Paul Lyons is a partner in Goodwin’s Real Estate Group and co-chair of the London office. Mr. Lyons focuses primarily on real estate debt finance, where he has significant experience in advising both borrowers and lenders. He has extensive experience in leveraged finance and his work has included advising banks on debt originations and restructurings as well as real estate and private equity fund clients on both lender and borrower mandates.




Some of Mr. Lyons recent transactional work includes advising:

  • Helaba on its financing of the pre-eminent London retail destination
  • On a €150 million financing of a residential development site in joint venture with AREA
  • On a  £300 million bridge finance facility for a UK retail fund
  • On a €200 million refinancing of a French holiday parks business
  • The Administrator of a £1.5 billion oil products refinery and distribution business
  • Safestore Group on its £425 million refinancing (2012) and a £400 million refinancing (2009)
  • Metric Properties on the debt aspects of its recent merger with UK REIT London & Stamford
  • A number of real estate private equity/hedge funds in relation to investment in CMBS structures post 2008
  • Peel Holdings on the refinancing of its land and property investment divisions - £450 million
  • RBS Group on subscription facilities in excess of £1 billion
  • Berlin-Hyp on the restructuring of a €250m office development facility
  • Major Irish development group on the restructuring of its €400m debt facilities with NAMA
  • Peel Group on various debt facilities in excess of £500 million
Professional Experience

Prior to joining Goodwin in 2013, Mr. Lyons was a partner at Travers Smith in London. Before attending law school, Mr. Lyons was commissioned into the British Army from The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.

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Dip L.P., 1995
City University
B.Sc., 1989
Leeds University



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