Paris Baguette is a global bakery chain established in the late 1980’s in Seoul. The chain now has more than 3600 cafes in South Korea, 99 in the United States and 185 in China, Singapore, Vietnam and France. Their offering is high quality baked goods from a café with an Asian infused concept with customers choosing from an array of freshly baked breads, pastries, cakes and freshly made sandwiches and salads.
Thomson Snell & Passmore are delighted to have partnered with this international business with its first foray into the UK market, situated in the turbine hall at the newly redeveloped and very prestigious Battersea power station scheme.
Alisa Sweeney from our commercial property team who also heads up the firms’ food and drink sector, was delighted to guide Paris Baguette and her US and Korean client contacts through the UK legal process for taking a lease which culminated in an October opening after the King of Malaysia opened the centre.
Hot on the heels of Battersea the second café for London was opened in the smart location of Kensington High Street.
Alisa comments “we were thrilled to be involved with this global brand at such an early stage with their entry into the UK market and very much look forward to continuing to assist them on future acquisitions and other elements of UK business law”.