Natalia Sokolov

Natalia Sokolov

Bristol The Paragon Counterslip Bristol BS1 6BX
Bath 2 Queen Square Bath BA1 2HQ
Mobile 07909760354

Partner - Construction

Natalia is a partner in the Construction and Engineering team, specialising in non-contentious work. She has broad experience of drafting and negotiating construction contracts (including NEC, EPC, JCT, FIDIC), professional consultant appointments, collateral warranties, bonds and guarantees for developers, employers, funders, consultants and contractors. Her project experience is diverse, including retail, student accommodation, fit-out, refurbishment, new-build and renewable energy projects. Natalia also provides construction due diligence in real estate acquisition and disposals, and corporate transactions. She advises on the construction aspects of facility agreements, framework agreements and call-off orders, agreements for lease and procurement routes and joint ventures. Natalia was Chair of the South West branch of the Association of Women in Property for 2015 to 2016. She is a member of Constructing Excellence (South West) Branch.

Natalia has a particular interest in the renewable and sustainable energy, and has experience in drafting and negotiation of construction documents for on-shore wind, biogas and solar projects in the UK as well as more recently the construction of EV and vertical farming facilities.

Natalia's relevant experience includes:
  • advising a US REIT in the healthcare sector on construction due diligence during a £153m share sale/purchase
  • advising an Italian asset and investment management client in relation to the construction aspects of a JPUT unit acquisition involving property in West London with a value of circa £110m
  • advising a London-based developer on the redevelopment of a site in North London into luxury accommodation and commercial units for a value of approx. £12m, including drafting and negotiating the JCT D&B building contract and full suite of consultant appointments, performance bond, parent company guarantee and collateral warranties as well as an escrow agreement
  • advising a number of corporate occupier clients on circa. £2m fit-out contracts for new head office premises in London and nationally
  • advising an off-shore trust company on the partial refurbishment of a £48m property in central London
  • acting for Africa‚ leading telecoms tower company during the £900,000 fit-out of new London headquarters
  • acting for a German bio-gas contractor during a UK roll-out of plants to draft, negotiate and complete the EPC contract, biological services and maintenance contracts, payment security agreement and ancillary construction documentation
  • acting for a charity developer during the development of a £40m care village in Berkshire to negotiate all construction documentation with a national contractor
  • advising a UK distributor of premium cycle products during negotiations of an agreement for lease of new South West premises
  • advising a number of commercial funders to carry out due diligence on construction documentation and produce funding reports
  • acting for a major supermarket chain in the UK on all non-contentious matters as their key contact for construction issues
  • advising on a number of contentious issues such as settlement agreements, litigation and adjudication

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