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31-32 ELY PLACE, LONDON, ECIN 6TD, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7822 2222
Fax:
Fax 020 7822 2211
DX:
462 LONDON\CHANCERY LANE
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www.gscsolicitors.com

Matthew Phillips

Tel:
Work 020 7822 2222
Email:
GSC Solicitors LLP

Work Department

Commercial and residential property.

Position

Partner specialising in both commercial property and residential conveyancing; experienced in acting on behalf of buyers/tenants acquiring sites and units for the generation of franchised businesses, hotels and self-storage facilities; has acted for major banks on secured lending, including multi-million-pound investment properties; landlord and tenant work on commercial lettings; also experienced in conveyancing of high-value residential properties.

Career

Trained Edwards Geldard, Cardiff; qualified 1995; one year post-qualification Edwards Geldard; two years Slaughter and May; joined GSC Solicitors LLP 1999; partner GSC Solicitors LLP 2002.

Member

Law Society; Amnesty International.

Education

Porthcawl Comprehensive; University of Birmingham (1992 LLB Hons Law & Business).

Leisure

Dining out, reading history, learning Italian.


London: Real estate

Commercial property

Within: Commercial property

Be it pure property work, or related fields such as tax, real estate finance or litigation, GSC Solicitors LLP is ‘exceptional by every metric’. 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’s 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’s 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

Within: Property finance

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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