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Shoosmiths LLP

Chris George

Chris George

Senior Associate


  • Real estate
  • Construction and engineering
  • Landlord and Tenant

WSG Practice Industries



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’ 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 £200 million Oxpens Road, Oxford regeneration program;
  • representing The Open University in its property reorganisation program involving acquisitions and disposals across various multi-million pound 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 £172 million 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.
Areas of Practice

Construction and engineering | Landlord and Tenant | Other legal services | Real estate

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