Nick Kephalas



My long-standing area of expertise is real estate finance, acting for both institutional and private lenders and borrowers on refinances and all aspects of non-contentious commercial and residential real estate including acquisition, disposal, finance, development and leasing. In addition, and alongside both of these practise areas I have developed an expertise in corporate mergers and acquisitions in the real estate field, assisting clients in either disposing of or acquiring shares in private on and off shore limited companies and most recent experience in corporate restructuring with a view to bringing assets onshore.

I have developed a reputation for being efficient, commercially astute and highly communicative, with the ability to work closely with my clients and colleagues to deliver promptly and professionally and I have used this to nurture long term and trusted relationships with all those I deal with.



· Acting on a corporate restructure involving a pre pack administration and the transfer of over 200 retail shops across the country

· Acting for a borrower on the refinance of a mixed North London portfolio of over 90 properties with a private bank for £33,750,000

· Numerous transactions acting for two European private banks providing funding for acquisitions of various types of properties ranging from residential dwellings to mixed use and commercial buildings including various development loans up to £15,000,000

· Acting for a developer acquiring and financing (including development finance) the upper floors and roof space of a commercial building which was developed into 29 luxury flats. I also acted on the flat sale

· Acting for developers selling new build flats in London, at property exhibitions in the Far East and Middle East

· Acting for developers on a land assembly scheme in Barnet for the purpose of development of eight luxury houses


I joined YVA as a paralegal in 2007 and following completion of my training contract, qualified as a solicitor in 2011 and became a partner in 2013.


On the weekend I… Until 2015, I would spend my free time following Chelsea FC over land and sea however since having a family, I use my weekends to enjoy watching my young family grow in between lighting the BBQ, a frequent occurrence on most weekends at home.


On my first day at YVA… I was asked by a partner to research a “Section 42” Notice sent to the firm by one of its established clients and had to navigate the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 – out of which our Leasehold Enfranchisement department was born.

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