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Osborne Clarke advises Fortnum & Mason on its new store opening in Hong Kong


Written on 28 November 2019

International legal practice Osborne Clarke has advised Fortnum & Mason on the opening of its new store in Hong Kong this month, which marks its first standalone store and restaurant opening outside of the UK.

Fortnum & Mason is a renowned retailer and hospitality business, world famous for its iconic store at 181 Piccadilly, London. The retailer has been seeing consistent year-on-year growth despite the overall down trend on the high street.

The new Hong Kong restaurant and store are set within Victoria Dockside’s pioneering cultural hub of K11 MUSEA.

Fortnum & Mason is a long-established client of Osborne Clarke and the firm is pleased Fortnum & Mason turned to its specialist International Transactional Retail and local Hong Kong teams for this significant step in its history. Partner Marcus Vass led the Osborne Clarke team advising Fortnum & Mason in relation to the new Hong Kong store opening with the assistance of Partner Tim Birt, Senior Associate Jonathan Culley (providing construction and projects advice), and associates James Salisbury and Charlotte Groom (commercial). Partner Alice Li led the Hong Kong team’s provision of local regulatory advice.

Osborne Clarke’s retail and consumer team is considered the go-to practice in the sector, advising on everything from eCommerce, payments and brand, through to employee and property issues, fulfillment, franchises and corporate governance and regulation across multiple jurisdictions.