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Claire Le Quesne



"Rising star"

Legal 500 UK

"Claire Le Quesne is very capable and knowledgeable."

Legal 500



Claire advises clients in respect of corporate, Jersey funds and banking matters.

Her principal practice area is corporate real estate and Jersey funds (both listed and non-listed). Claire has acted on numerous fund structurings and re-structurings, co-investments and portfolio acquisitions and refinancings. She acts mainly borrower/sponsor side on real estate finance transactions as well as for buyer and seller on M&A matters.

Claire's key clients include:

  • Kennedy Wilson Europe Real Estate plc;
  • M7 Real Estate Ltd;
  • The Blackstone Group;
  • Harbert Management Corporation;
  • Supermarket Income REIT plc;
  • Realty Income Corporation


Claire qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales in 2005 (currently non-practising) working at London law firm Memery Crystal. She has been at Carey Olsen since 2006 and qualified as a Jersey advocate in 2011. In 2010 Claire spent four months on secondment at top PRC law firm King & Wood’s Shanghai office.

Claire obtained her LLB and LPC at Nottingham Law School, Nottingham Trent University.

Relevant experience

Her transactions of note include advising on the Jersey aspects of:

  • Blackstone's €21 million recapitalisation of Mileway, a pan European logistics company.
  • M7's Real Estate Ltd's acquisition of a £156.9 million UK retail parks portfolio
  • Harbert Management Corporation's sale of two of the UK's best known industrial estates for £480 million to Blackstone;
  • Realty Income Corporation's acquisition of 12 properties from a JV of J. Sainsbury's and British Land for £429 million;
  • Blackstone Capital and Blackstone Real Estate's acquisition of Bourne Leisure, a UK based leisure and holiday company.



Awards and accolades


Claire is ranked by Legal 500 as a Next Generation Partner and a Notable practitioner by the IFLR1000.

L500 UK Next Gen Partner 2024