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The Documentation of Commercial Property Development

About the Series

  • Understanding the Agreements and Undertakings
  • Development Facility Agreements and Common Negotiated Terms
  • The Construction Parties and the Building Contract
  • Drafting Provisions that Work in Practice
  • The Pitfalls and Traps to Avoid

A detailed on-demand series of four structured briefings to include a case study of a distressed transaction. Lead speaker, Jon Bond, Partner, Banking & Finance, Charles Russell Speechlys and a team of front-line experts covers the documentation that governs the relationships of developers with:

  • Landowners – outright and conditional acquisition agreements; options to acquire
  • Investors and lenders – development funding, including mezzanine finance and joint ventures
  • Tenants and purchasers – including agreements to lease, leases, conditional sales’ terms, interpreting specifications and recognising practical completion
  • Contractors, the professional team and planners – with everything from terms of appointment, warranties, the multiple variety of contracts with main and sub-contractors to agreements and undertakings with and to local authorities

Isobel Young-Herries, Senior Associate, Banking and Finance
Joe Edwards, Senior Associate, Litigation and Finance 
Alexander Gold, Partner, Charles Russell Speechlys LLP
Andrew Keeley, Partner, Construction and Engineering

The series:

  • The objective: in four detailed sessions we will ensure that developers, their solicitors, agents, investors, funders and all others engaged in development projects have a comprehensive understanding of:
    • The structure of development financing
    • Common negotiated terms in a development facility agreement – the full implications of the terms
    • What to ensure is covered in the documentation
    • Legal and technical importance of financial covenants, cost overruns and default scenarios
    • The different procurement routes and forms of building contracts
    • The importance of thorough and investigative due diligence
    • The very many pitfalls and problems encountered along the way and strategies to avoid them
    • How all the documentation fits together
  • Ideal for all property developers, investors, funders, their solicitors, agents and advisors
  • ​No important area will be overlooked – all interpretation will be practical and relevant to real world market conditions
  • Four 75 minutes detailed sessions

Pricing and how to register

Fees for the 4-part course: £299 + VAT. Click here to register. 


For a full breakdown of each session please click here.

Session 1: The Structure of Development Financing
Session 2: The Development Facility Agreement – commonly negotiated terms
Session 3: The Construction Parties and the Building Contract
Session 4: Pitfalls and Strategies to avoid them