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Shoosmiths LLP

Christopher George

Christopher George

Senior Associate

Shoosmiths LLP

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Chris specialises in acting for sophisticated landlord investors in relation to portfolio and high value/profile acquisitions and disposals, landlord and tenant matters including lease re-gears, new lettings, vacant possession programmes, finance lease structures and lease management. 

He also has significant expertise advising in the motor manufacturing, retail, leisure and late-night entertainment sectors while regularly acting for financial institutions, particularly in relation to real estate portfolio refinances. 

Chris’s recent projects include:

  • providing ongoing advice to Volkswagen Group United Kingdom in relation to their national dealer portfolio;
  • acting for London & Continental Railways Limited in its disposal of a key development site to facilitate the £200m Oxpens Road, Oxford regeneration program;
  • representing The Open University in its property reorganisation program involving acquisitions and disposals across various £multi-million sites across the country;
  • advising Almacantar in relation to a lease management scheme to obtain vacant possession to facilitate the redevelopment of London’s Centre Point tower; 
  • working as part of the property team carrying out the due diligence in relation to the £172m share purchase of Park Holidays UK;
  • advising health and fitness group of companies in connection with its fire-sale disposal of multiple health clubs; and 
  • working on a team representing a ‘Big Five’ UK bank in relation to a petrochemical company’s acquisition of a portfolio of filling stations.
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