Javi Khanijau

Partner in Commercial Contracts, Real Estate
and Property Development

+44 (0)845 257 9449

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Javi has extensive experience dealing with commercial agreements and transactions often with a focus on complex scenarios such as real estate, banking and finance, development, construction, projects and corporate.

Javi acts for several property companies and developers as well as national retailers in relation to their contractual matters and real estate portfolios.  Javi also has considerable experience dealing with commercial and corporate contracts including distribution, franchise and management agreements.

Javi understands his clients’ businesses and their commercial objectives. He is known for his strong commitment and personal approach to achieving his clients’ commercial objectives while maintaining high standards of professionalism and integrity.


Javi 's Experience

  • Negotiating complex banking, construction, development and management contracts on a Hilton branded £30m luxury hotel development.
  • Advising national retailers including TJ Hughes, Jack & Jones and Shuropody on their contracts, acquisitions and disposals.
  • Advising a national property company on the refinance of its property portfolio by way of a Murabaha sharia compliant structure.
  • Acting on behalf of the UK distributors of the Guess and Joop brands on their contracts including distribution and finance agreements.
  • Acting on behalf of a seller of a £20m residential investment property to a plc REIT by way of corporate sale which was featured in Property Week.


We have always found Javi’s work to be of the highest professional standard, with sound commercial advice, helping us cut through complex issues efficiently. He has often picked up the brief quickly and been very flexible in meeting important deadlines. He has always had a positive can do attitude with good attention to detail with completed work in a timely manner. We are very satisfied with the outcome of his work.

Hugo Deane, Managing Director, Love Brands

Javi is a straight talking commercially astute lawyer with the ability to get even the most complex matters completed with minimal fuss. Javi understands our business and our commercial objectives and puts these interests at the forefront of his excellent advice.

Doubletree by Hilton Hotel & Spa Liverpool

Javi has acted as the company’s property and commercial lawyer for several years and during this time has proved to be an integral and core part of our team of trusted advisers.

Our senior management team have been impressed with Javi’s commitment, responses, legal expertise and commercial acumen. We have found Javi to be most pleasant to deal with and we know that he will always provide a fair and efficient service in any matter he deals with.

Director, TJ Hughes