George is a Partner and Head of Banking and Real Estate Finance.
Areas of Expertise
George has been in practice for nearly 25 years. For over a decade he acted for and advised many retail, leisure and bank clients on site acquisitions, as well as general commercial property, including property management and commercial lease negotiations.
He has previously led specialist teams of two national law firms undertaking real estate finance work for leading lending institutions, including RBS plc, HBoS, Lloyds TSB, Investec Bank, Nationwide Building Society, Bank of Ireland and Newcastle Building Society. In the height of the market his teams handled transactions totaling in excess of £750m.
He has considerable expertise in the more complex property lending transactions in the development and investment sectors involving complex structures such as JVs, trusts and off-shore borrowers. George has also developed a strong reputation for advising on all standard forms of security, loan agreements and intercreditor arrangements.
George is an associate member of LMA and also a real estate finance expert on the Lexis Nexis Q&A Panel.
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Manchester Metropolitan University
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