RIMA GASPERAS
PARTNER

Admitted as a Solicitor:  1999

 CONTACT DETAILS

Tel:       020 7870 7500

Email:  [email protected]

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AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Commercial Property 

Landlord and Tenant 

Retail 

 

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Rima has over 20 years’ experience in Commercial Property law.  She has a keen focus on the retail sector.  She has worked with some of the largest retail brands in the UK. Rima has particular expertise in acting for both landlords and tenants, and has a wealth of experience in property insolvency issues, in particular acting for the buyers of two famous high street retailers in administration and which was widely reported in the national press.

She also acts on the property aspects of corporate transactions. Recently Rima has become more involved in the property aspects of the renewable energy business and has dealt with leases and land acquisitions specifically related to that sector.

Rima is adept at building relationships, problem solving and risk analysis, working closely with board directors, and has a calm and practical approach. 

 WORK HIGHLIGHTS

 

Work highlights

 

  • Acting for a large national retailer (ladies fashion) in the operation and management of their property portfolio; dealing with the fall out from the 2009 recession and pre-pack administration and regearing of many of their leases over the next few years.

 

  • Managing the international portfolio of various UK retailers including the instruction and management of foreign lawyers.

 

  • Acting for a national clothes chain in their acquisition of over 80 shops from an administrator within a very short time frame.

 

  • Negotiating a new lease of the head office of a high-end ladies wear retailer

 

  • Acting an independent coffee shop in Mayfair for their lease renewal as well as sales and leases to other small independent businesses (a beauty shop in Barnes, cycle shop in Altrincham, sale of a fish and chip shop in Macclesfield and advice to various charity shop leases as pro bono work).

 

  • Acting on the acquisition of a long lease which then sublet to 13 new commercial leases by a conglomerate of tenants from Camden Council.