Matthew is a real estate lawyer with experience in advising on a wide variety of commercial real estate transactions. He acts for prominent retailers, leisure operators and investors and is particularly experienced in matters relating to the retail and leisure industries (including retail units in travel locations). Matthew’s commercial approach to complex documentation and transactions is focused on ensuring that his clients’ aims and deadlines are achieved.
His recent experience includes advising:
- The Gala Coral Group in relation to the £179 million sale of the major part of their casino division to The Rank Group;
- Midlands Co-operative Society Limited on all matters relating to their programme of acquisitions including new build and trading convenience stores, petrol stations and funeral homes;
- a national UK retailer on numerous acquisitions of and matters relating to a portfolio of properties within UK and non-UK airports;
- a national UK investor in relation to disposals of significant plots of development land across southern England for residential development.
Matthew trained with Shoosmiths and has been a partner since 2004