Melanie Henson

Special Counsel

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  • Acting for supermarket chains developing their own stores and retail parks*
  • Managing a number of shopping centres for the Mall Corporation*
  • Acquiring a national high street chain for Telefonica UK Limited and subsequent rationalisation of the portfolio*


  • Acquisition of large HQ premises for Telefonica UK Limited*
  • Acquisition of key central London site for foreign investors*


  • Advising Telefonica UK Limited on everything from telecoms masts to data centres, high tech buildings and retail stores*

Real Estate

  • Advising on the real estate side of corporate transactions including buying and selling a broadband company, the proposed sale and a proposed IPO of Telefonica UK Limited*
  • Advising on the real estate side of two landmark network sharing deals between Telefonica UK Limited and Vodafone Limited (including the property side of the joint venture arrangements)*


  • Acting for a fund investing in proposed developments of battery storage systems including reviewing, revising and subsequently exercising option agreements and dealing with all real estate issues arising


  • Acquiring a multi-location UK steel business for a private U.S. steel company*

*Prior to joining Baker Botts