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Real estate expert strengthens firm's finance team.

Midlands firm Browne Jacobson has appointed real estate finance lawyer Nina Armstrong to its banking team as the sector continues to face challenging times.

Ms Armstrong, who joins after fours years at DLA, has extensive experience in advising banks, financial institutions and borrowers on real estate finance transactions and restructurings.

Prior to joining DLA. Ms Armstrong worked for magic circle firm Clifford Chance.

Paul Ray, head of banking at Browne Jacobson, said: "Nina's experience and skills set are a superb fit with our strat-t egy of strengthening our property finance credentials.

"Nina has acted for a number of the region's real estate lead players from property investors to some of the major financial institutions.

"Her substantial experience will be a significant asset and will put us in a unique position by enabling us to offer an integrated banking and real estate service to clients involved in property transactions.

Ms Armstrong added: "Banking and real estate have probably been the most challenged of all the sectors by the cur-r rent economic downturn.

"However, there is a sign that the market is starting to recover with more financing options being made available and new lenders entering the sector."

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Publication:The Birmingham Post (England)
Date:Dec 16, 2010
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