"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
Retail: Possibly your best buying decision
At a glance
From household high street names to emerging companies pioneering new markets, we maximise value for all our retail clients. Advising on all aspects of retail, from real estate to employment, alternative finance to dispute resolution, means we’re thoroughly immersed in the industry. Our outlook is entrepreneurial and empathetic; we know good value when we see it, and that’s what we provide.
We are no longer in a traditional retail world. We’re now in an age where virtual sales outstrip physical transactions in many markets, and where customer loyalty can be lost overnight. To survive and prosper, you need legal advice that’s agile, informed and experienced.
Our long-standing relationships with many retail clients give us a real appreciation of the pressures and opportunities. We advise on acquisitions, such as helping a national garden centre chain expand, and disposals, including advising on Woolworths’ property portfolio.
Our expertise in corporate lending and alternative finance can help you fund redevelopments and stabilise your trading position. We can guide you on public to private ownership and vice versa, on planning and compulsory purchase, trademark protection, property litigation, employment, commercial contracts and more.
It’s often claimed, but in our case it’s true: for retail legal support, we really are your one-stop shop.
Acted as lead assistant to UK market leader in Garden Centres.
Advised on the conditional purchase and pre-let of a supermarket led scheme in South London.
Acted as lead adviser to major new UK carpets retailer in its expansion programme.
Advised a luxury retailer on the acquisition and disposal of various retail units in London (both freehold and leasehold).
Advised an international retailer on its initial entrance into the London market with a lease in Covent Garden.
Advised a well-known furniture and homeware retailer on the statutory renewal and termination of its extensive portfolio of UK leases.
Represented an international supermarket chain on the development of several London and South East sites