Susheela Rivers

@ Hong Kong Office Managing Partner & Global Real Estate Sector Co-Chair, DLA Piper

Susheela Rivers is the Office Managing Partner of DLA Piper Hong Kong, Co-Chair for the Global Real Estate Sector, Head of the Real Estate Group and the Hospitality & Leisure Group for DLA Piper in Asia Pacific. She is a solicitor of England and Wales and also admitted in Hong Kong. With 27 years’ experience in real estate investments and developments, hotel, retail and mixed use sectors, Susheela has been instrumental in advising on landmark developments throughout the region including China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Macau, Malaysia, Korea, India, Vietnam and Indonesia.

With a focus in real estate acquisitions/disposals, financings, developments, leases, hotels and private funding initiatives, Susheela advises international and regional property companies, hotel groups, retailers, private equity real estate funds, investment banks and hospitals on aspects of real estate transactions from structuring the investments, developments, project and investment management, real estate operation to the exit strategies. She transacts also on deals in England.

Susheela is Chair of the Leadership Alliance for Women (LAW), DLA Piper’s global gender balance network that aims to support gender balance at all levels by strengthening the influence, leadership and voice of women within DLA Piper and the wider community to effect change.

Susheela has been acknowledged as Who’s Who of Hospitality Lawyers 2020 and Best in Real Estate by the Euromoney Legal Media Group Asia Women in Business Law Awards 2014 & 2019. She was also named as a leading individual in the area of Real Estate by Asia Pacific Legal 500. Asia Pacific Legal 500 went on to note that Susheela “is great in distilling complex issues and providing workable solutions“. In addition, she was acknowledged as a leading lawyer in the area of Real Estate by The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers and Chambers Asia Pacific. Under Susheela’s leadership, DLA Piper’s Real Estate group is ranked as Tier 1 for Real Estate in China, Hong Kong and Thailand by Asia Pacific Chambers and Partners and Legal 500 and Tier 1 for Real Estate Funds in Hong Kong by IFLR1000.

Clients say of Susheela Rivers: “She’s a very pragmatic lawyer who knows her stuff and handles client relations very well.” – Chambers Asia Pacific 2020