Gerald LeCain SA Law

Gerard LeCain

Specialist in Commercial Real Estate
Real Estate Team


My role is to help organisations and entrepreneurs with their real estate interests, particularly in the fields of disposals, acquisitions and assignments, investment, development and leasing. I work closely with them to help realise their objectives, and resolve any challenges that put them at risk financially.

I benefit from working with investors, developers, landlords, and tenants. I also have a developing specialism in the retail, banking and technology sectors, as well as the specialised needs of manufacturing clients, whether they are leasing properties or operating their own purpose-built facilities.

Supporting this expertise is an understanding of real estate finance. I guide lenders and borrowers through the financing process, making sure they don’t miss out on any opportunities, while minimising their short and long-term risk.

I specialise in four main aspects of Commercial Real Estate:

  • Real estate finance and financial restructuring
  • Asset management and leasing (acting for both corporate landlords and commercial tenants)
  • Acquisitions and Disposals of all forms of commercial real estate (offices, retail, industrial, and development sites/projects)
  • Corporate restructuring of real estate assets across group companies


  • Negotiated a factory lease for a state-of-the-art electronics manufacturer
  • Advised on the sale of a prominent central London pub to an offshore international corporation
  • Advised as part of a team on a multimillion-pound luxury housing development in south west London
  • Acted on the acquisition of a central London investment asset that had cross jurisdictional corporate and financial elements
  • Helping Prime Central London corporate real estate owners with leasing and asset management

  • Working with the corporate team on corporate restructuring of real estate assets
  • Working with the corporate team on insolvency and administration disposals of commercial premises
  • Working with the litigation team on the granting of commercial leases under the 1954 Act
  • Working independently on commercial real estate asset management matters


  • Qualified in 2018
  • Called to the Bar 2016
  • Recipient of His Honour Judge J Connor Major Middle Temple Scholarship
  • Speaks and writes Swedish to EU Framework B1 level
  • Mentors law students at Birkbeck College, University of London
  • Formerly lead singer of a London-based band
  • Advises the board of trustees of a community nursery charity in central London on real estate matters.

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