Edward Finley


+44 (0)7714 303 508


Edward is the head of Acuity’s London office and an experienced real estate and real estate finance lawyer. He previously worked in the city with DLA Piper, firstly as a solicitor and then as a consultant, specialising in real estate finance and real estate restructuring law. Edward left DLA Piper to set up the commercial law firm Maple & Black in 2011, which specialised in real estate and corporate law before merging it with Acuity Law in 2018.

Edward has a notable and varied client base acting for property investors, developers, lending institutions and restructuring practitioners as well as advising in the sports, media, restaurant and leisure industries.

  • Acquisitions, disposals and developments
  • Joint ventures and private equity funded transactions
  • Real estate finance
  • Real estate restructuring and distressed situations
  • Advising Babylon, a new fast growing healthcare technology company on the opening of its clinics across the UK and the restructuring of its UK offices
  • Advising Zorin Finance on its acquisition and development finance transactions of in excess of £50m
  • Acting for Bluebird Partners on the acquisition, restructure and subsequent sale of 3 holiday parks on the Isle of Wight
  • Acting for Credit Suisse on the sale of 27-35 Poultry, the old Midland Bank HQ (location of the infamous Goldfinger bullion vaults) now known as The Ned
  • Advising various London restauranteurs and investors on establishing high end restaurants in the city and west end of London
  • Acting for Our/Vodka (a global venture by Pernod Ricard) on the acquisition of their distillery in London