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John McLean,
Senior Associate Solicitor, Telecoms & Commercial Property

About John

John is an experienced commercial property solicitor, specialising in telecoms.  He is a non-contentious expert in the electronic communications code, and can help landowners and operators alike in relation to code agreements and wayleaves.

Work highlights include:

Managing the telecoms portfolio of a FTSE100 water and sewerage undertaker, including bulk renewals of mast leases with CTIL, MBNL and Arqiva.

Advising two high street banks and a national pub chain on wayleave agreements for fibre installations to be used across their portfolio.

Acting for a local authority in Hertfordshire on a bulk renewal of all their telecoms leases with CTIL and MBNL, and lease assignments to Arqiva.

Advising a wireless broadband provider with code powers in relation to their standard form leases, code agreements and wayleaves in light of the new code.

Preparing a standard form wayleave for a fixed line operator.

Beyond telecoms, John has a particular expertise in energy projects, having acted on the corporate sale of two 40MW+ biomass plants, and more recently acting for a local landowner in relation to an option for a battery storage project. He also carries out regular finance, refinance, lease and freehold acquisitions/disposals.

What clients have to say about John

I was introduced to John Mclean after a successfully negotiated Share Purchase Agreement (SPA) was concluded by Thursfields Corporate Department. I needed someone who could act swiftly and positively on a time sensitive deal which involved several large parties and was a complicated and complex legal matter. I was impressed with John's immediate grasp of the intricate matters relating to this transaction which also involved a large Oil Company and a Government body. There were many complications within the deal and thanks to John's thoroughness and tenaciousness this large deal concluded on time and in budget. John got this deal past the post for me and there were many occasions when he contacted me or was working on this well beyond normal office hours. It was a very professional job and I am indebted to John for his help in this.

Malcolm Proctor, Managing Director of Quantor Limited

John is an experienced telecoms solicitor, and I have worked with him for many years. He is a safe pair of hands when it comes to telecoms leases, and I have worked with John to successfully deliver telecoms portfolio renewals for a number of Local Authority and FTSE 100 clients. An expert in his field, John delivers projects on time and on budget, and is recommended for telecoms transactions.

Mark Walters, Director of Telecoms, Lambert Smith Hampton

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