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Retail and Leisure

From fledgling businesses to entrepreneurs to established international retailers and hotel chains, we work closely with retail industry agents on providing a full property service. These include advice on leases, purchases, sales, lettings and management.

We view ourselves not as an external legal adviser but as an integral part of the strategy and development of your business. We also know that retail and leisure clients require a wide range of services therefore we provide the following expertise:

Recent Experience:

  • Vilbrequin on their acquisitions at Westfield, Regent Street and Ledbury Road
  • a high end luxury retailer Franck Namani on their flagship store in Mayfair
  • a high end luxury watch retailer, IWC, on their flagship store acquisition in New Bond Street
  • Rigby and Peller on their continued acquisition programme
  • high end luxury Belgian brand on their flagship store in New Bond Street
  • Sunglass Hut on their continued store acquisition programme
  • Mothercare in relation to their asset management programme

Clients include:

  • Carluccio's
  • Yum!
  • Mont Blanc
  • Le Pain Quotidien
  • Clinton Cards
  • Shangri La Hotels

“It is exciting times for the retail and leisure sectors. There are many new entrants who can take advantage of flexible sites, such as market stalls, street vendors or pop-up shops, and relatively easy start-up processes. These businesses often generate a buzz and build a strong local following. Now, more of them are making profits and looking for a permanent site. Once they have one shop, why not two or three or even become a major High Street brand?”

Julian Hindmarsh, Chairman of Real Estate.

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Michael Harris

Michael Harris : Partner

  • "They're tenacious but they don't lose sight of the end objective."

    Chambers UK 2017

  • "Howard Kennedy M&A team, led by Michael Harris, has particular expertise in restaurant, hotel and leisure transactions."

    Legal 500 UK 2014

    24 October 2014