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Philippa Sutherland

Senior Associate | Johannesburg

Philippa-Sutherland

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Contact

T: +27 11 669 9315

Overview

Philippa specialises in commercial property transactions, due diligence in the property sector (including underlying transaction agreements), property developments (including residential and commercial, freehold, and sectional title developments), and commercial sale and lease agreements.

She has experience in all aspects of commercial property law, conveyancing and notarial practice, property development and property finance and has been involved in the establishment of numerous freehold and sectional title, commercial, industrial and residential developments throughout South Africa. This has included registering security in the form of mortgage and notarial bonds for project finance and structured finance transactions in the commercial property and renewable energy sectors.

Her clients like working with her because she is thorough, adheres to deadlines and has a strong grasp of legal and technical knowledge.

Experience

Jurisdictions worked in: South Africa

Recently Philippa has advised:

  • Standard Bank in relation to the financing of various renewable energy projects, including the various conveyancing and notarial aspects relating to such projects, including registration of mortgage and notarial bonds.
  • IWG Plc / Regus in relation to the negotiation and conclusion of lease agreements and addendums to lease agreements for new and existing centres within South Africa, aligning same with client’s group policy.
  • Zara Retail South Africa in relation to the negotiation and conclusion of lease agreements and addendums to lease agreements for new and existing stores within South Africa, including the Zara retail store in V&A, Sandton City, and Canal Walk Mall, being some of Zara’s flagship retail stores in South Africa using the brand’s newest concept design in South Africa, offering a fully integrated experience with the client’s online platform.
  • Changing Tides 91 Proprietary Limited (part of the Flanagan and Gerard Group) in relation to the redevelopment of the Boardwalk Mall in Port Elizabeth. The development is being conducted in joint venture with Boardwalk Mall Proprietary Limited and Emfuleni Resorts (a subsidiary of Sun international). The redevelopment included the sale of a real right of extension in favour of the Capital Hotel Group for the construction of a hotel adjacent to the mall. The development is significant in the context of the greater Eastern Cape region as it represents a significant investment in the Eastern Cape.

AREA OF EXPERTISE

Qualifications

  • BA, LLB, from Rhodes University.
  • Attorney, Conveyancer, Notary Public.

Overview

Philippa specialises in commercial property transactions, due diligence in the property sector (including underlying transaction agreements), property developments (including residential and commercial, freehold, and sectional title developments), and commercial sale and lease agreements.

She has experience in all aspects of commercial property law, conveyancing and notarial practice, property development and property finance and has been involved in the establishment of numerous freehold and sectional title, commercial, industrial and residential developments throughout South Africa. This has included registering security in the form of mortgage and notarial bonds for project finance and structured finance transactions in the commercial property and renewable energy sectors.

Her clients like working with her because she is thorough, adheres to deadlines and has a strong grasp of legal and technical knowledge.

Experience

Jurisdictions worked in: South Africa

Recently Philippa has advised:

  • Standard Bank in relation to the financing of various renewable energy projects, including the various conveyancing and notarial aspects relating to such projects, including registration of mortgage and notarial bonds.
  • IWG Plc / Regus in relation to the negotiation and conclusion of lease agreements and addendums to lease agreements for new and existing centres within South Africa, aligning same with client’s group policy.
  • Zara Retail South Africa in relation to the negotiation and conclusion of lease agreements and addendums to lease agreements for new and existing stores within South Africa, including the Zara retail store in V&A, Sandton City, and Canal Walk Mall, being some of Zara’s flagship retail stores in South Africa using the brand’s newest concept design in South Africa, offering a fully integrated experience with the client’s online platform.
  • Changing Tides 91 Proprietary Limited (part of the Flanagan and Gerard Group) in relation to the redevelopment of the Boardwalk Mall in Port Elizabeth. The development is being conducted in joint venture with Boardwalk Mall Proprietary Limited and Emfuleni Resorts (a subsidiary of Sun international). The redevelopment included the sale of a real right of extension in favour of the Capital Hotel Group for the construction of a hotel adjacent to the mall. The development is significant in the context of the greater Eastern Cape region as it represents a significant investment in the Eastern Cape.

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