Simon Knott is a partner in the Shoosmiths real-estate group and has considerable experience dealing with all aspects of commercial real estate. He has particular expertise acting for large corporate tenants in the retail and leisure sector with fast roll-out programmes.
He does a significant amount of secured lending and also heads a team who deal with the acquisition and disposal of ground rent portfolios.
Key clients for whom he acts include Almacantar, Fitness First, White Stuff, NATS and E & J Capital Partners.
Notable deals include:
- Acting for Fitness First in connection with the property aspects of its recent CVA
- Acting for IKEA in connection with the development of the IKEA Southampton store
- Acting for Fat Face in connection with the property aspects of the company sale by its founders, Jules and Tim
- Acting for Riverside Capital in connection with the sale of a ground rent portfolio of 5,000 units
- Acting for HSBC in connection with the acquisition of one of the tallest tower blocks in the country
He is listed in both Chambers and Legal 500 as a Key Individual and is described as a ‘good operator’ advising with ‘as few caveats as possible’.
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