Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP announced today that Fiona Kelly has joined the Firm's preeminent real estate practice as a corporate partner in the New York office. Ms. Kelly brings extensive experience in negotiating complex cross-border real estate transactions and will further expand Fried Frank's offerings across its global real estate network.
Ms. Kelly advises multinational financial institutions, investment funds, sovereign wealth funds, developers and investors on joint ventures, acquisitions and disposals of interests in private and public companies, development projects, and restructurings. She regularly handles sophisticated transactions in and across the world's major real estate markets, particularly in Europe, Asia, North America and the Middle East.
"Fiona's demonstrated skill in executing multijurisdictional real estate transactions will be of tremendous value to our clients, who continue to strategically broaden the global reach of their real estate portfolios," said Jonathan L. Mechanic, Chairman of Fried Frank's Real Estate Department.
"We are pleased to welcome Fiona to our real estate team. Her years of practice in Europe, the United States and Canada, combined with her vast knowledge of the global real estate market, will further strengthen our renowned real estate and corporate practices," said Valerie Ford Jacob, Fried Frank's Chairperson.
"Fried Frank has a market-leading real estate practice and we are committed to serving the industry. Fiona's appointment reflects the ongoing investment we are making in this area and we are delighted to have her on board," said Senior Executive Partner, Justin Spendlove.Ms. Kelly was previously a partner in the London office of Clifford Chance LLP. Prior to that, she was a partner at Davies Ward Philips & Vineberg LLP in New York and Toronto, and the Senior Vice President, Corporate of TrizecHahn Europe. She received her LLB, with honors, from the University of Toronto in 1990, and her BA from the University of British Columbia in 1987.