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Olivia Butcher

Senior Associate

Olivia advises clients on a wide range of investment fund matters, including the establishment of investment funds and institutional investments into those funds.
She also provides advice for asset managers on key regulatory matters affecting the sector and has significant experience providing support to M&A deals with fund elements.


Representative matters

Hines Europe on the establishment of its €1.6bn Hines European Real Estate Partners III (HEREP III) fund.

Macquarie on the funds elements of its $2.3bn acquisition of the UK Green Investment Bank (now Green Investment Group).

A financial institution on the pension fund elements of its £13bn strategic partnership with Schroders plc to create a market leading wealth proposition – Schroders Personal Wealth.

Oxford Properties and QuadReal jointly on their investment into two Global Logistic Properties (GLP) Europe-focussed real estate funds, GLP Europe Income Partners I and GLP Europe Development Partners I, totalling $4bn in size.

Cain International on the establishment of its €324m European Real Estate Opportunity Fund.

A European family office on the establishment of its €720m first fund vehicle

A Middle Eastern sovereign wealth fund on its $700m investment into GS Mezzanine Debt Partners VII.

Pro bono

Advising Zacchaeus 2000 Trust, representing vulnerable clients with physical and/or mental disabilities at Tribunal hearings for appeals in relation to Employment Support Allowance and Personal Independence Payments.

Advising Coram Children's Legal Centre, assisting vulnerable children and young adults living in the UK to obtain British citizenship.

Mentoring young people through the firm’s award-winning Smart Start programme.

Providing reading support for primary-aged children at Christchurch School, Brick Lane, through the firm’s Reading Scheme.

Mentoring primary-age girls and their mothers at Christchurch School, Brick Lane to encourage their aspirations and engage them in the importance of education for women, through Mosaic Mentoring.

Drafting charity applications for financial support from the Allen Overy Shearman Sterling Foundation.

Member of the firm's Pro Bono Champions Committee.

Leadership Positions And Professional Affiliations

Member, European Association for Investors in Non-Listed Real Estate Vehicles (INREV) Member, Investment Association (IA) Member, The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) Member, Law Society
Key Lawyer
Legal 500, 2023 and 2024


  • Shortlist for Rising Star, Women in Law Awards, 2020



Solicitor, England and Wales, 2016


University of Oxford, Masters of Arts, 2019 – 2019   

University of Law, London Moorgate, Legal Practice Course (LPC) (Distinction), 2014 – 2014

Université Panthéon Assas (Paris II), Certificat supérior de droit français, 2011 – 2012 

University of Oxford, Jurisprudence with Law Studies in Europe (French Law), 2009 – 2013


A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.