Pubs, Bars & Restaurants: Enjoy the rewards, avoid the headaches

At a glance

With many years’ experience assisting clients in the hospitality and leisure sectors, we have developed a genuine expertise in dealing with pubs, bars & restaurants. We have the specialist knowledge to advise on your premises acquisition or disposal, the financing of your expansion, and the specific employment, litigation, intellectual property, construction and tax issues that you may face in these ever evolving sectors.

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"Eugene O’Keeffe’s team at Memery Crystal LLP is particularly known for its retail expertise, where it acts for clients such as Asda and Debenhams. Nicola Kravitz advised Sapcote Developments on the £34m sale of its Power Road Studios to Helical Bar."

The Legal 500 UK - 2016

In detail

Whether you want to acquire or dispose of a pub, bar, brewery or restaurant, we can act for you – dealing with freehold and leasehold properties, tied and free of tie premises, acting for established and emerging operators, we ensure your transaction runs smoothly and efficiently.

We’ve advised on sales and purchases of licensed premises, acted for landlords and tenants, advised on Asset of Community Value issues, assisted with launching numerous new ventures and concepts and we’ve co-founded the Bar and Restaurant Solicitors Group (BARS).

In a sector that never stands still, we finalise deals and find solutions quickly and efficiently, priding ourselves on our sector knowledge and understanding of your business.  From mainstream to niche, multiple sites to boutique premises, your hospitality and leisure venture will thrive with our help.

Recent matters

Advised an international hotel, restaurant and bar operator on its leasehold interests and further expansion plans in the UK.

Assisted Valentina Fine Foods LLP in the acquisition of several A1/A3 deli and restaurant sites. This includes, its flagship restaurant site in Tower Bridge and the acquisition of substantial premises in Battersea.

Provide ongoing general property advice to Caffè Fratelli in relation to their portfolio of coffee shops in London including dealing with lease renewals and site acquisitions.

Acted on the auction sale for £3.5m of the well-known San Domenico Restaurant on the A3 near Cobham.

Advised a pub and hospitality company on all aspects of its portfolio including acquisitions, disposals and refinancing.

Advised a national pub and hospitality operator in connection with various claims for breach of contract, professional negligence, and defective fit-out works.

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