William Heywood

Associate, London



William Heywood is an associate in our global Real Estate industry group based in London.

William focuses on real estate finance, acting for lenders and borrowers on asset classes including logistics warehouses, data centres, office buildings, Build to Rent, Private Rented Sector and Purpose Built Student Accommodation in the UK and throughout Europe. He has experience on a range of finance structures, covering acquisition/investment financing, development financing, senior/mezz, capital markets transactions, refinancings, repo financing, loan sales and syndications.

William also has experience in financing transactions covering greenfield and brownfield project finance, and asset finance.

Prior to joining White & Case, William trained at the London and Tokyo offices of a Magic Circle law firm.

Bars and Courts
England and Wales
Legal Practice Course
BPP University
Graduate Diploma in Law
BPP University
MA (Oxon.)
Trinity College, University of Oxford


Examples of his recent experience include:

  • acting for the sponsor on the financing of various PBSA and PRS buildings throughout the UK*;
  • acting for the lender on the financing of a portfolio of logistics warehouses throughout the UK*;
  • acting for the sponsor on the financing of a split retail and office building in central Paris*; and
  • acting for the finance parties on a funds finance facility for a portfolio of pan-European real estate assets.*

*Experience prior to joining White & Case