I work on a full range of non-contentious commercial property transactions, including individual and portfolio acquisitions and disposals as well as day-to-day lease management matters, including the pre-letting of retail and office units. Another important element of my practice is property finance, with a focus in particular on the lender side. I have acted for a wide range of banks and alternative lenders on the financing and re-financing of extensive property portfolios. Bird & Bird encourages a collaborative approach and I work closely with other departments on a regular basis, based both in London and in our international offices. For instance, I have supported the corporate team with property support and due diligence on a number of large corporate transactions. In addition, I have worked with some of our overseas offices on cross-border transactions where specialist UK advice is required, and vice-versa.I joined Bird & Bird in early 2018, having been attracted to the firm in particular due to its sector-focus. I have built up experience in the technology, energy & utilities and hotels & leisure sectors in particular and enjoy staying up to date with legal developments in these areas through regular internal briefings, external conferences and knowledge-sharing within the firm.