Lia Machado Senior Associate


Speaks:  English, Italian, Portuguese

Qualified: 2013 - Solicitor of England & Wales

Qualified: 2001 - Solicitor at the Brazilian Bar (Advogada da Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil).


Primary office:  London


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Lia Machado

Lia initially qualified in Brazil but moved to the UK early in her career and has been dual qualified since 2013.

She advises institutional clients on landlord and tenant matters, acquisitions, disposals and financing. Lia also specialises in providing real estate advice on corporate transactions.

Lia is known for her ability to engage with clients and really listen to what they want. Having previously worked in-house for a large telecoms company, she understands the commercial requirements of a business and is astutely aware of the importance of client relationships.

Lia has been part of the CSR and ESG committees of all organisations she has worked for in the past 12 years, working on social impact projects, volunteering and fundraising. She was part of the team who assisted a major telecoms company with the implementation of their ESG strategy in the UK.

Experience

  • Leading on the acquisition of the new headquarter offices and three regional offices in the UK of a major telecoms company (in-house).
  • Leading on a lease renewal programme of over 1000 telecoms sites with a single landlord and the implementation of a contract for purchase of revenue share worth £196 million (in-house).
  • Acted on the refinancing of three student accommodation sites worth £70 million for a developer client.
  • Leading on the disposal of a long leasehold office building in Bristol worth £13.5 million for an institutional client.
  • Assisting on the disposal of industrial properties which were part of the largest out of town retail sale of properties in the UK in 2017 worth £250 million.

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Career & Recognition

Filter timeline:
  • 2022

    • Career
      September 2022
      Gowling WLG (UK), Senior Associate
  • 2020

    • Community
      September 2020
      Cellnex Telecom – Member of the ESG and EDI Committees
    • Career
      September 2020
      Cellnex Telecom, Property Solicitor
  • 2019

    • Career
      March 2019
      Fladgate LLP, Associate
  • 2017

    • Career
      May 2017
      CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP, Associate
    • Community
      May 2017
      CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP – Member of the CSR Committee
  • 2013

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
       2013
      Qualified, Solicitor of England & Wales
  • 2010

    • Career
      October 2010
      Olswang LLP, Associate
    • Education
      October 2010
      Olswang LLP – Member of the CSR Committee
    • Education
       2010
      Faculty of Law, Coimbra University (Portugal), Master of Laws (LLM)
  • 2009

    • Education
       2009
      BPP Professional Education, GDL and LPC
  • 2008

    • Career
      May 2008
      Dundas & Wilson LLP, Senior Paralegal
  • 2004

    • Career
      May 2004
      Olswang LLP, Legal Assistant
  • 2001

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
       2001
      Qualified, Solicitor at the Brazilian Bar (Advogada da Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil).
    • Education
       2001
      Federal University of Ouro Preto (Brazil), LLB

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