Ran specialises in commercial property transactions and secured lending. She has a broad range of experience of acquisitions, financing (for both acquisition and development projects), property management and disposals. Ran’s Chinese heritage and English qualifications enable her to offer her clients – particularly her overseas investors client base – a diversified view that combines expertise in English law with a Chinese perspective.
“My Far East Asian clients usually demand punctuality and will expect me to be available to take enquiries at the weekend. And of course there are obvious time differences to account for,” she says. “At the same time, my clients may not be familiar with all the procedures for investing in projects in the UK, so I am often required to act as a trusted advisor with a commercially attuned mindset. Among other things, it is my role to explain, clarify and aid their understanding of doing business in the UK.”
Building enduring relationships
Ran takes a great deal of pride in her work.
“I enjoy the responsibility of my role,” she says. “I like to get deals done, and I achieve that best by understanding where my clients’ concerns lie and then offering advice and possible alternatives to help them choose what’s best for their business.
“I believe my clients would say that I am focused on results, and that when I deliver a piece of work it will combine quality and attention to detail with speed.”
“In my previous firm I supported a team of junior lawyers,” Ran explains. “As much as I enjoy that, I strive for a deeper learning curve. I joined GSC to learn from experienced lawyers like Peter Belcher and Harvey Posener who have been experts in the field for a long time. Being a ‘student’ again after my journey as a partner in my previous firm is so refreshing, but it’s all part of my strategy to be a more rounded lawyer able to give better advice to my commercial property clients.”
Qualifications & Experience
Ran read law at the University of Kent before moving to London to complete her LPC and master’s degree (LL.M). In just five years post-qualification with another Legal500 firm, Ran progressed from a newly qualified associate to a partner.
Ran is fluent in Mandarin Chinese.
Outside of work, Ran recently qualified as a yoga teacher. Prior to that, she mentored a child for one year through Chance UK. Ran is also a member of UK Society of Chinese Lawyers.
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