Recently acted on the real estate side in respect of the restructuring of two national pub companies.
Advising leading multiple managed house late night venue and restaurant and pub operators on ongoing leasehold acquisitions.
Leo has also regularly advised on the following:
Acquisitions of distressed business assets out of pre-pack administration or sales from Administrators.
Acquisition of hotel development sites whether freehold or leasehold (e.g. approximately 25 individual sites over the last 3 years).
Disposal or acquisition of tenanted and/or managed pubs, bars, restaurants (both branded and unbranded) and hotels; dealing with all relating issues including the sale and purchase of stock and F&F, employees (including the application of TUPE), VAT (including TOGC considerations), Capital Allowances and warranties.
Disposal and Acquisition of Café Bars.
Refurbishment and extensions.
Property aspects of securitisations/refinancing of managed or tenanted public house estates eg refinancing of 1,000 house estate.
Negotiating Section 106 and Section 278 Agreements and other statutory agreements, electricity sub-station leases and deeds of easement relating to servicing.
Dealing with relevant aspects of planning and construction law in development/re-development cases.
General estate work; licences to assign and for alterations; release of restrictive covenants and advice on general estate management issues.
Sale and lease-back and options to take premises in new developments.
Rights to light and other impediments to development.
Granting tied tenancies for tenanted pub estates.
“Leo expertly handles all of our property legal transactions and has proved to be an expert in this field. Over a number of years he has developed an extensive knowledge of our property portfolio and the wider London market in general. I would not hesitate in recommending Leo and his team for the hospitality industry”