Department profile submitted by Howard Kennedy LLP
The quality of our retail team's outstanding client base speaks for Howard Kennedy's established position in the retail sector. We have been active in many major shopping centre developments around the UK and continue to act for a large number of household names.
Our clients are drawn from across the globe, and include major retailers from Australia, South Africa, the USA, Denmark, Sweden, the Netherlands, France, Spain, Italy and more. International and UK retailers alike want to be able to instruct just one law firm that can act as a one-stop shop for all retail related matters ranging across leasing and site acquisitions, IP and marketing, planning and construction, tax, employment, immigration and litigation. Our team of experienced lawyers from across our practice groups use their specialist retail sector knowledge to provide this service.
Inevitably, the retail and leisure sectors are closely linked; larger retailers now offer leisure concessions, whilst many restaurants aim to sell add-on retail services. We are ideally based to serve both markets. Our leisure client base is outstanding, including many international restaurant chains and cafes.