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International law firm Trowers & Hamlins has recruited Chen Ikeogu to its Banking & Finance team in London.

Chen has extensive experience advising a wide variety of lender and borrower clients across a number of sectors within real estate finance. Chen's lender clients include clearing banks, private banks, non-bank lenders, debt funds, challenger banks and family offices. Whilst Chen's roster of borrower clients includes property investment management funds, single purpose property investment companies, developers, high net worth individuals and family offices. Chen's practice covers all aspects of real estate finance, including bilateral and syndicated investment and development deals across a variety of asset classes.

Having qualified as a lawyer in 1999, Chen joins Trowers from Maples Teesdale, where he led the Finance team for six years. Prior to Maples Teesdale, Chen gained considerable real estate finance experience at Shepherd & Wedderburn, Pinsent Masons and Taylor Wessing.   

Reflecting on his appointment, Chen commented:

"This is an exciting time to be joining Trowers & Hamlins and especially the Banking & Finance team as they continue to expand. I look forward to bringing my expertise and knowledge to the role and helping to contribute to the growth trajectory of the team. The Banking & Finance team at Trowers, together with support from the wider Real Estate team, provides a fantastic platform from which to develop my practice and an excellent opportunity to enhance the offering to my client base."

Head of Banking & Finance, Adrian Carter added:

"We are delighted to have Chen join the partnership and the Banking & Finance team. Chen has a vast amount of experience in the sector and will contribute significantly as we look to further strengthen our Banking & Finance practice."

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