separate property projects to ensure no interruption in their transmission services.
- The legal requirements in support of the relocation of our client’s London HQ to newly instructed ‘state-of-the-art’ facilities at 10 Hammersmith Grove. Working closely with UKTV‘s project management team Matt led the deal from start (heads of terms) to finish (Agreement, Supplemental Agreement and leases of three separate floors), including the client’s substantial fit-out works with Category A works on behalf of the Landlord/Developer to accelerate the build programme.
- Vestas Technology UK Limited on its recent leasehold dealings in respect of its property interests at West Medina Mills and St Cross Business Park , Isle of Wight and at Eastern Docks , Southampton.
- Perform Media Services Limited in respect of its acquisition of additional facilities for its business operations in Central London , Feltham and Leeds.
- HBO in respect of its continuing TV Series Game of Thrones and in respect of its set-building , storage , filming and ancillary requirements at its various property locations throughout Northern Ireland.