Adams Canary Wharf launch scoops Waitrose as new client

Adams fledgling Canary Wharf office has won upmarket supermarket chain Waitrose as a new client.

The East London firm has won the mandate to advise Waitrose on all legal issues, except real estate work, relating to the supermarket’s Canary Wharf branch.

The appointment is a coup for Adams, which opened in Canary Wharf on 1 September in a bid to reposition itself as a boutique corporate and finance practice.

The opening followed a change in the firm’s strategy last year to move its business away from being a traditional high street practice.

Waitrose, which is owned by John Lewis, also outsources work to Dechert, Freeman Box and Lovells.