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Steven Cowins, Co-Chair of the firm's Global Real Estate Fund Practice, focuses his practice on private equity and fund formation matters. He regularly advises clients in establishing funds and joint ventures, structured acquisitions and dispositions, and investment in alternative asset classes. His clients include fund managers, funds, family offices and financial institutions on high-profile matters across Europe and in London.


  • Fund Formation
  • Separate accounts, segregated mandates and joint ventures
  • Acquisitions and dispositions
  • Alternative investments


Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, Chambers UK Guide, "Investment Funds: Real Estate," 2022
  • Listed, Chambers Europe, "Investment Funds: Real Estate - UK," 2020, 2022
  • Team Member, PERE Global Awards, Law Firm of the Year: Fund Formation in Europe, 2018 
  • Listed, IFLR 1000 United Kingdom, "Rising Star" Investment funds, M&A, 2018-2021
  • Listed, The Legal 500 United Kingdom, 2017-2022
    • Commercial Property: Investment, 2022
    • Real Estate Funds, 2022
    • Investment Fund Formation and Management: Real Fund, 2017 
  • Team Member, Chambers USA Award for Excellence, Real Estate, 2017


  • Nottingham Trent Law School, 2002
  • Leicester University, 2001
  • England and Wales