Susheela Rivers is a Partner at the global law firm, DLA Piper. She is the Global Co-Chair of the firm's Real Estate Sector. She is also the Office Managing Partner, Hong Kong.
Susheela Rivers is a real estate lawyer with over 28 years' experience of helping clients with complex, multi-faceted cross-border and domestic real estate transactions throughout Asia (including China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Korea, India, Indonesia, and Vietnam) and the UK.
She advises on all aspects of structuring real estate investment and development portfolios including acquisitions and disposals, joint ventures and developments for stand-alone assets and portfolios across all asset classes.
Susheela helps clients with a wide range of real estate matters, focusing particularly on M&A transactions, financings, developments, leases, and fractionalising real estate including real estate tokenisation. She has in-depth knowledge of the hospitality and leisure spheres and a particular focus on real estate with operational aspects.
She advises international and regional property companies, real estate fund managers and investors, private equity funds, hotel groups, retailers, investment banks and major corporate occupiers on all aspects of real estate transactions, from structuring investments, developments, project and investment management, through to real estate operation and exit strategies. Susheela regularly speaks on real estate topics at conferences. She is a Global Governing Trustee at Urban Land Institute (ULI), the oldest and largest network of cross-disciplinary real estate and land use experts in the world, and Vice-Chair of ULI Hong Kong.
She is also Global Co-Chair of the DLA Piper Leadership Alliance for Women (LAW), in which she supports gender balance at all levels by strengthening the influence, leadership and voice of women both within the firm and the wider community.
Susheela is an active supporter of Hong Kong’s community and a board member of the leading NGO Community Business, where she commits to advancing responsible and inclusive business practices in Asia. She is also an executive committee member of the British Chamber of Commerce HK.
Susheela is a Solicitor of the High Court of Hong Kong, and a Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales.