Restaurants

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CMS’ leading Hospitality and Leisure Team provide domestic and international support to some of the world’s fastest growing restaurant businesses and concepts. Our full service offering provides a seamless service to up-and-coming as well as global and sophisticated hospitality business.

We give our clients technical and commercial insight based on our contacts and knowledge across the entire leisure sector. Whether it’s acquiring some of the highest profile restaurant groups around or advising the premium or fast casual dining market, our practice is familiar with our client’s requirements.

We have particularly gained increasing recognition for winning roles on high profile M&A deals in the restaurant sector and are proud to be the leading firm in regards to this in the leisure sector.

We have significant experience advising clients on a variety of matters in the restaurant sector. For buyers and sellers of restaurant chains, franchisors of their concepts, property developers, investors and founders on the establishment of new businesses, outsourcing contractual agreements, health and safety provisions, trademark brand protection and helping clients with their dispute issues.

CMS not only offers a full menu of legal services but also can provide access to an unrivalled network of contacts of owners, executives, investors and funders.

A truly international offering, from Dubai to Amsterdam, Chile to Switzerland, our lawyers are there where you need them.

17/06/2022
Highlights of our recent experience in Restaurants in the UK
D&D London - MBO backed by LDC and on the acquisitions of the business and assets of the bar and restaurant in Madison at One New Change.Fat Duck Group - Various corporate advisory matters.Tortilla Mexican...
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Kernel - webinars for the Food & Drink sector
The CMS Scotland Food & Drink team is delighted to share details of Kernel, our webinar series.   The sessions are designed to support you on current legal issues affecting the Scottish Food & Drink industry and provide regular updates on key developments.
24/11/2022
Kernel 2022
The CMS Scotland Food & Drink team is delighted to share details of Kernel, our webinar series.  The sessions are designed to support you on current legal issues affecting the Scottish food and drink...
17/06/2022
Highlights of our recent experience in Restaurants in the UK
D&D London - MBO backed by LDC and on the acquisitions of the business and assets of the bar and restaurant in Madison at One New Change.Fat Duck Group - Various corporate advisory matters.Tortilla Mexican...
08/06/2022
All wrapped up!
CMS Scotland and Food & Drink Federation Scotland are hosting a webinar on 8th June looking at the key practical issues and opportunities facing businesses arising from changes to plastics, packaging...
24/05/2022
CMS supports Tortilla on acquisition of Chilango
International law firm CMS has advised long-term restaurant client Tortilla Mexican Grill Plc (Tortilla), on the acquisition of all the issued shares of Chilango Limited (Chilango) for a total of £2.75m...
20/05/2021
CMS Hospitality Bitesize series - The growth in popularity of Management...
A lively panel discussion on the growing popularity of management agreements outside of the traditional hotel industry – where the restaurants, gyms, bars, members clubs and the wider leisure sector...
05/03/2020
Novel coronavirus and the hotel sector
Global tourism and hotel revenues are currently being severely affected as a result of the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) in late 2019. Protecting staff and guests The World Health Organization...
08/11/2017
CMS advises global hospitality and food service leader Delaware North on...
International law firm CMS has advised international food service and hospitality company, Delaware North, on the acquisition of Magicgoal Ltd, the owner of quick-service UK concepts Prime Burger, Rotisserie...