We have a long history of working with companies, both established and start-up, within the restaurants, retail and leisure industry to help them to achieve their objectives. We recognise that operators within this sector have particular requirements and concerns. We believe that the key issue for lawyers is to understand each client’s business, its commercial objectives, its culture and ethical style, and provide the highest quality legal advice in the light of those factors with excellent response times.
Our lawyers are experts in a range of the areas required within the restaurant, retail and leisure sector including:
Commercial: contentious and non-contentious work relating to all types of agreements in use in the sector including advise of liquor licensing, entertainment licensing, gaming regulations and food hygiene regulations;
Corporate: all aspects of corporate work for clients in the sector, including joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, project finance and company secretarial services;
Employment: particular expertise in advising companies, executives and in dealing with TUPE issues, share option matters and shareholder agreements
Property: all aspects of property work including the grant and management of leased property, particularly retail units in shopping centres and elsewhere, the property related aspects of selling and purchasing shops, hotels, public houses, restaurants and leisure businesses, and the negotiation of agreements on mixed-use development sites;
Property Litigation: dealing with all aspects of landlord and tenant litigation, including lease renewals, repairs, rent reviews, forfeiture and distress;
Tax: advice on tax-effective deal structures;
Turnaround, Restructuring and Insolvency: issues relating to retail, restaurants and leisure businesses.