WBD backs leading international wealth manager as it moves to London to embrace hybrid working


Transatlantic law firm Womble Bond Dickinson supported an international wealth management specialist in the transition to a hybrid working model.

The firm worked closely with Swiss wealth management firm Julius Baer International to secure new premises for its London team.

Julius Baer International is set to move its London office from its current location in St Martin’s Le Grand to a newly refurbished base in Holborn to help staff transition to a hybrid working model.

Located on Greville Street, the new headquarters will include 27,000 square feet of workspace over six floors. The company signed a 15-year lease on the site and is expected to move into the completed space in 2023.

The new London base will allow the bank to maintain its new hybrid working model in the wake of the pandemic and to meet the needs of its staff, with employees having a say in the design of the new office.

Real estate partner Will Fraser led the WBD team to support Julius Baer International in this transaction, supported by managing partner Joseph Dean, construction specialist Simon Wyatt and planning expert Zoe MacDonald.

Will Fraser commented:

“It was a pleasure to work with and support Julius Baer International on this important transaction. The new office will support the company’s ambition to cater to an increasingly hybrid workforce.

“As this is a complex transaction requiring input from construction and planning as well as real estate, WBD was ideally placed to support Julius Baer in this transaction, utilizing our in-house expertise across a wide range of sectors. “

Matt Douglas, head of business services at Julius Baer, ​​added:

“The new office will reduce Julius Baer’s carbon footprint, support a community space for a silversmith and provide a stunning new home in London for employees and clients.

“We made the decision to transition to hybrid working before the pandemic, and Greville Street represents our next steps in launching a true co-working space in the heart of London.

“The support we have received from Womble Bond Dickinson throughout the project has been outstanding throughout the process, their extensive knowledge in a range of areas has been invaluable to this project.”

Womble Bond Dickinson has over 250 property lawyers in its UK and US offices to help clients with their property needs, with industry experience in hospitality, construction of houses, multi-family/private rental sector, retail, industry, offices, healthcare and real estate. credit, transport, agriculture and real estate.

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