Osborne Clarke has completed its first instruction for Just Eat plc, advising on the acquisition of City Pantry Limited.

City Pantry, founded in 2014, is Europe’s leading B2B catering marketplace, linking caterers and restaurants with corporate customers providing food for their employees or clients. The business currently helps feed more than 120,000 people at 1000 corporate customers every month.

The Osborne Clarke team was led by corporate Partner Edward Persse, who was supported by corporate associates John Jarvis and Annie Nelson. Luolan Dong and Dan Sharman advised on tax matters.

Edward commented: "We are so proud to have advised Just Eat on this significant strategic acquisition. This transaction is one in a continuing series of retail and consumer M&A transactions for Osborne Clarke, reflecting our focus on and investment in the sector."

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

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