3 May 2016
Watson Farley & Williams (“WFW”) has hired Dev Desai as a new real estate litigation partner in its London office. Prior to joining WFW, Dev was a senior associate at Pinsent Masons.
Dev specialises in real estate litigation, advising in relation to landlord & tenant disputes, representing developers in the removal of legal obstacles to their projects and assisting financial institutions enforce security against land. He also has extensive experience advising on property-related insolvency, specialist telecommunications matters and professional negligence actions.
Dev has received extensive recognition from leading legal directories who have praised his “pragmatic and effective advice” (Legal 500 UK) and commended “the personal touch that makes his clients feel valued” and his “very down to earth style” (Chambers UK).
WFW Head of Litigation and Arbitration Andrew Savage said: “Dev’s extensive experience across a broad range of real estate contentious matters makes him a superb fit for WFW, with his skill set being highly complementary to both the firm’s international dispute resolution practice and real estate sector”.
WFW Managing Partner Chris Lowe added: “Real Estate is an ongoing success story for WFW and Dev joining us represents a huge boost to our contentious capabilities which will play an invaluable role in helping us grow the sector”.
Dev added: “WFW’s strong sector focus on real estate and commitment to developing its contentious offering in the sector represents a fantastic opportunity for me to grow my practice and expertise, benefitting both the firm and my clients”.