International law firm Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD) has advised high-end womenswear retailer Me+Em on the opening of its new London store in the coveted Battersea Power Station shopping centre.

WBD has a longstanding relationship with Me+Em and handles all of its legal property work in the UK. The firm recently advised Me+Em on its expansion plans in New York as well as the acquisition of its new head office at The Westworks, in White City Place, West London's creative campus. 

With seven stores and a number of concessions in the UK, the Me+Em brand is expanding significantly and last year raised £55 million in new funding to be used to further its international growth ambitions.

Associate Sarah Dinshaw and Partner Nikki Jonas, who work in WBD's UK-wide real estate team, advised on the lease agreement with Battersea Power Station.

Sarah Dinshaw commented:

"It has been a pleasure to work with the Me+Em team on this latest store opening at Battersea Power Station mall, a Grade II* listed building and one of London's most sought-after locations. Our real estate expertise, combined with our strong track record in the retail sector, meant we were able to facilitate a smooth completion for our client and we look forward to working with them as they continue on their impressive growth journey."

Phil Mickler, Chief Operating Officer at Me+Em, added:

"Womble Bond Dickinson is one of our trusted legal advisors and we're very grateful for their continued support. The firm has the necessary expertise across the team to deal with all of our property needs and Sarah and Nikki are always proactive and pragmatic is helping us understand the longer-term potential considerations."

Ranking in the UK's top 20 law firms, WBD provides legal expertise in twelve key sectors from across eight UK offices and 23 in the US. The firm advises national and international clients on key issues combining legal expertise and sector knowledge. As a leading retail law firm in the UK, the firm's clients include Kingfisher Group, Colgate-Palmolive, Whitbread (Premier Inn), Specsavers and New Look.

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