Acquisition of two retail outlets for Waitrose in Guernsey

Ogier’s Guernsey and Jersey offices assisted Waitrose, a leading UK supermarket, acquire two substantial retail businesses in Guernsey and three in Jersey. Lawyers from many disciplines advised on the various legal aspects of the transaction, which saw Waitrose acquire the supermarket stores from the Sandpiper CI Group.

The Commercial Property, Corporate, Competition, Employment, Pension and Employee Benefit teams provided the legal advice on the acquisition, competition, corporate, regulatory, insurance, property, employment and pension elements of the deal.  Ogier worked in conjunction with leading UK law firm Eversheds on this acquisition which is believed to be the most high value commercial property sale ever in Guernsey.