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Travers Smith bolsters its full-service real estate offering with new Head of Construction and Engineering


Travers Smith LLP has announced today the recruitment of Ryan Fordham as the Head of Construction and Engineering, which is part of the firm's Real Estate Department. Ryan joins Travers Smith from CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang, and brings to the role a wealth of experience across the core real estate asset classes.

Ryan specialises in negotiating and drafting construction and engineering contracts on all of the major industry standard forms and bespoke forms including EPC and EPCM contracts, as well as pre-construction services agreements, professional appointments, security and all other ancillary construction documents. He advises developer, supply-side, landlord, tenant, investor and funder clients across a range of sectors including office, hotels and leisure, high-end residential, retail, mixed use, healthcare, utilities, energy and infrastructure.

Ryan's recent experience includes acting on the BCO award winning One St Peter’s Square in Manchester, the Post Building in London, Public Health England’s new state-of-the-art national science campus and headquarters in Harlow, HS2, Thames Tideway Tunnel and the Bank Station upgrade project.

Simon Rutman, Head of Travers Smith's Real Estate Department commented: "I am delighted to welcome Ryan to our team. His experience and expertise are a great fit for our business and part of our ongoing strategic investment in the real estate and construction sectors."

Ryan Fordham said: "I am incredibly excited to have joined such a reputable Real Estate Department with the mandate of growing a construction and engineering practice at one of the most prestigious firms in the City, which has all the hallmarks for it to be a success."

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