Hospitality & Leisure
The retail sector is one of the fastest changing sectors in the UK and European economy. It is also one of the most competitive.
The issues facing retailers are complex and far-reaching. With a dedicated retail sector resource supported by experts from across the business spectrum, we are able to provide comprehensive legal advice to our retail clients.
Importantly, our advice is not dry legalese, but is tailored to help clients achieve their business objectives. In fact, we believe that our commercial insight is one factor that sets us apart from our competitors.
Our credentials speak for themselves. From competition to planning to employment law, we have a record of advising retailers on the issues at the heart of their business, with particular strengths in corporate, property and IT advice.
Our commitment to and understanding of the retail sector means that we are well placed to address the constantly changing challenges facing retailers, investors and operators in this sector.
We act for a wide range of clients in the leisure sector with outlets across Europe, whose interests include pubs, clubs, hotels, restaurants, sports and golf clubs as well as the lenders and equity providers that finance the industry.
We act as business advisers to growing companies within the sector, working as part of their in-house team to advise on structure, funding for growth, and the strategic acquisitions and disposals of both companies and properties or land.
We are also increasingly advising lenders and equity providers on acquisition finance and corporate lending issues.
We also have extensive experience in advising sports clubs and professional bodies on a range of issues, including intellectual property rights, corporate structures, sponsorship, media and venue contracts, and employment issues.
Ian Baker - Partner