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London: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation
Commercial litigation - ranked: tier 8

GSC Solicitors LLP

GSC Solicitors LLP 'has a strong cohort of partners providing a huge range of litigation nous and subject matter expertise'. Department head Michael Shapiro focuses on general commercial, contractual and shareholder disputes, as well as property litigation, company and personal insolvency-related disputes; and senior consultant Barry Samuels 'wins the unwinnable'.

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London: Private client

Personal tax, trusts and probate
Personal tax, trusts and probate - ranked: tier 5

GSC Solicitors LLP

GSC Solicitors LLP¬†¬†fields a ‚Äėknowledgeable and professional team‚Äô. Head of department Saleem Sheikh¬† is a ‚Äėhands on negotiator with an all-round ability to grasp the issues and assist in their resolution‚Äô. Sheikh advises on a broad spectrum of issues from succession planning for children coming into the business through to protecting assets for married clients through prenuptial agreements and trusts. The ‚Äėvery practical and responsive‚Äô James Cohen¬† ‚Äėdeals with matters both ably and expeditiously‚Äô. Cohen advises on wills, lasting powers of attorney, probate and other issues such as offshore structuring. He has developed substantial knowledge of dealing with matters where clients have assets located in multiple jurisdictions, especially for Pakistani and Indian clients.

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London: Real estate

Commercial property
Commercial property: corporate occupiers - ranked: tier 4

GSC Solicitors LLP

Commercial property: hotels and leisure - ranked: tier 3

GSC Solicitors LLP

Be it pure property work, or related fields such as tax, real estate finance or litigation, GSC Solicitors LLP¬†is ‚Äėexceptional by every metric‚Äô. The team has particular expertise in the hospitality sector, where it is instructed by hotel owners and numerous major fast food franchise owners. The highly recommended Harvey Posener¬†has considerable experience in corporate letting work and assisted Universal Music with the 20-year lease of its King‚Äôs Cross HQ. Posener is also instructed by EMI and Channel 4. Peter Belcher¬†is acting for a hotel owner in relation to the creation of a new hotel brand and the subsequent rebranding and franchising of its existing hotels. Matthew Phillips¬†acted for a fast food franchise owner in relation to its high-value restaurant acquisition as part of a major fast food company‚Äôs strategic move toward a greater number of franchise operated stores. Also recommended is Amee Popat, who has experience with HQ leasing transactions.

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Property finance
Property finance - ranked: tier 6

GSC Solicitors LLP

The team at GSC Solicitors LLP is led by Harvey Posener, and also includes Peter Belcher, who 'understands the client's needs completely from a speed and commercial perspective', Matthew Phillips and Amee Popat. It handles acquisition, development and investment financing for a range of borrower and lender clients, including developers, institutional, private and overseas investors, and UK financial institutions. The hotel and restaurant sectors are areas of particular strength: the team represents a number of major hotel owners and fast food franchise owners.

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London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Media and entertainment (including media finance)
Media and entertainment (including media finance) - ranked: tier 5

GSC Solicitors LLP

GSC Solicitors LLP’s media and entertainment practice regularly acts for longstanding client PPL of the on a number of enforcement rights issues, and also acts for PRS for Music on enforcement matters. It also acts for start-up and medium sized companies on a range of media and IP mandates such as registrations, licensing issues and disputes. Head of IP litigation Justin Goldspink acts on a range of IP matters, and is particularly experienced in mandates relating to music, copyright and branding. Adam Dickman specialises in IP litigation and Clive Halperin is also noted.

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