Adam Walford > Howard Kennedy LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Howard Kennedy LLP
NO.1 LONDON BRIDGE
LONDON
SE1 9BG
England

Work Department

Real Estate.

Position

Adam Walford advises household name restaurants and retailers on their real estate occupancy needs, growth strategies and asset management needs. He leads the Investment, Landlord and Tenant team and is head of the Retail & Leisure group.

He is a solicitor specialising in commercial real estate, particularly in acquisition and disposal work for the restaurant and retail sectors.

Adam has an extensive and varied client base, including restaurant owners, occupiers, investors, and developers. He acts for global brands and quoted companies, as well as, household names like Carluccio’s, Pizza Hut, Patty&Bun, and Tortilla.

He also supports some of the most exciting new brands in the sector. This breadth of experience is unusual. He lives and breathes the restaurant business, working closely with the wider sector team to benefit shared clients with a wealth of insight.

Whether a client is buying a chain of 200 outlets, developing a brand new concept, branching out from a first success, or simply reviewing their staff contracts, he aims to be their first port of call.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Real estate > Commercial property: corporate occupiers

A single office London firm providing a ‘superb service and excellent responsiveness’, Howard Kennedy LLP supports on headquarter relocations and acquisitions, lease variation and surrendering matters, occupancy-related disputes and asset management affairs. Adam Walford is the key contact for corporate occupier matters and is able to leverage market leading expertise in the retail and leisure sectors. Nicky Stewart and Kate Woodgate co-lead the development offering which provides a full lifecycle service on both commercial and residential projects with a prominent track record in joint venture projects involving international investors.

London > Real estate > Commercial property: development

A single office London firm providing a ‘superb service and excellent responsiveness’, Howard Kennedy LLP supports on headquarter relocations and acquisitions, lease variation and surrendering matters, occupancy-related disputes and asset management affairs. Adam Walford is the key contact for corporate occupier matters and is able to leverage market leading expertise in the retail and leisure sectors. Nicky Stewart and Kate Woodgate co-lead the development offering which provides a full lifecycle service on both commercial and residential projects with a prominent track record in joint venture projects involving international investors.

London > Industry focus > Hospitality and leisure

Howard Kennedy LLP‘s multidisciplinary hotels, hospitality and leisure team is a one-stop shop, advising on M&A transactions and advisory work. A significant portion of work over the last year has involved Covid crisis management, with the practice providing strategic advice on non-payment of rent claims and debt proceedings. Department head Adam Walford focuses on asset management and the acquisition and disposal of commercial property, concentrating particularly on restaurants.