Razina is a commercial property lawyer. She trained at Clarke Willmott LLP, qualifying as a solicitor in 2008 before joining the award winning commercial property department at Burges Salmon LLP where she stayed as an Associate until 2014. Razina has acted for a wide range of clients such as start-ups, schools, charities, developers, and banks including The Crown Estate, The London Development Agency and Lloyds TSB.

Examples of Razina’s work since qualification

  • General landlord and tenant – acting for private and public sector landlords in drafting, negotiating and reporting on a full range of landlord and tenant documentation including leases, agreements for lease, licences, deeds of variations and easements; and advising and negotiating freehold contracts and transfers of investment and non-investment property.
  • Corporate Support – acting for sellers and purchasers in share and asset sales/purchases; negotiation of warranties and indemnities; disclosure letters; and due diligence reporting.
  • Property Finance – acting for major banks in portfolio finance/refinance; carrying out due diligence; reporting on security; and reporting on validity of appointment of receivers.
  • Property Insolvency – acting for major banks in the appointment of LPA Receivers; acting for receivers in portfolio management and general landlord and tenant matters.
  • Development – acting for landlords in the acquisition and leases for developments of hotels, shopping centres and student accommodation buildings, including acting for off-shore funds and investors and obtaining foreign legal opinions.
  • Energy – involved in renewable energy development acting for landowners, developers, financiers and energy companies in respect of solar energy, wind farms and bio-mass projects.
  • Public Sector – acting for local authorities in transfer and leasing of commercial property, acting for the London Development Agency in regeneration of the Royal Albert Docks and assisting in the competitive dialogue process relating thereto.
  • Islamic Finance – developing Islamic Finance mortgage products for Islamic Banks including obtaining shariah board and Land Registry approval; acting for Islamic Banks in international commercial property transactional work including acquiring and financing student accommodation buildings and developments and obtaining foreign legal opinions.

Contact Razina Akhtar

Tel: +44 (0) 203 637 6374

Email: razina.akhtar@emlaw.co.uk