Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD) has advised high-street retailer Ann Summers on the opening of a new store in Glasgow. The new shop is located within Buchanan Galleries and becomes the retail giant's third city centre store.

Ann Summers is a long-standing client of the firm, who provide a full service including looking after all of their UK property and having previously advised the iconic British lingerie retailer on lease variations for its Glasgow Fort and Argyle Street stores. The WBD team advising on the Buchanan Galleries shop was led by Partner Nikki Powell and Managing Associate Clare Lamond from the firm's real estate practice.

Nikki Powell commented:

"Ann Summers has been a staple on the British high-street for decades and after the uncertainty created by the pandemic, we are delighted to have advised them on this latest opportunity to expand their operations in Scotland with a new store in Glasgow."

John Boyle, Chief Financial Officer at Ann Summers, commented:

"We are thrilled to have increased our presence in Glasgow with the opening of our third city centre store at Buchanan Galleries. We are grateful to Nikki and the team at Womble Bond Dickinson for once again delivering practical and commercial advice - their experience and deep sector expertise in the retail arena is invaluable."

WBD's full-service Retail & Hospitality sector practice comprises over 150 lawyers and represents many of the world's best-known brands including ME&EM, Footlocker and New Look. For more information, visit our Retail & Hospitality page.