Pierluigi Pagliuca, Blackfinch Group

Blackfinch expands in-house legal team

Blackfinch Group has appointed Pierluigi Pagliuca (pictured above) as senior legal counsel for its in-house legal team.

In his new role, he will primarily work with Blackfinch Property’s team, while also providing legal support and counsel across the entire group.

Pierluigi has significant experience in commercial property transactions, including complex and high-value deals, having assisted clients across the whole spectrum of commercial real estate.

He also has experience of acting for investors, landlords, utility companies, occupiers and lenders, particularly on developments and capital transactions.

Prior to joining the company, Pierluigi worked as a senior real estate lawyer at the University of Oxford.

Pierluigi’s appointment brings the capacity of Blackfinch’s legal team — which provides services to the whole group — to eight.

“I am attracted by Blackfinch’s dynamic, fast-paced and entrepreneurial culture, as well as by the opportunity to support various areas of the business,” said Pierluigi.

“I hope that my background across the spectrum of property transactions, both in private practice and in-house, will allow me to contribute to the company’s continued growth, together with the rest of the legal team.”

Hamish Masson, head of legal at Blackfinch, commented: “Pierluigi brings considerable expertise in commercial real estate, acting for sellers, purchasers, developers, lenders, commercial landlords and tenants. 

“We believe this makes him a great fit for Blackfinch Group, and his appointment demonstrates how we are matching our growth ambitions with exceptional people.”

David Higson, investment director at Blackfinch Property, added: “Our in-house legal team has earned plaudits with commercial property developers, and helped establish our reputation as a lender that stands out by going that extra mile to ensure deals reach completion.

“With this in mind, we’re looking forward to working closely with Pierluigi on a range of exciting projects here at Blackfinch Property.”

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