Birketts advises Stokke on flagship store at Westfield White City


01 May 2018

Birketts has advised Stokke on its flagship store in the new £600m retail extension at Westfield London in White City: Europe’s largest shopping centre.

The #StokkeLondon brand store has been designed to reflect the very essence of the brand. The minimalistic space, combined with natural Nordic woods to give the true Stokke® experience. The store showcases the full collection and provides customers with an immersive, personalised brand experience to ensure that you have all of the information needed to make the right product choices for you and your family.

Top 100 law firm Birketts advised on all legal matters with Melissa Loucas, Head of Retail at Birketts leading the transaction. Assistance was provided by colleagues Andrew Ridout, Laura Jones and Edward Long.

Stokke AS was founded in Norway in 1932 and provides worldwide distribution of premium children furniture and equipment. Stokke designs smart, sustainable products that promote bonding and healthy development for children and their families.

Melissa Loucas, Head of Retail and Partner in Birketts' Commercial Property Team , said: “I am delighted that we have been able to advise Stokke on this exciting new venture. We were able to draw upon our sector expertise and marry that with a multi-disciplined team to finalise all matters within the agreed timeframe.”

Melissa continued: “This transaction demonstrates Birketts’ retail and property expertise. Despite ongoing reports of restructurings, store closures and diminishing sales, we are working with a number of retailers who have boldly announced expansion plans both internationally and in the UK.”

Calum MacGregor, Area Sales Manager UK, NL & IRL at Stokke, added: “We selected Birketts to advise as we wanted to work with commercially-minded lawyers who understand the challenges of our sector. In every instruction I received sound advice; with a team who are solutions focussed, diligent and knowledgeable. This, combined with swift response times and crystal clear communication, have ensured our continued confidence in a high level of service being provided.”