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About Francesco

Francesco specialises in all areas of regeneration and development work for Registered Providers of Social Housing and National house-builders. Francesco also has considerable experience in major regeneration and complex development schemes involving joint ventures between public and private bodies. He also acts for independent management companies and commercial organisations acquiring ground rent and property portfolios.

Francesco works closely with both social housing and private developer lawyers as both sectors face similar legal issues and a cross fertilisation of ideas between the two sets of advisers can benefit both areas of practice.

Recent Experience

  • PPP / Consortia projects and regeneration schemes including acting as lead partner for a number of London Wide Initiative, English Partnerships’ sponsored regeneration schemes
  • Building Licences/Development Agreements
  • site acquisitions (either single sites or site assemblies)
  • acquisition of ground rents/reversionary freehold and property portfolios
  • complex management agreements relating to housing management and estate management issues
  • acquisition of ground rents/reversionary freeholds and ground rent portfolios

Professional Memberships

Law Society of England & Wales

Career Experience

2001 to present: Solicitor then Partner, Winckworth Sherwood

2000 to 2001: Solicitor, Field Fisher Waterhouse

1997 to 2000: Solicitor, Winckworth Sherwood

“Commercially minded and takes a collaborative approach.”

Chambers and Partners UK, 2016

‘Alan Duncan and Francesco Ferrari have provided an excellent and responsive service understanding our business needs and those of the other side of a transaction. Always available and looking to get things done.’

Legal 500 2022

Upcoming Events

Thursday 21 October 2021 | 10.00 - 11.15am

MMC – green shoots and fundability in the age of ESG

This webinar will discuss the latest developments in modern methods of construction and its future. We have an expert panel[…..]

Online.


Wednesday 3 November 2021 | 10.00 - 11.10am

Heat Network Regulations Update

With the key deadline of 27 November approaching to define building classes and for operators to complete the cost effectiveness[…..]

Online.