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Adam Walford

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Work 020 3755 5756
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Howard Kennedy LLP

Work Department

Real Estate.

Position

Partner. Adam specialises in commercial real estate, particularly in acquisition and disposal work in relation to the retail & leisure (predominantly restaurants) sectors. Adam also undertakes asset management portfolio work for these clients. Additional areas of previous experience include investment and insolvency real estate work. Adam works for a number of household names including, Pizza Hut and Tragus (owner of the Strada, Cafe Rouge and Bella Italia brands) and established and emerging restaurants including, Busaba Eathai and Vapiano.

Career

Trained Finers Stephens Innocent LLP; qualified 2004; partner Finers Stephens Innocent LLP (then Howard Kennedy) 2011.

Leisure

Restaurants, cooking, skiing, art.


London: Real estate

Commercial property

Within: Commercial property

Howard Kennedy LLP provides ‘strong service and excellent industry knowledge’ particularly in relation to the hotel-and-leisure and retail sectors. Eric Gummers, who is ‘very attentive to the details’, specialises in condo-hotels, fractionals, and timeshares; while Adam Walford leads on restaurants work and acts for clients such as Carluccio’s and Samba Brands. On the retail side the team ‘is particularly good at assisting new entrant retail businesses to the UK to get up to speed with local laws and commercial leasing practices’. Retail co-heads Julian Hindmarsh and Nicky Stewart, and ‘fantastic’ senior associate Vanessa Laundon, provide ‘succinct, timely advice’ to a multitude of luxury brands including Honey Birdette and NARS Cosmetics. The practice’s investment work is led by Andrew Collins and Graham Kaye, and in one highlight Collins advised a group of Isle of Man investors on the re-gear of the occupancies of a landmark office building in central London. Paul Springall heads the practice.

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