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2 December, 2018 - 23:15 By Kate Sweeney

Birketts helps American Vintage in King’s Cross venture

Law firm Birketts has advised American Vintage on the opening of its store in Coal Drops Yard, the new Heatherwick-Studio designed shopping and lifestyle district in King’s Cross.

Coal Drops Yard, which was originally established in 1850 to handle the eight million tonnes of coal delivered to London each year, will now become home to over 50 stores, restaurants and cafés. The store is the fashion brand’s fifth UK store (in addition to King’s Road, Westbourne Grove Notting Hill, Marylebone and Westfield, White City) and will house the latest Autumn/Winter ‘18 collection, loungewear and iconic DNA collection.

Birketts advised on all legal matters with Keith Andrews, operating from the firm’s Ipswich office, leading the transaction. Assistance was provided by Mark Elgar.

Andrews, senior associate in Birketts’ Commercial Property team, said: “To see the redevelopment of Coal Drops Yard as a vibrant new shopping district at the centre of King’s Cross has been tremendously exciting.”

Capucine Boudet, in-house lawyer at American Vintage, added: “Birketts were recommended to us when we were working on our first store opening in the UK and have now acted on the acquisition of all our UK sites. 

“They have been a great help guiding us through the legal process which is quite different to that in other countries where we operate.”

• Picture courtesy of American Vintage

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